By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans have a favorable view of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and think she will win the 2016 presidential election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. Fifty-seven percent of Americans who were aware of Clinton hold a favorable opinion of her, compared to 43 percent who see her negatively, according to the online survey. Nearly one-quarter of Republicans said they had a favorable view of Clinton, a Democrat. While Clinton has not yet declared her candidacy for the White House, she is widely viewed as the front-runner if she does run.
President Barack Obama lists assets worth between $1.95 million and $7.15 million, of which $1 million to $5 million were in Treasury notes, according to financial disclosure forms released on Thursday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, in April reported income of $503,183 last year. As president, Obama is entitled to a $400,000 salary. In financial disclosure forms released on Thursday, the president reported outside income of between about $180,000 and $482,000 from book royalties and investments.
Tonight’s campaign fundraiser for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District hopeful Marjorie Margolies is just like any campaign fundraiser featuring an appearance by Hillary Clinton. Except the candidate, who happens to be Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, won’t be there. Margolies’ absence from her own fundraiser might surprise those...
“Brutal tactics.” “Record of atrocities.” “Gross violations of human rights.” Top U.S. government officials spoke those words Thursday at a Senate hearing about Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls. But they said them about Nigeria’s government and military, not the Islamic terrorist group that burst into international consciousness with its actions last month.