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This archive contains Post stories on campaign finance from July 8 to Nov. 7. It is no longer being updated. More recent stories are available here or from the Campaign Finance Special Report index page. You can also access RealAudio and RealVideo of the congressional hearings from C-SPAN. (You'll need the free RealPlayer software.)

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November 7, 1997

  • Utility of House Finance Probe Debated

    November 6, 1997

  • Lobbying Role of Ex-Gore Aide Examined

    November 5, 1997

  • When GOP Fund-Raisers Just Say No

    November 3, 1997

  • Gingrich Vows Vote in Spring On Campaigns
  • Liberal Lobby Snared in Campaign Probes

    November 2, 1997

  • Clinton, Gore Spend Weekend With Donors
  • Off-Year Elections Get Huge GOP Infusion

    November 1, 1997

  • Fund-Raising Hearings Suspended
  • Inquiry Leaves Indelible Images of Excess
  • October 31, 1997

  • Old Friends Diverge Over Casino Ruling
  • Task Force Pressing For Cooperative Testimony
  • Lawmaker Suggests Obstruction in Late Delivery of Memo on White House Database

    October 30, 1997

  • Undisclosed Donations Aided GOP Cause in '96
  • Lawyers Joust Over Handling of Files, Tapes

    October 29, 1997

  • Thompson Seeks Open-Ended Extension of Funds Probe

    October 28, 1997

  • Committee Subpoenas Prove Hard to Enforce

    October 27, 1997

  • Clinton Declines to Testify in Finance Probe
  • Indonesian Couple Break Silence on DNC Donations

    October 25, 1997

  • House Democrats Sign Up To Force Fund-Raising Vote

  • October 24, 1997
  • Campaign Finance Reform's Fortunes Rise, Fall
  • Panel Can't Crack Mystery of Memo's Missing Page
  • Records Show Clinton Calls to Donors

    October 23, 1997

  • RNC Steered More Than $1 Million to Outside Groups
  • GOP Senators Press Harder for Independent Counsel
  • Democrats Ask ABC to Release 1996 Dole Tape

    October 22, 1997

  • RNC Gives $800,000 for 'Issue Advocacy'
  • A $50,000 Weekend With Clinton, Gore

    October 20, 1997

  • GOP Rep. Says Tapes Appear Altered

    October 18, 1997

  • White House Seeks to Keep Indian Casino Memos Secret

    October 17, 1997

  • A Lobbyist's Lucrative Ties to Gore

    October 16, 1997

  • Reno Concedes Problems in Funds Probe
  • On Tape, Clinton Links Lead in Polls, Issue Ads

    October 15, 1997

  • Reno to Lengthen Probe
  • Public Favors Independent Counsel

  • October 14, 1997
  • Clinton Says He'd Talk to Justice Dept.

    October 13, 1997

  • Aide Says Agency Didn't Get Request for Coffee Tapes
  • Reno: No Part of Funds Probe Yet Completed
  • Reform Standoff Worries Some in Congress

    October 11, 1997

  • Hatch Unhappy With Reno Over Clinton, Gore Probes

    October 10, 1997

  • Reno 'Mad' About Delay in Obtaining Videotapes
  • Daschle's Mount Rushmore Trip Shows Fund-Raising's New Face
  • On Tape, Reagan Appeals to Donors at White House
  • Campaign Finance Bill Blocked Again
  • DNC Ex-Aide Denies Teamster Link
  • 'False Statements' Attributed to Straw Donor by Waxman
  • 'Bob of the CIA' Told a Story, Then Became One
  • Previous day's Senate hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo
  • Previous day's House hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    October 9, 1997

  • Clinton Rejects Allegations Over Tapes
  • Story of a Foreign Donor's Deal with '92 Clinton Camp Outlined
  • Firm to Pay $8 Million Fine for Illegal Campaign Gifts
  • Teamsters Contributions to Clinton Effort Probed
  • Previous day's Senate hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo
  • Previous day's House hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

  • October 8, 1997
  • Hearing Becomes Forum for GOP Attacks on White House, Reno
  • Campaign Finance Overhaul Blocked
  • White House Aides Describe Difficulty in Finding Videotapes
  • Previous day's Senate hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    October 7, 1997

  • Ickes to Go Before Senate Panel
  • Campaign Reformís Uphill Fight
  • First Monday, First Rejections
  • Tapes Put Attention on Pentagon Unit
  • Foes Claim Votes To Kill Targeting of Labor by Lott

    October 6, 1997

  • White House Video Crew Taped Donor Meetings
  • News Analysis: How Reno Put Finer Focus on Funds Probe

    October 5, 1997

  • Gore Preaches Funding Reform for Politics
  • McConnell Leads Way To 'Soft Money' Record

    October 4, 1997

  • Reno Extends Probe of Gore Phone Calls
  • House Republicans' Call For Independent Counsel Rejected
  • Vice President Is Thrust Into Unfamiliar Role
  • Ickes Denies Arranging 'Hard Money' Campaign Calls
  • October 3, 1997

