Bill Clinton

This Week in Boomer History: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue … Nightly Newscast … Peanuts RIP

Posted on 02/9/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNotable events from our shared experience On Feb. 10, 1989, Ron Brown becomes the first African American to head a major U.S. political party. Later named U.S. secretary of commerce — also the first African American to hold that post — Brown dies in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia. What’s the opposite of a love letter? On Valentine’s Day 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a “fatwa” encouraging Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy in his novel The …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/31/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Trying to shame people into losing weight only makes them get fatter. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Former President George H.W. Bush looks great Michael Jordan style. (Learn more at Daily Mail) 3. Bush hates broccoli, but former President (and current vegan) Bill Clinton substitutes whipped cauliflower for mashed potatoes. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Old Jews can tell the same jokes 500 times and still get laughs. (Learn more at AARP) 5. Scientists …

Barbra Streisand: A Life in the Movies

Posted on 04/19/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentOne of the great what-if stories in Hollywood history has Elvis Presley turning down the starring role opposite Barbra Streisand in A Star is Born. Well, although we never got to see an Elvis-Babs pairing (he would have been SO much cooler than Kris Kristofferson), Monday, April 22, brings the next best thing: Streisand on the same stage with the Elvis of presidents, Bill Clinton. He’ll present her with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award in honor of …

Bill Clinton: Hillary Will ‘Live to Be 120’

Posted on 01/16/2013 by | News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDeparting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not yet know what’s next for her, but her husband certainly thinks she’s gotta lotta livin’ to do. “I tell her that, you know, she’s still got time to have three more husbands after me,” former President Bill Clinton joked during his second annual “Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation” conference in Palm Springs, Calif. “And I always know that she’s thinking about that,” he added. “Whenever I am stubborn about something, …

At the Democratic Convention, Bill Clinton Wades Into the Fray Over the $716 Billion in Medicare ‘Cuts’

Posted on 09/6/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFormer President Bill Clinton always reveled in his position as explainer-in-chief, and he reprised the role at the Democratic National Convention last night with a plain-spoken account of the running battle over $716 billion of “cuts” to Medicare. In speeches at the GOP convention in Tampa last week, the top of the party’s ticket repeated claims that Democrats raided the Medicare program to fund President Obama’s health care law. At the podium in Charlotte, Clinton alternated between comedian and schoolteacher …