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CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN STRATEGY IS TO WIN BY FIAT

When Bill Clinton stood in the Rose Garden last week and announced a $5 billion plan to help cities and states fix up their crumbling schools, it represented a big change of pace for him. Not because the initiative promises to help American children--with the election fast approaching, Clinton does that all the time--but because it has to get through Congress before it becomes law. The President didn't mention that, perhaps because he's out of practice asking Capitol Hill for crumbs. He's busy trying to turn his presidency into a solo act--running for re-election by Executive decree.

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