Reality Check Feedback
Help Out


What is Reality Check?
Credits & Supporters
Online Resources


Below are selected links to:

Primary Documents

Submission by Counsel for President Clinton
The New York Times, December 9, 1998
The 184-page legal defense presented to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives
(free registration required)

Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing
CNN, November 19, 1998
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee.

The Linda Tripp / Monica Lewinsky Telephone Recordings
November 17, 1998
37 audio tapes were released by the House Judiciary Committee on November 17, and broadcast online by, C-SPAN, and most other news and media sites.

Excerpts from House Debate on Impeachment Inquiry
The New York Times, October 9, 1998
(free registration required)

Text of Resolution on Clinton Impeachment Inquiry
The New York Times, October 8, 1998
(free registration required)

G.O.P. Counsel Outlines 15 Impeachment Counts
The New York Times, October 6, 1998
(free registration required)

Excerpts from the Linda Tripp/Monica Lewinsky taped conversations
Detroit Free Press, October 3, 1998
The House of Representatives releases more evidence including the tapes of Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky.

The Clinton rebuttal to the Starr report.
The Dallas Morning News, September 11, 1998

Report of the Independent Counsel (The Starr Report)
Thomas Legislative Information Library, Congress, September 9, 1998
Also available from the House Judiciary Committee.

The Federalist Papers 65 and 66, by Alexander Hamilton
Two of Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Papers from March 7-11, 1788 that discuss impeachment and the powers of the Senate.

The Constitution of the United States of America Article Two, Section Four
The Library of Congress
An excerpt from the Constitution relating to impeachment. Also available on this personal home page.

Whitewater Independent Counsel Appointment Order
Court TV
The August 1994 order appointing Kenneth Starr as the Independent Counsel of the Whitewater investigation.

Breaking Events

Starr Speaks Out, November 20, 1998
ABC previews Diane Sawyer's 20/20 interview with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr with text and video excerpts.

Dash Quits Over Starr's Appearance in Impeachment Hearing by Pete Yost
The Washington Post, November 20, 1998
Kenneth Starr's ethics adviser Sam Dash resigns to protest the independent counsel's decision to testify in the impeachment hearings. See also his resignation letter.

The Streaming Monica-Linda Show
Wired News, November 16, 1998
Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp's taped telephone conversations are to be broadcast on the net in streaming audio early November 17.

Judiciary Chairman Asks Clinton to Admit or Deny 81 Findings by Eric Schmitt
The New York Times, November 6, 1998
Rep. Henry Hyde asks President Clinton to say flatly whether he lied under oath, tampered with witnesses or obstructed justice.
(free registration required)

House Approves Inquiry by Heather J. Maher
CBS News, October 9, 1998
The House of Representatives votes 258-176 to authorize an impeachment inquiry of President Clinton.

Judiciary Committee votes for impeachment inquiry
CNN Interactive, October 5, 1998
The House Judiciary Committee votes 21-16 to recommend impeachment of President Clinton to the full House.

Clinton tape goes public on Monday, by Craig Gilbert
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 19, 1998
The House Judiciary Committee votes to release tapes of Clinton grand jury testimony.

This hypocrite broke up my family, by David Talbot
Salon Magazine, September 16, 1998
House Judiciary chair Henry Hyde forced to admit an adulterous affair from 30 years ago.

Starr delivers critical report by William Neikirk
Chicago Tribune, September 10, 1998
Special prosecutor Starr submits report to Congress.

Primary Documents

It's About Equality, Stupid! by Adele M. Stan
Intellectual Capital, February 18, 1999
The real core issue of the impeachment saga: feminism.

Listening to Feedback by Stephen Johnson
FEED, November 25, 1998
FEED editor-in-chief Stephen Johnson examines the phenomenon of "media feedback" in terms of the human brain.

Off With Their Talking Heads by Michael Tomasky
New York Magazine, November 23, 1998
A New York Magazine poll on Americans' opinions about the media's role in the scandal.

And the Horse He Rode in On by James Carville
CNN, November 19, 1998
An excerpt from James Carville's new book on Kenneth Starr.

