Clinton: Tech Firms Must Deprive Islamic State of “Virtual Territory”

She released a new ad on prescription drug costs.

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 7, 2015, 10:19 a.m.

“[T]ech­no­logy firms need to do more to work with the gov­ern­ment to fight Is­lam­ic State on­line,” former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) “said Sunday, warn­ing that the San Bern­ardino at­tack shows that tech firms and in­tel­li­gence agen­cies are fail­ing to do enough to stop the mil­it­ant group’s vir­al re­cruit­ment ef­forts. … Clin­ton em­phas­ized the alarm­ing suc­cess the Is­lam­ic State group has had in lur­ing re­cruits and plan­ning at­tacks through so­cial me­dia and en­cryp­ted on­line chan­nels, say­ing that com­bat­ing the mil­it­ants on­line has to be­come a high­er pri­or­ity.” (Los Angeles Times)

Asked Sunday if the United States is win­ning the fight against IS­IS, Clin­ton answered, “We’re not win­ning, but it’s too soon to say that we are do­ing everything we need to do.” (ABC)

ON THE AIR. Clin­ton re­leased a new ad fo­cused on pre­scrip­tion drug costs that will air in New Hamp­shire and Iowa. The 30-second spot is part of cam­paign’s on­go­ing buy in those states. (re­lease)

MAK­ING THE CASE. Clin­ton wrote an op-ed head­lined “How I’d Rein in Wall Street” fo­cused on her plan to curb ma­jor fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions. She wrote, “As pres­id­ent, I would not only veto any le­gis­la­tion that would weak­en fin­an­cial re­form, but I would also fight for tough new rules, stronger en­force­ment and more ac­count­ab­il­ity that go well bey­ond Dodd-Frank.” (New York Times)

SOUTH­ERN SUP­PORT. Clin­ton se­cured en­dorse­ments from Demo­crat­ic mem­bers of South Car­o­lina’s Gen­er­al As­sembly, in­clud­ing state Rep. Justin Bam­berg (D), state Rep. James Smith (D), and state Sen. John Mat­thews (D). (CNN)

ON THE TRAIL. On Wed­nes­day, Clin­ton will hold a fun­draiser in Des Moines, her first one in Iowa. (CNN)

She’ll tout her eco­nom­ic pro­pos­al in St. Louis on Fri­day. Last week, Clin­ton an­nounced her $275 bil­lion, five-year plan fo­cused on bol­ster­ing trans­port­a­tion in the U.S. (St. Louis Post-Dis­patch)

Mean­while, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA 04) cam­paigned for Clin­ton in New Hamp­shire over the week­end. (Spring­field Re­pub­lic­an)

MONEY CHASE. Two of Clin­ton’s most high-pro­file fin­ance sup­port­ers, Berkshire Hath­away Inc.’s War­ren Buf­fett and Black­stone Group LP’s Tony James, will ap­pear at a fun­draiser this month in New York City, where at­tendees will con­trib­ute $33,400 to the Hil­lary Vic­tory Fund. (Bloomberg)


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