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Friday 29 August 2008
He came on to the strains of "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow," the anthem of his victorious campaigns of 1992 and 1996. But when the delirious applause that greeted him finally subsided, Bill Clinton made clear that tomorrow – and the Democratic party – now belongs to Barack Obama.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
It'll be terrific on the night. With Bill Clinton it always is. Far less certain is whether his convention speech tonight will lay to rest the lingering uncertainties about his involvement in the Obama campaign this autumn, his role in the party and – not least – his peace with himself.
Tuesday 01 July 2008
In theory, Barack Obama should have been Bill Clinton's ideal candidate for US President. Young, bright, ambitious and bold, with an unerring popular touch, Mr Obama has so much in common with the former President. And, even 16 years apart, in such very different Americas, their messages of can-do optimism, social inclusion and change allow voters to think better of themselves. Whatever one thinks about Toni Morrison's remark about Mr Clinton being the first black US President, he can nonetheless be seen as a trailblazer for Mr Obama in this way, too.
Friday 23 May 2008
His wife has yet to give up the fight for her party's 2008 presidential nomination, but Bill Clinton is already offering a back-up plan to ensure that the family name occupies high office in America long after his own tenure as president. What's wrong with President Chelsea Clinton, say in 2016?
Friday 01 February 2008
Wednesday 06 December 2006
The impending takeover of Liverpool by one of the richest men in the world will add weight to calls for Europe-wide restrictions on spending on transfers and wages by clubs.
Sunday 09 July 2006
Sunday 25 September 2005
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Tuesday 08 February 2005
Thursday 02 December 2004
How times have changed. The clue to every question about tangled relationships used to be: cherchez la femme. The tale of Mrs Kimberly Quinn, her husband and her lover, underlines that the key today is the nanny. An excellent nanny is the highest prize for any professional woman with young children. Finding one, then keeping her, can drive even the highest-fliers to desperate measures. Think Nannygate - the offences that disqualified Bill Clinton's first two choices for attorney general. Think the damage that indiscreet nannies have done. Once, it was a virtuous woman whose price was above rubies. Now, without doubt, it is a good nanny.
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