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List charts college Class of 2016 culture, from digital to politicalupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 08:11:00

For incoming college freshmen this fall, former President Bill Clinton is an elder statesman and exposed bra straps have always been a fashion statement, not a wardrobe malfunction, according to the Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2016.

Was Clinton the first funny president?updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 12:34:00

Mark Katz explains how he used humor to address problems during President Bill Clinton's time in office.

Protests as Clinton holds meetings in Egyptupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 16:15:00

Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.

Obama, Bill Clinton join forces as Romney-Obama race heats upupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 21:27:00

If case you had any doubts, don't -- Bill Clinton's fully on board President Barack Obama's re-election effort.

1993: Clinton plays the saxophoneupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 11:48:00

With Clarence Clemons, President Clinton performs the classic, "Night Train," on the saxophone at his inaugural ball.

Being ex-president can be lucrative gigupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 22:16:00

Being president pays; $400,000 a year, in fact.

It pays to be presidentupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 22:16:00

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the intersection of money and the highest office in the land.

Are Republicans fumbling the ball?updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 07:37:00

Every football fan knows the feeling of watching his or her favorite team implode as a result of mistakes. Even when the odds of victory are good, turnovers and penalties can kill any hope within minutes.

Bill Clinton's lessons for Obamaupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 17:05:00

Sometimes it feels like President Clinton never left the public spotlight. Although there were moments during the 2008 campaign when it seemed he was as much of a target within his own party as were the Republicans, these days Clinton is everywhere and Democrats want him by their side. Members of President Obama's campaign team say Clinton will offer them his services next year.

Cain's best damage control: Release everythingupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 07:17:00

When you consider the array of public men who have been forced, in one way or another, to come clean on their bad behavior, the list is not insubstantial: a president (Bill Clinton), presidential candidates (John Edwards, Gary Hart), governors (Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer), senators (John Ensign, David Vitter). And that's just the top tier.

CNNMoney: Bill Clinton: How I'd fix the economyupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 16:41:00

Move over Congress. Move over President Obama. Bill Clinton is back -- and he has a lot of economy-fixing ideas.

Cain must confront sex harassment issueupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 05:32:00

When I became one of Bill Clinton's earliest and chief accusers for the sexual harassment charges against him, two things were eminently true about my motives: (a) I did not become an accuser because Bill Clinton was a Democrat and I was a Republican, I didn't care one whit what the partisan fallout would be; and (b) I spoke out because the charges were plentiful enough and serious enough (I repeat, charges, not facts) to degrade not only all of our politics but all of our country, and because there are certain codes of honor, written and unwritten, for all men, Democrat and Republican. Indeed I wrote a book on this, laying it out, even before we knew the full extent of Bill Clinton's lies.

CNNMoney: Bill Clinton's new book: A plan for the economyupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 09:35:00

Former President Bill Clinton has a plan to put the country back on track, and he has written a book about it.

What Bill Clinton could teach GOPupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 09:41:00

Former President Bill Clinton could teach the Republican Party a thing or two about effective campaign strategy.

Bill Clinton: From omnivore to veganupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 16:14:00

Former President Bill Clinton talks about his journey to healthy eating. Bill Clinton Turns 65 - and Vegan!updated: Sat Aug 20 2011 10:28:00

"I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now," he says

Clinton: Dems not in class warfareupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 12:10:00

Former President Bill Clinton reacts to the back and forth between the GOP and President Obama over the economy.

CNNMoney: Clinton: NY win is no excuse on Medicareupdated: Wed May 25 2011 13:49:00

Bill Clinton had a word of warning on Wednesday for fellow Democrats: Don't get too cocky about voters' rejection of Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.

Ex-President Clinton: Inequality helped bring change in Mideastupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 16:25:00

Former President Bill Clinton told an agriculture convention Thursday that U.S. farmers have a chance to export their know-how to help other countries feed their people and that the timing for such aid is good because of "these political upheavals in the Middle East."

