Gingrich reflects fondly on negotiations with Clinton
July 27th, 2011
03:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich reflects fondly on negotiations with Clinton

Washington (CNN) – You know the debt ceiling debate has reached a new level of intensity when former House Speaker Newt Gingrich starts reminiscing about his 1995 government shutdown negotiations with former President Bill Clinton.

On Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate told New Hampshire radio station WNTK, "Bill Clinton was, in the end, willing to be practical ... We were able to sit down, face-to-face, and negotiate a deal. He really was so much further to the center than President Obama is, and he was so much more flexible than President Obama. I don't think there's any comparison of the environment."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President Clinton • President Obama
Bill Clinton offers Big Apple prize to pay Hillary's campaign debt
December 14th, 2010
12:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton offers Big Apple prize to pay Hillary's campaign debt

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid may have ended over two years ago, but one enduring aspect of her campaign remains: the debt.

In an effort to help pay down his wife's remaining campaign debt, former President Bill Clinton is once again lending a hand to bring in donations.
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December 10th, 2010
06:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama enlists Clinton to sell tax deal

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday enlisted former President Bill Clinton to help sell a compromise tax package negotiated with Republicans to reluctant Democrats.

After meeting with Clinton at the White House, Obama brought him to the briefing room to tout the proposal to reporters, even backing off after a brief introduction to let Clinton do the talking and take questions.

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Filed under: President Clinton • President Obama • Tax deal
Clinton backs tax deal
December 10th, 2010
04:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton backs tax deal

Washignton (CNN)–After meeting Friday with President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton told reporters he supported the tax and benefits package negotiated with Republicans because "I don't believe is a better deal out there."


Filed under: President Clinton • President Obama • Tax deal
October 24th, 2010
07:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton: I'm 'ticked off'

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton continued his cross-country campaign swing Sunday night to help the longest-serving member of Congress in his bid to hold onto his seat.

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is a 28-term incumbent, but he’s in a tighter reelection battle than he’s seen in a while, hence the Clinton campaign stop.

“Michigan was good for me and I tried to be good for Michigan,” Clinton said. “John Dingell’s been good for you and he’s been good for you in the last year and a half, as he has in his entire career."
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Filed under: 2010 • John Dingell • President Clinton
October 21st, 2010
08:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton uses sports to get out the vote

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton's advice to voters in Maryland? Treat this election like a sports game.

"If you look at the facts, if you treat this like it's a report on ESPN instead of the crazy food fight financed by secret special interests," Clinton said. "(If) you look at the facts, the tale of two governors leads you to the inevitable conclusion: I think we ought to keep Martin O'Malley."
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Filed under: 2010 • Martin O'Malley • Maryland • President Clinton
October 13th, 2010
02:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton heads home to help out fellow Democrat

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is heading home to help out a fellow Democrat facing a very tough re-election bid.

The former president teams up with Sen. Blanche Lincoln in his native Arkansas at an event in Jonesboro Wednesday evening.
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Filed under: 2010 • Arkansas • Blanche Lincoln • President Clinton
October 13th, 2010
05:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton campaigns for Reid in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - In a high school gymnasium packed with more than 1,000 supporters, former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech touting the achievements of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and criticizing his Republican challenger in an attempt to energize Democratic supporters.

Polls show the race between Reid and Republican Sharron Angle neck and neck.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • President Clinton
September 20th, 2010
01:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Wolf's pick for Monday: Clinton still delivers votes

From Wolf Blitzer, Anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room"

Washington (CNN) - It's amazing how formidable Bill Clinton remains. He's very much a political force in the country. He will be deeply involved in helping Democrats in the weeks leading up to the November 2 elections.

Clinton can certainly raise money for candidates but, more importantly, he can help deliver votes. I think it's fair to say many - not all, but many - Democrats in deep trouble right now would welcome some help from him. They might even prefer him over President Obama in their districts.

I've been thinking about him because I will be in New York Tuesday at his Clinton Global Initiative to interview him. It will be my third interview with him this year. I spent some time with him in Washington on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and, more recently, at the Fortune-Time-CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.

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August 24th, 2010
10:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Meek thanks Obama, Clinton

Hollywood, Florida (CNN) – Rep. Kendrick Meek, giving his victory speech after winning Florida's Democratic Senate nomination, thanked President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

After numerous stories that Obama wasn't doing enough to help Meek's bid for his party's nomination, White House officials recently stressed that the president was firmly supportive of Meek. Obama appeared with the candidate last week, giving Meek a hug upon arriving in Florida for a Democratic party fundraiser. Meek also spoke at the fundraiser.

And Clinton headlined three Meek rallies last week. The former president had already served as the main attraction at several fundraising events for Meek and penned fundraising e-mails for the candidate.

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Filed under: 2010 • Kendrick Meek • President Clinton • President Obama
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