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Bill Clinton

  1. obits
    Madeleine Albright Has DiedThe first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State died on Wednesday at 84.
  2. book excerpt
    The Wild True Story of Stan Lee and the Dot-Com DisasterIn the late ’90s, the Marvel legend decided to strike out on his own — with an alleged con man as his business partner.
  3. a long talk
    Chuck Klosterman Lived Through ThisIn his book The Nineties, he tried to write about the decade as it felt at the time — at least to some people.
  4. politics
    Nikki Haley’s Shameless Walk on the Trump TightropeHer startling call for Biden to “step down” was clearly an attempt to atone for crossing Trump. But she may need her dignity someday.
  5. that happened
    The Time Clinton Took Over Obama’s White House Podium and Stayed AwhileAs Bill Clinton tries to revive Joe Biden’s stalled agenda, the president should remember his predecessor can be an excellent — if overeager — asset.
  6. politics
    Why Biden Wants You to Think He’s Running in 2024Whether or not he actually plans to run again, there are many good reasons for the president to keep insisting that he’s seeking a second term.
  7. politics
    RIP Bob Dole, Last of the Greatest Generation Presidential CandidatesDole was always a bit out of step with his party and his country, which may be considered a compliment now.
  8. politics
    Clinton’s Misunderstood ‘Sister Soulja Moment’ Doesn’t Need a RevivalWhen you understand the full context of Clinton’s 1992 remarks, calls for Biden to deliver his own challenge to Black activists make even less sense.
  9. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment’s Final ActAn expert analysis of the finale’s depiction of the Starr report’s release and political fallout and our characters’ post-impeachment fates.
  10. fact vs fiction
    Fact-Checking Impeachment’s ‘The Grand Jury’An expert analysis of the sympathetic and not-so-sympathetic treatment afforded to the Starr investigation’s key witnesses.
  11. politics
    Enough With the Tired ’90s Takes on Today’s DemocratsMark Penn and Andrew Stein are advising Biden to turn his back on decades of change within his party and his country. It won’t, and shouldn’t, work.
  12. fact vs fiction
    Fact-Checking Impeachment’s ‘Stand by Your Man’An expert analysis of the enduring details (and jokes) that came out of Clinton’s grand jury testimony, and that “vast right-wing conspiracy” thing.
  13. becoming bill
    How Impeachment Transformed Clive Owen Into Bill Clinton“I have a memory of Clive in his full Clinton prosthetics chasing me down a hallway of the West Wing set because he was so excited.”
  14. hospitalization
    Former President Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-COVID-Related Infection“He is on the mend, in good spirits.”
  15. immigration
    Life Under ‘Extreme Hardship’Inside one family’s decade-long ordeal with America’s cruelly absurd immigration laws.
  16. centrist democrats
    Most Centrist Democrats Aren’t Like Kyrsten SinemaParty unity is less of a problem for congressional Dems than their very thin margin for error.
  17. fact vs fiction
    Impeachment: Fact-checking Episode Five, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’An expert analysis of Clinton’s testimony in the Jones case and the behind-the-scenes drama in Ken Starr’s office.
  18. fact vs fiction
    Impeachment: Fact-checking Episode Four, ‘The Telephone Hour’An expert analysis of the personal and legal implications of Linda Tripp’s taped calls with Monica Lewinsky.
  19. past is prologue
    Biden May Bounce Back Like Other Presidents HaveHistory shows that presidents usually get reelected unless they are unlucky, or, like Donald Trump, they work hard at alienating voters.
  20. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment Episode Three, ‘Not To Be Believed’An expert analysis of everything from Matt Drudge’s dumpster diving to how Paula Jones really felt about that $700,000 settlement offer.
  21. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment, Episode Two, ‘The President Kissed Me’An expert analysis of everything from Clinton and Lewinsky’s first kiss to Linda Tripp’s Christmas obsession.
  22. impeachment: american crime story
    A Cheat Sheet for Impeachment: American Crime StoryIn case you’re curious how accurate the series is to real-life events involving Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, and Linda Tripp.
  23. past is prologue
    Clinton and Biden Bookend the Era of the Swing VoterDifferences in how the two men approached campaigning and governing, despite their similar ideologies, reflect a massive shift in the U.S. electorate.
  24. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just GovernWhen the deal goes down on Biden’s agenda in Congress, vulnerable Democrats should not be given bragging rights for thwarting their own party.
  25. politics
    Biden’s Approval Ratings Slip Below 50 Percent for the First TimeHis worst is still better than Trump’s best, but for a president trying to defy the odds and retain Congress in the midterms, it’s not great.
  26. 2022 midterms
    Why 2022 Won’t Be Another 1994 Republican Tidal WaveLindsey Graham’s prediction of an impending red wave ignores several key factors behind the GOP’s historic gains in Bill Clinton’s first midterm.
  27. 2022 midterms
    Trump Consulting Gingrich on Midterm ‘Contract’With one well-known snake-oil salesman helping a man allergic to actual thinking, we shouldn’t expect much in the way of a midterm message.
  28. politics
    Whatever Happened to ‘the Clinton Kid’?The curious reappearance of the man at the heart of a mostly forgotten conspiracy theory.
  29. joe biden
    Republicans Can’t Decide Which ‘Uncle Joe’ to AttackIs the president a senile puppet? Or a ruthless leftist? While Republicans try to decide, Biden is eating their lunch.
  30. 2022 mdterms
    A Historical Reminder: Iron Political Trends Sometimes Turn to DustThere’s only so much the last election can tell you.
  31. obituaries
    Fritz Mondale, Public ServantThe old-school liberal and party loyalist redefined the vice-presidency.
  32. politics
    5 Revelations From John Boehner’s New MemoirIn On the House, the former Speaker praises Nancy Pelosi’s “killer instinct,” unloads on Ted Cruz, and claims Mark Meadows once begged on his knees.
  33. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  34. joe biden
    What Joe Biden and George W. Bush Have in CommonComparing the early performances of our most-recent presidents.
  35. covid-19 vaccines
    Ex-Presidents Come Together to Promote COVID Vaccination … Except TrumpTrump whining as the other former presidents work together on a PSA tells you everything you need to know about his historical uniqueness.
  36. obits
    From Fighting Racism to Playing the Power Game, Vernon Jordan Was Hard to BeatHe was the living link between the civil-rights movement and political and corporate elites for decades.
  37. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. vision 2020
    Will 2020 Be Jimmy Carter’s Revenge?The Democratic South is rising again, but this time it’s multiracial and progressive.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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