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  • State Department gave hasty approval to Bill Clinton speeches when wife led agency

    05/12/2015 4:29:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 12, 2015 | By LISA LERER And STEPHEN BRAUN
    State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found. Again and again, the ethics office responsible for vetting his appearances hurriedly signed off on them, even in cases where questions had been raised about the behavior of organizations hiring Bill Clinton to appear. It approved at least 330 requests for the former president's appearance at speeches, dinners and events. More than 220 of those were...
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

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

    01/05/2015 2:52:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | January 5, 2015 | ENQUIRER STAFF
    Bill Clinton has been identified in a sex lawsuit involving underage girls – and the sleazy scandal threatens to blow up his wife Hillary’s bid to be president! --snip-- “While it’s been reported that the two men were friends, Bill’s name is all over the legal papers, which are chock-full of sordid claims about Epstein,” a source told The ENQUIRER. The documents filed in Florida’s Palm Beach Circuit Court, are part of a legal dispute between Epstein and lawyers Scott Rothstein and Bradley Edwards. Meanwhile, having her horndog husband named as a friend of a sexual felon is the latest...
  • Monica Lewinsky's on Twitter: '#HereWeGo'

    10/20/2014 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By ERIN DOOLEY
    In May, Monica Lewinsky vowed to speak out in order "to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past." Now she seems to be doing just that -- on Twitter. Just months after Lewinsky’s personal revelations were made public in a Vanity Fair interview, she sent her first tweet this morning.
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary does not have brain damage

    05/14/2014 2:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    Former President Bill Clinton says his wife works out daily and is “still quicker than I am” when it comes to mental acuity, denying an assertion that a fall in 2012 left Hillary Clinton sicker than she’s admitted. “If she has brain damage, I must be in really bad shape because she’s still quicker than I am,” he said. “There’s nothing to it.”
  • Bill Clinton Defends Hillary on Benghazi

    05/14/2014 10:01:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 14, 2014 | BY ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Former President Bill Clinton defended Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State following the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, saying his wife "did what she should have done." "In my opinion, Hillary did what she should have done. She impaneled a very high level review committee," Clinton said Wednesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation 2014 Fiscal Summit. “They looked into what was wrong, they gave 29 recommendations,” he added. “She took them and started implementing them and they established the fact that, whether it was right or wrong in the past, secretaries of states never were...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Comeback Vegan

    09/05/2012 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 5, 2012 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    I remember the first time I realized that Barack Obama was not going to be another Bill Clinton. Everyone assumed that the Secretariat from Illinois was the natural heir to the Secretariat from Arkansas. But Barry was only out of the gate for a day in 2007 before it became apparent that, while the senator had a bouquet of talents and several virtues that Clinton would never possess, he was not quite Bill’s match as a political natural. After running last time as the stake in the heart of the dysfunctional, draining and seemingly indestructible Clinton dynasty, Barry has had...
  • Obama Counts on Clinton to Help Sway Independents

    09/05/2012 4:53:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | By Carl Hulse
    Former President Bill Clinton intends to try to rebut Republican arguments against the re-election of President Obama in a major speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, saying Mr. Obama has taken steps to turn around an economy left in shambles by Republicans. “In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s re-election was pretty simple: We left him a total mess, he hasn’t finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in,” Mr. Clinton will say, according to excerpts from his remarks released by the party. “I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a...
  • Bill Clinton slams Romney 'misleading' welfare ad

    08/08/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/2012 | MAGGIE (THE BIGOT) HABERMAN
    Bill Clinton, after steering clear of the flap over Mitt Romney using him in an ad in which he accused President Obama of trying to "gut" the 1996 welfare reform act, responds tonight with a statement rapping the Republican:  "Governor Romney released an ad today alleging that the Obama administration had weakened the work requirements of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. That is not true.  "The act emerged after years of experiments at the state level, including my work as Governor of Arkansas beginning in 1980.  When I became President, I granted waivers from the old law to 44 states...
  • 2 presidents for price of 1: Obama, Clinton to headline trio of campaign fundraisers in NYC

