The pitfalls of a too-brief primary-election campaign
1996: a presidential year at home Clinton-Dole contest looms: Gingrich one of key factors in ideological battle.
Tobacco companies battle FDA plans Flurry of maneuvering closes comment period on cigarette regulation
Senate breaks ranks on budget In split with House, Dole pushes bill to reopen government
Big Pork raises a political stink in Iowa GOP candidates join small farmers against spread of hog manure
Limbaugh's fans are feeling let down Tuning out: Rush has become part of the establishment, say some of his conservative "ditto heads."
Budget talks find no deal, win no cheer After 3 days, #F Clinton, GOP leaders fail to halt federal shutdown; They meet again tomorrow; Negotiations may last to Jan. 20, Dole says; White House agrees
Clinton, Gingrich, Dole get nowhere in 7 hours of talks Time spent organizing areas of disagreement
Candidates putting spin on the Net New homes: Although use of the Internet by presidential candidates is relatively new, all the major players in the 1996 campaign have set up headquarters on the World Wide Web.
Yule greetings in many waysMerry Christmas to...
Logjam in ending shutdown is solid Parties' rhetoric adds to mistrust during negotiations
Shutdown stretches toward '96 'Rapport,' not results, as Congress recesses for holiday break; 'We have no choice'; Stopgap funds OK'd; negotiators to meet again on Thursday
Clinton, GOP set ground rules for budget talks No speedy deal expected; benefit checks in doubt
Gingrich on a tiger 73 GOP freshmen: They are speaker's creation, and his to contain and control.
Dole gets sensible on abortion Opposes flat ban: Favors exceptions for rape, incest and saving life of mother.
Nine in GOP vying in Md. to be president March 5 primary ballot would include a record number of Republicans
Impasse on budget drags on President, GOP agree to resume negotiations today; Some 'tired of talking'; Idled workers get assurances that they'll be paid
Balanced budget talks to resume Clinton, GOP leaders to meet today, get process started
Fed role in the budget battle Interest rates cut: Action could ease pressure on Washington to come to agreement.
Released Nixon papers include Dole bids for favors
Clinton shows leadership in BosniaRegarding the recent...
Budget standoff goes on Clinton-GOP talks possible
Lawyer is candidate in 7th District He cites experience in civil rights cases
Alexander's rag-tag campaign Motion without movement: Former Gov. Lamar Alexander, who still hasn't scored a breakthrough from the eight rivals in the GOP's presidential pack of candidates, keeps his hopes high in Iowa.
The Clinton-Dole stake in Bosnia Two presidential rivals: Now joined in pinning their future to success in the Balkans.
Workers hit again in budget battle Federal offices to close today as Clinton, GOP fail to reach deal
Where Dole got his boost PAC he set up to aid GOP candidates may have skirted rules; CAMPAIGN 1996
Buchanan constituency curbed by fear factor GOP candidate evokes strong passions among supporters, detractors
Federal shutdown looms again Budget talks crumble; weekend funding bill needed to stay open; 'Cooking the books'; Closing II would start Monday, affect fewer government workers
Clinton gains, while Gingrich loses over budget fight Poll shows GOP losing good will, but Dole holding steady
Senate sends mixed message Some would back troops but not the mission
Clinton to take leadership role in rearming the Bosnian army White House seems to shift in bid for GOP votes
Forbes is turning out to be more than an asterisk
Clinton to Paris troops to Bosnia; Congress dubious: Support for president a painful imperative.
New figures add hope to budget talks But Republicans note one-time benefit of CBO projections; Another shutdown looms; Major concessions must be made, both sides acknowledge
Failure to serve shadows Clinton Sending soldiers to Bosnia carries personal political risk
D.C. mayor gets good news after prostate surgery Barry wants other men to know they, too, may be at high risk
Peace is not always better than war
Just when the candidates need money, Uncle Sam is ready with IOUs
Effort to cut affirmative action assailed Justice Dept. protests Republican measure
Liddy Dole in the White House If she gets there: A new role for a first lady, and a new role model.
Demoralized Democrats may squander a chance to retake the House
Phil Gramm wins handily in presidential straw poll Dole and Alexander trail by nearly 2-to-1 margin; CAMPAIGN 1996
Helms stalls the Senate on a vital arms treaty Jump START: Russia could elect a new parliament before Sen. Jesse Helms lets the START II arms reduction treaty come to a vote, and the result could be a major blow to arms control.
Gramm wins poll of Maryland GOP He beats Dole 2-1 in vote by Republican activists; CAMPAIGN 1996
Dole backs plans for Bosnia Grudging acceptance coincides with higher troop, price estimates; Approval sways Senate; Opposition in House remains strong, but 'no' vote is unlikely
GOP candidates scramble to make Bosnia work for them as an issue
The president must be supported U.S. prestige on the line: Dole pushes GOP to take internationalist stance.
The political risks for Clinton of the Bosnia deployment
Bosnia forces Dole on uneasy front line Despite misgivings, GOP leader expected to support troop move