Now, Congress' Watchdog Is Nipping At Clinton

Referees are seldom loved, but professionals would never consider playing a game without one. So it is with Washington's never-ending budget fights. Ask any of the 200 number-crunchers who work for the Congressional Budget Office. The nonpartisan agency, created by the 1974 budget reforms, is supposed to keep Congress and the White House honest while ensuring that the budget deficit stays in check. That job has won the CBO few friends and truckloads of enemies.

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