Monday, December 14, 1998

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  • Impeachment Analysis and Historical Perspective

    A defiant President Clinton yesterday said that he would not resign from office, and once again denied committing perjury, as Republican calls for his resignation intensified. Three days before the House of Representatives is set to vote on whether to impeach the President, Clinton once again cited public opinion polls supporting the option of censure over impeachment, saying "apparently three quarters of the American people think it’s the right thing to do."

  • Puerto Ricans Vote On Plebiscite

    Puerto Ricans yesterday voted down a plan to seek statehood for the U.S. territory in the second defeat this decade by Governor Pedro Rosellò to make the U.S. commonwealth the 51st state. In a vote that is thought to reflect Puerto Ricans discontent with how the pro-statehood party set up the non-binding referendum, voters instead selected the "none of the above" option, and also rejected an option to take first steps towards independence, and to retain the current commonwealth status.