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A radical minority set out to clip Big Bird's tail feathers and wound up instead with egg on their faces.
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Although the scientific community agrees that mercury is a terrible health hazard, we have gaps in our knowledge of where methylmercury is found and how it is affecting humans and other life forms.
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Americans and Britons remain determined to defeat the global network of terrorists who seek to destroy our shared democratic values.
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Being cooped up for long periods also may account for our passion for winter sports, whether we simply watch or throw ourselves into them with abandon.
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But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
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By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!
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Catastrophic medical expenses strike only a small fraction of Americans each year.
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Congress has spoken out and acted several times to address this crisis, and I commend this body for its aggressiveness on this issue and for contributing more funds for humanitarian assistance than any other country. However, we have a moral obligation to do more.
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Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
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Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
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Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
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Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
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Hopefully in ten to twenty years our society will get to the point where sexual orientation is not as big of deal. I think passage of anti-discrimination laws is important step toward this goal. And I think we'll come back and we'll have another referendum in Maine again, at some point.
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I also plan to introduce legislation that will develop a system to measure and document changes resulting from reductions in mercury emissions.
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I am confident that the British people will not be intimidated by terrorism.
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I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.
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I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations.
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I think that pulp and paper industry is still one of major industries in this state. You have to place some limits on as far as lumbering practices, and to make sure that there are some basic rules.
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I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm.
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If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you're not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything.
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If the world has learned anything from the horrific tragedy of Rwanda and all previous genocides, we must not commit the same mistake again.
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In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists and expel Osama bin Laden.
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In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
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In virtually every state, they will be warned that mercury pollution may make the fish they catch dangerous to eat.
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Just when it's really getting cold out there, the holidays arrive-the occasion for more celebrations with neighbors, friends and colleagues than at any other time of the year.
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Kids are cheap to insure, so they can go to the doctors, get the tests they need, and do what they should be doing to maintain their health. It's programs like these I think that we should give more consideration to in Congress.
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Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.
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Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.
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Misguided policies have left many areas of our waters befouled and depleted, and our marine industries struggling.
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More than a decade ago, researchers studying the pristine ponds in Acadia National Park found something unexpected: mercury in the fish.
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Nationally, coastal watershed counties house over half our population and produce roughly half our gross domestic product.
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President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office.
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Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases.
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The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.
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The Energy Efficiency Cornerstone Act provides a wide range of meaningful incentives to encourage greater energy efficiency by government, industry and the consuming public.
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The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities.
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The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.
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The Republicans in the House and the Bush administration are bankrupting this country.
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These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things.
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They don't have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways.
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Through their work with fetal tissue, researchers hope to find ways to harness embryonic stem cells which have the ability to become any type of human cell and could provide new treatments for many illnesses.
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To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.
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Today's lopsided vote is a strong, bipartisan reflection of the high regard the American people have for public broadcasting's quality and fairness.
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Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research.
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Up to 15 percent of the trees in Maine's 3,500 acres of apple orchards died and many more were weakened.
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We are spending $1 billion a week in Iraq.
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We must invest in America's children to give them the opportunity for success and to strengthen our nation's competitive edge in the global economy.
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What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt.
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While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
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While Maine is populated by people who pride themselves on their self-reliance, we are also quick to help a neighbor or even a stranger in need.
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Winter in Maine is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity.
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Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance.
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