Bill Clinton

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Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Quit 20 Years Ago

She says Lewinsky affair should have ended presidency

(Newser) - In today's climate, Bill Clinton wouldn't have been able to hang on as president after his inappropriate relationship with a young White House intern was exposed—and he should have stepped down 20 years ago, a prominent Democratic senator says. New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has... More »

Time for a Reckoning for Bill Clinton?

Michelle Goldberg in 'New York Times' believes Juanita Broaddrick's claim of rape

(Newser) - The daily revelations about sexual harassment means it's time for Democrats to reassess their view on Bill Clinton, writes Michelle Goldberg in a New York Times op-ed. Goldberg reviews the claims against him made by various women and arrives at the conclusion stated in the op-ed's headline: "... More »

On One Stage: Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter

All living former presidents get together for hurricane relief effort

(Newser) - 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 US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter and... More »

Every Living Ex-President Will Be at Hurricane Relief Concert

Alabama will headline Texas charity event

(Newser) - There are now five living former US presidents for the first time since Ronald Reagan's death in 2004, and they will all gather to help their fellow Americans later this month. Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend a hurricane relief... More »

Clinton's Next Book: a Thriller Written With James Patterson

Yes, really

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's books: a 1,000-page autobiography , a couple of treatises on his political philosophy, books on the importance of giving and government , and ... a thriller? Yes, Clinton is collaborating with best-selling novelist James Patterson on The President Is Missing, due out June 2018, the AP reports. The book... More »

What Clinton, Bush Told Their Successors Released

Both men had plenty of encouraging words in letters left behind

(Newser) - It may be many years before the contents of the letter President Obama will leave in the White House for Donald Trump Friday morning are known to the public, but the notes from the two previous presidents to their successors can now be seen for the first time. In letters... More »

Clintons Have RSVP'd to Trump's Inauguration

George W. Bush will also be there

(Newser) - For a while there, it looked like Jimmy Carter was going to be the only ex-president at Donald Trump's inauguration . But CBS News reports a spokesperson for George W. and Laura Bush said Tuesday the couple will be attending. "They are pleased to be able to witness the... More »

Trump Went to White House; Clinton Walked in the Woods

Clinton supporter shares photo of chance encounter on Facebook

(Newser) - Two days after the election upset that shocked America, President-elect Donald Trump met with President Obama at the White House—and Hillary Clinton went on a walk in the woods with her dog and her husband. Clinton supporter Margot Gerster, feeling "heartbroken" after her candidate was defeated at the... More »

In NYC Society, Clinton, Trump Weren't Friends Exactly

Their relationship was more of a 'transaction,' writes Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - One angle of this year's election that might be lost on all but those around Manhattan: This is the first time in more than 70 years that two New Yorkers have squared off for the presidency, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times Magazine . In her lengthy piece,... More »

FBI Stuns Clinton Campaign With New Document Release

Files relate to controversial 2001 pardon

(Newser) - The FBI has followed up its October surprise for Hillary Clinton with another shocker: the release of 129 pages of internal documents related to Bill Clinton's highly controversial pardon of financier Marc Rich. The heavily redacted documents were released Monday and the agency drew attention to them with a... More »

Leaked Memo Reveals Workings of 'Bill Clinton Inc.'

Aide would solicit donations for Clinton Foundation while getting paid gigs for Bill

(Newser) - A 13-page memo detailing what an aide calls "Bill Clinton Inc." was made public Wednesday by WikiLeaks and will only add to Republican criticisms of the Clinton Foundation, the Washington Post reports. The memo, sent by Douglas Band, lays out how he and his company, Teneo, helped secure... More »

Bush Letter to Clinton Has People Longing for Civil Politics

'Your success now is our country's success'

(Newser) - A 1993 letter from George HW Bush to Bill Clinton is suddenly back in the news, being hailed as a great example of grace in defeat and a reminder of what a peaceful transition of power looks like. The letter, which is mentioned in autobiographies by both former presidents, was... More »

Clinton Apparently Got Debate Handshake Protocol Changed

Campaign apparently wants to play it safe

(Newser) - Traditionally, the spouses and family members of the two presidential candidates shake hands as they enter the debates and cross each other's paths on their way to their seats. That could change tonight: Two sources tell the New York Times that after the last debate, when Donald Trump attempted... More »

Trump Appears With Bill Clinton's Accusers

Clinton campaign dismisses 'destructive race to the bottom'

(Newser) - In a stunningly brazen move, Donald Trump met Sunday night with several women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape and unwanted sexual advances, just over an hour before he was to step on the debate stage with Hillary Clinton. The Trump pre-debate event was the clearest sign yet that... More »

Bill Clinton Changes Tune After Calling ObamaCare 'Crazy'

He says he supported it, but there are gaps

(Newser) - Bill Clinton seems to have belatedly realized that calling ObamaCare a "crazy system" isn't going to help his wife's campaign. He chose his words more carefully on the campaign trail Tuesday after a backlash to his remarks on Monday, when he told an audience in Flint, Mich.... More »

Chelsea Clinton Has Words for Donald Trump

After Trump was proud he didn't bring up Bill's 'indiscretions' in front of her

(Newser) - After Monday's debate, Donald Trump noted that "everything I wanted to say I got out, except for the transgressions of Bill [Clinton]." He explained that he didn't want to bring up Gennifer Flowers or Monica Lewinsky "with Chelsea in the room," and that he... More »

Report: Bill Clinton Pays Aides With Taxpayer Money

But so do the other ex-presidents

(Newser) - Bill Clinton used taxpayer money to pay the partial salaries of 10 of his aides, including one who helped set up Hillary Clinton's infamous private email server, according to a Politico investigation into thousands of pages of documents. The money comes from the General Services Administration through the 1958... More »

Clinton's Foundation to Alter Donation Policy if She's Elected

No money from foreigners or corporations

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election, the AP reports. Former President Bill Clinton made the announcement at an... More »

4 Takes on Bill's 'Love Letter'

Maybe there was a reference to 1998...

(Newser) - There was no shortage of history made on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention: Hours after Hillary Clinton became the first female major-party nominee , Bill Clinton delivered the first convention speech from a would-be "first gentleman," offering a heartfelt account of his life with the woman he... More »

Bill Clinton's 5 Biggest Lines

He recounts courtship in deeply personal DNC speech

(Newser) - Tuesday night marked the 10th time Bill Clinton had addressed a Democratic National Convention—but it was the first time Bill, or anybody, had made a speech as the husband of the nominee . The Wells Fargo Center seemed completely absorbed as Bill recounted the early years of his life with... More »

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