Arizona university opens civility center after shootingupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 06:41:00

Former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush will team up to serve as honorary chairmen of a new center created at the University of Arizona to advance the national conversation taking place about civility in political debate, university officials will announce Monday.

Fortune: President Obama, the aspirational centristupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:48:00

In 1992 Bill Clinton ran on a platform of "ending welfare as we know it." His political worldview, drawn from like-minded thinkers at the Democratic Leadership Council, was based in private sector growth and personal responsibility. He was determined to wrench Democrats away from a liberal-left that had parked the party's presidential prospects in a ditch for more than a decade.

My life saved by reprieve of 24-year sentence for crackupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:21:00

Ten years ago, days before Christmas, President Bill Clinton changed my life forever. I was in federal prison, serving the seventh year of a 24-year sentence for a first-time nonviolent crack cocaine offense.

'Weeper' of the House?updated: Thu Dec 16 2010 12:29:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with S.E. Cupp and Dana Milbank about Rep. John Boehner's propensity for crying.

Hypocrisy in mocking Boehner's tearsupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 12:29:00

In a cute movie called "Bedazzled," Brendan Fraser plays a heartsick young man trying to woo the girl of his dreams, and Elizabeth Hurley plays a fetching variation of Satan who offers to help him for the usual going rate of one soul.

Bill Clinton to visit Haitiupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 09:09:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton plans to visit Haiti on Wednesday to discuss the recent cholera outbreak and efforts to rebuild after a punishing earthquake, the Clinton Foundation said.

CNNMoney: Bill Clinton: Tax deal the best we can reachupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 19:17:00

Former President Bill Clinton took to the White House podium Friday and delivered a ringing endorsement of the tax compromise struck earlier this week by President Obama and Republican lawmakers. Bill Clinton Offering Private Dinner for a Good Causeupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 22:09:00

The former president is auctioning off a dinner hosted by him to raise money for the Clinton Foundation

Fortune: What would Clinton do?updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:58:00

With newly-empowered Republicans poised to bring gridlock to Congress, a powerhouse liberal think tank has some advice for President Obama: "Go around."

Political Circus: Guess who didn't watch 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'?updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 05:24:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed: Bill Clinton Joins Cast of The Hangover 2updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 11:31:00

It's only a cameo, but the former president shot his scene in Bangkok

Toomey defeats Sestakupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 06:08:00

Republican Senate-elect Pat Toomey wins the Pennsylvania race to unseat Democrat Representative Joe Sestak.

Blitzer: Will Obama follow Clinton's 1994 playbook?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 21:50:00

Watching President Obama react to what he called his "shellacking" in the midterm elections had me remembering then-President Bill Clinton back on November 9, 1994 -- the day after he and his fellow Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate.

Post-midterm flashback?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 21:50:00

CNN compares President Clinton's 1994 midterm election results with President Obama's.

Nuclear launch card was missing for months, new book saysupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 08:51:00

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a new book that while Bill Clinton was in the White House, a key component of the president's nuclear launch protocol went missing.

Letting bygones be bygones, Bill Clinton stumps for former rivalupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:32:00

Talk about burying the hatchet. When former President Bill Clinton turned out to rally for California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Friday night, the former rivals hugged and made up. Really, they embraced.

Bill Clinton campaigns for Reid in Nevadaupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 05:41:00

In a high school gymnasium packed with more than 1,000 supporters, former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech touting the achievements of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and criticizing his Republican challenger in an attempt to energize Democratic supporters.

Quick shots: Voters slam on the brakes?updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 12:31:00

Editor's note: There are 29 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Bill Clinton's comments on Russian immigrants in Israel draw criticismupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 14:13:00

Suggesting that Russian immigrants in Israel pose an obstacle to a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, former U.S. President Bill Clinton stepped into the mire of Middle Eastern politics this week, prompting a wave of criticism from Israeli politicians.

Blair, Clinton swap tales before Liberty Medal ceremonyupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 13:47:00

Hours before being honored for his peacemaking efforts, Tony Blair revealed a secret weapon: Bill Clinton.

