Bill Clinton

  • 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

  • September 29, 2010  

    In the last of the series of conversations about whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts for any, all or some Americans, Robert Reich, who served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, explains why he believes they should not be extended. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2010  

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Judy Woodruff Wednesday about what President Obama and Democrats must do to sell their message to voters this fall, what the Clinton Global Initiative plans to do to promote job growth in the U.S. and how Haiti’s quake-recovery efforts are going. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2010  

    The House of Representatives has approved a measure that could eliminate the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military. Judy Woodruff reports on the controversy surrounding the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Continue reading

  • March 22, 2010  

    Former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are visiting Haiti as part of their efforts to lead U.S. fundraising to help rebuild the earthquake ravaged country. Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter in Haiti about those rebuilding efforts, two months after the disaster. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2010  

    In other news Friday, former President Bill Clinton returned home after an overnight hospitalization following a heart procedure and much of the Deep South was paralyzed as a rare winter storm deposited several inches of snow. Continue reading