    06/04/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2012
    NEW YORK — President Barack Obama sought to take advantage Monday of the fundraising prowess of former President Bill Clinton, the most reliable deliverer of Democratic dollars, despite their history of testy relations and differences on campaign tactics. Tied with his likely Republican challenger in the polls and facing a summer of economic uncertainty that could pull the United States back toward recession, Obama needs the help. Obama campaign bundler and billionaire investor Marc Lasry was holding an exclusive reception Monday night, followed by a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The evening was to conclude with an event dubbed “Barack...
  • MIT’s Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing

    05/24/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    Fast Coexist ^ | 5/22/2012 | Austin Carr
    When it comes to those last globs of ketchup inevitably stuck to every bottle of Heinz, most people either violently shake the container in hopes of eking out another drop or two, or perform the "secret" trick: smacking the "57" logo on the bottle’s neck. But not MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith. He and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group have been held up in an MIT lab for the last two months addressing this common dining problem. The result? LiquiGlide, a "super slippery" coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied...
  • POLITICAL MEMO Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes

    04/29/2012 8:32:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | by Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Barack Obama wrested control of the Democratic Party after portraying Bill Clinton as a symbol of small-ball ambition and outdated politics. Now, as president, Mr. Obama is turning to his Democratic predecessor for help as Republicans breathe down his neck. Privately, Democrats portray the evolving alliance as more utilitarian. “Once Obama’s out of office, I doubt they’ll take family vacations together,” said a former Clinton aide who has also worked for Mr. Obama and asked not to be named to avoid offending either man. “But Clinton thinks it’s critical for the country that he gets...
  • Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday

    04/28/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2012 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will appear Sunday alongside President Barack Obama at a fund-raiser for Obama's re-election effort, a campaign official told CNN. The fund-raiser will take place in Virginia at the home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. More than 500 supporters will attend a reception with the two presidents, and 80 will attend a dinner at the house, the campaign official said. Tickets for the reception started at $1,000 a person and tickets for the dinner were $20,000 a person.
  • Clinton surpasses $75 million in speech income after lucrative 2010

    01/24/2012 8:31:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/24/12 | Robert Yoon
    Washington (CNN) - Former president Bill Clinton enjoyed his most lucrative year ever on the speaking circuit in 2010, capping a decade of paid speaking events that has earned him $75.6 million since leaving office in 2001, according to a CNN analysis of federal financial records. Clinton received $10.7 million for 52 paid speaking engagements last year, a sizable increase from the 36 paid speeches he delivered in 2009 for a total of $7.5 million. The most the former president had previously earned in one year was in 2006 when he earned $10.2 million for 57 events. His 2010 speaking...
  • Bill Clinton Going on bill O'Reilly Show this Coming Week

    12/17/2011 12:49:15 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    EW ^ | December 16, 2011 | James Hibberd
    Former president Bill Clinton will appear as guest on The O’Reilly Factor for the first time. Fox News announced that Clinton will make his first official appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program since Factor launched 15 years ago.
  • We Need a Slick Candidate to Beat Barack Obama the Gaffe Machine?

    06/28/2011 3:25:03 AM PDT · by Son House · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 24, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I read today a piece written by a friend of mine named Michael Ledeen. I've quoted Michael Ledeen on this program before. He's a noted scholar and think tank thinker, and he's done a lot of thinking for a lot of different think tanks. He's been associated with I think Heritage and a number of them. Now, what he's primarily known for in recent years has been championing the cause of the Iranian people against the oppression that they face each and every day. He's always been a staunch supporter of the United States military, keen observer, if you...
  • Source of 30-mile oil spill in Gulf puzzles officials

