Bill Clinton: Newt Who?

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 7:20 pm

After Steven Gillon’s book salon on FDL the other day, I went back and listened to what Bill Clinton had to say about his efforts to reform Social Security at the Pete Peterson confab last month: CLINTON: The reason we didn’t get Social Security reform is because the Chairman of Ways & Means Committee, Bill [...]

Bill Clinton: Timing of SEC’s Goldman Suit Was “Suspect”

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 1:03 pm

Bill Clinton kicks off his discussion at today’s Pete  Peterson “fiscal summit” by fawning over Peterson and complaining that the two of them had been attacked by “liberal blogs” because they’re not on board with “just spending like crazy.”  (CSPAN video starts at 2:02)   It must be hard out here for an oligarch these [...]

Tuesday Health Care Highlights

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 3:59 pm

The Stupak anti-abortion amendment reaches far beyond what most reports indicate, and could effect tens of millions of people. And still, Americans United For Change is thanking representatives who voted for it. Fortunately, Boxer thinks the Stupak language will not be part of the Senate bill. The House vote on health care has already become an [...]

Is Bill Clinton’s Senate Pep Talk Bad News?

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 2:50 pm

Bill Clinton spoke to the Senate Democratic caucus today in support of health care reform. He urged them forward, telling assembled senators that this legislation is the smart thing to do politically, morally, and economically. Clinton’s pep talk should not make progressives cheer. He is still gun shy from his own failure, and he basically [...]

Clinton Talks Positively About Snowe’s Trigger

By: Sunday September 27, 2009 3:30 pm

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Today on Meet the Press, former President Bill Clinton talked positively about Sen. Snowe’s trigger proposal. Bill Clinton seems to be mirroring Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid who also had some very positive words for Snowe’s worthless trigger idea. We should be expecting [...]

Maybe Obama Should Tell Mike Ross that Covering the Uninsured Is Part of the Goodybag?

By: Thursday August 20, 2009 9:44 am

Mike Ross is full of shit. Twenty percent of his district lives in poverty, 21.8% have no insurance, and 25% are African American.  Instead of telling progressives that they should suck it up and accept a bad health care bill because it’s “politically imperative,” Bill Clinton should be using his Arkansas clout to kick Ross’s ass.

Bill Clinton and the Crowd at the Pepsi Center

By: Thursday August 28, 2008 10:03 am


Bill Clinton addressing a sea of cheering Democrats at the Pepsi Center last night.