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December 22, 1995

Weekly Show

The 1995 budget talks between President Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress over how to reduce America’s spiraling deficit ended in political deadlock and a partial government shutdown. Republicans were demanding deep cuts in taxes and spending including Medicare; President Clinton wanted smaller cuts in spending and none at all in taxes. Sound familiar?

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.

November 26, 1993

Vault Show

The end of the Congressional session in 1993 with a number of Clinton initiatives passing Congress & a crisis averted for Thanksgiving week travelers as the White House brings American Airlines and its flight attendants to the bargaining table.