November 5, 1998 |
Chastened Republicans on Wednesday sifted through the wreckage of House and Senate elections that weakened their congressional leadership, undercut their impeachment proceedings and cast a long shadow over their legislative agenda. "We have to look carefully at what happened and at what lessons Republicans have to learn," said House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).
October 12, 1998 |
Embroiled in a budget fight with an impeachment-minded Congress, President Clinton on Sunday urged voters to turn the midterm election into a national referendum, clearly hoping they will send Washington the message that they care more about pocketbook issues than the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal. With just 22 days to go before the Nov. 3 election, Clinton's comments significantly elevated the stakes.
October 30, 1998 |
Managed health care companies are pouring money into key congressional campaigns around the country in hopes of helping elect a Congress that will kill new efforts to slap stricter regulations on them. The industry, which consists mostly of health insurers and health maintenance organizations, has nearly doubled the amount of money it gave candidates and party organizations during a comparable period before the last midterm elections in 1994, when pressures for regulation were not so great.
October 17, 1998 |
President Clinton cast the approaching congressional elections Friday as a referendum on the domestic programs he failed to get the Republican-led Congress to pass, including his proposals to increase school construction and the minimum wage. Setting out on another day of campaigning--this time for Illinois Sen.
May 3, 1998 |
Hollywood producer and director Rob Reiner cannot remember the guy's name, but he knows he sent him $1,000 for his campaign to oust Idaho conservative Helen Chenoweth from the House of Representatives. "She's so extreme, she represents the worst part of the Republican Party that is becoming more and more vocal and powerful," Reiner said. Reiner's interest in a relatively obscure House contest is not unique.
October 31, 1998 |
In a striking shift of fortunes, Republican hopes of reaching a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate are fading as election day approaches and Democratic Senate candidates are making head-turning gains in key states. The recent upturn in the fortunes of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is being mirrored across the country as Democratic challengers are threatening to knock off GOP incumbent Sens. Alfonse M. D'Amato in New York and Lauch Faircloth in North Carolina.