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Timeline: President Bill Clinton Through the Years: His Life, Presidency and Post-Presidency – ABC News

Monday, October 16, 2017

12:45 AM

Bill Clinton dubbed himself "the comeback kid," and he proved it over and over by overcoming a difficult childhood, political setbacks and heart bypass surgery.

He remained popular personally even though his career was tainted by scandal.

Before being taken to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital with chest discomfort, he had been working overtime as the U.N. special envoy to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there on Jan. 12, 2010.

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Following are some of the key dates in Clinton’s life:

Early Life

Aug. 19, 1946 — Clinton is born William Jefferson Blythe IV in Hope, Ark., after his father dies in a traffic accident. He later takes the last name of his stepfather, Roger Clinton.

July 24, 1963 — As a high school student and delegate to the American Legion Boys Nation, Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden and is photographed shaking Kennedy’s hand.

1968 — Wins a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University in England.

1968 — Earns bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

1973 — Earns a law degree from Yale University. Takes teaching job at University of Arkansas Law School.

Enters Politics

1974 — Clinton loses an Arkansas congressional race to incumbent Republican Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt.

Oct. 11, 1975 — Marries Hillary Rodham in Fayetteville, Ark.

1976 — Elected attorney general of Arkansas.

Nov. 7, 1978 — Elected governor of Arkansas, defeating Republican Lynn Lowe.

Feb. 27, 1980 — Hillary Rodham Clinton gives birth to the couple’s only child, Chelsea.

Nov. 4, 1980 — Loses re-election bid as Arkansas governor. Takes job at private law firm.

Nov. 2, 1982 — Re-elected governor of Arkansas, defeating Republican Gov. Frank D. White in rematch of 1980 race.

Presidential Ambitions

Oct. 3, 1991 — Amid his fifth term as governor of Arkansas, Clinton declares he’s running for president.

Feb. 18, 1992 — After damage from scandals including accusations of draft dodging during the Vietnam War and claims of an extramarital affair, Clinton finishes second in the New Hampshire Democratic primary and declares, "New Hampshire tonight has made Bill Clinton the comeback kid."

June 2, 1992 — Wraps up the Democratic nomination for president.

July 16, 1992 — Clinton officially becomes the party’s candidate for president at the Democratic National Convention in New York. Sen. Al Gore, D-Tenn., is his running mate.

Nov. 3, 1992 — Garners 43 percent of the popular vote and 370 electoral votes to defeat President George H.W. Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot. Democrats maintain their majority in both houses of Congress.

President Clinton

Jan. 20, 1993 — Clinton is sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States.

Jan. 22, 1993 — Signs orders overturning Reagan- and Bush-era restrictions on abortions.

Feb. 5, 1993 — Signs his first law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows workers at large companies to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to attend to family concerns.

April 19, 1993 — Attorney General Janet Reno authorizes a federal raid to end a standoff at the compound of a Waco, Texas, cult, resulting in a fire and dozens of deaths.

July 19, 1993 — After disputes over whether to allow homosexuals to serve in the military, Clinton proposes a "don’t ask, don’t tell" compromise with military leaders. The policy allows homosexuals to serve in the military if they do not reveal their homosexuality and refrain from homosexual conduct.

July 20, 1993 — White House attorney Vince Foster is found dead.

Aug. 10, 1993 — Clinton signs first federal budget — which calls for reducing spending and increasing taxes to reduce the deficit — after it narrowly gained Congressional approval.

Aug. 10, 1993 — Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in to replace Justice Byron White, becoming the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sept. 13, 1993 — Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization sign peace accord at the White House outlining limited Palestinian self-rule in Israeli-occupied territories.

Sept. 21, 1993 — Signs legislation establishing the AmeriCorps program, which allows people to volunteer for national service and earn money for college.

Oct. 3, 1993 — Eighteen U.S. soldiers, part of a peacekeeping and humanitarian force sent to Somalia by President Bush, are killed after coming under fire.

Nov. 30, 1993 — Clinton signs the Brady Bill, imposing a waiting period and background checks for purchasing handguns.

