His Seven Most Urgent Decisions

The new President will run into policy quagmires in which almost every choice is a risky one, but he will have to act fast while he still has political momentum

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, BILL CLINton seemed to emit a five- or six-point plan every time he opened his mouth. As a vote-getting strategy, it worked: he convinced many people that he understood their concerns and had thought hard and developed specific ideas about what to do. But now he is bumping into the fact that some of his pledges were contradictory and others were easier to voice than fulfill. So he faces an unusual number of tough calls that are bound to disappoint some followers and make some enemies. Yet Clinton will have to move fast to begin enacting his policies...

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