1. Ex-Presidents

    Bill Clinton: How I’d Fix Debt Crisis

    Former US President Bill Clinton speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, New York, USA, 23 September 2010. The commitment of CGI members has improved the lives of more than 220 million people in 170 countries, according to President Bill Clinton.  The 2010 meeting features a session on 'Peace and Beyond in the Middle East'.

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    President Obama has previously ruled out the so-called constitutional option in the debt debate, under which he would claim the 14th Amendment allows him to continue borrowing and simply ignore the debt ceiling. Bill Clinton, however, would have no such qualms: He’d use the option “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me,” he tells Joe Conason, adding, “I think the Constitution is clear.” Clinton says he expects President Obama to strike a deal with Republicans soon. “It looks to me like they’re going to make an agreement, and that’s smart.”

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