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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page i-iii]
Monday, November 14, 1994
Volume 30--Number 45
Pages 2277-2363

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Weekly Compilation of



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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Appointments and Nominations
        National Association of Realtors Conference in Anaheim--2300
        Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos--2294
        Rally in Los Angeles--2296
    Delaware, rally for Democratic candidates in Wilmington--2328
    Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University--
    Michigan, rally in Flint--2325
    Minnesota, victory rally in Minneapolis--2323
    Radio address--2307
    Rhode Island, rally for Democratic candidates in Providence--2285
    White House volunteers, reception--2338

Appointments and Nominations

    White House Office, National AIDS Policy Director, remarks--2356

Communications to Congress

    Cyprus, letter--2333

Executive Orders

    Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1984--

Executive Orders--Continued

    Declassification of Selected Records Within the National Archives of 
        the United States--2362

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchange with reporters in the Roosevelt Room--2356
        Cheryl Jennings of KGO Television, San Francisco, CA--2290
        Cynthia Louie and Fred Wayne of KCBS Radio, San Francisco, CA--
        Diane Stern of WBZ Radio, Boston, MA--2277
        Janet Peckinpaugh of WFSB Television, Hartford, CT--2282

        Joe Templeton of ABC Radio--2337

        John Crane and Ann Nyberg of WTNH Television, New Haven, CT--

        John Gambling of WOR, New York City--2333

        John Watson of WILM Radio, Wilmington, DE--2293
        Larry King in Seattle, WA--2312
        Leon Gray, W.C. Brown, and J. Michael Davis of WDIA Radio, 
            Memphis, TN--2279

(Continued on the inside back cover.)

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has been advanced to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 1994. Documents 
released after that time will appear in the next issue.


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Interviews With the News Media--Continued

        Luis Eschegoyan of KDTV, San Francisco, CA--2292
        Mike Siegel of KVI Radio, Seattle, WA--2288
        Paul W. Smith of WWDB Radio, Philadelphia, PA--2335
        Van Harden, Bonnie Lucas, and Bob Quinn of WHO Radio, Des 
            Moines, IA--2284
    News conference, November 9 (No. 78)--2339


    National American Indian Heritage Month--2311
    National Military Families Recognition Day--2299


    National Women Veterans Recognition Week--2310

Resignations and Retirements

    Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State, letter--

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--2363
    Checklist of White House press releases--2363
    Digest of other White House announcements--2363
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--2363

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Monday, November 14, 1994
Volume 30--Number 45
Pages 2277-2363
Week Ending Friday, November 11, 1994
Interview With Diane Stern of WBZ Radio, Boston, Massachusetts

November 2, 1994

    Ms. Stern. The President joins me live on WBZ News Radio. And 
welcome, Mr. President. If we could get right to the questions, we'd 
appreciate it.
    The President. Great. It's nice to hear your voice.

White House Attack

    Ms. Stern. The man who allegedly shot at the White House was in 
court today, as you know. He may soon be indicted on charges that he 
tried to kill you. I'd like to know, how do you talk to your daughter 
about that?
    The President. Well, I think my daughter is well aware of the 
requirements of the office and that a lot of it involves the Secret 
Service. But I have to tell you, I think they do a good job. I was not 
in any danger, and I think this matter is being handled in the 
appropriate way.

Moral Guidance for Youth

    Ms. Stern. We're talking live to President Clinton on WBZ News Radio 
1030. Mr. President, as a parent, I'm concerned about what seems to be a 
moral decline in this country. Do you share those concerns?
    The President. Of course I do. I'm especially concerned that so many 
of our young children are being raised, in effect, in a vacuum where 
they're so vulnerable to gangs and guns and violence and drugs and where 
they don't have enough people to look up to and enough people to follow. 
And they're not being taught right from wrong on a daily basis. I think 
we have to work on all those things.
    One of the things that I've tried hard to do as President is to 
emphasize the importance of parents and churches and community groups 
taking responsibility for these children again. And one of the things 
that I liked about our crime bill was that we enabled church groups and 
others to apply for assistance to reach out to more of these young 
people. You know, every child is going to have somebody that he or she 
looks up to. It needs to be the right person; it needs to be somebody 
who has a sustained and caring relationship with the child over a long 
period of time. It ought to be the parents, but if it can't be, it has 
to be someone else. That's the only way to turn this around.

