Newt's Fingers Get Caught In The Shutdown

For months, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) has dared President Clinton to make his day by closing down government in a clash of wills over a balanced budget. By vetoing GOP bills to keep the government running while budget talks continue, Clinton has taken the Speaker's bait. So why do Gingrich and other GOP leaders look so down-in-the-mouth?

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