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Bill Clinton

  1. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  2. president’s job approval
    Record Polarization Underlies Biden’s Otherwise Normal Job Approval RatingBiden’s impossibly popular among Democrats, and improbably unpopular among Republicans. His relative strength among independents could be key.
  3. politics
    Why Big Mo Matters to BidenPast presidents — including Barack Obama — who got off to a slow or clumsy start often paid dearly for it. Biden wants to avoid that fate.
  4. impeachment trial
    Centrists Air Censure Option As Trump Conviction Hopes FadeIt could be an alternative to or fallback after a trial. But it would force Republicans to defend or condemn Trump’s conduct.
  5. politics
    History Suggests Democratic Trifecta Could Be Short-LivedAs Democrats officially take control of the Senate, they’d be wise to move fast: Republicans shattered their last two trifectas in just two years.
  6. capitol riot
    Impeachment Could Ban Trump From Running in 2024It’s too late for Congress to remove Trump before Inauguration Day. But a post-presidential impeachment and conviction could prevent a Trump comeback.
  7. presidential job approval
    Will Joe Biden Get a Public Opinion ‘Honeymoon?’He’ll probably be more popular at the start of his presidency than Trump was. How much that helps him achieve his agenda is another matter.
  8. vision 2020
    How Georgia Became the Ultimate Battleground StateGeorgia Democrats have slowly come back after brief successes under Carter and Clinton. But in the January Senate runoffs, they have their big chance.
  9. vision 2020
    Will 2020 Be Jimmy Carter’s Revenge?The Democratic South is rising again, but this time it’s multiracial and progressive.
  10. vision 2020
    When Did First Ladies Start Speaking at National Party Conventions?Nobody expects Melania Trump to become another Eleanor Roosevelt, but at a dynastic event like RNC 2020, a speech was obligatory.
  11. vision 2020
    Hillary Clinton Rose to a Painful OccasionShe occupied a much-diminished role in this convention. But she made the case she needed to make.
  12. democratic national convention
    Jill Biden Promises Joe Can End Presidential Empathy DeficitIn her DNC speech, Jill Biden portrayed her husband as a man blessed with the qualities Trump most conspicuously lacks.
  13. vision 2020
    Democratic National Convention, Day 2: Live UpdatesFollow along with Intelligencer for day two of the virtual convention, featuring AOC, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Cindy McCain, and Jill Biden.
  14. democratic national convention
    Bill Clinton’s Long Run As Democratic Convention MVP Is OverFor the first time in decades, Bill Clinton, subject of personal and ideological controversy, wasn’t featured prominently at the DNC.
  15. democratic national convention
    Democrats Unveil Virtual Convention Schedule and Unity ThemePlenty of big names will appear each night, but it’s unclear whether a virtual convention can convey excitement as well as the party message.
  16. vision 2020
    Democrats Struggle to Accommodate Stars at Shrunken ConventionWith no live audience and reduced media coverage, and no incumbent president to soak up attention, Democrats will have to be careful about who speaks.
  17. crime
    What We’ve Learned From the Newly Unsealed Jeffrey Epstein DocumentsThe Ghislane Maxwell document release offers more details on her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, and his ties to powerful people like Bill Clinton.
  18. vision 2020
    Trump’s Train to Reelection Is on the Wrong TrackThe percentage of Americans who like the direction of the country under Trump is very low, just like it was for past incumbent losers.
  19. vision 2020
    Biden Supports Reforming, Not Defunding, PoliceBiden is sticking with one idea from the 1994 crime bill: deploying more cops via community policing strategies. Its current popularity is unclear.
  20. george floyd
    Read What Presidents Obama, Bush, Carter, and Clinton Said About George FloydEvery living former president has weighed in on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide unrest.
  21. jeffrey epstein
    What We’ve Learned From Recent Jeffrey Epstein AllegationsA Netflix documentary and a new book detail new allegations about the sex offender’s connections with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Harvard.
  22. coronavirus
    Has the Time Finally Come for a Full-Scale National Service Program?It’s possible the pandemic could make it feasible to offer unemployed young people well-paid service in desperately needed tasks.
  23. vision 2020
    Will Bernie-Panicked Centrists Stampede to Bloomberg?As Biden sinks and Buttigieg struggles to win minority voters, the ultrarich former New York mayor is looking stronger.
  24. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Six of Trump’s Impeachment TrialThe revelations from John Bolton’s manuscript began to sway Republican senators, even as Trump’s lawyers became adversarial.
  25. impeachment
    The Clinton Trial Rules That Are Shaping Trump’s TrialThe precedents set in 1999 are brief and businesslike and provide for later votes on hearing witnesses.
