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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 »

Monica Lewinsky: I Was Suicidal After Clinton Affair

She writes about scandal for the first time

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky has been basically unheard from in a decade—but the 40-year-old is now writing about her 1990s affair with Bill Clinton ( rumors in 2012 of a coming tell-all never materialized). The full story appears in Vanity Fair 's digital edition Thursday, but the magazine has a... More »

33K Pages of Clinton Files Are Still Hidden —Why?

Withholding period ended in January 2013

(Newser) - It's been more than a year since the legal justification for secrecy expired on a collection of roughly 33,000 pages of documents from the Clinton presidency. But the files in question—which are held at the Clinton Presidential Library and are reportedly related in part to scandals such... More »

Hillary Clinton: Lewinsky Was 'Narcissistic Loony Tune'

Archived papers of Diane Blair include insights into Hillary's life

(Newser) - Talk about timing: With the presidential race just a midterm election away, the conservative Washington Free Beacon has dug up the archived papers of a former friend of Hillary Clinton's. Political science professor Diane Blair—described by Hillary as her "closest friend" before Blair died in 2000—kept... More »

De Blasio: 'We Won't Wait' for Equality

NYC's new mayor ceremonially sworn in by Bill Clinton

(Newser) - New York City got its 109th mayor officially just after the ball dropped , but saved the pomp of Bill de Blasio's public inaugural for this afternoon. In front of a who's-who of New York's political elite, de Blasio took the oath of office on the steps of... More »

Swearing in De Blasio: Bill Clinton

Will use Bible that was once FDR's

(Newser) - Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as mayor of New York City by Bill Clinton. De Blasio will be inaugurated as the 109th mayor of the nation's largest city during a ceremony Wednesday on the City Hall steps. His transition team announced today that he will be sworn... More »

Bush, Clinton, Obama to Attend Mandela Service in South Africa

Obama, Bush will travel together on Air Force One

(Newser) - President Obama and his two immediate predecessors will all head to South Africa as it memorializes Nelson Mandela , CNN reports. "President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the president and Mrs. Obama's invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One," says a... More »

See This Year's Medal of Freedom Winners

Bill Clinton, Oprah, Gloria Steinem among recipients

(Newser) - President Obama today recognized 16 Americans with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award whose modern version was created by John F. Kennedy. Among the honorees were Bill Clinton, Oprah, and Gloria Steinem. In addition to those pictured, astronaut Sally Ride, former Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, and civil rights leader... More »

Bill Clinton: Obama Should Honor His Health Promise

Let people keep plans if they want, says former president

(Newser) - President Obama has apologized for his false promise that anyone who liked their health plan could keep it under ObamaCare, but Bill Clinton thinks he should go one better: Honor the promise. Here's the quote he gave to new website Ozy.com that's getting attention:
  • "I personally
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