May 28th, 2014
02:21 PM ET
5 months ago

Maya Angelou's deep ties with Bill Clinton, politics

Washington (CNN) – On a chilly Washington, D.C. morning in January 1993, Maya Angelou's five-minute poem at Bill Clinton's inauguration turned the already accomplished author and poet into a national icon.

Standing on the West Front of the Capitol, Angelou became the first African-American and first woman inaugural poet when she read "On the Pulse of Morning," a poem she wrote for the new president. The five-minute reading was only the second time a poet has read at a presidential inauguration.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Poll: Americans disagree with Rove questioning of Clinton
May 28th, 2014
10:16 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Americans disagree with Rove questioning of Clinton

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans don't agree with Karl Rove's questioning of Hillary Clinton's health and age, according to a new national poll.

And an ABC News/Washington Post survey released Wednesday also indicates that a majority of the public says they'd support Clinton if she makes a second bid for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Karl Rove • Poll • Uncategorized
Republicans pounce on Margolies' defeat
May 21st, 2014
03:29 PM ET
5 months ago

Republicans pounce on Margolies' defeat

Washington (CNN) – Republicans didn't waste much time in trying to score some political points off of Tuesday's loss by Marjorie Margolies in her bid to re-capture the House seat she lost 20 years ago.

Margolies, the mother-in-law to Chelsea Clinton, was handily defeated as she ran in the Democratic Primary for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. State Representative Brendan Boyle soundly defeated Margolies by 13-percentage points.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
May 18th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
5 months ago

Karl Rove stands by his Hillary Clinton comments, says Bill Clinton backs him up

Updated 3:45 p.m. ET, 5/18/2014

(CNN) - Republican strategist Karl Rove on Sunday once again defended his controversial comments about Hillary Clinton’s 2012 concussion, this time trying to use former President Bill Clinton’s own words to back him up.

“Her husband told us something the other day we didn’t know: It took her six months to get back,” Rove said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Karl Rove
May 16th, 2014
03:18 PM ET
5 months ago

Inside Politics: Clinton war of words - 'It's just the beginning'

Washington (CNN) – Who needs the Kardashians - or has time for them, anyway - when "Keeping up with the Clintons" is so entertaining. Not to mention exhausting.

Karl Rove raises the idea that Hillary Clinton suffered a traumatic brain injury, and the debate rages:

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Channeling party's left, Clinton bashes Bush, defends husband
May 16th, 2014
02:31 PM ET
5 months ago

Channeling party's left, Clinton bashes Bush, defends husband

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton offered a strong defense of her husband's presidency on Friday as both Democrats and Republicans have started to link the former first lady to the economic policies of the 1990s.

Clinton's comments were more political than historical, and she offered a tough critique of former President George W. Bush as someone focused solely on tax cuts for the rich.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • George W. Bush • Hillary Clinton
May 15th, 2014
09:42 AM ET
5 months ago

On the comeback trail with help from the Clintons

Philadelphia (CNN) – It's a large district in and around Philadelphia. It's not a swing seat; it's a safe Democratic stronghold-not a nailbiter. But in this midterm election, the 13th Congressional District race has attracted some national attention and some rock star fundraisers: Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Why such attention and star power? Because the candidate is Marjorie Margolies: related by marriage to the Clintons and tied to the former President by history.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Pennsylvania
Bill Clinton: Nixon a 'communist' compared to modern GOP
May 14th, 2014
09:02 PM ET
5 months ago

Bill Clinton: Nixon a 'communist' compared to modern GOP

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton suggested the Republican Party has become more extreme, saying Richard Nixon would be considered "a flat-out communist" compared to the people running his party today.

Kicking off a speech to a progressive think tank, Clinton said that to be successful in a life of public service, "you have to be obsessively interested in people and you need to be interested in them as individuals and not just as some collective body."

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Republican Party • Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton defends Hillary Clinton over Benghazi
May 14th, 2014
03:51 PM ET
5 months ago

Bill Clinton defends Hillary Clinton over Benghazi

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton defended his wife Wednesday against renewed political tension over the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador.

He also argued there's been disproportionate attention on the deaths compared to diplomatic personnel killed when George W. Bush was president.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Libya
Clintons in Oxford for Chelsea's graduation
May 10th, 2014
09:37 AM ET
6 months ago

Clintons in Oxford for Chelsea's graduation

(CNN) - Chelsea Clinton graduated this weekend from Oxford University – her second commencement from the prestigious university - and her parents were in the audience.

A representative for Chelsea Clinton confirmed to CNN that former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodman Clinton are in England for the ceremonies Saturday.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
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