Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

The first lady had an "aversion to the national Washington media"

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

The National Archives on Friday released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The documents included some revealing comments about the Clintons and their concerns. Some examples: —”Be real…” according to an adviser’s 1999 memo. “Look for opportunities for humor. It’s important that people see more sides of you, […]

New documents released by Clinton Library

While the specific content remains unclear, the records could offer an unvarnished look at Clinton's decision-making.

New documents released by Clinton Library

The Clinton Presidential Library is making available about 5,000 pages of previously unreleased documents involving former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The documents being made public Friday, part of a larger set of records being prepared for release by the National Archives, are expected to include confidential communications between the former president and his advisers along […]

Bill Clinton: Again, a ‘super-surrogate’ for Democrats

Clinton is the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry a swath of Southern states crucial to the 2014 midterms

Bill Clinton: Again, a ‘super-surrogate’ for Democrats

Bill Clinton, popular in territory unfriendly to President Barack Obama, is reprising his role as a super-surrogate for Democrats battling to keep their Senate majority and win other races. In the long run, Clinton could pick up political chits for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, should she run for president in 2016. The political terrain […]

Romney: Hilliary Clinton will run on her own record

"I don't imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it."

Romney: Hilliary Clinton will run on her own record

Failed 2012 U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to win or lose the White House on her record, not that of her husband, former Democratic President Bill Clinton and his sexual indiscretions. Disagreeing with suggestions by some Republicans, Romney said he does not see Bill Clinton being much […]

In the end, Republicans helped unite Democrats

The Tea Party’s radicalization of the GOP ended up splitting Republicans and unifying Democrats.

In the end, Republicans helped unite Democrats

Back in 1901, Finley Peter Dunne’s character Mr. Dooley said, “The Dimmycratic Party ain’t on speakin’ terms with itsilf.” Is that happening again now? You might think so, given the talk about a populist revolt on the left. But Democrats are in fact remarkably united on most issues. They agree on everything from increasing the […]

Rand Paul resurrects Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky affair

Paul, rejecting the criticism of the GOP and trying to turn the tables, said Democrats should examine their former president and his infidelity.

Rand Paul resurrects Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky affair

Sen. Rand Paul is defending his fellow Republicans against criticism that the party is out-of-touch on women’s issues by reminding voters that the Democrats’ last president had an affair with a White House intern. The Kentucky Republican’s Sunday mention of President Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky comes as Democrats have been redoubling their efforts […]

Time to scrap Obamacare and find something that works

"Yes, there in talk within the walls that the Affordable Care Act is not ready for prime time and may never be what we thought it could be," a senior White House aide said privately this week.

Time to scrap Obamacare and find something that works

The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare and once considered the President’s signature accomplishment, is now the latest example of inept administration, flawed policy and glaring failure. With increasing problems and security threats, the troubled HealthCare.gov web site now stands as the poster child for a President who, more and more, just can’t seem […]

Bill Clinton leading Democrats demanding Obamacare changes

Bill Clinton leading Democrats demanding Obamacare changes

The growing pressure on President Barack Obama to adjust his problem-plagued healthcare law seemed to boil over on Tuesday, as leaders of Obama’s Democratic Party called on him to allow a change in the law so that Americans who are happy with their health plans could keep them. In what became the clearest sign yet […]

Obama’s drop in public approval may be irreversible

Obama’s drop in public approval may be irreversible

Insiders say it is hard for the President to accept, but Barack Obama’s personal appeal and public approval ratings aren’t what they once were. In his first term, Obama’s personal favorability ratings gave him protection from the economic recession, bruising confrontations with Congressional Republicans and re-election prospects that seemed questionable until Republicans put up a […]

Make government shutdowns illegal? A tough sale

Make government shutdowns illegal? A tough sale

There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensure that treasured sites like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite stay open during a budget fight, instead of becoming political pawns. The idea’s been around for three decades, but even after a 16-day […]