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Peeling the Onion (Or, Why Iowa and New Hampshire Really Matter)

Gwen's Take

We have by now spent so many weeks consumed with the ups and downs of Republican Presidential politics that we are in danger of misgauging its real impact, especially in these early days.

It can be easy to dismiss the Iowa caucuses. Ask “Presidents” Huckabee and Gephardt how winning there worked for them. Winning the Hawkeye State in 2008 and 1988 respectively turned out to be the high point of their campaigns.

"Better Buildings" Bring Obama, Bill Clinton Together Again

On The Radar

They share a high regard for the secretary of state. They love policy conundrums, government, and being best-selling authors. They know firsthand that it's the economy, stupid. And on Friday, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will join forces in Washington to tout "Better Buildings" as a public-private initiative that can save energy, money and create (even without new legislation) somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 jobs.

Big Baby

On The Radar

Forget Newt Gingrich’s $1.6 to $1.8 million in consulting fees from Freddie Mac and his up-to-$500,000 line of credit at Tiffany & Co. Overlook the Greek cruise and the mass campaign-staff exodus. Pay no attention to his two messy divorces and his impeachment of a president over an extramarital affair while he was conducting an affair of his own. But, please, don’t forget the pacifier.

Can Barack Obama be more like Bill Clinton?

On The Radar

"President Obama has had a tough hand to play," the former president writes in "Back to Work," his passionate little book about, well, mostly about what Bill Clinton would do if he were in the White House today.

Clinton recants part of new book

On The Radar

Former president Bill Clinton announced Tuesday night that he is trying once daily to say out loud “either ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I was wrong.’”

December 22, 1995

Weekly Show

The 1995 budget talks between President Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress over how to reduce America’s spiraling deficit ended in political deadlock and a partial government shutdown. Republicans were demanding deep cuts in taxes and spending including Medicare; President Clinton wanted smaller cuts in spending and none at all in taxes. Sound familiar?

The Gospel According to Bill Clinton

Gwen's Take

It never gets old listening to Bill Clinton. Like a thoroughbred watching the race from the sidelines, he is always champing at the bit to get back on the track.

That became clear once again this week when I was invited to interview the 42nd President during the opening session of deficit hawk Peter G. Peterson’s “Solutions for America’s Future” conference.

April 3, 1992

Vault Show

With talk of a celebrity businessman thinking of running for President in 2012, we take a look back at 1992, when voter discontent helped propel another business billionaire into the race against President George Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton: Ross Perot.  Jack Nelson of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at the early stages of the Perot phenomena.

 

April 23, 1993

Vault Show

As debate rages about U.S. involvement in Libya this week, we step back to 1993 when many of the same concerns were being expressed about intervening in Bosnia.
Distress over charges of ethnic cleansing on the one hand coupled with whether the U.S. could get involved in an open-ended military conflict on the heels of an economic down-turn here at home dominated the debate.

 

Remembering David Broder

Vault Show

David Broder was the “Dean” of the Washington Press Corp, and a fixture on Washington Week for decades.  But the stories he relished the most featured the voices outside of Washington and the issues that mattered most to Americans.  He also offered keen insight into the workings and the political dynamics at both ends of