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Just curious why “impeachment” is not a subheading on this individual’s wiki page. 2603:8080:1A00:29D0:CC6:9689:C78C:319F (talk) 01:45, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Section 5.2.1 is titled "Impeachment and acquittal" – Muboshgu (talk) 01:47, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit to the Personal Life tab[edit]

It says he is the maternal grandfather to his daughter’s 3 children. Maternal should be edited to paternal. 2603:8081:4A04:154E:F8C7:5C58:A861:6773 (talk) 09:36, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, as the grandchildren are from the mother's (Chelsea's) side, he's the maternal grandfather. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:01, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inconsistency in lede between Clinton and Trump[edit]

This article references allegations of sexual assault in the lede, while Donald Trump does not, although the accusations and attention paid to them are comparable. I don't think this belongs in the lede of either article, and would remove it from this one. BD2412 T 04:18, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Clinton's impeachment stemmed from the more recent of a long, long, long string of sexual improprieties. Trump has, to date, not suffered any tangible losses or effects due to his assault controversies. ValarianB (talk) 12:01, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That does not appear to be what the article says about it. Clinton's impeachment stemmed from a consensual relationship (however sordid it may have been) discovered in the course of an investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment, but not sexual assault. We, of course, need to be careful to avoid conflating harassment claims and assault claims. Clinton has not suffered tangible losses specifically relating to an actual assault constroversy. BD2412 T 15:19, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My guy, you're a bit out of step with modern workplace dynamics. Sex between a supervisor and a subordinate is by definition sexual harassment, due to the inherent power imbalance. We even cover this in the article, the last para of Bill_Clinton#Sexual_assault_and_misconduct_allegations. As for Clinton has not suffered tangible losses, again, you're a bit out of touch. The first president impeached in over a century, a tarnished legacy, a greatly diminished role in the party in the ensuing years (Gore did not have him campaign for him in 2000, and his appearances for Hillary in 2016 were limited by the growing #MeToo movement). There's also the loss of his law license, though he was not actually disbarred as some far-right critics still erroneously assert. All in all, Clinton's impropriety is central to his biography. ValarianB (talk) 16:38, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In that case, the lede should be changed to more accurately specify "his personal conduct and allegations of sexual harassment against him", yes? Or perhaps "allegations of sexual misconduct against him"? Those would conform more accurately to your characterization of the underlying events as "by definition sexual harassment". BD2412 T 16:48, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Photo of Bill Clinton shaking hands with President Kennedy at the White House in 1963[edit]

Why isn't there a really good, clear copy of the photograph of Clinton, at age 17, shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy at the White House in 1963? Since it was taken by a government employee, it's by definition in the public domain but somehow is not in Wikimedia! Why is this amazing picture being suppressed? Racing Forward 18:56, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As if I didn't know.... Racing Forward (talk) 19:00, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"William Jefferson Blythe IV" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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