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  • Clinton Library's Doc Dump Reveals CRA Fueled Subprime Bubble

    04/26/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 25, 2014 | Masthead Editorial
    Subprime Scandal: Newly released memos from the Clinton presidential library reveal evidence the government had a big hand in the housing crisis. The worst actors were in the White House, not on Wall Street. During the 1990s, former Clinton aides bragged that more aggressive enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act pressured banks to issue riskier mortgages, lending more proof the anti-redlining law fueled the crisis. A 2012 National Bureau of Economic Research study found "that adherence to that act led to riskier lending by banks," with "a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters...
  • Are Secret Clinton White House Tapes Lost to History?

    03/18/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Steven Portnoy
    Among the thousands of pages of documents released by the Clinton Library recently, two had this tantalizing notation at the top: “Tape One, Side One.” That stamp appeared on transcripts of two conversations Bill Clinton had behind closed doors with aides inside the Oval Office. They included the president’s ribald remarks on race, frank talk about gays, and even how to prepare for Y2K. And they were captured on cassette tapes. All of which raises the question: Could there be “Clinton Tapes” — in the tradition of Nixon, Kennedy and LBJ? Might we hear Clinton in his famous Arkansas twang...
  • Clinton Documents Released

    Formerly Withheld Documents
  • The Clinton library's secret files

    02/25/2014 7:00:10 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A trove of Clinton White House records long processed for release remains hidden from public view at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock — even though the legal basis initially used to withhold them expired more than a year ago. The papers contain confidential advice given to or sought by President Bill Clinton, including communications with then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and records about people considered for appointments to federal office. About 33,000 pages of documents are involved, according to the National Archives, which runs the library. Under the Presidential Records Act, such records can be withheld for up to...
  • Clinton's Iranian Connection

    01/05/2009 1:54:06 PM PST · by flyfree · 6 replies · 439+ views
    On Dec. 19, 2008. at 2 p.m., the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which supports Iranian causes, contributed between $25,000 and $50,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation. This can be best described as the ultimate chutzpah, for on the very same day, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York indicted the president of the Alavi Foundation, Farshid Jahedi, "on a charge of obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying documents required to be produced under a grand jury subpoena concerning the Alavi Foundation's relationship with Bank Melli Iran and the ownership of a Manhattan office building."
  • Leveraging the Clintons-A critical look at the Clinton Foundation’s dubious donors

    12/19/2008 5:31:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 863+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 19, 2008 | Jacob Laksin
    Leveraging the Clintons   By Jacob LaksinFrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, December 19, 2008 Ever since leaving office, Bill Clinton has adamantly refused to reveal the donors to his philanthropic organization, the William J. Clinton Foundation. This week’s disclosure of more than 200,000 donors to the foundation – part of a deal with President-elect Barack Obama to allay concerns about possible conflicts of interest should Hillary Clinton be confirmed as secretary of state – suggests a reason for the secrecy. Among those who’ve made a total of $492 million in contributions to the Clinton Foundation are several troubling figures and governments...
  • Bill Clinton To Reveal The Names Of 200,000 Donors (to his presidential library and foundation)

    12/07/2008 5:23:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,109+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/30/08 | Chris Cillizza
    Bill Clinton To Reveal The Names Of DonorsPact Allows Obama To Tap Sen. Clinton By Chris Cillizza Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, November 30, 2008; Page A11 INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Nov. 29 -- Former president Bill Clinton has agreed to make public 200,000 donors to his presidential library and foundation as part of an agreement with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team designed to allow his wife -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- to be named secretary of state, according to two sources familiar with the arrangement. The former president has also agreed to allow the State Department and, potentially, the...
  • Bill Clinton agrees to release donor's names

    11/29/2008 11:45:58 PM PST · by james500 · 73 replies · 1,819+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:03am EST | Chris Michaud
    Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make public the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation as part of a deal with President-elect Barack Obama to clear the way for Sen. Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Citing Democrats close to Clinton and Obama, the newspaper reported Clinton had decided to publish his contributor list to avoid an appearance of conflict of interest with his wife's duties as secretary of state. ... The contributors' list is one of nine conditions that Clinton agreed to in his discussions with Obama's...
  • (repost) FR EXCLUSIVE: Did $1 Mil Clinton Library Donation Come from Scam Against a Chicago Bank?

