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  • Bill Clinton calls La. senator 'sinner' in fundraising letter

    06/08/2010 12:32:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 93+ views
    Bill Clinton calls La. senator 'sinner' in fundraising letter 12:45 PM, June 8, 2010 ι By DAVID SEIFMAN Former President Clinton has sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee under his own name warning that Republicans are trying to "derail' President Obama's agenda. Not much unexpected there. But along with the letter, Clinton has included a flyer from the DSCC that's bound to raise eyebrows. "DSCC funds go towards efforts to unseat far-right Republican senators like admitted sinner David Vitter..." the flyer says, referring to the Louisiana senator who admitted patronizing a prostitution service...
  • Bubba thinks he's a "Road Runner"

    02/16/2010 10:41:38 AM PST · by duckworth · 16 replies · 655+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2010 | Duckworth
    Two quotes from Bill Clinton in Ken Gormley's new book "The Death of American Virtue" reveal Bubba's strange self image for a U.S. President. He sounds like someone bragging to his fellow drinkers in a bar. Quote 1: "Yeah, I will always have an asterisk after my name, but I hope I'll have two asterisks: one is 'they impeached him,' and the other is 'He stood up to them and beat them. And he beat them like a yard dog.' " Quote 2: "I felt they were Wile E. Coyote in the pack and I was the Road Runner."
  • Bill Clinton Lauds CIA

    07/29/2009 12:32:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 617+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2009 | Prerana Swami
    Former President Bill Clinton visited Central Intelligence Agency headquarters today to express his gratitude to employees and thank them for their role in protecting the United States against foreign threats. "I think it's critical to meeting the challenges that we face today and the ones we're likely to face tomorrow. I guess that's the most important thing I can say—that I am grateful to all of you for your service here," Mr. Clinton said. Mr. Clinton was also briefed on counterterrorism and regional hotspots by senior analysts at CIA headquarters. He said staffers are "trying to stop the big bad...
  • Oral history documents Clinton's years in Hope, Hot Springs

    02/07/2007 6:50:45 AM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 736+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/30/07 | Jill Zeman
    Some of Bill Clinton's friends and teachers remember the Arkansas native as a charismatic standout destined for greatness, while others recall the young Clinton was a shy boy whose clarinet playing left something to be desired. Such first impressions -- along with memories of growing up in the still-segregated South -- are among the text of 28 interviews documenting the former president's early years in Hope and Hot Springs. The interviews, which were released Tuesday by the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, are part of a project that aims to make Clinton the most documented president ever....
  • 'Political rock star' Clinton drops in on gay group's gala in SoBe

    11/06/2006 5:14:10 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 38 replies · 1,163+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Nov 6, 2006 | STEVE ROTHAUS
    Former President Bill Clinton, in South Florida to campaign for Democratic candidates, made a surprise appearance Saturday night at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 10th annual Recognition Dinner in South Beach. Clinton arrived at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel about 8 p.m. and greeted NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond, who received the evening's National Leadership award. Local honorees: philanthropist Bob Cole (The Miami Herald Humanitarian Award) and TWN (The Weekly News), South Florida's gay newspaper that closed in March after 29 years.
  • Caption Pic of Bill Clinton At Georgetown U.

    10/18/2006 3:56:35 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 101 replies · 2,429+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 18,2006
    Former President Bill Clinton gestures during remarks before the Center for American Progress, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • The Path To 9/11 - Clinton Goes After ABC Harder Than He Pursued Bin-Laden

    09/08/2006 8:07:15 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 171 replies · 3,700+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 07 September 2006
    he Clintonistas are a panic borne of the necessity - to dispel the truth regarding how the Clinton administration failed on numerous occasions to apprehend or kill bin-Laden - the Clintonistas and Democrat party hacks like Richard Ben-Veniste alike are rising en-masse in a last ditch attempt to censor ABC's upcoming 6 hour docudrama "The Path To 9/11." Clinton representatives drafted a four page letter to Disney Chair Michael Iger - ABC's parent company - demanding the film be censored or barring that its suppression. "The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has the...
  • Bill Clinton's view of how parties differ (mega barf alert)

    07/30/2006 1:15:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,103+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 17, 2006 | Bill Clinton
    Excerpts of former President Bill Clinton's remarks earlier this month at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo. I don't know how long they can make this old dog hunt. Ever since 2000, the 2002 and 2004 elections were about, "No matter how bad you think we are, you can't vote for them, because you can't trust them to defend the country. And oh, by the way, forget about global warming; let's talk about flag burning and gay marriage." I mean, I just don't know how long you can milk that old cow without its milk running dry. ... My...
  • Bill Clinton to Write New Book [will "lift spirits" and "touch hearts....]

