Welcome to day two of the Scan Edition of Lysis's awesome series Hillary News & Views!
First off, in case we needed even more evidence that it's a zombie scandal that's going nowhere, the State Department has once again officially made clear that Hillary Clinton violated none of their email policies.
One thing's for sure: Hillary is definitely guilty of using email while she tirelessly served our country as Secretary as State. Raise your hand if you're over this.
Ahh...as I am sensing a lot of hands going up all across the Internet, I'll move on to something meaningful: Education. Hillary's plan to make college affordable must be catching on, because the campaign keeps sending out tweets about it and people keep sharing them.
No student should have to borrow money to pay tuition at a public college.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 24, 2015
We must make community colleges tuition-free across America.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 24, 2015
Millions of borrowers who already have student debt should be able to refinance it at lower rates.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 24, 2015
We need to help students who are also parents. When you help parents get an education, you're also helping their children.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 24, 2015
Not one of the 17 GOP candidates has discussed how they'd address the rising cost of college. Disappointing, but not surprising.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 24, 2015
College must be affordable to everyone. It's one of the single biggest ways we can raise incomes. http://t.co/A4pWb3fOf4— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 24, 2015
Gallup has released a poll of over 2,000 Hispanic adults and the results are really something. I'll let the graphs tell the tale. This one is highly encouraging as we look ahead to 2016:
Whereas this one is just hilarious:
Donald Trump unpopular among Hispanics? Who could have predicted? The only semi-surprising thing here is that Jeb is actually doing pretty alright. But if the Clinton campaign has their way, even this won't last long:
On Monday, Jeb tried to fix the "anchor baby" mess by clarifying that "what I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts, and frankly, it's more related to Asian people coming into our country and having children in that organized effort."
So now that Jeb has officially lost the "Asian people" vote as well, his odds just got a little worse. Watch the video at the link. I have to agree with Rachel Maddow here...he's just really not good at this.
And did you know that there's an RNC staffer working full-time at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock trying to dig up dirt on Hillary? Yep.
He arrives at the large glass building each day at 9 a.m. on the dot, walks past two giant animatronic dinosaurs, and goes through security.
For the rest of the day, he’s behind enemy lines.
In some ways the dinosaurs—part of a temporary exhibit at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library—are fitting, since he spends his day looking into the past.
Hillary Clinton’s past, to be exact.
He is a staffer for the Republican National Committee—the only one dispatched to Arkansas to wade through the Clinton archives. He spends his days looking for contradictions, embarrassments, and outright hypocrisy nestled within the hundreds of boxes stored there.
It’s all part of an unprecedented research operation undertaken by the RNC to stop Clinton in her tracks.The article gives the impression that it's a very boring task that isn't going that well so far. But there's some serious oppo research going on, that's for sure.
Finally, once again I'll end with another great Instagram post celebrating the first day of school. Some nerds are cooler than others!
For more on Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency, check out…
The Hillary 2016 Platform Series
Part 1: Criminal Justice Reform
Part 2: Immigration Reform
Part 3: Voting Rights
Unfiltered Hillary: The Transcripts
August 14, 2015: Iowa Wing Ding Dinner
July 31, 2015: National Urban League
July 20, 2015: Facebook Q&A
July 17, 2015: Iowa State Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner
April 23, 2015: Women in the World Summit