Hillary Clinton Attacks GOP For Wanting To Repeal Health Law
In a wide-ranging speech, the Democratic presidential-hopeful also hit Republicans on abortion rights. Elsewhere, GOP likely contender Jeb Bush is criticized by a free-market group for increasing spending to lure a biomedical group to Florida.
The Washington Post:
Democracy Not ‘Just For Billionaires,’ Hillary Clinton Tells Crowd In N.Y.
Promising a more hopeful, inclusive America ready to take on the big challenges facing the country, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she wants to be the champion the nation needs as well as its first female president. ... In a series of attacks that drew applause from the crowd, Clinton hit Republicans for wanting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, deport immigrants and take away “reproductive-health decisions.” Clinton said Republicans “turn their backs on gay people who love each other.” (Gearan and Rucker, 6/13)
Los Angeles Times:
Who Was Hillary Clinton Aiming At? Women And Ascendant Voters
In one passage she sequentially took on Republican presidential contenders on the issues of climate change, inequality, healthcare, abortion and contraceptive rights, immigration and gay rights. Those are threshold issues for many of the voters whose support Clinton is seeking .... "They want to take away health insurance from more than 16 million Americans without offering any credible alternative. They shame and blame women, rather than respect our right to make our own reproductive health decisions." (Decker, 6/13)
The Wall Street Journal:
Jeb Bush Faulted Over Use Of Florida Tax Money
The latest example of the rising opposition comes from the Club for Growth, a free-market advocacy group, which is criticizing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for overseeing state spending increases that included $310 million to lure a biomedical research institute to Florida. The Club’s appraisal of Mr. Bush’s economic record, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal ahead of its release, says the effort to spur the biotech industry didn’t generate as many jobs as promised. (Reinhard, 6/12)