Hillary Clinton and President Obama. (Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton tries to distance herself from the attack on the president in which she intended to distance herself from his foreign policy record. “Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to ‘make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him’ when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview.” It reminds me of the Groucho Marx line: “Here are my principles. If you don’t like them I have other principles.”

It’s time even for libertarians to abandon the fantasy: “No, we really can’t replace the safety net with charity.”

Hillary Clinton is so estranged from the White House this could be David Axelrod. “She’s got to explain why serving as Barack Obama’s secretary of State she shouldn’t be held accountable for being the one who implemented those policies. . . . ” (It’s actually former VP Dick Cheney.)

Democrats need to get over the dream that Michelle Nunn is a swell Senate candidate. On the leaked Nunn campaign memo: “In the lengthy section of the memo titled ‘campaign finance plan,’ the authors break potential cash cows into subherds like trial lawyers, gays and Asians, each of which represents a ‘huge opportunity’ because its members tend to possess ‘substantial resources.’ Jews, too, represent a ‘tremendous financial opportunity,’ according to the memo. But the advisers also caution that Nunn’s level of Jewish support will be contingent on her position on Israel. That position? ‘TBD.’ Oy.” Indeed.

In other words, if someone suggests another shutdown run the other way. “It is far too early to rule anything in or out of an agenda for a potential Republican Congress in 2015. Certainly, it will be necessary to pursue an aggressive plan of some sort, including on health care, to give voters a sense of the direction the GOP would like to pursue. But the targets should be carefully chosen to bolster prospects for the Republican presidential candidates, not undermine them.”

She failed miserably to disassociate herself from her employer who funds Hamas.”Hugh Hewitt grilled reporter Soledad O’Brien Monday evening for accepting money from the government of Qatar, which is the top financier of the terror group Hamas and also has provided funds to other Islamist groups. Hewitt asked O’Brien, who does work for the Qatari government’s Al Jazeera news station, how she justified being paid by a government that supports terrorism.” Spoiler alert: She couldn’t.

You can understand why Democrats will flee when he arrives in their state. “President Barack Obama is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections that will determine who controls Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.”

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Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.