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Clinton to participate in online "town hall" meeting

Internet users will be able to query the president while watching a Webcast featuring Clinton and like-minded politicians discussing the "New Politics of the Information Age."

President Clinton will answer questions online in a "town hall" meeting set for Monday.

Internet users will be able to query the president while watching a Webcast featuring Clinton and like-minded politicians discussing the "New Politics of the Information Age." The event is scheduled to run 90 minutes, beginning at 4 p.m. PT.

The Webcast will include other centrist or "new Democrat" officials, such as San Jose mayor Ron Gonzales, according to a statement released by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), a public policy group. Web portal Excite@Home and the DLC will jointly present the event.

Some 15,000 users are expected to participate, according to the DLC. Previous White House events have incorporated the Net, but this will be Clinton's most extensive involvement, a White House spokesman told the Associated Press.

In September, Clinton joined British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former South African President Nelson Mandela in a live Internet broadcast that launched the NetAid Web site, an antipoverty concern.