History Stories
CATEGORY: Bill Clinton
The Tense History of U.S.-Iran Sanctions, from the Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Deal
May 8, 2018

How sanctions went from punishment to status quo in America's shadow war against Iran. Read More

Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids
May 7, 2018

FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet. Read More

How Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform Changed America
April 26, 2018

Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign placed welfare reform at its center, claiming that his proposal would “end welfare as we have come to know it.” Read More

Bill Clinton Once Struck a Nuclear Deal With North Korea
April 17, 2018

It was forged against all odds—but couldn’t survive the heat of public disapproval. Read More

When a Russian President Ended Up Drunk and Disrobed Outside the White House
April 3, 2018

Was Bill Clinton's 1994 meeting with Boris Yeltsin the most hilariously awful state visit in history? Read More

Presidential Portraits that Pop
February 12, 2018

Here are the back stories to some of the most intriguing presidential renderings. Read More

‘Linda Tripp Offered Me the Blue Dress': Revelations from the Man Who Uncovered the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal
February 6, 2018

When Michael Isikoff broke the story of Ken Starr's investigation into the Lewinsky affair 20 years ago, he had no idea how much it would change the presidency and the country. Read More

Presidential Feuds With the Media Are Nothing New
January 26, 2018

Journalists have angered presidents from the earliest days of America’s founding. Read More

8 Historic Handshakes
June 21, 2012

Pass the Purell and explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes. Read More