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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | October 2, 1993
The 550 students of Shady Spring Elementary School are practicing presidential persistence -- and hoping it pays off.The youngsters have launched an all-school effort to get President Clinton to visit them. They've invited him once, twice, three times. And there's no end in sight.Under the persistent guidance of kindergarten teacher Mary Boegner, who hatched the idea of a presidential visit to Shady Spring, the children will be sending weekly "care packages" to the White House.The packages will not necessarily be filled with chocolate chip cookies -- though the children might try those -- but with pictures, prose and poetry that show the president how hard they are working and how much they would like him to stop by.The White House gets thousands of invitations a week, and the Shady Spring youngsters are trying different approaches.
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 9, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In an incumbent-friendly year when most members of Congress could cruise to re-election, House Republican leaders are on a collision course with President Clinton over the only task they must get done: passing spending bills to keep the government running.White House officials and congressional Republicans are positioning themselves to blame each other if their confrontation threatens a government shutdown shortly before the election.The White House says the conflict centers on controversial policy changes wedged into spending bills, from restrictions on the 2000 Census and family planning to global warming and public housing.
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February 4, 1999
THE SENATE'S preoccupation with its appearance keeps it looking bad. Whether President Clinton committed high crimes seems to matter less to senators. The self-suggested Feb. 12 deadline for wrapping up the trial is artificial. So is the proposal to permit token live witnesses. If the Senate is serious about removing the president from office, the deadline and squeamishness about testimony would deny the nation justice. The trial, then, should run as long as needed for fairness.
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April 30, 1999
SERBIA'S dictator Slobodan Milosevic could take no comfort from the NATO summit, which displayed unanimous resolve for the bombing campaign to reverse his depopulation of Kosovo. He got it instead from the U.S. House of Representatives' muddled voting Wednesday.The House defeated, on a 213-213 tie, a resolution passed by the Senate endorsing the purpose of the bombing. It voted 249-180 against paying for a ground operation unless the president obtains congressional approval (as he had already promised)
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January 27, 1998
Lewinsky faked letter for college friend, paper saysPORTLAND, Ore. -- While attending Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, Monica Lewinsky allegedly used school stationery to write a phony letter to help someone she knew continue receiving unemployment benefits, the Oregonian reported Sunday, quoting an unidentified source.A college spokeswoman, Jean Kempe-Ware, said the school encouraged an employee who kept a copy of the document to turn it over to the Whitewater prosecutor, Kenneth W. Starr.
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May 31, 1994
Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland's Sixth Congressional District can take pride in at least one accomplishment during his first term: No White House official will ever again fly a government helicopter to play a round of golf. Thanks in part to the Western Maryland congressman's dedication to eradicating government waste, President Clinton last week summarily dismissed his long-time friend David Watkins from his position as White House director of administration.Mr. Watkins made the mistake of using the presidential helicopter to fly to Holly Hills Country Club near New Market.
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February 9, 1999
THE PEOPLE need to know how their senators vote on the proposed removal of President Clinton from office, and why. Senators are not mere jurors but judges. The verdict is the most public part of a trial that must be wholly transparent.The secrecy imposed in 1868 on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson was unprecedented then, and does not bind senators today.Should the conclusion of the current trial be kept secret -- and then subject to leaks -- the Senate would join the House of Representatives in travesty.
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By Art Buchwald | March 2, 1993
THE problem with President Clinton's economic plans is that they have no sex in them. It's impossible for you to follow the daily adventures of the deficit, the budget and growth of the economy without falling asleep.How can we make the economy more interesting? By treating it as a sex scandal.From the New York Post:WASHINGTON -- An anonymous source in the capital announced today that members of the Clinton administration abused the military budget to the tune of $100 billion. When senators told the administration personnel to stop making lewd remarks to the Stealth bomber proponents, the administration replied that they weren't abusing anybody, and the White House had the right to proposition the armed forces in any manner it saw fit.No charges have been brought against the Clinton people, but an ethics committee is conducting an investigation and will decide whether the $100 billion hug could be considered government or private business.
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By Mona Charen | September 19, 1994
WHEN CHRISTOPHER Columbus first laid eyes on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic), he wrote in his ship's log that it was the most beautiful spot in God's creation.It has been downhill since. The original inhabitants of the island were wiped out, probably by the European diseases Columbus' sailors carried. (For the multiculturalists among my readership, it should also be added that the exchange of diseases went both ways. Venereal diseases native to the new world were probably carried back to Europe by Columbus' men -- where they wreaked havoc.
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November 23, 2012
I'm not saying that Jean Marbella deliberately tried to mislead readers in her recent column ("In all these sex scandals, see a double standard," Nov. 18) in which she implied that Bill Clinton had been impeached because he had had a sexual affair with a female intern in The White House. Nor am I saying that she tried to excuse his outrageous behavior by asserting, "...there's no shame in being a stud. " Truth be told, however, President Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for committing perjury before a grand jury, and for obstructing justice.
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