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An archive of diaries, memos and notes from conversations kept by one of Hillary Clinton’s best friends have shed new light on her reaction to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The papers offer a look at the mindset of the then-First Lady through some of the most difficult parts of her husband’s presidency, including the affair that nearly ended it.

Clinton's friend, the late Diane Blair, was a political science professor whose papers were donated to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library in 2010.

The information has been available there since then but only recently came to light after a conservative website reviewed them and shared their findings.

In "The Hillary Papers," she actually credited Bill Clinton with trying to break away from intern Monica Lewinsky, whom she called a “narcissistic loony toon.”

Blair also said Hillary Clinton cited a series of personal tragedies like the death of friend Vince Foster, her father and Bill’s mother in taking a toll on their marriage.

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Barbara Walters had a diverse group of people to choose from in selecting her 21st and likely final Most Fascinating Person from this year. So who was it?

There was Jennifer Lawrence, a blessing with her great acting and great quotes, an A-list movie star who somehow feels like everyone's BFF.

There's new parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the Duck Dynasty cast (also in the news thanks to Phil Robertson), and obviously Miley Cyrus.

None of them topped the last though. That honor goes to ...

Hillary Clinton! She was the first person selected by Barbara Walters when she began her series of specials 21 years ago, so it was a fitting choice.

Yet also somewhat of an odd one, as Clinton stepped down as Secretary of State early this year and has been almost entirely out of the spotlight.

In any case, Barbara Walters says she's retiring after this year, making this the final Most Fascinating special. As for Clinton retiring? A lot less clear.

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At a speech on Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y., former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took on a heckler by encouraging him to ... not heckle.

Clinton made it clear that citizenship doesn’t include yelling. “It includes sitting down and talking,” she said, to a rousing ovation from the 6,500 on hand.

The man, who had been yelling from an upper section of the bleachers during the event at University of Buffalo, was eventually led away by security.

He screamed "Benghazi, Benghazi, you let them die" in reference to the 9/11/12 terror attack on a U.S. Embassy in Libya in which four Americans died.

“We can’t move from crisis to crisis,” she said, according to reports, “we have to be willing to come together as citizens to focus on the kind of future we want.”

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Hillary Clinton will become America's first lesbian president if she wins the White House in 2016, predicts the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.

Say what now?

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Fischer, whose anti-gay remarks on his "Focal Point" radio show are not new, points to an interview with Bill Clinton's alleged ex-mistress Gennifer Flowers.

In a recent sitdown with the Daily Mail (UK), Flowers claimed that during their alleged affair, Bill Clinton had told her that Hillary is bisexual. Allegedly.

Pointing to Flowers' speculation over the nature of Hillary's relationship with top aide Huma Abedin (also the wife of Anthony Weiner), Fischer noted:

"The bottom line: If Hillary Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will not only be our first female president, she could be our first lesbian president.”

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The Republican National Committee has voted to boycott any presidential debates on CNN and NBC if they proceed with their planned Hillary Clinton TV features.

With no audible dissent, GOP officials approved a resolution backing the position on the debates at their annual summer meeting in Boston on Friday.

The RNC says a Clinton documentary and miniseries - in the works over at CNN and NBC, respectively - will put a "thumb on the scales" in 2016.

The draft resolution, obtained by Fox News in advance and later voted on by RNC officials, calls these "political ads masked as unbiased entertainment."

Basically, the RNC believes CNN and NBC are Hillary 2016 co-chairs.

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Chris Christie leads a new survey of "hottest politicians" in the U.S., but not "hottest" as in how Juan Pablo Galavis was the "hottest" Bachelorette contestant.

The New Jersey Governor and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scored best on Quinnipiac's "Thermometer of Voter Attitudes" in a recent poll.

Christie, at 53.1 degrees on the "Thermometer," Clinton, 52.1 degrees and Sen. Warren (D-MA), at 49.2 degrees, are all "hotter" than President Obama.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) matches the president, at 47.6 degrees, although 75 percent of voters said they didn't know enough about her to rate her.

For Republican Christie, who is expected to win reelection easily this year in a highly Democratic state, it's yet another sign that his star is on the rise.

However, he only scores eighth hottest among GOP voters.

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No doubt fueled by speculation regarding Hillary Clinton's possible second candidacy for president, NBC has ordered a four-hour mini-series based on her life.

Diane Lane will star in Hillary, recounting Clinton's life from 1998-present.

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NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the miniseries Saturday at a TCA press event, calling her "one of the most fascinating women of our time and this world."

"And on the precipice of what we all assume will be her running for president, we think it's an interesting story to tell with classy producers and a great star."

The script, which has not been written, will begin during her husband Bill Clinton's second term and will likely include her second run at the presidency.

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Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter, and her arrival on the social media scene immediately sparked speculation about her desire to run for president in 2016.

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In her brief bio, the wife of Father of the Year Bill Clinton calls herself:

“Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD ...”

It’s the “TBD” that has prompted a flurry of interest. Is that code for a second presidential run? Or just a truthful acknowledgment that her future is ... TBD?

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It's the perennial talk of the political world, but Bill Clinton is less than decisive about the prospect of his wife, Hillary Clinton, running for president in 2016.

“She hasn’t mentioned it to me,” Clinton said of the Hillary 2016 buzz when asked at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2013 Fiscal Summit in D.C.

Bill, Hillary 2016?

“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know this: that is the worst expenditure of our time,” he said, adding that it's “frustrating” to be talking politics.

“She’s taking a role in the foundation, she’s writing books, she’s having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years,” Clinton said.

“We need to be worried about the work at hand right now. All of us do."

"That way, whoever the next president is has an easier set of choices.”

Good point, but still ... since we're on the topic: Hillary in 2016?

 

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According to the New York Post, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be bowing out of the 2016 presidential race before it even gets close to starting.

That decision can be summed up in two words: Hillary Clinton.

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The paper claims he has whispered to associates that he won't run for the party's presidential nomination in 2016 if the former Secretary of State seeks the White House.

Cuomo has been considered a likely candidate, but allegedly, an administration insider says Cuomo knows and accepts that if Clinton runs, she'll easily win the nomination.

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