Probably the most entertaining read of the last week came from Vox: "Confessions of a Clinton Reporter: The media's 5 unspoken rules for covering Hillary."  
Those five rules are:
1) Everything, no matter how ludicrous-sounding, is worthy of a full investigation by federal agencies, Congress, the "vast right-wing conspiracy," and mainstream media outlets.
2) Every allegation, no matter how ludicrous, is believable until it can be proven completely and utterly false. And even then, it keeps a life of its own in the conservative media world.
3) The media assumes that Clinton is acting in bad faith until there's hard evidence otherwise.
4) Everything is newsworthy because the Clintons are the equivalent of America's royal family.
5) Everything she does is fake and calculated for maximum political benefit.
If some of those frameworks sound familiar, it might be because several are used on progressive blogs as well!
The national press is picking up on Clinton's emphasis on gun control in her campaign.
From the Washington Post:
In her standard stump speech, Hillary Rodham Clinton talks about fighting income inequality, celebrating court rulings on gay marriage and health care, and, since the Emanuel AME Church massacre, toughening the nation’s gun laws.
That last component marks an important evolution in presidential politics. For at least the past several decades, Democrats seeking national office have often been timid on the issue of guns for fear of alienating firearms owners. In 2008, after Barack Obama took heat for his gaffe about people who “cling to guns or religion,” he rarely mentioned guns again — neither that year nor in his 2012 reelection campaign.
But in a sign that the political environment on guns has shifted in the wake of recent mass shootings — and of Clinton’s determination to stake out liberal ground in her primary race against insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — Clinton is not only initiating a debate about gun control but also vowing to fight the National Rifle Association.
“I’m going to speak out against the uncontrollable use of guns in our country because I believe we can do better,” Clinton said Tuesday in Iowa City.
A few days earlier, she said in Hanover, N.H.: “We have to take on the gun lobby. . . . This is a controversial issue. I am well aware of that. But I think it is the height of irresponsibility not to talk about it.”
Also from the Post comes this column from Richard Cohen, "Placating the right-wing Clinton haters," which notes the charade that government oversight has become in the GOP-led house:
The committee, the eighth to look into the Benghazi matter and determine if Clinton, as secretary of state, was somehow complicit in the deaths of four colleagues — you know, those Clintons are capable of anything — asked Blumenthal 160 questions regarding his relationship with Clinton and fewer than 20 regarding Benghazi. (The Democratic minority kept count.)
The committee also asked Blumenthal more than 50 questions about his relationship with the Clinton Foundation and only four about security in Benghazi . Blumenthal was additionally asked more than 270 questions about his business dealings in Libya, which, considering that he has none, is commendable thoroughness run amok.
Politico did their best to stoke some drama with the headline - "Bernie Who?: Why the Clinton Campaign isn't Sweating the Sanders Surge" - but the article supports that Clinton will be staying positive and reserving her attacks for the Republicans:
“The fact that it’s Bernie is fantastic, because Bernie is perfectly wired for this role,” said another national Democratic operative close to the campaign. “Everything about Bernie conveys the opportunity and limitations of his candidacy. It’s perfect for him, it’s perfect for the Clinton campaign, and it’s good for the party. I don’t think Democrats are wringing their hands saying, ‘What if Bernie wins?’”
As such, Clinton has avoided actively antagonizing Sanders or the voters backing him — in fact, some allies were annoyed when Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Clinton supporter, attacked Sanders for his left-wing views on MSNBC last week.
Among campaign fundraisers and surrogates, there is very little appetite for a direct fight with Sanders, whose supporters Clinton would need against a Republican opponent come November 2016.
Clinton, whose campaign even declined to publicly promote the endorsement of Sanders’ home-state governor, Peter Shumlin, has shown no signs of deviating from its plan. At her first public appearance after the New Hampshire poll’s release, for example, she refused to mention the Vermonter, instead railing against Donald Trump.
Bustle notes that the "Follow Hillary's Lead" movement may end up Clinton's greatest legacy, even if she doesn't win the presidency:
Whether or not Hillary Clinton becomes the next president of the United States (but fingers crossed she does), one thing’s for sure: Clinton’s already left an inspiring legacy. Simply by being a serious contender for the highest office in the country, she’s proven that women are capable of leading and leading well. Her inspiring example is already being used to persuade more women to run for political office — a nationwide campaign called “Follow Hillary’s Lead” wants to get more Democratic women on the ballot in 2016. The campaign’s website reads: “2016 isn’t just the year of one woman — let’s make it the year of many women!”
Launched by Emerge America, a training program for Democratic women running for office, the Follow Hillary’s Lead campaign hopes to use the momentum of Clinton’s campaign to increase the number of women candidates next year by 20 percent. It’s specifically focusing on law enforcement positions like district attorney, which usually go unopposed. According to the Women Donors Network, 71 percent of elected officials in the U.S. are men. Even fewer women hold elected prosecutor positions — just 17 percent, while 79 percent are held by white men. It’s time to put more women (including women of color) on the ballot and in office, and not just the Oval Office.
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