September 25th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Clinton: "I actually think we are less racist"

The unrest in Ferguson and what it says about race relations in America were part of the discussion at the "CNN Special Town Hall with President Bill Clinton" moderated by CNN's Erin Burnett and it definitely caught your attention.

Bing Pulse helped us track our viewers' reactions to the town hall. The graph breaks out responses to what was being said minute by minute by Republicans, Democrats and Independents. One of the moments that viewers all agreed on was President Clinton's response to Burnett's question: has racism gotten worse in America over the past few years?

"I actually think we're less racist, less sexist, less homophobic than we used to be," Clinton said.

Burnett breaks down the viewers' reaction.

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September 25th, 2014
04:43 PM ET

Bill Clinton: America has 'bought the NRA's theory' we would all be safer with a gun

New York (CNN) - Bill Clinton addressed a number of crime and justice issues during a sweeping talk with CNN on Wednesday, including taking on the National Rifle Association and its pro-gun policy.

The former president, in a conversation with CNN's Erin Burnett at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, lumped together the NRA, stand your ground laws, and people surrounding themselves only with those who agree with them as problems that lead to a more violent climate in the United States.

Clinton, however, rejected the idea that several high-profile cases with apparent racial undertones mean the U.S. is more racist than it was in the past.

"I think we have enhanced the risks by changing the environment, basically, because it seems we bought the NRA's theory that we would all be safer if everybody in this audience had a gun that was a concealed weapon," Clinton said. "Then if one of them felt threatened by another, they could stand up right here and stand their ground. And we could watch the whole saga unfold. That is what happens."


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September 25th, 2014
04:09 PM ET

Three hot topics in three minutes with President Bill Clinton

During a CNN Special Town Hall, former President Bill Clinton sat down with Erin Burnett to discuss Syria, race,T domestic violence and much more. We have the highlights OutFront.


Filed under: Clinton Town Hall • International • ISIS • Syria
September 24th, 2014
03:36 PM ET

CNN Special Town Hall: Bill Clinton puts himself on Obama's side on airstrikes

Watch "President Bill Clinton: A CNN Special Town Hall" moderated by CNN's Erin Burnett tonight at 9 ET and midnight. Join the conversation on  CNN's Bing Pulse website. You can respond to tonight's conversation in real-time.

New York (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton told CNN he agrees with President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against the terrorist group ISIS and arm Syrian rebels working to defeat them.

During a panel hosted by CNN's Erin Burnett at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, the former president unequivocally said, "I support what they (the Obama administration) are doing."

"I personally believe the way they have thought this through and planned it and limited our involvement, avoids ISIS achieving their objective of suckering us into their fight," Clinton said of the airstrikes. "We should give support for people who are fighting for their lives."

On arming Syrian rebels, the former president said the administration has "reached the judgment that it is... worth the gamble, I think, to try to make it work."


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