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Team Clinton
The Starting Line-Up of the Pro-Clinton
Press Corps

August 1, 1996

Bob SchiefferBob Schieffer
CBS News Capitol Hill
reporter, host of Face the Nation
and anchor of the CBS Evening
on Saturday

"The Republicans on the Whitewater committee apparently leaked a report... that First Lady Hillary Clinton, upon learning of the death of White House counsel Vince Foster, dispatched her trusted lieutenants to contain any political embarrassment or political damage that might arise on the night of his death. That's a very harsh, that's a very harsh assessment it seems to me. Democrats on the committee apparently have not even seen the draft of the report yet. They say it's outrageous that the committee could come to this kind of a conclusion without even interviewing the First Lady."
-- To Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, June 16, 1996 Face the Nation.

"Well, they've done it again. Nine days from Christmas, Republicans have forced another partial shutdown of the government because they cannot come to an agreement with the White House on how to balance the budget...."
-- CBS Evening News, December 16, 1995.

Bob Schieffer: "I simply must challenge you, you're not saying the Democrats are not religious?"
Lott: "No, but I'm saying they seem to have a religious intolerance, they seem to be saying that people of religious faith should not be involved, that's what upsets me." 
Schieffer: "I don't believe I've ever heard that. I'm not here to be a spokesman for the Democratic party by any stretch of the imagination, I mean they wouldn't have me, but I don't believe I've heard anyone say that."
-- CBS Face the Nation, September 10, 1995.

"She came, she saw, she wowed them. It was standing room only...Seldom referring to notes, she argued that much of the system is broken and must be fixed. There seemed to be no detail she did not know, no criticism she had not considered....All sides agreed it was a boffo performance. Republicans were impressed. Democrats just loved it."
-- On Hillary Clinton testifying before Congress about health care, September 28, 1993 Evening News.

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