1. Jon Stewart ardently tries to get Hillary Clinton to declare her presidential run, kind of succeeds

    The former Secretary of State played coy, but Stewart all but made the announcement for her

     

  2. Take a look at this week’s cover, featuring Hillary Clinton’s inevitable run at the presidency.

     

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  4. 22 books to read in 2014

    A roundup of notable books slated for release in 2014, including new works by David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Herman Koch, Rebecca Mead, and more

     


  5. [The] gloves are coming off — this is hand-to-hand combat, and the GOP will not be the Jay Z to Hillary’s Solange.
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    Stephen Colbert figures out that Hillary Clinton is Solange to the GOP’s Jay Z

    After a Harry Potter quip and very well-received jokes about how Hillary got to the White House the first time around, Colbert reached a not-very-surprising conclusion about what to expect in the 2016 race. Hint: It rhymes with bud-clinging.

     


  6. When did you start caring so much about the brain fitness of those who have to hold the Oval Office?
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    Jon Stewart turns the tables on Karl Rove for his Hillary Clinton conspiracy

    Not even Karl Rove seems convinced about the wisdom of Rove’s suggestion that possible 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage in late 2012. 

     


  7. If there’s one thing the conservative media is known for, it’s letting things go.
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    Stephen Colbert gleefully tackles Fox News’s Hillary Clinton-Monica Lewinsky conspiracies

    On the Fox News side of the political spectrum, noted Stephen Colbert on Monday night’s Colbert Report, the lens was more narrowly focused on why Hillary got Vanity Fair to run the Lewinsky essay now.

     

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  9. 18%
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    The net decline in Hillary Clinton’s favorable ratings this year.

    Why is Hillary Clinton’s popularity sliding?

     

  10. Does Hillary Clinton have an Anthony Weiner problem?

    "The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did," a Democratic source tells the New York Post.

     

  11. Cartoon of the day: Getting comfy 
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  12. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton momentarily lost her cool Wednesday morning during a hearing on the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, blasting Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) after he accused the White House of misleading the public about the attack. (Watch the video here) Johnson started things off by dismissing her assertion that the immediate aftermath of the attack was too chaotic for the State Department to “interfere” and determine the precise nature of the attack. “I realize that’s a good excuse,” Johnson said.

    "Well, no, it’s the fact," Clinton tartly responded. 

    Johnson continued to assail the administration for its initial claim that the attack stemmed from a spontaneous riot. That’s when Clinton went off (it starts around the 2:55 mark in the video above): "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?"

    She went on to say, “It is our job to figure out what happened, and to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.”

    Democrats have long viewed the GOP’s obsession with Benghazi as a political witch hunt, and Clinton’s impassioned response is already being seen as an expression of frustration at how Republicans have politicized the issue. Republicans, on the other hand, suggest that Clinton herself is the one politicizing the issue.

    On Benghazi, Clinton gets mad

    Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

     

  13. Cartoon of the day: Biden’s future
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    (Source: theweek.com)