This Is a Honeymoon?

A rookie Senator struggles to overcome a wave of controversy

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A TIME OF TRIumph. Carol Moseley-Braun, the newly elected Democratic Senator from Illinois, arrived last week to claim her place in history as the first African-American woman sworn into the Senate. Instead, Moseley-Braun faced a press corps asking pointed questions about her personal life and finances, and about allegations of sexual harassment made against her boyfriend and campaign manager, Kgosie Matthews. After her first week on Capitol Hill, she declared, "If this is a honeymoon, I'm going to divorce." -

The charges were especially stinging because they involved the kind of indiscretions Moseley-Braun had campaigned against. The...

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