Bill Clinton

  • March 23, 2012    

    A major part of a politician’s daily life has always been the ubiquitous photo-op, and besides kissing babies, nothing may be used more than animals to try to highlight the candidate’s softer, more human side to the American public. Yet, … Continue reading

  • January 16, 2012  

    Two years after a magnitude-7 earthquake shattered Port-au-Prince, 500,000 Haitians are still living in what were supposed to be temporary settlement camps. That’s despite ambitious plans for millions of dollars in homes, schools and public works projects. Ray Suarez looks at the ongoing recovery efforts. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2011   BY  

    From Bo lookalikes planted around the White House, to one of the Fords’ puppies snacking on an ornament, view photos of the White House pets through the years at holiday time. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011  

    In an interview with Judy Woodruff Friday, former President Bill Clinton discussed his new book, “Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy,” his new collaboration with President Obama to promote energy efficiency and create jobs, his 2012 predictions and his relationship with GOP candidate Newt Gingrich. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including the likelihood of Newt Gingrich being elected president, Bill Clinton’s post-presidential work, lawmakers’ struggles over the payroll tax cut extension and Rep. Barney Frank’s legacy. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011   BY  

    A meal shared by Pilgrims and American Indians might get most of the credit for the creation of Thanksgiving, but it was Abraham Lincoln who officially proclaimed the last Thursday in November a holiday, back in 1864. This slide show documents some of the highlights of the presidents’ Thanksgiving celebrations. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2011   BY  

    As President Obama turned 50 on Aug. 4, we took a look at what some past presidents were doing at the same age: from George Washington, who was trying to quell a possible mutiny among war-weary soldiers, to George W. Bush, who was governor of Texas and about to make his first presidential run. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2011    

    Alice Rivlin (seated in green) with Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, during a meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in late 2010. (Photo By Tom … Continue reading

  • April 7, 2011    

    I wrote yesterday about a chat with the former head of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, Martin Baily, now of the Brookings Institution. Most striking to me, was his suggestion that there could conceivably be an upside to the … Continue reading

  • January 6, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, William Daley, part of a Chicago political dynasty, was named White House chief of staff. Also, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who commanded a militia combating U.S. and Iraqi troops, returned to Iraq from four years of exile. His political movement is now part of Iraq’s new government. Continue reading