Why The Midterms Matter

Impeachment isn't the godsend the G.O.P. hoped for, but the election outlook is still bleak for Democrats

It's O.K. to admit: You couldn't care less about the midterm elections. Fewer Americans voted in the primaries this year than ever before, and polls indicate that just 35% of the electorate--another record low--plans to turn out Nov. 3. But that date still has both parties sweating. Midterm elections can produce big shifts in the congressional balance of power, and in this case, even modest gains by either party could determine the fate of Bill Clinton's presidency. But if you really want to get in on the action (and we know, you've got better things to do), then check out the...

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