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Darrell Hammond will be new announcer for 'Saturday Night Live'

Darrell Hammond will be new announcer for 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Darrell Hammond is to return as the sketch comedy show's new announcer, NBC announced Thursday.
Karen Butler
Bill Clinton urges Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom

Bill Clinton urges Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Bill Clinton has publicly come out in favor of Scotland remaining part of the UK, calling on Scots to set an example for global unity.
Matt Bradwell
Poll: New Hampshire Senate race tied

Poll: New Hampshire Senate race tied

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 15 (UPI) --New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, are tied at 48 percent, a new poll finds.
Frances Burns
AmeriCorps 20th year noted in White House ceremony

AmeriCorps 20th year noted in White House ceremony

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) --President Barack Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in Washington Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of the federal service organization AmeriCorps.
Ed Adamczyk
Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental activism to be honored by Bill and Hillary Clinton

Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental activism to be honored by Bill and Hillary Clinton

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Leonard DiCaprio will be among the honorees of this year's Clinton Global Initiative gala and internationalized awards ceremony on September 21.
Veronica Linares
Presidents George W. Bush, Clinton kick off new scholars program

Presidents George W. Bush, Clinton kick off new scholars program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush kicked off the Presidential Leadership Scholars program Monday with a friendly chat at the Newseum in Washington.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2014 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International
16 years after saying he should resign, Charlie Crist, Bill Clinton join forces

16 years after saying he should resign, Charlie Crist, Bill Clinton join forces

MIAMI, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Former President Bill Clinton to stump in Miami for Charlie Crist, who 16 years ago said he should resign.
Heather Records
George W. Bush does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

George W. Bush does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Former President George W. Bush was dunked for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and passed the duty on to his predecessor President Bill Clinton.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International
Frank Underwood wished Bill Clinton a happy birthday

Frank Underwood wished Bill Clinton a happy birthday

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Former President Bill Clinton received a birthday greeting from fictional President Frank Underwood in a "House of Cards"-inspired video released Friday.
Aileen Graef
Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Lefties are celebrating for the 22nd annual International Left-handers Day on Aug. 13, an event meant to celebrate their unique way of handling life.
Aileen Graef
Nixon's resignation, forty years later

Nixon's resignation, forty years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Forty years ago today in Washington came the unprecedented resignation of a U.S. president.
Ed Adamczyk
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden

Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --According to a recently unearthed interview recorded hours before 9/11, former President Bill Clinton claimed he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden.
Matt Bradwell
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Former President Bill Clinton (L) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) stand with their daughter Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky after their wedding ceremony at Astor Court in Rhinebeck, New York on July 31, 2010. (One Time Editorial Use Only) UPI/Barbara Kinney/HO
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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Some of his policies, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and welfare reform, have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance, while on other issues his stance was left-of-center.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became both a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University where he was Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has served as the United States Secretary of State since 2009 and was the Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons received law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating. As Governor of Arkansas, Clinton overhauled the state's education system, and served as Chair of the National Governors Association.

Clinton unseated incumbent President George H. W. Bush in 1992 despite Bush's previously high approval ratings. As President, Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history. The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency. He implemented Don't ask, don't tell, a controversial intermediate step to full gay military integration. After a failed health care reform attempt, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives in 1994, for the first time in forty years. Two years later, the re-elected Clinton became the first member of the Democratic Party since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second full term as president. He successfully passed SCHIP, providing health coverage for millions of children. Later, he was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern, but was acquitted by the U.S. Senate and served his complete term of office.

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