Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While addressing students at Georgetown University Tuesday morning, former President Bill Clinton was asked if he was ever tempted to step out of public life due to scrutiny.

Clinton said he thought about it several times as governor of Arkansas, but he joked that “We’re not big on quitting in my family. You may have noticed that.”

Clinton made no direct mention of his wife or her campaign. He referred to the dramatic impact nonprofits, foundations and non-governmental organizations can have by pointing to the positive outcomes created by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and the negative impact of ISIS, which he referred to as a “formidable non-governmental organization.”

During his remarks, the former president focused on foreign affairs, discussing his work in Haiti and how Nelson Mandela unified the government in South Africa.

Clinton stressed public policy as a vehicle for change. He said politics can be the enemy of good policy because it blurs the connection between policies and their outcomes.

He also touched on his time at Georgetown, noting that three presidents of three different countries were in his graduating class.

Following his remarks, Clinton shook hands with attendees but avoided questions from the media.

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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is stepping down in the wake of a scandal over DEA agents who allegedly participated in sex parties in Colombia with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels and hosted in government housing paid for by U.S. tax payers.

An administration official told ABC News that a formal announcement about DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart’s decision could come as early as Tuesday afternoon.

Last week, she was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill, trying to explain to an outraged congressional committee why she could not fire the DEA agents involved.

Members of the House Oversight and Governmental Affairs Committee were flabbergasted by Leonhart’s admission that the majority of the agents who participated in sex parties “are still on the job.”

Some of the agents received light punishments, including between two and 14 days of suspension without pay, but civil service protections made it difficult for the director to take more significant disciplinary action.

“It is embarrassing that you don’t fire that person,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, admonished the director.

The allegations involved conduct that occurred between 2001 and 2012, some of which were revealed in a Department of Justice Inspector General report last week.

Unlike Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, who was appointed director after the 2012 Cartagena prostitution scandal, Leonhart has been director since 2007, during the time some of the alleged conduct occurred. However, Leonhart said she did not become aware that DEA agents were having sex parties in Colombia until after the 2012 Cartegena scandal, which uncovered similar conduct by DEA agents.

The Inspector General’s report focused on how the four enforcement agencies housed in the Department of Justice, DEA, FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshals Service, handled misconduct allegations. The report found that in many cases, DEA supervisors in the field did not notify headquarters about allegations of misconduct. One regional director who failed to move cases involving sex parties further up the chain of command was merely counseled as a reprimand for his actions.

Some members raised the possibility of amending the Title V of the Civil Service Act to allow for more swift and server punishment for sexual misconduct. However, Chaffetz questioned whether the charges leveled at the agents involved with prostitutes were appropriate, suggesting that different charges could have resulted in dismissal.

Two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder took the unusual step of issuing a memorandum to all Department of Justice employees expressly prohibiting the solicitation of prostitutes on or off duty in any foreign or domestic jurisdiction.

“Department employees who violate these prohibitions will be subject to suspension or termination,” the memo states. Supervisors who fail to report such conduct are also subject to discipline.

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Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — The long wait for President Obama’s attorney general nominee to be confirmed might be over.

Loretta Lynch’s confirmation has been tied up with a Senate bill on human trafficking because the legislation has language on abortion funding that Democrats say they never approved.

Now Senate Democrats and Republicans have reportedly reached a deal to end the long standoff.

“Democrats and Republicans have come to an agreement on a path forward,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday.

If the bill has been approved, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would have to bring Lynch’s confirmation to the Senate floor.

When her confirmation does come to a vote, Lynch will likely be narrowly approved, with at least five Republicans supporting her.

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State Dept photo(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry says that the Americas are entering a new era of economic, political and social change.

“It is in fact a transformative moment for the Americas. And we are determined to deliver on the strategic and historic opportunities that together we can create,” he said Tuesday morning, speaking at the State Department during the Conference of the Americas.

Kerry said the U.S. is committed to continuing its partnerships and growing democracy in the region.

“To succeed we must do more to empower the people of our hemisphere in education, technology, open governance and innovation,” he said.

Kerry added, “To build and defend democracy is our shared mission. Now more than ever before in my lifetime, people of the Americas are truly united in that cause.”

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Photos.com/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One of President Obama’s top goals before leaving office is to create a system whereby studying at a community college would be free for two years to anyone interested in enrolling at a local school.

The idea, called “America’s College Promise,” proposes three-quarters of the funding would be covered by the federal government, and states would pay for the remaining 25 percent. Students would have to attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA or better, and remain enrolled.

Asked by Inside Higher Ed, with Gallup Education, whether such a proposal is feasible, fewer than four in ten of 213 community college presidents surveyed believe that states would go along with the plan, even after receiving federal assistance.

