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June 8, 2003 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Dick Gephardt is talking food, discussing the Indian dishes he whips up on the rare occasions he gets to cook. The spicier the better, he says, even if his wife, Jane, can't handle the really hot stuff. And flowers, Gephardt says. He loves to grow flowers: "I get a big kick out of planting a seed or small plant and watching it develop, trying to nurture it and get it to develop into a beautiful flower or vegetable."
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June 8, 2003
Should we have gone to war in Iraq? What would you have done differently? I supported our military operation in Iraq. We had to deal with Saddam Hussein's threat to the U.S., the Middle East, the world and his own people. Prior to the conflict, I argued that we must deal with the Iraqi threat diplomatically if we can, but militarily if we must. While the Bush administration ultimately changed course and engaged with the U.N.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987
Listening to the 12 presidential contenders on NBC (Dec. 1), I might as well have been listening to someone trying to sell me a car. What a pack of schmoozers . How easily we could apply a commercial tag to much of what was said: --(Republican) Alexander Haig on fighting Commies in the Western Hemisphere: "Oh, what a feeling!" --(Republican Sen.) Robert Dole on improving the impending INF treaty: "Quality is job one!" --(Democrat) Bruce Babbitt on knowing when to literally stand up against the deficit: "We build excitement!"
NEWS
March 16, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a once-potential rival on board, Vice President Al Gore made his first official campaign journey Monday, lifting the curtain on the course a Gore administration would set in the years after the Clinton presidency. "Stand with me," he urged enthusiastic supporters as he touched critical political bases in New Hampshire and Iowa, sites of key early skirmishes in the presidential campaign.
NEWS
July 26, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Expressing sharp dissatisfaction with the continuing investigation into last year's victory by Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said his party will disrupt the House's business to end the GOP inquiry into the contested election in central Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1998
Future House Speaker Bob Livingston rationalized that "sulking" would-be voters, who ultimately decided not to cast their votes, were partially responsible for the bevy of Republican defeats on election day (Nov. 9). Evidently, Livingston suffers from the same cognitive paralysis as his predecessor. It is not the citizens who are ousting the Republicans from power. Rather, the Grand Old Party is rapidly self-destructing from within. The majority of this country's populace can no longer empathize with--much less tolerate--the litany of radically antiquated ideals to which the GOP continues to subscribe.
OPINION
March 13, 1988 | Stuart K. Spencer, Stuart K. Spencer served as senior campaign adviser to Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
The South has had its shot and now the muddle moves on. This week it's Illinois. Later this month, Michigan, then Wisconsin in early April. Then, in the space of two weeks come New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, three states vital to any Democrat's chances. Five Democrats leave Dixie alive or resuscitable. A few thoughts on each of the three who need to show something soon: Sen. Albert Gore Jr.
NEWS
September 16, 1997 | MARK Z. BARABAK
When Democrats in Congress rhapsodize of their resurgence, they cast a covetous eye to California's far north, to the land of redwood forests and burgundy waters. Here where loggers and tree-huggers keep uneasy company, where urban yuppies and rural survivalists repair to their respective retreats, where home-grown marijuana and world-famous wines are the leading agricultural bounty.
OPINION
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.
NEWS
March 16, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a once-potential rival on board, Vice President Al Gore made his first official campaign journey Monday, lifting the curtain on the course a Gore administration would set in the years after the Clinton presidency. "Stand with me," he urged enthusiastic supporters as he touched critical political bases in New Hampshire and Iowa, sites of key early skirmishes in the presidential campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1998
Future House Speaker Bob Livingston rationalized that "sulking" would-be voters, who ultimately decided not to cast their votes, were partially responsible for the bevy of Republican defeats on election day (Nov. 9). Evidently, Livingston suffers from the same cognitive paralysis as his predecessor. It is not the citizens who are ousting the Republicans from power. Rather, the Grand Old Party is rapidly self-destructing from within. The majority of this country's populace can no longer empathize with--much less tolerate--the litany of radically antiquated ideals to which the GOP continues to subscribe.
NEWS
September 16, 1997 | MARK Z. BARABAK
When Democrats in Congress rhapsodize of their resurgence, they cast a covetous eye to California's far north, to the land of redwood forests and burgundy waters. Here where loggers and tree-huggers keep uneasy company, where urban yuppies and rural survivalists repair to their respective retreats, where home-grown marijuana and world-famous wines are the leading agricultural bounty.
NEWS
July 26, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Expressing sharp dissatisfaction with the continuing investigation into last year's victory by Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said his party will disrupt the House's business to end the GOP inquiry into the contested election in central Orange County.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
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.
OPINION
March 13, 1988 | Stuart K. Spencer, Stuart K. Spencer served as senior campaign adviser to Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
The South has had its shot and now the muddle moves on. This week it's Illinois. Later this month, Michigan, then Wisconsin in early April. Then, in the space of two weeks come New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, three states vital to any Democrat's chances. Five Democrats leave Dixie alive or resuscitable. A few thoughts on each of the three who need to show something soon: Sen. Albert Gore Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987
Listening to the 12 presidential contenders on NBC (Dec. 1), I might as well have been listening to someone trying to sell me a car. What a pack of schmoozers . How easily we could apply a commercial tag to much of what was said: --(Republican) Alexander Haig on fighting Commies in the Western Hemisphere: "Oh, what a feeling!" --(Republican Sen.) Robert Dole on improving the impending INF treaty: "Quality is job one!" --(Democrat) Bruce Babbitt on knowing when to literally stand up against the deficit: "We build excitement!"
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