McCaskii was an Obama supporter in 2008. “Regardless of who you supported for president back then, we can all agree today that there is nobody better equipped to be our next president than Hillary Clinton,” McCaskill said.
“It’s important that we start early, building a grass-roots army from the ground up, and effectively using the tools of the Internet – all things that President Obama did so successfully – so that if Hillary does decide to run, we’ll be ready to help her win.”
AOC also supports Hillary Clinton for 2016 and also Allyson Schwartz in her bid to unseat Pa Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014.
2. A new poll released by Quinnipiac University puts Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz in the lead of hopefuls to unseat GOP Gov. Tom Corbett in 2013. Schwartz beat the sitting governor by 10 points, 45 percent to 35 percent.
Schwartz also had the most support among a mostly unknown field of Democrats vying to run against Corbett, with 18 percent of respondents saying they’d vote for her. No other candidate had more than 5 percent support.
The National Journal reports about the poll in which 48% of Keystone State voters said they disapprove of Corbett’s performance as governor.
“Asked if Corbett deserves to be reelected, 52 percent of voters, including 25 percent of Republicans, said he doesn’t deserve a second term, while only 32 percent said he should be reelected.”
3. Hillary Clinton is a longtime advocate for children and a supporter of the concept that Americans as a whole have a vested interest in the nation’s children. Now Clinton has joined a new initiative ‘Too Small to Fail’, created to explore ways that parents, businesses, and communities can promote the positive development of kids who are newborns to age 5.
“The campaign will help publicize research on the relationship between babies’ and toddlers’ experiences and brain development. It will provide guidance to parents on simple steps to enhance children’s health and early learning opportunities. And it aims to secure commitments from private businesses, both through financial investments and through structures that help working parents spend quality time with their children,” writes Christian Science Monitor.
4. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has named Judith A. Salerno as its new president and CEO. Salerno will succeed the group’s founder, Nancy G. Brinker, in running the embattled, embroiled in controversy organization.
Salerno is the executive director and chief operating officer at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Previously, she was deputy director of the U.S. National Institute on Aging, where she oversaw more than $1 billion in research on issues such as Alzheimer’s disease.
“Judy’s years of proven leadership in public policy and research make her the right choice to lead all aspects of Komen’s mission,” Linda Custard, the board chairwoman, said in the statement. “We are delighted that she will be heading our leadership team and guiding Komen now and into the future.”
5. British ad tycoon, now art collector Charles Saatchi has accepted a ‘police caution’ after published photos showing him grabbing his wife Nigella Lawson’s throat.
Saatchi, 70, came to fame helping Margaret Thatcher become Britain’s prime minister in 1979. Under British law, a caution is a formal warning given to someone who admits the offense. There is no penalty, but the caution can be used as evidence of bad character in a future legal proceeding for a different crime.
Police grilled Saatchi for five hours yesterday, over a week after receiving a complaint about the incident.
Read Sarah Ditum’s excellent piece for the New Statesman: Nigella Lawson pictures: We must not look away from domestic violence, but we can do more than just gawp.