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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Ken Starr urges trust in system for probing presidents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— January 23, 2019—Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who spearheaded the 1990s investigation into President Bill Clinton, urged public trust in the checks and balances established for holding presidential administrations accountable, saying Wednesday that the system remains widely underappreciated. Starr’s comments came ahead of a public lecture he delivered at the University of New … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Ken Starr urges trust in system for probing presidents

WASHINGTON | EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

WASHINGTON —January 14, 2019—   The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.” But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

The shutdown today: Shutdown officially becomes longest ever

— January 11, 2019— Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 22. WHAT’S NEW TODAY The shutdown officially is the longest in U.S. history, eclipsing a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration. The House and Senate adjourned for the weekend, with lawmakers scattering to their states and districts … Continue reading The shutdown today: Shutdown officially becomes longest ever

The shutdown today: Federal workers receive $0 pay stubs

Jan 11, 2019—Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 21. WHAT’S NEW TODAY The shutdown matches the longest stoppage yet: a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton‘s administration. Federal workers received pay stubs Friday with nothing but zeroes on them as the effects of the government shutdown … Continue reading The shutdown today: Federal workers receive $0 pay stubs

HOUSTON | The Latest: Iran notes Bush death, remained suspicious

HOUSTON — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 2:07 a.m. Iran has noted the death of President George H.W. Bush. A scrolling news bar on state television described Bush as being “like other U.S. presidents who wished to see the collapse of the Islamic Republic.” State television … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Iran notes Bush death, remained suspicious

HOUSTON | The Latest: Clinton praises Bush for ‘long life of service

HOUSTON— The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 1:05 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton is remembering George H.W. Bush for his “great long life of service, love and friendship.” In a statement issued early Saturday, Clinton said he would be “forever grateful” for the friendship he formed with … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Clinton praises Bush for ‘long life of service

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s ‘revenge’ theory spotlights past with Clintons

WASHINGTON — To some, Brett Kavanaugh is clearing his name. To others, he’s veering into conspiracy theory. But in blaming “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” for the sexual misconduct allegations against him, the Supreme Court nominee is drawing new attention to his time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton. And in doing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s ‘revenge’ theory spotlights past with Clintons

WASHINGTON | Starr memoir recounts Lewinsky role in Clinton investigation

WASHINGTON — Ken Starr, the former independent counsel whose investigation led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, writes in his upcoming book that if Monica Lewinsky had cooperated with his probe from the beginning, “the country would not have been dragged through an eight-month ordeal.” Recounting his Clinton-era investigation, Starr contends that the former White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Starr memoir recounts Lewinsky role in Clinton investigation

JERUSALEM | Lewinsky storms offstage after ‘off limits’ Clinton question

JERUSALEM  — Monica Lewinsky said Tuesday that she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem speaking event because of an interviewer’s “off limits” question about former President Bill Clinton. The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted that there were agreed-upon parameters regarding the topics of her televised conversation Monday night with a well-known Israeli news … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Lewinsky storms offstage after ‘off limits’ Clinton question

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pences offer condolences to McCain family

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, are offering condolences to the family of Arizona Sen. John McCain following the senator’s death. Pence says on Twitter that we “honor his lifetime of service to this nation in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pences offer condolences to McCain family

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Clintons praise McCain as ‘skilled’ and ‘tough’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are paying tribute to Sen. John McCain as a “skilled, tough politician” who often set aside partisanship “to do what he thought was best for the country.” The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Clintons praise McCain as ‘skilled’ and ‘tough’

NEW YORK | Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK  — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

Lewinsky calls Clinton affair a ‘gross abuse of power’

NEW YORK/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.” Lewinsky writes in “Vanity Fair” that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched … Continue reading Lewinsky calls Clinton affair a ‘gross abuse of power’

Trump falsely claims most-watched State of Union

WASHINGTON /February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  President Donald Trump says the ratings for his first State of the Union address this week are “the highest number in history,” but that is not true. Nielsen reports that about 45.6 million tuned in to watch Trump Tuesday night. That’s below viewership for President Barack Obama’s first State … Continue reading Trump falsely claims most-watched State of Union