On a brisk, sun-charged day last week, workmen on ladders were hoisting letters onto the giant sign telling visitors they’re entering the precincts of the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

The former president and the former secretary of state are scheduled to attend the May 3 event marking the completion of a $67 million renovation and formally dedicating the Little Rock National Airport’s new name.

Airport officials feel the occasion presents an opportunity to showcase Phase 1 of the airport commission’s “Vision 2020” plan: a larger, lighter and brighter lobby, a sophisticated baggage-screening system and, of course, the international cachet of the Clinton connection.

Kay Kelley Arnold, chairman of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, noted that the ticket lobby was 40 years old. “We’ve nearly tripled the number of yearly enplaned passengers since the lobby opened in 1972,” she said. “The improved lobby is modern, larger and will set an architectural standard that will be used throughout future construction.”

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The First Ladies Garden at the Clinton House Museum was established in 2010 and dedicated by President Bill Clinton in honor of Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  The Garden, throughout the year, features the favorite flowers of each and every First Lady  from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. 

Designed by Daniel Keeley of DK Designs, the Garden was influenced by several factors. First, and most prominent, was the English Tudor architecture of the House. Second, was the physical site itself, including its dimensions, physical characteristics and surrounding landscape. Next was the desire of the Clinton House Museum to have an attractive and intimate setting for visitors. Last, but not least, was the list of plants attributed to the various First Ladies. Relaxed and approachable, the First Ladies Garden is a tribute to some of the most influential women in American history.  Take a stroll through the Garden and experience all the beauty it has to offer.

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"I was saddened to learn of the death of Lady Margaret Thatcher. The United Kingdom has lost its first woman Prime Minister, an iconic stateswoman, and a fearless leader. The United States has lost one of its dearest friends and most valued allies.

Lady Thatcher understood that the special relationship which has long united our two nations is an indispensable foundation for peace and prosperity. Our strong partnership today is part of her legacy. Like so many others, I respected the conviction and self-determination she displayed throughout her remarkable life as she broke barriers, defied expectations, and led her country. Hillary, Chelsea, and I extend our condolences to her family and to the people of the United Kingdom

- Bill Clinton

London (CNN) -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87. Thatcher served from 1975 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party. She was called the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness.
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Hillary Clinton completes her own 'evolution,' officially confirming her support for gay marriage in a video for the Human Rights Campaign released Monday.  Many suspected Clinton, who took steps to make State Department policy more inclusive for gay employees and their families, would join President Barack Obama and other top Democrats who opposed gay marriage in the past in supporting it. She was limited in what political statements she could make while serving as the U.S.'s top diplomat, however. Now that she's stepped down, this is the first public statement she has made.

"Having left public office, I want to share some of what I've learned and what I've come to believe—for America to continue leading in the world, there is work we must do here at home," Clinton said. "I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law. Like so many others, my personal views have been shaped over time by people I have known and loved, by my experience representing my nation on the world stage, my devotion to law and human rights, and the guiding principles of my faith."

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March 19, 2013

President Bill Clinton will receive the 2013 Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award. The Good Neighbor Award Foundation announced Monday that Clinton will receive the honor during the foundation's annual luncheon in Kansas City on May 8, the 129th birthday of President Truman.

Karl Zobrist, President of the Foundation, says Clinton was chosen because of his record of public service. Clinton was President from 1993 to 2001. Zobrist says in a statement that since leaving the White House, Clinton's continued public service work has exemplified the spirit and principles to which Truman was dedicated.

Previous recipients of the award include President Gerald R. Ford, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and news anchor Walter Cronkite.

March 12, 2013

In just the latest event honoring her service as secretary of state, newly-minted civilian Hillary Clinton today accepted a medal from the Defense Department for distinguished public service, and spoke of the "enormous" pride she feels for her work with the Pentagon during her tenure in the Obama administration.

Clinton, who officially handed over the reins to the State Department at the beginning of the month, was profuse in her thanks and praise of outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who presented her with the medal and introduced her remarks. Clinton reflected on the historically tense relationships between leaders of the Pentagon and the State Department, and said she was "enormously proud of what we have achieved."

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular U.S. politician, surpassing fellow Democrats President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as leading Republicans, a national poll found.

Sixty-one percent of American voters approve of Clinton, a possible U.S. presidential candidate for 2016, while 34 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion, according to the survey by Quinnipiac University released on Friday.

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Hillary Clinton plans to write a memoir once she steps down as Secretary of State, she said at a global town hall Tuesday. Although her immediate plans involve “catching up on about 20 years of sleep deprivation,” Clinton said she does plan to write a book. “I don’t know what I will say in it yet,” she said. Her first memoir, “Living History," was released in 2003.

Presidents current and future?

Speculation about Hillary Rodham Clinton's political future is only going to intensify as she holds a joint interview with President Obama on CBS' 60 Minutes. The interview will be taped Friday, and broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday at 7 p.m., ET.

One possible question: Will soon-to-be-former Secretary of State Clinton seek the presidency in 2016? Don't expect a definitive answer, but it will be interesting to see how she handles it.

Another likely topic: The Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton will leave the Secretary of State's office as soon as the Senate confirms successor John Kerry, which should be next week.

The 60 Minutes people note that this is the first interview "the President has ever done with anyone other than First Lady Michelle Obama."

The Museum will be closed on Sunday, April 1, in observance of the Easter holiday.

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