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  • FDA Outlaws Free Cigars For Troops

    08/29/2016 2:39:37 PM PDT · by cgbg · 15 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 28, 2016 | Tony Marrero
    New Food and Drug Administration regulations on cigars, e-cigarettes and other products that took effect Aug. 8. Among the regulations is what many interpret as a ban on the charitable donation of tobacco products.
  • Giuliani: Bill Clinton Was a 'Predator President' (Yes he was)

    07/21/2016 11:35:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a speech to the New York delegation Thursday morning at the Republican National Convention, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani picked up where he left off after his fiery, impassioned speech Monday night. In particular, he set his sights on the Clintons, arguing they, not the Republicans, are the ones who have demeaned women throughout their careers. “In the last 20 years, the biggest war on women has been conducted by Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton was a predator president,” Giuliani said. The current Democratic nominee is not innocent either in the Lewinsky scandal, Giuliani continued. “If Monica Lewinsky...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • It must stop now: The media can’t allow Trump to make this election about Bill Clinton

    05/24/2016 9:25:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 160 replies
    SALON ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sean Illing
    Donald Trump has fired his first shots of the general election campaign. Predictably, they have nothing to do with anything that matters. In a new video released on Instagram, Trump features audio interviews with women who’ve accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. Against the backdrop of shadowy audio clips, the accompanying text asks if Hillary Clinton is “really protecting women.” We hear the voices of Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Wiley, and a clip from a 1999 Dateline interview with Juanita Broaddrick. Near the end, as the sound of Hillary Clinton’s cackle fades, the words “Here we go again” flash on the...
  • Hillary Clinton Dodges Trump Accusations of Her Husband Bill Clinton Committing ‘Rape’

    05/19/2016 11:51:12 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 19, 2016
    On Tuesday night Donald Trump accused Bill Clinton of rape. The accusations are well documented but have never been discussed by the liberal media. ... On Thursday Hillary Clinton dodged the accusations– Via People: “I am not afraid of Donald Trump. He can attack me as much as he wants – I know I can take it. But we won’t let his attacks against Americans based on their ethnicity, their gender or the faith they practice go unanswered,” Hillary wrote Thursday in a fundraising email titled, “Are you with me, against Trump?”
  • TRUMP DROPS 'R' WORD ON CLINTON

    05/18/2016 2:50:42 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 239 replies
  • Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known

    05/13/2016 12:20:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” -- even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com. ADVERTISEMENT Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified...
  • Bill Clinton has heated exchange with protesters at rally for Hillary [Bubba vs BLM]

    04/08/2016 2:51:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago. Addressing supporters at a Hillary Clinton presidential rally in Philadelphia, Bill Clinton was interrupted by people in the crowd holding signs reading "Clinton crime bill destroyed our communities" and "Welfare reform increased poverty." As first lady, Hillary Clinton said in a 1996 speech about the crime bill, "They are often the kinds of kids that are called super-predators." Some blacks have found the term "super-predators" offensive and have tried to...
  • Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: 'Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years'

    03/21/2016 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 21, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    At an event today in Spokane, Washington, Bill Clinton called for putting "the awful legacy of the last 8 years behind us and the 7 years before that where we were practicing trickle down economics."
  • Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus

    02/20/2016 2:20:14 PM PST · by NRx · 140 replies
    NBC ^ | 02-20-2016 | NBC News
    NBC is calling it for Clinton.
  • Hoary old Bill (Clinton) making liberals sweat (poor old codger alert)

    02/09/2016 4:59:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly man - a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night, when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance...er, victory speech in Iowa. [Snip] The visage that Bill wore for much of that harangue was truly revealing - more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential campaign stage. His head drooped, and his mouth frequently gaped open in what almost appeared to be a slack-eyed but leering old geezer smile directed towards his partner's...
  • I am so happy that my husband could be here with me Clinton says at Iowa rally

    01/30/2016 7:24:03 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 30, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    'I am so happy that my husband could be here with me,' Clinton says at Iowa rally where she's joined by Bill - and says it is 'perversely flattering' that Republicans are obsessed with tanking her candidacy Hillary and Bill Clinton joined forces in Iowa tonight for the first time since she began deploying him to campaign for her this year 'He knows a little bit about this job I'm competing for, and he will be, if I am so fortunate to become your next president, he'll be a really good adviser' Of the GOP's attack ads on her, Clinton...
  • It’s Still Bill Clinton, but the Old Magic Seems Missing

