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  • Fourth Woman Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment, Will Hold Press Conference Today

    11/07/2011 7:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 252 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/07/2011 | Zeke Miller
    A fourth woman will claim that Herman Cain sexually harassed her while at the National Restaurant Association in a press conference today, RadarOnline first reported early Monday. The woman will be represented by Gloria Allred, the Los Angeles-based attorney who represented one of the women involved in the Anthony Weiner twitter scandal earlier this year. The press conference will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Friars Club in New York City.
  • Court Orders 'Deletions' in Clinton IRS Report

    11/12/2005 5:36:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 96 replies · 3,545+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/05 | NewsMax
    A three-judge panel overseeing Independent Counsel David Barrett's investigation into abuses by the Internal Revenue Service under the Clinton administration has ordered Barrett to make "discrete deletions" is the draft he submitted 15 months ago. The deletion order "has stoked speculation that [it] has more to do with the next presidential campaign," reports the Wall Street Journal, noting widespread rumors that "the draft report contains information potentially embarrassing to another Clinton administration figure, former first lady and current New York Sen. Hillary Clinton." "The one Clinton official rumored to be implicated in the report is former IRS Commissioner Margaret Richardson,...

    12/22/2005 8:26:00 AM PST · by Mia T · 65 replies · 4,555+ views
    The Cato Institute, Chicago Sun-Times,, ^ | 12.22.05 | Timothy Lynch, Bob Novak, Tony Snow, NewsMax staff, Mia T
    ON WARRANTLESS SEARCHES AND WIRETAPS:THE ABYSMAL CONSTITUTIONAL RECORD OF BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON(and this report covers only term #1) I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. LEARNED HAND Since there are occasions when every vessel will break from her moorings, and since,...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • O'Reilly claimed Clinton library gives Senator Clinton "access to money"

    11/19/2004 11:42:33 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 25 replies · 2,013+ views
    Media Matters ^ | November 19, 2004 | G.W.
    FOX News Channel host Bill O'Reilly claimed that former President Bill Clinton's newly opened presidential library gives Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) "access to money because Bill Clinton's got a checkbook that he can write anything off against that library he wants." O'Reilly predicted Bill Clinton would use library staff and funds to further his wife's alleged presidential ambitions. In fact, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a federal agency, took over the Clinton Presidential Center, including its management and funding, on the day the library opened. NARA administers all ten presidential libraries. On the November 18 edition of...
  • Former US president Bill Clinton wins another Grammy nod (He didn't have sax...)

    12/07/2004 4:48:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies · 2,106+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/04
    Former US president Bill Clinton wins another Grammy nod 2 hours, 9 minutes ago LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton, movie star Steve Martin, actor John Lithgow and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres won places alongside the world's top musicians as Grammy Award nominees. An unlikely nominee, Clinton won his second consecutive nod for music's top awards in the best spoken word album category for the recording of his best-selling autobiography "My Life." Earlier this year, the former leader of the free world won a golden gramophone statuette for lending his voice to the spoken word recording of Russian...
  • Bill Clinton has a new job: He's a Crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times

    12/04/2004 9:39:10 AM PST · by ken5050 · 42 replies · 3,722+ views
    New York Times Magagine | De 5, 2004 | one man's opinion
    Who knew?..The former president of the US has a new gig. He's a crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times. The Sunday puzzle of the NY Times has legions of fans, including myself. So, imagine my surprise, when I open the magazine this morning, to find the following....

    11/30/2004 2:24:07 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies · 3,083+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | November 30, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    CLINTONS REWRITING HISTORY...AGAIN By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 30, 2004 04:24 PM  City attempts white out during Clinton festivities From the AP: LITTLE ROCK - Seeking to distance itself from a checkered racial past, Little Rock erased "Confederate Blvd." from interstate highway signs just weeks before dignitaries arrived for the opening of Bill Clinton's presidential library. The Confederate Boulevard signs had been the first landmarks many saw after landing at the city's airport. And while the boulevard still runs north from Interstate 440, signs for Exit 1 now tout a southbound stretch of the same road named "Springer Blvd.,"...
  • Ireland's my favourite place, says Bill Clinton