    03/22/2011 5:44:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | 03/22/2011 | Mark Schleifstein
    Emulsified oil, oil mousse and tar balls from an unknown source were washing up on beaches from Grand Isle to West Timbalier Island along the Gulf of Mexico, a stretch of about 30 miles, and it was still heading west Monday afternoon, a Louisiana official said. The state is testing the material to see if it matches oil from last April's BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Oil spill response workers under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were scrambling to block more of the material from coming ashore. ES&H Corp. has been hired to oversee the cleanup....
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • Online radio debate between Sungenis and Slick (vanity)

    07/06/2010 4:34:50 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 10 replies
    CARM ^ | June 6, 2010 | Vladimir998
    This is a very interesting and spirited debate. Quite honestly Sungenis is taking Slick to the cleaners, but Slick does a very good job of representing the irrational, ahitorical, everyman-is-a-pope-so-you-can-make-it-up-as-you-go-along Evangelical theology that is so common and popular these days.
  • Slick Elena? Kagan evades questions on abortion memo

    06/30/2010 11:37:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/30/10 | Byron York
    Before the Senate Judiciary Committee a short time ago, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appeared reluctant to admit that she wrote a 1996 Clinton White House memo aimed at altering a key medical group’s opinion of whether partial birth abortion is medically necessary. The memo, reported yesterday by National Review, has caused a stir in conservative circles because it appeared that Kagan, then a White House policy aide, put words in the medical group’s mouth in order to soften its position on the controversial procedure. But when Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch brought the subject up with Kagan, he had a...
  • White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)

    This was written by Grace Slick, who based the lyrics on Lewis Carroll's book Alice In Wonderland. Like many young musicians in San Francisco, Slick did a lot of drugs. She saw lots of drug references in Carroll's book, including the pills, the smoking caterpillar, the mushroom, and lots of other images that are generally trippy. She noticed that lots of children's' stories involve a substance of some kind that alters reality, and felt it was time to write a song about it.
  • Giant green algae slick heads towards China

    06/22/2010 11:04:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/10 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) – A massive floating expanse of green algae is heading towards China's east coast, potentially threatening wildlife and the region's tourist industry, state media reported on Tuesday. The algae bloom covered 200 square kilometres (80 square miles) and was about 13 kilometres (eight miles) offshore and floating towards the coastal city of Jiaonan in Shandong province, Xinhua news agency said. The local branch of the State Oceanic Administration, which monitors marine conditions, is sending boats in a bid to clear the algae, it said. Algae blooms are typically caused by pollution in China and suck up huge amounts...
  • Solving the Gulf Oil Slick problem.

    06/07/2010 11:20:57 AM PDT · by brycemax · 7 replies · 42+ views
    BP caused the oil slick, but there's plenty of blame for its spread to go around! In addition a simple fix could have stopped this from getting to the point it has! NOT: The author requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks.
  • Florida: Just 10 Days Until Oil Slick Impact?

    05/19/2010 2:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 815+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Gregory White
    Florida: Just 10 Days Until Oil Slick Impact? Gregory White May. 19, 2010, 3:26 PM Florida will have 10 days to prepare for its first contact with the oil coming out of the Deepwater leak, according to the press conference we're following live here. It will take 10 days for the oil to reach Florida, after it is in the Loop Current, according to the Deepwater Horizon live blog They are also noting that the, "Loop current changing day to day. Over flights show that light sheen is moving slowly with loop current." That sounds ominous. Here is an up...
  • Not Just the Slick: Oil Plume Found Below Gulf's Surface

    05/14/2010 7:36:52 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 38 replies · 852+ views
    AOL News ^ | 5/14/2010 | Gregory Mone
    ince the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began three weeks ago, most eyes and cameras have been focused on the widening, orange slick. But now, as experts argue that the flow rate could far exceed the government's estimate of 210,000 gallons a day, a team of independent scientists studying the water in and around the disaster zone have found another problem: stores of leaked oil lingering beneath the surface in long, stringy filaments and snowflake-like collections. "It doesn't float right up on top as you would think," Raymond Highsmith of the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology tells AOL...
  • Simple Method For Gathering Oil Slick

