The Week November 6-12

NATION

Wipe-Out

Despite furious last-minute campaigning, the Comeback Kid failed this time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Weary of the ways of Washington, frustrated voters ejected President Clinton's Democratic majorities from the halls of Congress, handing control of both houses to the G.O.P. for the first time in 40 years. In all, not a single incumbent Republican Senator, Representative or Governor lost. Jubilant party leaders reveled in the political revolution -- on the one hand openly stretching out an arm of cooperation to the President, on the other eagerly preparing to flex their invigorated conservative muscles. Following the...

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