    11/22/2008 6:51:22 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 746+ views
    Chicago source ^ | 11-22-08 | dfu
    NOV 22 UPDATE: a clown named Aurelio Munoz, masquerading as a real superior court judge, delayed an important hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in the Paul v Clinton case. (Yes, the case is still going.) Munoz came into the courtroom and said that he wasn't prepared. He knows very well that Hillary's nomination for Sec of State is expected to be announced right after Thanksgiving. What do the Clintons have on Munoz? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FR EXCLUSIVE: Did a $1 Million Clinton Library Donation Come from a Scam Against a Chicago Bank? YouTube/interview with a witness ^ | 4-2-08 | dfu...
  • COMMENTARY: Somewhere he's still talking: The unbearable lightness of being Bill Clinton

    12/16/2001 4:45:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies · 1,412+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | 12-16-01 | Paul Greenberg
    It happened at still another of those periodic post-mortems on the Arkansas Gazette. One of the mourners in attendance was complaining that today's Democrat-Gazette hadn't published enough positive news about Bill Clinton during his presidency. I noticed that the comment was enough to merit a strained smile from at least one member of the audience--Rex Nelson.     Rex is now on Governor Mike Huckabee's staff, but he was out in the newsroom at the start of the Clinton Years, when he was the Democrat-Gazette's political editor. Lest we forget, that was a time when the prospect of having a president ...
  • Arkansas - Clinton Library weighs revamping, changing its exhibits

    05/27/2008 3:39:37 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 236+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | May 27, 2008 | Jon Gambrell
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK - The permanent exhibits at the Clinton Presidential Library could be revamped or entirely changed as the landmark dedicated to the former president's time in office approaches its fifth anniversary, the facility's director said Tuesday. Library director Terri Garner said discussions have begun about how best to showcase Bill Clinton's pursuits since leaving office in January 2001. That could include displays about work done by the William J. Clinton Foundation, which focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention and environmental policy. Then there's also the matter of his wife, Hillary, and her own political career in the years since....
  • Clinton calendars full of unexplained private meetings

    03/19/2008 7:07:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies · 2,041+ views
    MSNBC-Deep Background ^ | 3-19-2008 | Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer
    Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's calendar entries are full of unexplained private meetings on key dates when she and President Clinton were fending off a variety of scandals, the newly released White House records show. Take Jan. 21, 1998. That's the day when most Americans first learned, courtesy of the Washington Post, that President Clinton had had a relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Mrs. Clinton's calendar entry shows that she left the White House at 7:25 pm that evening and returned 25 minutes later. The National Archives, which released the 17,484 calendar pages today, has excised the reason for the...
  • First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's Daily Schedules

    03/19/2008 7:50:51 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 1,245+ views
    clintonlibrary.gov ^ | 03/19/08 | clintonlibrary
    http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/hrcschedules.html pdf files
  • Clinton's First Lady Papers to Go Public

    03/18/2008 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies · 682+ views
    My Way via Drudge ^ | March 18, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Thousands of pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules as first lady are being released to the public after months of pressure and criticism that the Clintons were delaying the disclosure. The National Archives, which operates the former President Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock, announced Tuesday it would release 11,046 pages of Clinton's daily schedules at the Little Rock facility and online Wednesday morning. Clinton has faced criticism from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republicans over the number of White House documents from her husband's administration that have not been made public. The...
  • Clinton Library Builder's CFO Disappears Amid Audit [missing since Jan. 28........]

    03/16/2008 4:45:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 3,603+ views
    Clinton Library Builder's CFO Disappears Amid Audit Sunday , March 16, 2008 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — John Glasgow had a healthy salary, with an opportunity to pick up stock in the construction company where he worked. He was the kind of guy who paid back a $500 bonus he got for completing an anti-smoking program because he started to light up again. But now Glasgow has been missing since Jan. 28, with his car found abandoned the next day, and family and police say it's impossible to tell whether he killed himself, was abducted or left to start a new...
  • Exec's Vanishing Mystery Yields No Clues (Clinton Library Builder's CFO Vanishes)

