Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...Lawrence E. Walsh was appointed independent counsel to investigate the Iran-Contra affair.In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was subsequently acquitted...
Appeals court: Gay marriage legal in Idaho, Nevada

...lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage.All three judges on the panel were appointed by Democratic presidents. President Bill Clinton appointed Judges Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould. President Jimmy Carter appointed Reinhardt.The court also has jurisdiction...
Author, poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

...told The Charlotte Observer years ago. "She had a way of bringing an audience very much to within her grasp."After Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, he asked her to read a poem at his inauguration, the first poem at an inauguration...
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

...age, George Clooney was still on "ER;" my first time voting, that infamous blue dress stain was just a gleam in Bill Clinton's eye.Speaking of which, I've been eligible to run for President of the United States for nearly three years...
Rwandan leader accused in South Africa killing of ex-spy chief

...electricity and road systems and some of the highest rates of literacy and good health in Africa. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited the country with his daughter, Chelsea, in August, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a frequent...
Snowboarding declining in stats, coolness

DURANGO, Colo. - Snowboarding could be going the way of Bill Clinton, the rock band Pearl Jam and Yahoo Mail - still around, but not quite as relevant as in the 1990s.Snowboarding's popularity...
Latino group calls for Young's resignation

...and his independent streak.As resources committee chairman in the late 1990s, he took on environmentalists and the Bill Clinton administration in pushing for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and logging in Alaska national forests...
Empire Editorial: Just say 'no' to Sarah

...Palin is not in the same league as distinguished governors who have risen to the presidency. She is not Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, or Jimmy Carter. They all served full gubernatorial terms, for one thing. Reagan, a movie star with a BA in economics...
Opinion | Sarah Palin
State appeals Interior denial of ANWR plan

...approving exploration in the 1002 area several times and even passed a bill once only to have it vetoed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1995.The Interior Department did allow a seismic exploration program to be done in the 1980s that was sponsored...
State seeks to advance plan for ANWR exploration

...recommended development. Congress in 1995 passed legislation that would have allowed for drilling but then-President Bill Clinton vetoed that. Efforts since then to open the refuge for development have gone nowhere.Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska...


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