The Political Interest: Why Clinton Blew His Cool

Why Clinton Blew His Cool

"I am shocked!" Bill Clinton fairly screamed at me last Wednesday at the White House. "I am pissed off. There was no decision by me. It never came to the Oval Office. I'm going to find out what happened, why it happened, and then we'll see."

Within hours of that explosion, the Administration affirmed the policy that had so exercised the President, a Health and Human Services Department order directing the states to help pay for abortions for low-income women in cases of rape or incest. The states, including many that finance abortions liberally, are in an uproar over it. They...

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