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October 31, 1997
Bob Dole offered to testify before Sen. Fred Thompson's committee (Oct. 24). Why? Because the White House videotapes prove a deliberate plan by Clinton/Gore to violate finance limits set on both presidential campaigns in 1996. Dole was limited to $37 million of hard money after the primaries, and so was Bill Clinton. But starting in mid-year 1995, Clinton diverted soft money to a massive ad campaign against Dole and the Republicans, using commercials specifically directed and sometimes rewritten by Clinton himself.
October 13, 2011 |
Presidential candidate Herman Cain has made a splash with his "9-9-9" tax plan, which drew the focus of much of this week's Republican debate on the strength of its catchy simplicity. The plan — were it to surmount dead-on-arrival predictions — would amount to a dramatic benefit to wealthy Americans and a greater burden on the poor and middle class, according to one analysis. But it is proving a hit with voters who say they're fed up with loopholes and tax breaks for corporations, and with many tea party activists who want government out of their affairs.
October 27, 2006 |
WHAT does it mean when the president of the United States sits in the Oval Office around the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with conservative journalists and wonders whether America is in the midst of another great religious revival? Or when he talks about the war in Iraq and the fight against terrorism "as a confrontation between good and evil" and mentions that many of his supporters say they're praying for him and the first lady?
September 7, 1998 |
While White House officials last week were coping with the numbing news that the Justice Department may appoint no fewer than three new special prosecutors to investigate allegations against the Clinton administration, they at least had plenty of company in their misery. Consider a few other snapshots from the campaign trail in the first week of September.
July 17, 1999 |
At times this summer, Al Gore's race for the White House has seemed scripted less by Theodore White than Danielle Steele. New campaign aides are squabbling with old ones, key staffers are fretting about how they fit in and the man brought in to ensure order is instead sparking controversy.