Midterm Elections

    Ms. Stern. Mr. President, if we could get on to the campaign trail, 
campaign '94, as you know, you're not welcomed by some Democrats 
campaigning for election this year. Personally, how does that make you 
    The President. Well, most elections are decided on the merits within 
each State. You know, when I was a Governor, I never had the President 
come and campaign for me, even when the President was a member of my own 
party and was popular, because I thought that the voters were 
discriminating about that. But I do think there are some national 
elements to this election. And particularly in a lot of these races for 
Congress and Senate, I'm pleased to go where I've been asked to go--I've 
been asked to go more places than I can--to try to say what the stakes 
are in this election. And they are national.
    You know, the fact is that in the last 21 months, while we haven't 
solved all the problems in the country and while a lot of ordinary 
Americans still have difficulties, the country is in better shape than 
it was. We've got more jobs. The deficit is coming down. We're doing 
more for families and children. And educational opportunities have been 
increased. The tax system is fair. The nuclear threat is less. There's 
more trade in the world. There's more peace, more democracy

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in the world. We're moving in the right direction at home and abroad. 
And the voters need to go forward, not back to the easy promises of the 
    You know, I knew when I took this job, if I really tried to change 
things I'd have to shake some things up; I wouldn't always be popular. I 
wouldn't always be popular everywhere in the country and certainly not 
when people didn't know what had been done. So my job is simply to go 
out in this last week and tell people what's been done, what the stakes 
are, what the challenges are ahead and let them make up their own minds.
    Ms. Stern. President Clinton--we're talking live with the President 
on WBZ News Radio--what is your take on last week's endorsement of Mario 
Cuomo by New York GOP Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and could you see yourself 
ever going out on a limb like that, backing a Republican?
    The President. Well, I think he did it as an act of statesmanship. I 
think that Mayor Giuliani saw himself as an American first, a 
representative of the people of New York, and then a Republican. And he 
thought that Governor Cuomo would be better for the people of New York 
City than the policies advocated by Mr. Pataki and his sponsor, Senator 
D'Amato. I really respect what he did. I think it had to do with what 
was best for ordinary New Yorkers. I think that's the reason that the 
mayor of Los Angeles endorsed a Democratic Senator, Senator Feinstein. I 
think you're seeing a lot of that around the country today as people get 
worried about the extreme nature of a lot of the Republican campaigns 
and how divorced they are from the real concerns of ordinary Americans. 
So obviously I liked it, but I also believe it was an act of 
    Q. Could you envision yourself ever backing a Republican, especially 
considering the remarks today to Black Entertainment Television calling 
them far rightwingers, extreme?
    The President. I didn't say they all were. I didn't say they all 
were. I said their congressional leadership had advocated principles 
that were extreme rightwing, and they have. Oh sure, under the right 
circumstances, if I were President and we had the equivalent of Oliver 
North running in the Democratic Party against a responsible Republican 
alternative, I believe I would do just what President Reagan and Mrs. 
Reagan have done in Virginia. I certainly do believe that.

President's Priorities

    Ms. Stern. I know we're running short on time, but Newsweek 
magazine, you may have seen, gathered a focus group of voters who, 
rather than being angry with your administration, say they are 
disappointed. Now, how might you change your agenda the next 2 years, 
based on what you have and have not accomplished so far?
    The President. Well, I'm going to try to do what we haven't done 
yet. I'm going to try to get the Congress to pass welfare reform. I'm 
going to take another run at health care. We've got to find a way to 
protect the health insurance of people; a million more Americans lost it 
last year. I'm going to take another run at campaign finance reform and 
at lobbying reform and at some of the environmental measures that we 
need so badly.
    But the most important thing I've got to do is to figure out a way 
to communicate with the American people better. I mean, all the evidence 
is that the American people basically do not know, for example, that the 
last 2 years our administration was only the third one since World War 

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