Hillary will rake in some big bucks. Now that she is officially out of office, look for Hillary Clinton to generate some hefty paychecks on the speaker circuit. Estimates are that the former Secretary of State, Senator and first lady will be able to command more than $100,000 per lecture. Add to that the millions of dollars she will no doubt receive when she signs a contract to write her memoirs, and it won’t be long before she can rival her husband’s earnings. Of course, it will take Hillary Clinton a while to amass the fortune Bill Clinton has banked since he left office. Estimates are that the former President now has a net worth north of $50 million.
Marco Rubio’s so-called “drinking problem.” Isn’t it amazing the lengths the liberal media will go in their efforts to tarnish the reputations of leading conservatives? The latest example is their reaction to Senator Marco Rubio’s admittedly awkward pause for a sip of water while delivering the Republican response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. The next day, MSNBC played a clip of the incident an amazing 155 times, according to The Daily Caller. On CNN, host Wolf Blitzer said the flub could be a “career ender” for the conservative stalwart. Come on, folks. Can’t we be even a little serious here?
Reagan home to become Obama parking lot. Did you hear that Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Chicago will be demolished to make way for a parking lot for the Presidential library of the current occupant of the White House? The University of Chicago Medical Center, which owns the place, says a small plaque will be installed somewhere on the property to commemorate that Reagan once lived there when the Obama Presidential Library is built.
A majority says government threatens our rights. The Pew Research Center says that for the first time since it began polling Americans on the question, a majority now believes that government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. In March 2010, 47 percent of respondents said government posed a threat to personal freedom; 50 percent disagreed. In the latest survey, taken Jan. 9-13, the center reported that 53 percent said government does represent a threat; only 43 percent disagreed. I’m glad to see more people are waking up.