THE WEEK: JANUARY 22 -28

JANUARY 22 -28

NATION

State of the Union

President Clinton delivered an 81-min. State of the Union address-a record breaker in terms of long-windedness. In general, the speech seemed to be better received by the public, according to polls, than it was by pundits, who accused the President of splitting too many differences. Among the principles the President espoused, and which Republicans said he had co-opted from them: smaller government, lower taxes, a balanced budget, a line-item veto, welfare reform and a crackdown on illegal aliens.

Back to Work

The ritualistic hospitality accorded the President quickly evaporated following his address, as Capitol Hill returned...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!