The View From Congress

The confession leaves some lawmakers stunned, others demanding resignation. Can Clinton calm angry Democrats?

As Jim Moran sat at home with his wife on Monday night, he wondered what to do about two of their children, ages seven and nine. Bill Clinton was moments away from delivering a televised address to the nation, and Moran, a Democratic Congressman from Virginia, "didn't want to say to the kids, 'You have to leave the room--the President's coming on.'"

The kids, as it turns out, may have been less troubled than their dad by what they saw. "This whole sordid mess is just too tawdry and tedious and embarrassing," said Moran on the morning after, his voice a...

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