THE REPUBLICAN IN THE OVAL OFFICE

CLINTON'S BUDGET CAMPAIGN IS BEING DIRECTED BY A CONSULTANT FROM THE G.O.P.

Only a few minutes before going live on prime-time TV last week to announce his biggest change of course since he became President, Bill Clinton was still fussing over the wording of his five-minute speech. He and his aides were gathered around a table in the private dining room in the West Wing tinkering with the text. Just a few steps away, in the Oval Office, a camera and lights had already been set up for the broadcast. "What do you think?" Clinton finally asked Dick Morris, a friend and Republican consultant whose growing influence on the President has stirred an...

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