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August 28, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Through the squalls and storms of the past few months, no one has been more doggedly upbeat about President Clinton's ambitious plan for national health care reform than senior adviser Ira Magaziner and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Magaziner, chief architect of Clinton's health care plan, took great delight in calling attention to his office bookshelves.
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March 15, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
In one of the thousands of Clinton administration papers released Friday came a hint of what is to come if Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to run for president in 2016. In a January 1996 memo to White House communications director and speechwriter Don Baer, President Clinton's political advisor Paul Begala wrote that in the upcoming State of the Union address “it's imperative that the president defend the honor of the first lady tonight, with the whole country watching.” “The Republicans are attacking her without compunction, in part because they know the Democrats are too ... to retaliate,” Begala wrote, including a term -- omitted here -- rooted in his Texas upbringing.
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February 24, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of all the acts of executive clemency that President Clinton granted as he was leaving the White House, few strike as close to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as her husband's decision to reduce the prison terms of four New York Hasidic Jews convicted of bilking tens of millions of dollars from the government. Sen. Clinton, New York's Democratic junior senator, has said that in general she was a bystander while President Clinton made his decisions on clemency.
OPINION
March 9, 2014 | Doyle McManus
When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would continue, and Navy visits to the South China Sea would increase, but the U.S. footprint around the world was being resolutely downsized. Mitt Romney warned at the time that Obama wasn't being tough enough on Vladimir Putin, but the president scoffed at the idea that Russia was a serious geopolitical threat.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez , 86. Marquez has been said to be suffering from dementia. Last summer, his brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, announced that cancer treatments the writer had undergone hastened a memory decline.
NEWS
November 8, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Bill Clinton on Tuesday downplayed perceived criticism of President Obama in his newly-released book, saying that his Democratic successor has "done a better job than he's getting credit for. " The former president does say in the book, "Back To Work," that the White House did not always take his advice on issues like the debt ceiling and Democrats' message in the 2010 campaign. But in a pair of interviews he sought to minimize any talk of a rift. "The book lavishly praises the administration's economic policy, its energy policy, its whole thing," Clinton told Ann Curry on NBC's "Today" show.
NEWS
September 5, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sounding at times like a college lecturer and others like a revival speaker, former President Clinton delivered a thumping endorsement Wednesday night of incumbent Barack Obama, saying his policies were slowly healing the country and would lead to dramatic improvement in a second term. “No president, not me or any of my predecessors, could have repaired all the damage in just four years," Clinton said in a rapturously received speech that capped the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
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February 18, 2013 | By Doyle McManus
In my Sunday column , I wrote that President Obama, with his permanent campaign promoting the poll-tested proposals in his State of the Union address, was beginning to resemble Bill Clinton. That provoked some angry email from readers who thought I was being too easy on the president -- President Clinton, that is. "Clinton left office with a solid list of accomplishments, high popularity and a healthy economy," I wrote. Several readers asked if I had forgotten the collapse of the "dot-com bubble" in 2000 and the recession that followed in 2001.  "Clinton left behind a collapsing economy -- a recession.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | By Paul West
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Focused like a laser beam on making an economic case for President Obama's reelection, Bill Clinton  wrapped up a two-day Florida campaign swing Wednesday by reprising applause lines from his recent national convention speech. The former president made no reference to the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya, which had quickly become the center of the presidential campaign debate and the preoccupation of his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had joined Obama at several events in Washington related to the killings.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Martin Scorsese has found his next film subject: Bill Clinton. The Oscar winner will produce and direct a documentary on the former president for HBO, the network announced Monday. The documentary will explore the 42nd president's perspective on history, politics and the like during his time in office and the years since -- with Clinton offering his full cooperation. “President Clinton is one of the most compelling figures of our time, whose world view and perspective, combined with his uncommon intelligence, make him a singular voice on the world stage.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Alta Price seems just the kind of person who could propel Hillary Rodham Clinton through the glass ceiling into the White House. A doctor and Democratic activist, she cited Clinton's matchless resume as a former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of State. Besides, Price allowed with a smile, "It would be very cool to have a woman president. " But Price, 61, won't necessarily support Clinton should she run again in 2016. "I would not vote for her or support her over some man if I thought the man was better on the issues," said Price, who preferred Barack Obama to Clinton the first time she ran. In 2008, Clinton was the overwhelming Democratic favorite, nationally and in Iowa, with an aura suggesting the actual tabulation of ballots was little more than a formality.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Through many years in the public eye, Hillary Clinton's image has evolved from that of a sharp-edged  campaigner, who in 1992 offended legions of women with her comments seeming to dismiss baking cookies, to the experienced stateswoman of today. New memos released Friday from Hillary and Bill Clinton's eight years in the White House chart the exhaustive work that went into crafting the first lady's image - revealing the advice Clinton received and the debate among her aides about how to help her as she embarked on a controversial attempt to transform the nation's healthcare system, as well as initiatives to draw attention to the rights of women and girls.
