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By Jacob Weisberg | November 28, 1999
RECENTLY, the Washington Post published an editorial about the Naomi Wolf business that drew a contrast between Vice President Al Gore's and Bill Bradley's uses of advisers. The editors noted that while Mr. Gore is a sucker for trendy gurus peddling magical elixirs, Mr. Bradley relies only on trusted long-term advisers ("who think nothing of sharing hotel rooms in order to save money"). But as Ms. Wolf quite reasonably pointed out in recent TV appearances, Mr. Bradley has a guru, too, a Harvard professor by the name of Cornel West.
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By Bill Bradley | February 7, 2013
The press and public have understandably focused in recent weeks on high-profile appointments such as the secretaries of state, defense and treasury as President Barack Obama builds his second-term team. They also should pay close attention to the search for a man or woman to serve as commissioner of the Social Security Administration - a post central to the national welfare and, with a six-year term, an appointment that will continue into the next presidency. The Social Security Administration, headquartered just outside Baltimore in Woodlawn, touches the lives and pocketbooks of nearly every American.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | July 17, 1991
FIRST ON the basketball court and then in the Senate, Bill Bradley of Princeton, the New York Knicks and the state of New Jersey, has built a reputation as a cool performer. With flamboyance all around him in all these settings, he has been known as both athlete and politician as a guy who gets the job done with a minimum of theatrics.That's why the highly emotional assault he has launched and intends to sustain against President Bush on his civil rights record has commanded widespread attention.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
WHEN Bill Bradley endorsed Howard Dean last week in the Democratic presidential primary, the reaction was ho-hum - the endorsement had been expected, considering that both men appealed to similar voters. Largely overlooked was one truth of this year's astonishing Democratic primary race: that Bradley gave a big boost to Dean's insurgent bid long before his formal endorsement. By coming much closer than many people realize to pulling off an upset against Al Gore four years ago, Bradley, the former New Jersey senator, might have set the stage for Dean's more successful long-shot campaign this year.
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By Jack W. Germond & JULES WITCOVER | May 12, 1992
WASHINGTON -- More than a month before the Rodney King verdict and the ensuing Los Angeles riots, Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey took to the Senate floor for another in a series of speeches on race he has been making going back more than a year. Deploring the general neglect of the plight of the cities, he said: "We cannot afford to wait longer. It is time for candor, time for truth, and time for action."As his contribution to candor, Bradley, whose insights on the race question were nurtured by his professional basketball career on a team and in a league populated largely by black players, spoke of how "fear covers the streets like a sheet of ice."
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1997
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley will head a new University of Maryland College Park think tank dedicated to finding solutions to public policy issues, the senator and campus officials said yesterday."
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | June 21, 1999
SAN FRANCISCO -- Welcome to the itinerant seminar of Bill Bradley, like unsyrupy 7-Up, the uncola of presidential candidates.The former New Jersey senator sits one recent morning in a circle with about 20 experts on water problems who represent such groups as Friends of the River and Save the Bay. For about 90 minutes, he engages them in a low-key, not to say esoteric, conversation about ways to conserve California's most precious natural commodity.Mr....
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By Ronald Brownstein | September 19, 1999
IN LATE 1993, then-Sen. Bill Bradley insisted in a major speech that every American "should be guaranteed access to quality health care" -- a cause he has embraced again in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination formally announced two weeks ago.But in 1994, when President Clinton launched the most serious effort to provide universal health coverage since the Truman administration, Bradley largely remained aloof from the legislative struggle --...
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
WHEN Bill Bradley endorsed Howard Dean last week in the Democratic presidential primary, the reaction was ho-hum - the endorsement had been expected, considering that both men appealed to similar voters. Largely overlooked was one truth of this year's astonishing Democratic primary race: that Bradley gave a big boost to Dean's insurgent bid long before his formal endorsement. By coming much closer than many people realize to pulling off an upset against Al Gore four years ago, Bradley, the former New Jersey senator, might have set the stage for Dean's more successful long-shot campaign this year.
NEWS
March 1, 2000
Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Bill Bradley are scheduled to debate from 9 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. EST today at the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times. The event will be moderated by Bernard Shaw and carried live on CNN.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 6, 2004
CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Democratic presidential frontrunner Howard Dean is expecting another major lift today with the endorsement of former Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey. Bradley's endorsement, to be announced at a pancake breakfast in Manchester, N.H., follows by a month that of former Vice President Al Gore, who was challenged by Bradley for the party's nomination in 2000. Dean campaign officials declined to identify the "special guest" appearance that prompted last-minute changes in the former governor's Iowa campaign schedule.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2000
Former Sen. Bill Bradley said yesterday that it is time for one of the presidential candidates to fall on his sword so that the country can move ahead. "The sooner the better," said Bradley, a former Democratic presidential candidate, who spoke to more than 2,000 technology executives and investors at a Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown conference in Baltimore. "How we get out of this, there is no simple answer." Bradley said Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush must consider the "long-term future of the country."
