Mrs. Carnahan Goes To Washington

Still finding her way, the freshman Senator knows where she's headed

When Hillary Rodham Clinton took the oath of office last Wednesday, she wasn't the only new Senator arriving by way of marital tragedy. As the President looked down from the gallery, Hillary was sworn in by Vice President Al Gore, in his role as president of the Senate. The last time President Clinton was before the Senate was on charges of impeachment, when many did not think he would come out with his presidency or marriage intact.

Minutes earlier, another Democratic Senator had taken the oath, one who came by way of a far more profound tragedy. Three months before, Jean...

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