Mideast peace talks a second chance for Hillary Clintonupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 22:10:00

Listen to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk about the Mideast peace talks during Bill Clinton's presidency, and you get the impression she feels the chance to secure a two-state solution eluded her as much as it did her husband.

Clinton-Meek political friendship spans nearly 2 decadesupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 10:26:00

It's been a long time since U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and former President Clinton met at the Suwanee Swifty store in Tallahassee, Florida.

Bill Clinton back on the campaign trail stumping for othersupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:35:00

Former President Bill Clinton hits the campaign trail Monday with three rallies for Rep. Kendrick Meek as the latter makes a bid for Florida's Democratic Senate nomination.

Former President Clinton asks nations to keep funding AIDS programsupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 07:55:00

With the promise of coming AIDS vaccines, former President Bill Clinton urged the world's nations Monday not to give up on funding to prevent a calamity.

Bill Clinton on AIDS preventionupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 07:55:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton talks about the state of international funding for AIDS prevention and care.

Battle for the houseupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 13:24:00

House Democrats face tough times in Maryland as Republicans try and regain majority. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Analysts: Bill Clinton can help Democrats, but how much?updated: Thu Jul 15 2010 13:24:00

Former President Bill Clinton, the man once described as the "comeback kid" during his 1992 presidential bid, has now become something of a go-to guy for Democratic candidates facing a tough election battle.

Obama leaning heavily on Bill Clinton for election helpupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 09:52:00

Facing a bruising midterm election in less than four months, President Barack Obama's aides are putting together an aggressive schedule to deploy former President Bill Clinton at campaign and fundraising events in key states around the country, according to Democratic officials familiar with the plans.

Kagan e-mails show confident, brassy side to Supreme Court nomineeupdated: Sat Jun 19 2010 19:41:00

More old documents unveiled are offering more fresh signs that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was an eager, tough-talking political player while working as a lawyer in the Clinton White House.

Sestak reacts to White House statementupdated: Fri May 28 2010 21:23:00

The White House acknowledges it offered Joe Sestak a job if he stayed out of the PA senate race. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

White House admits effort to keep Sestak out of Senate raceupdated: Fri May 28 2010 21:23:00

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used former President Bill Clinton as an intermediary last year as part of a failed administration effort to dissuade Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak from running for the U.S. Senate, according to a publicly released memorandum from the White House legal counsel's office.

Ling: Courtesy from Clinton led to freedom from North Korea prisonupdated: Thu May 20 2010 09:27:00

One of two American journalists freed last year from a North Korean prison said Wednesday that their release was thanks to an expression of condolences made by former President Bill Clinton, to North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il.

CNNMoney: Bill Clinton to entrepreneurs: Think globallyupdated: Mon May 17 2010 11:20:00

Former President Bill Clinton exhorted 650 of the country's youngest entrepreneurs to look beyond their own business ambitions and use their positions to benefit the less fortunate worldwide.

Bill Clinton is back and looking goodupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 16:20:00

With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing this week, former President Bill Clinton has been back in the news with timely reminders of the costs of extreme anti-government rhetoric and his perspective on the partisan wars in Washington.

Bill Clinton: Don't fuel the 'unhinged'updated: Wed Apr 21 2010 16:20:00

Bill Clinton and CNN's Wolf Blitzer discuss why politicians on both sides of the aisle can be the target of threats.

Clinton: U.S. mood similar to 1995updated: Mon Apr 19 2010 16:28:00

Bill Clinton sits down with CNN's Wolf Blitzer to talk about the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Clinton draws parallels between 'upheaval' of 1995, todayupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 15:34:00

Former President Clinton said he sees parallels in the mood of the country now and on April 19, 1995, when the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people while he was in the White House.

Clinton, Bush survey state of Haitiupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 14:56:00

Extending U.S. trade preferences for Haiti could create as many as 100,000 jobs that would boost the earthquake-ravaged country's recovery, former President Bill Clinton said during a visit to the Haitian capital Monday.

