Going for Total Victory

Clinton wants to fight his G.O.P. foes on every aspect of impeachment. But if it drags on, he may get the blame

By the time he had wrapped up his half-a-trillion-dollar budget deal late last week, things were going so well for Bill Clinton that he went out of his way to thank his enemies. Never mind that just a week before, those same Republican lawmakers had launched open-ended impeachment hearings against him. In that short period the Administration and congressional Democrats had outmaneuvered Republican leaders, forcing them to accept much of Clinton's spending priorities and sowing discord in G.O.P. ranks. The Republicans caved on everything from paying for 100,000 new teachers to providing an $18 billion infusion to the International Monetary Fund....

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