Friday Must Reads: Clinton, Selma, and Dems Help Boehner

This morning POLITICO has a very good story on the troubles that Hillary Clinton faces from the email scandal.  Forty percent of Democratic insiders in Iowa and New Hampshire said the recent disclosures about her secret email accounts, combined with stories of foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, are breaking through beyond the Beltway bubble. MORE…

Good reads from both POLITICO and the Washington Post on President Barack Obama’s weekend trip to Selma, Alabama. He will join former President George W. Bush for the will be at the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. There are rumors that Oprah Winfrey will show up, and even that Lady Gaga will sing. MORE..

Meanwhile, a large number of U.S. lawmakers are headed for Selma, for a large commemoration of a civil rights anniversary. But their ranks don’t include a single member of House Republican leadership — a point that isn’t lost on congressional black leaders. MORE...

The Hill has a great article on how House Democrats are protecting Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio)  from the Tea Party Republicans. They are contemplating a bid to oust the Speaker but he is getting protection from of all people the House Democrats are stopping any attempts to unseat Boehner. Without the Dems help there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. MORE…

 

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