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In a defining moment in his political career, President Clinton announced yesterday he will sign the GOP measure that ends welfare as we know it. The bill easily passed in the House yesterday and goes to the Senate today. President Clinton criticized some aspects of the bill, but called it “a real step forward for our country, our values and for people on welfare.” Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole tried to claim the credit, saying that the “first 100 days of the Dole administration have begun 97 days before the election.” Many advocates for the poor agree. Guests join us now to explain what this welfare reform means.

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