Talking Heads' Post-Mortem: 'All Wrong, All the Time' by Janny Scott
The New York Times, November 8, 1998
How political pundits' prognostications measured up to the actual outcome of the November elections.
(free registration required)

Illustrious historians blast attempt to impeach Clinton
Salon, October 30, 1998
On Oct. 28, more than 400 historians, including some of the most eminent figures in the field, posted a statement on the Internet deploring the attempt to impeach President Clinton.

Mademoiselle Monica by Dan Savage, October 20, 1998
An open letter to Monica Lewinsky.

We don't require that politicians have character by Crispin Sartwell
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 19, 1998
An opinion piece on the notions of moral character and authority in leadership.

The Path Back to Dignity by Gerald Ford
The New York Times, October 4, 1998
Former president Gerald Ford urges House to avoid impeachment.
(free registration required)

The Internet Remakes Politics by Mark Gerson
QFIN Frequencies, October 1, 1998
A piece on how broadcast media (from radio to the internet) has affected politics.

The Lewinsky Debacle
Nerve Magazine, September 1998
This special issue of Nerve includes articles by Erica Jong and Spalding Gray exploring not only the facts of the case, but what this means in terms of the modern American marriage.

Swept Under the Rug by Rebecca Edelson
Maxi, September 22, 1998
An article pondering what the Lewinsky affair and people's apathy about it may mean about the respect afforded women.

Teens rate scandal 'R' for repulsive by Karen S. Peterson
USA Today, September 14, 1998
Young adults comment on how the scandal is being addressed in their classes, and on immorality and adultery.

Net Reaches the Big Time by Steve Silberman and Arik Hesseldahl
Wired News, September 11, 1998
Does the release of the Starr report on the internet signal its arrival as a major medium?

Poll: People In Other Countries Say Clinton Doing Fine by Keating Holland
CNN Interactive, August 27, 1998
A Gallup poll of Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. How do other countries feel about the Clinton matter, and its relevance to international relations?

Has Presidency Slid From Statescraft to Celebrity? by Sara Terry Gabrels
The Christian Science Monitor, April 29, 1998
How will the scandals and other events of Clinton's terms affect the institution of the presidency?

Primary Documents
An online petition calling for Congress to impeach President Clinton.

Censure and Move On
An online petition calling for Congress to censure, not impeach, President Clinton.

Enough is Enough
An online petition calling for an end to the Clinton-Lewinsky investigation.

Citizen Petition to Investigate Ken Starr
An online petition addressed to Attorney General Janet Reno.

American Voter: Rate Your Rep
Rate your own representative on key issues, and compare the results with others.

Mr. Smith Emails Washington & The Media
A site outlining opportunities to directly email government representatives and members of the media.

Andrew Johnson's Impeachment Ordeal by K. Daniel Glover
Intellectual Capital, February 19, 1998
Reviewing the history of the only president in U.S. history to be impeached.

Primary Documents

When to Impeach? Find Out on the Web by Carl S. Kaplan
The New York Times: The Cyber Law Journal, September 18 , 1998
A piece about the legal concept of impeachment, including links to more information on the web.
(free registration required)

Investigating the President
CNN Interactive
Complete archive of the primary resources and the CNN coverage of the investigation.

A Chronology: Key Moments In The Clinton-Lewinsky Saga
CNN Interactive
A detailed timeline of the entire scandal, from 1995 to the present.

Investigation of the President
Rich archive of text, audio and video related to the investigation. Includes Clinton's testimony to the Grand Jury, House debates, press briefings, etc.

Clinton in Crisis
Court TV
An archive of related documents and recent developments.

Watergate Time Line
The Washington Post
A detailed timeline of the Watergate affair, from The Washington Post's "Watergate 25" aniversary series.


Home | Dialogue | Featured Posts | Open Letters | What is Reality Check?
Feedback | Subscribe | Help Out | FAQs | Credits | On-line Resources | Coverage
WebLabReality Check was developed and is maintained by Web Lab.
Please contact us if you have any comments or concerns.
Software solutions developed by GMD Studios.