"Talk of a comeback is overblown," says a chary White House aide, but there's no doubt the patented Dick Morris patter is seeping its way into Clinton II, the Sequel. Aides to communications director Don Baer have taken dictation from Morris as he suggested language for a presidential press conference. He calls other senior aides to promote ideas based on national polls he pays for himself. His former chief aide, Tom Freedman, just joined the White House Domestic Policy Council to do for it what he did for Morris: scour the country for promising ideas to turn into federal initiatives. Morris'...

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