The Week January 23-29


The Main Address

His voice was raspy from practice, but President Clinton delivered what was generally seen as an effective State of the Union address. Riding the momentum of near 60% approval ratings, the President outlined an ambitious -- and not altogether surprising -- agenda for the coming congressional session. At the top of his list: health care, welfare reform, crime, education and jobs. Clinton also vowed, read-my-lips style, to veto any health-care bill that doesn't guarantee universal coverage. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, delivering the not altogether surprising G.O.P. response, said the President was exaggerating the extent of the...

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