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A Pew Research Center poll shows that Bush begins his second term considerably less popular than other recent second-term presidents and that his domestic agenda is at odds with the public's priorities.
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A quarter of a million kids in Illinois don't have health insurance, and at least half of them are in working families that make too much money to qualify for public assistance but not enough to afford private insurance.
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At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait, President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait hanging in the White House.
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Bill Clinton evoked sympathy and understanding by acknowledging marital problems on the famous 60 Minutes interview.
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Bill Clinton has been in office for a year and a half, and he's got a number of legislative proposals by which we can judge his public character.
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Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq. His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough and let whoever succeeds him take the fall.
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Bush has been having a lot of problems, and if the country decides they don't want Bush any more and are willing to look elsewhere, Kerry just wants to be there.
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Bush is good at stating the obviously untrue.
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Bush is so cut off as president that he was able to think Hurricane Katrina was not a big deal until an aide burned him a DVD of the television-news images.
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Bush says he won't rest until there is complete victory and the Iraqis can take care of their own security, which nitpickers might wish to point out Iraqis were able to do under Saddam.
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Bush says U.S. troops can't leave Iraq until the Iraqis can handle their own security. That may never happen because the Iraqi army is deeply divided on sectarian lines, each loyal to its own ethnic group.
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Bush's plan to carve out private accounts from Social Security doesn't have a single Democratic vote in the Senate, and Republicans are lukewarm at best.
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But speeches don't matter much; it's the events on the ground in Iraq that sway public opinion.
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Clinton is giving the best evidence yet of his approach to leadership. It's about understanding, not threats; accommodation, not confrontation; about getting people to sing the same song.
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Conservatives will have to decide who they hate more in 2008, Hillary Clinton or John McCain.
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Democrats want to win, and they'll abandon Hillary in a New York minute if they think there's a new more competitive model coming on line.
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Given her history, it makes political sense for Hillary to send cultural signals that she's much more conservative than her caricature. Still, her tap dance toward the right carries a cost.
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Gore's problem was that the Democratic party was not united behind him, and he was still worrying about how to present himself.
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Hillary, of course, went on to run for the U.S. Senate, and she is clearly putting the pieces together to run for president, in '08, or '12. So I guess she would be our star.
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Hospice means end-of-life care. The admission ticket is a diagnosis from a doctor that you have six months or less to live.
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I do go back to when Susan Estrich was the campaign manager for Dukakis, it was widely known that she didn't really have much power, and once the campaign lost, she didn't mind admitting that.
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I don't hear any clamor for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to get back into politics.
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I don't think Gore ignored women; I just think he had so many problems that he didn't know which one to address first.
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I don't think Kerry feels any pressure to put a woman on the ticket.
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I had to muster the courage to end the journey with him. Once we enrolled in a hospice, the goal was no longer prolonging Tom's life but helping him to die without pain and with the dignity that he deserved.
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I really think the real election doesn't begin until the convention.
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I think after 9/11, Bush did even better among women than he did among men.
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I think the Kerry campaign figures it's all about Bush at this point.
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I think the potential is there to get women more active, but they have to have a reason. The Democrats have an opportunity to engage a younger generation in this coming election.
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I think there is a general consensus that in the post 9/11 age, somebody who is not known, and who has no real national security experience on the ticket would be much too risky.
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I'm actually struck by the fact that it's now 20 years since Geraldine Ferraro.
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If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins, Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
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If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
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If you look at where presidents come from, they're former governors or senators.
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If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one.
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It runs counter to the notion about the Clintons, that they are in this for personal or financial gain, it doesn't ring true.
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It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who we thought at the time was poised to become governor of Maryland, lost that race, so there she went.
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Living in the fishbowl is hard enough without worrying about a Secret Service that can't keep mum.
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Looking at female candidates today, other women are the hardest on them, especially older women who were brought up in a different culture.
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Many parents, when faced with what to do with these spare embryos would like to donate them to science rather than let them languish indefinitely in storage tanks.
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Mary Beth Cahill gets high marks for her operational control; I don't think anybody defies her or goes around her.
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Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.
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People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.
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Politics is so much about serendipity that we've got to have a bigger pool of women, so that when people drop out of the process, you've got others to turn to.
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Saving people and maintaining order are the first order of government in any disaster, and neither was achieved.
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That means half the voters (50 percent) are opposed to or lean against abortion while 48 percent support abortion rights.
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That was an extraordinary development, to have a sitting First Lady decide to run for the Senate, from a state she'd never lived in.
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The 1994 election was a big shock to moderate women. Activists sort of assumed that all women were progressive; suddenly, we had women coming out of the pro-life movement who were activists on the other side.
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The administration wants to avoid an embarrassing debate over who lost Iraq, so there won't be the precipitous pullout that would look like a retreat.
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The beauty of the special counsel law is that he or she has to prove criminal wrongdoing, and not only criminal wrongdoing, but criminal intent. I think everyone is certain that doesn't exist with the Clintons.
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The death penalty is under assault because of technology and the use of DNA evidence, along with growing moral qualms about the way it is applied.
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The Democratic party has all sorts of machinery aimed at women. I think you are going to see more campaigning directed at women.
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The Democrats are certainly thinking that they've got an opportunity to pull women away by asking, Are you safer today than you were four years ago?
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The Illinois legislature is controlled by Democrats, and every one of them voted for All Kids, but that doesn't mean passage was easy. Funding was an issue.
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The list of women to potentially be on a major party ticket, in both parties, is embarrassingly short.
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The women's march that was here in April felt like back to the future. Women hadn't taken to the streets since 1992. The march got attention.
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There are eight female governors out of 50 today; and you can pretty well go down the list and eliminate each one of them as a presidential contender, at least in the near future.
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There are many other ways to measure the character of Clinton. He is working for us every day in office.
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There is room for an educating role, as to what battles are still left to fight for, and that we shouldn't take things for granted.
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There's a lot of things I like about France that you could never pull off in this country.
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They really go to the role that you're taking on and whether you can be the spouse of a President and a policymaker.
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To some extent, the way they live their lives is threatened by these women who take such a public posture. So they're torn between wanting them to succeed, and not wanting to be embarrassed if they fail.
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Today, you don't hear any real clamor to put a woman on the ticket.
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Today's young women don't really see inequities until they go out into the real world.
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We thought Christine Todd Whitman was the role model for the kind of woman who could go on to the presidency. She's too loyal a Republican to run as an independent or a Democrat.
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When Democrats said we should pull out our troops from Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney and others were quick to label them defeatists.
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Where is Rudy Giuliani when we need him? We've had four years since 9/11 to prepare for a crisis with mass casualties, yet we seem totally unprepared.
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Without revealing details of the conversation, Conrad says Bush is right to be concerned about the long-term shortfall in Social Security funding, but the shortfall in Medicare is eight times worse, and Bush isn't campaigning to overhaul Medicare.
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Women's groups were so organized that there was a lot of public pressure on Mondale to name a woman, to the point where it became embarrassing for Mondale.
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Would be such a huge win for the administration that you would think they would have gone to greater lengths to take Uday and Qusay alive.
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You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
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You have to adapt to the system, but you also have to remember what got you there, and why you're different, and capitalize on that, as opposed to smothering it.
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