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May 20, 1990 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" (Houghton Mifflin). He interviewed the congressman in his Capitol Hill office
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri is no stranger to controversy. As a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988, he staked out a get-tough policy on foreign trade that won him fervent admirers--and caustic critics. Gephardt's call for tough penalties against countries that violate U.S. standards of fair trade was denounced as protectionist by many economists in the United States and abroad.
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May 17, 2004 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said Sunday that he has repeatedly urged Sen. John F. Kerry to pick Dick Gephardt as his running mate, calling the Missouri congressman a strong addition to the Democratic presidential ticket. "He needs somebody that's high profile, somebody that can go out and carry a state, somebody that has a constituency, somebody that can deliver," Hoffa told reporters at the union's annual unity conference at a Las Vegas hotel.
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June 15, 1996 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in six years, House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) came out Friday for outright revocation of China's most-favored-nation trade benefits, providing the clearest sign yet of how Congress is becoming increasingly divided over the issue. The House's Democratic leader is now squarely in opposition to the core of President Clinton's China policy.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2004 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Dick Gephardt's formal exit Tuesday from the Democratic presidential contest opened up his home state, Missouri, as a potential major battleground for the remaining seven candidates seeking the party's nomination. Gephardt tearfully closed his campaign here, where his political career began, after a fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. He said he had no interest in running for a 15th House term or for the U.S. Senate.
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July 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Richard A. Gephardt from Missouri got his largest union endorsement, as the 720,000-member International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, meeting in Cincinnati, backed his candidacy.
NEWS
February 23, 1987 | United Press International
Democratic Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri plans to announce his candidacy today for the 1988 presidential nomination, becoming the first Democrat to formally enter the race, aides said Sunday. Gephardt, 46, who has served six terms in the House, will make the announcement in his hometown of St. Louis at Union Station.
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July 10, 1987
Presidential candidates Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) have agreed to a debate in Des Moines on July 20, aides to both candidates announced. The debate is scheduled at the Drake University Law School. Kemp and Gephardt have also tentatively agreed to a debate next month in New Hampshire.
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March 30, 1988 | Associated Press
A day after he dropped out of the presidential campaing, Rep. Richard A. Gephardt was in a good humor as he filed to run for reelection to the House. "I am very happy to be here. It's a good thing I didn't wait another day," the Missouri Democrat said. Tuesday was the filing deadline.
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July 24, 1987 | United Press International
Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt have agreed to a one-hour Democratic presidential debate in Iowa on Aug. 8, aides announced. The session will be held at Drake University in Des Moines and will focus on economics and the candidates' records in office. The format will include opening and closing statements as well as direct questioning between the men.
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December 2, 1994 | Associated Press
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder Thursday, a day after he was chosen by fellow House Democrats as minority leader when the new Congress convenes in January. A statement from Gephardt's office said that the congressman was "resting comfortably" after the surgery and that he was expected to remain at Bethesda Naval Hospital until the weekend. "A full recovery is expected," the statement said.
NATIONAL
January 18, 2004 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
At 8:30 a.m., the public library in this hamlet resembled many other venues Dick Gephardt had seen in a blur over the past fortnight. About 60 earnest Iowans were seated quietly, sipping coffee and ready for his pitch. But Saturday there was a difference. In the front row, to the candidate's left, sat Jane.
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January 12, 2004 | Ronald Brownstein
Every day, the borders that separate America from the rest of the world continue to dissolve. The last few weeks' headlines have been an extended testimonial to this interdependence. Our stake in the world economy was dramatized early last week when industry analysts reported that in 2003, foreign auto manufacturers captured a larger share of the American market than ever.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2004 | Ronald Brownstein, Times Staff Writer
With Iowa's Jan. 19 caucuses approaching, Democrats chasing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean relentlessly attacked his policies, temperament and credibility in a pointed debate Sunday. The focus was squarely on the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race throughout the two-hour session, as Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accused him of flip-flopping on issues, Rep. Dick Gephardt charged that Dean supported Republican plans to cut Medicare in the mid-1990s and Sen.
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December 21, 2003 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
Crisscrossing this critical early-voting state to meet voters and promote education, Democratic presidential candidate Richard A. Gephardt's campaign stops Saturday included one to rally a roomful of volunteers about to knock on doors for him. "Keep going, keep working," Gephardt exhorted more than a dozen supporters at a community center in Rochester, praising one-to-one voter contact.
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December 14, 2003 | Nick Anderson and Matea Gold, Times Staff Writers
Democratic presidential candidates Richard A. Gephardt and Howard Dean clashed Saturday in an intensifying dispute over the former Vermont governor's efforts to woo business to his state, including a company created by Enron Corp. The finger-pointing came as Dean was readying a foreign policy speech for Monday in Los Angeles.
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December 13, 2003 | Nick Anderson and Matea Gold, Times Staff Writers
Democratic presidential candidate Richard A. Gephardt on Friday accused the race's front-runner, Howard Dean, of "gross hypocrisy" following a published report on the former governor's aggressive use of tax breaks to lure insurance companies to Vermont. The Missouri congressman said Dean's use of tax breaks to woo companies, including one set up by the Enron Corp., to Vermont contradicted his speeches condemning President Bush's ties to big business.
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April 3, 1987 | Associated Press
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) is the first presidential candidate to apply for federal matching money for his campaign, a Federal Election Commission spokesman said Thursday. Fred Eiland said the Gephardt for President Committee had submitted the required forms reflecting that he raised at least $5,000 in 20 states from individual contributions of no more than $250.
NATIONAL
October 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, siding with President Bush on his $87-billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan, vowed to finance the war on terrorism even if it undercuts his presidential bid or ensures budget deficits for years to come. "We're in a military situation, we've got a lot of foreign obligations, we're fighting terrorism in many places around the world, we've got homeland security needs," the Missouri Democrat said.
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October 26, 2003 | Hugo Martin Times Staff Writer, Times Staff Writer
DES MOINES -- As he campaigns in Iowa, Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt likes to tell crowds about the time a man at Pittsburgh International Airport asked for an autograph for his 6-year-old son. "This is great," the man told Gephardt. "My son has autographs from a lot of famous people, but this will be his first autograph from an astronaut."
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October 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, siding with President Bush on his $87-billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan, vowed to finance the war on terrorism even if it undercuts his presidential bid or ensures budget deficits for years to come. "We're in a military situation, we've got a lot of foreign obligations, we're fighting terrorism in many places around the world, we've got homeland security needs," the Missouri Democrat said.
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