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Key Clinton Aide Shalala Suffers Stroke

Ex-health secretary fell ill in NYC after Clinton Global Initiative

(Newser) - Closing ceremonies for the Clinton Global Initiative had just wrapped up in Manhattan Tuesday night when Donna Shalala, the head of the Clinton Foundation, fell ill, reports the New York Times . The 74-year-old, a trusted confidante who had previously served eight years as Bill Clinton's health secretary, had suffered... More »

Clinton Foundation Jilted by Pope, Obama, More

Dozens of big names say 'no thanks' to gala invites

(Newser) - The list of people who turned down invitations to tonight's ritzy Clinton Foundation gala in New York City is a who's who of who'd rather be somewhere else. Politico reports the following recognizable names were among the dozens of celebrities, dignitaries, and donors who RSVP'd no... 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 »

Stephanopoulos in Hot Water Over Donations to Clinton Foundation

Says he should have disclosed them, bows out of ABC's Republican debate

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos is engaging in damage control today after acknowledging that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation but didn't disclose that fact even while reporting on the foundation in his capacity as an anchor at ABC News. ( Politico and the Washington Free Beacon first reported the... More »

Clinton Foundation Admits Tax Mistakes

Errors were made in how foundation disclosed its donors

(Newser) - The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign. In a blog posting today , Maura Pally defended the foundation's work and reaffirmed its commitment to transparency,... More »

As Russia Sought Uranium Deal, Cash Rolled to Clintons

Report: Clinton Foundation received donations from Uranium One chair

(Newser) - Between 2009 and 2013, Russia's state atomic energy agency took control of Canadian company Uranium One, which controlled some 20% of America's uranium deposits. The deal was approved by several US government agencies, including the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton. The New York Times takes a... 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 »

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 »

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