  26. trump impeachment
    The Impeachment Process Explained: What Happens to Trump Now?Everything you need to know about the next steps in the Senate, and the consequences Trump might face.
  27. impeachment
    Pelosi Appoints Impeachment Managers, to Be Led by Adam SchiffThe managers will trigger the Senate trial once they present articles of impeachment.
  28. jeffrey epstein
    Photos Emerge of Bill Clinton Aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’The former president flew to Africa with Epstein in 2002 on a humanitarian mission.
  29. impeachment
    Yes, Trump’s Impeachment Was Partisan. The Others Were Too.For all the hand-wringing about partisanship in Congress today, it’s hardly unprecedented in the brief history of presidential impeachments.
  30. the national interest
    Don’t Make Impeachment Partisan, Warns Party That Impeached Clinton Over Sex“The Pandora’s box they have opened today will do irreparable injury to our country in the years ahead,” says Republican who forgets Bill Clinton.
  31. trump impeachment
    House Judiciary Committee Approves Two Articles of Impeachment Against TrumpThe articles passed 23-17 on a strict party-line vote, much like during Clinton’s impeachment. What’s different is that Trump defenders have no shame.
  32. impeachment
    Trump’s Buddy in Congress Wants to Impeach ObamaIt’s theoretically possible, albeit insane.
  33. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Mulling Two-Week Impeachment TrialLong enough to look like an actual trial, short enough to ensure the fix is in.
  34. mueller time
    If Congress Doesn’t Impeach and Remove Trump, It 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.
  35. vision 2020
    Buttigieg’s Electability Argument: Only Young Outsiders Win for DemocratsMayor Pete is comparing himself to past winners Carter, Clinton, and Obama, which is clever but not exactly a slam-dunk argument.
  36. jeffrey epstein
    The ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Meme Has Gone MainstreamThe meme is spilling into the real world, where it’s now being used to sell beer, among other things.
  37. impeachment
    Americans Far More Polarized on Impeachment Than in the PastDon’t count on rank-and-file Republicans to abandon Trump the way many abandoned Nixon.
  38. impeachment
    House Authorizes Impeachment Inquiry In Party-Line VoteOnly two Democrats — and zero Republicans — defected, in what may set a pattern for later votes.
  39. profile
    Chelsea Clinton Is Figuring Out Her Own Life NowThe odd situation of the former First Daughter in 2019.
  40. impeachment
    Federal Judge Rules Impeachment Inquiry Is LegalThe judge rejected the Republican argument that the House had to formally authorize an inquiry before it could begin.
  41. democratic debates
    Why Impeachment Is a Difficult Debate Topic for DemocratsDemocrats are usually eager to discuss Trump’s troubles, but as Biden’s rivals and potential Senate trial jurors, the candidates are in a tricky spot.
  42. impeachment
    Some Impeachment-Shy Democrats Just Fear It Will BackfireBut as more Democrats in Congress rally to the cause, rank-and-file party members will follow — and let the 2020 chips fall where they may.
  43. vision 2020
    For Presidents and Candidates, Heart Disease Is Not So UncommonBernie Sanders’s mild heart trouble is of concern, but it’s not like candidates and presidents with worse tickers and lifestyles haven’t preceded him.
  44. impeachment
    Nixon’s Defenders Claimed He Was a Victim of a ‘Coup.’ So Did Clinton’s.It’s time for a bipartisan agreement to stop demonizing the entirely constitutional procedure of impeachment, before things get out of control.
  45. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg Wooing Moderates in Hope of a Biden CollapseBut the successful Democratic moderates of the past all had solid African-American support, which Mayor Pete famously lacks.
  46. impeachment
    Will Voters Warm to Impeaching Trump, and Does It Matter?Polling from the Nixon and Clinton scandals shows voters are slow to support impeachment, and the president’s popularity matters more electorally.
  47. politics
    It’s Hard to Overestimate the Ferocity of the Fight AheadYes, the Nixon and Clinton crises were intense, but they will pale in comparison to this one.
  48. vision 2020
    Obama Was Supposed to End the Baby-Boom’s Political Run. What Happened?We could well wind up in 2021 with the first president from the pre-boomer Silent Generation.
  49. racism
    A Non-Racist Conservatism Must Look to the Future, Not the PastRoss Douthat’s latest column paints a discouraging picture of non-racist conservatism.
  50. #metoo
    How Would We Deal With Bill Clinton If Hillary Had Won?On the 42nd president’s 73rd birthday, he’s probably chafing at being forgotten, but as First Gentlemen, he could have been experiencing a nightmare.
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