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"The Era of Big Government is Over:" Clinton's 1996 State of the Union

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In his 1996 reelection, President Clinton’s tried to claim the role as the fiscal responsibility candidate from the Republicans, much like President Obama is trying to do today. In his State of the Union that year, he famously said, "The era of big government is over." Take a look at the Address, a pivotal moment in his reelection campaign. Original air date: January 26, 1996. Moderator: Ken Bode. Panelists: Gloria Borger, US News and World Report; Alan Murray, Wall Street Journal; Todd Purdum, The New York Times; Mara Liasson, NPR.

July 12, 1996

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This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke for the second time before a joint meeting of Congress outlining his hopes for mid-east peace. The first time was shortly after he was first elected Prime Minister in 1996. Here’s how "Washington Week in Review" covered the speech that year.
 

December 30, 1994

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As talk of the impact of the Tea Party is shaping the primary and general election mid-terms this year, we take a look back to 1994. With Republicans capturing the House for the first time in nearly a half century and Bill Clinton's presidency on the rocks, there was a buzz in Washington about whether a third party or independent candidacy headed by Colin Powell could emerge to challenge Clinton for re-election in 1996.

Moderator:
Ken Bode