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Ronan Farrow: Let's Revisit Bill Clinton Rape Claim

Remember Juanita Broaddrick?

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow brought up an old rape accusation Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher—one against a former president. It came up after Maher asked how Bill Clinton would have weathered the Monica Lewinsky scandal in today's #MeToo culture, Fox News reports. "Could Bill Clinton, if he... More »

Presidents and Family Mourn a 'Fierce Champion'

Obama, Clintons honor the life of Elijah Cummings

(Newser) - Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. "Our Elijah was a fierce champion of truth,... More »

Hillary Clinton's Answer to GMA Question Stuns Chelsea

Staying in marriage to Bill is 'gutsiest' thing she's ever done, ex-secretary of state reveals

(Newser) - Hillary and Chelsea Clinton appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday to promote their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women , and host Amy Robach wrapped up the interview with a question playing on the book's title, per Politico and CNN . "Can I ask you, what's the gutsiest... More »

Trump Gives Oxygen to Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy

President retweets a theory that Epstein was killed because he knew something about Bill Clinton

(Newser) - The internet is humming with conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday, and the president of the United States appears to be giving credence to one of them that pinpoints one of his predecessors: Former President Clinton. As the Washington Post reports, President Trump retweeted a tweet... More »

Lewinsky on New Gig: 'I'm So Grateful'

She'll co-produce 'Impeachment: American Crime Story' for FX

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky has a new gig—as co-producer on American Crime Story. The FX show's third season will cover former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, and in particular, "the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a... More »

Bill Clinton: I Knew Nothing of Epstein's 'Terrible Crimes'

He admits traveling with financier

(Newser) - Bill Clinton—one of numerous powerful people with links to Jeffrey Epstein—says he flew on the financier's plane, but knew nothing about his "terrible crimes." In a statement, the former president said that when he flew on Epstein's plane, he was unaware of the crimes... More »

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on New Sex Charges

Former friend of Trump, Clinton was arrested Saturday on sex-trafficking charges

(Newser) - Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Clinton, Prince Andrew, and President Trump,... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

'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 »

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