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May 8th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Analysis: Can the Clintons 'bury the blue dress'?

(CNN) – Because the rest of the media and political world is now engaged in "I love the 90s," let's refresh our memories.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton indignantly stepped to the microphone, pointed at millions of Americans watching at home, and denied having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

"I did not have sexual relations with that women," and Clinton said.

But what a difference eight months, and a grand jury investigation can make.

"Indeed I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate," Clinton later said.

Now, Monica Lewinsky is trying to bury that infamous blue dress in a Vanity Fair magazine essay detailing how the Oval Office dalliance splashed across the world's front pages, still colors her life 16 years later.

The 40-year-old former presidential flame is stirring up the political world once more, and has some thinking it could hurt Hillary Clinton's 2016 ambitions.

The New York Times' Amy Chozick and Buzzfeed's Ben Smith join our political panel to discuss.

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