Will Clinton Be Forced To Tilt Toward The Left?

As the summer of Bill Clinton's discontent wound down on Martha's Vineyard, the beleaguered President had plenty to think about while he waited for Hurricane Bonnie to head up the coast. How serious a threat is Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr's reported decision to charge him with a wide-ranging abuse of power? Can he trust House Speaker Newt Gingrich's vow that only a pattern of felonies, rather than a single lie about a sexual escapade, would be grounds for impeachment? And will he be able to defrost relations with his icily outraged Democratic allies?

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