Why The Gop's Right Wing Finds Itself Adrift

For House conservatives, 1997 is starting to look like the endless bummer. Republican revolutionaries' woes go far beyond the precarious standing of House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). In rapid-fire succession, they've seen term- limit legislation go down, failed to stop a bill funding international family planning, and watched helplessly as support for a balanced-budget amendment eroded. Adrift and beset by infighting, the right finds itself forced to respond to a centrist agenda set by President Clinton.

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