Hillary Clinton has broken her 28-day streak avoiding the press.
Following a campaign event here in Iowa, where she was discussing small businesses and entrepreneurship, the Democratic presidential candidate meandered over to the rope line to greet the media today. She then proceeded to answer a total of six questions from reporters — her first time to do so in roughly four weeks.
During this “ramp up” phase of her candidacy, Clinton has kept her distance from the media, answering only a handful of questions from the reporters following her on the campaign trail. Her opponents – and not surprisingly, the press – had taken notice.
Senator John McCain recently responded to Rand Paul stating that other Republicans are Obama “lapdogs” on national defense. He discussed it with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto.
McCain came out swinging, declaring that Senator Paul is the “worst possible candidate of the 20 or so that are running on the most important issue, which is national security.”
Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul was asked on by Associated Press reporter Philip Elliot on Wednesday to clarify his position on abortion legislation. Some called his response to Elliot “testy.”
According to the AP, Paul – a newly-declared presidential candidate – is “dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned?”
During the interview, Paul would not say if his opposition to abortion rights includes an exception in cases of rape, incest or risk to the life of the mother.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a three-hour news conference on Thursday, speaking about his country’s economy. The interview also addressed Russia’s conflicts with the West.
Several English-speaking journalists tweeted translations of Putin’s statements and carried a live stream with translation.