A rare glimpse into Clinton’s speaking career

Hillary Clinton speaks to students at UCLA in March.

Private e-mails detail the numerous stage and green room requests Hillary Clinton’s representatives made for a $300,000 speech at UCLA. Critics argue that such carefully staged events and lucrative speaking fees could complicate Clinton’s ability to run a 2016 campaign around the struggles of the middle class.

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Monkey Cage!

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Tough Texas gets results by going softer on crime

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A rare glimpse into Clinton’s speaking career

A rare glimpse into Clinton’s speaking career

Private e-mails detail the numerous stage and green room requests Hillary Clinton’s representatives made for a $300,000 speech at UCLA. Critics argue that such carefully staged events and lucrative speaking fees could complicate Clinton’s ability to run a 2016 campaign around the struggles of the middle class.

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Oregon, for its breweries, is the Best State in America

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At 22, Cory Booker wrote a column about Rodney King. He could have written it today.

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California bill would require retailers, restaurants to pay their employees double on holidays

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The 'Boehner brine'

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What we talk about when we talk about talking about politics at Thanksgiving

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How to be hyperpartisan this Thanksgiving: Eat what the presidents ate

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New Jersey bill would ban stores from opening before 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving

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What about those less fortunate turkeys given to the White House?

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Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?

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Five points to ponder on the immigration directives

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In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

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