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Bill Clinton

  1. impeachment
    Pelosi Appoints Impeachment Managers, to Be Led by Adam SchiffThe managers will trigger the Senate trial once they present articles of impeachment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. impeachment
    Trump’s Buddy in Congress Wants to Impeach ObamaIt’s theoretically possible, albeit insane.
  7. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Mulling Two-Week Impeachment TrialLong enough to look like an actual trial, short enough to ensure the fix is in.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. impeachment
    House Authorizes Impeachment Inquiry In Party-Line VoteOnly two Democrats — and zero Republicans — defected, in what may set a pattern for later votes.
  13. profile
    Chelsea Clinton Is Figuring Out Her Own Life NowThe odd situation of the former First Daughter in 2019.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. #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.
  25. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Owned a Painting of Bill Clinton in a Blue Dress: ReportAccording to a source in law enforcement, the oil painting was hanging in Epstein’s Manhattan mansion “as soon as you walked in.”
  26. conspiracy theories
    The Conspiracist-in-ChiefTrump gravitates toward outlandish conspiracy theories to explain a fairly straightforward phenomenon: People don’t like him.
  27. impeachment
    House Democrats Can Impeach Trump Any Time They WantAn emerging argument is that any formal “initiation” of an impeachment “proceeding” or “inquiry” is unnecessary.
  28. vision 2020
    What Does the History of Black Primary Voting Tell Us About 2020?It’s not totally clear whether Harris or Booker will perform like Barack Obama in 2008 or like Al Sharpton in 2004.
  29. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Is Acosta Just the First Epstein Enabler to Fall?A bipartisan cesspool of elites allowed Jeffrey Epstein to flourish for years. Now they’re hoping to cover their tracks before we can get answers.
  30. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein’s Rolodex: A Guide to His Famous Friends and AcquaintancesHere’s how Epstein, who’s been charged with sex trafficking, knows Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and other prominent political and business figures.
  31. rip
    Ross Perot Will Remain a Legend Among Foes of PartisanshipThe business executive, who died today at 89, ran fascinating presidential campaigns in ’92 and ’96, but they were very much a product of the time.
  32. impeachment
    Pelosi Rules Out Censuring Trump As Alternative to ImpeachmentIt’s apparently all or nothing on impeachment for the House.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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?
  42. 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.
  43. 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.”
  44. centrism
    Democrats Aren’t Cultural ‘Extremists,’ They’ve Moved With the CountryRoss Douthat is wrong: Republicans are the ones who have abandoned “cultural centrism.”
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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