    11/29/2004 4:12:14 PM PST · by NCjim · 77 replies · 1,991+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | November 29, 2004 | Sean O'Driscoll
    Former US President Bill Clinton has said that he would rather live in Ireland than any other country in the world outside of the US. His comments are likely to start renewed speculation that he is to buy a house in Ireland. He made his comments on ABC television during a questionnaire interview with journalist Peter Jennings for a feature on the new Clinton library. There was been ongoing speculation that President Clinton is considering buying a summer house on either side of the Irish border. A rumour two years ago that he was to buy an apartment at the...
  • Bill Clinton wasn't perfect, but he was exceptional

    11/29/2004 5:40:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 66 replies · 2,903+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Nov 29, 2004 | Abe Schestopol
    It's surprising that four years after President Clinton left office, the Tallahassee Democrat would devote a full, half-page of its precious editorial space to a hate-Clinton column. The paper didn't give the assignment to Bubba Berlow or to Bubba Cotterrell. It gave the assignment to a carpetbagger from the New York Daily News, Michael Goodwin. Goodwin thinks he is being cute, catering to us Tallahassee hayseeds by calling ex-President Clinton "Bubba." The occasion that gives rise to the column is recent dedication of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, our sister capital in the Arkansas,...
  • Essayists analyze Clinton's presidency

    11/29/2004 5:51:44 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 23 replies · 1,090+ views
    Nola ^ | Nov 29, 2004
    The University of Arkansas Press has published the first scholarly assessment of Bill Clinton's presidency, titled "The Clinton Riddle." The compilation of essays by 11 of the nation's top political scientists and historians concludes that Clinton was "a pragmatic and defensive player" who was at his best when under attack. At the same time, it says 100 years from now, people still will be trying to figure out the lessons of the Clinton era. The book promises to be more even-handed than the presidential library and museum in Little Rock, which presents some of the controversies of Clinton's presidency squarely...
  • Anything goes nowadays

    11/28/2004 6:37:35 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 1,087+ views
    Sun Times ^ | November 28, 2004 | WILLIAM O'ROURKE
    It rained on Bill Clinton's parade -- and on a host of gathered Democratic luminaries -- in Little Rock earlier this month. The opening of Clinton's new presidential library, a disconnected bridge to the 21st century, was a largely sodden show. A military man gamely held an umbrella above the former president's already wet head, and the singer Bono's sunglasses were doing double duty as water shields. A day later, a photo preserved the sight of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton jammed together in a doorway, each intending to go first (Clinton won). It brought to mind the shadow-boxing...
  • The Clintons' win-loss record

    11/27/2004 11:50:10 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 39 replies · 3,402+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 28, 2004 | House Editorial
    The Washington The Clintons' win-loss recordPublished November 28, 2004 Two weeks after yet another Democratic debacle at the polls, a crowd estimated at 30,000 celebratory partisans joined Bill and Hillary Clinton in a literal and metaphorical rainstorm to commemorate his two-term presidency at a ceremony dedicating the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. With Bill reportedly still weak and tired from his recent heart-bypass surgery, Hillary handled many of the non-stop media interviews, including a lengthy prime-time appearance on the Fox News Channel the night before the dedication.     How appropriate. Having been clobbered in the Nov. 2...
  • Clinton Library Packs Them In With Free Admission

    11/27/2004 6:11:57 PM PST · by RtWngr · 69 replies · 1,684+ views
    KSBW Channel ^ | 11-27-04 | KSBW Channel
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Free admission is bringing thousands of visitors to the new Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. Skip Rutherford, the president of the foundation that built the library, said more than 9,000 people showed up Friday -- far exceeding the 3,000 that had been expected. Rutherford said lines were steady despite an Arkansas Razorbacks football game. He said the crowd included many locals, as well as people from all over the world. The presidential library is waiving its normal $7 entry fee over the holiday weekend. The $165 million glass-and-steel building, home to artifacts and documents gathered...
  • Bill Clinton Opens a Liar's Library

    11/27/2004 4:44:05 PM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 20 replies · 1,408+ views
    The American-Partisan ^ | November 23, 2004 | Robert Yoho
    The same week he opened his presidential library, former President Bill Clinton sat down for an oft-contentious interview with ABC News anchor Peter Jennings. During the interview, Clinton reminded us of the lies, arrogance, and utter contempt for our nation's highest office that he routinely exhibited during his administration. When Jennings discussed the rankings of presidential historians who rated him beneath Richard Nixon in moral authority, Clinton went ballistic. "And still, [there's] not any example of where I ever disgraced this country publicly. I made a terrible public-personal mistake, but I paid for it, many times over," Clinton said. "And...
  • Clinton Legacy Poll: It's All About Sex

