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Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on April 29, 2015

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa)

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

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“Chuck Grassley’s Iowa Advice for Presidential Hopefuls: Show Up”–headline, RollCall online, April 27

Two Articles in One!

  • “Now, same-sex couples can marry in 36 states and Washington, D.C., a sign of the dramatic change in public opinion.”–FoxNews online, April 28
  • “Only 11 states have granted marriage rights to same-sex couples through the ballot or the legislature. Court rulings are responsible for all the others.”–same article


“A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can’t do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her,” the Washington Times reports:

New York businessman Jon Cooper, who [sic] Team Clinton enlisted for its elite corps of early fundraisers known as “HillStarters,” said that he decided not to tap his donor network for Mrs. Clinton because she hasn’t provided enough answers about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department, her exclusive use of private email for official business as America’s top diplomat and her commitment to liberal priorities.

“I’m officially on the fence,” said Mr. Cooper, a bundler for President Obama’s campaigns who is active in Democratic politics in New York. . . .

Mr. Cooper said he was writing a fundraising email to the roughly 10,000 people in his network when he realized that his heart wasn’t in it.

“I was sitting there trying to draft the email, and I just couldn’t do it,” he told The Washington Times.

Cooper is just one straw in the wind, and we can certainly envision other fundraisers’ being able to overcome their writer’s block. But someone whose heart is in it is beyond our imaginative capacity.

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