Stepping into The Washington Whirl

The President-elect makes the rounds of a city he's about to call home

THE SYMBOLISM, AT LEAST, IS UNMISTAKABLE: after defeating a President regarded by most voters as out of touch with the nation's problems, Bill Clinton is cutting a different figure. He went jogging one morning last week in Washington, stopped on the way back at a McDonald's two blocks from the White House, ordered a cup of coffee and started to chat up the locals. One homeless man explained that he had been out of work for three years. A woman said she prayed for him every night. "That's why I go ((to McDonald's)) at home," Clinton said later. "You see a...

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