THE WEEK: MAY 14-20

MAY 14-20

NATION

BUDGET: ONE DOWN

By a vote of 238 to 193, G.O.P. leaders pushed their bold, seven-year balanced-budget plan through the House of Representatives. Democrats bitterly complained that the package of $1.4 trillion in spending cuts and $350 billion in tax cuts would sacrifice the needs of the middle and lower classes to benefit the wealthy; Republicans countered that the Democrats had no viable alternative.

CLINTON'S FIRST VETO?

President Clinton launched his own budget salvo when his Administration announced he would veto the first major set of G.O.P. spending cuts that both houses of Congress are expected to send to his...

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