Dec 8, 1993 — Signs the North American Free Trade Agreement, which reduces tariffs and other trade barriers between North American nations.

Under Investigation

Jan. 20, 1994 — Reno names Robert Fiske as independent counsel to investigate questions surrounding the Clintons’ real-estate investment in the Whitewater Development Corporation.

March 1994 — Withdraws U.S. troops from Somalia.

May 6, 1994 — Paula Jones files a civil lawsuit, later dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge, alleging Clinton made sexual advances toward her in 1991, while he was governor of Arkansas.

July 25, 1994 — At the White House, leaders of Israel and Jordan sign an agreement ending a longstanding state of war between the two nations.

July 29, 1994 — Orders 200 U.S. troops to civil war-torn Rwanda to support humanitarian relief efforts.

Aug. 3, 1994 — Stephen Breyer sworn in to replace Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sept. 13, 1994 — Signs bill banning assault weapons, and funding police hiring and state anti-crime efforts.

Sept. 26, 1994 — Clinton’s universal health care initiative, which was led by Hillary Rodham Clinton, fails in Congress.

Oct. 10, 1994 — Facing a threat from U.S. military forces, Haitian military leader Raoul Cedras yields power to democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Oct. 21, 1994 — North Korea agrees to shut down nuclear plants that could produce bomb material in exchange for U.S. help in setting up alternate power supplies.

October 1994 — Withdraws troops from Rwanda.

Nov. 8, 1994 — Republicans gain majorities in both houses of Congress in mid-term elections.

Dec. 8, 1994 — Signs global trade agreement that creates the World Trade Organization.

Road to Re-Election

April 19, 1995 — Bombing at federal building in Oklahoma City kills 168.

Aug. 5, 1995 — United States and Vietnam establish diplomatic relations.

Nov. 21, 1995 — Administration holds peace talks between warring parties in Bosnia, yielding the Dayton peace accord.

Dec. 16, 1995 — The federal government shuts down amid spending and budget disputes between the White House and Congress.

Feb. 8, 1996 — Clinton signs telecommunications deregulation bill.

April 26, 1996 — Following second government shutdown, Clinton and Congress finally agree on a compromise federal budget.

Aug. 6, 1996 — Signs amendments strengthening the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Aug. 22, 1996 — Signs welfare reform bill over the objections of some Democrats. The bill limits lifetime welfare benefits to five years and gives more control to states.

Aug. 28, 1996 — Officially named the presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Sept. 3, 1996 — United States launches missiles at Iraq in retaliation for the country’s moves against its Kurdish minority.

Nov. 5, 1996 — Re-elected president with 49 percent of the popular vote and 379 electoral votes, defeating Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot.

Re-Elected, Then Rebuked

Jan. 20, 1997 — Clinton sworn in to second term.

Aug. 5, 1997 — After compromise with Republicans, signs tax-relief plan reducing estate and capital gains taxes, increasing cigarette taxes, establishing tax credits for children and college tuition, and creating Roth IRAs.

Jan. 16, 1998 — Kenneth Starr, who replaced Fiske as independent counsel in August 1994, receives permission from Reno to expand his investigation to include a probe of Clinton’s alleged sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Jan. 17, 1998 — Denies sexual relationship with Lewinsky in deposition for Jones lawsuit.

Jan. 26, 1998 — Publicly repeats denials of Lewinsky allegations, saying, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

April 1, 1998 — U.S. District Court judge dismisses Jones’ lawsuit. She later drops an appeal of the dismissal, agreeing to a financial settlement.

Aug. 7, 1998 — Terrorists bomb U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.

Aug. 17, 1998 — Testifies via closed-circuit television from the White House before the federal Whitewater grand jury, becoming the first president to testify before a grand jury in his own defense.

Aug. 20, 1998 — Orders retaliatory missile attacks in response to the embassy bombings. The attacks in Afghanistan and Sudan are said to target Osama bin Laden’s terror network, which is suspected of launching the embassy attacks.