    05/17/2006 2:42:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 783+ views
    Bill Clinton to Write New Book By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago After writing an autobiography that sold millions of copies and earned him a hefty advance, former President Clinton has struck a deal to write another book. Alfred A. Knopf will publish the new work, in which Clinton will focus on public service and citizen activism, telling a story that he hopes will "lift spirits" and "touch hearts," Clinton said in a statement. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clinton is said to have received a staggering advance of $10 million to $12...
  • Clinton: Bush 'Flat Wrong' About Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

    12/10/2005 9:53:20 AM PST · by John Conlin · 49 replies · 1,115+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/05 | AP
    Former President Clinton told a global audience of diplomats, environmentalists and others Friday that the Bush administration is "flat wrong" in claiming that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global warming would damage the U.S. economy.
  • Clinton, in surprise, to speak at climate conference; U.S. delegation reported displeased

    12/08/2005 9:23:08 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 43 replies · 1,334+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2005 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    MONTREAL (AP) -- In a surprise visit, former President Clinton will speak at the annual U.N. climate conference Friday, final day of a contentious two-week meeting, the United Nations confirmed. Bush administration envoys here were said to be displeased at Thursday's news of the unusual appearance - of an ex-president at a critical point in backroom negotiations involving the U.S. delegation. "They haven't protested formally, but they're annoyed," a source in the Canadian government, the conference host, said of the U.S. delegates. "They're not infuriated, but they're not thrilled." The source spoke on condition of anonymity, because as a civil...
  • Esquire: Clinton is world's "most influential man" (Barf Alert!)

    11/15/2005 5:01:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 128 replies · 2,292+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/05 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is "The Most Influential Man in the World," according to Esquire magazine. The magazine has designated him as "the most powerful agent of change in the world" despite his lack of electoral standing and the fact he was laid low by a heart attack ahead of last year's presidential election. The magazine highlights Clinton's accomplishments in its December issue, which goes on newsstands on Thursday, profiling the world's "Best and Brightest" men and women. Since leaving office, Clinton has been so active that his post-presidency amounts to "a third term" for...
  • Bill Clinton Decries His Impeachment In Speech At Hofstra

    11/11/2005 3:20:17 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies · 2,614+ views
    Bill Clinton Decries His Impeachment In Speech At Hofstra POSTED: 7:33 pm EST November 10, 2005 UPDATED: 9:14 pm EST November 10, 2005 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Former President Clinton said Thursday that his impeachment was "an egregious abuse of the Constitution" and asked if history judges him poorly because of his White House tryst with Monica Lewinsky, "How many other presidents do you have to downgrade?" Speaking on the opening day of a three-day conference at Hofstra University examining his presidency, Clinton challenged a statement by noted historian Douglas Brinkley, who opined in a newspaper interview that Clinton would be...
  • $100K to Sit with Bill and Hillary Clinton

    11/10/2005 5:32:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 62 replies · 1,225+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/10/05 | NewsMax
    Israel's Yitzhak Rabin Center is charging $100,000 a pop for supporters who want to bask in the aura of former and possibly future first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton, who will be attending the center's opening next week. A fundraising letter obtained by the New York Post asks for donations to the center - saying seating will be determined "according to the size of the contribution." "Priority, of course, will be given to the highest contributions," the letter adds. The Clintons will seated at a 10-person table with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who apparently won't be charged for the...
  • Clinton Says Democrats Can't Be Afraid to Take on Tough Issues

    10/29/2005 8:27:15 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 50 replies · 1,121+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | Oct 29, 2005 | Liz Austin
    AUSTIN (AP) - Democrats can't be afraid to talk about hot-button issues, including abortion, and should fight back against personal attacks from conservatives if they want to regain power in Washington, former President Bill Clinton said Saturday. "You can't say 'Please don't be mean to me. Please let me win sometimes.' Give me a break here," Clinton said. "If you don't want to fight for the future and you can't figure out how to beat these people then find something else to do." Clinton, whose 2004 memoir "My Life" was a best seller, drew roaring applause during his speech from...
  • Clinton's sex-assault accusers to tour Bill's library

