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Bill Clinton

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. crime
    Bombs Were Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN, and OthersShortly after a similar device was found at George Soros’s home.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Judge Tells Trump He Can Be Deposed in Summer Zervos Sexual Harassment SuitTrump’s lawyers are appealing and will likely seek delays, but his claim he can’t be sued as a sitting president has taken another hit.
  14. The Clintons Will Keep a Low Profile in the MidtermsFor the first time since the 1980s, Bill and Hillary are not likely to be major factors in a national election.
  15. Trump Wants to Pull Federal Funds From Organizations That Talk About AbortionThe new rule would ban facilities receiving Title X family-planning funds for low-income women to provide or even discuss abortion services.
  16. Behind That Viral Photo of 4 Presidents and 4 First LadiesThe photographer of that shot of the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, and Melania Trump tells us how he got the instantly iconic image.
  17. Trump Has Obama’s Reelection Numbers, But Not His ChancesClinton and Obama were popular before and after their bad midterms. We’ve not seen a popular Donald Trump so far.
  18. Why Republicans Love Talking About Impeachment – For NowWhile Democrats debate impeachment, Republicans are using it to whip up their base.
  19. Who Represents MLK’s Legacy Today?Barack Obama was an heir to King’s political legacy, but it’s clear now that he didn’t occupy the Promised Land of equality, either.
  20. Mark Cuban Has Little Chance of Becoming a Third-Party PresidentTrump’s way — winning over one of the two major parties — is probably the only way to the White House for a rich celebrity “outsider.”
  21. No, the HOPE Scholarship Didn’t Kill Great Society LiberalismA provocative op-ed says Zell Miller’s and Bill Clinton’s embrace of merit-based scholarships showed their betrayal of liberalism. I beg to differ.
  22. A Democratic Wave in the Midterms Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Primary ChallengeTrump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers.
  23. The Remarkable, Maddening Career of Zell MillerA remembrance of my former boss, a man who zig-zagged through political history.
  24. What Juanita Broaddrick Wants You to KnowThe woman who accused Bill Clinton talks about #MeToo, Trump, and Hillary Clinton’s decision not to fire an adviser accused of sexual misconduct.
  25. the national interest
    I Opposed Bill Clinton’s Impeachment and I Don’t Regret ItWe didn’t get it wrong.
  26. With Franken, the Reckoning Over Sexual Misconduct Comes to the DemocratsCould the debate over expelling Roy Moore also bring down Al Franken?
  27. the national interest
    What Would Democrats Do If Their Senate Majority Hinged on a Child Molester?A defense of Republicans who hold their nose and support Roy Moore.
  28. Trump’s Approval Ratings: How Low Can They Go?The answer could swing the midterm election.
  29. Do the New Democratic Centrists Come in Peace?As the party moves left, a group that helped define the “hippy punching” politics of the Clinton presidency reboots and enters the fray.
  30. the national interest
    How ‘Neoliberalism’ Became the Left’s Favorite Insult of LiberalsThe rise and meaning of an ubiquitous term of abuse.
  31. Mark Penn Mischaracterizes the 1996 Clinton-Gore CampaignAn op-ed co-authored by Clinton strategist Mark Penn tells Democrats to emulate a 1996 strategy the actual candidates did not pursue.
  32. Al Franken Warns About Potential Perils of President PenceHe opined that the “zealot” Pence might be worse on domestic policy than Trump. It’s a sign the idea of impeachment is becoming real.
  33. Terry McAuliffe Is Thinking of Running for PresidentReally?
  34. DeVos Appoints Professional Clinton-Hater to Key Civil-Rights PositionThe woman who will for the time being run DoEd’s Office of Civil Rights has has quite the career of ideological extremism and intense partisanship.
  35. Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Attend the Trump InaugurationThey will do so out of a sense of duty, say two well-placed sources.
  36. Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Visit With Loretta Lynch Is Looming Larger and LargerIf they had not had that conversation in June, Lynch might have been able to prevent the disaster of the Comey letter.
  37. The End of the Clinton Era of Democratic PoliticsIt had a great run from 1992 through the Obama years. But the center-left political tradition Bill and Hillary embodied is done.
  38. If Clinton Wins, Get Ready for Another ImpeachmentThe GOP will hold the House and the party base will demand it.
  39. early and often
    Bill Clinton Mixed Charity and Personal Business, Says Aide’s Leaked MemoIn leaked emails, Doug Band describes steering corporations to the Clinton Foundation and the former president — and feuds with Chelsea Clinton.
  40. Trump Called Clinton a ‘Great Woman,’ Among Other Nice Things, in 2008 VideoWhat a difference eight years makes.
  41. the national interest
    Would You Vote for a Sexual Predator?The personal, the political, and Donald Trump
  42. Trump Does ‘Debate Prep’ With Women Who Have Accused Bill Clinton of Sex CrimesTrump posts a pre-debate Facebook live video with Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey.
  43. politics
    Trump Uses Apology Video Over Groping Remarks to Launch Attack on ClintonsTrump pledges to be a better man right before promising to make a bigger deal about the Clinton sex scandals.
  44. Bill Clinton Says Obamacare Is Imperfect. Republicans Rejoice.The former president called for reforming the ACA. Republicans, and some media outlets, are pretending he called for repealing the law.
  45. Clinton Continues Family Tradition With National-Service ProposalExpanding AmeriCorps and linking it to a large, voluntary “Reserve” combines past Democratic and Republican approaches to mobilizing citizens.
  46. today in donald trump
    Mike Pence Says Trump Will Not Bring Gennifer Flowers to DebateTrump had suggested he’d invite Bill Clinton’s former mistress in retaliation for the Clinton campaign inviting Mark Cuban.
  47. from the archives
    Are These Quotes From This Summer or Our 1996 Bob Dole Cover Story?Establishment senator or billionaire outsider? Doesn’t much matter to the operatives, when you’re running against a Clinton.
  48. The Clinton Foundation Is Laying Off Dozens As Wind-Down BeginsThe final CGI meeting is taking place this week in New York.
  49. Clinton’s Double Burden: Obama and Her HusbandEveryone talks about Hillary Clinton’s baggage. But she bears not only her own but that of the 42nd and 44th presidents.
  50. Newly Released Photos Show Bill Clinton and Donald Trump Were Once Total BudsNot so much anymore.
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