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10 Questions for Kenneth Starr

Though he stepped down from his independent-counsel post nearly five years ago, the partisan rancor created by his investigation of President Bill Clinton has...

How Starr Sees It

One day in 1979, a young lawyer named Kenneth Starr stepped into an elevator in the Hyatt Regency hotel on Capitol Hill. A former clerk to Chief Justice Warren...

Clinton's Crises: Going After Starr's Camp

The clandestine war began quietly: telephone calls from out-of-town lawyers who urged reporters to look at this old federal case or that sealed police report...

Getting Beyond The Cliche

Scarcely more than a year after its denouement, the Lewinsky scandal has already entered its revisionist phase. The inevitable histories are showing up in...

The Right Connection

The "vast right-wing conspiracy" that Hillary Rodham Clinton once said was out to get her husband can be a little hard to pin down. But among the President's...

Books: Starr Wars

There's a reason the Lewinsky scandal was so riveting: it was a true story that was better scripted than fiction. It began as John Grisham, with big-haired,...

Everyone's Talking Trash

Every week the story has tried to find its muse: at first it felt like Sophocles, a tale of charges so dangerous that a second presidency in a generation might...

Tripp's Turn to Talk

The message was couched in the cold, metallic language of the law: "You are commanded to appear and testify" before Kenneth Starr's grand jury on Tuesday, June...

No Deal

Great celebrity photographers have a way of making their subjects feel loved, so when Monica Lewinsky slipped into a little black dress and danced barefoot in...

The Woman in Starr's Trap

At the end of the 11-month Lewinsky scandal, it looks as if Bill Clinton may be spared impeachment. But one bit player whose story was sympathetic to his side,...

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