    10/13/2005 11:25:27 AM PDT · by shining_city · 5 replies · 674+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/13/05
    Broaddrick, Willey to shine spotlight on former chief's treatment of women --------------------------------------------- Posted: October 13, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick, two women who both claim they were sexually assaulted by ex-President Bill Clinton, plan to tour the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Ark., later this month. That according to the author of a book exposing the sexual exploits of the former commander in chief. "Juanita, Kathleen, and I will be touring the Clinton Library to see firsthand how it portrays Bill and Hillary Clinton's treatment of women," says...
  • Freeh Blasts Clinton

    10/11/2005 8:07:31 PM PDT · by samkatz · 9 replies · 4,643+ views
    MSBNC ^ | 10/11/2005 | Today Show -Katie Couric
    Louis Freeh says he ‘distrusted’ Bill Clinton In ‘My FBI,’ the agency’s former director attacks the former president for getting bogged down in scandal and for weak stance on terror
  • Bill Clinton Caught Again

    10/09/2005 8:25:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies · 3,616+ views
    News Max ^ | October 9, 2005 | Staff
    Either Bill Clinton is not telling the truth now about the terrorist threat posed by Iraq during his administration - or he fibbed to the American people while he was in the White House. Clinton recently told his former staffer-turned TV commentator George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. government had "no evidence that there were any weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. But a recent report in the The Weekly Standard headlined "Clinton Revisionism" unmasks Clinton's flip-flops over the Iraq weapons of mass destruction issue. For example, during an appearance on "Larry King Live" back in July 2003, the former president...
  • Bush 41: I Still Like Clinton

    09/19/2005 6:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 267 replies · 6,698+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/19/05 | NewsMax
    Thirty-six hours after ex-president Bill Clinton bashed and trashed his son on everything from his handling of the Hurricane Katrina crisis to the Iraq war, former president George H.W. Bush says he still likes Clinton. Appearing during commercial breaks on ABC's "Monday Night Football," the president's father was asked how he and Clinton managed to get along. "I like him," Bush 41 said, despite the verbal thrashing Clinton administered to his son on ABC's "This Week" the day before. Given two more opportunities to comment on his relationship with Clinton, Bush Sr. declined to say a single negative word about...
  • Clinton fans make 'Billgrimage' to Arkansas

    08/16/2005 4:04:51 PM PDT · by jeepgal · 21 replies · 641+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/16/05 | Staff
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- The summer travel season is in full swing, the Clinton Presidential Library is drawing 2,000 visitors a day, and a new tourism phenomenon -- the "Billgrimage" -- is being seen 115 miles away in the town of Hope, Arkansas. "People are coming from the library saying they're making a Billgrimage to Arkansas; it's so cute," giggles Crystal Altenbaumer, director of the Clinton Birthplace museum in Hope. Among those on a recent "Billgrimage" was Ava Carter, a Democrat from Dallas, who convinced her Republican travel partner, James D. Stearns, to give their summer trip a Clinton...
  • Clinton: Impeachment Not Serious

    08/16/2005 3:49:02 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 99 replies · 2,627+ views ^ | Aug. 16, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Ex-President Bill Clinton said Monday that he had to assure world leaders that there was nothing seriously wrong with America after the Congress impeached him in 1998. "During that time, a lot of world leaders would ask, 'What is going on? Is this serious?'" he told New York magazine. "I kept assuring them that nothing bad had happened to America," he recalled, "but that we periodically went through spasms." Interviewed while traveling in Africa, the ex-president claimed, "Africans saw [my impeachment] for exactly what it was: an abuse of power." "They got it here," he insisted. The magazine noted that...
  • Senator blames Clinton administration for U.S. intelligence woes

    04/02/2005 6:19:54 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 25 replies · 1,000+ views
    KY3 News, Springfield, MO ^ | April 1, 2005 | Dave Catanese, KY3 News
    SPRINGFIELD -- The United States' pre-war intelligence on Iraq was dead wrong, according to the president's Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction. Despite the report, Missouri's senior U.S. senator says the decision to go to war was still the right one. Bond is a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence. In an interview here on Thursday, Bond said the bad intelligence came from an archaic system based on assumptions rather than thorough analysis and human intelligence. He also placed much of the blame on the Clinton administration. The commission’s report says the harm done to American credibility will take...
  • Fineman: Bill Clinton 'Almost Beloved'

