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October 5, 1996 NATIONAL JOUNRAL Vol. 28, No. 40 Democrats, Republicans and even Ross Perot have vowed to transform--and perhaps eliminate--the IRS. They cite inefficient management, ineffective modernization, intrusive collection methods. Yet some critics also say that many of the agency's problems are not its fault. roud, secretive, powerful--and, some charge, incompetent--the Internal...

No Shutdown, Lots of Gripes

October 4, 1996 A budget impasse didn't shut down the government this time around, but Republicans once again failed to pass all 13 appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year. That's got party stalwarts smoldering, and not just at Democrats. "We just have to take a good hard look at the...

Top Secrets

September 14, 1996 NATIONAL JOUNRAL, Vol. 28, No. 37 uying a pair of chinos from Lands' End Inc., the popular mail-order catalog business, couldn't be easier these days. The company has a site on the World Wide Web, the multimedia corner of the Internet, that offers an electronic order form. Punch in your...

NATO's New Horizons

September 14, 1996 NATIONAL JOUNRAL, Vol. 28, No. 37 ot long after the end of a high-level meeting in Warsaw this summer, Robert E. Hunter, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, marveled at the historic changes taking place throughout the alliance. Quietly and with relatively little fanfare, NATO's senior ministers were engineering a dramatic...

A Tangled Web

September 7, 1996 NATIONAL JOURNAL, Vol. 28, No. 36 he Web Review, an electronic magazine, debuted on the Internet in September 1995 to wild fanfare. Reviewers praised the magazine's content and the snappy way its designers incorporated the multimedia capabilities of that corner of the Internet known as the World Wide Web. The...

The End of Government

September 7, 1996 National Journal, Vol. 28, No. 36 n June, when congressional Democrats unveiled ``Families First,'' their new policy agenda, the most important part was written between the lines: an acknowledgment that a politician's place, these days, is at the margins. The Democrats contented themselves with a program to prevent teen pregnancy,...

Clinton: The Sequel

August 24, 1996 e've seen this campaign before: Bill Clinton as the tough-minded New Democrat, a family values guy, a crime-fighting sportsman who's careful about how he'll spend the taxpayers' hard-earned dough. That was how he got elected in 1992. He ran to the Right and ended the Democrats' string of presidential defeats....

A Great, Almost New Idea!

August 23, 1996 epublican vice presidential nominee Jack F. Kemp's signature scheme as the Bush Administration's Housing and Urban Development Secretary was a plan to sell public housing to the residents. It got plenty of drum rolls, but his scheme never got off the ground. Now the Clinton Administration's HUD Secretary, Henry G....

Perot Still Influences Campaign

August 10, 1996 epublicans are underdogs this year--not just because President Clinton is popular, but also because Ross Perot makes life much more difficult for the GOP. The problem is that Republicans don't seem to know how to run an underdog campaign. For the past 30 years, Republicans have run only two kinds...

The GOP Tries Winning With Legislation

August 10, 1996 s they left town for the August recess, both parties crowed that they had broken the logjam on Capitol Hill and produced the most prolific week of action since at least 1990. On the political landscape, however, the recent flurry of activity was less than a ten-strike for many lawmakers....

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