    11/27/2004 4:21:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 3,888+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/04 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    "It's only about sex." That was the mantra of the Democrats and their big-media stooges during the Clinton impeachment trial. "Yes, he lied under oath, but it was all about sex," they intoned. Now, in an ironic twist, a new poll reveals that most people think the Clinton years were indeed all about sex. Fifty-three percent of those responding to the Polling Company survey said that the Lewinsky affair is what they will remember most about the Clinton years. Only 11 percent will remember Clinton as a good president. While his impeachment is conspicuous by its near absence in the...

    11/26/2004 6:29:11 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 1,855+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2004
    Like Andrea Peyser, I have had just about enough of Bill Clinton's self-congratulatory banter ("Clinton Lie-brary," Nov. 22). He came in on the wings of an economic upswing that he had nothing to do with, and he went out on its decline. He degraded his office, refused to take responsibility for any of his actions and sought no real recourse against the three terrorist attacks that took place on his watch. Enough already. Patrick Bartholomew Astoria ***** Clinton spins history like a top, and Hillary enables him. When push came to shove with the Islamic terrorists in 1993, 1996, 1998...

    11/26/2004 3:11:12 AM PST · by Liz · 34 replies · 2,492+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/26/04 | LETTERS
    Like Andrea Peyser, I have had just about enough of Bill Clinton's self-congratulatory banter ("Clinton Lie-brary," Nov. 22). He came in on the wings of an economic upswing that he had nothing to do with, and he went out on its decline. He degraded his office, refused to take responsibility for any of his actions and sought no real recourse against the three terrorist attacks that took place on his watch. Enough already. Patrick Bartholomew Astoria ***** Clinton spins history like a top, and Hillary enables him. When push came to shove with the Islamic terrorists in 1993, 1996, 1998...
  • Clinton Library Dedication Brought Deluge of Benefits

    11/26/2004 4:41:02 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | 11/26/04 | Charlotte Tubbs
    The cold, rainy conditions during the dedication of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center on Nov. 18 didn’t dampen the impact of the week-long celebration, according to figures released Thursday. "I think the week exceeded expectations," said Skip Rutherford, president of the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation. "Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday were great days for Little Rock and Arkansas," Rutherford said. "Thursday, with the presidents and the first ladies coming together in a bipartisanship show of support, was a great day for America." Although predictions call for near record levels of hotel and restaurant tax revenue, figures...
  • The Stain

    11/26/2004 4:52:08 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 44 replies · 1,511+ views
    NRO ^ | 1/23/04
    When asked, "In your opinion, what will Bill Clinton be remembered for?" a majority of Americans cite some aspect of the former President's relationship with the White House intern, and a plurality mention her by name. Washington, D.C. — Despite the fact that Monica Lewinsky's name is only mentioned two times in the new Clinton Presidential Center, a majority of Americans think of her or her affair with Bill Clinton when they reflect on the most memorable events of the Clinton Administration, according to a recent national poll of 800 adults. Respondents were asked to reveal what they thought Bill...
  • Elusive building, like the man (Hillary: library in Little Rock reflects Bubba perfectly)

    11/25/2004 12:12:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,294+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 11/23/04 | John Brummett
    Elusive building, like the man Tuesday, Nov 23, 2004 By John Brummett I agree with Hillary Clinton when she says her husband's new presidential library in Little Rock reflects him perfectly. But I see it and him differently from the way she sees them. She says the structure represents Bill in that it is open, expansive and full of light. She's correct as far as that goes. But the library mirrors him in a more substantive way: What you make of it depends on your angle. From the Interstate 30 bridge over the Arkansas River the structure looks for all...
  • NYT (Yesterday's News Four Days After Tomorrow): Political Self-Celebration in a Library Guise

    11/25/2004 9:29:22 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 685+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Nov. 23 - That legendary sign "The Buck Stops Here" gets prominent display at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, along with a cautionary disclaimer that it is "unclear how long it sat" on Truman's Oval Office desk. But the sign, and its appearance here, provide a bracing contrast to the sensations inspired by the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 400 miles away in Little Rock, Ark. Some similarities might be expected. Both William Jefferson Clinton and Harry S. Truman were Democratic presidents sometimes facing hostile Republican-dominated Congresses; both were born without inheritance or distinguished lineage; both...
  • NYT: ARCHITECTURE REVIEW: An Earnest Building for a Complex President (Give up? It's Clinton!)

