Bill Clinton

Pop Quiz: Fun Facts from Inauguration Days Gone By

On Monday, President Obama will be inaugurated again, and an estimated 800,000 people will descend on Washington, D.C., for the occasion. To get yourself ready for the festivities, take this little quiz that features some high and low points from America's 57 inaugurations.

Secretary of Scribble: Is Jack Lew About to Doodle on Your Dollars?

Because President Barack Obama intends to tap Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, your money might soon start looking a little goofy. If confirmed to head the Treasury, Lew will get to add his unusually squiggly signature to all newly printed greenbacks.

Pop Quiz: What Were the Most Expensive Affairs in History?

The recent revelation of Gen. David Petraeus' affair cost him a promising political career. But in the grand history of marital infidelity, it barely warrants a footnote. If you want to see where Petraeus ranks when it comes to expensive affairs, take our quiz.

A Quickie Guide to Career-Ending Political Sex Scandals

A sex scandal this week led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus and shut the door on a promising political career. Washington's halls of power are littered with the corpses of political careers killed by a sexual indiscretions. Here are six types of career-ending political affairs.

Bill Clinton's Prescription for the U.S. Economy

Former President Bill Clinton offered up some wide-ranging prescriptions for curing the nation's ailing economy in a speech at the National Retail Federation's annual convention Monday, from investing in new sectors for job growth to cutting taxes on business.

Will Budget Battle End With a Tax Increase?

Republicans pushing for spending cuts in the 2011 federal budget may be ready to shut the government down to get their way. But is anyone ready to do what it would take to really make a dent in the federal budget: raise taxes on the rich, close corporate tax loopholes, and cut war spending?

Reagan Tops Presidential Popularity Poll

Ronald Reagan tops a USA Today/Gallup poll of Americans' favorite U.S. presidents. The results suggest that a nostalgia for better economic times may play a factor, along with politics, in the survey.

Mayhill Fowler Stings Huffpo in Final Blog Post

When Huffington Post blogger Mayhill Fowler quoted Barack Obama and Bill Clinton saying things they'd never have said had they known she was a member of the press (sort of), her editors couldn't have been more pleased. But when Fowler pulled the same stunt on those editors, they were far less delighted.

Retraining May Be the Best Cure for Unemployment

Most policymakers cling to orthodox levers in an effort to boost employment, but another stream of thought seems to be picking up momentum behind the scenes. It seems the jobs are available but workers with the right skills aren't. Therefore, push retraining as a remedy.

Obama's Business-Friendly Proposals Aim to Quiet His Critics

Recognizing that voters are worried about the economy, President Obama is offering an olive branch to his critics with a $50 billion infrastructure plan and a deal to make the R&D tax credit permanent. Conservatives say it's too little too late, but the game is far from over for the Democrats.

Six Months Later, Haiti Foresees a Long Road to Recovery

How long will it take Haiti to make even a modest recovery from the devastating earthquake that killed 330,000 people six months ago? At least 20 years, according to the Action Plan released by the impoverished island nation's government.