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Razer’s Class Warfare: Lewinsky’s taste of fame means lessons are not ours

Monica Lewinsky is not “breaking her silence” to “take back her narrative”. She is not “just like us”. She is not healing, she’s just cashing in. And that’s fine.

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Tips and rumours

It’s getting awkward between Ten and News Corp … Young Labor’s conference split … George Mega v News over ‘ethnic’ claim …

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Saville’s Shout: money and politics … ‘be interesting’ … Coalition squabbles …

Arthur Sinodinos left the confines of public life for a well-paying job at NAB, but Australian Water Holdings beckoned …

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A tale of two Bills: sipping cider with New York’s new mayor

New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in last week by Bill Clinton in a ceremony that covered issues of race and poverty, backed by an excellent soundtrack. Amber Jamieson reports from Manhattan.

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Tips and rumours

Joe Hockey smokes cigars … posh lunch for Ten’s Wake Up staff today … Gillard film to be made, but who plays Rudd? …

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Crikey playlist: don’t stop thinking about your campaign song

We take a look at the good, the bad and the (litigiously) ugly of political campaign songs. While Aussie pollies have been reluctant to use pop singers, the playlist for UK and US campaigns rocks.

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As Obama takes the stage Dems reckon they’ve won

With the Democratic Convention wrapping up, and the Republican Convention little more than a memory of a memory, there is every indication that both parties believe one thing — that Barack Obama has already won.

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Vintage Bubba welcomes Obama home

Democratic rock star Bill Clinton rallied his troops in Charlotte today — and had one pundit declaring victory for Barack Obama. Our man watched from a nearby pub and was mightily impressed.

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Bill Clinton breaks speakers circuit PB, pockets US$13.4 mill

Bill Clinton makes a tidy sum on the speakers circuit, pocketing a cool $13.4 million last year alone. This brings his total to US$89 million since leaving the White House in 2001, reports Robert Yoon.

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Chelsea stops denying she’s a Clinton

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary and Bill, recently accepted a job as a NBC reporter. It’s the latest step in her move to a more public life, says Amy Chozick in this fascinating NY Times profile.

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A demo too far for Abbott

I’m sure it was a mistake for the Opposition Leader to associate himself with the blockading truck drivers around Canberra’s Parliament House this morning.

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Budget wars in America: there’s more to it than money

In between worrying about what to do about the chaos in the Middle East, the political world in the United States is mostly occupied this week with the debate over the federal budget.

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Words do matter

Details are still coming to hand about the alleged Arizona shooter, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation, especially when you throw Sarah Palin’s now infamous crosshairs map in the mix.

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Letter from: San Francisco, and Bill Clinton on instability, sustainability … and WikiLeaks

The great thing about being a former President is you can say whatever you want. The sad thing is, nobody cares anymore,” said Bill Clinton to Stilgherrian and 15,000 others in San Francisco last night.

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Business Week | LINKS|

The rise of the titan vegans

Mike Tyson may have once nibbled on somebody’s ear, but now he’s a vegan - just like other high profile members of the non-diary no-meat club including Bill Clinton and Steve Wynn. Joel Stein discusses the latest craze for the rich and powerful.

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The Daily Beast | LINKS|

The most popular graduation speakers

It’s a rich tradition in the US that celebrities from world leaders to movie stars deliver the graduation speech at universities. Listen to the speakers — Bill Cosby is most popular! — inspire the youngsters.

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Getting off on the public buck is Kryptonite to pollies

As Troy Buswell knows, a political career can survive the odd bit of biff. It can (unfortunately) survive the occasional outbreak of sexist or racist behaviour. But it rarely survives a sex scandal.

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Washington Post | BOOKS|

A history of US Presidential bookworms

Barack Obama is well known as a “reader” — but he’s hardly the first US President to bury his nose in a book: Nixon loved Tolstoy, Reagen studied the ideas of Milton Friedman, and Clinton liked the “cheap thrill” of a mystery novel.

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The Guardian | ONLINE|

Did Bush wipe his hands after shaking with a Haitian?

Right now the interwebs are going mad at the footageof George W. Bush wiping his hands on Bill Clinton’s shirt after shaking the hand of a man in Haiti. But is that the real story or is Bush being unfairly mocked for being punctual? You be the judge.

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Boston Globe | BOOKS|

How much dough can you make off a political memoir?

Sarah Palin’s made millions from Going Rogue and Bill Clinton got a US$15m advance for his memoir. Boston Globe examines just how many big ones penning a political book can bring US pollies — doubtful that Battlelines brought in that much.

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New York Times | UNITED STATES|

Bush and Clinton: Why we’re joining forces for Haiti

In a joint op-ed for the NYT former US presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton put their differences aside to “spearhead private-sector fund-raising efforts” for Haiti.

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Bill Clinton: Haiti needs your help

Former US President Bill Clinton pens an op-ed for the Washington Post, appealing for cash donations for Haiti — not just to fix the immediate damage caused by the earthquake, but to continue building the country well into the future.

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US hasn’t dodged the banking bullet … yet

The revolutionary war fought by the Americans was rooted in part in the overthrow of a banking order imposed on the colonies. That war continues to this day, writes David Hirst.

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Politicians behaving badly: all the juicy news from Game Change

Washington has been in a frenzy all week as sordid political rumours spill forth from the new book on the US ‘08 presidential campaign, Game Change. From affairs to racist remarks, what were the spiciest revelations?

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Politico | UNITED STATES|

Criticising the Clintons

Hillary and Bill Clinton usually come out guns ablazing in a counterattack to any vicious political rumours floating around the traps. So why aren’t they this time in response to the gossipy new political book Game Change? Because, it was Clinton’s staffers that leaked all the info.

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