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By Thomas Schaller | March 28, 2007
Al Gore came a long way to talk about global warming with his former congressional colleagues, but the distance was more psychic than physical. He had to cover a lot of personal ground in order to arrive in Washington last week as a certifiable celebrity and Oscar-winning star of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth. As I watched Mr. Gore testify before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, that fateful winter six years ago - when Mr. Gore had to concede the presidential race and then certify George W. Bush's election from the floor of the Senate - seemed like six decades ago. Mr. Gore's bete noire is the committee's ranking Republican, James M. Inhofe.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 28, 2006
WASHINGTON -- "I wanted it, and it was not to be," said Al Gore, the former vice president and two-time presidential candidate. "I am not pursuing it. I have been there, and I have done that." Gore was on the telephone from New York, taking a break from promoting his book and documentary about global warming, to dismiss speculation that his rising profile should be interpreted as the first stirrings of another bid for the White House. "Why should I run for office?" Gore asked. "I have no interest in running for office.
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By David M. Shribman | May 4, 1999
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The Republican presidential race has the explosive issue (abortion), the unpredictable character (Patrick J. Buchanan), the romantic insurgent (Gary Bauer), the alluring mystery man (George W. Bush), the methodical grind (Lamar Alexander), the innocent underdog (Dan Quayle), the unreconstructed warrior (John McCain), the whimsical Wunderkind (John R. Kasich) and the unconventional outsider (Elizabeth H. Dole).But it's the Democratic race, with the two boring and balding, middle-aged and moderate, respectable and responsible, pensive and pedantic guys that's really interesting.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | October 8, 1999
DES MOINES -- For the first time since Vice President Al Gore started pressing former Sen. Bill Bradley to engage in a series of debates, the two Democrats will share the same platform here tomorrow night at the Iowa party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. But it won't be exactly what Mr. Gore is looking for in his new self-styled "underdog" strategy to take on the upstart challenger.The format will not be a debate, but rather a couple of speeches, with Mr. Bradley going first. That arrangement will give the vice president the opportunity to criticize what the old basketball player has to say. But it won't be the sort of direct confrontation that Mr. Gore is seeking to cut the long shot of just a few weeks ago down to size.
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By Neal Peirce | August 24, 2000
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore promised lots of choices in his acceptance speech to the Democratic convention. Women, he said, would be assured, through his Supreme Court appointments, the right to choose on abortion. A Gore administration would "give more power back to parents," by letting them choose the entertainment they want for their children. But on one issue -- vouchers to let parents choose schools for their children -- Mr. Gore was fervidly anti-choice. Everyone knows why -- Mr. Gore's deep reliance on the politically potent teacher unions, the National Education Association (NEA)
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By Jules Witcover | November 20, 2002
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of former Vice President Al Gore's latest public re-emergence, members of the Democratic National Committee, responding to a Los Angeles Times poll, are distinctly cool to the prospect of his seeking the party's presidential nomination in 2004. While he is the front-runner among the 312 DNC members surveyed, he is barely so, being named by 19 percent to 18 percent for Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and 13 percent for Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, among a field of 10 possible hopefuls listed.
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By Jules Witcover | January 23, 2002
WASHINGTON -- After months of quietly moving around in the shadows of politics, former Vice President Al Gore will surface in Nashville on Feb. 2 for a big fund-raising rally in a downtown hotel for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Many of his supporters will say it's about time. In a sense, Mr. Gore will be doing no more than what he said he would be doing when he made his graceful exit from the political stage via television on Dec. 13, 2000: "spend time in Tennessee and mend some fences, literally and figuratively."
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By George F. Will | May 2, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Bill Bradley's new best friends, whose numbers grow exponentially as his poll numbers progress arithmetically, say he will campaign on big ideas. But right now Mr. Bradley should not distract attention from Vice President Al Gore, whose difficulties multiply. And Mr. Bradley's recent foray into the politics of ideas did not make sensible people impatient for his next foray.Mr. Gore knows that serving vice presidents who have wanted their parties' nominations have succeeded recently (Richard Nixon in 1960, Hubert Humphrey in 1968, George Bush in 1988)
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | April 12, 1999
COLO, Iowa -- It's early morning and Vice President Al Gore, fresh from an overnight stay at the farm of Keith and Susan McKinney, is busily working the breakfast crowd at a nearby coffee shop.Dressed in blue work shirt and jeans, he moves unhurriedly from table to table, shaking hands and enthusing about the buttermilk pancakes and sausages his hostess had served him earlier.The talk between the vice president and the breakfasting Iowans is mostly about family, his and theirs. He makes no effort to rush as he moves through the room to press for their votes in the Iowa presidential caucuses still 10 months off.As Mr. Gore makes his rounds, a bevy of television cameramen hovers over the scene, and a boom mike is held high over his head to pick up the chit-chat.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | January 20, 1993
In her 30 years with Baltimore city schools, Frances Kessler never imagined her job as a teacher would lead her to a presidential inaugural ball. But that's just where she'll be tonight, at the invitation of the new vice president himself.Mrs. Kessler met Al and Tipper Gore in 1989 after their son, Albert III, was seriously injured by a car in front of Memorial Stadium and was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.A teacher in the city's Chronically Health-Impaired Program (CHIP)
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