    11/25/2004 9:22:15 AM PST · by OESY · 27 replies · 2,556+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 19 - With its sleek horizontal form hovering at the edge of the Arkansas River, the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center has been called by promoters a "bridge to the 21st century," a trite allusion to one of the former president's favorite themes. Locals snicker that it looks like an enormous double-wide trailer. Actually, its best elements fall somewhere between those two extremes. Designed by James Polshek and Richard Olcott of the New York-based firm Polshek Partnership, the library has moments of genuine architectural power. Its sleek cantilevered form thrusts out aggressively toward the river,...
  • Still the Boss

    11/24/2004 8:55:42 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 975+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 20, 2004 | Elanor Clift
    ...“We’ve got to take the country back,” Clinton mused, “beginning right here with this little bit of blue in a sea of red.” Thousands braved a driving rain in Little Rock to celebrate the opening Thursday of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Locals think the rectangular building looks like a double-wide trailer on stilts, but architecture critics, a snobby bunch, give it rave reviews. Clinton wanted a building bathed in light and transparent, an apt metaphor for a president whose public and private life was laid bare before the public. He noted that the London Economist called the futuristic...
  • Forget about Bubba: Clinton still craves the spotlight, but he's no longer relevant

    11/24/2004 6:51:18 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 1,225+ views
    NY Daily ^ | November 24, 2004 | Michael Goodwin
    (KRT) - Our quiz today is a multiple-choice question: What does Bill Clinton want? (A) To guide Democrats out of the deep woods. (B) To help heal the nation's bitter divisions. (C) To pave the way for President Hillary. The correct answer is all of the above - and none of the above. What Bubba really wants is vindication. Everything else, including Hillary in the Oval Office, is just a means to his end game of getting back on top again. It's all about one more comeback. It ain't gonna happen. Clinton's presiding over the opening of his $165 million...

    11/24/2004 7:12:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 178 replies · 6,263+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/23/04
    When Hillary Clinton runs for president, she may have to face her own version of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth - in the form of her husband's accusers, the women the Clintons have been trying to erase from the national memory of Bill's presidency. Reacting to Sen. Clinton's efforts to use the opening of her husband's presidential library last week as a springboard for her campaign, star impeachment witness Kathleen Willey told NewsMax, "I have some words of advice for the former first lady. Remember the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." Willey said she was struck by the fact that...
  • Return of the Natural (Oliphant's orgasmic adoration of Bubba-Barf alert)

    11/23/2004 5:08:52 PM PST · by Jose Roberto · 27 replies · 965+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/21/04 | Thomas Oliphant
    Clinton did a masterful job putting the art of governance into a broader perspective last week at the dedication of his remarkable library in Little Rock. Typically, The Natural performed this feat while winging it, instead of trying to read a prepared speech in a driving rainstorm. In just a few minutes of oratory while the rain plastered down his hair, the former president managed to say more of consequence than any other political figure has blabbered since the latest ugly election season mercifully ended. Instead of new thinking or deep thinking, politicians have mostly been positioning themselves, thinking narrowly....
  • Lots of sax and no sex at museum to the life and times of Bill Clinton

    11/22/2004 7:53:57 PM PST · by crushelits · 10 replies · 811+ views ^ | November 18, 2004 | Roland Watson
    Somebody is conspicuous by her absence in Little Rock THE six-year-old Billy Clinton received only satisfactory marks for arithmetic, reading, spelling and writing. But High Noon was already his favourite film and, using crayons, he could produce a picture of the final shoot-out. This and much more can be learnt from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, a sparkling $165 million (£88.7 million) glass and steel container dubbed “trailer home chic”, which is to be dedicated today and officially opens tomorrow. In among its 80 million pieces of paper, 2 million photographs and 77,000 objects and artefacts,...
  • Bennett falsely claimed six times that Clinton committed a "felony," "perjury"

