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'I'm Feeling Something Foreign' About the Clintons

Maureen Dowd is surprised to feel sorry for them

(Newser) - "I'm feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it," writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . "I'm feeling sorry for the Clintons." At a Bill-and-Hillary speaking event in Toronto, the opinion columnist saw attendees... More »

Clinton Found This Note When He Took Office

From an outgoing president to an incoming one

(Newser) - It was a grace note for the ages. "Dear Bill," George HW Bush scribbled Jan. 20, 1993, to the Democrat about to succeed him as president, the AP reports. "When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that... More »

Monica Lewinsky Reflects on Her Apology to Hillary

And Bill's lack of apology to her

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky sat for more than 20 hours of interviews to participate in an upcoming docuseries on her involvement with then-President Bill Clinton and the aftermath, and in a new essay for Vanity Fair , she explains why she would choose to relive such a "painful and traumatic" time in... More »

'Explosive Devices' Addressed to Hillary, Obama Are Found

Secret Service issues statement

(Newser) - A six-inch pipe bomb was sent to George Soros two days ago, and two officials tell the New York Times that similar devices were intercepted while en route to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's offices. The AP called Clinton's a "functional explosive device." The Times reports... More »

Asked 'Off Limits' Clinton Question, Lewinsky Leaves the Stage

'There were clear parameters about what we would be discussing and what we would not'

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky gave a talk on the perils of the internet Monday night, then left a 15-minute interview after an "off limits" question about former President Clinton. "I’m so sorry. I’m not going to be able to do this," she said before walking off-stage at... More »

Brett Kavanaugh Wanted Bill Clinton to Be Asked Very Explicit Questions

'Washington Post' unearths his 1998 memo during the Clinton investigation

(Newser) - Back in 1998, current Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worked as an associate counsel for Kenneth Starr and thus played a role in the investigation into Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Now the Washington Post has made public a scathing memo Kavanaugh wrote that year in which he... More »

Obama, Biden Ride Again

They're reunited as fictional crime fighters in a new mystery novel

(Newser) - Bill Clinton may have helped write a crime thriller this summer, but Barack Obama is now the hero of one—along with his trusty sidekick, Joe Biden. Author Andrew Shaffer is out with a new book called Hope Never Dies in which a fictional Obama and Biden team up to... More »

In Presidential Rankings, There's a New No. 1

Nearly half of all Americans say No. 44 was best president of their lives in Pew survey

(Newser) - Ask Americans who the best president has been in their lifetimes, and one man ranks significantly above all others—though he didn't always. Barack Obama won the top spot in the Pew Research Center survey, based on phone interviews with 2,000 US adults during the week of June... More »

Clinton-Patterson Thriller Jumps to the Top on Amazon

'The President is Missing' posted the biggest first week for adult fiction since Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's debut novel had the year's biggest opening so far for a work of fiction, reports the AP . The President is Missing, a thriller he co-wrote with James Patterson, sold 250,000 copies its first week. Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co., the book's... More »

Bill Clinton Reconsiders Lewinsky Comments

Stephen Colbert grills former president on interview he did with NBC News' Craig Melvin

(Newser) - Former President Clinton showed up on The Late Show on Tuesday night with author James Patterson to promote their new book, but per the Week , Stephen Colbert "jumped straight into" another hot topic—that of Clinton's riled-up interview earlier that day with NBC News reporter Craig Melvin, in... More »

Clinton: I Haven't Apologized Personally to Lewinsky

Former president also defends his decision not to resign amid scandal

(Newser) - Bill Clinton did an interview with NBC News to plug the new novel he's written with James Patterson, but the former president spent a good deal of time instead talking about his old behavior in light of the MeToo movement. In the sometimes testy back-and-forth with Craig Melvin, Clinton... More »

Lewinsky Says Event Invite Was Rescinded Due to Bill Clinton

HuffPost: 'Town & Country' pulled Lewinsky's invitation after ex-president was invited

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky had a message for the world Wednesday, delivered via Twitter. "Please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and—then after i've accepted—uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited. It's 2018," she tweeted . Although the... More »

The One Line From #MeToo That Rattled Monica Lewinsky

'I'm sorry you were so alone,' a leader of the movement tells her

(Newser) - In a new Vanity Fair essay, Monica Lewinsky reflects on her scandal with former President Clinton 20 years ago, opening with a chance encounter in late 2017 that rattled her. While at a Manhattan restaurant, she ran into none other than Kenneth Starr, the special investigator who turned her into... More »

Fire Reported at Clintons' Home in New York

Fire was reportedly inside building used by Secret Service

(Newser) - Firefighters responded to Bill and Hillary Clinton's home outside New York City after a small fire in a building on the property, the AP reports. New Castle Police say a call came in around 2:50pm Wednesday about a fire in Chappaqua. The fire was out by 3:15pm.... More »

Lewinsky Tweets Suggested Names for Bill Clinton TV Special

'Fixed it for you'

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky has suggested some more appropriate titles for the upcoming HLN special The Monica Lewinsky Scandal. "Fixed it for you," she tweeted Tuesday, sharing a screenshot with new titles The Starr Investigation and The Clinton Impeachment. The post was praised by other Twitter users, including former Barack... More »

Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Quit 20 Years Ago

She says Lewinsky affair should have ended presidency

(Newser) - In today's climate, Bill Clinton wouldn't have been able to hang on as president after his inappropriate relationship with a young White House intern was exposed—and he should have stepped down 20 years ago, a prominent Democratic senator says. New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has... More »

Time for a Reckoning for Bill Clinton?

Michelle Goldberg in 'New York Times' believes Juanita Broaddrick's claim of rape

(Newser) - The daily revelations about sexual harassment means it's time for Democrats to reassess their view on Bill Clinton, writes Michelle Goldberg in a New York Times op-ed. Goldberg reviews the claims against him made by various women and arrives at the conclusion stated in the op-ed's headline: "... More »

On One Stage: Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter

All living former presidents get together for hurricane relief effort

(Newser) - The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter and... More »

Every Living Ex-President Will Be at Hurricane Relief Concert

Alabama will headline Texas charity event

(Newser) - There are now five living former US presidents for the first time since Ronald Reagan's death in 2004, and they will all gather to help their fellow Americans later this month. Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend a hurricane relief... More »

Clinton's Next Book: a Thriller Written With James Patterson

Yes, really

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's books: a 1,000-page autobiography , a couple of treatises on his political philosophy, books on the importance of giving and government , and ... a thriller? Yes, Clinton is collaborating with best-selling novelist James Patterson on The President Is Missing, due out June 2018, the AP reports. The book... More »

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