War on Poverty

Meese's property and paper

Thanks to his remarks about soup-kitchen cheats and the undocumented hungry, Presidential Counsellor Edwin Meese has earned a reputation as a man who does not like to see people abusing the system. But Senator Howard Metzenbaum, an Ohio Democrat, tried to show last week that President Reagan's nominee to replace the resigning William French Smith as Attorney General may in fact be guilty of just that. As the Judiciary Committee wrapped up its confirmation hearings, troubling questions lingered about Meese's personal past insolvency and his role in getting Administration...

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