Roll Call's David Hawkings decodes the history of independent investigations into Oval Office scandals.
Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., says he was motivated after learning foreign governments contributed to Bill Clinton's presidential library. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The House on Wednesday quickly passed a bill that would give the public a better view of donations going to presidential libraries and may offer a temporary window into President Barack Obama’s fundraising.
The bipartisan measure championed by Tennessee Republican Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. and considered under suspension of the rules would provide a disclosure system for an otherwise opaque process. Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland is also a sponsor.
Ohio Sen. John Glenn speaks during a news conference at NASA headquarters in Washington in 1998 to announce his return to the space program and his upcoming mission on the space shuttle. In the background is a 1962 photo of Glenn in his first turn as an astronaut. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former senator, presidential candidate and space pioneer John Glenn will receive a grand, two-day commemoration in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.
Glenn, an member of the iconic 1960s Mercury Seven astronauts, died last week at the age of 95.
From left, former President Bill Clinton, President-elect Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush were all born during a single 66-day period in mid-1946. (File photos, Clinton: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Trump: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, Bush: Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
With Donald Trump, three men have now been elected president who were born during a single 66-day period in mid-1946.
The statistics are boggling — three presidents out of the 841,000 babies born in June, July and August of that first post-war year. In contrast, the 55 million members of the Silent Generation (born between 1925 and 1945) failed to produce a single president.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on Wednesday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton conceded the election to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday in New York.
While the Democratic nominee had expected to give a victory speech on Tuesday at the Javits Center in New York — standing under a literal glass ceiling — to celebrate becoming the first female president, she instead found herself flanked by her family and running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, calling on her supporters to accept the result.
Former President Bill Clinton, center, seen here with his wife's running mate Sen. Tim Kaine in July, says he is "really proud" of the work of his family foundation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former President Bill Clinton has come to the defense of his family foundation now that it has become an issue in his wife's presidential campaign.
"If there's something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, I don't know what it is," Clinton told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The people who gave the money knew exactly what they were doing. I have nothing to say about it except that I'm really proud. I'm proud of what they've done."
Bill Clinton's ego has driven actions that had political disaster written all over them and are casting a cloud over Hillary Clinton's campaign, writes Walter Shapiro. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
On those rare like-a-stopped-watch occasions when Donald Trump is right about something, he ruins the moment with bombastic overstatement.
Monday morning, the supposedly newly disciplined GOP nominee issued a press release calling for the Clinton Foundation to be "shut down immediately." But Trump accompanied that defensible position (similar to a Boston Globe editorial) with the over-the-top claim that "the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history."