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Hillary Clinton interviewed today at the Women for Women International Conference in New York City. In the span of a few minutes, she took "personal responsibility" for her 2016 loss, while also blaming her defeat on WikiLeaks and FBI Director Jim Comey.

Highlights below:

  1. "I am writing a book, and it is a painful process reliving the campaign."
  2. "I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate. I was the person on the ballot."
  3. "I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but were scared off."
  4. Putin "certainly interfered...to hurt me."
  5. Electing the first female president "would have been a really big deal...There were important messages that could have sent."
  6. "I'm back to being...part of the resistance."
  7. On Trump's Syria strikes: "I don't know what kind of potentially back room deals were made with the Russians," but Clinton said she "did support" the strike, although not publicly.
  8. "I am going to publicly request that this administration not end our efforts making women's rights...central to American foreign policy..."
  9. "One of the problems...is you ask people what was your last pay. If you're a woman and you've been underpaid before…it looks fair, but it's not. Because you've got built in inequity"
  10. Artificial intelligence will be "upending the economy."

Read next: The thinking behind Trump's government "shutdown" tweets

After that: 10 big broken promises of past presidents

Alternately: Bernie's pollster says Le Pen can win

Finally: Trump admin. cuts school healthy lunch guidelines

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CNN: Pentagon watchdog says Ronny Jackson drank on duty and harassed staff

Rep. Ronny Jackson walking through the Canon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol in January. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) allegedly made "sexual and denigrating" comments about a female staffer, drank alcohol and took sleeping medication while working as White House physician, according to an official report obtained by CNN Tuesday night.

Driving the news: The Department of Defense inspector general's report stems from a years-long investigation. Jackson has called the allegations "false and fabricated."

DOJ pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Justice Department is being pressed to enforce its own demand that the U.S. arm of Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera register as a foreign agent.

Why it matters: The launch of Al Jazeera's new right-of-center U.S. media venture, Rightly, has refocused attention on the media company's alleged links to Doha, and DOJ's efforts to crack down on media outlets viewed as foreign interest mouthpieces.

Poll: Immigration is America's most-polarizing issue

Data: The American Aspirations Index/Populace; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Immigration was found to be the most polarizing issue in America based on new polling from Populace.

Why it matters: Americans have surprisingly similar priorities for the U.S., but immigration stands out as one of the few issues with clear partisan differences. It underscores the challenge for advocates and lawmakers hoping to pass immigration reform in the coming weeks amid narrow margins in Congress.

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