Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail today. She’s in New Hampshire this afternoon.
She’s facing renewed questions today about the Clinton Foundation and about her emails while Secretary of State.
The Washington Post reporting the Clinton Foundation disclosed more than $26 million in previously undisclosed donations. Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger writing, “The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.”
An early leak of some of Hillary Clinton’s emails while Secretary of State show concerns over the politics of the Benghazi terror attack and an outsized role played by Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal who blamed the terror attacks on an anti-Islam video. He later backed off that claim. Fox News may get access to several hundred of those emails today. News as we get it.
Republicans are gathered for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. Senator Lindsay Graham, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Marco Rubio, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former FL Governor Jeb Bush are all participating.
Jeb Bush continues to face questions about his brother’s time as President.. trying to walk a fine line between distancing himself from his brother’s unpopular positions, and remaining loyal. Bush saying "I think that in Washington, during my brother's time, Republicans spent too much money. I think he could have used the veto power - he didn't have line-item veto power, but he could have brought budget discipline to Washington, D.C."
Congress trying to wrap some big items up as they prepare to take a week-long vacation. The President’s trade deal passed several Senate hurdles yesterday, but faces still more today and its fate in the House remains unclear. The Senate also expected to act on the renewal of the Patriot Act which allows the Feds to spy on Americans’ phone calls. We’ll also see action on funding for the nation’s highways.
Crews are working 24/7 to clean up that oil spill on the California coast near Santa Barbara. More than 100,000 gallons of oil has destroyed two popular beaches and threatens wildlife. Already 5 pelicans and a sea lion have been rescued and are being cleaned. Will Carr reporting.
California could announce draconian new rules on water usage today as the state deals with an extreme four year drought.
A massive manhunt is over. 34-year-old Daron Dylon Win arrested in Northeast Washington DC. He’s believed to be behind a quadruple murder of a family and their maid in Washington. Leland Vittert and Rich Edson reporting.
We are honoring the nation’s veterans as we celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend.
President Obama is making remarks at 11am to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month, and to combat anti-Semitism.
Today is the busiest travel day of the year. Mike Tobin is reporting on the busy travel day from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. We’ll also talk with travel expert and OneMileatATime.com author Ben Schlappig about airplane etiquette as planes are expected to be at record loads this summer.
Ireland expected to approve gay marriage in a referendum today in the predominantly Catholic country.
ISIS has reportedly seized another city in Iraq in the Anbar Province, and we’re getting reports ISIS terrorists are executing people in the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra that they recently took over. Conor Powell is reporting.