THE WEEK: DECEMBER 10-16

DECEMBER 10-16

NATION

OPEN AND SHUT CASE, PART 2

For the second time in a month, the Federal Government was forced into a partial shutdown after budget talks between congressional Republicans and the White House collapsed. President Clinton accused the G.O.P. of wanting to make "deep and unconscionable cuts in Medicare and Medicaid." Senator Robert Dole retorted, "I don't think he's telling the American people the truth." The two sides could not agree on when to restart negotiations.

ALAS! COUNT US IN

Sidelined, as it has customarily been whenever the Commander in Chief has decided to commit U.S. troops abroad, a deeply...

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