Bill Clinton

  • January 27, 1998  

    President Bill Clinton, in an hour and fifteen minute speech, outlined his major goals for the coming legislative year. Continue reading

  • January 26, 1998  

    Experts expect that President Clinton will have an enormous audience for the beginning of his State of the Union address. The NewsHour’s regular panel of historians, joined by former Clinton adviser David Gergen, discuss the opportunities and perils that the big speech present to a President mired in a growing crisis. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1998  

    In day two of the investigation into President Clinton’s possible cover-up of a sexual affair, conflicting reports have added fuel to the fire. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1998  

    Over the past 200 years, the White House has seen its fair share of sex scandals. How does the investigation into President Clinton’s possible cover-up of a sexual affair compare? NewsHour regulars put the latest scandal into historical perspective. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1998  

    President Clinton has announced a $22 billion plan to help families pay for child care. It would double federal grants to states to cover 2 million lower-income children by the year 2003. A Senior White House Advisor and the President of the National Fatherhood Initiative debate the merits of the proposal. Continue reading

  • September 17, 1997  

    Margaret Warner talks to Secretary Donna Shalala about the administration’s stand on tobacco. Continue reading

  • September 17, 1997  

    Jim Lehrer leads a discussion with individuals embroiled in the tobacco debate. Continue reading

  • September 17, 1997  

    President Clinton has tenatively endorsed the big tobacco settlement, but with several proposed changes, including: an increase in the cost of cigarettes and stiff penalties on the industry if it fails to reduce teen smoking. Continue reading

  • November 11, 1996  

    This is Veterans Day. It officially commemorates the end of World War I, but it has become a day to honor the veterans of all of America’s wars, and there were many speakers in Washington today doing just that. President Clinton led off this morning at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue reading

  • July 24, 1996  

    Welfare reform is considered a major issue with the voters. The Senate joined the House in passing historic legislation to end the federal guarantee to welfare and return most assistance programs to the states. A panel debate on how the President should respond to this move by Congress, follows a backgrounder by Kwame Holman. Continue reading

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