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Clinton defends Obama presidency

Bill Clinton is using the 20th anniversary of the launch of his US presidential bid to offer a vigorous defence of Barack Obama against what he says is the same anti-government stance he faced during his campaign and presidency.

Mr Clinton told a crowd of about 5,000 people gathered outside the Old State House Museum in central Little Rock, Arkansas, that Mr Obama faced a different set of challenges than he did in 1992.

But Mr Clinton said Mr Obama faced the same debate over the role of government.

Mr Clinton spoke at an event marking the anniversary of his 1991 announcement that he would run for president.

He told the crowd that he decided to run because he believed the country needed a new kind of politics and a new economics.

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