Secrets Of Success

After his dramatic NAFTA victory, can Bill Clinton use his newfound clout to win bigger battles like health care?

One day after he pulled off the biggest win of his presidency with a 234-200 vote in the House for the North American Free Trade Agreement, Bill Clinton was already lining up allies for future battles. As Air Force One carried him to Seattle for a meeting with 13 Asian and Pacific leaders, he called Lane Kirkland of the AFL-CIO to say their bitter differences on the trade pact should not prevent them from joining forces on health-care reform and worker- retraining plans. He called Dan Rostenkowski and urged the House Ways and Means Committee chairman to push the languishing jobless-benefits...

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