  • Reno Decides to Expand Investigation of Gore
  • Campaign Reform's Fate on Fence
  • Basic Conflict Impeded Justice Probe of Fund-Raising
  • Huge Archive: Sore Point for Investigators

    October 2, 1997

  • Aides Advise Special Counsel Probe of Fund-Raising Calls
  • Many Interpretations of Obscure Law

    September 30, 1997

  • Lott Sets Test on Labor Issue as Campaign Fund Bill Tactic
  • Union Fees Dispute Threatens Finance Reform

    September 29, 1997

  • Lawmakers Agree It's Tough to Comply With Ban on Fund-Raising in Hill Offices

    September 27, 1997

  • Senators Debate Campaign Finance
  • On Fund-Raising Issue, Clinton Has It Both Ways
  • At DNC's Fall Gathering, Money Matters Matter Most
  • In GOP, Two Sides of the Debate

    September 26, 1997

  • Gore's Staff Routinely Discarded Call Sheets
  • Gingrich Would End Contribution Caps

  • September 25, 1997
  • Campaign Finance Overhaul Efforts Advance in Congress, Industry
  • House Panel Backs Immunity for 3 in Campaign Probe

    September 24, 1997

  • Senate to Debate Campaign Funds Bill
  • Full Text of President Clinton's Letter

    September 23, 1997

  • Clinton Defends Fund-Raising
  • AFL-CIO Urges 'Soft Money' Ban, Other Campaign Finance Changes
  • Scholars Enter Constitutional Fray on the Side of Campaign Finance Bill
  • The White House's Lanny Breuer Wins Points for Integrity From Both Sides

    September 22, 1997

  • Reelection Team Repeatedly Asked President's Aid
  • FBI Blamed for Delayed Review of Clinton Calls

    September 21, 1997

  • Reno Is Now Probing Clinton's Fund-Raising

    September 20, 1997

  • Wielding Third Force In Politics
  • Senators Hear Tale of Offer to DNC
  • Campaign Finance Still in Senate Limbo
  • Reno Opens Probe of Donor's Charge of Payoff for O'Leary Meeting
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

  • September 19, 1997
  • Tamraz Defends Political Gifts for Clinton Access
  • Pursuit of Presidential Access Was Also Pursuit of American Dream
  • Lott May Allow Scheduling of Campaign Bill
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 18, 1997

  • Ex-NSC Aide Describes Pressure to Help Donor
  • Agendas Detail Use of DNC Ads to Help Clinton
  • News Analysis: 'Crisis in Confidence' Prompted Reno's Decision
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 17, 1997

  • Reno Moves to Expand Fund-Raising Inquiry
  • Witness: Huang Sought Money at White House
  • Burton Postpones Hearings After Three Seek Immunity
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 14, 1997

  • Clinton Backs Reining In of Fund-Raising

    September 12, 1997

  • For Democrats, a Campaign for Finance Reform
  • Berger Put on Defensive Over '96 Role
  • Senate Panel Is Briefed on China Probe Figure
  • Burton's Men Nailed Wrong Man
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 11, 1997

  • DNC Memo Noted Use of 'Hard Money'
  • News Analysis: Gore and Cash Calls, a Question of Intent
  • Bias Greets Visitors to White House
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

  • September 10, 1997
  • Clinton Vows Fight for Campaign Finance Law
  • No Memory of Calls to CIA, Ex-DNC Chief Testifies
  • While Questioning Fowler, Committee Puts Spotlight on White House
  • Judge Sets 10-Month Term In Political Donations Case
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 9, 1997

  • For DNC Donor, 'Resistance' Was Overcome
  • Attorneys for Gore, DNC Knew of 'Hard Money' Deposits for Months
  • Reno Holds Power Over Vice President's Prospects

    September 8, 1997

  • Asian American Donors Feel Stigmatized
  • Senator Calls On Gore To Offer Hill Testimony

    September 7, 1997

  • The Man Who Makes Money Talk

    September 6, 1997

  • Justice Failed to Review Legality of Gore White House Solicitations
  • Senate Republicans Assert That Gore Knew Temple Event Was a Fund-Raiser
  • Inquiry Is N.H. Primary Concern
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 5, 1997

  • Nuns Tell of Panic About Fund-Raiser
  • 'Hard' and 'Soft' Money: A Crucial, Sometimes Fine Line
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    September 4, 1997

  • Justice Dept. to Probe Gore Fund Calls
  • 7 Groups Join to Resist Panel Subpoenas

  • September 3, 1997
  • White House Seeks to Protect Gore in Temple Inquiry
  • Gore Donors' Funds Used as 'Hard Money'

    August 28, 1997

  • The Details of Defining 'Contribution'

    August 27, 1997

  • Documents Detail Gore's Calls for DNC
  • Chart: Gore's Telephone Solicitations

