Nation: An Oft-Blurred Line

Gaunt and visibly fatigued, Connecticut Democrat Thomas Dodd rose to defend himself last week before the Senate's Select Committee on Stand ards and Conduct. It was more than a year since Washington Columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson had first accused Dodd, 59, of financial irregularities, and he seemed several years older in appearance. "I have read and heard that I betrayed my trust, that I betrayed my oath, and I tell you it has been a hard thing," said the Senator, his voice cracking occasionally. "The best thing for me has been my...

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