    03/16/2008 4:37:47 AM PDT · by rfp1234 · 43 replies · 2,215+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sunday March 16 | Jon Gambrell
    Clinton Library Builder's CFO Vanishes, Leaving Questions, No Clues LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The stress of restructuring the construction company that built the Clinton Presidential Library gave John Glasgow every reason to run away. A seven-figure salary, a chance to buy part of a firm jointly owned by department-store chain Dillard's Inc. and a life lived in good spirits gave him every reason to stay. Glasgow has been missing since before sunup Jan. 28; his car was found abandoned the next day at a state park. Family and police say it's impossible to tell whether Glasgow killed himself, was...
  • Some Clinton pardon papers still sealed

    03/08/2008 2:41:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies · 622+ views
    Yahoo News / Associated Press ^ | March 08 2008 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Clinton Presidential Library withheld more than a thousand pages about clemency the former president granted during his last days in office — including a pardon to fugitive financier Marc Rich — from a batch of documents recently released to the public. The library released 2,830 pages of documents this week on pardons President Bill Clinton considered for Rich and others during his last months in office. But the library withheld another 1,114 pages that archivists said would disclose confidential discussion of advice the former president received from advisers or would violate someone's personal privacy. The...
  • Library withheld papers on Clinton pardons

    03/07/2008 5:58:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,368+ views
    KTKA/AP ^ | 3-7-08
    More than a thousand pages covering pardons granted by former president Bill Clinton during his final days in office have been withheld from the public. Archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library decided to keep the papers out of a larger batch recently released because they covered confidential discussions with advisers. Included in the more than 2800 documents that have been made public, letters in support of fugitive financier Marc Rich and his partner, both of whom were pardoned by Clinton. The delays by the library in releasing documents have led to sharp criticism of Clinton and former first lady Hillary...
  • Clinton Library Contractor's CFO Missing without a Trace

    03/06/2008 12:03:00 PM PST · by asheville · 23 replies · 743+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/6/2008 | James Covert
    John Glasgow, who hasn't been seen since Jan. 28, served for 12 years as CFO of CDI Contractors - a fast-growing, nearly $600 million business which in addition to Dillard's stores has built high-profile projects, including the Bill Clinton presidential library in Little Rock. In addition to an unlocked SUV at a nearby state park, he left behind questions over recent disputes he had with Dillard's executives.
  • Clinton's Filthy Lucre

    02/01/2008 8:03:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 300+ views
    IBD ^ | February 1, 2008
    Ethics: Is it just us, or is there something off about ex-president Bill Clinton using his influence overseas to enrich a pal and then accepting the pal's big donation to his foundation? This looks like a bribery racket.Strong words, yes, but a New York Times report details a 2005 incident of Clinton and a minor Canadian mining financier jetting into Kazakhstan, where the two met with the local strongman. Shortly afterward, Clinton's pal won a huge uranium-mining contract that left competing mining companies astounded. Anything untoward? Clinton says of course not. After all, doesn't every ex-president jet in to Central...
  • Bill Clinton's Kazakh connection

    02/02/2008 1:51:45 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2008 | House editorial
    Bill Clinton helps a Canadian mining magnate win a lucrative uranium contract from Kazakhstan's state-owned nuclear holding company Kazatomprom. The magnate subsequently donates $31 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation and pledges $100 million more. Both men deny it until the New York Times tracks down a very happy Kazatomprom executive. Amid this revelation, Hillary Clinton is trying to conduct a presidential campaign. Through no fault of her own, this series of transactions constitutes a very serious problem for Mrs. Clinton
  • New York Times Set To Nuke Hillary? (Tomorrow?)

    12/15/2007 8:27:52 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 262 replies · 524+ views
    New York Times Set To Nuke Hillary? Drudge has this below up with no link. But pay attention to the reporter's name: NYT Plans Sunday Exclusive on Questionable Clinton Library donors... Reporter Don Van Natta... Developing... He's a serious award-winning investigative journalist ... and co-author with Jeff Gerth of Her Way: link: Prosecutors later came to believe that Hillary had padded her bills; she "wasn't guilty of [knowingly] facilitating nefarious transactions -- she was guilty of doing less work than she took credit for," Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. explain in their 2007 biography, Her Way. Hillary...
  • Clinton Library Got Funds From Abroad: Saudis Said to Have Given $10 Million

