May 29, 2010 |
The Obama White House enlisted former President Clinton to push a Democratic candidate out of a primary campaign by offering an appointment to a prestigious federal board as an inducement, according to an internal White House investigation whose findings were released Friday. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, a top aide to Clinton in the 1990s, used the former president as a go-between in the unsuccessful attempt to clear the field for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), the report showed.
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March 25, 2013 |
President Bill Clinton has endorsed Wendy Greuel for mayor, saying in a letter that her time as city controller proves she can handle Los Angeles' problems. “In her many years of public service in Los Angeles … Wendy has personified good, honest and effective government, improving the lives of countless Angelenos while saving millions of their tax dollars,” Clinton wrote in a letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times . “And she's not done yet. Los Angeles is a great city with equally great challenges, so it's vital that Angelenos elect a proven, creative problem solver to lead them.
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September 16, 2009 |
Seventeen years after Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown clashed in the 1992 race for the White House, the former president made clear Tuesday that bygones will not be bygones: Clinton signed on to support Brown rival Gavin Newsom in the Democratic primary for governor. It is highly unusual -- perhaps unprecedented, according to the San Francisco mayor's campaign -- for a former president to take sides in a California gubernatorial primary. But the bad blood between Clinton and Brown, now state attorney general, runs deep, much as Newsom would like Californians to believe that Clinton's choice is based on merit alone.
January 13, 2009 |
Last month, after his wife was nominated as secretary of State, former President Clinton attempted to put an end to speculation about his secretive overseas fundraising by disclosing the names of some 208,000 donors to his foundation, which has collected more than $500 million to pay for a presidential library and to combat AIDS, malaria and other scourges. But nowhere on that list was the name Sakura Capital Management Co. Ltd.
August 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Reprising his role as one of the campaign's top surrogates, Bill Clinton testifies on behalf of President Obama's capacity to boost employment in a new campaign ad launched Thursday. The spot represents how the Obama campaign feels Clinton can best help the president's reelection bid, using what they say is Clinton's strong credibility on the economy to confront Republican attacks on the president's job record. In the ad, Clinton says that the Obama plan to grow the middle class mirrors “what happened when I was president.” “This election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment,” Clinton says in the 30-second spot.
December 21, 2011 |
On the same day that former President Clinton accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of taking undue credit for balancing the federal budget during Clinton's administration in the 1990s, the onetime rivals shied away from stirring up any more controversy over their past animosity as they appeared in back-to-back interviews Tuesday night on Fox News. Clinton, who is making the media rounds and promoting his new book, “Back to Work,” sat down with Fox host Bill O'Reilly for a candid talk that veered somewhat uncomfortably into the topic of the upcoming presidential election.
September 5, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In Wednesday's marquee speech at the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton will argue that Republicans offer a “you're-on-your-own” society, while Democrats want a “we're-all-in-this-together society,” as he symbolically submits President Obama's name for nomination to a second term. According to remarks prepared for delivery, the former president will say Obama “began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators.” “The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in?