It May Blow Up on You

After months on the sidelines, Congress braces itself for Starr's report. But with November approaching, will anyone dare touch it?

For much of the spring and summer, members of Congress have viewed the Monica Lewinsky scandal with a kind of queasy detachment. "It's as if something has been going on in another room, or maybe next door," says Senator Joseph Lieberman, a Democrat from Connecticut. "You know something's happening over there, but it's not really affecting you."

Those feelings suddenly changed last week after Ken Starr's two most important witnesses finally decided to give testimony, fueling fresh speculation about how quickly Starr would wrap up the case and send it to Congress for possible impeachment hearings. But the members of the...

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