    12/15/2007 2:05:37 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 95 replies · 239+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2007 | By John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    Bill Clinton's presidential library raised more than 10 percent of the cost of its $165 million facility from foreign sources, with the most generous overseas donation coming from Saudi Arabia, according to interviews yesterday. The royal family of Saudi Arabia gave the Clinton facility in Little Rock about $10 million, roughly the same amount it gave toward the presidential library of George H.W. Bush, according to people directly familiar with the contributions. The presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has for months faced questions about the source of the money for her husband's presidential library. During a September...
  • Clinton Library Has Responded to UFO Inquiries - Little Else

    12/14/2007 7:03:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 73+ views
    Clinton Library Has Responded to UFO Inquiries - Little Else By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer December 14, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - A 1996 e-mail released by the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library reveals that Camp David began receiving the Sci-Fi Channel that summer. Six other records released by the library involve correspondence to the White House on UFOs or extraterrestrial sightings. The bulk of the 29 records released to the public, out of more than 300 Freedom of Information Requests made to the library in Little Rock, Ark., also pertain to mundane issues such as an audio recording of President...
  • Bill Clinton Narrates Tour at Ark. Library [Late at night on a recent trip here, Bill Clinton...]

    06/03/2006 6:59:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 687+ views
    Bill Clinton Narrates Tour at Ark. Library Jun 03 9:46 AM US/Eastern By JILL ZEMAN Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Late at night on a recent trip here, Bill Clinton wandered the halls of his presidential library, recording his thoughts on some of the milestones from his time in the White House. "There were lots of times when Republicans thought I was right about an issue, but they were determined not to let anything happen," Clinton says in a new audio tour of the library. "I know that when I got elected president, a lot of those folks just...
  • Clinton Library Sells Secret Donor List [to InfoUSA & Vinod Gupta !!!]

    11/19/2007 5:36:32 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 14 replies · 509+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2007 1:47 PM | Avni Patel and Marcus Baram
    Three years after the William J. Clinton Presidential Library opened its doors, the list of donors who helped the former president build his $165 million complex remains a secret from the public.Yet the Blotter on ABCNews.com has learned that the Clinton Foundation sold portions of the list through a data company headed by a longtime friend and donor.  "The fact that they've sold the list and then turned around and said that these names must be kept anonymous completely undercuts their argument," said Sheila Krumholz of the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog group that tracks the...
  • Environmentally friendly Clinton presidential library builds 'green' roof

    11/18/2007 3:28:47 PM PST · by kcvl · 55 replies · 102+ views
    http://www.cbc.ca/cp/science/071118/g111804A.html ^ | Published: Sunday, November 18, 2007 | 5:23 PM ET
    Over the past two weeks, workers have been hoisting 90 species of plants and more than four truckloads of soil atop the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum to create a garden on an area surrounding Clinton's penthouse apartment. Instead of bare concrete, the glass and steel building in Little Rock, Arkansas will be topped with strawberries, ferns, switch grass, roses and other greenery.
  • Clinton library a closed book

    11/12/2007 5:03:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 46+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/07 | Mike Dorning
    Clinton library a closed bookFew of ex-first lady's files released by her husband's archive By Mike Dorning | Tribune national correspondent November 12, 2007 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Visitors to the gleaming glass-and-steel William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library can see the former First Lady Hillary Clinton's gold-embroidered 1997 inaugural ball gown and hear Clinton extol his wife's contributions to his administration. In time, Hillary Clinton "will deserve a lot of the credit" for the comprehensive health coverage that the former president predicts is on the horizon, he gushes in the audio for an exhibit celebrating "The Work of the First...
  • Ruling Could Speed Release Of Records From Clinton Library

    10/06/2007 6:13:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 992+ views
    The Morning News ^ | 10/05/07 | Andrew DeMillo
    Ruling Could Speed Release Of Records From Clinton LibraryThis article was published on Friday, October 5, 2007 10:06 PM CDT in News By Andrew DeMillo THE MORNING NEWS LITTLE ROCK -- Former President Bill Clinton will have limited time to review thousands of documents archivists have cleared for release from his presidential library in Arkansas because of a recent court ruling, federal officials say. About 26,000 pages of documents have been processed by archivists and forwarded to Clinton and the White House for their review, according to spokeswoman Susan Cooper of the National Archives, which manages the presidential library system....
  • Clinton's ‘Considered' Reply on Donors: Not Yet

    09/28/2007 4:57:37 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 10 replies · 37+ views
    New York Sun ^ | September 28, 2007 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Clinton's answer to Senator Clinton's suggestion during a televised debate Wednesday that he might "consider" voluntarily making public a full list of donors to his presidential library and foundation was a simple one: No. "She couldn't answer that question last night because we don't believe in one set of rules for us and another set for everybody else," Mr. Clinton said yesterday, according to the Web site of NBC News. He said that if Congress passes a law that Mrs. Clinton is co-sponsoring to require disclosures from sitting presidents, he would release the names of future donors. "If she...
  • Clinton Library Opening...................sans Hillary & Chelsea??!!

