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Bill Clinton: Roe v. Wade was the right decision.
Erskine Bowles: His kids have diabetes; he supports stem cell cure.
Budget & Economy|
Dick Gephardt: Opposed bipartisan 1998 balanced budget.
Erskine Bowles: Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
George Bush Sr.: Increased national debt from $3T in 1988 to $4T in 1992.
Newt Gingrich: Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
Robert Reich: Differed with Clinton; less emphasis on deficit reduction.
Ronald Reagan: Increased national debt from $1T in 1980 to $3T in 1988.
Tom Daschle: Supported 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
Trent Lott: Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
Zell Miller: 1992: We need Dems because not everyone is born rich.
Robert Byrd: Homosexuality is a sin; no gays in military.
Bill Clinton: Investment capital over nonproductive corporate debt.
Hillary Clinton: 1980s: Loved Wal-Mart's "Buy America" program.
Bill Clinton: Work with Mexico to address drug smuggling problems.
Bill Clinton: Reasonable range of religious expression in schools.
Bill Clinton: $15B in education aid to ‘support what works’.
Hillary Clinton: 1983: AR reforms fixed unconstitutional school financing.
Lamar Alexander: 1985: Raised state taxes to improve education.
Energy & Oil|
Al Gore: 1993: Hard line on deficit reduction, paid for by BTU tax.
Families & Children|
Bill Clinton: A strong America requires strong community.
Al Gore: 1990s: Joint commission with Russia worked out many problems.
Bill Clinton: 1992: Helped refugees from Haiti, but only in Haiti.
Bill Clinton: 1993: Pushed $1.6B Russia aid package despite unpopularity.
Bill Clinton: Advocate for Tibet-China discussion on human rights.
Bill Clinton: Bush’s unilateralism strains international partnerships.
Bill Weld: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Bob Dole: 1993: Post-Cold War Russia aid avoided post-WWI errors.
Bob Dole: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Chris Dodd: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Colin Powell: 1994: Pushed last-minute deal to avoid Haiti invasion.
George Bush Sr.: 1991: Returned asylum-seeking refugees from Haiti.
George W. Bush: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Hillary Clinton: 1995: Spoke as voice of United States on Latin America trip.
Jimmy Carter: 1994: Negotiated last-minute deal to avoid Haiti invasion.
Joe Biden: 1993: Strongly endorsed $1.6B Russia aid package.
Newt Gingrich: 1993: $1.6B Russia aid package was "great defining moment".
Newt Gingrich: 1994 peso collapse was first crisis of 21st century.
Paul Sarbanes: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Robert Bennett: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Bill Clinton: 1993: NAFTA passed, but at a high price of dividing Dems.
Jimmy Carter: 1993: Called members of Congress to push for NAFTA.
Bill Clinton: Loosen eligibility for disability benefits.
Bill Clinton: Security,simplicity,savings,choice,quality, & responsibility.
Bill Clinton: Universal coverage would reduce bureaucratic costs.
Hillary Clinton: 1993 health plan initially praised as moderate & workable.
Bill Clinton: Proposed more funding for terrorism defense.
Bill Clinton: 2000: Warned Bush that biggest problem was Al Qaeda & Osama.
George W. Bush: 2000: Warned by Clinton that problem was Al Qaeda, not Iraq.
Rahm Emanuel: U.S. citizen but served in Israeli army.
Sam Nunn: 1992: Honor military culture; no gays in military.
Bill Clinton: Assure Mexico: no mass deportations.
Bill Clinton: 1990: AFL-CIO refused endorsement; Locals endorsed anyway.
Bill Clinton: $15B for jobs in poor communities.
Principles & Values|
Bill Clinton: Born in 1946 in Hope Arkansas to a widowed mother.
Bill Clinton: Father’s death in traffic accident drove Bill to achieve.
Bill Clinton: Discovered a half-brother in 1993.
Bill Clinton: Learn from Creation what one must be.
Bill Clinton: Developed the New Democrat Philosophy for 1992 campaign.
Bill Clinton: Asks forgiveness from Monica and her family.
Bill Clinton: Cites John 8:7 as defense against impeachment.
Bill Clinton: Right wing ideology trumps compassionate conservatism.
Bill Clinton: Bush believes in his way, but history favors Clinton’s.
Evan Bayh: Liberal in conservative state; but less so than Birch Bayh.
George Bush Sr.: 1992: Saddam foiled in plotting his assassination in Kuwait.
Hillary Clinton: 1980s: Earned more at Rose Law than Bill did as Governor.
Hillary Clinton: 1979 commodities deal: profit is not evidence of corruption.
John Warner: 1994: Endorsed Democrat over Oliver North for Senate.
Newt Gingrich: 1998: Proceeded with unpopular impeachment "because we can".
Ralph Nader: OpEd: Liberal trap: perfect is the enemy of the good.
Bill Clinton: Father brought date to hospital where he met mother, a nurse.
Bill Clinton: Knew his father only through stories from family.
Bill Clinton: Father had two children from three previous secret marriages.
Bill Clinton: Father's early death left me with sense of my own mortality.
Bill Clinton: Proposed a small portion of Trust Fund be in mutual funds.
Bill Clinton: Republican tax cut was too big & too bloated.
Al Gore: 1996: Led effort for telecomm bill's V-chip and E-rate.
Bill Clinton: 1996: Parents control kids' TV access with V-chip.
War & Peace|
Bill Clinton: 1992: Bombed Iraq to retaliate for Bush assassination plot.
Bill Clinton: Unexpextedly, Kosovo bombing worked.