Gas Pump Politics

Prices should drop soon, but Dole and Clinton are still out to score points

Leave it to Bob Dole and Bill Clinton to give new meaning to the term "oil slick." In the grips of an election-year bout of one-upmanship, the Presidential rivals are jockeying over this spring's 17% runup in gasoline prices. Republicans say a White House-inspired tax increase is partly to blame. Democrats point at the greed of Big Oil.

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