THE ELECTION: Agreements in Principle

For all their differences, Bill Clinton and the new Congress may be able to get a few things done. On some issues Clinton may even find it easier to do business with the G.O.P. than with his own party:


Though Dole is grumbling about some aspects of the latest version of the worldwide free-trade pact known as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, he is expected to find a way to support congressional approval in this month's special session. It's the first order of business in his meeting this week with Leon Panetta, the White House chief of staff.


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