    03/11/2005 10:52:18 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 119 replies · 5,627+ views ^ | 3/11/05 | unknown
    Six years after he became the only elected U.S. president ever to be impeached, Bill Clinton is now almost "beloved," says Newsweek's Howard Fineman. "Whatever desk he occupies, he will always be center stage," he gushed to MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday night. "That is the way [Clinton] is." Commenting on the ex-president's surgery this week, the Newsweek scribe added: "Everybody wishes him well. He's almost reached the beloved stage." Writing on Newsweek's web site two days later, Fineman still sounded like the president of the Bill Clinton fan club. "I imagine it’s tough, even for Clinton’s enemies, to hate...
  • Fineman: Bill Clinton 'Almost Beloved'

    03/11/2005 10:53:13 AM PST · by spycatcher · 14 replies · 986+ views
    Newsmax via "Hardboiled" ^ | March 11, 2005 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Six years after he became the only elected U.S. president ever to be impeached, Bill Clinton is now almost "beloved," says Newsweek's Howard Fineman. "Whatever desk he occupies, he will always be center stage," he gushed to MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday night. "That is the way [Clinton] is." Commenting on the ex-president's surgery this week, the Newsweek scribe added: "Everybody wishes him well. He's almost reached the beloved stage." Writing on Newsweek's web site two days later, Fineman still sounded like the president of the Bill Clinton fan club. "I imagine it’s tough, even for Clinton’s enemies, to hate...
  • Caption This (warning: not for the timid)

    02/28/2005 8:43:44 AM PST · by Alouette · 37 replies · 3,106+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 28, 2005
    Mon Feb 28, 3:40 AM ET In this handout picture from the Presidential Office, former US President Bill Clinton (L) receives a gift of a saxophone from Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian prior to a dinner engagement in Taipei(AFP/HO)
  • Vanity: Bill Clinton on Johnny Carson's death

    01/23/2005 8:30:03 PM PST · by r5boston · 51 replies · 1,927+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01/23/2005 | Fox News
    The following is a quote provided by Bill Clinton on the death of Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. Bill Clinton: "Those 20 minutes on 'The Tonight Show' did more for my career than speaking for two days at the Democratic National Convention."
  • Clinton rips Starr, coverage by media-Calls prosecution 'embarrassment'

    11/20/2004 12:11:11 AM PST · by kattracks · 130 replies · 5,049+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/20/04 | James Jefferson, AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In a prime-time television outburst, Bill Clinton ripped old nemesis Kenneth Starr and what the former president portrayed as a gullible media eager to report every ''sleazy thing" leaked from a prosecutor bent on bringing him down. The exchange came in an interview with ABC news anchorman Peter Jennings that aired Thursday night, hours after Clinton opened his $165 million presidential library. Clinton blasted Starr and spoke disdainfully of a media that he suggested was complicit in a scheme to ruin his presidency. ''No other president ever had to endure someone like Ken Starr," Clinton said....
  • Recuperating Clinton to Hit Stump for Kerry

    10/24/2004 7:26:29 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 49 replies · 871+ views
    ABC ^ | 10/24/04 | ABC
    The Kerry campaign is calling on a heavy hitter from its bench: Former President Bill Clinton plans to hit the trail for the Democratic presidential hopeful Monday in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. "I'm going out tomorrow," Clinton told ABC News' Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview airing today on "World News Tonight," Monday on "Good Morning America," and Thursday on "Primetime." Both campaigns are relying on star power in the final days. The Bush campaign has California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stumping for the president in Ohio this week. Clinton, who recently had heart bypass surgery, said he did...
  • Clinton's Recovery Not Going Well

    10/13/2004 11:37:33 AM PDT · by marktuoni · 343 replies · 11,909+ views
    Radio Factor | 10/13/04 | Bill O'Reilly
    O'Reilly mentioned that he heard Bubba isn't doing so well with his recovery.

    09/06/2004 9:42:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies · 1,990+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept. 6, 2004 | Drudge
    As Bill Clinton hit the operating table at 6:45 a.m. at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia in upper Manhattan, MSNBC almost simultaneously was preparing a video package of the former president's obituary -- just in case. From: Hitchins, Charles (NBC Universal, MSNBC) Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 6:25 AM To: @MSNBC Newsforce Staff Subject: Clinton Obit Just in case it's needed Mitchell Obit on Clinton C1052 Trt 3:47
  • Dick Morris: Bubba backing Bush?