    11/22/2004 3:25:31 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 98 replies · 4,429+ views
    Media Matters ^ | November 22, 2004 | KB
    On November 21, William J. Bennett, conservative author and nationally syndicated radio host, falsely claimed six times that former President Bill Clinton committed "perjury" or a "felony" for lying under oath. Bennett appeared on FOX Broadcasting Company's FOX News Sunday opposite Robert B. Reich, former Clinton administration Labor secretary, to discuss Clinton's legacy three days after the November 18 opening of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. As Media Matters for America has noted, the Senate acquitted Clinton on both articles of impeachment, one of which was perjury. In order for a lie under oath to amount to...
  • WHO'S HOT & NOT! (Iconoclast)

    11/22/2004 3:22:50 PM PST · by clintonbaiter · 16 replies · 1,654+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | R. Bastiat & M. Soupcoff
    2. THE CLINTON LIBRARY It was definitely Not Hot in Little Rock, Arkansas, on that wet and chilly day in mid-November when the worshipful Friends of Bill -- the rich, the famous, the powerful, the crooked, and the self-deluded -- descended on the sleepy southern city to join other dignitaries in the garish, over-the-top dedication of the newly erected Clinton Presidential Center. With a torrential rain gushing down, it was as if the heavens themselves had opened up in a fury over the obscene celebration going on down below, casting a deliberate pall over the whole nauseating display of hubris,...
  • Jennings Praises Clinton Who Rants About ABC Helping Ken Starr

    11/22/2004 12:29:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 1,581+ views
    MRC ^ | Nov 19, 2004 | Brent Baker
    During ABC's hour-long Primetime Special Edition promotion of the opening of the Clinton Library, titled, "Bill Clinton: A Place in History," Peter Jennings trumpeted his record as "full of accomplishment" and touted how he's "hugely popular in other parts of the world." But Clinton lectured Jennings on ABC's bias against him. Jennings had told the former President how a survey of historians had ranked him highly in some areas, but that "they gave you a 41st on moral authority." That prompted Clinton to launch into a rant against Ken Starr and the historians, but he maintained that "I don't really...

    11/19/2004 11:12:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 946+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/20/04
    New Yorker and ex-President Bill Clinton formally opened his presidential library this week in Arkansas. An historic occasion, the affair was decidedly bipartisan, with President Bush as well as former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter present. These library-dedication ceremonies are meant to focus on the highlights of a presidency and sidestep the areas that could be deemed controversial. For example, of the 14 exhibit areas, only one is devoted to the at-times sordid impeachment saga. And that, of course, is placed in an achingly familiar context — Clinton as victim. [snip] So the mind boggles to learn...
  • Clintonista Central ('I don't remember anything like all this live coverage when Bush 41 opened...')

    11/19/2004 12:27:18 PM PST · by Cableguy · 23 replies · 1,051+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 11/19/04 | Howard Kurtz
    If you were watching cable yesterday, you'd have thought that the capital had been moved to Little Rock. The media can't resist a gathering of presidents, and never could resist a story line involving Bill Clinton (remember his hospital-bed advice to John Kerry?). Especially when his wife (who's also making the TV rounds, including Larry King and Greta Van Susteren) may run for his old job. But I don't remember anything like all this live coverage when Bush 41 opened his library, do you? And the ex-prez got an hour with Peter Jennings on "PrimeTime" last night. (Fox seemed to...
  • Bubba Rains Supreme

    11/19/2004 8:25:29 AM PST · by katieanna · 7 replies · 645+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 19, 2004 | Vincent Morris
    November 19, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton savored warm tributes from three presidents at his library dedication yesterday, while he tipped his hat to wife Hillary — whom he called the family member with the real power. Bill Clinton, speaking outside the $165 million Little Rock, Ark., building to a rain-soaked crowd of nearly 30,000, said he was honored by the attention and hoped the Clinton Presidential Center would make Americans think about his eight years in office.
  • Shutout celebs play Bubba Library card

    11/19/2004 1:40:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 2,010+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/19/04 | Rush and Molloy
    Little Rock, Ark., may have a new $165 million presidential library. But the sleepy, grits-fed city barely has enough hotel rooms for the celebs who've come to pay homage to Bill Clinton. Early yesterday, Jordan's Queen Noor was due to check into a Comfort Inn miles from the ceremonial action. The lowly volunteer who gave up her room for the queen was planning to "knock on the door and ask her if I could have the shampoo - just so I could take a look at her." Democratic Party planners spoiled the volunteer's dream when they saw where the queen...
  • Clinton Unveils His 'Gift to the Future'

