Wednesday , April 17 2024

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States, serving two terms in the oval office from 1993 until 2001. Although the Clinton presidency was marked by economic prosperity, including record low inflation and unemployment as well as an all-too-rare balanced budget, the Clinton years were also plagued by political scandal.

Despite enjoying near record high public approval ratings, scandals like Whitewater and Travelgate, as well as several well publicized extra-marital dalliances left a mark on Clinton, and in 1998 he became the second U.S. president in history to be impeached by congress, as a result of alleged improprieties with intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton however remained in office to serve out his second term as president when the Senate failed to convict him.

In 2008, Clinton's wife Hillary mounted an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination for President, which she lost to Barack Obama. She later accepted Obama's appointment to become Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Clinton continues to support causes such as AIDS research through the efforts of his Clinton Foundation. In 2009, former President Clinton once again made news by winning the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who had been imprisoned for 140 days in North Korea.

On the blogosphere, you'll find Clinton fans at sites like Huffington Post, as well as his detractors at sites like World Net Daily.

About Glen Boyd

Glen Boyd is the author of Neil Young FAQ, released in May 2012 by Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard Publishing. He is a former BC Music Editor and current contributor, whose work has also appeared in SPIN, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Rocket, The Source and other publications. You can read more of Glen's work at the official Neil Young FAQ site. Follow Glen on Twitter and on Facebook.

Check Also

Willie Nile Live at Daryls

Music Reviews: Willie Nile, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ann Savoy, Stephen Bluhm, the Stetson Family, and Misner & Smith

Reviews: Live albums from Willie Nile and New RIders of the Purple Sage, plus Ann Savoy, Stephen Bluhm, Stateon Family, and Misner & Smith.