    01/28/2016 8:39:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | PATRICK HEALY
    Bill Clinton came to the vote-rich city of Mason City on Wednesday night and recounted his wife's life experiences, recited her policy ideas, and ripped into the Republicans a bit. But what Mr. Clinton used to do so well -- and what Hillary Clinton needs, only days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday -- was nowhere to be found: a polished, piercing critique of an opponent, in this case Bernie Sanders. At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Preferred Title for Bill? ‘First Mate’ or ‘First Dude’

    01/06/2016 6:43:45 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/5/2016 | Laura Meckler
    Faced with a sea of raised hands, Democrat Hillary Clinton often struggles out loud trying to decide who to call on. At a town hall meeting on Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa, she knew right away. "I gotta call on you," she told a young man near the front. Turning to the audience, she said, "He has a T-shirt that says, 'Bill Clinton for First Lady.'" "You know," the former first lady said, "I'm sort of more partial to First Mate or First Dude." The voter went on to ask a question about the criminal justice system It wasn’t the...
  • Bill Clinton, the Subdued Spouse, Makes His Campaign Debut

    01/05/2016 1:54:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2016 | By PATRICK HEALY
    EXETER, N.H. — Eight years after aggressively defending his wife during her first presidential campaign, Bill Clinton was unusually understated and subdued on Monday during his first solo swing back in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton, restraining himself even in the face of taunts from Donald J. Trump. Sticking mostly to descriptions of Mrs. Clinton’s policy positions and biography, the former president made only glancing references to her opponents, saying that some were “kind of scary” but not naming names. He also suggested that he would not thrive politically today because he was not “mad at anybody,” an implicit jab...
  • Like old times, Bill Clinton joins the campaign trail in New Hampshire

    01/05/2016 1:45:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Michael A. Memoli
    Bill Clinton's political muscle memory took him down a well-worn path Monday in New Hampshire: the rally in Nashua, the lunchtime mingle in Manchester and the afternoon town hall in Exeter. Like the snow flurries on one of the coldest days of winter so far, Clinton's Arkansas twang was so familiar in the hamlets of the Granite State that it seemed to signal that the time to pick a president is near again. Asked about the repeated assertions by Republican front-runner Donald Trump that Clinton's history of sexual indiscretions was "fair game" in the campaign, he demurred. "There's always a...
  • This is my response to a man who wanted to know why I asked the questions as rudely as I did

    01/04/2016 7:17:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    facebook ^ | 1-3-16 | Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien
    This is my response to a man who wanted to know why I asked the questions as rudely as I did; Thank you for asking what I was so concerned with. I appreciate your interest. It all started when I saw Juanita Broaddrick give an hour long interview on Dateline NBC to Lisa Myers in 1999 where she said she was raped by Bill Clinton in 1978. You can find a video of it on Youtube. I believed her so when Al Gore was running for president, I asked him if he believed her too because I was shocked that...
  • CNN's Camerota Shocked 14 Women Could Make Claims Against Bill Clinton

    12/31/2015 5:46:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Is that right? Fourteen?" That's Alisyn Camerota, 1:21 into the video clip. The shock and surprise in the voice of the CNN host is stupendous! Yes, who could possibly imagine that, as CNN commentator Errol Louis stated, there are 14 women who could potentially make allegations of improprieties against Bill Clinton. If Camerota had consulted CNN's own files, she wouldn't be so shocked. The Starr report includes Monica Lewinsky's testimony that Clinton personally told her that "he had had hundreds of affairs" before the age of 40. And Dick Morris is on record saying Clinton had "hundreds of women" just...
  • Wasserman Schultz Warns Trump, Republicans: Attack Bill Clinton At Your Own "Peril"

