John Lithgow, left, and Laurie Metcalf will play the roles of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in a new Broadway play. (AP) NEW YORK (AP) – "Roseanne" star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow of "The Crown" are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play. "Hillary and Clinton," by Lucas Hnath, author of "A Doll's House, Part 2," is slated to open on Broadway in spring 2019. The play is set in New Hampshire during the early days of 2008 as Hillary Clinton tries to save her troubled campaign for president. Two-time Tony winner Metcalf played a Hillary Clinton supporter in the "Roseanne" reboot earlier this year and continues her role as Jackie on the spinoff, "The Conners." Two-time Tony winner Lithgow has had notable turns on "Dexter" and "3rd Rock From the Sun." … [Read more...] about Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow tapped to play Hillary and Bill Clinton on Broadway
ENTERTAINMENT 10/04/2018 02:45 pm ET The play is set during the 2008 Democratic presidential race that she lost to Barack Obama. By Cole Delbyck A new play about the inner lives of Hillary and Bill Clinton is Broadway bound. “Hillary and Clinton,” written by “A Doll’s House, Part 2” playwright Lucas Hnath, will star two-time Tony Award winners Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow as the first lady-turned-presidential nominee and her husband, the 42nd president. Instead of taking inspiration from Clinton’s most recent run for the White House, the play will be set in New Hampshire during the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, in which the one-time New York senator came up short against Barack Obama. The play will reportedly explore how Bill Clinton’s checkered legacy affected his wife’s initial presidential campaign as the political couple spar with her chief strategist at the time, Mark J. Penn, to determine … [Read more...] about Broadway Show About Hillary And Bill Clinton To Star Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow
opinion Steven Strauss Opinion columnist Published 7:57 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 For those too young to remember (or who’ve blocked out the memory of this national embarrassment), President Bill Clinton (Yale Law, Class of 1973) had a tortured relationship with the truth. For example, when Paula Jones sued Clinton in a sexual harassment case, Clinton’s testimony under oath was at best disingenuous and at worst perjury. Clinton had to pay a fine and was barred from practicing law for a minimum of five years due to his lack of candor. Without admitting anything, Clinton paid Jones about $850,000 to settle her claims. Notably, the Clintons and their supporters said the ruckus about Clinton’s actions was some vast right-wing conspiracy. In my opinion, he should have resigned or been removed from office — and perhaps spent a couple of months in prison — for his unwillingness to tell the truth under oath. Now, as … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh, Bill Clinton should teach Yale Law class on evading truth
David P. Schippers Jr., the Republican Party’s chief counsel in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at 88 at his home in Grayslake. In 1998, U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde, R-Illinois, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appointed Mr. Schippers to be the committee’s chief investigator as it weighed whether to endorse the impeachment of Clinton. After independent counsel Ken Starr had recommended 11 grounds for impeachment, including obstruction of justice and lying under oath, Mr. Schippers, a Chicago criminal defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, said there were at least 15. “If you don’t impeach, then no House of Representatives will ever be able to impeach again,” he said. “The bar will be so high that only a convicted felon or a traitor will need to be concerned.” In December 1998, the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice, … [Read more...] about Chicago attorney David Schippers, a key figure in Bill Clinton impeachment, dies
Ripple might have paid Clinton as much as $500,000 for speaking at Ripple Swell. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has been a busy man since retiring from the White House with prolific book releases and numerous speaking engagements. (Last week, he moderated a panel for world leaders at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum.) But his latest public appearance may surprise you.On Monday, Clinton was seen at a cryptocurrency event called Ripple Swell in San Francisco delivering a keynote presentation before a crowd of experts in blockchain technology, cryptocurrency investing and banking.After the keynote address, Clinton held a fireside chat with Gene Sperling, his national economic advisor from 1996 to 2001. Sperling was also in this role from 2011 to 2014 under former President Barack Obama.Subscribe to Observer’s Business NewsletterRipple invited Clinton not only for his fame and influence in general, but also for his proven experience as a … [Read more...] about What Is Bill Clinton Doing at a Cryptocurrency Event?