Ruth Marcus, Washington Post – October 28, 2016
How do you solve a problem like Bill Clinton? More precisely, how does, as is increasingly likely, President Hillary Clinton figure out what to do with First Gentleman Bill Clinton, and his cargo hold of accompanying baggage?
Krissah Thompson, Washington Post – July 24, 2016
Today, the first lady is a fully evolved political superstar, hugely beloved within the Democratic Party and a force within popular culture. Handed a prime-time speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, she has been tapped to serve as a crucial validator for Hillary Clinton among groups who may remain skeptical of the party’s nominee.
Maggie Haberman, Alan Rappeport, Patrick Healy, and Jonathan Martin, New York Time – July 19, 2016
The Republican Party woke up to a cascade of finger-pointing and confusion on Tuesday as the Trump campaign was rocked by accusations that parts of Melania Trump’s convention speech had been cribbed from the one that Michelle Obama delivered to Democrats in 2008.
Hadas Gold, Politico – June 30, 2016
For months, Donald Trump has talked about how his wife and children have asked him to be more “presidential.” His campaign aides, at various points in time, have talked about how he will “tone it down.” At the Republican National Convention, the billionaire is calling on his children to make those predictions come true.
David Wright and Jeff Zeleny, CNN – February 8, 2016
Bill Clinton lashed out at “sexist” and “profane” attacks on Hillary Clinton and her supporters by proponents of Bernie Sanders, and accused them of harassing those who don’t back the Vermont senator’s campaign or disagree with his policies. Speaking in New Hampshire on Sunday, Clinton delivered an extended rebuke of the Sanders supporters, whom he said subject people who back his wife to “vicious trolling.”
Tierney McAfee and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, People – February 3, 2016
When it comes to picking out napkins for state dinners and other domestic, decorating and hostessing tasks, for example, Hillary tells PEOPLE, “I have ruled out my husband. I want him to help on the economy, I want him to help us get more good jobs with rising incomes. And as both President George W. Bush and President Obama did [with their spouses], send him on special missions because he’s just unique in the world in being able to do things for our country.”
Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times – January 31, 2016
Except for perhaps Bill Clinton, no candidate spouse in the 2016 presidential campaign has proved as productive and effective as Heidi Cruz.
Lisa Lerer, Associated Press – January 16, 2016
As Hillary Clinton fends off a rising challenge from Bernie Sanders, his wife’s campaign aides are grappling with how best to deploy what she has described as her “not-so-secret weapon.” Their answer: very, very carefully.
Andrew Kaczynski, Buzzfeed – November 24, 2015
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says many people will come forward during the campaign who are irritated at Hillary Clinton for ignoring women who said they were “victimized by her husband.” Kleefisch was asked on WTMJ last week if former President Bill Clinton was going to keep a “low profile” while in Madison, Wisconsin for a private fundraiser. “As far as I know, and you know what,” Kleefisch responded. “That’s probably wise, and I get it. Because they want him to keep a lower profile, they want her to be the star and they want him kind of in the background as, just a part of the chorus. I get that mentality, but at the end of the day, when she is the nominee, this will become an issue.
Vanessa Barford, BBC News – November 21, 2015
Many US newspapers have always referred to Hillary Clinton as Hillary Rodham Clinton – Rodham being her maiden name, and the family name she stuck with in the early years of her marriage. But now her campaign has told the Washington Post that she prefers to be just Hillary Clinton. Why?