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House Set To Impeach Clinton; Livingston Decides To Not Contest Speaker’s Position

For the first time since 1868, an American President is facing impeachment by the House of Representatives.

The House is expected to vote within hours to support at least one of the four articles of impeachment passed last week by the Judiciary Committee.

As the air strikes continue against the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq, Clinton faces the most important vote of his political career. Impeachment will mean that the president will be sent for trial in the Senate. A two-thirds vote there can remove Clinton from office. [Read more…]


Clinton Facing Impeachment By U.S. House of Representatives

This week's TIME Magazine CoverPresident Bill Clinton is facing near-certain impeachment by the 435-member House of Representatives.

Debate on 4 articles of impeachment passed by the House Judiciary Committee last Friday and Saturday is due to commence at 1am Friday AEST.

The Republican Party holds 228 seats in the House, compared to the Democrats 206. There is one independent who generally votes with the Democrats. To stave off impeachment, Clinton requires the support of at least 10 Republican members of the House. With 2 days before the vote is scheduled to take place, his chances appear to be diminishing by the hour as so-called “moderate” Republicans announce their voting intentions. His most recent apology appears, if anything, to have damaged his prospects even further with wavering Republicans. [Read more…]


Clinton Announces Operation Desert Fox – Impeachment Debate Delayed

In a televised address, President Bill Clinton has announced Operation Desert Fox, a strike against military and security targets in Iraq.

The impeachment debate in the House of Representatives has been delayed.

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Text of President Bill Clinton’s Address to the Nation on Operation Desert Fox.

Good evening.

Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world.

Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons. [Read more…]


Articles Of Impeachment: Bill Clinton

The US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary passed four Articles of Impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

The votes took place over December 11 and December 12, 1998.

All Democrats on the Committee voted against the Articles. One Republican voted against Article II but otherwise all votes in favour were from Republicans. [Read more…]


President Clinton’s Speech On The 35th Anniversary Of King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

In this speech, President Bill Clinton remembers Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

Clinton spoke at a ceremony in Oak Bluff, Massachusetts, on the 35th anniversary of King’s speech.

Excerpts from Clinton’s Speech at a Ceremony in Oak Bluff, Massachusetts, on the 35th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

The summer of 1963 was a very eventful one for me: the summer I turned 17.

What most people know about it now is the famous picture of me shaking hands with President Kennedy in July. It was a great moment. But I think the moment we commemorate today, a moment I experienced all alone, had a more profound impact on my life.

Most of us who are old enough remember exactly where we were on Aug. 28, 1963. I was in my living room in Hot Springs, Ark.

I remember the chair I was sitting in. I remember exactly where it was in the room. I remember exactly the position of the chair when I sat and watched on national television the great March on Washington unfold.

I remember weeping uncontrollably during Martin Luther King’s speech. And I remember thinking, when it was over, my country would never be the same and neither would I. [Read more…]


Original Drudge Reports Of Monica Lewinsky Scandal

These are the original Drudge Report items that revealed the identity of Monica Lewinsky and her relationship with President Bill Clinton.

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Web Posted: 01/17/98 21:32:02 PST — NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN X X X X X BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT

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Web Posted: 01/17/98 23:32:47 PST — NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN

BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

At the last minute, at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, NEWSWEEK magazine killed a story that was destined to shake official Washington to its foundation: A White House intern carried on a sexual affair with the President of the United States!

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that reporter Michael Isikoff developed the story of his career, only to have it spiked by top NEWSWEEK suits hours before publication. A young woman, 23, sexually involved with the love of her life, the President of the United States, since she was a 21-year-old intern at the White House. She was a frequent visitor to a small study just off the Oval Office where she claims to have indulged the president’s sexual preference. Reports of the relationship spread in White House quarters and she was moved to a job at the
Pentagon, where she worked until last month.

The young intern wrote long love letters to President Clinton, which she delivered through a delivery service. She was a frequent visitor at the White House after midnight, where she checked in the WAVE logs as visiting a secretary named Betty Curry, 57.

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that tapes of intimate phone conversations exist.

The relationship between the president and the young woman become strained when the president believed that the young woman was bragging about the affair to others.

