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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “man, what this decentralized resistance movement against Donald Trump’s presidency really needs is untold millions in dark money,” Hillary Clinton has news for you.
Less than six months after losing the presidential election, Clinton is looking to launch a new super PAC called Onward Together—a wink at her failed campaign slogan, “Stronger Together”—as soon as next week, Politico reports.
In preparation, the former secretary of state has been taking meetings with potential donors in Washington, New York City, and Chappaqua, NY. Clinton’s former campaign finance director, Dennis Cheng, and Judith McHale, the undersecretary of state under Clinton, have been working to find groups interested in shelling out, along with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
It’s the latest development in Clinton’s return to political life after keeping a relatively low profile since November, where she’s attempted to rebrand herself as a leader of the grassroots movement against President Trump.
“So you know, I’m now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” Clinton said earlier this week, in a sit-down interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Axios, which first reported the news, said Onward Together will focus on identifying resistance groups that could benefit from outside funding.
- A hunger strike at Yale over the administration’s refusal to recognize a graduate students’ union entered its second week.
- A 51-year-old San Diego woman was sentenced with more than three years in prison for harboring undocumented immigrants entering the country illegally. Police found 44 immigrants, some of whom said they’ve been locked in a shed on the property, when they arrested her last November.
- After clearing the House with just one more vote than was needed, the Republicans’ abominable plan to replace the Affordable Care Act heads to the Senate, where it faces a significant uphill climb, even among Republicans.
- France is heading back to the polls for the country’s final presidential vote on Sunday. The candidates are far-right phenom Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, a centrist former investment banker.
WHAT FRESH HELL
A small, disillusioned child wandered into the Republicans’ victory press conference over their demonic healthcare bill in the Rose Garden yesterday and declared, “Hey, I’m president!”