WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the next month, two of President Barack Obama's closest first-term advisers will spill insider details on the administration's handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White House's cautious response to the Syrian civil war and the genesis of clandestine talks with Iran.
Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern whose 1990s affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency, broke a long silence on Tuesday, saying she regretted what happened. Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, Lewinsky, 40, said it was time to stop "tiptoeing around my past -- and other people's futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story." Her affair with Clinton was one between consenting adults and the public humiliation she suffered altered the direction of her life, she wrote. Lewinsky added, "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton.