E-mails shed light on Clinton’s leadership style

(Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images)

DEBRIEF | To assuage concerns that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign would be a repeat of the chaotic operation she ran in 2008, her advisers have often pointed to her time at the State Department. But a trove of newly released e-mails suggests that, while serving as secretary of state, she remained unable to separate her longtime loyalties from the business at hand.

Latest Politics News

Senate rejects compromise bill on surveillance

Senate rejects compromise bill on surveillance

The measure would have ended the NSA’s bulk collection of private phone records. The legal authority for the existing program is set to expire June 1.

Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

Democrats set aside labor concerns and join Republicans in support of the president’s agenda.

Republicans’ Josh Duggar problem

There’s no shortage of photos on the Internet of Josh Duggar posing with GOP elite. And that’s a problem now.

Where Washington’s Jewish elite worship

Where Washington’s Jewish elite worship

A look at the elite Washington synagogue that has hosted presidents all the way back to Ulysses S. Grant.

Clinton says she’s not running for a ‘third term’ of her husband or Obama

Clinton says she’s not running for a ‘third term’ of her husband or Obama

Clinton is attempting a balancing act in how she treats the legacies of former president Bill Clinton and the current president.

Hillary Clinton: ‘No role whatsoever for American soldiers on the ground’ in Iraq

Hillary Clinton: ‘No role whatsoever for American soldiers on the ground’ in Iraq

The Democratic frontrunner disagrees with many Republicans calling for a return of ground forces to assist the Baghdad government in its fight against the Islamic State.

E-mails shed light on Clinton’s leadership style

E-mails shed light on Clinton’s leadership style

DEBRIEF | To assuage concerns that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign would be a repeat of the chaotic operation she ran in 2008, her advisers have often pointed to her time at the State Department. But a trove of newly released e-mails suggests that, while serving as secretary of state, she remained unable to separate her longtime loyalties from the business at hand.

Video

Texas Roundup: Cannabis oil, execution drugs and fracking bans

Texas Roundup: Cannabis oil, execution drugs and fracking bans

Texas lawmakers endorse allowing epilepsy patients to use cannabis oil for treatment. Gov. Greg Abbott wastes little time signing the "Denton fracking bill" into law.

Rick Santorum’s got a point: Nothing helps poll numbers like winning

Rick Santorum’s got a point: Nothing helps poll numbers like winning

He was at 4 percent when he won Iowa.

Obama: Israel’s government should live up to the nation’s founding ideals

Obama: Israel’s government should live up to the nation’s founding ideals

The president told the congregation at a Washington synagogue that he has “high expectations” for Israelis.

Quiz: Which Bush said it?

Quiz: Which Bush said it?

Do you know your H.W. quotes from your Jeb quotes?

O’Malley has trips planned to Iowa and N.H. after ‘special announcement’

O’Malley has trips planned to Iowa and N.H. after ‘special announcement’

The former Maryland governor is scheduled to hit the trail quickly after telling voters he’s in.

Clinton targets GOP Congress as 2016 bid starts to kick into higher gear

Clinton targets GOP Congress as 2016 bid starts to kick into higher gear

Her remarks in New Hampshire hint at the contours of the full-scale campaign to come.

The four levels of access to Hillary Clinton

The four levels of access to Hillary Clinton

Donors are at the top.

Video

Comedians jab Obama’s Twitter

Comedians jab Obama’s Twitter

From his bio to a conversation with Bill Clinton, hosts have a lot to say about Obama’s Twitter account.

The long-term rise of the urban American west

The long-term rise of the urban American west

New Census numbers show the continuation of a stunning long-term trend.

Video

More money, more e-mails, more problems for Hillary Clinton

More money, more e-mails, more problems for Hillary Clinton

Each week seems to bring more distracting news for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, from previously undisclosed payments to the Clinton Foundation to the e-mails she wrote about the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. What does it all mean this time? The Fix's Chris Cillizza explains.

Money and time are running out for VA’s Denver hospital

Money and time are running out for VA’s Denver hospital

Senate is expected to vote on lifting spending cap by $100 million, but that only buys three weeks more for project that is already $1 billion over budget.

How do you (try to) stop fast-track trade authority? With three separate filibusters.

How do you (try to) stop fast-track trade authority? With three separate filibusters.

People thought trade might be an area of consensus under divided government. Maybe not.

Senate panel backs allowing vets to ask about medical pot for PTSD

Senate panel backs allowing vets to ask about medical pot for PTSD

A Senate panel supports a proposal that would allow VA to recommend medical marijuana for everything from back pain to depression to flashbacks.

That time Mike Lee accused Chris Christie of ‘political pornography’

That time Mike Lee accused Chris Christie of ‘political pornography’

“I think Mr. Christie should be ashamed of himself.“

Why these women protested police brutality, topless

The group wanted to highlight how police treat black women.

Why would Hillary Clinton join LinkedIn? Is it even still a thing?

Why would Hillary Clinton join LinkedIn? Is it even still a thing?

LinkedIn: the untapped social network for politics.

Republicans are not pleased with the Republicans running Congress

Republicans are not pleased with the Republicans running Congress

Only about a third of Republicans think leaders are keeping campaign promises.

READ IN: Good Night, Good Luck, Win Awards Edition

Trade, highways, NSA between Senate and long weekend; WH briefing on USA Freedom bill; Clinton Foundation discloses another $26m; ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ debuts on Senate floor; and happy Facebook Friday!

Jimmy Kimmel’s training video for Capitol police on bathroom breaks

Officers have left their guns in the bathroom three times this year so far.

Presidential outreach to American Jews: A brief history

Presidential outreach to American Jews: A brief history

President Obama makes a rare visit to a U.S. synagogue on Friday.

Clinton’s claim that it takes longer to start a business in the U.S. than in Canada or France

Clinton’s claim that it takes longer to start a business in the U.S. than in Canada or France

This factoid is based on serious data, but the more you dig, the less relevant it becomes.

Is Obama weighing a Cuba visit sometime soon?

The White House press secretary says a visit could come before the end of his term in office.

RFK awards recognize late Post photographer Michel du Cille

His work on the Ebola crisis in West Africa is honored.

NSA surveillance authority lurches closer to expiration

NSA surveillance authority lurches closer to expiration

Senate remains divided on how to proceed with renewal of bulk phone-record collection program.

Boy Scouts president warns that ban on gay leaders threatens organization

Boy Scouts president warns that ban on gay leaders threatens organization

Scouting must keep up with the times or face “the end of us as a national movement,” Robert Gates said.

Sidney Blumenthal says he will cooperate with Benghazi panel

The longtime adviser sent then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton more than two dozen back-channel reports about unrest in Libya.

Obama takes step to mend relations with speech at Adas Israel synagogue

Obama takes step to mend relations with speech at Adas Israel synagogue

His visit is intended to mark Jewish American Heritage Month and connect with the community.

Rick Santorum calls Fox News debate rules ‘arbitrary’ and unfair to voters

Rick Santorum calls Fox News debate rules ‘arbitrary’ and unfair to voters

Fox News wants to use national polls to pick debate participants. Santorum says that’s “not a rational way.”

Civil service reform can affect millions, but draws little attention

A Senate subcommittee hearing on civil service reform draws little attention, though the issue could affect the livelihood of millions of federal employees and their families.

How long did it take a unanimous Senate to confirm two judges?

How long did it take a unanimous Senate to confirm two judges?

The Senate, long gridlocked over judicial nominations, managed to confirm two GOP-supported trial judges