    12/05/2001 3:28:50 PM PST · by RightOnline · 55 replies · 235+ views
    Fox News Channel report | 12/06/2001
    I apologize for the vanity, folks, but The Lovely Wife and I were just watching Sheperd Smith's report (sp?) on Fox News Channel..........and they showed footage of the official opening of Clinton's Presidential Library. Guess who didn't make the event? Believe it or not..............Hillary and Chelsea. "The First Black President"........."the greatest President to ever live", etc., etc.,..............Mr. "I Feel Your Pain", Mr. "Compassion" couldn't even draw the wife and daughter to his own Presidential Library opening. As my most-insightful, cut-to-the-quick-in-few-words Lovely Wife pointed out, "They're not even pretending any more, are they?"
  • Clinton says he wants 'whole record out'

    12/06/2001 12:47:02 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 137 replies · 1,004+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Thursday, December 6, 2001 | ELISA CROUCH
    Though the mission of the Clinton Presidential Center will focus on building a better future, Bill Clinton said Wednesday that the library won't avoid the controversies that riddled his presidency when examining the past.     "Impeachment? Absolutely," Clinton said during an hour-long discussion with reporters. "One day we'll have some presidential historians who know something about what went on, who don't have such a vested interest in appearing on television.     "What I did was a matter of record, but what I want is the whole record out."     After Clinton broke ground on his $104 ...
  • Do You Speak Clintonese? (Translators Needed)

    12/05/2001 2:28:02 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 36 replies · 267+ views
    KARN Radio Little Rock | December 5, 2001 | sweetliberty
    Its always hard to know just exactly where to put items dealing with the former "predator-in-chief", but in anticipation of the tone of this thread, humor seemed the most appropriate. For those of you who missed the post last night dealing with the ongoing controversy surrounding the Clinton LIEbrary, the scumbag was on hand today for the ground-breaking in downtown Little Rock. Local talk radio host, Dave Ellswick, was complaining about flyers being placed on his car, flyers with dirty cartoons depicting Clinton handling himself while Monica knelt dutifully at his feet. Apparently such things are protected speech. The regular ...
  • 9/11 FUND HAS NO CLASS: KIN STIFFED BY $125M SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY (Bill Clinton helped promote)

    09/09/2007 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,521+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    9/11 FUND HAS NO CLASS KIN STIFFED BY $125M SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY By SUSAN EDELMAN September 9, 2007 -- A charity that tapped the influence of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Sen. Bob Dole and raised more than $125 million to send the children of 9/11 to college is stiffing families it promised to help, The Post has learned. Clinton and Dole spearheaded a campaign for Scholarship America that raked in millions to "guarantee a college education to the children and spouses of everyone who was killed or disabled on Sept. 11," as Clinton vowed on the Larry King show...
  • Blast From the Past: "Sources: Ex-Wife of Pardoned Fugitive Gave $400,000 to Clinton Library"

    07/02/2007 6:26:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 931+ views
    TIME (yes Time!) Magazine ^ | Friday, Feb. 09, 2001 | By MICHAEL WEISSKOPF
    The former wife of fugitive financier Marc Rich contributed about $400,000 to the Clinton presidential library. This revelation is likely to deepen suspicions of congressional investigators looking into the controversial pardon given to Rich by President Clinton — that Denise Rich's financing of Clinton political and personal projects influenced his decision to give amnesty to her ex-husband. The sources said Denise Rich gave money to the library after consulting with a close Clinton friend and major Democratic fund-raiser who discussed the pardon of Marc Rich with the President nine days before he granted it. Only her contribution to Clinton's library...
  • Clinton Library Stonewalling Document Requests

