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BLITZER’S BLOG: World leaders flock to New York
Flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters in New York in advance of the annual General Assembly.
September 19th, 2011
02:42 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: World leaders flock to New York

By CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

I've been coming to New York almost every September for a long time, because of the United Nations General Assembly. It convenes at the same time each year. Leaders flock from all over the world, making it a good opportunity to sit down with some of them.

In recent years, I've also been able to interview former President Bill Clinton. He hosts his Clinton Global Initiative in New York at the same time, to allow world leaders to attend both the General Assembly and the CGI. In fact, tomorrow I'll be sitting down with Clinton.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • New York • United Nations • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Obama rip a page from Clinton’s playbook?
August 10th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Obama rip a page from Clinton’s playbook?

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Have you noticed how many liberals lately have been piling on President Barack Obama? Their criticism has been harsh and intense. They mostly focus on his supposed willingness to make concessions to conservative Republicans. They charge that he lets himself be bullied because it’s part of his nonconfrontational nature.

I remember hearing similar criticism in 1995 and 1996 when President Bill Clinton was hammered for making deals with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other Republicans. Clinton, for example, agreed to major welfare reform, which infuriated many of his liberal base. He was accused of selling out long-standing Democratic Party principles.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Bill Clinton • Wolf Blitzer
July 1st, 2011
02:48 PM ET

How Bill Clinton views Hillary

Former President Bill Clinton thinks his wife, Hillary, is the most gifted person he's ever met in public service.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Interviews
June 30th, 2011
03:36 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: My interview with former President Bill Clinton

Chicago (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton says he fully expects that President Barack Obama will be re-elected. He says he likes Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman and says he’s not surprised at Michele Bachmann’s rise in the polls, saying: "She comes across as real."

During a lengthy interview with me in Chicago at his Clinton Global Initiative America conference on creating jobs, he also got emotional when I asked him about his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He says she's "the most gifted person" he knows in public service. "I’m really proud of her."
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Filed under: 2012 election • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
June 29th, 2011
07:51 PM ET

Creating jobs in the U.S.

The Clinton Global Initiative tackles job creation during a special session in Chicago. CNN's Ted Rowlands Reports.

NOTE: Tomorrow, Blitzer will sit down with former President Bill Clinton to discuss the Clinton Global Initiative, economic recovery and domestic job creation. Tune in to The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chicago • Ted Rowlands
BLITZER’S BLOG: Sitting down with Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton in Chicago
June 29th, 2011
02:19 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Sitting down with Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton in Chicago

Chicago (CNN) - I’ve covered Rahm Emanuel for many years – going back to 1992 when he was a young political aide to then-Governor Bill Clinton who was running for president. He later joined President Clinton at the White House before heading back to his native Chicago to make some money in the financial investment business. After that, he came back to Washington as a congressman and remained as President Barack Obama’s first White House Chief of Staff. But I must say I have never seen him as enthusiastic and excited as he is now as Mayor of Chicago.
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