Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son
Bill Clinton with Ira Magaziner during a White House event in 1997.
August 6th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son

Washington (CNN) – No race is too small for Bill Clinton, especially when you are the son of a former Clinton White House aide and longtime friend.

Clinton will campaign for Rhode Island's Democratic general-treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner on August 27 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a campaign spokesman tells CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Clinton
Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state
August 6th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton is beating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his own turf, a new poll finds.

Fifty percent of New Jersey voters - who reelected Christie in 2013 - said they would vote for Clinton over Christie if the presidential election was held today, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday. Forty-two percent of voters said they would pick the New Jersey governor.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Polls
Bill Clinton: America has 'barely scratched the surface' on African investment
August 5th, 2014
11:03 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bill Clinton: America has 'barely scratched the surface' on African investment

Washington (CNN) - With the vast majority of African leaders in town for a White House summit on the future of the continent, former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that partnering with African business is a "massive opportunity for American business."

Clinton, who moderated the opening panel at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, said that although the conventional wisdom is that Africa needs the United States far more than America needs Africa, the reality is that the U.S. business community "needs this relationship as much or more as Africa and its business community.”

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Filed under: Africa • Bill Clinton • President Obama
Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem
August 5th, 2014
09:14 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem

Washington (CNN) - Note to Congress: Your constituents are turning on you.

For the first time, a majority of Americans said they disapproved of their representative and thought they were part of the problem in Washington, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll out Tuesday. The poll found that 51% of Americans disapprove of the way their own member of Congress is handling his or her job, while 41% approve.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Polls
James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, gun-control advocate, dies
August 4th, 2014
01:47 PM ET
2 weeks ago

James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, gun-control advocate, dies

(CNN) – James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday.

He was 73.

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Filed under: Gun control • Ronald Reagan • White House
New book says Hillary Clinton blamed husband's infidelity on abuse as a child
August 1st, 2014
09:51 AM ET
3 weeks ago

New book says Hillary Clinton blamed husband's infidelity on abuse as a child

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 – the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton's presidency – that the President's infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president.

The comments come from an upcoming book by Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, whose book – "Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me" – is set to hit bookshelves in late August. Clinton's comments come from an interview she granted Franks, at the time a writer for the short lived Talk magazine.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
July 31st, 2014
06:56 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Bill Clinton: ‘I nearly got’ Osama bin Laden

Washington (CNN) - Bill Clinton, just hours before planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reportedly told an audience in Australia that he almost killed Osama bin Laden during his presidency.

Speaking to a group of businessmen in Australia on September 10, 2001, according to audio aired by SkyNews Australia on Wednesday, Clinton said that he "nearly got" the al Qaeda leader but didn't go through with a missile attack because of the collateral damage that would have come from it.

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Filed under: Australia • Bill Clinton • Osama bin Laden
Poll: Obama flirts with all-time low approval in Ohio as Clinton remains strong
July 31st, 2014
10:17 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Poll: Obama flirts with all-time low approval in Ohio as Clinton remains strong

(CNN) – Ohio voters have soured on President Barack Obama, according to a new survey, but are still upbeat about Hillary Clinton, his possible Democratic successor.

Thirty-six percent of Ohio voters approve of the way Obama is handing his job as president, according to the Quinnipiac University poll, a number that is only three percentage points above the President's Buckeye State low point of 34% in November 2013. Fifty-nine percent of Ohio voters disapprove of how the President's handling his duties.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Ohio • Poll • President Obama
Waiting with open wallets: Media mogul says he'll spend 'as much as needed' for Clinton 2016
July 28th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Waiting with open wallets: Media mogul says he'll spend 'as much as needed' for Clinton 2016

Washington (CNN) - Haim Saban, a multibillionaire media mogul, said Monday he is prepared to spend "as much as needed" to get Hillary Clinton into the White House in 2016.

While it is no secret that Saban, the head of Univision and a prodigious Democratic money man, is excited about the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, these recent comments to Bloomberg up the ante of his support.

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Filed under: 2016 • Citizens United • Fundraising • Hillary Clinton
July 25th, 2014
11:44 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Senior Obama adviser on impeachment: 'I would not discount that possibility'

Washington (CNN) – Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime aide and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told reporters Friday that recent talk of impeaching the President should not be considered a long shot.

"I would not discount that possibility," Pfeiffer said, pointing out that a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicated that a third of Americans think Obama should be impeached.

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