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Bill Clinton Is Still A Little Upset About 2008

The New York Times is out this afternoon with a preview of a profile of Bill Clinton running in its Sunday magazine this weekend. Written by Peter Baker, who covered Clinton's final years in the White House for the Washington Post and who now covers President Obama for the Times, the piece is all about what the former president has been up to lately now that his wife is Secretary of State.

Sotomayor, Action Star?

The White House says Sonia Sotomayor helped save Major League Baseball. Cool. But your Gaggler must admit she is a little more impressed with one particular anecdote from today's New York Times profile of Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

Biden Visits Beirut

Vice President Joe Biden made a quick stopover in Beirut on Friday en route home from a three-day visit to the Balkans. He arrived just two weeks before a major parliamentary election here in Lebanon where the militant Shiite group Hezbollah, which Washington has long regarded as a terrorist group, is hoping to make major electoral gains.

Biden on Gitmo: "It's Like Opening Pandora's Box"

Speaking to reporters on the final day of his tour of the Balkans, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged the administration still hasn't figured out what to do with all the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay but predicted that it will still meet its deadline of closing the prison within a year. "I think so," Biden said, when asked about the January 2010 deadline. "But, look, what the president said is that this is going to be hard.

Biden to Bosnia: Shape Up or Else

In a speech so pointed that he paused to apologize several times out of concern he was being rude, Vice President Joe Biden warned Bosnia on Tuesday that it needs to rise above the chronic ethnic tensions that have long threatened its stability or face being a failed state. "To be very blunt with you, I personally, and the leadership of my country is worried about the direction of your country and your future and your children's future," Biden told members of the Bosnian Parliament in Sarajevo...

Biden Arrives in the Balkans

While President Obama navigates the tricky diplomacy of the Middle East peace process in Washington, Joe Biden is off on a mission of his own this week. With your Gaggler in tow, the Veep arrived early Tuesday morning in Sarajevo, the capitol of Bosnia-Herzegovina, kicking off a four-day visit to the Balkans.

Did the WH Press Corps Snub Bush?

Your Gaggler loves nothing more than a silly scandal, but sometimes it's just annoying. Case in point: OMG, the press corps stood up for President Obama last week when he made a surprise visit to the White House Press Briefing room when, holy moly, they didn't do the same for George W.

Vegas Smacks Biden on Flu Gaffe

Memo to Joe Biden: Don't mess with the tourism industry. Inside today's print version of USA Today, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau—the folks behind the slogan "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"—have a full page ad featuring a not-so-flattering photo of Biden frowning. "Mr.

The Feds Look Into John Edwards' Campaign Cash

John Edwards: That's someone we haven't seen or heard from in a while, but chances are, we're going to be talking about him a lot this week. On Sunday, the onetime Democratic presidential hopeful and former senator confirmed reports that federal investigators are looking into his use of campaign funds in relation to payments made to Rielle Hunter, the former campaign videographer who had an affair with Edwards.

What is Obama Reading?

Say what you will about George W. Bush: The guy liked to read, regularly devouring massive biographies of Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon Johnson and other public figures who, coincidentally, all had in common the fact that they had to make tough decisions while in office.

Postcard from Somalia: The Obama Restaurant & Cafe

Yes we can… run into Obamamania everywhere. Jeff Bartholet, Newsweek's D.C. bureau chief (and your Gaggler's boss—please forward all complaints to him, thank you very much) is traveling in Africa this week and stumbled upon the Obama Restaurant & Café—yes, named after that Obama—in Hargeisa, Somaliland. (This is an independent republic due west of Puntland, Somalia, an autonomous region where most of the pirates operate.) Here's Jeff:The owner, 35-year-old Mohammed Hassan, grew up in...

Can Bush Ever Redeem Himself?

A few weeks ago, your Gaggler blogged a story from the Dallas Morning News about what George W. Bush has been up to since leaving the White House. Now Vanity Fair is out with a more expansive look at what 43 has been up to and how he and his former aides are trying to shape his legacy.

Gaggle Cam: The Show Before the Show

At the White House, there is no moment more strange or funny than final minutes before the president goes before reporters for a news conference. There is a message that goes out over the sound system that gives reporters the two-minute warning before the presser is to begin.