    11/18/2004 8:25:47 PM PST · by andie74 · 63 replies · 1,295+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/04 | JAMES JEFFERSON, Associated Press Writer
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Bill Clinton (news - web sites), America's first baby boomer president, opened his library Thursday with a rock 'n' roll gala that hailed the $165 million glass-and-steel museum as "a gift to the future by a man who always believed in the future." AP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Clinton Library Opening Despite a steady, bone-chilling rain, nearly 30,000 people joined a celebration that included tributes from President Bush (news - web sites), his father and former President Carter. Rock stars Bono and The Edge of the band U2 performed a three-song set before Clinton spoke to...
  • A Presidential Fraternity Helps Clinton Open Library in Arkansas

    11/18/2004 8:15:36 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 494+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 19, 2004 | Katharine Seelye
    In honor of the first Democrat to win two terms as president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, members of many of the nation's past and present first families celebrated the life and political talents of Bill Clinton on Thursday as they dedicated his library here in a chilly, rain-drenched ceremony on the banks of the Arkansas River. "Welcome to my rainy library dedication," a hatless Mr. Clinton said somewhat wistfully to a crowd of 30,000, most of them hidden under umbrellas. Bucking himself up, he said his late mother would have reminded him that "rain is liquid sunshine." The ceremony, held...
  • Clinton presidency an exciting time for Arkansas (barf alert)

    11/18/2004 6:17:54 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 17 replies · 649+ views
    You have asked that I discuss some memories of President Clinton and my relationship with him. There are several that immediately come to mind. First, I remember being on the last Arkansas Traveler trip of the 1992 election. We had gone to the state of Kansas and returned to Little Rock on the night before the 1992 election. My wife, Susan Turner Purvis, also a Hope native, picked me up as we arrived back into town and told me I absolutely had to see this scene in downtown Little Rock. I remember driving into downtown Little Rock at night and...
  • Texan storm drenches Clinton parade

    11/18/2004 6:00:10 PM PST · by pissant · 58 replies · 1,851+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 11/18/04 | Roland Watson
    A FIERCE storm blowing in from Texas rained mercilessly on Bill Clinton’s parade yesterday. The crowning moment of the former President’s efforts to shape his legacy was all but washed away as 25,000 people huddled and shivered in the driving rain that accompanied the dedication of his $165 million (£90 million) presidential library. Mr Clinton looked crestfallen as the Presidents Bush, senior and junior, President Carter, a large train of diplomats and politicians from around the world and a crowd larger than most Arkansas towns were soaked. When Bono and The Edge from U2 opened their brief headlining set with...
  • Bush praises Clinton

    11/18/2004 4:19:01 PM PST · by ambrose · 159 replies · 2,882+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/18
    Bush praises Clinton Little Rock, AR, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush praised former President Bill Clinton Thursday as an able and talented American who led the nation with optimism. Speaking at the opening of the Clinton presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., Bush noted the collections in the $165 million glass-and-steel structure "record the dedication and hard work of thousands, who brought talent and idealism to public service. And at the center of that era, at the head of that administration was an able and energetic American." Bush said Clinton seized important opportunities to try to champion...
  • Clinton library features 110 foot long "Timeline" featuring highlights!!!!!

    11/18/2004 4:03:14 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 41 replies · 1,066+ views
    The exhibit space will occupy two levels and cover 20,000 square feet. Utilizing photographs, videos and interactive stations, a 110-foot-long timeline on the first floor will present a substantive chronological history of the day-to-day work of President Clinton and his administration.
  • Clinton Museum Accused of Historical Bias

    11/18/2004 4:15:20 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 1,133+ views
    NY Sun ^ | November 18, 2004 | Josh Gerstein
    President Clinton's new presidential library, which is being dedicated at a gala ceremony today, has already triggered a politically charged battle over whether the museum's exhibits present a skewed view of history. The $165 million facility opened yesterday for brief tours by members of the press. Reporters quickly noted that the exhibits present Mr. Clinton in a uniformly flattering light, while omitting or downplaying facts that the former president and his allies might view as inconvenient. At several points, the museum's displays also disparage Mr. Clinton's political adversaries. An alcove entitled "The Fight for Power" depicts Mr. Clinton's impeachment as...
  • Clinton library in denial

