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Baylor Yanks President Title From Ken Starr

And intends to fire head football coach Art Briles

(Newser) - Kenneth Starr's been defending Bill Clinton's legacy lately, but he's now got more pressing matters at hand. The former Whitewater counsel who once tried to take down the Clintons had his president title at Baylor University yanked away Thursday in the wake of a sex-assault scandal that... More »

Trump Takes on Bill Clinton With 'Creepy' Instagram Ad

And No. 42 gets praise from an unlikely source: Kenneth Starr

(Newser) - Donald Trump is trying to "smother" Hillary Clinton's bid for president, per the Washington Post , and he's using her husband to help him do it. Trump had warned Hillary last year not to accuse him of having a "penchant for sexism" because Bill Clinton has his... 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 »

Alleged Scammer, Stripper Wife: Who Is Kenneth Starr?

The Daily Beast gets the scoop on the man behind the plan

(Newser) - His client list included the likes of Uma Thurman and Sylvester Stallone; he's been charged with running a $30 million Ponzi scheme. But who is Kenneth Starr? The Daily Beast talked to former clients of the alleged scammer, compiling a portrait of a man with an ex-stripper wife and a... More »

Ponzi Schemer Allegedly Bilked Celebs of $30M

Clients included Uma Thurman and Martin Scorsese

(Newser) - A money manager who catered to high-profile celebrities and wealthy New Yorkers has been charged with running a $30 million Ponzi scheme. The client list of Kenneth Starr (no, not that Kenneth Starr) includes Uma Thurman and Martin Scorsese, reports Reuters . No details on exactly who lost what, but Starr... More »

Ken Starr Slams Liz Cheney Hit Job on Lawyers

Clinton nemesis actually agrees with Olbermann on something

(Newser) - In a move that looked a lot like pigs flying, Ken Starr went on MSNBC's Countdown last night to decry Liz Cheney’s attack on Justice Department lawyers who had defended Guantanamo Bay detainees. Starr spoke to fill-in host Lawrence O’Donnell rather than frequent detractor Keith Olbermann, but Olbermann... More »

Liz Cheney's 'Al-Qaeda 7' Attack 'Shameful': GOP

Top conservatives denounce 'Al-Qaeda 7' attacks

(Newser) - Attacks by Liz Cheney and GOP senators on lawyers appointed to the Obama Justice Department after defending suspected terrorists are "shameful," "unjust to the individuals in question," and "destructive of any attempt to build lasting mechanisms for counterterrorism adjudications," a group of top conservative... More »

Clinton Foe Ken Starr to Lead Baylor U.

Investigation by Texas school's next president led to '98 impeachment

(Newser) - Ken Starr, whose investigation as a special prosecutor helped propel the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, is to be the next president of Baylor University, the Baptist Texas school announced today. Starr, 63, has been dean of the law school of conservative Pepperdine University since 2004. More »

Politico's Lewinsky 'Scoop' Just a Big Rehash

It's just old news about a 'new book nobody cares about'

(Newser) - Despite its big-headline treatment, Politico's story yesterday about a book revisiting the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal is just a mishmash of old news, writes Jamison Foser. Start with the "Monica's Back" headline: "You might assume Politico means Lewinsky has written a book, or launched a speaking tour or something."... More »

Monica Lewinsky: Bill Lied

New book also claims Clinton had affair with Susan McDougal

(Newser) - The first history of Clinton scandal has been written, and Bill is unlikely to be happy about it. In a new book, Monica Lewinsky is quoted as saying she thinks he lied to a grand jury about their relationship, reports Politico . "There was no leeway (there) on the veracity... More »

Brown Asks Court to Overturn Prop. 8

Calif. AG argues popular vote should not void personal liberties

(Newser) - California’s attorney general has reversed position and asked the state’s supreme court to void the ban on gay marriage enacted by voters in November, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Jerry Brown said in a filing yesterday that Proposition 8 is "inconsistent with the guarantees of individual liberty"... More »

Malibu Calls On Ken Starr to Fight Paparazzi

Ex-Clinton investigator to help city draft laws reining in photogs

(Newser) - Officials in Malibu are taking a new approach to taming paparazzi: enlisting the help of Kenneth Starr. The city’s mayor has asked the man who investigated Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky case to bring together an anti-paparazzi think tank to draft laws seeking photographer-free “buffer zones” and... More »

Clinton Aide: Obama Is Like Ken Starr

And as they plot next move, Hillary's staffers fight each other

(Newser) - The Democratic campaign took a turn for the nasty today, with a top adviser to Hillary Clinton alleging Barack Obama is “imitating Ken Starr”—an apparent reference to Obama’s recent Whitewater-tinted shots at his rival. Exclaims Greg Sargent at Talking Points, “Talk about throwing down the... More »

Bong Case 4 SCOTUS

A Supreme Court case weighs student's right to "glorify" drug use

(Newser) - A student glorifying illegal drug use shouldn't be protected by the First Amendment, Ken Starr argued before the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of a high school student suspended for displaying a banner reading "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" during the Winter Olympics Torch Relay in Juneau, Alaska in... More »

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