The college presidents also expressed concern about for-profit colleges, with 38 percent acknowledging that they’re losing students to these institutions.

Meanwhile, 77 percent of the respondents say there is a workforce skills gap in their communities. Close to nine in 10 have started programs with local businesses to address this problem.

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Gabriel Eckert/iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — A Colorado lawmaker says it’s time that children who are prescribed medical marijuana be allowed to use that marijuana at school.

The push began when a school in Jefferson County, Colorado, told a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a cannabis patch along with low-THC oil to treat muscle spasms that he could no longer have access to his medication on campus because it was marijuana.

State Representative Jonathan Singer wants medical marijuana administered the same way as drugs like Adderall and Ritalin.

“If we can do this for heavy narcotics we can certainly do it for medical marijuana,” he said.

Singer is now working on a proposal that would change the law to allow children access to prescribed medical marijuana at Colorado schools.

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Andre Nantel/Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — At least two senators – Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky – have been briefed on the Clinton Cash book, ABC News has learned.

Corker, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told ABC News he was briefed by the book’s author, Peter Schweizer, two or three weeks ago. The briefing was conducted in Corker’s Senate office and consisted of a slideshow presentation.

Corker said he was the only lawmaker in the briefing, and it was not conducted through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“Somebody sent me an e-mail and said that, you know, that he was in town and thought it would be worth my while to listen,” Corker said. “It was just me.”

Asked about the contents of the briefing, Corker only said, “I saw it, he seemed like he had done a lot of research, and but I don’t have any comment beyond that.”

Senator Rand Paul was also briefed on the book, but his aides repeatedly declined to provide any information about who conducted the briefing, what was said, where it was conducted, etc.

On Sunday, The New York Times wrote that members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were briefed on the book, leaving many wondering who exactly was briefed.

“Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which includes Mr. Paul and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, have been briefed on the book’s findings, and its contents have already made their way into several of the Republican presidential candidates’ campaigns,” the NYT wrote.

ABC News reached out to all of the senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and only Corker and Paul confirmed they were briefed. Five Republicans and five Democrats on the committee said they did not receive a briefing.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, one of Hillary Clinton’s strongest defenders in the Senate, said any briefing “was clearly partisan in nature.”

“Today’s New York Times reported that members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were briefed on the latest anti-Hillary Clinton book. As the longest serving member of the Committee, I was never briefed on the book and I know of no other Democrats on the Committee who were briefed on it,” Boxer said. “So if there was a briefing, it was clearly partisan in nature.”

“This is just another vicious, partisan and unfounded attack on Hillary Clinton,” she added.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama seemed to get a little star-struck on Monday as he honored the Ohio State University Buckeyes for winning the first-ever college football playoff national championship.

After lauding the “character and characters” of the team, the president was working the room and shaking hands when he spotted two famous Buckeyes.

“Hold on a second, Archie Griffin is here!” the president exclaimed when he noticed the former running back and football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner in the audience.

Obama urged Griffin up on stage to take a photo with him and that’s when the sports-fan-in-chief eyed Cris Carter.

“Wow, Cris Carter!” he said, calling over the Hall of Famer, who looked equally starstuck to be meeting Obama.

The three then posed for a photo, but not before a few members of the team gave Carter an assist, wiping the sweat from his brow and straightening his tie.

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TylerFairbank/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Monday declined to deny the allegations that Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment by the administration while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

“I know there’s been a lot of accusations made about this, but not a lot of evidence,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing. “The president continues to be extraordinarily proud of the work that Secretary Clinton did as the Secretary of State. But for the details of some of those accusations, I’d refer you to Secretary Clinton’s campaign.”

“I’m not going to be in a position here where every time somebody raises a spurious claim, that I’m going to be the one sit down here and say that it’s not true,” Earnest explained to ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

Earnest noted that the administration and the Clinton Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding before Clinton took the helm of the State Department in 2009, saying it went “above and beyond the ethical guidelines that the federal government previously had in place.”

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Ramin Talaie/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Will the Senate finally confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general?

It all depends on whether Republicans and Democrats are able to resolve their differences on the anti-human trafficking bill.

Over the weekend, senators hinted they have made progress in the trafficking logjam that has held up Lynch’s nomination.

It has been over five months since she was nominated to replace Attorney General Eric Holder — the longest delay for an attorney general nominee in modern history.

Last week, Jeb Bush advocated for confirming Lynch — a position that put him at odds with many Republicans in the Senate. His argument: the longer you wait to confirm Lynch, the longer Eric Holder is in office.

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