Oil Slick

Pipeline problems for Hatfield

Few U.S. Senators enjoy the reputation for personal integrity that Mark Odom Hatfield, the courtly, square-jawed Oregon Republican, has earned in his 18 years on Capitol Hill. A deeply religious Baptist, Hatfield, 62, was one of the first Senators to oppose the Viet Nam War and was in the forefront of the nuclear-freeze movement. But last week, to the dismay of friends and colleagues, Hatfield found himself under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee and the FBI. The issue: whether four payments totaling $40,000 to Hatfield's wife constituted a...

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