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...
The path to prosperity or bankruptcy?

...government has accumulated more new debt than it did from the time that George Washington became president to the time that Bill Clinton became president. Since President Obama entered the White House, the national debt has increased by an average of more...
Friendly rivals, Biden and Clinton share spotlight

...primary opponents, and principal players on foreign policy in the Obama administration. And their alliance dates back to Bill Clinton's presidency, when Biden used his perch on the Senate Judiciary Committee to help pass legislation targeting crime...
Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...question Republicans lost the last showdown. After all, they ended up settling for a deal very close to the one President Bill Clinton was offering before parts of the government closed for a week in late 1995 and three weeks in early 1996. Less clear...
5 things to know about Tuesday's election

...percent voter turnout in the general election. The top of the ticket that year was President George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. A full two-thirds of voters turned out in Alaska general elections in 2004 and 2008.SHALL WE MEET?: Every 10...
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...


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