Former President Bill Clintonanswers questions about whether something improper is suggested by Chelsea Clinton remaining on the board of the Clinton Foundation should her mother become president.
He said he'll be leaving the board; corporate and foreign contributions will stop; purely public service work will continue. But he said Chelsea Clinton's presence is needed to "superintend" the handing off of work done by thousands of people around the world. Several arms of the foundation hope to become independent or associate with other organizations. Some will be terminated.
A continuing Foundation presence in Little Rock to support the presidential library is expected.
Here's Politico with a story about some Bill Clinton-Donald Trump photos released by the Clinton Presidential Library, though it did not release some pictures of Hillary Clinton from a 1994 fund-raiser that Trump might have attended. /more/
As Bill Clinton started his 1982 political recovery following his shocking defeat to Frank White two years before, he took to the airwaves of Arkansas with an atypical campaign advertisement: He looked directly at the camera and apologized for having been out touch with Arkansans during his first term, including his damaging decision to raise vehicle tag fees. /more/
A reporter for Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization, sent a reporter to Africa to see where money given to the Clinton Foundation has been put to work. He found tangible results. /more/
The Associated Press is reporting that employees of the Clinton Foundation were told this afternoon that the foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president. /more/
Grab an early lunch at the Main Street Food Truck Festival then head north across the Main Street bridge to North Little Rock, where an afternoon of provocative speakers is planned for today's Arkansas Times Festival of Ideas. It's free and that could include some craft beer at the end of the session.
And speaking of violence: United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will speak Monday in Little Rock at the Violence Reduction Network Summit. along with U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer of Little Rock.
As details emerge about the idea to move the Arkansas Arts Center to North Little Rock, some interesting points of discussion also emerge. Such as — will Little Rock elites patronize a museum in ..... North Little Rock?
Politico reports that Kathleen Harrington Kennedy Townsend says former Republican President George H.W. Bush is voting for Hillary Clinton for president. The article quotes a Bush spokesman as declining to confirm or deny.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.