Iranscam's Grim Tidings

Grim Tidings The White House gets no holiday from the scandal

Even Christmas brought no respite. Ronald and Nancy Reagan exchanged gifts (a red robe for her, a horse blanket for him) and on Saturday flew off to Palm Springs, Calif., for a week's vacation, but in the Oval Office the President kept a low profile. Perhaps the holidays would quell the furor over the Iran arms scandal, if only temporarily. But Iranscam offered only more grim tidings: continued inertia and infighting at the White House, increased squabbling between the Administration and Capitol Hill over how to clear up the mess, questions about the health of CIA Director William Casey and the...

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