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Obama, Clinton, Celebs Help Biden Raise a Record $26M

Former presidents, other big names took part in fancy NYC event

(Newser) - The glitzy New York City fundraiser featuring Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and a host of other big names hauled in a record-setting $26 million-plus for President Biden's reelection campaign Thursday night, the AP reports. The mood at Radio City Music Hall was electric as Obama praised Biden's willingness...

What to Know Regarding the Jeffrey Epstein Document Release

A rundown of reading on the topic

(Newser) - Court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein's case have begun to be released publicly after a federal judge ordered them unsealed , and details from the first release of 943 pages are trickling out. Some names included in the documents that are getting particular attention include Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and...

Other Presidents Sound All-Clear on Classified Records

Obama, Clinton staffs say documents were turned over to National Archives

(Newser) - With out-of-place classified documents now unearthed in several states and offices, a couple of former presidents made clear Wednesday that there's nothing to find in their garages or studies. The staffs of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton told the Hill on Wednesday that all classified material in...

25 Years Later, Monica Lewinsky Shares 25 'Randoms'

'If you can’t laugh at yourself, you are so f---ed'

(Newser) - To mark 25 years since her name became a household name, Monica Lewinsky published a list of 25 "randoms" in Vanity Fair . Some of them are tongue-in-cheek, like No. 11: "As the years pass, one’s taste in partners gets better. (Wink.)" Others are pointed, still others...

3 Presidents Rally Pennsylvania
3 Presidents Rally Pennsylvania
the rundown

3 Presidents Rally Pennsylvania

Biden, Trump, Obama make push before Tuesday's elections

(Newser) - One current and two former US presidents campaigned in Pennsylvania on Saturday, reflecting the importance both parties place on the election there Tuesday. President Biden and former President Barack Obama appeared together and separately at rallies for the Democratic slate, including Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Senate nominee, and Attorney...

Clinton on Starr: 'His Family Loved Him,' So There's That

Former president tries to stay polite about death of attorney whose probe of him led to impeachment

(Newser) - Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel whose criminal probe of former President Clinton led to his impeachment, died last week at the age of 76. But while it's probably safe to say there was no love lost between Clinton and his legal nemesis, the former president kept his feelings close...

James Patterson Says White Male Writers Face Racism
James Patterson
Quickly Backtracks

James Patterson Quickly Backtracks

He's sorry he said white male writers face racism

(Newser) - Update: James Patterson is apologizing after a comment he made in a recent interview didn't go over well. "I apologize for saying white male writers having trouble finding work is a form of racism," the author tweeted Tuesday. "I absolutely do not believe that racism is...

Leaders Past and Present Mourn Albright

'Freedom had no greater champion,' Biden says in eulogy

(Newser) - A veritable who's who of Washington leaders gathered Wednesday to pay their last respects to Madeleine Albright, a child of conflict-ravaged Europe who arrived in the US at age 11 and became America's first female secretary of state. The trailblazing diplomat and champion of her adopted country as...

Oprah on Beverly Hills Murder: 'World Is Upside Down'

Jacqueline Avant's shooting death follows string of robberies targeting the rich and famous

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is among the celebrities in shock at the killing of Jacqueline Avant , a philanthropist with ties to the rich and famous who called Beverly Hills home for half a decade. The 81-year-old wife of legendary music producer Clarence Avant and mother of former US ambassador to the Bahamas...

Bill Clinton Hospitalized, Unrelated to COVID
Bill Clinton Released
From California Hospital

Bill Clinton Released From California Hospital

Former president had been treated for an infection since Tuesday

(Newser) - Update: Former President Bill Clinton left a California hospital Sunday morning after treatment for an infection. Former first lady Hillary Clinton accompanied her husband, who had been admitted Tuesday, when he was released from the University of California Irvine Medical Center, the AP reports. Moving slowly, the former president shook...

Monica Lewinsky Doesn't Need an Apology Anymore

Bill Clinton should want to apologize, though, she says

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky is fine now. The former White House intern started to bounce back publicly and regain control of her narrative by writing about her struggles after her affair with former President Bill Clinton and the subsequent impeachment scandal for Vanity Fair . "I think there was a long period...

Bill Clinton Joins Defense of Harris' Chief of Staff

Biden, Mitch McConnell aides express support for Tina Flournoy

(Newser) - White House staff members, past associates, and even former President Bill Clinton have come to the defense of Vice President Kamala Harris and her chief of staff after reports that the two run a dysfunctional office . "It's a whisper campaign designed to sabotage" Harris, said Cedric Richmond, a...

Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama Have a Message for You

All living presidents except Trump urge Americans to get vaccinated in new ads

(Newser) - Former President Trump is noticeably absent from a new ad campaign in which the four other living presidents urge Americans to get a coronavirus vaccine when able. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and each of their wives are shown receiving a dose in a new 60-second...

Racist's Bullet Didn't Scare This Civil Rights Icon

Vernon Jordan, former adviser to Bill Clinton, dies at 85

(Newser) - Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died at 85. In a Tuesday statement to CBS News, Jordan's daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, said he died Monday night...

Colbert to 3 Ex-Presidents: Come 'Drop Trou' on My Show

Late-night host extends offer for Obama, Clinton, Bush to receive COVID vaccine on the air

(Newser) - Three former US presidents have offered to ease concern and get publicly inoculated to prove the safety of vetted COVID-19 vaccines. Now, at least one-late night host is taking them up on that offer. "President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, put your antibodies where your mouth is," Stephen...

Three Ex-Presidents Volunteer to Be Vaccinated on Camera

Bush, Obama, Clinton want to help prove it is safe

(Newser) - Three of the four living former presidents have volunteered to get vaccinated publicly to prove it is safe, and CNN says it is waiting to hear back from the fourth, 96-year-old Jimmy Carter. Freddy Ford, George W. Bush's chief of staff, says the Republican reached out to Dr. Anthony...

Bill Clinton 'Eviscerates' Trump
Bill Clinton 'Eviscerates' Trump
convention rundown

Bill Clinton 'Eviscerates' Trump

Plus, Biden officially becomes the Democratic nominee for president on 2nd night of DNC

(Newser) - NBC News uses the word "eviscerates" to describe Bill Clinton's treatment of President Trump during the former president's speech at night No. 2 of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. "If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching...

Obama: John Lewis Is a Modern 'Founding Father'
Obama Gives Eulogy
for John Lewis

Obama Gives Eulogy for John Lewis

He will be a 'founding father' of a 'better America,' says former president

(Newser) - The nation's first Black president gave the eulogy Thursday for one of the civil rights fighters who made his path to the White House possible. In his address, Barack Obama said the late Rep. John Lewis of Georgia would be a "founding father" of a better America. Highlights:...

Monica Lewinsky's Twitter Joke Goes Viral

Intern joke divides the audience

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky's joke is winning the internet, at least according to some. As the Guardian explains, "I have a joke" was trending on Twitter on Friday, and writer Nell Scovell's take was, "I have a Charles Manson joke and it kills." Lewinsky replied to that...

Trump Exiles Clinton, Bush Portraits at White House

Recent predecessors are moved out of sight, bumped by presidents from 100 years ago

(Newser) - President Trump can't remove former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush from history, but he can make them less visible. Their official portraits have been taken out of the Grand Foyer at the White House and exiled to the Old Family Dining Room, a little-used room just off...

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