NEWSWEEK and Isikoff were planning to name the woman. Word of the story’s impeding release caused blind chaos in media circles; TIME magazine spent Saturday scrambling for its own version of the story, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The NEW YORK POST on Sunday was set to front the young intern’s affair, but was forced to fall back on the dated ABC NEWS Kathleen Willey break.

The story was set to break just hours after President Clinton testified in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

Ironically, several years ago, it was Isikoff that found himself in a shouting match with editors who were refusing to publish even a portion of his meticulously researched investigative report that was to break Paula Jones. Isikoff worked for the WASHINGTON POST at the time, and left shortly after the incident to build them for the paper’s sister magazine, NEWSWEEK.

Michael Isikoff was not available for comment late Saturday. NEWSWEEK was on voice mail.

The White House was busy checking the DRUDGE REPORT for details.

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Web Posted: 01/18/98 22:33:48 PST — FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN CALLED; NEW BACKGROUND DETAILS EMERGE

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, 23, has been subpoenaed to give a deposition in the Paula Jones case.

About the young woman, this is known:

WORK EXPERIENCE

*Summer of 1995 Intern, Office of Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, The White House.

*November 1995 Staff assistant, Office of Legislative Affairs, The White House. “Wrote drafts and correspondence for Staff Secretary’s approval and ultimately the President’s signature. Processed and vetted all incoming mail to the President from Congress.”

*April 1996 Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, The Pentagon.

EDUCATION

May 95 Lewis and Clark College. Major: Psychology.

MISC.

Holds current TS-SCI clearance, allowing access to top secret and sensitive information. Proficient in Macintosh for Microsoft Word 6.0, WordPerfect for Windows, and Infosys.

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Web Posted: 01/19/98 14:54:06 PST — FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN DENIES SEX WITH PRESIDENT IN SWORN AFFIDAVIT

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, 23, has denied having any “sexual relationship with President Clinton” in a sworn affidavit, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Lewinsky’s sworn written statement was executed last week after she was served with a subpoena in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

NBC was busy developing a story Tuesday afternoon on Lewinsky. Through a suspected leak, the network obtained a copy of Lewinsky’s affidavit and was reading portions of it to sources to provoke comment.

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Web Posted: 01/20/98 18:07:47 PST — TONIGHT ON THE DRUDGE REPORT: CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND TAPES OF FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, AS STARR MOVES IN! …

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Web Posted: 01/20/98 19:57:07 PST — CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND TAPES OF FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, AS STARR MOVES IN!

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

Federal investigators are now in possession of intimate taped conversations of a former White House intern, age
23, discussing details of her alleged sexual relationship with President Clinton, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The tapes were made by a federal employee who has been granted immunity. MORE

According to sources in and out of government, Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr became involved in the situation when he received intelligence that senior administration officials may have offered federal jobs to a young woman in an effort to prevent stories from going public — stories involving sexual episodes that allegedly occurred in a room off the Oval Office.

“Starr is not on the bimbo beat,” one source close to the situation told the DRUDGE REPORT late Tuesday. “He’s looking at a potential for obstruction of justice charges.”

A breakfast meeting that took place at The Watergate Hotel has attracted the attention of investigators.

The development has completely consumed high-level Washington, with Starr’s investigators working past midnight in recent days.

Developing…

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Web Posted: 01/20/98 22:09:23 PST — WASH POST SCREAMS INTERN STORY!

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Web Posted: 01/21/98 11:32:53 PST — ~~LEWINSKY NIGHTMARE CONTINUES~~ U.N. AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON OFFERED ME A JOB DURING BREAKFAST MEETING AT WATERGATE HOTEL, SHE SAID; INVESTIGATORS PROBE POSSIBILITY OF CLINTON DNA… MOVING SOON ON THE DRUDGE REPORT X X X X

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Web Posted: 01/21/98 12:56:27 PST — WATERGATE 1998

**WORLD EXCLUSIVE**
**MUST CREDIT THE DRUDGE REPORT**
**CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS**

REPORT: LEWINSKY OFFERED U.N. JOB; INVESTIGATORS: DNA TRAIL MAY EXIST

U.N. AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON OFFERED ME A JOB DURING A BREAKFAST MEETING AT THE WATERGATE HOTEL — WORDS WHITE HOUSE INTERN MONICA LEWINSKY, 24, ALLEGEDLY TOLD PENTAGON WORKER LINDA TRIPP LATE IN DECEMBER 1997.

