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Chelsea Deals With A Scandal

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 27) -- From her earliest years, Chelsea Clinton has grown up in the public eye, so she is no stranger to controversy or conflict. And that has apparently prepped her well for weathering this latest outbreak of scandal.

Chelsea and Bill Clinton

Although the allegations of impropriety concerning the president and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky seem beyond what you could prepare a young woman to expect, Chelsea is reportedly handling the situation well.

"She's all right," Hillary Rodham Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show. "She has seen many examples of it in her short life. So it's not a pleasant experience, but it's given her the sort of grounding to be able to see what this is and get through it."

The president called Chelsea last week when the scandal broke to tell her the allegations were not true. Chelsea responded by asking her father what she could do to help, The Washington Post reported.

While at the White House Sunday to watch the Super Bowl, friend and political ally Jesse Jackson told The Associated Press that he spoke to Chelsea on the phone and prayed with her.

"She was born and bred in the heat of battle," Jackson said. "That contributed mightily to her maturity."

Chelsea will remain at school in California for her father's State of the Union address Tuesday night. During her television appearance this morning, Mrs. Clinton also thanked people "for just letting her [Chelsea] continue to be a freshman."

In Other News

Tuesday Jan. 27, 1998

Clinton: Use Budget Surpluses To Fix Social Security
Lott Charts a Slightly Different Course
Grand Jury Convened Without Lewinsky Testimony
Details Of A Settlement Offer
Lewinsky Allegations Overshadow State Of The Union
White House Scandal At A Glance
Report: Lewinsky Allegedly Forged Document
Hillary Clinton: 'This Is A Battle'
Chelsea Deals With A Scandal

Analysis:
Speech Memorable For What Clinton Didn't Say

Poll:
Clinton Gets A Bounce
Gender Gap Shows Up In Controversy
Most Americans Still Have Confidence In Clinton

Profile:
Kenneth Starr

Transcripts:
President Bill Clinton's State Of The Union Addresss





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