    05/13/2010 4:14:12 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 27 replies · 900+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2010 | CWRoberts
    The simple method is usually the most effective. K.I.S.S. -- Keep It Simple Stupic Simple Oil Gathering Just Might Work
  • Here's Why They Can't Plug That Gulf Oil Leak [INFOGRAPHIC]

    05/01/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT · by blam · 119 replies · 5,455+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-1-2010 | Henry Blodget
    Here's Why They Can't Plug That Gulf Oil Leak [INFOGRAPHIC] Henry Blodget May. 1, 2010, 8:54 AM The Times-Picayune put together an excellent infographic of what's happening a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. It illustrates why everyone's having such a hard time plugging the leak. Here's the top half of the graphic. Click for the full version:[snip]
  • Oil slick poses political peril for Obama

    04/30/2010 12:45:49 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 38 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 29, 2010 | Joseph Curl
    The rapidly expanding environmental catastrophe caused by the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is presenting a growing political challenge to the Obama White House, with Mr. Obama and his aides at pains to defend the response and forestall comparisons to the Hurricane Katrina crisis. Nine days after British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew apart and began spewing 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, a massive oil slick is set to wash ashore on the southern coast Thursday evening and, experts say, could dwarf the damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 26, 2010 [Devotional]

    04/26/2010 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Email ^ | 4/26/10 | Joel Osteen
    He's Working in You Today's Scripture "…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, things can get a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour, or trying to change everything around you, why don't you look deep inside and say, "Lord, thank You for doing a...
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • Tall tales from a president's speech

    09/17/2009 5:17:01 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 365+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
      You lie? No. Barack Obama doesn't lie. He's too subtle for that. He ... well, you judge. Herewith three examples within a single speech — the now-famous Obama-Wilson "you lie" address to Congress on health care — of Obama's relationship with truth. (1) "I will not sign [a plan]," he solemnly pledged, "if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future. Period." -SNIP- Every Congress is sovereign. Nothing enacted today will force a future Congress or a future president to make any cuts in any spending, mandatory or not. Just look at the supposedly automatic...
  • Armies of N.Korean Kids 'Were on Stand-By for Clinton'

    09/10/2009 3:45:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,176+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/10/09
    Armies of N.Korean Kids 'Were on Stand-By for Clinton' When former U.S. President Bill Clinton took off from Pyongyang in early August after winning the freedom of two American journalists, he left 40,000-50,000 North Korean children and juveniles despondent. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had prepared a special performance of the "Arirang" mass calisthenics show for Clinton, which was to be attended by an audience of 100,000 Pyongyang residents, North Korean sources say. Kim reportedly asked Clinton three times to watch the show, but the former president changed the subject each time. On the day, the 40,000-50,000 children and juveniles...
  • Bill Clinton: Make college campuses greener

    08/13/2009 6:13:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 576+ views
    WGN ^ | 08/13/09
    Bill Clinton: Make college campuses greener August 13, 2009 7:51 PM | No Comments Former President Bill Clinton spoke about the environment today in Chicago, offering his reputation, his folksy wit and his foundation's Rolodex to university and college presidents seeking green technologies to retrofit their campuses. Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Summit at the Palmer House Hilton today (Tribune / Abel Uribe) Clinton spoke to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, some 250 university presidents and top managers looking to green up their campuses, train students for a...
  • Bill Clinton pushes Harlem as small business hurts

    08/12/2009 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 824+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2009 | By Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton launched a free guide on Wednesday to the New York City neighborhood of Harlem where authorities say more than one third of small businesses have closed amid the U.S. recession. The "Zagat Spotlight on Harlem" highlights 323 restaurants, nightspots, shops and attractions in the northern Manhattan neighborhood with food, decor and service ratings based on feedback from customers. "Small businesses have been the lifeblood of the Harlem economy," said Clinton, whose foundation is headquartered in Harlem. "Today many of them are struggling, as businesses are all over America, with the recession."...
  • Bill Clinton has quite a story to tell

