A Pro-Life Foreign Policy

At first glance, John Klink seemed like the perfect pick for the job. A veteran relief worker who'd helped impoverished refugees in Haiti, Thailand and Morocco, Klink surfaced earlier this year as George W.

'We Have To Sacrifice'

When Gina Garro and Brian Duplisea adopted 4-month-old Andres from Colombia last month, they were determined to take time off from work to care for him. Six years ago, after their daughter, Melina, was born, the family scraped by on Duplisea's $36,000 salary as a construction worker so Garro, a special-education teacher, could stay home.


As the storm over federal funding for embryonic-stem-cell research intensified last week, hope for an easy compromise faded. White House sources say it is unlikely that President Bush will announce his decision before he leaves for a meeting with Pope John Paul II in Europe next week.

The Bone Collectors

No one knew the dangers better than Lt. Col. Rennie Cory Jr. An imposing Fort Bragg battalion commander with a classic "high and tight" haircut, he headed one unit of the Joint Task Force/Full Accounting Team, the U.S. government's ongoing search mission for the bodies of the 1,966 American soldiers still listed as missing from the Vietnam War.

Drugs: Profits Vs. Pain Relief

They've watched an epidemic of painkiller abuse sweep through their rural towns. Now fed-up residents of Appalachia are striking back against what they see as the chief scourge--OxyContin, a powerful prescription drug designed to relieve debilitating pain ("Playing With Painkillers," NEWSWEEK, April 9).

Million Moms March To A Merger

When they marched on the National Mall on Mother's Day 2000, the Million Moms seemed like a force to be reckoned with. Though they never quite numbered one million, the powerful grass-roots network of fed-up parents seemed poised to change the national debate on gun control.

How One Town Got Hooked

No one could blame Joshua Coots for wanting to escape. Bored and frustrated, the pale, soft-spoken teen felt trapped in the tiny town of Hazard, Ky. The place didn't offer him many options.

Taking Aim At Abortion

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade has become a rite of passage for new presidents. Falling right after Inauguration Day, when the press, lawmakers and interest groups are scrutinizing every utterance from the incoming administration, it's an opportunity to send an explicit message about abortion rights.

Letter from Air Force One: Clinton?s Farewell Trip

Bill Clinton didn???t look like a man with just three days left in his presidency. Heading to Little Rock for his last official trip aboard Air Force One on Wednesday morning, he still had work to do. ???You got anybody you want to pardon????

A Place Of Their Own

When Judy Newdom and Val Filipski began planning their retirement, they worried about more than finding the perfect weather or a topnotch golf course. Devoted partners for 25 years, the two women had heard tales of retirement homes where same-sex couples weren't allowed to share an apartment, much less a bed.

An Irish Farewell

It's hard to blame Bill Clinton for getting a little misty-eyed. In small hamlets on the road from Dublin, hundreds of villagers turned out last week in the blustery chill to cheer and wave.

Hillary's Whole New Book

Hillary Clinton was in her element. On stage at Belfast's ornate Grand Opera House last week, flanked by volunteers and politicians' wives, Clinton celebrated the role of women in the Northern Ireland peace process.

Old Foes, New Fans

On Nov. 8, 1967, U.S. air force Capt. Lawrence Evert was flying his F-105D Thunderchief bomber fast and low over a paddy field near the Vietnamese village of Tien Chau.

Reporters Notebook: Leaving The War Behind

I will admit it up front: I don't remember the Vietnam War. I was born in 1966, just as President Lyndon Johnson was stepping up shipments of young Americans to a tropical place halfway around the world.When the last helicopters swung away from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon in 1975, I was just 8 years old.

Hillary Goes Up The Hill

The honeymoon was over before it began. For years, ever since her health-care plan took a nose dive, Hillary Rodham Clinton has tried to rebuild her relations on Capitol Hill, toiling behind the scenes as she discreetly collaborated with members of both parties to push legislation on bankruptcy reform, foster care and adoption.

State Of The 'Union'

After 17 years together, Patricia Peard and Alice Brock didn't think they needed a ceremony to prove their love. But when they heard last summer that Vermont had just become the first state in the country to grant gays and lesbians marriagelike "civil unions," the two couldn't resist the lure of making their bond official.


After their first face-off in the New York Senate race last week, Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio left the stage without shaking hands. Lazio hugged his wife, then dashed to the press room to schmooze with reporters.

Report From Philly: Swing Voters Swung,

They call them swing voters for a reason. Thursday night proved why. After watching Gov. George W. Bush deliver his acceptance speech in Philadelphia, 35 out of 36 swing voters said they had a more favorable impression of the GOP nominee.

Changing Minds

Lots of Americans tuned into the Democratic convention in Los Angeles last week, but few were paying closer attention than a group of Philadelphia swing voters.

Report From Philly: Checking In With Our Focus Group

While most Americans tuned into the latest episode of "Survivor" or the Minnesota-Baltimore baseball game on Wednesday night, 36 volunteers gamely gathered at a Philadelphia Holiday Inn to watch the latest installment of another drama: the Republican convention.

Al's Family Matters

Last summer Vice President Al Gore asked his brother-in-law, Frank Hunger, to look at the finances of his troubled presidential campaign. Hunger didn't like what he saw.

Chelsea's New Morning

When she first visited the Taj Mahal with her mother five years ago, Chelsea Clinton was a shy 15-year-old struggling with her celebrity as First Daughter.

Inside Hillary's D.C. Game

Rarely able to sleep in, Hillary Clinton got up early one February morning in 1995 and glanced at stories on the front page of The Washington Post. Nothing too exciting: a federal crackdown on telemarketers, a marathon swimmer setting a record.

'I'm Going To Miss This Place'

Jetting to Los Angeles for a weekend of speeches and fund-raisers last Friday, Bill Clinton turned philosophical. The president and his close friend Bruce Lindsey were chatting aboard Air Force One when Clinton began reminiscing about all the famous people he'd met in his White House years. "One of the great things about being president is that nearly anybody will come to talk to you--once, anyway," he later joked to an audience.

What Bill Can Do For Al

Late last year Bill Clinton was kicking back with a group of high-powered African-Americans in the Washington living room of Ernie Green, the president's old pal from Arkansas and one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School in 1957.

Hillary Makes Her Move

Her Senate campaign hadn't even formally begun, and already it was rumored to be in trouble. Hillary Clinton's poll numbers were dropping, her Washington-based advisers were under fire from local pols and--worst of all--fund-raising was said to be slowing.

Victory Or Sellout?

Madeleine Albright seemed like a good foil. She's a woman--the first ever to be U.S. secretary of State. And she's pro-choice on abortion. Surely, feminists and family-planning activists would listen when she explained the Faustian trade-offs necessary to make policy in Washington.

More Than Just A Kiss

A meeting with the wife of the leader of the Palestinian Authority is not normally on the tour of the "Three I's"--Ireland, Italy, and Israel--traditionally required of candidates courting the ethnic vote in New York.