    11/18/2004 3:36:06 PM PST · by sarasotarepublican · 11 replies · 895+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | November 18, 2004 | JAY AMBROSE
    Bill Clinton's newly opening library is in denial, which is not the same as saying there's no reason to clap your hands about the place, including its 80 million items soon to be available to scholars and a terrific quote taken from Clinton's first inaugural. "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America," the quote says, according to a news account that tells us that it is found at the start of a timeline of the Clinton presidency. The words have the virtue of speaking truth and of calling us to our...
  • Whitewashing Whitewater (Clinton Mocks Impeachment, Ken Starr in New Library)

    11/18/2004 2:30:37 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 33 replies · 967+ views
    LITTLE ROCK — In his new presidential library that opens today, Bill Clinton defiantly mocks the impeachment proceedings against him, charging that the independent counsel who investigated him had "a bias against the president" and blaming Republicans for engaging in the "politics of personal destruction." The former president, in exhibits he approved, repeatedly castigates Newt Gingrich, accusing him of instructing Republicans to label Democrats as "sick," and asserts that the former House speaker led a cabal of radical right-wing "revolutionaries" bent on destroying Mr. Clinton for one reason: "Because we can." "The impeachment battle was not about the Constitution...
  • **Caption Time** The Clintons

    11/18/2004 12:22:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies · 3,412+ views
    Thu Nov 18, 2:37 PM ET Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) kisses his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (news - web sites) (D-NY) after she introduced him to speak at the dedication ceremony for the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, November 18 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Thousands gathered in a pouring rain for the event. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  • Clinton still angry after all these years

    11/18/2004 9:41:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies · 4,569+ views
    LITTLE ROCK, United States (AFP) - On the eve of the opening of his presidential library, Bill Clinton (news - web sites) voiced lingering bitterness Wednesday over what he sees as the political and personal persecution he suffered in office. AFP/File Photo     In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News, the former president discussed his health following open heart surgery, offered his take on the Iraq (news - web sites) war and praised the political acumen of President George W. Bush (news - web sites). But his most passionate comments were reserved for a biting indictment of Kenneth Starr,...
  • Clinton's Library to Open Today (What's Not On Display?)

    11/18/2004 7:40:56 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54 replies · 928+ views
    CFRA ^ | November 18, 2004 | Josh Pringle
    Former U-S President Bill Clinton's library will be officially dedicated today in Little Rock, Arkansas. Among those who will attend the event will be Robin Williams and Kevin Spacey, as well as former presidents Jimmy Carter and George Bush Senior. The Clinton library features a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, and a display on the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals.
  • Clinton Lie-brary Opens (Live Thread-On Now CSPAN 3!)

    11/18/2004 7:46:33 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 1,578 replies · 39,901+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 11/18/04 | Brian Lamme
    Former President William Jefferson Clinton formerly opens his Presidential Center, which will hold the papers from his two term presidency.Attending the ceremony will be President George W. Bush, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, along with First Lady Laura Bush ,Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosalyn Carter and Barbara Bush.
  • Clinton Guests Staying at Paula Jones ("Kiss It") Hotel

    11/18/2004 6:52:32 AM PST · by drpix · 25 replies · 704+ views ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 |
    Many of the political VIPs and Hollywood glitterati visiting Little Rock this week for the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library will be staying at the hotel where the top Democrat launched the chain of events that turned him into the only elected president in American history to suffer impeachment. Reports the London Telegraph: "The Excelsior Hotel, notorious as the venue where the then-Arkansas governor allegedly sexually harassed a junior state employee called Paula Jones, is under new ownership, renamed the Peabody - in which guise it will host many of the dignitaries attending this week." Many of the political...
  • Clinton Library Features Impeachment Area

    11/15/2004 1:29:25 PM PST · by Imaverygooddriver · 32 replies · 1,000+ views ^ | 11/15/04 | iamaverygooddriver
    Clinton Library Features Impeachment AreaNov 14, 8:07 PM (ET)By DAVID HAMMERLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display. One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library."Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."The William...