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Bush’s Father Tipped Off Clinton

Bill Clinton is “already deeply engaged” in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, “warning that Jeb Bush is a real threat, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is probably just a sideshow,” Politico reports. “The former president got a ‘heads-up’ from the [...] The post Bush’s Father Tipped Off Clinton appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Documentary Stalls Over Control

“Martin Scorsese has tackled the mob, the Dalai Lama and the real-life Wolf of Wall Street. But he appears to have met his match in Bill Clinton,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Scorsese’s partly finished documentary about Mr. Clinton [...] The post Clinton Documentary Stalls Over Control appeared first on Political Wire.

Priebus Says Bill Clinton’s Personal Life is Fair Game

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told BuzzFeed that Bill Clinton’s personal life would be “fair game” if Hillary Clinton runs for president. Said Priebus: “Bill Clinton’s activities are fair game for Hillary Clinton to answer, absolutely. And if there are things [...]

Clintons Freeze Out Weiner

"Bill and Hillary Clinton will not support Anthony Weiner in his dream of becoming mayor even though they love his wife, Huma Abedin," the New York Post reports. reports. Said one source: "The Clintons wish Weiner would just disappear. Every time he pops up, it's a reminder of Bill's scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and it isn't helpful to Hillary's hopes for 2016."

Clinton Frustrated Over 2016 Speculation

Bill Clinton insisted that his wife, Hillary Clinton, "hasn't mentioned" to him whether she'll run for president because she's enjoying being a private citizen, ABC News reports. Said Clinton: "I don't know what's going to happen, but...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"She's taking a role in the foundation, she's writing books, she's having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years." -- Former president Bill Clinton, quoted by the Washington Post, asking for everyone to give her a break over 2016 presidential speculation.

11 Nice Things Said About Bush

The Week compiles the nice things President Obama and Bill Clinton said about George W. Bush today at the dedication of his presidential library.The Daily Beast has a photo gallery of the festivities.

Clinton Jokes About Bush's Painting

During his speech at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library, Salon notes Bill Clinton joked about Bush's dog and landscape paintings - as well as those nude paintings of Bush himself in the shower. Said Clinton: "I probably shouldn't say this, but I'm going to anyway. Show More Summary

Clinton Calls Voter Turnout in Los Angeles Ridiculous

Former President Bill Clinton, stumping for Wendy Greuel in Los Angeles, said the 20.8% voter turnout in the March mayoral primary was "ridiculous," the Los Angeles Times reports. Said Clitnon: "We can't tolerate... the kind of low turnout you all have in these mayors' races. Show More Summary

McAuliffe Rakes In Over $5 Million Last Quarter

Terry McAuliffe (D) raised roughly $5.1 million for his Virginia gubernatorial bid in the first three months of the year, including a $100,000 check from a longtime friend -- President Bill Clinton, the Washington Post reports.

Colbert Introduces Clinton to Twitter

Stephen Colbert convinced former President Bill Clinton to send his first tweet. Just spent amazing time with Colbert!Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu -- Billy Jeff Clinton (@PrezBillyJeff) April 6, 2013

Top Clinton Aide Advising Super PAC

Harold Ickes, a top Democratic fundraiser and confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton for more than two decades, told the London Sunday Times he is advising a new "Ready for Hillary" super PAC laying the foundations for a possible 2016...Show More Summary

Clinton Urged Kerry to Support Gay Marriage Ban

Robert Shrum says Bill Clinton advises John Kerry in 2004 that he should consider supporting a ban on same-sex marriage, something the former president now denies. However, Shrum stands by his story and wrote about it in his book No Excuses. "I don't even see the point of the denial. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton Now Defending Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times: "It was 10 minutes before 1 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, and there were no cameras, no ceremony. The witching-hour timing bespoke both political calculation and personal angst. With his signature, federal law now defined marriage as the union of a man and woman. Show More Summary

Clinton Backs Greuel for L.A. Mayor

Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Wendy Greuel for Los Angeles mayor, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Clinton has often endorsed people who have been loyal to his family, either helpful during his time at the White House or supporters of his wife's unsuccessful 2008 presidential run. Show More Summary

Clinton Encouraged Judd to Run

Contrary to reports he was trying to push her aside, ABC News has learned that Bill Clinton encouraged Ashely Judd to enter the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky "and promised he would help her, according to several Kentucky political sources. Show More Summary

Prominent Democrats Seek Alternative to Ashley Judd

"Democratic heavy-hitters -- including Bill Clinton -- are quietly trying to woo a new candidate to jump into the race to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, even as actress Ashley Judd is taking steps toward launching a star-studded...Show More Summary

Obamas Invited Clintons to Dinner

President Obama and the First Lady dined at the White House with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week, NBC News reports. A White House spokesman characterized the get-together as a "private dinner" but declined to offer further details about what was discussed.

Clinton Seeks to Repeal Law He Signed

Bill Clinton writes in the Washington Post that as the president who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law, he has come to believe that the act is contrary to freedom, equality and justice. "When I signed the bill, I included a...Show More Summary

The Case for Government in an Era of Spending Cuts

"Thirty-two years after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that 'government is the problem' and 17 years after President Bill Clinton offered a surrender of sorts on that issue by stating that the 'era of big government is over,' President...Show More Summary

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