    12/29/2015 4:47:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 112 replies
    Rea Clear Politics ^ | 12/27/2015 | Staff
    [video at link] "I think that Donald Trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise Bill Clinton as somehow a negative, to their peril. I think every poll I've ever seen shows that if President Clinton were a candidate tomorrow he'd be reelected. He presided at that time over the longest period of sustained prosperity up to that point. Finished his term very popular and continues to be one of the most admired elected officials, and former elected officials, and men in the world."
  • Donald Trump Is Exactly Right About Bill Clinton

    12/28/2015 7:52:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | streiff (Diary)
    Now, as polls show Clinton neck-in-neck with all her potential GOP challengers and that two-thirds of the nation thinks she is a crook and can't be trusted, she is calling on her "husband", former president Bill Clinton to campaign for her. This, naturally, has provided fodder for Donald Trump's twitter account. Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE'S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015 He is absolutely right. Bill Clinton is a serial sexual predator. There is no other way to describe him....
  • Sharpton Suggests OK for Hillary to Have Attacked Monica Lewinsky

    12/28/2015 5:26:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's more sexist: Donald Trump saying "schlonged" to describe the way Hillary Clinton lost in 2008, or Hillary herself orchestrating a campaign to discredit and destroy women, including Monica Lewinsky, whose "bimbo eruptions" threatened Bill and Hillary's hold on power? According to Al Sharpton on today's Morning Joe, Trump's offense is the graver. Sharpton suggests that Hillary's attack on Monica Lewinsky should be understood as a woman "dealing with someone who was in an indiscretion with her husband." Sharpton thus paints a picture of poor Hillary, the wronged woman, fighting her rival for the affections of her husband. As Trump...
  • Interesting News on N. Korea (Cigar Smuggling, Online Gambling)

    10/21/2015 6:42:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 19, 2015
    N.Korean Diplomats Caught Smuggling Cuban Cigars Two North Korean diplomats have been caught smuggling a large stash of top-end Cuban cigars into Brazil. The two were arrested at Campinas International Airport in Săo Paulo, according to the Brazilian daily O Estado. Both are trade attaches at the North Korean Consulate there. They had come from Cuba via Panama carrying 3,800 cigars worth W90-150 million in six travel bags (US$1=W1,133). Cigar smuggling is apparently a common sideline for North Korean diplomats in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela who are under growing pressure from Pyongyang to earn valuta. Top-end Cohiba Cigars sell...
  • Clinton: Trump is offensive to women but so is Rubio and the rest of the GOP field

    08/10/2015 5:14:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Donald Trump's remarks about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are offensive, but the rest of the Republican field is equally offensive, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday. "What Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, but what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous," Clinton said. "They brag about slashing health-care funding, they say they would force women who have been raped to carry their rapist's child," and fail to put forward proposals that would help women earn equal pay.
  • Clinton campaigning in a bubble, largely isolated from real people

    05/21/2015 2:06:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 21, 2015 | BY ANITA KUMAR
    Here’s how Hillary Clinton campaigned for president this week: She took a private 15-minute tour of a bike shop that had closed for her visit. She spoke to four small-business owners chosen by her staff in front of an audience of 20, also chosen by her staff. She answered a few questions from the media following weeks of silence. And after a little more than an hour, Clinton was off, whisked away by aides and Secret Service agents, into a minivan and on to the next event. Members of the public who wanted to go inside the building to support...
  • Hillary Clinton links better child care to restoring the middle class in Chicago appearance

    05/20/2015 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2015 | By Rick Pearson
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made a stop in Bronzeville where she pledged to improve the availability of quality affordable child care, saying it was important in restoring the economy and the middle class. Clinton also sought to take on the issue of income inequality — something Democratic progressives have said is needed for her campaign to be successful. While speaking at a roundtable of a dozen child-care workers and parents, Clinton sought to make a middle-class connection. The child-care facility is represented by the politically active Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois, and Tom Balanoff, president of...
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

    05/05/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2015
    Hillary Clinton‘s stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices, but support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In just seven weeks, a period in which Mrs. Clinton formally began her presidential campaign, the share of people with a negative view of her jumped to 42% from 36% in last month’s survey, and only a quarter of registered voters said they viewed her as honest and straightforward, down from 38% last summer. But she remains highly regarded among Democrats, with 76%...
  • Monica Lewinsky tapped by Barbara Walters to bring the mojo back to The View .....