THE OFFER CAME AS LEWINSKY WAS ASKING TO RETURN TO THE WHITE HOUSE, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED, UNHAPPY IN THE PENTAGON JOB SHE HELD — A JOB THAT SHE STARTED IN APRIL 1996 AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM A WHITE HOUSE POSITION.

“THEY WANTED HER OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE DURING THE ELECTION,” A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE INVESTIGATION TELLS THE DRUDGE REPORT.

AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT.

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY MIKE MCCURRY OFFERED NOTHING WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE ALLEGED RICHARDSON JOB OFFER DURING WEDNESDAY’S PRESS BRIEFING.

SEPARATELY, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED, INVESTIGATORS HAVE BECOME CONVINCED THAT THERE MAY BE A DNA TRAIL THAT COULD CONFIRM PRESIDENT CLINTON’S SEXUAL INVOLVEMENT WITH LEWINSKY, A RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS CAPTURED IN LEWINSKY’S OWN VOICE ON AUDIO TAPE.

TRIPP HAS SHARED WITH INVESTIGATORS A CONVERSATION WHERE LEWINSKY ALLEGEDLY CONFIDED THAT SHE KEPT A GARMENT WITH CLINTON’S DRIED SEMEN ON IT — A GARMENT SHE SAID SHE WOULD NEVER WASH!


President Bill Clinton Addresses Joint Session Of Australian Parliament

Fresh from his re-election to a second term, United State President Bill Clinton visited Australia and addressed a joint session of Parliament.

Clinton was welcomed by the Liberal Prime Minister, John Howard, and the ALP Opposition Leader, Kim Beazley. Howard was in his first year as PM, whilst Beazley had succeed Paul Keating as ALP leader following the March election.

The full Hansard transcript of the special sitting of the House of Representatives is shown below, with video and audio. [Read more…]


1996 Presidential Prognosis And Results

The predictions shown in the table below were made during October 1996.

The map shows the actual 1996 result.

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Bill Clinton’s 1996 Election Victory Speech

This is the text of Democratic Party President Bill Clinton’s speech following his victory over Senator Bob Dole in the 1996 election.

Clinton’s win was the first time a Democrat had won successive presidential elections since Franklin Roosevelt won a second term in 1936.

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Text of President Bill Clinton’s speech claiming victory in the 1996 presidential election.

Thank you.

My fellow Americans, thank you for being here.

Just four years from now, we will enter a new century of great challenge and unlimited possibility. Now, we’ve got a bridge to build and I’m ready if you are.

Today the American people have spoken. They have affirmed our course. They have told us to go forward. America has told every one of us — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — loud and clear: it is time to put politics aside, join together and get the job done for America’s future. [Read more…]


President Clinton’s Address To The Nixon Centre

This is the text of President Bill Clinton’s Address to the Nixon Centre for Peace and Freedom Policy Conference.

Speech by President Clinton to Nixon Centre.

Just a month before he passed away, President Nixon wrote to me about his last trip to Russia. As with all our correspondence and conversations, I was struck by the rigor of his analysis and the wisdom of his suggestions. But more than its specifics, I was moved by the letter’s larger message — a message that ran through Richard Nixon’s public life and his prolific writings. President Nixon believed deeply that United States cannot be strong at home unless we lead abroad. Tonight, I want to talk about the vital tradition of American leadership and our responsibilities — which President Nixon recognized so well — to reducethe threat of nuclear weapons.

Today, if we are to be strong at home and lead abroad, we must overcome a dangerous and growing temptation in our land to focus solely on the problems we face here in America. There is a struggle going on between those of us who want to carry on the tradition of American leadership and those who would advocate a new American isolationism — a struggle which cuts across party and ideological lines. If we are to continue to improve the security and prosperity of all our people, then the tradition of American leadership must prevail. We live in a moment of hope. The implosion of communism and the explosion of the global economy have brought new freedoms to countries on every continent. Free markets are on the rise. Democracy is ascendant. Today, more than ever before, people across the globe have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. And because they do, Americans have new opportunities as well. [Read more…]