    August 24, 1997

  • Sen. Thompson Vows to Probe DNC-Teamsters Ties

    August 23, 1997

  • Justice Dept. Probing Possible DNC, Union Deal

    August 22, 1997

  • Donors to Campaigns Fared Well in Budget

    August 21, 1997

  • Clinton Wanted DNC Fund Curb
  • An Unusual Meeting of Chief Executives

    August 19, 1997

  • In State Pushing Clean Elections, Campaign Hearings Hardly a Ripple

    August 17, 1997

  • Temple Leader Denies Political Purpose to Donations

    August 15, 1997

  • Subpoena Widens Finance Probe

    August 11, 1997

  • Price of Political Life Is Increasingly Tallied in Lawyers' Fees

    August 8, 1997

  • Panel Probes DNC Files Delay
  • Clinton Joins DNC Donors at 2 Events

  • August 5, 1997
  • Records Show Gore Made Fund-Raising Calls From Office
  • Parties Raised $34M in Soft Money

    August 2, 1997

  • Gingrich Proves a Winner in Money-Raising Stakes
  • DNC Donor With an Eye on Diamonds
  • Tempelsman Plan Got the Ear of U.S. Aides

    August 1, 1997

  • Panel Unanimously Issues Subpoena to White House
  • Fund-Raising Probes Drive DNC's Debt to $16.9 Million
  • California Rep. Kim, Wife Charged in Campaign Donation Scheme
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    July 31, 1997

  • Senator Assails White House
  • Campaign Finance Bill Gets Push From Clinton
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    July 30, 1997

  • 'Conduits' for DNC Cash Testify
  • 'Mad Dog' Is Misnomer, Says GOP Counsel
  • Democrat Is Familiar Face on the Hill
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo
  • July 29, 1997

  • Democratic Fund-Raiser Is New Focus of Hearings

    July 27, 1997

  • Donor Contradicts White House

    July 26, 1997

  • RNC Ex-Chief Disputes Barbour on Loan Guarantee
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    July 25, 1997

  • GOP's Barbour Comes Out Firing, Denounces 'Outright False Claims'
  • Barbour Meets the Committee Head-On
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    July 24, 1997

  • Democrats Take Offensive in Campaign Fund Hearings
  • With Bipartisan Impatience, Senate Panel Immunizes Buddhist Nuns
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    July 23, 1997

  • Justice Dept. Again Opposes Immunity in Campaign Probe
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio or RealVideo

    July 22, 1997

  • Taipei Office Handled Gift to GOP Think Tank, Papers Show

    July 21, 1997

  • Next Phase of Hearings to Probe Barbour's Role
  • A Revolving Door Where Lobbying Rules Don't Apply

    July 20, 1997

  • White House Unswayed by China Allegations
  • Probe Fails to Link Huang, China Plan
  • McConnell: Donors Needn't Be Squeamish

    July 19, 1997

  • Republicans Agree to Refocus Efforts and Agenda

    July 18, 1997

  • Panel Hears of Huang's Frequent Visits to Firm
  • 'Eagerness and Defensiveness on Both Sides'
  • Rep. Burton Receives Subpoena in Fund-Raising Investigation
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio

    July 17, 1997

  • Panel Examines Hiring of Huang at Commerce
  • Senators Stand in Line to Flog Dead Horse of Hiring Protocol
  • Reality Check
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio

    July 16, 1997

  • Senate Panel Finds 1st Direct DNC Link to Foreign Funding
  • Democrats Agree: Chinese Had 'Plan'
  • Firm Gave to DNC While Losing Money
  • GOP Sets Its Sights on Little Victories
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio

    July 15, 1997

  • Senate Probe Will Turn Focus to Huang's Ties to DNC, Lippo
  • Campaign Fund Hearings Barely Visible on Television

    July 14, 1997

  • Huang Cannot Be Given 'Partial Immunity' for Testimony, Senate Chairman Says

    July 13, 1997

  • FBI Cleared China Funds Revelation
  • Hearings' 1st Witness Provides Little to Link China to DNC Donations

    July 12, 1997

  • Huang's Lawyer Earns Top Marks for Maneuvering

    July 11, 1997

  • Speeches Overshadow Answers
  • GOP Questions Source of $325,000
  • Sen. Fred Thompson, A Lead Actor in Search of a Plot
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio

    July 10, 1997

  • Few Answers; First Hearing Witness Deploys No Bombshells
  • Ex-DNC Official Tells Panel He Wasn't Aware of Questionable Fund-Raising
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio

    July 9, 1997

  • Chinese Plan to Buy U.S. Influence Alleged
  • Huang's Offer to Testify Raises Skepticism About an Immunity Deal
  • Excerpts from Opening Statements
  • Previous day's hearing in RealAudio


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  • Tracing Lippo Empire's Campaign Links
  • Senate Panel Weighs Cost Of Fund-Raising Testimony

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