Bill Clinton in Haitiupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 14:56:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton talks to CNN about Haiti's recovery, as well as health care reform.

Clinton: Improving foreign health is good policyupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 13:15:00

Aside from a moral obligation, improving the health of people in other nations is smart foreign policy, former President Clinton said Wednesday.

Bill Clinton hospitalizedupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 15:37:00

President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in New York after reports of chest pains. Bill Clinton on Health Scare: I Was Very, Very Luckyupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 08:47:00

The former president uses his recent heart trouble to draw attention to childhood obesity

Bill Clinton, fresh out of hospital, eager to go back to workupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 20:34:00

On the same day he was released from a hospital after undergoing a heart procedure, former President Clinton told reporters he has no plans to slow down.

Clinton: 'I feel great'updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 20:34:00

Former president Bill Clinton discusses his recent procedure that placed two stents into one of his coronary arteries.

Heart procedure explainedupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 18:59:00

CNN's Matt Sloane explains the heart procedure that former President Clinton may be undergoing.

Stents open clogged arteriesupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 18:59:00

Stents, small metal scaffolding devices placed inside blood vessels around the heart, are used to treat conditions that result when arteries become narrow or blocked.

Clinton was on 'frenetic pace' before heart procedureupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 18:53:00

Former President Bill Clinton's heart troubles come as he was embarking on a busy schedule, recently working on relief efforts for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Clinton leaves hospital after heart procedureupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 18:48:00

Former President Bill Clinton left the hospital Friday morning after doctors performed a procedure to restore blood flow in one of his coronary arteries, longtime friend Terry McAuliffe told CNN.

Friends: Bill Clinton keeps 'frenetic pace'updated: Thu Feb 11 2010 21:43:00

Though Bill Clinton has received lots of attention for getting healthy since his 2004 heart surgery -- losing weight, exercising more, improving his diet -- associates of the former president Thursday stressed that Clinton continues to live at a breakneck pace and raised questions about the extent of his lifestyle changes.

Bill Clinton returns to Haiti to oversee aid reliefupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:13:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton -- charged with overseeing the United Nations aid mission -- made his second trip since the January 12 earthquake to Haiti, where he expressed confidence in the Haitian government's ability to help the country recover.

President Clinton to oversee Haiti relief, rebuilding effortsupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 17:57:00

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon handed President Clinton additional responsibility Wednesday for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, charging him with overseeing aid efforts as well as reconstruction.

Clinton outlines Haitian needsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 14:33:00

Speaking to world business leaders, U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton details the current aid needed in Haiti.

Bill Clinton to visit Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 17:01:00

Former President Bill Clinton will travel to Haiti on Monday to meet with officials and deliver aid supplies to the quake-ravaged country, his foundation announced Sunday.

Presidents team up for Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 17:01:00

John King interviews former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton about Haiti relief efforts.

Clinton delivers messageupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 15:03:00

A CNN panel discusses what effect, if any, Bill Clinton's speech to Democrats had on the health care vote in Congress.

Congress to miss health care deadline, key senator saysupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 20:36:00

Congress will miss President Obama's deadline to enact health care reform by the end of the year, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday.

Bill Clinton to address Senate Democrats on health careupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 21:24:00

CNN has learned from two senior Democratic sources that former President Bill Clinton will attend the Senate Democrats' weekly luncheon Tuesday to address the caucus about health care.

Clinton praises Obama for tough stance on Iranupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 03:55:00

Talks with Iran on its nuclear program might be more urgent after the Islamic republic's revelations of a second nuclear facility but trust will be an impediment, former President Bill Clinton said Friday.

Clinton pays tribute to Hillaryupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 02:43:00

Bill Clinton's tribute to his wife ends with a rare display of public affection. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

LKL: Bill Clintonupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:46:00

Larry King talks with President Clinton about a variety of topics including the accusations of racism in Washington.

