Related Content: Ken Bode

From the Vault: 1998 Embassy Bombings

Vault Show

U.S. special forces captured suspected al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi during a raid in Libya this weekend.  Al-Libi is expected to be tried in court for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.  We look back in our Vault to August 7, 1998, the day of the bombings, when Robin Wright of The Los Angeles Times discussed the early investigation into the attacks.

From the Vault: Oklahoma City Bombing

Vault Show

While the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon continues, we look in our vault to April 21, 1995 when our panelists discussed the domestic terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack – 18 years ago this week – by Timothy McVeigh and his co-conspirators claimed 168 lives and remained the deadliest terror attack on American soil until September 11.

"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.

Grand Bargains: Why they are so elusive

Gwen's Take

I’ve been afflicted this week with a disorienting sense of déjà vu that affects any reporter who has covered Washington long enough. Even the most consequential and operatic standoffs begin to seem eerily familiar.