Political drama 'Camp David' chronicles messy path to peace
President Jimmy Carter (Richard Thomas) diffuses a tense moment between Menachem Begin (Ron Rifkin) and Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy) in the new political drama "Camp David."
April 9th, 2014
01:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Political drama 'Camp David' chronicles messy path to peace

Washington (CNN) – They stood in front of the White House on a sunny day 35 years ago, their hands clasped together and big grins on their faces. The three world leaders, one Arab, one Orthodox Jew, and one born-again Christian, had just signed what would become the Middle East's most enduring peace treaty.

And all it took was a trip to the woods.
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RNC questions timing of Clinton document release
March 7th, 2014
06:24 PM ET
6 months ago

RNC questions timing of Clinton document release

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee alleged Friday that previously confidential papers from the Clinton White House were improperly withheld from the public for over a year and requested the National Archives provide its correspondence with the offices of Bill and Hillary Clinton regarding the review and release of the material.

David Powers, the RNC's senior counsel, requested in a letter Friday to the Archives that the agency turn over "any documents, correspondence, and e-mails" it exchanged with representative of the Clintons regarding the "review, consideration, or withholding" of the documents, which he says includes "some communications with Hillary Clinton."

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • RNC
February 28th, 2014
09:41 PM ET
6 months ago

Clinton documents: much has changed, but much still the same

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(CNN) - More than 3,500 pages of previously secret Clinton White documents made public Friday showed that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Highlights from the Clinton documents

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Some of the confidential memos, notes and other papers released by the National Archives referred to technological advances of the times, such as the 1995 memo that suggested then first lady Hillary Clinton use the Internet to speak to young women because it "has become very popular."

Others detailed political battles over health care reform that sounded like today's headlines.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • White House
Previously secret Clinton White House documents released
February 27th, 2014
05:15 PM ET
6 months ago

Previously secret Clinton White House documents released

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Updated 1:35 p.m. ET, 2/28/2014

(CNN) – A new look at the inner workings of the Clinton White House emerged Friday, with the National Archives and Records Administration releasing a first batch of confidential memos and papers.

Some 4,000 to 5,000 pages of documents came out shortly after 1 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Confidential Clinton White House documents nearing release
February 26th, 2014
08:19 PM ET
6 months ago

Confidential Clinton White House documents nearing release

Washington (CNN) – Tens of thousands of previously confidential documents from the Clinton administration are nearing public release, the National Archives said Wednesday.

The documents, numbering approximately 33,000 pages and spanning the eight years of Bill Clinton's presidency, consist of confidential communications between the former Democratic President and his advisers, and potentially then-first lady Hillary Clinton.

The release would also include documents pertaining to the former President's appointments for federal office.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • White House
Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides
February 19th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
6 months ago

Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides

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Updated 8:05 p.m. ET, 2/19/2014

(CNN) – When Scott Walker was running for governor of Wisconsin in 2010, the then-Milwaukee County Executive ordered his staff to hold a daily conference call with his political campaign, according to newly released documents Wednesday.

The coordination would be considered illegal under Wisconsin law, as county officials are not allowed to conduct political business on the county's dime.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Hillary Clinton as a kindergarten teacher?
February 12th, 2014
10:21 AM ET
7 months ago

Hillary Clinton as a kindergarten teacher?

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Fayetteville, Arkansas (CNN) - Hillary Clinton, a woman who's held two of the highest offices in U.S. government, may have originally wanted to become a kindergarten teacher after her eight years as first lady.

The revelation was found in the copious notes and diary of Diane Blair, a close friend and confident to the former first lady.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
February 12th, 2014
08:26 AM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN–Confidant’s diary: Clinton wanted to keep records for ‘revenge'

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Fayetteville, Arkansas (CNN) - Shortly before Hillary Clinton’s effort to pass health care reform died in the summer of 1994, the first lady asked a close friend and confidant for advice on “how best to preserve her general memories of the administration and of health care in particular.”

When asked why, according to the friend’s June 20, 1994, diary entry, Clinton said, “Revenge.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
7 things you didn't know you didn't know about the State of the Union
January 28th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
7 months ago

7 things you didn't know you didn't know about the State of the Union

Washington (CNN) – If you tune in to CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, you’ll find plenty of intelligent reporting, insightful analysis, and a robust and thoughtful discussion of the most important issues facing our nation.

You won't find any of that here. But where else will you find the answers to burning questions such as, “What color necktie did Obama wear in 2011?” and “What the heck is that thing in front of John Boehner?”

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January 9th, 2014
01:22 PM ET
8 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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