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  It’s a classic story of the American Dream. George Mitchell grew up in a working class family in Maine, experiencing firsthand the demoralizing effects of unemployment when his father was laid off from a lifelong job. But education was always a household priority, and Mitchell embraced every opportunity that came his way, eventually becoming the ranking Democrat in the Senate during the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Mitchell looks back at his adventures in law and politics in his memoir, The Negotiator.

3/3/15 Panel

Mar 3, 2015

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include: President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu on Iran; Hillary Clinton's personal email use; Ebola nurse sues hospital; Warren Buffett warns banks; and Lewinsky reference in Bill Clinton’s official portrait.

Democrats need a big voter turnout on Election Day in Massachusetts if they hope to hold on to the governor’s office when Deval Patrick’s second term is up in January. That point was driven home to hundreds of party activists at a rally in Worcester Thursday headlined by one of the party’s most popular national figures.

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

Jan 2, 2014

New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has taken the oath of office at a City Hall ceremony.

He was formally sworn in Wednesday by former President Bill Clinton as the city's 109th mayor.

De Blasio is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He officially took over as mayor after a ceremony in his Brooklyn home minutes after midnight.

Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC.

Jan 1, 2014

Bill de Blasio has been sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City.

He is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He took the oath of office in a small ceremony in his Brooklyn home Wednesday, minutes after midnight.

The 52-year-old de Blasio was joined by his wife and their two teenage children. The oath was delivered by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Photo by University photographer Mark Schmidt

Former President Bill Clinton will host a fundraiser Monday evening for a county executive candidate in a New York county.

Former President Clinton Addresses Omega Institute

Oct 7, 2013
Photo by University photographer Mark Schmidt

RHINEBECK – Former President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the Omega Institute’s conference this weekend that addressed sustainable living in a global society.

The former president told the Rhinebeck conference that no matter whether a country is economically and financial advanced or depressed, they can all learn from one another.

Courtesy of Omega

The Clintons are delivering speeches in New York this evening, though in separate places. Former President Bill Clinton will be in Dutchess County.

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living at Rhinebeck-based Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is hosting a conference this weekend entitled “Where We Go From Here: Opportunities & Solutions for an Interdependent World.”  Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address Friday evening to kick off a weekend-long discussion about a holistic approach to sustainability. It is the first time he is speaking at Omega.

Bill Clinton To Speak At Westchester Community College

May 17, 2013
Photo by University photographer Mark Schmidt

Former President Bill Clinton will speak in his home county of Westchester Saturday, to raise money for student scholarships.

While Clinton is at Westchester Community College in Valhalla Saturday afternoon, he will receive a State University of New York Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. And as Executive Director of the college’s foundation Eve Larner explains, the event is more than solely a fundraiser for student scholarships.

Clinton last spoke at the college in 2005.

On this day when Americans select their next president, WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Time Magazine editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy, co-author of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, about the relationships between the country's past chief executives.