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Clinton mulls idea of White House run, aware of 'challenges'

By Philip Barbara WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton acknowledges that she is wrestling with whether to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, well aware of the "political and governmental challenges" she would face if she wins. The former U.S. secretary of state and first lady said in an interview with New York magazine that has not decided if she will run and is trying to be "both pragmatic and realistic."

Weiner scandal an embarrassment to Bill and Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON - The summer sex scandal engulfing Anthony Weiner keeps getting seamier with bikini shots of his latest young sexting partner splashed in the pages of a New York City tabloid on Monday along with allegations that Bill and Hillary Clinton want him to drop his bid to become mayor of America's biggest metropolis.

Hillary Clinton movie mania: now CNN Films is doing a documentary

By Sara Morrison LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Filmmakers just can't seem to get enough Hillary Clinton these days. CNN Films announced Monday that it's set to produce a feature-length documentary about the presumptive Democratic presidential front-runner for 2016 that will debut in theaters and on the news channel in 2014. Charles Ferguson, whose "Inside Job" won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2011, will direct. No name nor exact release date is yet known.

Quit now, Democrats tell embattled Weiner

A majority of New York Democrats want disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner out of the race to be the city's next mayor, according to a poll published on Monday. Weiner, who admitted last week to conducting a steamy cyber affair a year after similar conduct forced him to resign from Congress, has already been urged to quit by Democrat bigwigs. The latest survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute, found 53 percent of registered Democrats want him to quit the race, against 40 percent who say he should continue to campaign.

Abedin's motivations under scrutiny as she stands by her sexting husband again

WASHINGTON - For years, she's been a sad feature of American politics -- the sombre political wife, standing by her man amid revelations of sexual impropriety. Hillary Clinton, Silda Spitzer, Elizabeth Edwards, Wendy Vitter, to name just a few — they've all appeared beside disgraced politicians, in stricken silence or in resolute defence, as the flawed men they chose for husbands have made public confessions of extra-marital misdeeds and asked for forgiveness from Americans.

Weiner says he won't quit mayoral race despite new sex-chat scandal

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said Tuesday he won't drop out despite the revelation of racy correspondence with a young woman — which she says began months after he resigned from the U.S. Congress for similar behaviour. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner told a news conference, just hours after he confirmed exchanging sexually explicit photos and text messages online. "There was no question that what I did was wrong," he added.

Weiner in hot water for sending lewd online messages -- after original scandal

WASHINGTON - Anthony Weiner was back in the scandal spotlight on Tuesday, admitting to fresh accusations of lewd online messages sent to a young woman — this time, with his wife by his side pledging her allegiance, even as he confessed to bad behaviour a year after his resignation from Congress. Weiner, the former congressman now running for New York City mayor, said the messages were "nothing new" and were part and parcel of the many issues he's spent the past two years working through with his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary Clinton adviser.

Hillary Clinton would like to see a woman U.S. president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton has fed speculation that she might run for the White House in 2016 by telling an audience in Canada that she would like to see a woman president in the United States in her lifetime. "Let me say this, hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime," Clinton told a private audience in Toronto. "And whether it's next time or the next time after that, it really depends on women stepping up and subjecting themselves to the political process, which is very difficult."

Missouri senator joins effort urging Hillary Clinton to seek presidency

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not committed to a run for president in 2016 but on Tuesday she picked up an endorsement from Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who announced she is supporting a group encouraging Clinton to run for the White House again. McCaskill, who in 2008 backed Barack Obama over Clinton in the Democratic primaries, became the first member of Congress to announce her support for Clinton.

Clinton never questioned in Benghazi probe

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was never questioned by investigators looking into the attack on the US mission in Libya that claimed the life of the US ambassador, a head of the internal probe said Sunday. Ambassador Thomas Pickering said he and retired admiral Mike Mullen interviewed Clinton near the end of their investigation into the September 11 attack in Benghazi but saw no need to question her about her role.
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