There are moments, like the one the other day in Ottawa, when Bill Clinton may wonder why he is bothering to run for re-election. At the end of a summit with Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Clinton was asked by an American reporter if it was true, as a local newspaper had suggested, that he had traveled to Canada more as a "titular" leader than an actual one, given how power had shifted to the Republican-controlled Congress. Clinton bristled. "Unless I miss my guess, a bill doesn't become law unless I sign it or it passes over my veto," he said evenly....

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