March 15, 2002 |
Tipper Gore is weighing an overture from Democrats to run for her husband's old Senate seat from Tennessee, sources close to her said Thursday. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Democrats urged Mrs. Gore to run after Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) announced last Friday that he will not seek reelection. Her husband, Al Gore, held the Senate seat from 1985 to 1993, before becoming vice president. He said he would not run for his old seat.
November 18, 2001
Al and Tipper Gore's annual "Family Re-Union" conference truly is a reunion this year, as participants from all nine previous policy meetings on strengthening families return Monday to discuss their accomplishments and new ideas. The Gores, who made only a brief appearance via satellite last year because the 2000 election remained undecided in mid-November, will moderate it in person again.
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October 17, 2001 |
Margaret Ann Aitcheson, the mother of Tipper Gore and the inspiration for the former second lady's work on behalf of the mentally ill, has died. She was 77. Aitcheson died Monday at the Alexandria, Va., nursing home where she lived, said a spokeswoman for the Gores. Her son-in-law, former Vice President Al Gore, was with her at the time.
September 18, 2000 |
Al Gore's surge in the national presidential polls has been powered by women, and Beebee Shale is one of them. She wanted to vote for George W. Bush. But as the election heads into its final weeks, she finds herself comfortably in Gore's camp. "I didn't like Gore at first--all that Clinton stuff," said Shale, a 30-year-old suburban mother, shopping recently in downtown Chicago. "But then Clinton did the attempt at apology and Gore stood on his own at the convention. . . . I like that."
August 18, 2000 |
A surprisingly relaxed, down-home and often funny Al Gore appeared on screen Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, thanks to a hot young movie director who exposed American audiences to the inside of John Malkovich's brain. Spike Jonze, director of the quirky, Oscar-nominated comedy "Being John Malkovich," was hired by the Gore campaign to make a brief documentary about a day in the life of the candidate.
August 16, 2000 |
If he's a robot, she's his heartbeat. When Tipper Gore takes center stage at Staples Center on Thursday to introduce the vice president at the Democratic National Convention, she will speak both as a veteran political spouse and as the person Al Gore whispers to as he fades off to sleep. As for Tipper, her smile, her warmth and her confidence make her seem easy to know. Even those who fault her husband are inclined to have generous words for the woman he needs by his side.
August 14, 2000 |
Battling the crosscurrents of ideology on the eve of the Democratic convention, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman on Sunday defended his views on television violence, affirmative action and school vouchers that have unnerved party liberals. Speaking on five television interview shows, the vice presidential nominee-in-waiting did not retreat an inch from his record.
August 13, 2000 |
It has been a lifetime in preparation. No blank space remains in his resume. Al Gore has left almost nothing to chance. Boarding Air Force Two, he rakes the air with windmill waves--even when no one but his security detail is watching. He is ready in case a camera blinks. He has sculpted himself for the long haul.