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42nd president of the United States

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Bill Clinton: 42nd president of the United States
William Jefferson Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to his presidency, he served as governor of Arkansas and as attorney general of Arkansas (1977–1979). A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton was known as a New Democrat, and many of his policies reflected a centrist "Third Way" political philosophy. He is the husband of former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton. In 1998, Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives. The impeachment was based on accusations that Clinton committed perjury and obstruction of justice for the purpose of concealing his affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 22-year-old White House intern. He was acquitted by the Senate and completed his term in office. Clinton is notable as one of only two U.S. presidents to have been impeached.


Bill Clinton: ''We should go about our lives"

Former President Bill Clinton said the American public "should observe and make our own judgments" about impeachment. Clinton called the agreement on NAFTA and announcing of two articles of..
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Facts will help Democrats win Trump impeachment debate even if Senate doesn't remove him

Democrats may well win the Trump impeachment debate in the court of public opinion. Republicans never managed that when they impeached Bill Clinton.
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Videos for Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton Denies Rumors Of Her Being A Lesbian [Video]Hillary Clinton Denies Rumors Of Her Being A Lesbian

During an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, Hillary Clinton denied rumors that she’s a lesbian. She said her boyfriend before President Bill Clinton was “really handsome” and looked like..

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Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates [Video]Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates

The White House said it’s unable to work with Democrats in Congress because of impeachment proceedings. Former President Bill Clinton rejected the claim as an “excuse.” Attorney General William..

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Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton [Video]Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump would become an "absolute obsession" for people.

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Does Clinton Think God Wants Her To Be President? [Video]Does Clinton Think God Wants Her To Be President?

Dick Morris is a former adviser to President Bill Clinton. He spoke on John Catsimatidis’s radio show about Hillary Clinton entering the 2020 presidential race. Dick Morris ‘She feels entitled to..

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Elijah 'made a lot of Republican friends': Bill Clinton [Video]Elijah 'made a lot of Republican friends': Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday at the late Rep. Elijah Cummings's funeral service said Cummings should remain a voice of encouragement in this politically polarized time and he also made an..

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Hillary Clinton eulogizes Elijah Cummings [Video]Hillary Clinton eulogizes Elijah Cummings

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the late Elijah Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who "stood against..

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Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds' [Video]Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds'

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Thursday introduced a resolution to send a signal to House Democrats that their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is "out of bounds" and unfair...

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Absence of Team Trump at impeachment hearings is a damning argument in itself

President Clinton sent lawyers to argue his case in House and Senate. President Trump faces charges more grave than covering up an affair: Our view
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A Split Decision From Congress Will Leave Voters With Final Say on Trump

Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn’t removed from office.
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"Circus," "kangaroo court," "coup": 1998 Democrats and 2019 Republicans use the same terms to attack impeachment efforts

Republicans on Capitol Hill have largely stayed firm in their defense of President Trump during the public impeachment hearings. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for..
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Bill Clinton to Donald Trump on gun control inaction during impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job'

During an interview to react to the Saugus High School shooting, Clinton took a dig at Trump's inability to work with Congress on gun control legislation during the impeachment inquiry.
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How the Trump impeachment inquiry compares to Bill Clinton's

The first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry that begin Wednesday mark the fourth time in history that Congress has considered removing a president from office. The last time was 1998 when the..
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Today in History for November 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama's top judge removed amid Ten Commandments..
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Echoes of Impeachment Past

As the House opens public hearings into whether President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the battle over President Bill Clinton’s impeachment 21 years ago looms large.
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Gingrich says Trump impeachment "inconceivable": "He will not be convicted"

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich oversaw Republican efforts to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998. He ran for president in 2012 and is also the author of 36 books, including 15 New York Times..
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Before Trump visit, Alabama's Nick Saban shares presidential stories, like Bill Clinton napping on his couch

Alabama coach Nick Saban has spent time with several U.S. presidents over the years, and he shared some memories ahead of Donald Trump's visit.
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Trump Tax Return Case Confronts Supreme Court With a Momentous Choice

Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton sustained unanimous losses when they sought to withhold evidence, suggesting that President Trump may face an uphill fight.
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Bill Clinton eulogizes US Rep. Conyers at funeral

Former President Bill Clinton joined other elected officials, religious leaders, music stars and Detroit sports heroes in remembering longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers. (Nov. 4)  
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Unlike Clinton impeachment, Trump impeachment inquiry has no special prosecutor

The House passed a resolution defining the rules for the impeachment inquiry going forward on Thursday
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Bill Clinton & James Patterson, on the same page

The former President of the United States (and a fan of thrillers) and the world's bestselling writer have co-authored a new novel, "The President Is Missing," about a grave threat to our nation. Mo..
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Bill Clinton on fighting impeachment

In this web exclusive, former President Bill Clinton tells Mo Rocca that despite what he calls the voters' referendum against Republicans in the 1998 midterms, the GOP and House Speaker Newt Gingrich..
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Bill Clinton on his political opponents

In this web exclusive former President Bill Clinton talks with Mo Rocca about his relationship with those on the other side of the political aisle.
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Bill Clinton on attempts to politicize the justice system

In this web exclusive, former President Bill Clinton talks about recent criticism, inspired by the #MeToo movement, that he should have resigned from office in the 1990s following the Monica Lewinsky..
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The Plum Book

The "plum book" is a list of jobs that a president-elect and his people can appoint. Andy Rooney goes "plum picking" with Bill Clinton.
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George H.W. Bush's letter to Bill Clinton

Before leaving office, Bush left a letter in the Oval Office for the incoming president, Bill Clinton.
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The Clintons and Justice Ginsburg on Judicial Nominations, Then and Now

Things have changed, they agreed, since President Bill Clinton’s 1993 nomination of the justice was approved by a vote of 96 to 3.
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Russ Feingold: As a Democrat, I took Clinton impeachment seriously. Justice tops politics.

