The Bush dog joke you never heard
July 18th, 2014
04:54 PM ET
2 weeks ago

The Bush dog joke you never heard

(CNN) - In a draft speech prepared for President Bill Clinton’s appearance at the 1997 Alfalfa Club dinner, a speechwriter’s joke went too far for someone in the White House.

“Socks has been a [sic] exemplary first pet; I don’t want to disparage Millie but some have described her as – well it starts with ‘B’ and rhymes with ‘witch’,” read the joke.

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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Bill Clinton
Clinton White House viewed Ginsburg, Sotomayor with skepticism
July 18th, 2014
04:11 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Clinton White House viewed Ginsburg, Sotomayor with skepticism

(CNN) – Previously confidential memos from Bill Clinton’s White House show how two women now on the Supreme Court were strongly criticized by administration officials at the time as they were being considered for key judicial positions.

Officials who worked for the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993 had serious reservations about her, according to the newly released documents from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

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More Clinton documents released
July 18th, 2014
03:02 PM ET
2 weeks ago

More Clinton documents released

(CNN) – A sixth batch of confidential memos, notes and other papers from the Clinton White House were released Friday by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

Collectively, the documents open a window into the Clinton years and cover a variety of topics, including the office of former first lady Hillary Clinton, who's now considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 if she decides to run.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
July 18th, 2014
10:33 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bill Clinton on Malaysian airliner: 'It's pretty tough'

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said that AIDS researchers among the 298 killed when a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday were "doing so much good."

"Thinking about those people, knocked out of the sky, it's pretty tough," Clinton added in an interview Friday with CNN's Anna Coren.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton
What would cause Hillary Clinton not to run for president?
July 17th, 2014
10:45 PM ET
2 weeks ago

What would cause Hillary Clinton not to run for president?

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Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told Charlie Rose on Thursday that if she does run for president in 2016, she would have "a very specific agenda" about the future of America.

But with polls showing her as the favorite for the Democratic nomination and a cadre of groups already organizing for a prospective campaign, what would cause the former secretary of state to not run for office?

"It would be wholly personal," Clinton said, according to a transcript of the PBS show. "Because I know so much about the job and how hard it is, I am very struck by the historic nature of a campaign that I might, in the future, undertake."

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • White House
July 1st, 2014
09:54 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Monica Lewinsky: ‘I was a virgin to humiliation of that level’

(CNN) – After a self-imposed exile from the public eye, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appeared on Tuesday in her first interview in a decade.

In a National Geographic documentary on the 1990s, Lewinsky, “the most humiliated woman in the world,” described the public shaming as former President Bill Clinton’s mistress as “alarming … frightening … confusing … and excruciating.”

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney escalate 'unseemly' tit-for-tat
June 27th, 2014
12:15 PM ET
1 month ago

Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney escalate 'unseemly' tit-for-tat

Washington (CNN) – Dick Cheney finds it funny that Bill Clinton thinks he is "unseemly."

The former vice president was asked by a local paper on Wednesday about Clinton calling him "unseemly" for his recent attacks on President Barack Obama. Cheney stepped up the tit-for-tat by needling Clinton for some of his more famous improprieties.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Dick Cheney • Iraq
'Clinton: The Musical' to make U.S. debut in July
June 25th, 2014
02:31 PM ET
1 month ago

'Clinton: The Musical' to make U.S. debut in July

(CNN) - The Clintons and Monica Lewinsky will be sharing the stage this summer, but probably not in the way you would expect.

"Clinton: The Musical" will make its U.S. debut at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
June 24th, 2014
04:35 PM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton on wealth missteps: 'My record speaks for itself'

Updated 2:35 p.m. ET, 6/25/14

(CNN) – A day after former President Bill Clinton defended his wife against wealth attacks, Hillary Clinton said in an interview what while she is appreciative for the defense, she thinks her record "speak for itself."

"My husband was very sweet today," Clinton said in an interview with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill that was taped on Tuesday night. "But I don’t need anybody to defend my record, I think my record speaks for itself."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Colorado • Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton on Hillary's 2016 decision: 'I’m a bit player'
June 24th, 2014
10:03 AM ET
1 month ago

Bill Clinton on Hillary's 2016 decision: 'I’m a bit player'

Washington (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton is not known for being detached from big decisions. But when it comes to whether his wife will run for the White House in 2016, the former president said he would play a small role.

"Like I said, I'm a bit player," Bill Clinton told the Denver Post on Monday, "and whatever she wants to do is fine with me."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
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