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    Armey Sees Possible Treason
    In Satellite Deals

    By Ryan Thornburg
    Washingtonpost.com Staff
    Wednesday, August 26, 1998

    New calls for President Clinton's resignation came from lawmakers across the country Tuesday, including talk of "treason" by House Majority Leader Dick Armey. At a fund-raiser for a Texas congressional candidate, Armey said he is more concerned about allegations linking Democratic donors and Chinese rocket launches than he is about Clinton's relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky. (See "Quote-Unquote" below.)


    "The more you look into this business of the transfer of advanced, sophisticated technology to the Chinese military, which seems to be clearly for campaign contributions, the harder it is to stay away from words like treason."
    – House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.), President Clinton. (Dallas Morning News, Aug. 26)

    Former Kansas senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, the first Republican senator to call for the resignation of Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.), added her name to the growing list of political leaders calling for Clinton to step down.
    Armey Says China Deal Suggests Clinton Treason (Dallas Morning News, Aug. 26)
    Kassebaum Says Clinton Should Resign (Wichita Eagle, Aug. 26)
    Special Report: Clinton Accused (washingtonpost.com)
    Key Stories: Chinese Missile Allegations (washingtonpost.com)

    In North Carolina, Republican state legislators made their thoughts about Clinton known by swiping a commemorative plaque that had been hung in the House chambers to mark a presidential address there. GOP activist's will hold an "Impeach Clinton Rally" in Lillington, N.C., on Thursday.
    Legislators Give Presidential Plaque a Quick Vacation (The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 26)
    Under the Dome: Foes of Bill (The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 25)

    After laying low for a couple of weeks, Vice President Gore will get back in the thick of things today. Gore's scheduled appearance at a California fund-raiser is his first campaign appearance since the president acknowledge having a relationship with Monica Lewinsky. On Martha's Vineyard, Clinton and his family made a brief appearance Tuesday after several days in seclusion.
    Bay Area to See Gore With New Eyes (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 26)
    Clinton, Cronkite Reflect (Cape Cod Times, Aug. 26)



    Ark. Grand Jury Calls Witnesses in Whitewater-Related Case
    Two Arkansans who charged that key Whitewater witness David Hale was secretly paid by conservative political activists made appearances before a federal grand jury in Fort Smith, Ark., this week. The grand jury is not one of the panels under the charge of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr.
    Woman Alleging Hale Payments Went Before Panel, Lawyer Says (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Aug. 26)
    Special Report: Untangling Whitewater (washingtonpost.com)



    Challengers Chosen in Okla., Alaska Races
    Former barrel racer Laura Boyd won the Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. She will face popular and well-financed Republican Gov. Frank Keating, who had no primary opponent.
    Boyd Wins Place in Governor's Race (The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Aug. 26)

    Former Alaska state lawmaker John Lindauer won the Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday. He will face Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles, who easily defeated two primary challengers. Republican Sen. Frank Murkowski had no trouble winning the right to defend his seat against Democratic challenger Joseph Sonneman. Republican Rep. Don Young will face Democrat Jim Duncan in November.
    GOP Picks Lindauer (Anchorage Daily News, Aug. 26)
    Election Returns (Alaska Division of Elections)



    Fla. Ready for Low-Key Primaries; Nev. Is Hotly Contested
    Next Tuesday's primaries in Florida and Nevada are landmark votes with very different feels. For the first time in 50 years, neither party is holding a gubernatorial primary in Florida. Lt. Gov. Bob MacKay is the only Democratic candidate. Presidential son Jeb Bush is the GOP choice. Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles is term-limited.
    Low Turnout Predicted for Primary Elections (The Miami Herald, Aug. 26)
    Key Race: Florida Governor (washingtonpost.com)

    For the first time in a decade, Nevada will have a new governor. Democratic Gov. Bob Miller has served the maximum 10 years and is stepping down. Movie producer Aaron Russo is facing Kenny Guinn on the GOP ticket. Democrats will choose between Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones and state Sen. Joe Neal.
    Russo, Guinn Top Spenders in Gubernatorial Races Statements Show (Las Vegas Review Journal, Aug. 26)



    Texas Governor Helps Republican Ally in South Carolina
    Texas Gov. George W. Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2000, was in South Carolina Tuesday to raise $200,000 for GOP Gov. David Beasley. South Carolina has the first Southern primary, and is considered a must-win state.
    Texas Governor Ropes $200,000 for Beasley Race (The State, Columbia, S.C., Aug. 26)
    White House 2000: Coverage of George W. Bush (washingtonpost.com)



    Former Ariz. Governor Jack Williams Dies
    John R. Williams, who served as Arizona governor from 1967 to 1975, died Monday night at his Phoenix home. He was 88.
    Jack Williams Dies (The Arizona Republic, Aug. 26)

    Ryan Thornburg can be reached at ryan.thornburg@washingtonpost.com

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