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Bill Clinton

  1. impeachment
    Pelosi Rules Out Censuring Trump As Alternative to ImpeachmentIt’s apparently all or nothing on impeachment for the House.
  2. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucuses Aren’t Going Anywhere. Get Used to It.Complaints about Iowa’s unfair influence tend to miss that it’s already ceded a bit of power, and creating a new system is exceedingly difficult.
  3. vision 2020
    Is the DNC ‘Winnowing’ Potentially Strong 2020 Presidential Candidates?The party can’t make everyone happy, but yes, there have been some late bloomers who did well despite poor early polls.
  4. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Reviving an Old Populist TraditionBold proposals from 2020 candidates aimed at reforming how government works could change Democrats’ reputation as the party of government itself.
  5. impeachment
    Did Impeachment Plans Damage Republicans in 1998?Sifting the evidence both ways provides no clear answer to the question – or clear guidance to Democrats today who don’t want to squander a 2020 win.
  6. vision 2020
    Could Biden’s Opposition to Federal Abortion Funding Bring Him Down?Backing the federal abortion-funding ban used to be bipartisan — but now Biden is embracing a stance that’s increasingly anathema to Democrats.
  7. vision 2020
    Democrats, Don’t Forget How ‘Unelectable’ Trump Looked 4 Years AgoThose fixated on Democratic candidates’ “electability” should think about how the president they are trying to defeat appeared back in 2015.
  8. mueller time
    If Democrats Don’t Impeach Trump, They Could Still Censure HimCensure resolutions may not be as satisfying, but they’d be much easier to initiate and pass, and could ramp up pressure on congressional Republicans.
  9. theater review
    Theater Review: A Transitory Journey to the Recent Past in Hillary and ClintonLaurie Metcalf and John Lithgow as the couple we all think we know.
  10. vision 2020
    Terry McAuliffe Won’t Run for President in 2020The ebullient former Clinton money man will refocus on Virginia, where his party’s troubles may enable him to return to the governorship in 2021.
  11. mueller report
    Remembering the Starr Report As We Await the Mueller ReportIt’s unlikely Mueller’s report will have the seismic impact of the dirty book Ken Starr put together, which 20 million people read the first two days.
  12. vision 2020
    In a Eulogy for a Friend, Biden May Have Buried the Old Democratic Party, TooBiden and his late South Carolina friend were both embodiments of a more accommodating era of politics. Can Biden “evolve” beyond it?
  13. impeachment
    The Impeachment Option Grows DimThings could change if the administration refuses to release the full Mueller report. But in likelihood, the fight to remove Trump will move to 2020.
  14. amy klobuchar
    Amy Klobuchar Questioned for ‘Tough on Crime’ Record As ProsecutorHow she treats staff is now just one of multiple criticisms of the candidate’s idea of “toughness.”
  15. centrism
    Democrats Aren’t Cultural ‘Extremists,’ They’ve Moved With the CountryRoss Douthat is wrong: Republicans are the ones who have abandoned “cultural centrism.”
  16. the democrats
    It’s Time for Democratic Centrists Like Me to Help, Not Fight, The LeftThose who ran the Democratic Party under the Clintons and Obama need to acknowledge it’s the left’s turn to lead.
  17. mark penn
    Ex-Clinton Adviser Mark Penn Arrives at His Inevitable Destination: Trump’s GOPLike his political mentor Dick Morris, Penn has traded on his Clinton connection while moving steadily into the Republican orbit.
  18. 2020 presidential election
    The New Democratic Primary Calendar Makes Voters of Color Even More ImportantA changing calendar for 2020 means that soon after Iowa and New Hampshire very diverse states will dominate the calendar, and the contest.
  19. past is prologue
    If Ross Perot Couldn’t Win the Presidency, There’s No Hope for Howard SchultzPerot didn’t win a single state in 1992 — or cost Bush reelection. Schultz isn’t as well known, and there’s less of a rationale for his candidacy.
  20. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  21. 2020 elections
    Cory Booker Has a School Choice ProblemBooker’s past positions on vouchers and charter schools are out of line with Democratic orthodoxy. He can’t stay quiet about it much longer.
  22. politics
    Trump’s Unofficial White House Tour Sounds Like a Horrible ExperienceHe reportedly gossips about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s affair during the tours.
  23. government shutdown
    It’s Official: We’re in the Longest Government Shutdown EverThe only path to a reopened federal government right now seems to be a national emergency declaration loaded with legal and political pitfalls.
