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December 19, 1994 -- Vol. 144 No. 25

TO OUR READERS 4

LETTERS 8

CHRONICLES 19

MILESTONES 29

COVER: The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas 30

The incoming Speaker of the House sets off a race to cut

programs for the poor. But most Americans don't agree with

harsh cutbacks.

Who Is Entitled? A bipartisan commission says welfare for the

well-off should be on the table too

THE ADMINISTRATION: Frantic Shuffle to the Middle 41

Clinton's reincarnation as a centrist is well under way

THE POLITICAL INTEREST: Newt's Believe It or Not 43

Gingrich sounds great, but he's loose with the facts

SOCIETY: Armed and Cantankerous 48

Politician-hating citizens are...

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