Byron York

Byron York today is chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

The Senator From MBNA (From Our January 1998 Issue)


This past week, in its ongoing effort to protect Hillary Clinton from any challenge from Joe Biden, the New York Times ran a major story entitled, “Banking Ties Could Haunt Joe Biden in a Race With Populist Overtones.” The Times was especially concerned with “Mr. Biden’s own history with the financial services industry, an economic […]

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Michael Brown Goes Free


September 29 was a beautiful day at Lowes Island country club in Sterling, Virginia. The sky was sunny, there was a pleasant breeze, and the golf course’s immaculate fairways hadn’t suffered too much from the steady rain of the previous twenty-four hours. It was a big day at Lowes Island; the club was hosting the […]

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Never Mind, Newt


It was a few days before Christmas 1996, and David Bonior was not in the holiday spirit. With a characteristically grim look on his face, the Michigan Democrat walked into the House Radio-TV gallery to express his outrage at the ethical transgressions of Speaker Newt Gingrich. “Anyone who has engaged in seven years of tax […]

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Slick Billy


(This article ran in the December 1998 issue of The American Spectator.) Of all the central characters in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, only Bill Richardson has emerged with his reputation virtually untouched. At the time U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Richardson offered Lewinsky a job just when President Clinton was struggling to find a […]

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Looter’s Way


A gifted young politician sets his sights on national office. After years of struggle he achieves his dream, only to be dogged by a jealous, bitter rival who schemes to sabotage his success. The rival approaches reporters, offering dirt for negative stories. He persuades authorities to launch investigations. And he appeals to the politician’s enemies […]

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