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Karen Tumulty: Impeachment is different this time, but the script is already written

Once again, the House has made a notch in history. What’s different this time, however, is that no one really believes anything will change as a result.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Cummings remembered as ‘fierce champion’ at funeral

Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike …

Doug Sosnik: What to expect when you are expecting impeachment

Anyone who thinks an impeachment inquiry is helpful to a sitting president has never worked in a White House where the boss is under the constant threat of removal from …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Matt Drudge played a major role in the Clinton impeachment - now he’s back for another round

“Impeach Yourselves!” read the banner headline on Wednesday morning, summing up what much of the right-wing news world thinks of the congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that …

Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office note to me revealed the heart of who he was

On Jan. 20, 1993, I entered the Oval Office for the first time as president. Waiting for me was a note from my predecessor, George Herbert Walker Bush. No words …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political …

Brett Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for then-President Bill Clinton

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president’s sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

Another warning shot? Trump’s ex-lawyer hires Clinton ally

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen could be sending the White House yet another warning shot by adding a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton …

Review: Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s ‘The President Is Missing’ is an awkward duet

“The President Is Missing” reveals as many secrets about the U.S. government as “The Pink Panther” reveals about the French government. And yet it provides plenty of insight on the …

Monica Lewinsky goes in on Town and Country after magazine disinvites her from event

On Wednesday, Lewinsky, who had been invited to the Town and Country’s annual philanthropic summit, tweeted that the magazine had rescinded her invitation. Lewinsky wrote, in part, “please don’t invite …

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Ex-Clinton agriculture secretary Mike Espy to run for Mississippi U.S. Senate seat

A Mississippi Democrat who was President Bill Clinton’s first agriculture secretary officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Friday, saying he’ll run in a special election to finish the …

Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women – and some men – who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now …

Kathleen Parker: Clinton’s extended day of reckoning on harassment

The behavior of adults at the top of the food chain seeps into the culture and can’t be extracted from events of the future.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto …

Kathleen Parker: Hypocrisy obsolete; predator era soon will be

If women didn’t want to play nasty with the boss, who could conjure dreams or nightmares with a phone call, they were finished.

Americans take another early lead in Presidents Cup

A memorable start that featured the previous three U.S. presidents on the first tee ended with a familiar result in the Presidents Cup. The Americans are out to another big …

Ceremony marks anniversary of Little Rock school integration

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A ceremony Monday marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School included eight of the nine people who integrated the school …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017

Former U.S. presidents raising money for hurricane relief

The five living former U.S. presidents said Thursday they would team up to create the “One America Appeal” to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana seek to …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The ‘United’ States is anything but

We can transfigure a nation through the simple expedient of a ballot. America is a state of constant reinvention.

Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing …

Robert J. Samuelson: Talk of impeachment too hasty

There’s a growing tendency to want to replay elections by transforming ordinary political disagreements into impeachable offenses.

Jonathan Bernstein: Winning side not ready to govern

Far too many Republicans appear satisfied with reflexive opposition to Democrats along with scams and conspiracy talk while the basics of governing get lost.

Chelsea Clinton is in no hurry to get into politics

Congresswoman Clinton? President Clinton? For now, Chelsea Clinton says her only plan is to burnish her profile as an author of children’s books.

Naming airport after Clintons doesn’t fly with GOP lawmaker

With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state’s most famous Democrats …

Hugh Hewitt: Stumbling presidencies are nothing new

We have seen it all before, the early successes and stumbles, but what is new is the nearly ubiquitous, 24/7 breathlessness of many in the media.

Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady …

Obama draws neck-and-neck with Reagan in poll of greatest modern president

Two years ago, Barack Obama was a damaged-goods, lame-duck president who had just endured his second consecutive midterm drubbing – thanks in large part to GOP efforts to tie Democrats …

Clinton looks on as Trump claims the presidency she thought would be hers

Hillary Clinton probably thought often about what it would be like to look out on the lawn of the Capitol as the page was finally turned on the divisive 2016 …

Bill and Hillary Clinton to attend Trump inauguration

Falling in line with tradition, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Biden, Bill Clinton to speak at John Glenn service

Former senator, presidential candidate and space pioneer John Glenn will receive a grand, two-day memorial service in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.