Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama - said to be weighing whether or not to send lethal weapons to Syrian rebels - will not decide on further American involvement in the country's civil war with his critics' opinions in mind, the White House said Thursday.
The pushback came as a response to comments made by former President Bill Clinton, who on Wednesday said he agreed with Republican Sen. John McCain's calls for a greater U.S. role in assisting Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad.
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Chicago (CNN) - Hillary Clinton burst back onto the political scene Thursday, delivering an expansive speech that kicked off the two-day Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago.
In her remarks, the former secretary of state formally announced the group her husband founded more than a decade ago would be renamed to include both herself and daughter Chelsea, making it the official family business. And she described in relative detail the three areas she'll focus on at the organization: early childhood development, expanding opportunities for women and girls, and improving economic development around the world.
Washington (CNN) – As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks on her new career as a paid speaker, she joins a lucrative family business that already has earned her husband more than $100 million since leaving office in 2001.
And despite the sluggish economy, business is booming.
(CNN) – A second term Democratic president, battling back against series of controversies.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton called on Howard University's class of 2013 to create a world that does not leave behind individuals like the two young men accused of bombing the Boston Marathon last month.
"They were not as empowered as you were," he said at Saturday's commencement ceremonies.
Washington (CNN) - Bill Clinton offered no hints towards his wife’s speculated 2016 presidential run on Tuesday at the Pete Peterson Foundation annual fiscal summit laughing, “Hillary hasn’t mentioned it to me.”
Instead, the former president gave color to Hillary’s post-political life. He noted that the former first lady was enjoying her time writing books and taking an active role in their foundation, the William J. Clinton Foundation.
(CNN) - NBA center Jason Collins' Monday essay in "Sports Illustrated" revealing he's gay was met with praise from President Barack Obama and the first lady.
The president called Collins "to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage," a White House official told CNN.
Washington (CNN) - The saying goes: "Time heals all wounds." And for most former U.S. presidents, that appears to be true.
After leaving the constant scrutiny of the White House, a president's legacy begins to take shape as professors, biographers and presidential historians start to take long, reflective looks at the president's time in office.FULL STORY
(CNN) – It's a rare event when five living U.S. presidents can share the same stage. They did exactly that Thursday when they gathered for the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas.
In their remarks, the presidents at times joked about life after the White House and poked fun at the man they were honoring. But mostly, they expressed gratitude for the 43rd president and praised the new library and museum, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
See some of the highlights after the jump.
(CNN) - President Bill Clinton delivered a few friendly jokes during his remarks at the George W. Bush Presidential Ceremony dedication ceremony in Dallas, with one of them poking fun at his successor's new hobby of painting.
"I probably shouldn't say this, but I'm going to anyway. Your mother showed me some of your landscapes and animal paintings, and I thought they were great. Really great. And I seriously considered calling you and asking you to do a portrait of me–until I saw the results of your sister's hacked e-mails," Clinton said. "Those bathroom sketches were wonderful, but at my age, I think I should keep my suit."