Sept. 9, 1998 — Starr delivers to Congress an explicit report detailing the findings of his years-long investigation into Clinton’s alleged wrongdoing.

Oct. 23, 1998 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reach agreement at Clinton-organized talks in Maryland that Israel will transfer more West Bank territory into Palestinian control in exchange for Palestinian efforts to curb terrorism. However, violence later increases and Israel refuses to transfer the territory.

Oct. 28, 1998 — Announces a $70 billion budget surplus — the first federal surplus since 1969.

Dec. 16, 1998 — Clinton becomes the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

Economic Success, Outside Controversies

Feb. 12, 1999 — The Senate finds Clinton not guilty on the House’s impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

March 24, 1999 — NATO forces, including those from the United States, start bombing Serb military targets in Kosovo.

June 10, 1999 — Negotiators reach international peace plan for Kosovo. NATO suspends bombing campaign.

Oct. 13, 1999 — U.S. Senate refuses to ratify the Clinton-signed Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which would have forbid nuclear weapons testing.

Sept. 2, 1999 — The Clintons purchase a home in Chappaqua, N.Y., north of New York City.

Feb. 4, 2000 — Announces the U.S. economy has set a record for its longest uninterrupted economic expansion.

April 22, 2000 — Federal agents seize Elian Gonzalez, a 6-year-old Cuban refugee boy, in a raid on the Miami home of his relatives. Officials eventually return Gonzalez to his father’s custody in Cuba, angering many U.S.-based Cubans.

July 13, 2000 — United States and Vietnam normalize trade relations.

Oct. 10, 2000 — Clinton signs bill to grant permanent normal trade relations with China.

Oct. 12, 2000 — Terrorists attack the USS Cole in a Yemeni port, blowing a hole in the side of the ship and killing 17 sailors.

Nov. 7, 2000 — Hillary Clinton is elected to represent New York state in the U.S. Senate. Turmoil involving the vote in Florida leaves presidential race between Gore and Republican Texas Gov. George W. Bush unresolved, though Bush eventually emerges as the winner.

Nov. 17, 2000 — Clinton arrives for the first official state visit to Vietnam by a U.S. president.

Jan. 20, 2001 — On his last day in office, Clinton grants pardons to dozens of people, including Marc Rich, a commodities trader living in Switzerland to avoid prosecution on numerous charges.

Elder Statesman

April 2001 — After controversy over the public expense of proposed office space in downtown New York City, Clinton instead opts for less-expensive office space in the Harlem neighborhood.

June 9, 2003 — Hillary Clinton’s memoirs, "Living History," are published.

June 22, 2004 — Clinton’s memoirs, "My Life," are published.

Sept. 6, 2004 — Undergoes heart bypass surgery in New York City.

Fall 2004 — Clinton stumps for unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Nov. 18, 2004 — Dedication and opening of William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock, Ark.

December 2004 — Teams with former President George H.W. Bush to lead the U.S. response to the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

May 3, 2005 — Joins forces with a fellow former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, a Republican, and the American Heart Association to launch a campaign against childhood obesity.

Dec. 27, 2005 — Clinton and President George H.W. Bush are named ABC News’ people of the year for their relief efforts on behalf of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

February 2006 — Tours India as part of his efforts to fight world AIDS.

Jan. 26, 2008 — Sparks controversy by explaining Barack Obama’s success in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary against his wife, Hillary Clinton, by citing an earlier African-American candidate’s record there: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here."

July-August 2008 — Tours African nations with daughter Chelsea Clinton to observe humanitarian work by the Clinton Foundation.

May 19, 2009 — Appointed the United Nations special envoy to Haiti.

Aug. 4, 2009 — Returns from a surprise trip to North Korea after securing the release of jailed U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

Jan. 12, 2010 — Major earthquake strikes Haiti, to which Clinton is the U.N. special envoy.

Jan. 16, 2010 — President Obama officially enlists former presidents Clinton and George W. Bush to lead an ongoing American effort to help Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake four days before. Clinton soon visits Haiti for a firsthand look at the destruction.

