Hillary Clinton hasn’t hit the campaign trail yet on behalf of Democrats running in 2018, but that isn’t stopping Republicans from using the former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee as a reliable campaign boogeyman.
In Pennsylvania’s special election earlier this month, a super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan handed out door-hangers that featured Clinton and Nancy Pelosi to attack Democrat Conor Lamb.
And over the past two weeks, Republicans have tried to tie vulnerable Democratic senators to comments Clinton made at a recent event in India that were seen as a knock at more conservative areas of the country, in which she said she “won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.” President Donald Trump, she said, ran a backward-looking campaign.
Family’s SUV goes over a cliff, leaving authorities seeking 3 children and clues to what happened:
It’s a mystery that has only deepened.
In the three days since a passerby happened to notice an SUV upside-down at the bottom of a cliff along the California coast, investigators have determined that five members of the same family were killed in the crash.
But three of the family’s children are missing, and investigators say it’s not even certain they were in the SUV at the time it tumbled 100 feet into the sea.
Among the missing is a teenage boy who drew national headlines when he appeared in a touching photo at a protest a few years ago.
Danica Patrick Confirms Final Race Will Be 2018 Indianapolis 500:
Danica Patrick reiterated Wednesday the 2018 Indianapolis 500 on May 27 will be the final start of her racing career.
Patrick posted a message on Twitter after Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcomed her back to the IndyCar Series for her farewell event.
“In the words of my first win…it’s been a long time coming,” she wrote. “It will be here before we know it. And it will be gone. And I can’t think of a better way to go.”
Patrick announced her decision to retire in November.
Black students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School want to be heard:
Some African-American students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida say their voices have been ignored by the media and others in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting.
“The Black Lives Matter movement has been addressing (gun violence) since the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, yet we have never seen this kind of support for our cause and we surely do not feel the lives or voices of minorities are valued as much as those of our white counterpart,” student Tyah-Amoy Roberts told reporters this week, according to CNN affiliate WPEC-TV.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former Stoneman Douglas student, roamed the hallways of the 1200 building on campus February 14 for several minutes, targeting victims huddled in classrooms on the first and second floors, killing 17 people in one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.
Russia expels US diplomats and shuts consulate in tit-for-tat move:
Russia will expel 60 US diplomats and close the US Consulate in St. Petersburg, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday, in retaliation for a similar move by Washington.
The 60 diplomats — 58 from the US mission in Moscow and two from Yekaterinburg — were declared “persona non grata” for activities “incompatible with diplomatic status,” the ministry said, ordering them to leave the country by April 5.
US Ambassador Jon Huntsman had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry to be told of the decision, Lavrov said.
In response, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Moscow “should not be acting like a victim.”