Stories about Bill Clinton

Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, unveils a report by the chamber and the Maine Development Foundation in November 2013.

Be proud of this Maine tax credit

By Dana Connors on June 22, 2014, at 7:21 a.m.
Fortunately for Maine, in 2011 a bipartisan group of legislators recognized the success of the federal New Markets Investment incentive and committed to replicating that success here in our state. Legislative leaders understood that encouraging more private investment in distressed communities was critical to lifting people out of poverty. They …
President Barack Obama sings before speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.

Obama isn’t the first president to serenade public

By JERRY SCHWARTZ, The Associated Press on Jan. 21, 2012, at 12:29 p.m.
Is it too much to ask our presidents to uphold the Constitution, command the armed forces, execute the nation’s laws — and provide us with a little musical interlude? The question comes to mind in the wake of Barack Obama’s appearance at the Apollo Theater, when the leader of the …

Judge Norma Holloway Johnson, who presided over Clinton investigation, dies

By Del Quentin Wilber, The Washington Post on Sept. 22, 2011, at 9:22 p.m.
Norma Holloway Johnson, a former chief judge of the federal court in Washington who presided over the grand jury investigation of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, died Sept. 18 at her brother’s home in Lake Charles, La., after a stroke. She was 79. The death was announced by the …

Bill Clinton book on economy out in November

The Associated Press on Sept. 22, 2011, at 6:32 p.m.
NEW YORK — For Bill Clinton, it is again the economy, stupid. The former president has finished writing a new book, “Back to Work,” which comes out in November. In a telephone interview Thursday with The Associated Press, he called the 200-page book a guide to the current economic slump, …

Maine businesses caught in middle of health reform

By Meg Haskell on June 29, 2011, at 7:58 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine businesses are caught between a rock and a hard place these days, trying to prepare for the complex and evolving demands of national health reform while still responding to the immediate crisis in Maine’s health insurance market. Challenges to constitutionality of the new federal law, along …

Entire political process goes by in a week at Boys State

By Christopher Cousins on June 21, 2011, at 8:36 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — While most high school juniors enjoy the beginning of summer vacation and flaunt their newfound “senior” status, there are a few hundred focused on something else entirely: politics and government. At Thomas College in Waterville, 188 male juniors aren’t just learning about government. For the 64th consecutive …
In this Monday, June 6, 2011 file photo U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., addresses a news conference in New York, N.Y.  Weiner's survival skills will be tested after the seven-term New York Democrat admitted to sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter. Weiner, the most recent politician embroiled in a sex scandal, has said he isn't resigning despite acknowledging he sent sexually charged photos and messages to women.

Rep. Weiner revealed more than photos show

on June 12, 2011, at 9:41 p.m.
Maine’s two Democratic House representatives are split in their views of what embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, the New York Democrat who has admitted to sending sexually explicit photos of himself to women, should do. Their divergent views reflect the internal conflict among Americans on what standards we use to judge …
Surrounded by Maine workers and fellow labor representatives, Pat Carleton (left), President of the United Steel Workers Maine Labor Council, addresses the media during Friday morning's press conference in Bangor. Workers announced their invitation to President Obama and Senators Snowe and Collins to Millinocket and East Millinocket before making further decisions on free trade agreements. Next to him were U.S.W. international  representative Duane Lugdon (standing) and Maine Labor Council District 3 officer Gary McGrane (kneeling).

Mill workers invite Obama to see effects of ‘free trade’

By Jamison Cocklin on April 22, 2011, at 8:52 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — When 450 workers are unemployed and uncertainty and economic hardship pervades an entire region, an American president should witness the devastation and sorrow firsthand. This is the way members of the Maine Labor Council and the United Steelworkers said they felt Friday after a shutdown of the …
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., left, gives thumbs up with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine., right, and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., as they head into a new conference about the passage of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" bill during a rare Saturday session on Capitol Hill in Washington Saturday.

Collins leads repeal as Mainers cross GOP on military gays

By Eric Russell on Dec. 19, 2010, at 9:46 p.m.
Seventeen years ago, Democratic President Bill Clinton signed the law that created “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the controversial military policy that banned openly gay men and women from serving. On Saturday, it took Republican cooperation in the U.S. Senate — including Maine’s Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe — to repeal …

DNC’s Kaine, GOP’s Giuliani scheduled to be in Maine today

The Associated Press on Oct. 30, 2010, at 1:41 p.m.
Former President Bill Clinton coming to Lewiston on Sunday PORTLAND, Maine — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and the former Republican mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, are in Maine today as Election Day looms. Giuliani will hold a rally in support of GOP candidates in Portland’s Old Port, …

Clinton to campaign for Mitchell, again

The Associated Press on Oct. 23, 2010, at 7:36 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Libby Mitchell, who’s trailing Republican Paul LePage in the polls, is getting more assistance from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton will return to Maine the Sunday before the election, on Halloween, to rally supporters at a get-out-the-vote event at the Lewiston Armory. The rally is free …
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