Clinton Making the Effort

NPR's Mara Liasson reports on President Clinton's efforts to complete his last year in office with as many accomplishments as he can. One way is to use his Presidential authority to issue executive orders, such as the one that set aside more than a million acres of federal lands in the West as national monuments. His remaining legislative priorities are much more difficult to achieve because of resistance from the Republican Congress during an election year. And the Senate continues to stall confirmation of his nominees for federal judges. Above all, Bill Clinton would like to help Al Gore succeed him in office, Hillary Clinton get elected to the Senate, and the Democrats regain control of the House and gain seats in the Senate. He has repeatedly scoffed at those who call him a 'Lame Duck.'



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