  24. 2020 elections
    Biden’s Baggage Could Be a Heavy Lift in 2020Problems with Biden’s record go far beyond the 1994 crime bill and Anita Hill. His longevity in politics is a treasure trove for his foes.
  25. impeachment
    Republican Solidarity Will Protect Trump From ImpeachmentHistory shows that impeachment efforts tend to tighten the bonds between president and party. With Trump’s party controlling the Senate, that’s big.
  26. the u.n.
    Heather Nauert Won’t Be in Trump’s Cabinet Because She Has No CloutThe new U.N. ambassador won’t be in the Cabinet because she doesn’t have the résumé. The practice predates Trump.
  27. politics
    Monica Lewinsky Wishes Bill Clinton Was Actually Sorry“Bill Clinton should want to apologize. I’m less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him.”
  28. politics
    Hasan Minhaj Reveals How Bill Clinton Inspired Him to Create Patriot Act“I remember standing there and being like, ‘Bill, I hate to tell you this … I don’t know any terrorists.”
  29. president non grata
    Bill Clinton’s Past Is Finally Catching Up With HimIn the wake of #MeToo, Democratic candidates are starting to see him as a political liability.
  30. crime
    Bombs Were Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN, and OthersShortly after a similar device was found at George Soros’s home.
  31. hillary clinton
    Hillary Clinton Thinks Bill Clinton Didn’t Abuse His Power With Monica LewinskyWhen asked if Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky, she said, “Absolutely not.”
  32. podcast review
    What Is Slow Burn Without Monica Lewinsky?The Slate podcast is an excellent political documentary, but it’s missing a crucial voice.
  33. foreign relations
    The Trump Administration Declares War on International War Crimes CourtIn a fiery speech before the conservative Federalist Society, Trump’s national security adviser takes “America First” to new lengths.
  34. tv
    Never-Before-Seen Footage of Clinton and Lewinsky to Be Included in New DocYes, the blue Gap dress will make an appearance.
  35. off limits
    Monica Lewinsky Walks Offstage After Interviewer Asks About Bill ClintonLewinsky says the interviewer had agreed that any Bill Clinton-related questions were “off-limits.”
  36. aretha franklin
    Bill Clinton Eulogizes Aretha Franklin, and Compliments Her Many Lewks“I wonder what my friend’s got on today. I wanna see what the girl is carrying out.”
  37. tributes
    See All the Celebrities Who Showed Up to Pay Their Respects to Aretha FranklinAriana and Hillary hugged.
  38. funerals
    Aretha Frankin’s Funeral Was a Star-studded Diva’s HomegoingIncluding a performance from Ariana Grande and a speech by Bill Clinton.
  39. podcasts
    Why Slow Burn Season Two Is All About Bill Clinton’s ImpeachmentA behind-the-scenes look at the Slate podcast’s latest obsession.
  40. These Trends Suggest the Democratic Midterm Wave Will Get BiggerIn the past, the party controlling the White House found itself with a lot more vulnerable House seats than expected late in the cycle.
  41. podcasts
    Slate’s Slow Burn Podcast to Return With New Season About Clinton ImpeachmentPremiering August 8.
  42. Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?Joe Biden is the obvious favorite for those who aren’t crazy about the progressive drift of the party. But if he doesn’t run, then what?
  43. the national interest
    Poll: Barack Obama Was the Greatest President of Our LifetimeWhy haven’t Democrats exploited the popularity of their recent presidents, and the unpopularity of Republican ones?
  44. It’s Normal for the U.S. to Put Corporate Profits Above Babies’ HealthUnder Trump, America undermined global public health for the sake of enriching corporations. It did the same thing under Clinton and Obama.
  45. Maybe Republicans Just Don’t Do PolicyFor all their differences, the Bush and Trump White Houses share an indifference toward policy development as opposed to politics and ideology.
  46. cardi b 2020
    Cardi B Calls Trump a ‘Madman’ and a ‘Dickhead’She also has thoughts on impeachment.
  47. sexual harassment
    Bill Clinton Calls Al Franken’s Resignation a ‘Grievous Thing’“I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will.”
  48. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Gives Bill Clinton a ‘Do-over’ on His Monica Lewinsky RemarkJust yesterday, Clinton said he “did the right thing” during the Lewinsky scandal.
  49. power
    Stephen Colbert Gives Bill Clinton a ‘Do-Over’ on His Monica Lewinsky RemarkJust yesterday, Clinton said he “did the right thing” during the Lewinsky scandal.
  50. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
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