    08/05/2009 4:47:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies · 1,733+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2009 | Steve Holland - Analysis
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After his talks with reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, Bill Clinton sure has a story to tell. And one of the first in line to hear his tale is President Barack Obama. "I suspect that President Clinton will have some interesting observations from his trip and I will let him provide those to me," Obama told MSNBC on Wednesday. The former president was chosen by the North Koreans from among four possible envoys proposed to them to try to gain freedom for two American reporters sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea. Other...
  • U.S. journalists head home from North Korea

    08/04/2009 5:48:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies · 2,007+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/04/09
    U.S. journalists head home from North Korea (CNN) -- Two U.S. journalists who had been detained by North Korea were traveling back to the United States with former President Clinton hours after being pardoned, a Clinton spokesman said. President Clinton meets Tuesday with North Korea leader Kim Jong Il. "They are en route to Los Angeles [California] where Laura and Euna will be reunited with their families," said spokesman Matt McKenna. Doug Ling, Laura's father, reacted to the news outside his home in Carmichael, California, with, "One of the best days in my life ... I figured, sooner or later,...
  • CNN: In post-presidency, Clinton shows no signs of slowing down

    08/04/2009 10:35:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 472+ views
    CNN ^ | August 4, 2009
    (CNN) -- Nearly a decade has passed since Bill Clinton left the White House, but despite becoming a private citizen, the former president never left the public eye. While much of his time has been devoted to global philanthropic interests and speeches, Clinton has never strayed too far from the campaign trail and remains one of the world's most recognizable statesmen. [Blah, blah, blah, blah]
  • Bill Clinton making first Haiti visit as UN envoy

    07/06/2009 3:39:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 497+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | July 6, 2009 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Bill Clinton aims to refocus international attention on this Caribbean country's deep economic problems and environmental decay during his first visit as the United Nations' special envoy to Haiti. The former U.S. president, who is expected to meet with Haitian President Rene Preval and visit hurricane-battered areas, is lending his prestige to the plight of the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere as world attention has shifted to the global financial crisis and other trouble spots. He was scheduled to arrive late Monday, but no public events were planned until Tuesday, the United Nations said.
  • Archives offers reward for missing Clinton hard drive

    05/29/2009 2:41:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 1,002+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | May 29, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US National Archives offered a cash reward of up to 50,000 dollars Friday for the recovery of a missing computer hard drive containing sensitive personnel data from the Clinton administration. Described by the archives as a "Western Digital MY BOOK external hard drive" with a 2-terabyte storage capacity, it contained copies of backup tapes from the White House dating back to president Bill Clinton's tenure in the 1990s. The drive was discovered missing on March 24 from an archives processing room in College Park, Maryland. The disappearance of the drive, which included social security numbers and...
  • Win a trip with Bill Clinton

    04/15/2009 11:51:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 373+ views
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2009 | Mike Allen
    A new effort to pay off Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign debt includes a chance to “spend a day with Bill Clinton” as one of the prizes for contributing as little as $5 online. And talking heads stroke their chins about the “American Idol”-ization of American politics, but now it’s literally the case: Another prize is a trip for two to the show’s season finale. Here’s the e-mail, sent by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: “From James Carville … “I knew it was going to take an extraordinary effort to help pay off Hillary Clinton's campaign debt. But...
  • Going Ga-Ga for Bill Clinton at the Tribeca Ball [Preset Auto-Barf]

    03/04/2009 11:05:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Women's Wear Daily ^ | MARCH 03, 2009 | Staff
    Divide and conquer, the Romans believed, and, as the saying goes, when in Rome...(or Milan, as the case may be). So on Monday night, while Naomi Watts was in Italy attending the Dolce & Gabbana show, her husband, Liev Schreiber, was in New York City at the Tribeca Ball. [snip] For dessert, there was a surprise few anticipated: an appearance by Bill Clinton. His presence caused more furor than any amount of Champagne ever could among the group of usually blasé New Yorkers. As guests crowded around him, snapping photos with iPhones and cell phones, Clinton gladly shook hands and...
  • FLASHBACK 10 YEARS: Senators save Clinton's Job, Prez is acquitted on Impeach Raps

