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For Vice President Gore, a Term of Transition

Mary McGrory: On His Date With History, Clinton Must Decide How to Make an Impression

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This special supplement to The Washington Post
is included in the Jan. 20 print edition.

A Tradition of Troubled Second Terms
The pitfalls of his postwar predecessors offer second-term lessons for President Clinton, who says he is "mindful of history's difficulties." As the new kid in town four years ago Clinton represented a changing of the guard in the White House. Now he faces the wary familiarity--on the part of both the incumbent and the country--that marks all second oath-takings. With a second term does he have a second chance?

Part, Yet Apart
The Clintons' relationship with the capital city is laden with contradictions. Though regarded by some as isolated, the Clintons frequently venture from the White House and are often seen about town.

A Vital Force
The first lady will remain a vital force in the White House, recognizing the power of her voice and the contours of her limitations.


Inaugurations are America's answer to royalty: a coronation without a crown.

...and Prose
The inaugural address is a chance to hit a home run, but only a few have been memorable.