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2008-07-06 15:00:22

By Elliott L. Epstein No longer do retiring presidents live on modest means. There is cash to be made in the years beyond the Oval Office. Ex-presidents of the United States, once considered elder statesmen, may now be the successors to professional athletes, rock stars and Hollywood celebrities, shamelessly exploiting their celebrity status for cash - at least if they follow the example set by Bill and Hillary Clinton.U.S. presidents are paid $400,000 a year, and provided room, board,...

2008-06-27 12:03:03

The Associated Press RALEIGH Sen. Elizabeth Dole said North Carolina should have the option of allowing oil exploration off the state's coast, backing away from her long-held support of a federal moratorium on Atlantic drilling. In a statement Wednesday , Dole said she supports lifting a 27- year-old moratorium that has prohibited exploration off the North Carolina coast. "Now, more than ever, responsible and practical steps are needed to increase our energy independence and...

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2007-02-03 21:00:04

By JILL ZEMAN HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Bill Clinton and his family joined hundreds of mourners Saturday for the funeral of his stepfather, the man who the former president said brought his mother the "most secure, stable years she ever had." Richard Kelley, a retired salesman, died Wednesday at his home at age 91 after a long battle with colon and liver cancer. "He didn't wuss out at the end. It was all done with grace and love," Clinton told more than 600 people at First United Methodist...

2006-07-24 18:00:57

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent DENVER (Reuters) - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible White House contender in 2008, said on Monday the Bush administration had hurt working Americans and Democrats must offer new ideas to strengthen the middle class. "Americans are earning less while the costs of a middle-class life have soared," Clinton told the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, a group that aided her husband Bill Clinton's rise to the presidency in...

2006-02-28 14:11:11

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Lawyers representing Slobodan Milosevic have asked the U.N. war crimes tribunal to issue a subpoena to force former U.S. President Bill Clinton to testify at his trial, documents showed on Tuesday. "In his position as former president of the United States, Mr Clinton had a continuous role and unique knowledge of events relevant to the indictment," the lawyers said in a written request filed last week but only made public on Tuesday. Lawyers Steven Kay and...

2006-01-30 18:18:16

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former president Bill Clinton has been buddying up to both presidents Bush in an apparent bid to salvage his political legacy while shaping the future of his ambitious senator wife Hillary. "My new brother" is what Republican President George W. Bush called Clinton, a Democrat, in a weekend interview. At the president's request, Clinton has lined up with Bush's father, the Republican he ousted from the presidency 13 years ago, to help victims...

2006-01-29 14:55:00

WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush says Bill Clinton has become so close to his father that the Democratic former president is like a member of the family. Former President George Bush has worked with Clinton to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami and the hurricane disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Asked about his father and Clinton, Bush quipped, "Yes, he and my new brother." "That's a good relationship. It's a fun relationship to watch," Bush said in an interview with CBS...

2006-01-25 19:48:36

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused the Bush administration on Wednesday of ignoring the needs of cities in its politically driven zeal for tax cuts and told U.S. mayors "you are on your own." Clinton, a potential White House candidate in 2008 who is seeking Senate re-election this year in New York, said that since the September 11 attacks President George W. Bush had reneged on his obligation to states and...

2006-01-25 16:49:25

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused the Bush administration on Wednesday of ignoring the needs of cities in its politically driven zeal for tax cuts and told U.S. mayors "you are on your own." Clinton, a potential White House candidate in 2008 who is seeking Senate re-election this year in New York, said that since the September 11 attacks President George W. Bush had reneged on his obligation to states and...

2006-01-18 16:53:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a clash of first ladies, Laura Bush said on Thursday it was ridiculous for New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to say the House of Representatives under Republican rule is being run like a "plantation." The Clinton comment during a Martin Luther King holiday speech on Monday evoked memories of America's slavery past and racial tensions. Clinton, a Democrat who was first lady when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, had said in New York's Harlem that...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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