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President Clinton, Chelsea Dine Out With Newman, Woodward

March 16, 1993

WASHINGTON (AP) _ With Mrs. Clinton out of town, President Clinton and daughter Chelsea took the opportunity to dine out with actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tim Robbins and a few friends at a pricey Washington restaurant.

Newman, a longtime liberal activist, and his wife, Woodward, joined the Clintons on Monday night at Galileo, an Italian restaurant in downtown Washington.

Also at the table were Robbins, star of the satirical movie on Washington politics, ″Bob Roberts,″ along with Anne Wexler, a Carter White House aide, and her husband, Joe Duffey, president of American University.

Bill and Carol Raimer, friends of the Clintons from Arkansas, also joined them and later spent the night at the White House.

The first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was in Iowa on Monday to take part in a health care forum.

The group spent more than three hours in the restaurant - except for Chelsea, who left at 9:45 p.m., an hour before her father emerged with the rest of the party.

White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers arrived by taxi shortly after Clinton did, but said she had no idea her boss was dining there.

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