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...