Hillary Clinton was asked if Bill Clinton 'abused' Monica Lewinsky. Her response has ignited an important debate.

The way we look at Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky has changed a lot in 20 years. But Hillary Clinton still refuses to call it an abuse of power.

During the 2016 Election, Donald Trump tried to make an issue out of former President Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs. But it’s not just Republicans who were suddenly trying to reignite the debate over Clinton’s morality nearly two decades after he left office.

In July 2018, Hillary Clinton’s successor in the Senate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that Bill Clinton should have resigned from the White House after the Lewinsky affair.


And earlier this year, Lewinsky herself wrote an article for Vanity Fair in which she said she now considers Clinton’s sexual pursuit of her an “abuse of power.”

But one person who disagrees with that assessment is Hillary Clinton herself. And not everyone is happy with her recent comments on the subject.

In a new interview, Hillary dismissed Lewinsky’s claim. Did she go too far? Or, is it the media who is going too far by continuing to ask her to share her opinion on the actions of her husband as president, rather than asking him those questions directly?

In her interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” Clinton was asked if her husband should have resigned and responded:

Clinton: “Absolutely not.”

Reporter: “It wasn’t an abuse of power?”

Clinton: “No. No.”

The reporter then begins saying that some people argue there’s no way someone with as much power as a president could have a consensual relationship with an intern, before Clinton cuts him off to say: “Who was an adult.”

Clinton then tries to pivot the conversation into her own question about why people aren’t investigating the allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump.

It was a tense and awkward moment. And former Obama adviser David Axelrod may have put it best:

Hillary doesn’t have to attack Bill. But she shouldn't be required to defend or speak for him either.

Her defense of Bill Clinton’s actions stirred up a passionate controversy online with fair points being all around:

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Inside the walls of her kitchen at her childhood home in Guatemala, Evelyn Klohr, the founder of a Washington, D.C.-area bakery called Kakeshionista, was taught a lesson that remains central to her business operations today.

"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

While driven to launch her own baking business, pursuing a dream in the culinary arts was economically challenging for Klohr. In the United States, culinary schools can open doors to future careers, but the cost of entry can be upwards of $36,000 a year.

Through a friend, Klohr learned about La Cocina VA, a nonprofit dedicated to providing job training and entrepreneurship development services at a training facility in the Washington, D.C-area.

La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

That program gave Klohr the ability to fully immerse herself in the baking industry within a professional kitchen facility and receive training in an array of subjects including culinary skills, food safety, career development and English language classes.

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Photographer Katie Joy Crawford had been battling anxiety for 10 years when she decided to face it straight on by turning the camera lens on herself.

In 2015, Upworthy shared Crawford's self-portraits and our readers responded with tons of empathy. One person said, "What a wonderful way to express what words cannot." Another reader added, "I think she hit the nail right on the head. It's like a constant battle with yourself. I often feel my emotions battling each other."

So we wanted to go back and talk to the photographer directly about this soul-baring project.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."