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  • Bill Clinton Presents His Wife as an Object of Desire

    07/27/2016 1:57:50 PM PDT · by detective · 77 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 27, 2016 | PATRICK HEALY
    He spoke of desiring her: her thick blonde hair, her flowery white skirt, her magnetic personality. He was almost titillating as he recalled chasing after her and getting close enough to “touch her back.” He used intimate details to reveal her feelings about his three marriage proposals. Never before has a spouse talked about a presidential nominee at a political convention quite like Bill Clinton described Hillary Clinton here on Tuesday night. Then again, a man has never talked about a woman in this context before.
  • When Bill met Hillary: ‘I knew I might be starting something I couldn’t stop’

    07/27/2016 9:35:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Clinton myth: Phony political persona of Hillary as this smart, tough-as-nails, caring woman who's ready to lead and better prepared than anyone else who ever came along You think back to the Clinton Administration, and you remember all the corruption and all the other nonsense, and you wonder how the guy could have possibly remained so popular throughout the whole thing. Then you watch this speech, and you remember. Oh. Right. This guy can spin a tale unlike just about anyone you’ve ever seen. The story about how they met at law school actually sounds like it could be plausible....
  • It must stop now: The media can’t allow Trump to make this election about Bill Clinton

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

    05/18/2016 2:50:42 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 239 replies
  • Bill Clinton Confirms "Wants Economic Role" In Hillary's Administration

    05/17/2016 1:15:37 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Is this why stocks are slipping? Following Hillary's hint last night that she would like to put her husband in "charge of revitalising the economy, because you know he knows how to do it," Bill confirmed the farce this morning, admitting he has asked for an "economic role" in his wife's adminstration. As Yves Smith so eloquently noted, after having institutionalized the neoliberal economic policies that have enriched the 1% and particularly the 0.1% at the expense of everyone else, Hillary Clinton wants to give the long-suffereing citizenry an even bigger dose. Good luck America.
  • Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: 'Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years'

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

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

    01/28/2016 4:32:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | by Amy Chozick
    Fresh off a fund-raiser with Jon Bon Jovi in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton will return to rural Iowa on Thursday for a whirlwind schedule of events across the state in the final days before Monday's caucuses. Caution is the word of the day for Mrs. Clinton. She has organizing events in Newton and Keokuk, and she will meet with Every Child Matters, an education advocacy group in Newton. But don’t expect her to veer off script. (She has not taken questions from the reporters covering her campaign since Dec. 3.)
  • Bill Clinton, the Subdued Spouse, Makes His Campaign Debut

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

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

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

    12/28/2015 8:30:04 AM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Erick on the Radio ^ | December 28, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    My friend Alex, a prominent Republican political consultant, emailed a group of us this morning to make sure we read Curt Anderson’s attack on Ted Cruz in the Politico before we tuned into the Sunday shows.Like my friend Alex, Curt Anderson is a Republican political consultant. He worked for Haley Barbour at the RNC. He’s worked for Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Dole, and John Thune. He worked for Mitt Romney in 2008, then he worked for Herman Cain in 2011, who accused Curt wrongly of leaking the sexual harassment stories after Curt left to work for Rick Perry. Again, wrongly. In...
  • Washington Post: Even Rubio’s Supporters Don’t Know What He Believes

    12/20/2015 12:01:59 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 19 replies
    Restate ^ | December 19, 2015 | Streiff
    Earlier this evening, we reported on the woofing the Rubio campaign was doing to everyone within earshot of how they were going to demolish Ted Cruz by developing the narrative that he was some sort of unprincipled opportunist who would say whatever it took to win votes. According to the Washington Post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% has a much bigger problem. His supporters don’t know what he believes. From the story Marco Rubio wants to unite later by staying vague now. It is a habit with Rubio, a candidate aiming at moderate and conservative voters who often seems to...
  • Bill Clinton: How we can fight childhood obesity

    06/30/2015 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Bill Clinton and Nancy Brown
    In the early 1990s, fried foods, carbohydrates and desserts dominated Marybelle's high school lunch choices. Vending machines lined the school hallways, offering sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks. With limited healthy options, Marybelle unsurprisingly developed habits that led to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Today, it's a different story for her son, Bobby, who's in the seventh grade, and his generation. Bobby started an afternoon fitness club at his middle school and volunteers in his school garden. The school's food service director ensures that students are served fresh fruits and vegetables. Bobby has motivated his mom to give up soda,...
  • Clinton was too busy to do favors for foundation donors, husband says

    06/10/2015 5:07:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2015 | BY JONATHAN ALLEN
    Bill Clinton gave one of his lengthiest rebuttals yet on Wednesday of allegations that his wife Hillary Clinton, now running for president, gave favorable treatment to donors to the family's charities while she was U.S. secretary of state. "No one has ever asked me for anything," he said of the foundation's donors in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. Clinton said he did not know whether foreign governments, companies and other foundation donors were seeking anything in return beyond supporting philanthropy. "And I don't think Hillary would know, either," he said. "She was pretty busy those years. I never saw...
  • Bill Clinton Might Stop Giving Paid Speeches If Hillary Wins The White House

    06/10/2015 4:24:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2015 | By MATTHEW CLAIBORNE
    At the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Denver, the former president said that he will likely stop giving paid speeches if Hillary Clinton is elected president. "No. I don't think so," Clinton said in an interview with Bloomberg TV when asked about staying on the paid speaking circuit were his wife to win. "Because once you get to be president, then you are just making a daily story." But Clinton added that he would not stop speaking publicly altogether: “I will still give speeches on things I’m passionate about.”
  • Bill Clinton Hung Out With a Former Redskins Cheerleader at the Belmont

    06/08/2015 2:08:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2015 | BY: Brent Scher
    Former President Bill Clinton acquainted himself with the former cheerleader ambassador for the Washington Redskins—known to most in the liberal community simply as the Washington Football Team. Kirby Parkhomenko served as cheerleader ambassador for the team through last season and also is a staffer at Ready for Hillary. Hillary Clinton has called the team name “insensitive” in the past, and has said that “there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital.”
  • Bill Clinton pens letter to foundation donors

    05/29/2015 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2015 | By ANNIE KARNI and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the controversies swirling around his family’s foundation and vexing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “It’s the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation,” Clinton wrote Friday morning in a 1,178-word letter to donors and supporters of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Clinton’s only concession to the spate of bad news was that the foundation will “continue to look for ways to improve our reporting systems so that we can operate as accurately,...
  • 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%...