    04/01/2015 9:29:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 76 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/1/15 | By TOPPER TOUSSAINT
    EXCLUSIVE: Who needs Rosie O'Donnell? Monica Lewinsky tapped by Barbara Walters to bring the mojo back to The View and make it the 'runaway success' it once was Retired news legend Barbara Walters still has some clout - and a strong opinion about how ABC can turn things around at the ratings-challenged show she created, The View. Barbara's magic bullet: Monica Lewinsky. Walters says that the former White House intern would be a 'run away success' on The View, a network source tells Daily Mail Online. She would attract great guests - even if casting her as a regular co-host...
  • Bill Clinton Gushes Over ‘Selma’: ‘I Stood Up and Started Cheering All By Myself’

    01/19/2015 2:29:17 PM PST · by maggief · 61 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2015 | Ronda Racha Penrice
    EXCERPT Good-naturedly referencing his friend Andrew Young—who marched with King and is prominent in the film—early in his speech, Clinton told the sold-out crowd, “I saw Andy earlier today and I said, ‘Andy, I just watched Selma. Were you ever that thin?’ (eliciting thunderous laughter) and he said yes, he was, that they were dodging so many bullets in droves they all used to be thin.” As he continued to speak, he got decidedly more serious. “If you haven’t yet, go see the movie Selma,” he insisted, “and you will see the enormous pressures imposed on the King family and...
  • Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

    10/20/2014 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Monica Lewinsky was "in love" with former President Clinton, the disgraced former intern revealed Monday. "Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college … I fell in love with my boss," the infamous former White House staffer told a business conference Monday during an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye following the revelation of her affair with Clinton — her first public address in 13 years. "Overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero," she said, according to reporters present at the Forbes magazine "30 Under 30"...
  • Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    10/09/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 13 replies
    bloodhorse.com ^ | October 8, 2014 8:42 PM | Frank Angst
    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Cigar, who died from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck, had resided at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions since 1999. In all, the son of Palace Music—Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew, won 15 stakes including 11 grade/group I scores. Cigar earned Horse of the Year honors in 1995 and 1996, and was named champion older...
  • Bill Clinton Now Enjoys $1,000 Cigars

    08/21/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT · by W. · 48 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/21/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Bill Clinton enjoys a Gurkha cigar, "the Rolls Royce of the cigar industry." "The cigars are close to $1,000 each," says the cigar boss.
  • New book: Being assigned to Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service detail “a form of punishment”

    08/13/2014 6:17:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | August 13, 2014
    There’s no worse assignment for a Secret Service agent than protecting Hillary Clinton, if claims in a controversial new book are to be believed. Ronald Kessler’s book, “First Family Detail,” is filled with salacious revelations about the secret personal lives of the nation’s most high-profile political leaders. “She is so nasty to agents that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment,” Kessler told “Top Line” of Clinton. “It shines a light on her character,” Kessler said. “She claims to be a champion of the little people, and she's going to help the middle class. And, in...
  • Hillary Clinton Fans Wait Through Night for Book Signing

    06/10/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By LIZ "RODHAM" KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton drew a "Harry Potter" sized line of fans waiting to get an autographed copy of her new memoir "Hard Choices" at a Manhattan bookstore today. Hundreds of Hillary fans have camped out for hours, many overnight, outside the Union Square Barnes and Noble store to get one of the coveted wristbands which would allow them access to her first book tour stop today. By the time people were allowed to inside the store around 8:30 a.m., the line was wrapped around an entire city block -- up Park Avenue, around 18th Street, and all the way to Broadway.
  • 'Media Mutiny' After Reporters Face Intense Restrictions At Hillary Book Signing

    06/10/2014 1:32:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo! ^ | June 10, 2014 | By Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    Reporters who showed up to cover the first signing of Hillary Clinton's book tour in Manhattan on Tuesday faced strict restrictions that led to what one veteran correspondent called a "media mutiny." Barnes & Noble Corporate Communications Director Carolyn Brown addressed the assembled reporters and briefed them on the restrictions. Brown said Clinton would "hold the book and pose" before going "behind the desk" to sign copies. "No questions: She's not taking any questions," Brown said. "She's not making remarks." Many reporters griped about the situation. Print reporters were told they would be kept at least 20 feet away from...
  • Clinton: Canada trip showed dangers of climate change

