Which politician took the most grief from Jay Leno?
February 4th, 2014
07:38 PM ET
2 months ago

Which politician took the most grief from Jay Leno?

(CNN) - As "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno prepares for his final show Thursday, a study of the comedian's jokes show former President Bill Clinton was his top political target during his tenure.

The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University analyzed 43,892 jokes about public figures and public affairs over the past two decades. The study lists the top 20 politicos who took heat from Leno.

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Filed under: Al Gore • Bill Clinton • George W. Bush • Hillary Clinton • Jay Leno • President Obama
Clinton to join Obama at Senate Democratic retreat
January 31st, 2014
01:14 PM ET
3 months ago

Clinton to join Obama at Senate Democratic retreat

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama at next Wednesday's Senate Democratic retreat at the Washington Nationals stadium, according to two Democratic sources.

Most of the discussion at the retreat will revolve around messaging for the Democrats' 2014 middle class agenda, a Democratic aide told CNN.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Congress • President Obama • Senate
January 9th, 2014
01:22 PM ET
3 months ago

To be or not to be... a politician

(CNN) - Addressing the firestorm Thursday over the George Washington Bridge controversy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared, "I am not a bully." The statement, which was made in response to a reporter's question, is the latest of a long line of existential declarations made over the years by politicians in a wide variety of circumstances.

Below is a light-hearted look back at some memorable statements politicians have made over the years addressing what it means "to be" (or not to be).
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January 1st, 2014
01:34 PM ET
4 months ago

De Blasio & the Clintons: The ties that bind?

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday formally swore in Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York.

The very public move by the former President appeared to wrap a bow around long-standing ties between the new mayor and both Bill and Hillary Clinton. And it could pay political dividends for the former Secretary of State if she decides to make another run for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
Bill Clinton wishes full recovery to his other 'mother,' Barbara Bush
January 1st, 2014
12:24 PM ET
4 months ago

Bill Clinton wishes full recovery to his other 'mother,' Barbara Bush

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton sent good wishes Wednesday to his adoptive Republican mother and former first lady Barbara Bush, who's been hospitalized in Houston since Monday.

"I'll be rooting for Barbara Bush's full recovery while she's rooting for Baylor today. All my best to her and @GeorgeHWBush," he tweeted.
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor
December 28th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
4 months ago

Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor

(CNN) – When Bill de Blasio becomes mayor of New York City on New Year's Day, he'll have a far more prominent Democrat than himself on the other side of the Bible.

He will be sworn in by former President Bill Clinton, the mayor-elect's office said Saturday.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
Clinton says she'll decide about 2016 next year
December 19th, 2013
08:55 AM ET
4 months ago

Clinton says she'll decide about 2016 next year

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton says she'll decide in 2014 about whether she'll make another run for the White House in 2016.

"Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year," Clinton said in an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters that aired Wednesday night.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Former Bill Clinton aide to join Obama White House
December 10th, 2013
08:42 AM ET
4 months ago

Former Bill Clinton aide to join Obama White House

(CNN) - John Podesta, longtime Democratic strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, will join President Barack Obama's team, sources familiar with discussions told CNN.

Recruited by White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Podesta's official title will be "counselor to the President." He'll work on a number of issues, including climate and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • President Obama
Obamas, Former Presidents Journey South Africa to Honor Mandela
December 10th, 2013
03:57 AM ET
4 months ago

Obamas, Former Presidents Journey South Africa to Honor Mandela

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) - A powerful U.S. delegation led by President Obama and representing the current and last two American administrations, arrived in South Africa for a whirlwind visit to attend a memorial service set for Tuesday honoring the late ant-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.

Former president George W. and Laura Bush accompanied President and Mrs. Obama on Air Force One for the 16 hour journey to Johannesburg. Also on board was a potential future president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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December 6th, 2013
05:12 PM ET
4 months ago

Bill Clinton on Mandela: 'He inspired me before I knew him'

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said Friday he and revered statesman Nelson Mandela had a "genuine friendship."

The former South African president, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of decades of apartheid, died Thursday after ongoing health issues.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Nelson Mandela
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