[POLITICO] Did you really think Bill Clinton ...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of is... was going to sit on the sidelines and let Bernie Sanders ...The only openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords... ruin everything?
Hillary Clinton ... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Tallyrand ... 's campaign had always planned to deploy the former president as a rainmaker this fall, and people involved with her fundraising operation expect him to start pitching in for the top pro-Clinton super PAC too. Yet -- to no one's surprise -- Bill (a.k.a. "The Big Dog" in Clintonland) gradually is expanding his influence into other facets of her White House bid, using media interviews about his charity work to make the case for his wife's candidacy and, according to Tammany hangers-on close to the campaign, quietly participating in high-level discussions about 2016.
"He's such a battery charger," explained one longtime Clinton friend and Washington ally -- changing the metaphor in mid-sentence to reflect the campaign's summer swoon. "He's like paddles on the heart."
Hillary kicked off her campaign this spring while nudging her husband to the sidelines -- and emphasizing that she, not he, was firmly in control of her second presidential run. Bill Clinton did a lot better campaigning for himself than for other people. I think his record for people on whose behalf he's appealed has been considerably under 50:50...
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.