To Our Readers: Aug. 1, 1994

White House correspondent James Carney likes to say his current beat couldn't be more different from his previous assignment, which was chronicling the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of Russia and the other independent states. "There the story was as vast as the land mass," Carney notes. "Here the setting is much more intimate, with the focus on the small and overcrowded West Wing of the White House." Washington bureau chief Dan Goodgame sees it another way. "Covering coup attempts in Moscow and fistfights in the Russian parliament," Goodgame argues, "has prepared Jay wonderfully well to cover the...

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