President Bush went to Pittsburgh on Monday and called on Republicans (you have to be one, to qualify to vote in next Tuesday's primary) to vote for the incumbent senator, Arlen Specter. That endorsement sent shivers down the spines of GOP conservatives, who are rooting for the other candidate, Patrick J. Toomey.
In 1993, in an interview with The Washington Post, the newly elected Bill Clinton joked that he missed the Cold War. Clinton explained to the Post that, 'We had an intellectually coherent thing. The American people knew what the rules were.'
Miscellaneous quotes on topics more or less in the news:
On the eve of "Earth Day," the Bush administration stands accused of trashing the nation's environment.
Some holidays, such as Veteran?s Day and Memorial Day, are a time for reflection. Others, like July 4th and Thanksgiving, are a time for celebration. This year, we ought to add Earth Day to the list of days to celebrate -- but only if we rename it Growth Day.
In the midst of recent criticism that a) the university has been spending too much money on speakers, and b) the speakers always seem to be Democrats; the university hired George Mitchell (D-Maine) to speak for about an hour for the sum of $40,000.
Passed after the 1967 Six Day War, 242 mandated the withdrawal of Israel 'from territories occupied in the recent conflict.' Not from 'the territories.' Israel insisted on deletion of the 'the' because it implied, as Arab and other powers acknowledged by their vehement opposition to the deletion -- withdrawal from all territories.
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