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Bill Clinton on Hillary: 'I Trust Her With My Life'

Former president talks about his marriage

(Newser) - The Clinton marriage has been the subject of nearly a quarter-century of speculation, head-scratching, and no small amount of derision—a condition unlikely to ease up as Hillary Clinton makes a second bid for the White House. As her campaign ramps up in earnest, Bill Clinton gave what CNN describes... More »

Clintons Reveal Up to $26M in Additional Speaking Fees

Money came from corporations, universities, foreign governments

(Newser) - We already knew the Clintons made big money making speeches, but it turns out they made more than has been previously disclosed. The Clinton Foundation has for the first time published a comprehensive list of speech fees brought into the foundation by Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea since 2002, reports the... More »

Obama Burns Bill Clinton on Twitter

Obama sends first tweet from personal account—Clinton has to respond

(Newser) - "Two presidents walk into a Twitter feed" is just like it sounds, and it happened yesterday online, MarketWatch reports. Even though President Obama has been occasionally tweeting from the @BarackObama handle run by Organizing for Action, @POTUS is all his own , and yesterday saw that account's very first... More »

Bill and Hillary Clinton: In the Top 10% of the 1%

In past 16 months the couple have made $30M

(Newser) - In her last financial disclosure report, Hillary Clinton put her and her husband's estimated wealth at between $4 million and $20 million. That was 2012, this is now: The couple have in the last 16 months earned more than $25 million in speaking fees tied to more than 100... More »

Clinton Foundation: We're Keeping Foreign Donors

But the list has narrowed to 6 countries to try to avoid conflict of interest

(Newser) - Just days after officially joining the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton already has a thorn in her side: her family's own organization. In an effort to mitigate a possible conflict of interest with Clinton's candidacy, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation announced in a summary out today... More »

Number of Emails Bill Clinton Has Sent: 2

But disclosure could lead to more questions for Hillary

(Newser) - Has Bill Clinton managed to get himself entangled in the Hillary Clinton email fracas by not sending any emails? A Bill Clinton spokesman told the Wall Street Journal yesterday that the former president still doesn't use email and has only sent two emails in his life, both as president... More »

Unsavory Donors Put Clinton in Bind on Women's Rights

Saudi Arabia has provided some $10M to Clinton Foundation since 2001

(Newser) - Next month will likely see Hillary Clinton announce she's running for president, the New York Times reports, and women's rights are set to be a theme of her campaign. Though she has long championed the issue, things have recently gotten complicated: The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation... More »

Artist Hid 'Monica's Dress' in Official Clinton Portrait

It hangs in the National Portrait Gallery

(Newser) - Nelson Shanks' portrait of Bill Clinton is in the National Portrait Gallery—and in a new interview with the Philadelphia Daily News , the artist reveals the reason the Clintons, he says, want it removed. The former president is "probably the most famous liar of all time," Shanks says,... More »

Clinton Probe Mistreated 'Hysterical' Lewinsky

Prosecutors tried to discourage her from calling lawyer

(Newser) - FBI agents and government lawyers treated Monica Lewinsky so disgracefully that even a prosecutor said it had an "unsettling effect on his own state of mind," according to a government report obtained by the Washington Post . The review conducted by government lawyers in 2000 describes how Lewinsky repeatedly... More »

Clinton Document Dump: Lewinsky, '90s Deja Vu

But no apparent bombshells are in the mix

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's presidential library released 10,000 pages of documents yesterday touching on everything from the Monica Lewinsky scandal to Whitewater, but an early scan reveals no political bombshells, reports Politico and the AP . They do provide insights into West Wing thinking on a number of high-profile topics, however.... More »

Clintons Release First Photos of Baby Charlotte

Everyone is predictably 'over the moon'

(Newser) - The Clinton scion is here , and proud grandparents Bill and Hillary have wasted little time in releasing photos of little Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, reports USA Today . Grandma and Grandpa took their act to Twitter, tweeting respectively, " @ BillClinton and I are over the moon to be grandparents! One of... More »

Chelsea Clinton Has Baby Girl

Meet Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky

(Newser) - A new Clinton has arrived: Chelsea has given birth to Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, she announced after midnight on Twitter . "Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter," she wrote. Clinton and her husband didn't know their baby'... More »

On 9/10, Clinton Said He Could Have Killed bin Laden

He decided against strike that would have killed civilians

(Newser) - On the day before the 9/11 attacks, Bill Clinton spoke openly about having passed up a chance to kill Osama bin Laden, according to a tape unearthed by Sky News Australia . "I'm just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden—he's a very smart guy,... More »

Clinton Sees 'Unresolved Questions' on Pot Laws

Ex-president supports states' rights—much like Hillary does

(Newser) - Bill Clinton still isn't inhaling, apparently—or at least he's not high on America's wave of marijuana legalization efforts, Politico reports. On Meet the Press, the ex-president sounded more like a states-rights advocate when David Gregory asked about Colorado's legalization of weed. Clinton did joke about... More »

Clinton: Bill and I Aren't Like the 'Truly Well Off'

We pay our taxes, she says

(Newser) - In a wide-ranging Hillary Clinton interview with the Guardian , one line is getting the most attention: Clinton's claim that she and Bill aren't like the "truly well off," despite have earned more than $100 million since they left the White House in 2001. Asked if she... More »

Hillary: We Were 'Dead Broke' and in Debt

So they gave high-priced speaking engagements, she says

(Newser) - Another tidbit from Hillary Clinton's interview with Diane Sawyer : She and Bill were "dead broke" and seriously in debt when his presidency ended, ABC News reports. The debt came from "hefty legal fees," she said (likely due to Bill's "sexual harassment saga," quips... More »

300 Secret Cables Reveal Major Rwanda Missteps

US, UN pulled back, allowing genocide to unfold

(Newser) - Newly declassified cables from 1994 show that with Rwanda poised on the brink of genocide, world leaders were anxious to get UN peacekeeping forces out of the country as quickly as possible, reports the New York Times . They did so, and an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in 100... More »

America Mourns Its 'Fierce' Poet

Luminaries lines up to pay homage to Maya Angelou

(Newser) - Writer, inaugural poet, storyteller, mentor, civil rights activist, Grammy winner, journalist, streetcar conductor, and even madam—Maya Angelou wore a vast rainbow of hats during her 86 years, and Americans wasted no time today in paying homage to the fiercely eloquent force of nature. Without ado:
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Bill Clinton Had Unusual CEO Advice for Geithner

Slitting Lloyd Blankfein's throat wouldn't help in the long run, said former president

(Newser) - The New York Times magazine has a lengthy profile of Tim Geithner ahead of Monday's release of the former Treasury chief's new book, and one bit in particular involving Bill Clinton is getting a lot of attention. Geithner had asked Clinton's advice on appeasing populist anger in... More »

Hillary Clinton Should Thank Monica Lewinsky

Columnists react to Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' article

(Newser) - The timing of Monica Lewinsky's new article —as Hillary Clinton seems on the brink of a 2016 presidential campaign—may seem unfortunate for Clinton. On the contrary, writes Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post : Though the affair wasn't really mentioned during Clinton's 2008 campaign, that won'... More »

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