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US eavesdrops on Linda and Monica's soap opera

IF MELODRAMA is your addiction, then run to get hold of the Lewinsky- Tripp tapes. The young White House intern poured out her heart to her "friend" Linda Tripp, seeking advice on her disintegrating relationship with a boyfriend - the President of the United States.

Lewinsky has it taped

IF MELODRAMA is your addiction, then run to get hold of the Lewinsky- Tripp tapes. The young White House intern poured out her heart to her "friend" Linda Tripp, seeking advice on her disintegrating relationship with a boyfriend - the President of the United States.

Clinton awaits his final trial as Congress votes to release video

A CONGRESSIONAL committee ruled last night that the videotape of Bill Clinton's testimony about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky will be made public in its entirety, with almost 3,000 pages of documentation supporting the report of the independent prosecutor, Kenneth Starr.

Clinton sails in search of support

THE CLINTON family emerged together from their holiday retreat on Martha's Vineyard yesterday to go sailing with the television presenter, Walter Cronkite, who regularly tops polls as "the most trusted man in America".

Clinton top aides set to testify over Lewinsky

BILL CLINTON last night cleared the way for two top aides to testify in the investigation into his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Obituary: Bebe Rebozo

IN ALL aspects bar one, Bebe Rebozo's life was a straightforward tale of poor boy made good.

Clinton scorns Watergate parallel

WITH THE scandals surrounding his presidency still refusing to disperse, President Clinton yesterday scorned any suggestion that his present legal predicament resembled that of Richard Nixon during Watergate. "The facts," he told reporters yesterday, "are quite different in this case."

Clinton scandal: Just one question is asked: Can he survive?

It was hour-by-hour, wall-to-wall, ear-to-ear media coverage of the presidential sex scandal over the weekend, with even the Pope's last Mass in Cuba and a major sporting highlight - the Superbowl - taking second and third billing. Yesterday morning television talkshows were dominated by one question: Can the President survive?

Opera: And here, with the latest news - sung to you in heroic couplets - is... the opera composer

Opera? It's just a load of nonsense about dead Greek heroes, gypsy girls and thwarted lovers. Well, not since John Adams gave President Nixon and Chairman Mao something to sing about. Mike Ashman charts a growing trend to set the headlines to music.

Comment: When the personal becomes all too political, I tune out

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Comrades (!), some pointers to a successful career

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold

Profile: Aitken begins new chapter by turning to fiction

Jonathan Aitken, the disgraced former Cabinet minister once tipped for Downing Street, has turned his hand to writing a novel. Kim Sengupta looks at the life of the former Tory golden boy since his fall.

Clinton to repeat Cabinet history

There is very little that is new under the sun, and yesterday's excited reports of President Bill Clinton addressing the Cabinet, and Baroness Thatcher being called in to advise Tony Blair were quickly put into proportion by the precedents.

LETTER: Why young people don't want to vote

Sir: Polly Toynbee's commentary on voter apathy among youth (28 April) brings to mind similar criticism of both the young and the not- so-young in the 1968 US presidential election.

US talk show that changed the path of poll history

It has become the high noon of the modern political process in the United States. Two candidates - on one occasion three - deprived of their minders, spinners and speech consultants and thrown before the lights and the cameras for 90 minutes to show off the qualities that makes one better than the other.
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