CONVENTION '96: INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW: IS THIS STORY TRUE?

The supermarket tabloids don't usually pay much attention to politics--they have their hands full chronicling Sharon Stone's love life and following Madonna around with a camera--but when they do, they make it count. In 1987 the National Enquirer printed a photo of Donna Rice sitting on Gary Hart's lap, creating the most infamous visual epitaph for his crashed political career. Four years ago, the Star ran a story on Gennifer Flowers' alleged affair with Bill Clinton, throwing a major scare into his campaign just before the New Hampshire primary. And last week it was the Star's sensational account of Dick Morris'...

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