    03/19/2007 2:10:06 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies · 1,527+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/19/07 | NewsMax
    Dozens of reporters, historians and others have filed requests for documents from the archive of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. But 16 months after the library began accepting applications for material, no major requests for sensitive documents related to Hillary Clinton’s years as first lady have been honored, a Newsday investigation found. "I haven’t received any documents or even a note indicating that they’re searching the records,” said Jeff Gerth, a former New York Times reporter who filed a request for documents in January 2006 for a Clinton biography. With Hillary Clinton seeking the Democratic nomination...
  • Saudis, Arabs Funneled Millions to President Clinton's Library

    11/22/2004 10:54:28 AM PST · by pfloyd95 · 30 replies · 787+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun November 22, 2004 LITTLE ROCK, ARK. - President Clinton's new $165 million library here was funded in part by gifts of $1 million or more each from the Saudi royal family and three Saudi businessmen. The governments of Dubai, Kuwait, and Qatar and the deputy prime minister of Lebanon all also appear to have donated $1 million or more for the archive and museum that opened last week. Democrats spent much of the presidential campaign this year accusing President Bush of improperly close ties to Saudi Arabia. The case was made...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE - CNN hires Clinton-controlled Opinion Research Corp. for 2008 Presidential Polling

    01/12/2007 12:44:08 PM PST · by Howlin · 308 replies · 13,240+ views
    FreeRepublic.com Exclusive | January 12, 2007
    <p>PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opinion Research Corporation, a leading provider of global market research and consulting services, today announced the establishment of a formal polling partnership with CNN, one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. The CNN Poll will become the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.</p>
  • Temporary Exhibit To Offer Glimpse Of Clinton Treasure Trove

    10/11/2001 10:33:53 AM PDT · by spectre · 30 replies · 285+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Thursday, October ll, 2001 | Elisa Crouch
    Soon after former President Clinton breaks ground on his presidential library later this year, visitors to the River Market District will get a sneak preview of what the library will hold.On the third floor of the Cox Building--the Main Library's triangular brick building on Commerce Stret--a temporary Clinton exhibit will provide a glimpse into the 77 million documents and 75,000 gifts Clinton amassed during his presidency. The National Archives and Records Administration and the William J. Clinton Foundation are workng together on the display."It's only a minuscule {sample} of the collection," said Skip Rutherford, president of the foundation. The exhibit ...
  • Clinton addresses group of philanthropists in home state

    11/13/2006 8:36:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) | November 13, 2006
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he remembered the moment he realized he made the shift from a world leader to a philanthropist. "One day I was shaving in my house up in New York and Ilooked at myself in the mirror, and I thought, 'My God, I've become an NGO (non-government organization),'" Clinton told a crowd of 300 people gathered at his presidential libary in downtown Little Rock. ~ snip ~ "My climate-change initiative is being funded by Barbra Streisand and Rupert Murdoch," Clinton said, delighted by the unlikely alliance between the actress...
  • Businessman pardoned by Clinton found dead in condo (Almon Braswell)

    11/03/2006 2:02:09 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 79 replies · 3,934+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | November 3, 2006
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a businessman pardoned by former President Clinton has been found dead inside his South Beach condo. Miami Beach police say 63-year-old Almon Braswell was found dead October 28th in his Ocean Drive condo by his employees. It's believed he died from a previous injury. Additional information hasn't been released. The Miami-Dade County medical examiner is labeling Braswell's death as "unclassified" pending more tests. Clinton granted 177 pardons and clemencies just before leaving office in 2001. Braswell was pardoned of convictions for fraud and other crimes stemming from false claims in 1983 about...
  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Crowds big at Clinton Library for July 4

    07/04/2006 9:25:51 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 35 replies · 975+ views
    AP ^ | 07/04/06
    LITTLE ROCK - More than 3,000 people visited the Clinton Library next to downtown Little Rock on Tuesday, the Fourth of July. The library gave free Hope watermelons to the first 100 guests this morning. An actor in the character of President Harry Truman drew big crowds for his performances and plenty of people also toured the Clinton School of Public Service. Skip Rutherford, who is dean of the school, says as many as 20 potential students visited the school's campus on the library grounds. Rutherford says the school had one of its best single days recruiting. Rutherford says Tuesday...
  • Now Showing at the Library: Porn

