In Washington, a Marriage Of Convenience for China

Tom Delay is more than another Republican Clinton basher: he is the general who lined up the final votes to impeach the President. So when the House majority whip strode smiling toward the Oval Office one morning this spring, Bill Clinton's aides whirled around with who-let-this-guy-in grimaces of disbelief. DeLay's excuse was a White House bill signing with other members of Congress. Yet as soon as Clinton saw him, the President walked over, shook his hand and drew the Texas Representative aside. There were golf jokes. And then two of Washington's biggest adversaries settled into some strategizing about perhaps the only...

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