Bill Clinton: Health care battle not about raceupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:46:00

While some criticism targeting President Obama is racially motivated, the fight over health care isn't, former President Clinton told CNN.

Commentary: Did Obama underestimate his critics?updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 09:26:00

One of the great puzzles this summer has been why President Obama seemed to have underestimated the intensity of the counter-mobilization he would face in proposing health care reform.

Commentary: Liberals' passion for public optionupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 09:13:00

President Obama was caught off guard by the frustration that liberals expressed at the suggestion he might drop the public option from health care reform.

Insurance insider tells allupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 11:16:00

Insurance insider Wendell Potter blows the whistle, accusing industry of "dirty tricks."

Commentary: 2010 makes Democrats nervousupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 10:49:00

Democrats are getting nervous about the way that events have been unfolding this summer.

Clinton defends N. Korea tripupdated: Sat Aug 08 2009 13:46:00

Hillary Clinton defends her husband's trip to North Korea. Watch the full interview on CNN, Sunday at 1 and 5 P.M. EST.

Commentary: Put former presidents to workupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 09:24:00

Much has been made of the involvement of former President Bill Clinton in the freeing of two Current TV journalists held in North Korea and facing 12 years of hard labor.

Analysis: Bill Clinton as a diplomatic fix-it manupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 00:15:00

It was a heartwarming sight: Laura Ling and Euna Lee landing on U.S. soil and being reunited with their families.

Freed journalist: 'We are so happy to be home'updated: Thu Aug 06 2009 07:54:00

Laura Ling on Wednesday expressed the shock she and Euna Lee felt when former President Clinton showed up in Pyongyang, North Korea, to help secure the two journalists' release.

Tears, cheers for journalistsupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 07:54:00

Laura Ling and Euna Lee embrace family and friends as they return to the United States.

The story behind Clinton's trip to North Koreaupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 22:21:00

It took a U.S. former president with global celebrity status to free two American journalists from a North Korea prison.

Commentary: Bill Clinton shows that diplomacy worksupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 12:44:00

President Clinton did more than free two unjustly jailed journalists. He jump-started the successful diplomacy he had begun 15 years earlier.

U.S. journalists head home from North Koreaupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 00:32:00

Two U.S. journalists who had been detained by North Korea were traveling back to the United States with former President Clinton hours after being pardoned, a Clinton spokesman said.

Analysis: Clinton to North Korea -- a matter of respectupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 21:10:00

Former President Clinton's trip to North Korea was the culmination of weeks of quiet diplomacy with Pyongyang and subtle public statements aimed at freeing American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

In post-presidency, Clinton shows no signs of slowing downupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 20:58:00

Nearly a decade has passed since Bill Clinton left the White House, but despite becoming a private citizen, the former president never left the public eye.

Bill Clinton in N. Korea for journalistsupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 03:49:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton landed in North Korea early Tuesday on a mission to negotiate the release of two American journalists imprisoned there since March, according to the country's state news agency and a CNN source.

Bill Clinton: Global cooperation needed for mankind's survivalupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 02:29:00

Former President Bill Clinton urged people to accept themselves and others in a world system that is "unstable, unequal and unsustainable."

Bill Clinton to cities: Act on climateupdated: Wed May 20 2009 04:20:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Tuesday urged urban leaders and policymakers they need to take the lead now in fighting climate change.

Fortune: Clinton to greens: Get it doneupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 18:11:00

Former President Bill Clinton urged renewable energy Wednesday to push ahead with efforts to make clean technologies cost effective and outlined steps the government and the private sector can take to usher in a new green era.

Nation's leaders urge action on better electricity gridupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 14:12:00

U.S. political, business and environmental leaders urged the nation Monday to act quickly to build a unified, national electricity grid, both to diminish the impact of global warming and to boost the economy.

Clinton on stimulus: 'It's quite a good bill'updated: Wed Feb 18 2009 02:34:00

CNN's Larry King talked with former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday night at the William Jefferson Clinton Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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