    06/25/2006 8:03:40 PM PDT · by plan2succeed.org · 115 replies · 2,484+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2006 | Laurence Leamer
    While the debate rages over what to do with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and whether we need a new central library for the city, a larger concern is being ignored: Internet porn at the library. When I walked into the West End Branch Library on 24th Street NW last week, several men were sitting at the computers, looking at hard-core pornography on the Internet. Meanwhile, children on the other side of the room were also using computers. One child was running around behind the men, who were studiously observing the most intimate parts of a woman's body...
  • Clinton Library Expects Deluge Of Document Requests

    01/17/2006 11:50:44 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 29 replies · 707+ views
    HometownChannel ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK -- Starting Friday, many of former President Bill Clinton's records become subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act, the law that allows citizens to see public records. Officials at the Clinton Library expect many requests for access to some of the 80 million pages of presidential papers and 20 million e-mails stored at the library.
  • Clinton Misconduct Accusers Tour His Library

    10/27/2005 12:02:29 PM PDT · by shining_city · 10 replies · 1,015+ views
    ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE ^ | 10/27/05 | ANDREW DEMILLO
    The women walked into the lobby of the Clinton presidential library, picked up maps from the volunteer guides and affixed the museum’s visitor stickers on their outfits. Their first stop was an exhibit highlighting Clinton’s presidential races, where they stood briefly and stared at a wall of political buttons and memorabilia. Tickets in hand, they blended in with crowds of schoolchildren and other visitors. The small entourage of publicists and reporters set them apart, however. “This is just unreal,” Juanita Broaddrick said. “I can’t believe I’m in here.” Broaddrick and her library companion, Kathleen Willey were no typical library visitors...
  • Wiley and Broaddrick Touring Clinton Library

    10/25/2005 11:16:15 AM PDT · by Quaker · 4 replies · 514+ views
    Stuck On Stupid Blog ^ | 10/25/2005 | Pasco Conservative
    Kathleen Wiley and Juanita Broaddrick are touring the Clinton Library on Wednesday 10/26.  They have their explanation for the tour on Front Page Magazine: Like far too many women in this country, all three of us have experienced the crime of sexual assault and the violation of sexual harassment by men in powerful positions. Each of us has battled with the shame, humiliation, and fear of coming forward to report the assault. Each of us has worried about how this sexual harassment and assault will affect our careers. Two of us, however, suffered this kind of experience at the hands...
  • Why we're touring the Clinton Library

    10/25/2005 6:54:47 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 29 replies · 1,379+ views
    Frontpage.com ^ | 25 October 2005 | Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Wiley
    Like far too many women in this country, all three of us have experienced the crime of sexual assault and the violation of sexual harassment by men in powerful positions. Each of us has battled with the shame, humiliation, and fear of coming forward to report the assault. Each of us has worried about how this sexual harassment and assault will affect our careers. Two of us, however, suffered this kind of experience at the hands of a United States president. That president has never apologized for his vicious behavior. That president and his wife orchestrated frightening, retaliatory intimidation tactics...
  • Support Kathleen Willey & Juanita Broaddrick as they tour the Clinton Library (Oct. 26)

    10/21/2005 4:28:03 PM PDT · by shining_city · 22 replies · 2,080+ views
    This is just a reminder to all FReepers that we should do whatever we can to support Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick as they visit the Clinton Library this upcoming Wednesday, Oct. 26th, at 10:00 AM Central. Attorney Candice E. Jackson is accompanying them on the tour (she's a friend of mine) and she said they will all be arriving at the Clinton Library that morning, touring its exhibits to see for themselves what they show, and then briefly speaking with the media about the omissions from the Library and the Clintons' true legacy. * If you live in the...
  • Clinton Spokesman Scoffs at Willey and Broaddrick's Visit to Library

    10/19/2005 10:33:05 AM PDT · by shining_city · 33 replies · 1,360+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/19/05
    Former President's spokesman dismisses Clinton Library tour by sexual assault accusers Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick. October 26th tour aims to promote awareness, raise charitable donations. Other Clinton victims invited to join.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2005 -- The spokesman for former President Bill Clinton derided the upcoming visit to the Clinton Library by sexual assault accusers Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, according to recently published reports. The duo plans to tour the Library on October 26 with attorney Candice E. Jackson to promote awareness of Bill and Hillary Clinton's treatment of women and to call for donations to...