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August 16, 1992 | JOHN BRENNAN, TIMES POLL DIRECTOR
Given the heat the issue continually generates, one might conclude that Americans are in two rigidly defined armed camps on the abortion question, an abortion rights group and an anti-abortion wing, each poised for a fight to the death on the electoral battlefield. Such categories may accurately portray abortion militants. But they don't describe the complex, contradictory views held by most voters on the subject.
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August 16, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Republicans from around the nation headed toward Houston on Saturday for a national convention they hope will begin to revive their party's flagging political fortunes, President Bush indicated that he will soon offer new proposals for helping the beleaguered economy. "I'll be making some proposals regarding the economy . . . that I think will take care of it," Bush said in an interview with Time magazine that was released Saturday.
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June 4, 1992 | CONNIE STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day after he lost the Democratic presidential primary in his home state, a relaxed, almost jovial Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. pledged to hammer out a "people's platform" for his party and to keep working to give ordinary folks a stake in the political process. The former California governor also predicted that the California Senate race between liberal Democrat Barbara Boxer and conservative Republican Bruce Herschensohn will highlight what can be at stake in an election.
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June 5, 1992 | JAMES FLANIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ross Perot, outlining how he would mend the U.S. economy, proposes a combination of tax cuts and loans for small business and tougher trade policy to create more jobs at home. "We cannot be a superpower if we cannot manufacture here," the Texas billionaire said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. He called for the United States to make almost everything it needs at home. "We have to manufacture here," he said.
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June 5, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent preemptive strike before President Bush's prime time news conference, businessman Ross Perot told a gathering of supporters Thursday that his undeclared presidential candidacy already has changed the political landscape of the nation. "Three months ago, I was worried nobody'd listen," Perot told a crowd in Las Vegas. "Now they've all got hearing aids. It's just really fascinating, isn't it, that suddenly we've got the President of the United States interested in a balanced budget."
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February 23, 1992 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Jimmy Carter, who campaigned for President on the promise never to lie, on Saturday met and praised Paul E. Tsongas, the presidential candidate who has promised to tell the truth even if it hurts.
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April 4, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Remember George Bush, the 1988 candidate whose long government resume would make him ready for the presidency from Day One? The senator's son who learned the ropes of Congress as a member of the House two decades earlier? The insider who led the CIA and the Republican National Committee, and who represented Washington at the United Nations and in Beijing? Forget it all. Meet George Bush, the 1992 agent of change.
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April 4, 1992 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton's campaign has produced two new television and three new radio ads for the New York primary Tuesday in what aides are calling an aggressive strategy of attacking former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.: AD 1: Over a picture of Brown, a narrator says: "You have to wonder about Jerry Brown. First he didn't tell the truth about his tax plan--it will triple taxes on the poor and raise taxes on the middle class. . . .
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