Jay Leno's producer showed the greatest interest in the first chapter, "Blacks Are More Racist Than Whites." This chapter, too, provoked the most interest during my interview with the "American Urban Radio Network" (the same group Sen. Lieberman recently addressed when he professed his admiration for Minister Louis Farrakhan).
What struck your eye when Independent Counsel Robert Ray reported that Hillary Rodham Clinton, contrary to her vows to the public, played a key role in firing seven White House travel office employees back in 1993 and then gave "factually inaccurate" testimony to government investigators?
On Oct. 19, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a union-backed organization affiliated with Citizens for Tax Justice, issued a new study showing that a number of large corporations paid no federal income taxes in at least one year between 1996 and 1998.
(SET ITAL) "Tipper and Al Gore rooted for their son, Albert, yesterday as his Washington high school football team, the Sidwell Friends Quakers, won its homecoming game. Mr. Gore has attended all of the games this year." (END ITAL)
As the final days of the presidential campaign wind down, experienced Washington hands are starting to turn their attention to the transition. They know that key decisions are made in the days, even hours, after the election is over that often set the tone for an administration for years to come.
Suppose you and I go to a fancy restaurant. Under which scheme would it would be more likely for me to order a $150 bottle of Chateau LaFite Rothschild Bordeaux wine, chateaubriand and a $200 bottle of Chateau d'Yquem to go with our dessert -- if you're paying the bill, or if we each pay for what we order?
It is hard to conceive that a figure of such international stature as Armand Hammer, who died in 1990, could have been as contemptible a swindler as he apparently was, but such is the inescapable conclusion of "Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer" by Edward Jay Epstein.
After he took over the Office of National Drug Control Policy in 1996, Barry McCaffrey announced an end to the war on drugs. Instead of a military commander fighting an enemy, the retired general suggested, he was really more like an oncologist treating cancer.
Since Vice President Al Gore is constantly making things up, it should come as no surprise that he wants Supreme Court justices who will do the same. As Gore put it, he will appoint judges who view the Constitution as a "document that grows." Democrats actually look for judges who will fib.
The great banquet at the Waldorf Astoria was the 55th in honor of Al Smith. "Your great-grandfather," Al Gore twitted the master of ceremonies, Al Smith IV, "was my favorite kind of governor: the kind who ran for president and lost."