    06/10/2014 3:20:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    A 2005 Senate trip to Canada opened Hillary Clinton’s eyes to the dangers of climate change and inspired her to push for aggressive actions to fight it, the former secretary of state wrote in her book released Tuesday. Clinton described flying over the Yukon Territory with three Republican senators and seeing large areas of spruce trees that had been killed by beetles driven north temperature changes. “A tribal elder recounted how he had returned to a lake where he had fished as a boy only to find it dried up,” Clinton said in her second book, “Hard Choices.” “I met...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • Monica Lewinsky in Vanity Fair: Time to burn beret

    05/06/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Monica Lewinsky is taking to the pages of Vanity Fair to address her affair with former President Bill Clinton, writing that she avoided the spotlight for fear of becoming an issue during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, but adds that the time has come to stop “tiptoeing around my past — and other people’s futures.” -snip- “Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet,” Lewinsky writes. Lewinsky also had a suggestion for Beyonce, who recently referenced the affair on the single “Partition,” from her most recent album. “Thanks, Beyoncé,...
  • POLITICS: WHITE HOUSE Flashback: 1 day into last shutdown, Clinton-Lewinsky had first 'encounter'

    09/30/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-30-2013 | Paul Bedard
    September 30, 2013 POLITICS WHITE HOUSEFlashback: 1 day into last shutdown, Clinton-Lewinsky had first 'encounter' Paul Bedard The White House may be quietly hoping that a federal government shutdown slams the political prospects of the Republican Party like it did during the last crisis in 1995, but something else happened at the start of that shutdown that nearly destroyed the presidency: the sordid Oval Office sex affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton began. As that shutdown began November 14th after Clinton and Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped negotiating, the White House was forced to slash its staff of...
  • And then there's THIS: Lewinsky shopping new top-secret book

    09/13/2012 7:20:30 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 13, 2012
    Monica Lewinsky is shopping a top-secret book project, Page Six has exclusively learned. We’re told Lewinsky has been making the rounds with major publishers, who were all asked to sign nondisclosure agreements to take the meetings. It’s unclear who the front-runners are, but, says an insider familiar with the project, “I’m sure every major publisher was interested in hearing what she had to say.” The former White House intern who touched off the 1998 Bill Clinton scandal has given past interviews, but kept a very low profile since leaving for England in 2005 for the London School of Economics. Lewinsky’s...
  • Little Rock Airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton

    03/17/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 16 MAR 2012 | Max Brantley
    The Little Rock Airport Commission has scheduled a discussion at its meeting Tuesday to rename the airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The idea has kicked around for years, with varying amounts of cheering and jeering. Hillary Clinton served for a time as legal counsel to the airport. I'm guessing the votes are in hand now to honor Arkansas's native son president and his wife, the secretary of state. It's better than a guess. Our FOI request early today produced 1) renderings of various proposed sign treatments including the one above; 2) the resolution the commission has up...
  • Seattle Cigar Expo - August 20, 2001

    08/12/2011 6:31:00 PM PDT · by El Sordo · 19 replies
    Found out about this yesterday. It looks interesting. I want to go... I really want to go... But... I cannot. Boo! For any of you other aficionados here in the Pacific Northwest, I thought you might like a heads up. www.SeattleCigarExpo.com If you get there, let me know what you thought so I might live vicariously through others.
  • Cuban, breaking own record, rolls longest cigar (268 feet 4 inches - 81.8 metres in length)

    05/03/2011 10:16:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/3/11 | Rosa Tania Valdes - Reuters
    HAVANA (Reuters) – A Cuban cigar roller broke his own record on Tuesday by rolling the world's longest cigar, a monster smoke that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as "Cueto. Cueto,...
  • 'Cigar Guy' Creates Web Frenzy

    10/06/2010 12:35:17 AM PDT · by kik5150 · 96 replies
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | 10/05/10 | Claudine Zap
    A photographer for the Daily Mail got an amazing picture at the Ryder Cup of Tiger Woods flubbing a shot headed directly at the camera. He didn't duck and Tiger's golf ball actually hit the lens — but not before the image was captured midflight. The photo has been seen around the world. But that's not what's captivating the Web. It's the amazingly unique look of the fan standing just to the right of Tiger's shoulder, chomping on a cigar, wearing a turban-like brown hat, and sporting a thick, Groucho Marx–style mustache. The spectator just steals the show. And just...
  • What's everyone smoking?

