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A Postelection Vote for Consensus

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Science  15 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5290, pp. 1072
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5290.1072

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In the wake of an election that reaffirmed divided government in Washington, Democrats and Republicans are calling for a truce in the bruising ideological fights of the last 2 years. That respite could help rescue research programs from the wholesale cuts needed to balance the federal budget