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Profile of Bill Clinton
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Mr. Clinton also experienced his share of controversy, including his affair involving Monica Lewinsky,
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Hey I'm Christian and today with About.com we're profiling the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton.  Born and raised in Arkansas, William Jefferson Clinton served as the Democratic Governor of Arkansas for almost 12 years before being elected as the 42nd President of the United States. He served two terms as president from 1993 to 2001.Among his presidential accomplishments, he signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, implemented 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for the U.S. military and passed welfare reform.But maybe most notably, Mr. Clinton is recognized for the remarkable turnaround of the budget deficit. When Mr. Clinton took office in 1993 he inherited a budget deficit of almost 300 billion dollars. Four years later, in 1998 the Congressional Budget Office reported a budgetary surpluses of $69 billion and by the end of his presidency in 2000, the CBO reported a surplus of $236 billion.  Mr. Clinton also experienced his share of controversy, including his affair involving Monica Lewinsky which led to impeachment proceedings. In 1998 the House passed perjury and obstruction of justice charges against the President. The Senate later acquitted Mr. Clinton of those charges after failing to achieve the two-thirds majority vote needed to remove him from office.Mr. Clinton left office in 2001 with one of the highest approval ratings in U.S. history, with 68% of the American electorate saying they approved of his presidency. Since leaving office, Mr. Clinton has been involved in a number of philanthropic efforts, mainly focusing on AIDS and global warming. Mr. Clinton is husband to U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton. Both received law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met.
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