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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
Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --A House panel got deep into the constitutional weeds Wednesday on the merits of Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama.
Gabrielle Levy
Dick Cheney calls Obama 'the worst president of my lifetime'

Dick Cheney calls Obama 'the worst president of my lifetime'

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Dick Cheney is again taking to the media to blast the Obama administration, calling President Obama the worst U.S. president in his lifetime.
Matt Bradwell
Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --About one-third of U.S. adults and 68 percent of Republicans agree with Sarah Palin that President Obama deserves impeachment, a new poll found.
Frances Burns
Canada's prostitution law overhaul leaves out definitions of sexual services

Canada's prostitution law overhaul leaves out definitions of sexual services

OTTAWA , July 11 (UPI) --Critics say Canada's attempt to improve its anti-prostitution laws doesn't define sexual services and leaves too much unclear.
Ed Adamczyk
Chelsea Clinton follows parents into paid speaking circuit, earns $75K per appearance

Chelsea Clinton follows parents into paid speaking circuit, earns $75K per appearance

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Chelsea Clinton has followed her parents into the public speaking business, commanding up to $75K an appearance, which she donates to the Clinton Foundation.
JC Sevcik
Poll: More than half of U.S. public would like to hear less from Sarah Palin

Poll: More than half of U.S. public would like to hear less from Sarah Palin

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) --Sarah Palin has what could be called the highest shut up number among six U.S. public figures, a poll released Wednesday said.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By United Press International
Poll: No leader among potential Republican presidential candidates

Poll: No leader among potential Republican presidential candidates

HAMDEN, Conn., July 8 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton is the clear choice among Democrats for their 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, while Republican voters are split, a poll released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
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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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