NATIONAL
February 28, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey, David Lauter and Maeve Reston
WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business leaders, communicate clearly to nervous voters, move swiftly. The first lady and her husband ultimately failed in nearly all those efforts, nearly sinking Bill Clinton's presidency. Thousands of documents released Friday, which detail that failure as well as other policy disputes of the Clinton White House, provide new details on what remains one of the defining chapters in Hillary Clinton's career.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton's years in the White House - creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton's friends and foes to sift through as she weighs a 2016 presidential run.    The National Archives and Records Administration announced Thursday afternoon that the first 4,000 to 5,000 pages of the previously confidential...
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
In the span of a few weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself the target of insinuations about her husband's liaison with a White House intern and has watched her private confidences as first lady spill into public view after a conservative website wrote about the papers of her close friend.   So it seemed fitting that during an event on empowering women and girls at New York University on Thursday Clinton might have been thinking about how to deal with criticism headed her way should she decide to run for president in 2016.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Rebecca Traister
Welcome to 2014, which is practically 2016, which in presidential politics means just one thing, with three controversial names: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Or, as her staff and many in the media refer to her: HRC. "HRC" is the title of a new book by political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes chronicling Clinton's term as secretary of State. The authors are clearly aiming to get out ahead (33 months ahead!) of the next presidential election, in which Clinton's candidacy has been all-but-guaranteed by supporters, detractors, the media and just about everyone but Hillary herself.
NEWS
December 20, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
It's a claim that has been central to Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign: that he “balanced the budget for four straight years” when he was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1990s. Now former President Clinton is calling Gingrich out, saying it's “not really” accurate for Gingrich to take the credit for all those balanced budgets. “I think he did work with me to pass some good budgets,” Clinton said Tuesday in an interview with NBC's Ann Curry.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2012 | By Meg James
It was a clash of titans, and Bill Clinton won. Wednesday night's prime-time coverage of the Democratic National Convention, which featured a fiery and finger-pointing address by former President Bill Clinton, attracted 25.1 million viewers, according to ratings giant Nielsen. The Democrats out-muscled the season opener of NFL football on NBC, which drew 23.9 million viewers. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants on the field. The second night of the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., was off slightly from the opening night of the event, which faced significantly less competition on TV.  On Tuesday night, the convention showcased Michelle Obama and drew 26.2 million viewers.  The Democratic convention continues to draw a larger audience than last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The second night of coverage of the Republican National Convention, which featured Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the GOP nominee for vice president, drew 21.94 million viewers.
OPINION
February 11, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way.... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans - and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry Goldwater, Republicans have nominated the guy next in line. Thomas Dewey almost beat Wendell Willkie for the nomination in 1940, so in 1944 - and 1948 - it was his turn. Dwight Eisenhower, whom both parties wanted as their nominee, was a special case, given that whole invading-Europe-and-defeating-Hitler thing.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON--Many Senate Democrats facing tough reelection battles this fall aren't welcoming President Obama to the campaign trail, given his low approval ratings. But Wednesday night they'll roll out the red carpet for former President Clinton, hoping the Comeback Kid can offer some tips for the upcoming midterms. Clinton is delivering the dinnertime keynote talk at the Senate Democrats' retreat Wednesday in what is likely to be part strategy session, part pep talk as the former president's party engages in an uphill struggle to retain control of the Senate this fall.
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