    06/25/2004 5:01:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 287+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6-24-04 | Dick Morris
    Bill Clinton has a unique form of ADD — he is disordered when he does not get enough attention. Like a headlight reflector on the highway, he cannot shine unless a light illuminates him. Like a solar battery, he cannot generate energy unless he basks in the outside stimulus of sunlight. And like a cold-blooded creature, he cannot internally generate body warmth, but relies upon the sun to provide it. Just remember how fully he realized himself standing before Congress and basking in applause, spotlights and public adulation. He chose a profession in which the band rarely stops playing and...
  • Bubba's Big Book (First 800 pages of 992 Cover Only His Pre-Presidential Years?)

    05/23/2004 8:43:42 AM PDT · by sathers · 53 replies · 261+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | May 31, 2004 | Paul Bedard
    Bubba's Big BookAfter years of writing, former President Clinton finally delivered 'My Life' to the publishers last Thursday.Now that editors have the text, says spokesman Jim Kennedy, 'the publishers have given the president his life back.'He's now getting ready for the book tour, where writers cramp from writing the book will be replaced by the writers cramp from autographing it.Friends say pulling together the 992 page text wasn't easy: One said Clinton wrote 800 pages before he even reached the subject of his presidency.
  • Presidents Remembered

    11/06/2003 1:36:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 193+ views
    e-mail ^ | recvd 11-06-03 | encarta
    Very interesting: please note how Mr. Clinton is remembered by Encarta encyclopedia. Do you suppose that it's a reflection on the overall integrity of his administration... or is it just vengeful spin from the Bill Gates machine?

    05/30/2003 11:05:42 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 241 replies · 6,355+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | May 30, 2003 | National Enquirer
    CLINTON SEX ROMP CAUGHT ON VIDEO! CLINTON Bill Clinton has been caught on videotape cheating on Hillary -- and the steamy sex romp could torpedo her political career! Now foes of Hillary are in an all-out race to obtain the tape and publicize it, an exclusive ENQUIRER investigation has discovered. The issue that goes on sale Friday reveals how Clinton was taped having sex in a pickup truck with a department store clerk, how Hillary's opponents plan to use the video to sabotage her political plans … and more. Published on: May 30, 2003
  • Dole vs. Clinton I [Point/Counterpoint-War & Tax Cuts] Reaction Thread

    03/09/2003 3:54:55 PM PST · by ewing · 82 replies · 229+ views
    See-BS News ^ | March 9, 2003E | '60 Minutes' Executive Producer Emeritus Don Hewitt
    The Former Majority Leader of the Senate and Repupblican from Kansas will debate the Formerly Impeached 41st President of the United States on Tax Cuts and Wartime.The format will be a brief opening statement with a followup, occuring before the Andy Rooney commentary.
  • Bill Clinton Recommends U.S. Patience on Iraq

    02/11/2003 7:55:27 AM PST · by AntiGuv · 57 replies · 211+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 11, 2003 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said in an interview broadcast on Tuesday the United States should exercise patience in its standoff with Iraq to help build allied support for a potential strike. Clinton told NBC's Today Show he did not believe war in Iraq was inevitable so long as Iraqi President Saddam Hussein opts to disarm. While stressing a second U.N. resolution was not strictly necessary, the former president said the United States ought to take pains to repair a growing rift with allies Germany, France and Russia over the need for war. "What I hope will...
  • Exiled American King Triumphantly Returns To Washington

    08/28/2002 5:30:01 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 58 replies · 281+ views
    The Onion ^ | August 27, 2002 | The Onion
    WASHINGTON, DC—After nearly three decades in exile, King William IV returned to the U.S. to reclaim his throne Monday. Above: King William IV greets his subjects upon his return to Washington. "Good people of America," said the newly restored monarch, speaking from a White House balcony. "Let the word be spread throughout the land that your king has returned.""Prepare a feast!" added His Majesty amid a fanfare of trumpets.Citizens were overjoyed by the monarchic restoration."Huzzah!" said Diane Sowell of State College, PA. "At long last, we are rid of that corrupt, antiquated system of government known as democracy, a...