Impeachment is dangerous and risky for our country, but the Founders gave us the process for a reason. More than ever, lawmakers must be impartial.
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Lessons to be learned from Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings

Patrick Maney, a history professor and author of "Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President," joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the differences between the Clinton impeachment in 1998 and the current..
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Politicians have used 'lynching' as a metaphor for decades, but has time changed its impact?

The "lynching" metaphor was used during Bill Clinton's impeachment, too.
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Elijah Cummings eulogized by former presidents and Democratic leaders

A who's-who of Washington leaders turned out to pay their respects at the funeral of longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings in Baltimore. Speakers included former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill..
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Bill Clinton speaks at Elijah Cummings' funeral

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the funeral for longtime Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings. Watch his full eulogy.
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Elijah Cummings’s Funeral Will Bring Attention to Baltimore

Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are expected to speak Friday at the service for the longtime Maryland congressman.
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U.S. Representative Cummings to be eulogized by Obama, Clintons in Baltimore

The late Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic lawmaker and civil rights activist who was a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, will be eulogized on Friday by former..
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Obama, Clintons, Pelosi to speak at late congressman Cummings' funeral

Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton, are among a who's-who list of the Democratic Party slated to speak on Friday..
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Daily Trail Markers: Biden apologizes for lynching comment from 1998

During a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for comments he made in 1998 after a clip surfaced in which he refers to the impeachment of former President..
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Trump and Biden have called impeachment a 'lynching.' Here's why that's not OK

Donald Trump tweeted the impeachment inquiry against him is a lynching. Joe Biden said the same of Bill Clinton's. Here's why the metaphor is wrong.  
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After slamming Trump for 'lynching' tweet, Biden apologizes for using the term about Clinton impeachment

Biden's apology came the same day he said it was "abhorrent" that Trump used the term to refer to the impeachment inquiry being conducted against him.
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Gingrich: It's "inconceivable" Senate would convict Trump

Former House Speaker who led the Republicans' impeachment effort against President Clinton calls the current impeachment inquiry a "kangaroo trial"
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John McCain would convict Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. He said as much in 1999.

McCain said during Bill Clinton's impeachment trial that presidents must be held strictly accountable. Republican senators today should read his words.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters

African-Americans were essential to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton winning competitive primaries like Ms. Warren faces in 2020. For now, Joe Biden has far deeper support.
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What Democrats have to prove for impeachment to move forward

CBS News legal analyst Jonathan Turley testified before Congress in 1998 that President Bill Clinton could be impeached for lying under oath. He joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what must be..
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When a falling light almost hit the Clintons

Some 34 million viewers tuned in to watch Kroft's 1992 interview with the Clintons — but they didn't see the falling production light.
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Two candidates, three decades on 60 Minutes

A search turns up 30 years of stories about Trump and Clinton. Here's what we found in the archive
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Today in History for August 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: The last Jewish settlers leave the Gaza Strip; President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law; Black Panthers' co-founder Huey Newton killed; Sci-fi author Ray..
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That Google ‘Manipulated’ Millions of Votes for Clinton

After making baseless claims of voter fraud, the president has turned to a new way of explaining his loss of the popular vote in 2016.
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Jeffrey Epstein's death ruled a suicide by hanging

The New York City medical examiner said Friday that Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging. Epstein, who was accused of sexually abusing numerous girls and had high-profile connections..
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Donald Trump defends his Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton conspiracy retweet

Democratic presidential candidates and others have blasted Donald Trump for re-tweeting a no-evidence conspiracy theory.
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Clintons with what in where???: Today's Toon

Daily editorial cartoons from USA TODAY's Editorial Page
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Democrats blast Trump for tweeting conspiracy theory linking Epstein death to Bill Clinton

There is no evidence linking Bill Clinton or Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein's death
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Clinton impeachment is FX's next 'American Crime Story,' with Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp

'Impeachment: American Crime Story' tells story from POV of Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp in FX's third installment due September 2020.
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Chelsea Clinton gives birth to third child

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave birth to her third child on Monday morning, she said on Twitter.
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How Is Jeffrey Epstein Connected to Bill Clinton?

The wealthy financier’s ties to former President Bill Clinton has drawn a lot of attention in recent days.
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Ross Perot, a self-made billionaire and former presidential candidate, dies at age 89

In 1992, Ross Perot jumped into the presidential campaign as an independent candidate, challenging President George H.W. Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton.
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In Democrats' war on Donald Trump, 'stupid' economy still stubbornly good

Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign can offer lessons for Democratic 2020 hopefuls looking to challenge President Trump on the economy.
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Jeffrey Epstein, a onetime associate of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, is in legal trouble: Here's what we know

Here are answers to five questions about the case against Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested Saturday on sex-trafficking charges.
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