Clinton offers an olive branch to his moral inferiors
Corruption on a grand scale Campaign abuses: Reno should appoint independent counsel to investigate both parties.
After the ball is over . . .
Women at the polls Gender gap: No major gains for women officeholders, but much influence on results.
Search for common ground Post-election conciliation: Remarkable agreement exists on top national priorities.
The Republicans ponder their might-have-beens
You can believe the polls, sort of Accurate: Yes, most Election Day polls were accurate, but there was a notable "Dewey Beats Truman" exception in New Hampshire.
Robertson wants to influence GOP campaign in next election Christian Coalition leader cites lack of moral issues; ELECTION 1996
After nearly 50 years, Dole has nothing to do Out of a job, he wraps up loose ends, looks to future; ELECTION 1996
Amid victory claims, real winners, losers Election: Despite the rosy pictures painted by spin doctors and special interests, there was good news and bad for many in the election of 1996.; ELECTION 1996
Conservatives 3, Clinton 1
For the first time, there's nothing to do
Mistiming kept Dole off rhythm of campaign Review: Looking back on 1996, Bob Dole's aides point to moves not made at the right time because of staff inexperience and the candidate's nature.; ELECTION 1996
Dole urges supporters to keep up 'good fight' In concession speech, he thanks wife, Kemp, expresses pride in GOP; ELECTION 19966
The Democrats trot out the old 'everybody-does-it' excuse
GOP has narrow margin in Congress Republicans post net gain in Senate; House is uncertain; Most incumbents win; Some freshman Republicans face stiff challenges; ELECTION 1996
Salisbury voters pick 'lesser of evils' Satisfaction: Voters go against the grain in a politically conservative Salisbury precinct that usually prefers to elect Republicans as president.; ELECTION 1996
Blue-collar city stays cool to GOP Unabashed liberals think Clinton too conservative; America goes to the polls; ELECTION 1996; From Boston
Clinton victorious Dole's defeat: Democratic move to center, Republican lurch to the right.
Dole concedes defeat, phones Clinton in Ark. Oldest candidate to run for president likely ends political career at 73; Supporters weep at news; 'For the first time in my life I don't have anything to do'; ELECTION 1996
Kerry wins 'battle of blue bloods' Mass. senator wins easily after duel with governor; Kerry vs. Weld; ELECTION 1996
Outcome leaves both parties at sea Changes: Opposing factions vie for control of a rudderless GOP, while Clinton must set an agenda for his term under the spotlight of multiple investigations.
Clinton was able to learn from his early mistakes Rebound: President Clinton's comeback from the 1994 election debacle was helped by the arrogance of the Republican victors in Congress.; ELECTION 1996
Clinton is favored to win in Md. turnout uncertain; Observers wonder whether his popularity will affect House races; CAMPAIGN 1996
What to look for in early returns from today's vote If Clinton wins either Ind. or Ky., it may be runaway; CAMPAIGN 1996
Nostalgia prevails on final lap President wistful over 'last' race; Reminders of political life fill end of tour; The Clinton campaign; CAMPAIGN 1996
A strenuous sham in Florida
WAKE UP, AMERICA After 10 interminable months of pratfalls and prostitutes, soft money and soccer moms, malaprops and Macarenas, football and Filegate, the monotony that was Campaign 1996 is finally almost over.
Nostalgia prevails on final lap Candidate revives old style, tone; Bittersweet energy, wit mark end of road; The Dole campaign; CAMPAIGN 1996
Hottest issue of the campaign Political funding: Money from special interests reaches obscene levels, spurs reform.
A watch on Washington C-SPAN: The cable channel provides surveillance of government and coverage of events the networks skip.
Campaign enters final days The Dole campaign; Uphill pace accelerates in final laps; GOP 'Marathon Man' sets grueling schedule; CAMPAIGN 1996
Battle for Congress intensifies Clinton lead in polls shifts parties' focus to battle for Hill; GOP control at stake; Dozens of contests too close to call in closing days; CAMPAIGN 1996
More can vote turnout in doubt; Registration is up, but how many will cast ballots is unclear; CAMPAIGN 1996
Clinton asks for ban on 'soft money' He again seeks to bar fund-raising methods that fuel his campaign; Huang furor isn't mentioned; His speech is attacked by Dole, Perot, though they, too, are criticized
Remember black 'patriots' and vote
Looming: 'Dark Skies,' and gunfire on 'Cops'
Presidents Bush, Ford boost Dole in final days Clinton's ethics attacked as Republicans sprint toward election wire; CAMPAIGN 1996
Dole shifts to race of endurance Nonstop campaigning for 96 hours to cover 18 cities, 12 states; Decision surprises staff; 'I want to shake up this race in the last few days,' he says; CAMPAIGN 1996
Kemp's team play hikes his chance to call the GOP signals next time
First lady takes road less traveled Campaign: Hillary Rodham Clinton, keeping a low profile during the campaign, visits only out-of-the-way places to stay nearly invisible.; CAMPAIGN 1996
Senate up for grabs Republican edge: But aggressive Democratic campaigns could cost the GOP its majority.
Flood of money drowns election finance reform Large, legal donations obliterate the limits imposed by 1974 law; Millions in 'soft money'; Campaign reforms are effectively dead, authorities say
Clinton replies to hecklers by ridiculing Dole's record Spotlight shifts away from 2nd-term proposals; CAMPAIGN 1996
Dole hears the pleas of partisans, but to little apparent effect
One vote for me -- and one for you?
Dole making little headway against gender gap Women are unreceptive to campaign message of GOP candidate; CAMPAIGN 1996
Pennsylvania bypass Campaigns go around traditional battle site; CAMPAIGN 1996
Dole backs drive to end Calif. affirmative action GOP candidate warns Clinton would foil state's initiative; CAMPAIGN 1996
'America's moving,' president contends Clinton focuses on the economy as campaign nears end; CAMPAIGN 1996