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In Focus: Campaign Reform

Campaign Reform

Bedeviled by allegations of fund-raising abuses, President Bill Clinton is pushing hard for campaign-finance reform. But although Senate leaders have agreed to debate and vote on pending proposals this fall, there is little agreement among Republicans and Democrats beyond the recognition that Watergate-era reforms have failed.



The 1998 elections are still more than a year away, but candidates are emerging and beginning to jockey for position. Check out two of the nation's top political analysts, Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook, who dissect the nation's politics at the congressional and statewide levels.

Scanning The Web

Webwatch The Web keeps growing, and we keep prowling around, looking for places worth your download time. Check out our new Web Watch, with more than 60 featured links in 11 categories, from Congress and the White House to think tanks and political parties.

'Toons Time

'toons Sometimes you need an artist to pierce the self-important cloud that hangs over Washington, D.C. When that happens, it's 'Toon time -- check out the lively band of cartoonists who share their work with us:
Steve Brodner, Bob Lang, Mike Luckovich, Bill Mitchell and Chris Weyant.

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