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Hillary Clinton's Speaking Fee: $300K Plus Hummus

That's with university discount, UCLA told

(Newser) - If she hits the campaign trail as expected, Americans will have all the Hillary Clinton speeches they could possibly want, but for now she charges $300,000, according to communications the Washington Post obtained with a Freedom of Information Act request. Emails about an appearance at UCLA earlier this year... More »

Chelsea Clinton Commands $75K Per Speech

Spokesperson says all the money goes to Clinton Foundation

(Newser) - The Clintons' new family business is a money-maker on all fronts now. The New York Times reports that Chelsea Clinton gets paid up to $75,000 for her public speeches. And while that's nowhere near what mom and dad pull in—between $200,000 and $700,000—the story... More »

Order Veggies With Your Big Mac—in 3 to 7 Years

McDonald's to offer salad, fruit, veggies as sides, by 2020

(Newser) - Burger King now serves lower-calories fries ; McDonald's is hoping you'll want something a little greener with your burger. The fast-food powerhouse yesterday announced it will let its customers sub a side salad, fruit, or veggies for fries in its value meals—in three to seven years. The menu... More »

Bill Clinton Gala the 'Worst Party Ever'

Plus, Bubba surrounds himself with porn stars

(Newser) - Bill Clinton threw a very expensive fundraiser Tuesday, but the non-celebrity guests were not impressed, with at least one calling it the "worst party ever." The Telegraph recounts tweets and interviews with attendees who stood in line outside for hours after paying anywhere from $200 to nearly $1,... More »

Lady Gaga Channels Marilyn at Clinton Fete

Usher rips his pants, Bono sings opera, the usual

(Newser) - In perhaps a case of history repeating itself, a blonde bombshell serenaded a notoriously libidinous Democratic president last night: But this time it was Lady Gaga sending up Bill Clinton, so things wouldn't have been complete without some extra raunch and an F-bomb. Appearing at last night's "... More »

Bill Clinton, aka 'President of the World'

Chris Matthews' glowing TV special focuses on years since office

(Newser) - To most of us, he's "the former president," "Bill Clinton," or maybe "Bubba." But to Chris Matthews on this Presidents' Day, Clinton is President of the World, the name of his much ballyhooed, frenetic TV special airing tonight at 10pm. Taking a look at... More »

Chelsea to Take on Top Role at Clinton Foundation

Bride-to-be expected to take over family business

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton is marrying into the Mezvinsky clan this weekend, but her future will be all about preserving the Clinton legacy, insiders tell the Telegraph . Chelsea—who recently acquired a master's degree in public health from Columbia University—is being groomed to take on a major role at the Clinton... More »

Clintons Strive to Avoid Conflict of Interest Claims

Pair lead separate lives focusing on same issues

(Newser) - Bill and Hillary Clinton live largely separate professional lives but still end up dealing with many of the same leaders and issues. The secretary of state, keen to avoid any accusations, downplays her husband's influence, but Team Clinton sometimes still works together. The couple's combined energies have paid off on... More »

Rescue Mission Puts Spotlight on Bill's Contacts

(Newser) - The same sprawling network of business and political contacts that caused trouble with Hillary Clinton's confirmation as secretary of state helped her husband secure the release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling, the Washington Post reports. Private donors paid for Bill Clinton's trip to North Korea, and the former president... More »

Clinton Turns Back on Burkle, $20M

Amount owed from former business deal may have diminished with economy

(Newser) - Bill Clinton has called it quits with Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos, walking away from a payment once estimated at up to $20 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. Clinton began distancing himself from Yucaipa in 2007 as Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House heated up, and continued to... More »

Bill Clinton Earns $6M in Speaking Fees in 2008

(Newser) - Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, say financial documents filed by his wife. Of the former president's $5.7 million in 2008 honoraria, $4.6 million came from foreign sources, including Kuwait's national bank and firms in Canada,... More »

Clinton, Cornyn Share Words

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and John Cornyn shared some spirited words today after the inauguration, Politico reports. Cornyn is blocking a Senate vote today on Clinton’s confirmation as secretary of state over concerns about the transparency of Bill Clinton’s foundation. While the conversation seemed animated, a rep for Cornyn said... More »

Cornyn May Delay Clinton Confirmation

Texas Republican unsatisfied with oversight of Bill's foundation

(Newser) - Easy confirmation is supposed to be a perk of appointing a senator well-liked by her peers. But John Cornyn of Texas is threatening to hold up a unanimous-consent agreement on confirming Clinton as secretary of State, Politico reports. Cornyn isn’t satisfied with Clinton’s proposal for oversight of her... More »

Clinton to Outline Vision for Reinvigorated State

Will speak on Hill as confirmation hearings begin today

(Newser) - Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton marches into her Senate confirmation hearings today armed with sweeping plans to retake the ground State lost to the Defense department under President Bush, the Wall Street Journal reports. Clinton will advocate using “smart power,” a wide variety of economic and social diplomatic... More »

Clinton Collected $500K From Japanese Firm for...Nothing?

Pricey non-speech could raise difficult questions for Hillary

(Newser) - The Senate panel considering Hillary Clinton's secretary of state nomination today may ask why her husband's most expensive speech was one he never gave, the Los Angeles Times reports. Clinton received $500,000—double what he received for other speeches on the same tour—for the canceled speech he was... More »

Bill Reaped $100K From Bizman Aided by Hillary

No quid-pro-quo, say both sides

(Newser) - A New York developer donated $100,000 to Bill Clinton’s foundation about the same time Sen. Hillary Clinton pushed for millions in federal assistance that helped the developer, the New York Times reports. Robert J. Congel was building a mall that Clinton supported “purely as part of her... More »

Clinton Rents Campaign Mail List to Pay Debt

Renter in chief? Bill, as Hillary races to raise cash before State gig

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign has hit on a novel way of repaying its debt, ABC News reports.  The campaign is renting out the vast list of email addresses compiled during the course of Clinton's failed presidential bid. Among the customers for the list, believed to be 5 million names strong,... More »

Why Are Charities Feeding Bill's Ego?

(Newser) - Forget for a second the Arab oil money that buoys the Clinton Foundation, Marty Peretz writes in the Wall Street Journal—“since when is the Clinton Foundation one of the approved charities of the United Way?” Nonprofits and foundations, from hospitals to universities to opera companies, are lining the... More »

Clinton Donor List Loaded With Foreign Governments

Saudi Arabia tops list

(Newser) - Bill Clinton is disclosing all the donors to his foundation today, and the list is full of foreign interests, the AP reports. Saudi Arabia alone pitched in more than $10 million to Clinton’s causes. Governments from Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Italy, Jamaica, and India also pitched in, as... More »

Bill's $500K Kuwait Speech Shadows Hillary Vetting

Pricey talk to Kuwaiti bankers is the kind of situation that raises concern

(Newser) - Bill Clinton hailed the prospect of Hillary becoming Barack Obama's secretary of state in a speech to a group of Kuwaiti bankers Sunday, and the $500,000 he pocketed for the talk highlights the kind of complications that have ensnarled his wife's vetting process, reports the Daily Beast. Clinton, who... More »

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