Going Flat Out

The Clintons launch a last big road show for health reform but show hints of their readiness to cut a deal

When Bill Clinton's campaign for President was faltering, a bus tour into America's heartland helped lift him into a lead he never relinquished. Last Friday, with the success of her husband's presidency at stake, Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off another bus tour, this one designed to rescue the Administration's campaign to overhaul the U.S. health-care system. Before a sweltering crowd packed into a plaza in downtown Portland, Oregon, the First Lady called on Congress to "do the right thing" by voting for a bill that satisfies the White House's primary goal: guaranteed health insurance for everyone. "The message is simple!" she...

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