Bill Clinton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26604/all en Golf-Clinton aims for Obama's seal of approval at Challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/golf-clinton-aims-obamas-seal-approval-at-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LA QUINTA, California, Jan 17 (Reuters) - While Bill Clinton's involvement with the Humana Challenge has given the tournament a much needed boost, the former U.S. president hopes to add further lustre with a visit by President Barack Obama.</p> <p>Both men are keen amateur golfers and Clinton believes Obama would relish a trip to the California desert to see what the $5.6 million PGA Tour event is doing away from the course to help raise awareness about health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/golf-clinton-aims-obamas-seal-approval-at-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Humana Presidents of the United Nations Security Council United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735864 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Clinton says U.S. anti-gay marriage law he signed should be overturned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/bill-clinton-says-us-anti-gay-marriage-law-he-signed-should-be- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who in 1996 signed into law an act defining marriage as between a man and woman, said on Thursday the measure was unconstitutional and should be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Clinton, a Democrat who served as president from 1993 to 2001, said it was "a very different time" when he signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law. No U.S. state then recognized gay marriage, although some were moving in that direction, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/bill-clinton-says-us-anti-gay-marriage-law-he-signed-should-be-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Business Hospitality Law Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776831 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Clinton gets 400,000-plus Twitter followers in less than 24 hours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130425/bill-clinton-gets-400000-plus-twitter-followers-less-24-hours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Apr 25 (EFE).- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has joined Twitter and attracted more than 400,000 followers within 24 hours on the social network.</p> <p>Clinton, 66, posted his first tweet shortly before midnight on Wednesday after U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert told him he had established an official account for him on April 9 during an interview on his popular Comedy Central television program, "The Colbert Report."</p> <p>"Excited to join @ChelseaClinton and my good friend @StephenAtHome on Twitter!" tweeted the ex-president on his account @billclinton.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130425/bill-clinton-gets-400000-plus-twitter-followers-less-24-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Religion The Colbert Report The Daily Show United States Agencia EFE Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:30:50 +0000 Agencia EFE 5825590 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Mistake' not to act on Syria says Clinton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/mistake-not-act-syria-says-clinton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bill Clinton has taken issue with President Barack Obama's Syria policy saying "it's a bad mistake" for the United States not to intervene, US media reported Thursday.</p> <p>Speaking at a private event, the Democratic party icon and former president made a rare foray into foreign policy at a moment when the Obama administration is under growing pressure to act on Syria and arm the rebels.</p> <p>He warned Obama -- with whom he has a close working relationship -- that failure to act risks leaving him looking "lame" and like "a wuss."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/mistake-not-act-syria-says-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bill Clinton Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Technology United States AFP Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:18:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5857347 at http://www.globalpost.com Environmental Protection Agency headquarters named in honour of former President Bill Clinton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130717/environmental-protection-agency-headquarters-named-honour-fo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Former Clinton administration officials and congressional leaders packed into the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters Wednesday to mark the building's renaming in honour of former President Bill Clinton.</p> <p>"This is a very strong building, and Bill Clinton was a very strong president," Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said as she welcomed guests to what is now the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building. Boxer sponsored the legislation to change the building's name.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130717/environmental-protection-agency-headquarters-named-honour-fo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Government Politics of the United States United States The Canadian Press Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:02:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 5886684 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Secretary of explaining stuff' Clinton stumps for Obamacare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/secretary-explaining-stuff-clinton-stumps-obamacare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton attempted on Wednesday to cut through confusion and worries about the new U.S. healthcare law, telling Americans they will be better off with Obamacare and urging opponents to make the best of it.</p> <p>Clinton said the health of the nation depends on a successful rollout of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. The program has been hampered by technical delays, fears about costs, and relentless pressure from Republicans who want to repeal it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/secretary-explaining-stuff-clinton-stumps-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Human Interest Labor Law Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:35:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5924611 at http://www.globalpost.com Clinton tells China forum he hopes for female US president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/clinton-tells-china-forum-he-hopes-female-us-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US President Bill Clinton hopes there will be a woman in the White House in his lifetime, he told a Chinese audience on Monday.</p> <p>His wife Hillary, who earlier this year stepped down as US secretary of state, has not yet said whether she plans another presidential run after her failed 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination.</p> <p>"I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as for America," Clinton said at a conference organised by the respected Chinese financial magazine Caijing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/clinton-tells-china-forum-he-hopes-female-us-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Politics AFP Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992263 at http://www.globalpost.com Clinton tells China forum he hopes for female US president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/clinton-tells-china-forum-he-hopes-female-us-president-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US president Bill Clinton hopes there will be a woman in the White House in his lifetime and will support his wife Hillary in whatever she decides to do, he told a Chinese audience on Monday.