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Clinton Budget Fakes Deficit Reduction

Every morning at 6:00 am I wake up to the mellifluous tones of National Public Radio’s Bob Edwards reading the morning headlines. Last week, Edwards opened my day with “President Clinton’s $500 billion deficit reduction package goes to Congress today.” A $500 billion deficit reduction package? This latest example of Washington, D.C., doublespeak — saying…

Hope, fear fuel Clinton campaign

With less than 50 days to go before the presidential election on November 5, the Dole campaign is in trouble. National polls continue to show President Clinton with a commanding lead — most around 15%. The outlook in the state-by-state electoral vote — the one that really counts, where it takes 270 out of 538…

Reform running into roadblocks

Even though the President’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform has been in business since January 25, it looks like the wheels are coming off — and it has not yet left the garage. Late last week task force director Ira Magaziner said the group would not make the president’s May 3rd deadline. Sources…