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My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.

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Will no one challenge this god?

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Don't stand by him, Hillary

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Leading article: The stained presidency

IT IS over. The grotesque legal spectacle in Washington ended at last on Friday when the Senate voted to acquit President Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice. We might like to think that the whole dreamlike - or nightmarish - episode which began more than a year ago is over too. Clinton has survived, true, but it would be absurd to claim that he has emerged untarnished, or that the United States will easily recover from the squalor surrounding this presidency. Certainly, not everyone will have been reassured by the Clinton aide who was quoted yesterday as saying that it was now business as usual in the White House. Will they be passing round the cigars this weekend?

Books: Feasting on stale bread and blown roses

What Do Women Want? by Erica Jong Bloomsbury, pounds 14.99, 202pp; Women want more than this self-regarding froth, says Ann Treneman

Why do we still ignore the screams of abused children?

There is a child I know who I feel is being abused, but I have sat on my conscience for months

The strange allure of Hillary Clinton

Her hair seems to have sneaked up and surprised her from behind; her look is cheery, not come-to-bed

Letter: Now for Hillary

Sir: With this year's American elections over, the starting gun has been fired for the those due in 2000 and already a probable pairing of presidential candidates can be seen. For the Republicans, George W Bush, governor of Texas - but only after a bruising and divisive contest with the religious forces that dominate the right wing of the party. He might find it necessary to placate them with his choice of vice-presidential candidate, to achieve a "balanced ticket".

Net revives Hillary's `affair'

RUMOURS RESURFACED over the weekend that Bill Clinton was not alone in breaking his marriage vows, but that his wife, Hillary, was also involved in at least one extra-marital affair.

From cowboys to the psychiatrist's couch

The Saturday Essay: Every nation needs its myths but the American ideal of rugged individualism is disintegrating

Clinton in crisis: Hillary's role is crucial

THE NEXT few days will be crucial for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her words, gestures and appearances will help to determine public attitudes towards the scandal which threatens to plunge her and her husband into ignominy, writes Andrew Marshall.

Hillary speech avoids state of union

SHE FLEW into Belfast, one of the most powerful women in the world, ready to speak out for women's rights and their key role in the Irish peace process. It didn't matter - all everyone wanted to know was whether she was still furious with her philandering husband.

During Watergate, the writer Gore Vidal was quoted as saying he couldn't wait to get out of bed each morning to get his daily fill of the scandal's latest developments. In recent conversation with his old friend, Michael Mewshaw, he was asked: `Do you feel the same about Clinton and Zippergate?'

GV: There is a certain dull monotony to the attacks on Clinton. For one thing, he himself is well-liked and no one save the mad (all right - half the American people should probably serve some time in a cloistered bin) finds him at all like Nixon who, at every full moon became a werewolf, to the applause, no doubt, of the binnable half.
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