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White House Notebook

December 2, 1996 For nearly four years now, the White House has been rife with factions and rivalries. Dick Morris versus Harold M. Ickes. The New Democrats versus the traditional liberals. The Arkansans versus the veterans of the "war room." All the inherent contradictions in President Clinton, that is, have been in battle...

Congress on the Net

November 27, 1996 The thousands of reports, transcripts and draft texts of legislation that Congress generates could become available to the public on the Internet after the House convenes in January, Hill aides say. But nobody's willing to be more specific about what will be posted, or when. Rep. Rick A. White, R-Wash.,...

Environment: Old Issues, Familiar Cast

November 16, 1996 No surprises are likely for the Administration's environmental policy team. Both Interior Secretary Babbitt and EPA administrator Browner are interested in keeping their jobs. hat Babbitt's job is secure is a sign of a political sea change that's taken place during the past two years. In the 1994 congressional elections,...

Fiscal and Economic Policy: Making Ends Meet Won't Be Easy

November 16, 1996 TREASURY DEPARTMENT aving ridden into his second term in large part on the strength of the national economy, Clinton was hardly likely to dump Secretary Rubin. Rubin, the low-key former investment banker who was, early in the President's first term, head of the NEC, has won points for keeping the...

Agriculture, Business And Financial Affairs: Potential GOP Targets

November 16, 1996 AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT griculture Secretary Glickman has his job as long as he wants it. Just under two years in the post, Glickman, a former Democratic House Member from Kansas, has put down deep roots. Unlike his boss in the Oval Office, he's extremely popular in the Farmbelt. Glickman has already...

Justice: Pushing Reno Out Wouldn't Be Seemly

November 16, 1996 on't look for Attorney General Janet Reno to go anywhere other than the enormous edifice at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue that's home to the Justice Department any time soon. She's happy to be at the helm of the department and recently told reporters, ``As I've said all along, if...

Education, Health and Housing: Making Do With Fewer Resources

November 16, 1996 By Rochelle L. Stanfield, Marilyn Werber Serafini EDUCATION DEPARTMENT linton wants to go down in history as the Education President, and for the moment anyway, Congress doesn't seem inclined to challenge that ambition. So Education should be a pretty comfortable spot during Clinton's second term. Whether Education Secretary Riley will...

National Security: A Dramatic Makeover

November 16, 1996 erhaps not surprisingly, the calls began even before the debris was swept from the victory party. Secretary of State Christopher traveled to Little Rock, Ark., for a private meeting with Clinton the day after the election, one last errand after four years and nearly 700,000 miles of frequent flying. Defense...

Endangered Government Cutters

November 1, 1996 Last fall the 28 House Republican freshmen who nicknamed themselves "the New Federalists" were urging their colleagues to ax Cabinet departments and balance the federal budget. A year later, a third of them are struggling. Several made The Washington Post's recent list of "GOP Frosh in Danger," among them: Charles...

O'Leary's Travels

October 21, 1996 "Join the Energy Department and see the world." That may sound like a recruiting slogan, but it's actually part of a Republican campaign to remind voters of Energy Secretary Hazel R. O'Leary's controversial--and expensive--business trips abroad. The Energy Department's inspector general recently reported that O'Leary's 16 foreign trips to drum...

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