Bill Clinton


  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • Carter would replace former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who, like his predecessors Roberta Gates and Leon Panetta, complained about White House micromanaging of the Pentagon and felt he had a lack of influence over decision-making, according to sources familiar with Hagel's tenure. The next defense chief will join a national security team facing crises...

  • Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, would have the task of breaking into the tight-knit White House inner circle that President Barack Obama has leaned on to run national security policy. The White House had no comment on the selection, but spokesman Josh Earnest had glowing praise for Carter. Carter performed "very, very ably" in his...

  • Ex-Pentagon official may return as No. 1 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Ashton Carter

    Ashton Carter may be President Obama's top defense secretary nominee among other candidates.

  • Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, had been considered a leading candidate for the job to replace Chuck Hagel, who is resigning. Other names have been circulated as a possible replacement for Hagel, including former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Kurt Campbell, a former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific...

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Nov 26- In Russia, powerful friends helped him make a fortune. Russian government records reviewed for this article reveal for the first time the terms of recent deals between Firtash and Russia's Gazprom, a giant gas company majority owned by the state. According to Russian customs documents detailing the trades, Gazprom sold more than 20 billion...

  • Market rally after midterms? One pro is worried Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Conventional wisdom is that stocks will rally if Republicans win the Senate in Tuesday's election. Why Michael Farr is still worried.

  • NASHUA, New Hampshire, Nov 2- Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country. It comes days before Tuesday's midterm elections and as Clinton ramps up her political activity ahead of a probable White...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Gasoline prices in all parts of the United States are tied to Brent rather than the domestic crude oil benchmark WTI, according to a detailed study published on Thursday by the Energy Information Administration. "The issue of which crude oil matters most for U.S. gasoline prices is particularly relevant as policymakers in the executive branch and...

  • Compromise key for GOP before 2016: Ex-Reagan aide Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    A yellow stoplight stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building at night in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans can make compromises should they win control of the Senate in midterm elections, former Reagan White House chief Ken Duberstein says.

  • COLUMN-History of controls on U.S. oil exports: Kemp Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 23- On Oct. 20, 1973, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia imposed a total embargo on oil shipments to the United States among other countries in response to their support for Israel during the Arab-Israeli war. Following the U.S. mid-term elections next month, Congress will take up the issue again, a debate that would benefit from an understanding of the history...

  • Bill Clinton: I know why US incomes are stagnant Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks with Becky Quick at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in N.Y.

    Bill Clinton has three reasons why U.S. median incomes have barely risen since his presidency.

  • CNBC's Becky Quick & President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative

    Becky Quick discusses airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria and the debate over corporate tax inversions with former President Bill Clinton, from the Annual Meeting Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Bill Clinton's bold business prediction   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET
    Bill Clinton's bold business prediction

    Former President Bill Clinton predicted U.S. corporations will care more about employees and customers rather than shareholders in the future. The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • CNBC hot list: Bill Clinton, millennials & more   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    CNBC hot list: Bill Clinton, millennials & more

    CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler shares which stories are heating up on the web, including former President Bill Clinton's comments at the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as a story on the real problem with millennials.

  • Jack Ma at CGI: Mobile the opportunity   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    Jack Ma at CGI: Mobile is the opportunity

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses some of the highlights from the Clinton Global Initiative, including Alibaba founder Jack Ma's comments on innovation in the mobile space.

  • Clinton: Profits won't be priority No. 1 in future Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks with Becky Quick at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in New York.

    Bill Clinton predicts corporations will someday care less about maximizing profits and more about employees and society.

  • Pres. Clinton: Scotland did world a favor with vote   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Pres. Clinton: Scotland did world a favor with vote

    Former President Bill Clinton discusses Scotland's recent vote for independence, with CNBC's Becky Quick. Pres. Clinton was sympathetic of those who voted for independence, but strongly in favor for those who voted to stay.

  • Pres. Clinton advocates for corporate tax reform   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Pres. Clinton advocates for corporate tax reform

    Former President Bill Clinton discussed tax inversions; ISIS strategy and corporate responsibility, with CNBC's Becky Quick. The "Squawk Alley" crew provides perspective.

  • What Pres. Clinton would fix with $40 billion   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    What Pres. Clinton would fix with $40 billion

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks to former President Bill Clinton about issues globally and in the U.S. that could be fixed with $40 billion. Education; universal access to rapid broadband and job opportunities are some of the issues he would like to fix.