Feb. 5, 2010 — Pays a second visit to Haiti after being asked by the U.N. secretary-general to coordinate all international earthquake assistance to the beleaguered island nation.

Feb. 11, 2010 — Has two stents placed in his coronary artery at the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Which is the name of a dance club famous for its large number of celebrity patrons in the 1970s?

Which is the name of a dance club famous for its large number of celebrity patrons in the 1970s?

  • Studio 44
  • Studio 99
  • Studio 54
  • Studio 21

Answer: Studio 54 is a former nightclub located on 54th Street in New York City. In the late 1970s, at the peak of disco dancing, Studio 54 became a world-famous nightclub. Founded and created by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, the dance club became famous for its celebrity guest lists, subjective entry policies (based on one’s appearance and style), and open club drug use. It would only be open in its original form for 33 months, but it became known as the hottest and most exclusive clubs in town, making a whopping $7 million in its first year alone.

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ISIS leader seemingly breaks 11-month silence in audio recording – CNNPolitics

ISIS leader seemingly breaks 11-month silence in audio recording – CNNPolitics

Friday, September 29, 2017

2:54 AM

By Tim Lister, Jim Sciutto, Ghazi Balkiz and Michael Callahan, CNN

Updated 1952 GMT (0352 HKT) September 28, 2017

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(CNN)The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to have broken his 11-month silence with a long audio message in which he mocks the United States, calls on jihadis to rally against the Syrian regime and insists that ISIS ‘remains’ despite its rapid loss of territory.

A spokesman with the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence told CNN: "We are aware of the audio tape purported to be of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and are taking steps to examine it. While we have no reason to doubt its authenticity, we do not have verification at this point."

The speech seems to have been recorded relatively recently, as it references North Korean nuclear threats against Japan and the United States, as well as Syrian peace talks — in which Russia, Turkey and Iran are trying to extend ceasefires across Syria.

The release appears to lay to rest claims by the Russian military that they had almost certainly killed Baghdadi in an airstrike near Raqqa on May 28. US officials say ISIS has largely been forced out of Raqqa as well as Mosul, and Baghdadi may be somewhere in the middle Euphrates River Valley.

That is an area that straddles Syria’s border with Iraq, to which much of the group’s leadership is thought to have relocated earlier this year.

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A spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting ISIS said they were not aware of the audio recording. "This is the first I’ve heard about it," US Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon by teleconference from Baghdad.

Dillon later added "without verifiable evidence of his death we have continued to assume he’s alive." Dillon said he was "sure our people" are looking at the recording, and if there is any information in the recording as to his location "we may have folks moving in right now."

ISIS’ retreat accelerates, but reports of its demise are exaggerated

In his 46-minute message, Baghdadi urged fighters ("the mujahideen") to persevere, and to show that the bloodshed in Mosul, Raqqa and elsewhere was not in vain "by clashing the shining swords and shedding filthy blood."

He appealed for jihadi attacks worldwide, claiming that "America, Europe and Russia are living in a state of terror," according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadi groups. Baghdadi also rallied Sunni Muslims against the Shia, saying that they would never accept "half-solutions" — especially after all the destruction and the gains they’ve made. This appears to be a reference to Iran’s growing reach across the region.

Scholar Hassan Hassan, who has written a book about the rise of ISIS, said in a tweet that a key theme of Baghdadi’s speech was that he sees ISIS’s fight as a "ceaseless war of attrition to deplete enemies." In that regard, Baghdadi claims the US decision not to send ground troops to Syria as vindication of ISIS’s strategy. (In fact, the United States has several hundred combat troops in Syria.)

Baghdadi says the US suffers from fatigue and Russia has taken control of the Syria situation. Baghdadi also echoes the message of another ISIS leader, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, who declared that holding territory mattered less than the will to fight. Adnani was killed in 2016.

In his speech, Baghdadi says that the prophet had not told his companions when or how Islam would be victorious, "so that they don’t make victory or defeat dependent upon losing territory or some of the believers being killed."

Both US and Russian air power, as well as a variety of ground forces, are active in the area, but ISIS still holds some towns on the Euphrates.

