COVER: Secretary of State James Baker, one of George Bush's best friends, is first among equals in his inner circle
Whether he's hunting turkey on his spread in Texas, running a bare-knuckles presidential campaign, or cutting a deal with world leaders, Baker works hard at "getting an edge." -- In a TIME interview, the Secretary discusses the new Administration's policies for the Soviet Union, Japan, the Middle East and Central America.
NATION: Bush's nominee to head the Pentagon runs into a buzz saw of questions about his conduct
The Senate probes new allegations about John Tower's drinking and sex...