    02/12/2009 10:47:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 463+ views
    WASHINGTON William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, beat the rap yesterday. After a 13-month national mud bath over Clinton's adulterous affair with a lovestruck White House intern, the second presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history ended in acquittal. "Thank God this is over," said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). To no one's surprise, the verdict wasn't close. Clinton had a comfortable cushion of 22 votes against the perjury charge and 17 votes on obstruction of justice. In a hushed chamber at 12:36 p.m., Chief Justice William Rehnquist formally declared Clinton was in the clear that his lies...
  • The Clinton Impeachment, Ten Years Later

    02/11/2009 3:38:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 822+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 11, 2009 | by Andrew Cohen
    It’s been exactly ten years since the end of the Senate impeachment trial of William Jefferson Clinton. On Feb. 12, 1999, the Republican bid to prematurely terminate Clinton’s second term ended with an even party-line vote -- far short of the two-thirds majority required to force out of office the 42nd President of the United States. I can still hear in my mind’s ear the voice of then-Chief Justice of the United States, William H. Rehnquist, saying the words: “Senators, how say you?” on that fateful day. The next day, The Washington Post’s front page offered stories like: “Alone, President...
  • Bill Clinton sees less divisive politics under Obama

    01/19/2009 11:52:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies · 758+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2009 | By Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said on Monday that American politics over the next 30 years will be marked by a practical, inclusive approach rather than the partisan battles that defined the last 40 years. The victory last November of President-elect Barack Obama, who takes office on Tuesday, closed the curtains on the post-1960s era during which politicians used divisive issues like gun control to motivate an ideological hard core, Clinton told a gathering of mayors. In the future, Democrats and Republicans will try to appeal to a broader spectrum of voters concerned with effective government and other...
  • Executive Orders - blast from the past

    11/09/2008 9:16:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 322+ views
    The American Presidency Project ^ | January 20, 1993 | Public Record
    You can find all of the presidential executive orders here. Read this one from Clinton's first day in office. Sounds great, doesn't it? Executive Order 12834 - Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch AppointeesBy the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and sections 3301 and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1. Ethics Pledges. (a) Every senior appointee in every executive agency appointed on or after January 20, 1993, shall...
  • The Clintons and Biden on their own words

    10/29/2008 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 21 replies · 967+ views
    RNC - YouTube Ad ^ | 10/29/2008 | Jeff Head
    Millions and millions of Democrats heard the Clintons and Biden and other tell the truth about Obama during the primaries...and they believed it. Now, a not-insignificant percentage of them recognize the politics and shallowness of the "support" their former candidates are now giving the OBAMANATION. They are going to vote accordingly and it is going to make a difference. Please watch and spread this RNC video around. THE CLINTONS AND BIDEN ON OBAMA...IN THEIR OWN WORDS
  • Caption Clinton & Murtha

    10/30/2008 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies · 489+ views
    Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., speaks as former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell join him on stage during a rally for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
  • Caption Obama & Clinton

    10/30/2008 11:28:43 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 27 replies · 704+ views
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. runs with U.S. Secret Service agents as he enters a rally at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 U.S. Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) campaigns during an election rally with Florida senator Bill Nelson in Sarasota, Florida, October 30, 2008. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks with former president Bill Clinton at a rally at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.
  • The Clintons sure are quiet! Somethings up big Time!!!!

    07/23/2008 9:12:32 PM PDT · by rfmad · 101 replies · 261+ views
    07/23/2008 | rfmad
    In 15 years the Clintons have never been this far removed from the limelight. Im guessing that Denver will be something special to watch. Here's betting the notorious Michelle tape appears or a super delegate fight breaks out. I don't trust them a one bit! Your thoughts.
  • Bill Clinton: Hands-On Experience (Caption Time)

    06/24/2008 4:28:00 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 12 replies · 91+ views ^ | Jun 23rd 2008 5:45PM | TMZ Staff