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | October 2, 2000
DETROIT - Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush were both in the battleground state of Michigan last week before hunkering down to prepare for tomorrow night's first nationally televised debate. But their appearances were not the main business of each campaign. Rather, brainstorming and rehearsals were already going forward for the big night. According to a "Gore source" in Time magazine, "swing voters like a reasonable, fact-based argument" in debates. The comment suggests that at least on Mr. Gore's part, the confrontations between the vice president and the Texas governor will focus on each other's records in office and proposals for the future, not on glitzy grandstanding.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | August 7, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- Going into last week's Republican National Convention, there was more than niceness involved in the Bush campaign's assurance that it was going to stay on the high road, illustrated by a decision to do without an "attack night" to bash President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. For the first two nights of the convention, that policy was followed religiously. It was part of a conscious effort to contrast the tone of the Bush candidacy with the negative hammering of the Gore campaign, joined with increasing enthusiasm by Mr. Clinton himself.
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By Jules Witcover and Jules Witcover,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 14, 2000
CHICAGO - Bill Bradley, putting aside the questions about Vice President Al Gore's trustworthiness he expressed in their bitter Democratic primary fight last winter, formally endorsed Gore for president yesterday at a joint appearance in Green Bay, Wis. Bradley said that for him, the choice between Gore and Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, the presumptive Republican nominee, "is not even close." Citing the late Green Bay Packers coaching great Vince Lombardi that "winning is a team sport," Bradley climbed aboard the Gore team with a low-key joint appearance in which he prodded his party to act more aggressively to address the nation's pressing social needs despite the prosperity created during the Clinton-Gore years.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | July 14, 2000
CHICAGO -- It took former Sen. Bill Bradley a few months longer to formally endorse the man who beat him for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vice President Al Gore, than it took the Republican loser, Sen. John McCain, to bury the hatchet with the man who bested him, Texas Gov. George W. Bush. But, like Mr. McCain with Mr. Bush, Mr. Bradley did so in much the same fashion -- with restrained enthusiasm and without departing from his own political agenda. The difference was that while Mr. McCain got nothing from Mr. Bush on the key issue that he shared with Mr. Bradley across party lines in the primaries -- campaign finance reform -- Mr. Bradley at his joint appearance with Mr. Gore in Green Bay, Wis., at least heard his old foe embrace strong campaign finance reform with vigor.
NEWS
March 9, 2000
Latest total of delegates won this year: Democrats Bill Bradley 412 Al Gore 1,424 Uncommitted 0 Needed to nominate 2,170 Republicans George W. Bush 617 John McCain 231 Alan Keyes 12 Uncommitted 12 Needed to nominate 1,034 Democratic primaries CALIFORNIA 22,669 of 22,669 precincts reporting - 100% Bill Bradley 437,897 18% 63 Al Gore 1,965,516 81% 304 Lyndon LaRouche 14,642 1% 0 CONNECTICUT 737 of 737 precincts reporting - 100% Bill...
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1999
Once bitter adversaries, Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and former Attorney General Stephen H. Sachs are on the same team supporting presidential candidate Bill Bradley. Schaefer joined a list yesterday of Maryland Democratic officials who have endorsed Bradley in his run against Vice President Al Gore. "I have been involved in public service for four decades, and rarely have I met someone with the integrity, honesty and character of Bill Bradley," Schaefer said in a statement released by the Bradley campaign.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 10, 2000
WASHINGTON - Texas Gov. George W. Bush has made a highly public display of his Mount Rushmore-like foreign policy team. He has delivered speeches in recent weeks on such issues as Social Security, education, the environment, anti-ballistic missile defense. The presumed GOP presidential nominee has been reading up on the Balkans and Russia. And yet, even with such a substance-heavy campaign, the doubts, the questions, the jokes about Bush's intellectual heft have not let up. The "empty suit" charge has become Bush's campaign cross to bear - much as stiffness is for his Democratic opponent, Vice President Al Gore, slickness was for President Clinton, the "wimp thing" was for former President George Bush and a similar lack of braininess was for former Vice President Dan Quayle.
NEWS
May 7, 2000
Buyback program a model approach to crime, civility The Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) would like to commend Alderwoman Cynthia A. Carter and Annapolis police Chief Joseph S. Johnson for Annapolis' excellent gun buyback program. In stark contrast to Alderman Herbert McMillan's ongoing controversy with County Executive Janet S. Owens and members of the African-American leadership over the city's loitering ordinance, Ms. Carter has shown what can happen when elected officials work with the community on the problems of crime.
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