Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

1998 Memo Shows Kavanaugh “Strongly Opposed” To Going Easy On Clinton, Proposed Graphic Questions

The Washington Post reports: Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a strikingly explicit 1998 memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving then-President Bill Clinton any “break” in the independent counsel’s questioning about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a document released Monday. In the memo, Kavanaugh, who worked as an associate counsel for independent counsel Ken Starr and …

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Bill Clinton: There Can Be No “Brexit” In HIV/AIDS Fight

Agence France-Presse reports: Bill Clinton pleaded with the world Friday not to abandon the campaign to rein in the HIV virus which still kills nearly a million people every year and infects twice as many. The world must “hold the line” until a vaccine or cure is found, or face “calamitous” consequences, the US ex-president told the 22nd International AIDS …

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Clinton Defends His Handling Of Lewinsky Scandal

NBC News reports: Former President Bill Clinton says that, even in light of the #MeToo movement, he would not have approached how he dealt with Monica Lewinsky any differently and acknowledged that — 20 years after their relationship made headlines — he’s still never apologized privately to the former intern. “I don’t think it would be an issue,” the ex-president …

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FLORIDA: Clinton HHS Secretary To Run For US House

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Former University of Miami President Donna Shalala is running to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission. Shalala, a Democrat, served as Health and Human Services secretary under President Bill Clinton. Well-known in the region, Shalala, 77, is considered a top choice for the Democratic nomination. With access to …

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Presidents Day: Political Scientists Rank Trump Last

Politico reports: Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan are up, Bill Clinton is down and Donald Trump is off to a historically bad start — and the greats, meanwhile, remain the greats. It was the finding of the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, released Monday by professors Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn …

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FBI Opens Corruption Probe Into Clinton Foundation

CNN reports: Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter. The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of …

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Former Presidents Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

The Associated Press reports: The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. …

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Paging Sean Spicer: Bill Clinton Hides In The Bushes

The Hill reports: Former President Clinton posed between statues of his predecessor and successor at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas on Thursday, in a photo that quickly went viral. Clinton was at the library to celebrate this year’s graduates from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, which uses resources from four presidential centers, including Bush’s and Clinton’s. Social …

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Rep. Pete Olson Fauxpologizes For Saying Bill Clinton Threatened To Have Former AG Loretta Lynch Murdered

“The personal wreckage suffered by many people during the Clinton years is well documented. Just ask Paula Jones, Jim and Susan McDougal, Kathleen Willey and many others. However, in my discussion about Loretta Lynch and Vince Foster, I took the accusations a step too far. I regret my choice of words. The fact remains Hillary Clinton broke the law, violated …

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REPORT: Bill Clinton Moved To Tears After Waiter Gets On Knees To Thank Him Saving His Life In Kosovo

Politico reports: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband President Bill Clinton were drawn to tears while dining [on Friday night] at Sea Fire Grill in New York City. After enjoying a dinner of salads, smoked salmon and branzino with a close friend, one of the wait staff dropped to his knees and said, ‘Sir, I want to …

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REPORT: Clintons To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

New York Magazine reports this afternoon that according to “two well-placed sources,” Bill and Hillary Clinton have decided to attend Trump’s inauguration out of a “sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.” The Clintons had reportedly consulted with advisers and close friends before making the decision. Former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush have also confirmed …

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HE CAN’T RESIST: Trump Hits Back At Bill Clinton

From the right wing Daily Caller: Donald Trump is firing back after Bill Clinton said he only knew how to appeal to “angry white men.” When the former president ran into the editor of the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review in Katonah, New York recently, he said that the president-elect “didn’t know much.” “One thing he does know is how to …

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Former US Attorney General Janet Reno Dies At 78

The New York Times reports: Janet Reno, who rose from a rustic life on the edge of the Everglades to become attorney general of the United States — the first woman to hold the job — and whose eight years in that office placed her in the middle of some of the most divisive episodes of the Clinton presidency, died …

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Bill Walks It Back: I Strongly Support Obamacare

The Hill reports: One day after his criticism of ObamaCare made headlines, Bill Clinton on Wednesday said he strongly supported President Obama’s signature healthcare law while acknowledging that problems still remain. During a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, the former president sought to reverse his harsh critique of ObamaCare by touting that the law has provided 20 million Americans with health …

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Bill Clinton Makes Case For Single-Payer, Calls Obamacare “The Craziest Thing The World” [VIDEO]

Setting the stage for single-payer already? CNN reports: Bill Clinton criticized President Barack Obama’s signature policy reform while on the stump for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, calling Obamacare “the craziest thing in the world.” Speaking Monday at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, the former president ripped into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for flooding the health …

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Bill Clinton: The Clinton Foundation Will No Longer Accept Foreign And Corporate Donations If Hillary Wins

From the Associated Press: The Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Former President Bill Clinton tells staff members on Thursday that it will also hold its final Clinton Global Initiative meeting in September in New York, regardless of the outcome of the November election. The former president made the announcement …

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Dems Continue To Win Convention TV Ratings

Variety reports: The final TV ratings are in for the second night of the Democratic National Convention, and once again the DNC attracted a larger audience than its Republican counterparts did last week. From 10-11:15 p.m. — a timeframe that included headline speaker Bill Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech extolling the virtues of official Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — NBC, ABC, …

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Raves For Bill Clinton’s DCN Speech [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: As he stood at the lectern Tuesday night, Bill Clinton was doing more than delivering another convention speech, something he has done every four years spanning four decades. This was a larger moment for the former president, and it was a long time coming. In this one speech, he was essentially making good on a marital …

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WaPo Reporter Grills Lynch On Private Meeting With Bill Clinton: What On Earth Were You Thinking? [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart spoke for many in Washington Friday when he quizzed Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an Aspen town hall, asking bluntly why on earth she thought it was a good idea to meet privately with Bill Clinton. Capehart, a liberal, praised Lynch for “having the highest integrity, utmost solid judgment. So when people heard …

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To Second Child

CNN reports: Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, gave birth to a son on Saturday, according to her Twitter and Facebook accounts. “Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky,” the former first daughter tweeted on Saturday. This is the second child for Clinton and …

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