President Clinton was basking in the afterglow of his big victory with the Crime Bill in the Senate last night. The 61-38 win will put in place legislation to ban 19 semiautomatic weapons, provide funds for 100,000 local police over five years and slap a life sentence on anyone convicted of three violent crimes. "The long, hard wait is finally over," Clinton said in a written statement. And what of the losers? "I was a little surprised that they risked being seen as obstructionist," says TIME Washington Senior Correspondent Laurence Barrett. "I think they came off looking stupid."