    08/27/2010 5:38:36 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 84 replies · 2+ views
    27 August 2010 | Hotmetal
    I hope it's not too early to do this again,I did it several months ago just with cigars and added beer tonight. Here's my choice Double Ligero by La Flor Dominicana Midas Touch Ale by Dogfish Head
  • Bill Clinton had 'mentality of an 18-year-old' regarding sex, NPR reporter who covered Bubba says

    08/20/2010 4:16:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Bill Clinton had 'mentality of an 18-year-old' regarding sex, NPR reporter who covered Bubba says BY Corky Siemaszko DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, August 20th 2010, 4:00 AM President Clinton was one of the savviest politicians to occupy the White House, but when it came to sex he had "the mentality of an 18-year-old." That blunt assessment came not from the Republicans who got Clinton impeached for lying about having sex with Monica Lewinsky, but from an NPR reporter named Nina Totenberg who covered the President's most inglorious moments. It appears in "A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton...
  • Winston Churchill's Cigar Airbrushed From Picture (Stalinism Alive & Well)

    06/16/2010 1:04:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,058+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Jun 2010 | Nick Collins
    A photograph of Winston Churchill giving his victory salute has been airbrushed to remove his signature cigar. In the well-known original image, Churchill makes a "V" shaped symbol with his fingers – while gripping a cigar in the corner of his mouth. But in a reproduction of the picture, hanging over the main entrance to a London museum celebrating the wartime leader, he has been made into a non-smoker through the use of image-altering techniques. It is unclear who is responsible for doctoring the photograph, with the museum – The Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience – claiming not to...
  • Churchill's Unlit Cigar Proves to Be Smoking Hot

    06/03/2010 7:47:23 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 16 replies · 359+ views
    AOL News ^ | 2 June 2010 | Terence Neilan
    Would anyone be expected to pay $3,111 for a Havana cigar in a box simply labeled "Hotel de Paris"? Well, someone did just that today, because it wasn't just any old cigar -- it was one that belonged to Winston Churchill that he never got around to smoking. Initial estimates for the Cuban cigar by Camacho ranged from $1,500 to $2,200, according to the Christie's London auction company.
  • A Cigar Thread

    04/25/2010 2:29:29 PM PDT · by El Sordo · 111 replies · 1,305+ views
    The long and short of it being that I've recently discovered that I rather enjoy the occasional cigar. As if I didn't already have enough bad habits... Sadly, it seems that I've made the mistake of trying out a selection of some more expensive cigars, and now I realize that I must begin to evaluate the market for more cost effective options. So far I have found that I really enjoy the Padron 3000 and Rocky Patel Decades. But at those prices, they will certainly be a sometimes thing. And so I call upon the denizens of Free Republic! Cigars!...
  • Cuban cigar legend Robaina dead at 91

    04/18/2010 1:54:48 PM PDT · by Greg123456 · 20 replies · 493+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 17, 2010 | Associated Press
    HAVANA - Cuban tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina, an international symbol of the island's cigar-making prowess, died Saturday. He was 91.
  • Obama Cigar Tax Cost 500 Jobs In Tampa

    01/28/2010 10:21:39 AM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 11 replies · 633+ views
    The Stogie Guys ^ | 1/28/10 | Patrick Semmens/Patrick Ashby
    Last night, during his State of the Union address, President Obama spent a fair amount of time speaking about how to restore American jobs. He even touted various “targeted” tax cuts that he signed into law. Obama said in his speech that he would visit Tampa, Florida, to have a townhall on the issue today. I can think of no better place for such an event. Tampa, after all, has been ground zero for the devastation caused by the SCHIP tobacco tax increase. In a decision that Altadis USA directly attributed to the SCHIP tobacco tax hike, the Hav-A-Tampa factory,...