</p> <p>Hillary, who earlier this year stepped down as US secretary of state, has not yet said whether she plans another presidential run after her failed 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/clinton-tells-china-forum-he-hopes-female-us-president-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Labor Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States AFP Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992281 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Clinton says security does not justify espionage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/bill-clinton-says-security-does-not-justify-espionage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bill Clinton says security does not justify espionage</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, currently on a visit to Brazil, has said the United States' security need does not justify spying on allied countries.</p> <p>In an interview published Monday by local daily O Globo, Clinton criticized the widespread espionage scheme Washington carried out in countries including Brazil, as revealed by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/bill-clinton-says-security-does-not-justify-espionage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Government Mass surveillance National security Xinhua News Agency Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:46:25 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6015025 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Clinton praises Brazil's social welfare program http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/bill-clinton-praises-brazils-social-welfare-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bill Clinton praises Brazil's social welfare program</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Monday praised Brazil's social welfare program Bolsa Familia (Family Allowance), saying that the initiative helped mitigate social inequality in the country.</p> <p>"Brazil was successful in reducing inequality. Programs like Bolsa Familia are very important," he said. "Among the large emerging economies, only Brazil and Mexico registered a decrease in inequality over the past decade."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/bill-clinton-praises-brazils-social-welfare-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Bolsa Família Government Social programs War Xinhua News Agency Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:32:42 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6015160 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Clinton's sex scandals are suddenly a topic again in U.S. politics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140302/bill-clintons-sex-scandals-are-suddenly-topic-again-us-polit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions have suddenly resurfaced as a discussion topic , as American politics experiences a Rip Van Winkle moment — one that will likely recur over the next few years.</p> <p>The dormant, two-decade-old conversation was stirred back to life over the last month in what could become a common phenomenon if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016.</p> <p>Old documents were recently released that chronicled her feelings while the sex scandals unfolded. Meanwhile, the 1998 impeachment proceedings were re-broadcast on public-access TV.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140302/bill-clintons-sex-scandals-are-suddenly-topic-again-us-polit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arkansas Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Lewinsky scandal Politics Technology United States The Canadian Press Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:16:38 +0000 The Canadian Press 6084862 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Clinton's sex scandals are suddenly a topic again in U.S. politics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140302/bill-clintons-sex-scandals-are-suddenly-topic-again-us-pol-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions have suddenly resurfaced as a discussion topic , as American politics experiences a Rip Van Winkle moment — one that will likely recur over the next few years.</p> <p>The dormant, two-decade-old conversation was stirred back to life over the last month in what could become a common phenomenon if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016.</p> <p>Old documents were recently released that chronicled her feelings while the sex scandals unfolded. Meanwhile, the 1998 impeachment proceedings were re-broadcast on public-access TV.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140302/bill-clintons-sex-scandals-are-suddenly-topic-again-us-pol-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arkansas Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Lewinsky scandal Politics Technology United States The Canadian Press Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:16:38 +0000 The Canadian Press 6084863 at http://www.globalpost.com Clinton says specific policy matters in lecture on his White House years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140430/clinton-says-specific-policy-matters-lecture-his-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday much of his economic agenda and efforts to reform welfare were often misunderstood by the public, media and critics during his presidency. The details of the specific policies and the results, he said, mattered most.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140430/clinton-says-specific-policy-matters-lecture-his-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Labor Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States The Canadian Press Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:13:36 +0000 The Canadian Press 6135206 at http://www.globalpost.com Regrets? She's had a few, Lewinsky says of Clinton scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140506/regrets-shes-had-few-lewinsky-says-clinton-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern whose 1990s affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency, broke a long silence on Tuesday, saying she regretted what happened.</p> <p>Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, Lewinsky, 40, said it was time to stop “tiptoeing around my past -- and other people’s futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140506/regrets-shes-had-few-lewinsky-says-clinton-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Lewinsky scandal Monica Lewinsky Politics Politics of the United States Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 May 2014 02:04:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6140419 at http://www.globalpost.com Regrets? She's had a few, Lewinsky says of Clinton scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/regrets-shes-had-few-lewinsky-says-clinton-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern whose 1990s affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency, broke a long silence on Tuesday, saying she regretted what happened.</p> <p>Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, Lewinsky, 40, said it was time to stop "tiptoeing around my past -- and other people's futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/regrets-shes-had-few-lewinsky-says-clinton-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Clinton Business Environment Health Lewinsky scandal Monica Lewinsky Politics Politics of the United States Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 May 2014 12:50:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6140740 at http://www.globalpost.com