December 3rd, 2013
02:18 PM ET
4 months ago

Clinton defends calling on Obama to keep his word

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended his controversial comments in which he said early last month that President Barack Obama "should honor" his promise to Americans that if they liked their health insurance plans, they'd be able to keep them under the Affordable Care Act.

"I was trying to be supportive of it," Clinton said, referring to the law better known as Obamacare in an interview with CNN Español Anchor/Senior Correspondent Juan Carlos López.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Obamacare • President Obama
Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan

Washington (CNN) - Forty-one percent.

That's where President Barack Obama's approval rating stands this Thanksgiving, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the latest national surveys asking Americans to assess the job he is doing.
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Clinton: Obama should ‘honor commitment’ on keeping health plans
November 12th, 2013
11:53 AM ET
5 months ago

Clinton: Obama should ‘honor commitment’ on keeping health plans

Updated 11/12/2013 at 2:19pm ET

(CNN) – President Barack Obama has already apologized to Americans who lost their health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Now Bill Clinton is calling on his fellow Democrat to find a way to uphold an earlier vow that those who like their insurance plans can keep them.

"I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got," Clinton said during an interview with the website OZY.com.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

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Clinton cavalry rides into Virginia
October 27th, 2013
09:16 PM ET
6 months ago

Clinton cavalry rides into Virginia

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Here comes the cavalry.

With Virginia Democrats increasingly confident that an Election Day sweep is in the making, gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe enlisted former President Bill Clinton, his longtime friend and confidante, to fire up the party base and drive them to the polls one week from Tuesday.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
McAuliffe getting big-name outside help in Virginia governor's race
October 22nd, 2013
02:09 PM ET
6 months ago

McAuliffe getting big-name outside help in Virginia governor's race

(CNN) - As the former head of the Democratic National Committee running in one of only two governors races this year, Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has attracted a lot of outsized attention, with a million dollars supporting his candidacy from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and scheduled campaign events with former President Bill Clinton.

A businessman and close friend and adviser of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, McAuliffe is currently leading his opponent, Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, by single digits, in the latest polls. The two will face off at the ballot in two weeks.
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Bill Clinton to hit the Virginia campaign trail for McAuliffe
October 20th, 2013
11:59 AM ET
6 months ago

Bill Clinton to hit the Virginia campaign trail for McAuliffe

Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Virginia gubernatorial hopeful and longtime friend Terry McAuliffe next week, just days before the November 5 election.

McAuliffe's team announced Sunday that the 42nd president will kick off a three-day tour with the Democratic nominee in Virginia on October 27.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bill Clinton • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Bill Clinton on shutdown: ‘politics is not theology’
October 14th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
6 months ago

Bill Clinton on shutdown: ‘politics is not theology’

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Monday on the legislative impasse at the heart of the government shutdown, admonishing the “constant conflict” that has come to define American politics.

Speaking at a convention of the National Community Pharmacists Association in Orlando, Clinton said he liked the crowd because of the practicality of their profession.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Government Shutdown
Bill Clinton on wife's 2008 campaign, possible 2016 run
September 29th, 2013
02:56 PM ET
7 months ago

Bill Clinton on wife's 2008 campaign, possible 2016 run

Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Sunday on the lessons learned from the 2008 presidential campaign, when his wife, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, battled then-Sen. Barack Obama through a historic Democratic primary.

At the heart of it, the 42nd president said, candidates need to be able to define themselves before the opposition does it.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Clinton says Obama needs to call the GOP's 'bluff'
September 29th, 2013
11:52 AM ET
7 months ago

Clinton says Obama needs to call the GOP's 'bluff'

Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton, who sat in the Oval Office during the last government shutdown, supports President Barack Obama's refusal to negotiate with congressional Republicans and argues he should call their "bluff" as the government nears a possible shutdown and default.

"He could stop it, but the price of - the current price of stopping it is higher than the price of letting the Republicans do it and taking their medicine," he said in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Congress • President Obama
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