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Wouldn't it be nice to have (is there already) a short standard for nations? There's one that's used for internet domains, us = UnitedStates, ca = Canada, etc. Then we could use us/Democrat (then a us/Democrat page redirects to UnitedStates/DemocraticParty i guess).

:Here's an interesting bug. There's patches at UseMod:UseMod/Bugs that look like they might fix it: The BlueQuestionMark after us/Democrat points to a page to edit [[William Jefferson Clinton/Democrat]] (the SubPage uses this page as the base page instead of "us"). I'm tempted to create a us page and a us/Democrat page to check, but i don't want to mess up the database.

- us/Democrat is not regognized as a link; /Democrat is.  You can use square brackets to make [[us/Democrat]] a link

This would focus on parties as organizations in separet nations, although there are *sometimes* transnational commonalities in purpose between same-named parties. I guess there could then be a separate DemocraticParty or [[Democratic Party]] page (we need easier ways to create redirect pages -- is anyone coding a Wiki:WikiBrowser yet? I'll pay real $$ for a GPL'd one that runs on OS X.)

But i digress. The more pertinent question i have is, where are the WikipediaStandardsDiscussions? --JohnAbbe

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* Last President: [[George Herbert Walker Bush]]
* Next President: [[George W. Bush]]

In the 1992 election, the other high-profile candidates were incumbent [[George Herbert Walker Bush]] ([[Republican]]) and [[Ross Perot]] ([[Reform]]). In 1996 it was [[Bob Dole]] ([[Republican]]) and again [[Ross Perot]] ([[Reform]]).

:Maybe there should be a page for each election, e.g. us/Election1992, us/Election1994, etc.

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Statements like "the most controversial [[Presidential Pardon]] in US history" should probably be left till more than 4 weeks after the event. -- [[Gareth Owen]]
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RE: Controversial Pardon. Excuse me for being an ignorant European, but what exactly happened?? -- WojPob

The PresidentOfTheUnitedStates has the power, under the UnitedStatesConstitution, to pardon people for crimes committed.

Clinton critics argue that Clinton's many last minute pardons were more political than those of the past, and in some cases are baffling except in light of large donations to Clinton campaigns.

Clinton supporters can no doubt point to many other highly political pardons in history, including for example [[Gerald Ford]]'s pardon of [[Richard Nixon]].  I'm sure that in the entire sordid history of politics, there have been many other cases of apparent pardons for money.

Clinton was considered by some to be the most [[Machiavellian]] president of the [[United States]] often using presidential powers to decrease the focus on troublesome scandals.  He ordered the bombing of Kosovo the day of the [[Monica Lewinsky]] impeachment vote and bombed an asprin factory in [[Sudan]] to cover up ?  He used whatever was politically expedient to further his policies such as observing [[Confederate]] Day while govenor of [[Arkansas]] and then condeming [[Confederate]] flags while president.

Bill Clinton was a two (more?) time governor of the state of [[Arkansas]].

Major legislation he signed:
* Balanced budget
* Welfare Reform - vetoed twice - signed the third time
* NAFTA - the previous president [[George Herbert Walker Bush]], was largely responsible for getting NAFTA enacted
* Tax increase on Social Security recipients
* Minimum wage increase

SupremeCourt appointments:

Major legislation he vetoed:

Major legislation he failed to get passed through Congress:
* Healthcare Reform - socialized/nationalized health care (similar to [[Canada]] and the [[United Kingdom]])

:Actually, although a significant fraction of Americans wanted a system like that, others, wary of a large complex system did not, and what Hillary Clinton and all the conferences etc. ended up with was a difficult-to-summarize public/private mish-mash.

* Social Security Reform - He appointed a committee on Social Security Reform and then dismissed their recommendations.

: So was legislation ever proposed?


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Didn't he also create (have something to do with creating) the [[AmeriCorps]].  These people do good stuff, imho.  Then there is all the stuff about national health care, nafta, welfare reform, increasing money for student loans ... lots more than the scandal happened.  He was also the governor of Arkansas a few times.  (this page entails lots of hmwk)  --PhillipHankins

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Clinton's compromises on environmental and social issues were a great disappointment to the more progressive and/or radical types who vote [[Democrat]] sometimes. However, he did promote dialogue on race issues during his presidency, both in speeches and with a small budget.

See also:
CountriesOfTheWorld | UnitedStates | UnitedStates/States | 
* [[Albert Arnold Gore]] ([[vice president]])
* [[Hillary Rodham Clinton]] ([[first lady]])
* UnitedStatesGovernment1992
* UnitedStatesGovernment1994
* UnitedStatesGovernment1996
* UnitedStatesGovernment1998

Hmm, i get tired of typing all those brackets!
--JohnAbbe

DeleteMe: And it seems like the media doesn't want to let him go :-) Hmm, isn't it providing news cover for part of Dubya's first 100 days?