CNN’s Zachary Cohen contributed to this report

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Trump waives U.S. shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico: spokeswoman

Trump waives U.S. shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico: spokeswoman

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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FILE PHOTO: People line up to buy gasoline at a gas station after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in San Juan

FILE PHOTO: People line up to buy gasoline at a gas station after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 22, 2017. Picture taken September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump waived shipping restrictions on Thursday to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, the White House said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that Trump, at the request of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, "has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately."

The Jones Act limits shipping between coasts to U.S.-flagged vessels.

(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

· "Here was a wide land sown with prosperity, a land of wood, water, towns and plantations, and in the midst of it the Black man was turned loose to work out his own salvation. What has he made of the chances that were given to him?"

Hugh Hefner purchased the crypt next to which celebrity at LA’s Westwood Village cemetery?

Hugh Hefner purchased the crypt next to which celebrity at LA’s Westwood Village cemetery?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

5:33 PM

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  • John Lennon
  • Elvis Presley
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Marilyn Monroe

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Answer: Hugh Hefner will reportedly be buried next to Marilyn Monroe at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles after he died of natural causes on Wednesday at the age of 91. Hefner famously bought the crypt next to Monroe’s for a reported $75,000 in 1992 – nearly four decades after he featured the Hollywood icon on the cover of Playboy’s first-ever issue in 1953. The issue, which sold 50,000 copies, catapulted the magazine to success. Other Hollywood celebrities buried at the famous cemetery include Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, and Truman Capote.

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In the 2011/2012 Official Rules of the NBA you will learn the definition of what term on page 21?

In the 2011/2012 Official Rules of the NBA you will learn the definition of what term on page 21?

In the 2011/2012 Official Rules of the

you will learn the definition of what term on page 21?

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Legitimate L _ _ _ _ G _ _ _

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJ2lWNubArHWmf3FIHbfcQ

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In 2012, it was announced that the Facebook version of a popular App with pigs would be available on a February holiday, and launched in what country?

In 2012, it was announced that the Facebook version of a popular App with pigs would be available on a February holiday, and launched in what country?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

5:18 PM

Pop Culture

In 2012, it was announced that the Facebook version of a popular App with pigs would be available on a February holiday, and launched in what country?

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Angry I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Indonesia.

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A 2004 Harris Poll reported that the majority of Americans prefer Olympic training be paid through what means?

A 2004 Harris Poll reported that the majority of Americans prefer Olympic training be paid through what means?

Sports

Give me a hint Business

Show first letters P _ _ _ _ _ _ F _ _ _ _ _ _

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Who is the Texas Governor tasked with rebuilding his state after Hurricane Harvey?

Who is the Texas Governor tasked with rebuilding his state after Hurricane Harvey?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

4:38 PM

  • Greg Abbott
  • Rick Perry
  • Phil Bryant
  • Ted Cruz

· Greg Abbott 53.5%

Texas Governor Greg Abbot stated that the damage from Hurricane Harvey could rise to $180 billion or higher. He characterized the repair estimates as surpassing those of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Coast in 2005, or Hurricane Sandy, which left New York City and New Jersey severely damaged in its wake. Katrina set the record at more than $110 billion in recovery costs to U.S. taxpayers. Source: Fortune.com

· Rick Perry 23.0%

· Phil Bryant 13.7%

· Ted Cruz 9.77%

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“You probably think this song is about you” is a famously lyric from which hit song?

“You probably think this song is about you” is a famously lyric from which hit song?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

12:58 AM

"You Light Up My Life"

"You’re So Vain"

"Every Breath You Take"

"Another One Bites the Dust"

Answer: "You’re So Vain" is a song written and performed by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. The song is a critical profile of a self-absorbed lover about whom Simon asserts "You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you." The title subject’s identity has long been a matter of speculation, with Simon stating that the song refers to three men, only one of whom she has named publicly, actor Warren Beatty. Over the years Simon has divulged "letter clues" and has claimed that the subject’s name contains the letters A, E, and R.

"You’re So Vain"

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