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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,Sun Staff | October 24, 1999
Dressed in boxer shorts and a Falcons T-shirt, Max Cleland rolls his wheelchair across the smooth parquet floors of his Atlanta apartment, headed for the ringing telephone. He's home on a late-summer break from the U.S. Senate, and a radio-show host is on the line. With his favorite Bible verses and cowboy posters on the walls, this place should be Cleland's refuge. But his job constantly intrudes -- and there is no refuge from the past."Now, you're a triple amputee?" the disc jockey asks.
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By Garrison Keillor | May 18, 2010
I was the only reporter who snuck into the Senate Spouses dinner in Washington last week, and nobody swore me to secrecy, so here goes ... Tuesday, May 11, in the lofty, leafy glass arcade of the U.S. Botanic Garden near the Capitol, tea partier Scott Brown hobnobbed with prairie progressive Tom Harkin, affable Chuck Schumer put an arm around flinty Chuck Grassley, and cranky old Jim Bunning went around saying hi, even to Democrats. The Udalls were there, Mark of Colorado, Tom of New Mexico, looking like Eagle Scouts, as Udalls do. Here were obstructionist Republicans, smiling and gracious as small-town morticians, and their socialist death-panel colleagues being gracious right back: Dodd, Dorgan, Durbin.
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July 29, 2004
SPEAKERs INCLUDE * Sen. John Kerry * Kerry's daughters, Alexandra and Vanessa * Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state * Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, who will introduce Kerry. ON TELEVISION * ABC CBS NBC: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. * CNN, Fox News MSNBC, CSPAN: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. * PBS: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | December 12, 2005
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. now counts on everyone living in the state of Maryland forgetting there is a battered man named Max Cleland. Ehrlich hires Bo Harmon, whose actions were a national disgrace, to run his re-election campaign for governor. In the most infamous campaign Harmon ran, he confronted the war hero Cleland, who gave up three of his limbs in Vietnam and became a U.S. senator from Georgia, and he lumped Cleland with Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden so he could win an election.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 26, 1996
ATLANTA -- President Clinton marched into Georgia yesterday, his confident campaign trolling for votes within hailing distance of Newt Gingrich's district.At two events, here and in Macon, Clinton proposed expanding college work-study programs in order to tutor third-graders in reading. Before the Democratic convention, Clinton called for a volunteer force 1 million strong to target young children. Yesterday, he said, 10 percent of that force could be college students."I want you to support that," he told a downtown Atlanta crowd at lunchtime.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 2, 2004
NASHVILLE - Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, aiming to quiet questions about his mettle to be commander in chief, attacked President Bush yesterday for the first time over his admission that he miscalculated postwar planning in Iraq, and asserted, `'I would've done almost everything differently."
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | December 10, 2005
In the first major step toward building a campaign team, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has hired a political director whose major credit is the successful race he ran to unseat a former Georgia senator and crusading war veteran that has Democrats there still crying foul four years later. Bo Harmon, a veteran of the National Republican Congressional Committee and other GOP organizations, as well as manager of Saxby Chambliss' campaign against then-Sen. Max Cleland, said yesterday that he is coming to Maryland to get the word out about Ehrlich's accomplishments.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | December 12, 2005
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. now counts on everyone living in the state of Maryland forgetting there is a battered man named Max Cleland. Ehrlich hires Bo Harmon, whose actions were a national disgrace, to run his re-election campaign for governor. In the most infamous campaign Harmon ran, he confronted the war hero Cleland, who gave up three of his limbs in Vietnam and became a U.S. senator from Georgia, and he lumped Cleland with Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden so he could win an election.
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By Cynthia Tucker | May 3, 2004
ATLANTA - John Kerry's campaign has suffered from a curious redefinition of patriotism and heroism - a revisionism that glorifies armchair warriors while denigrating combat veterans. His combat medals haven't quieted the Bush campaign machine, which sends its minions out to denounce Mr. Kerry as unpatriotic and anti-military. It is an odd thing, but it did not start here. In a Senate race two years ago, Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss defeated the Democratic incumbent, Max Cleland - a Vietnam veteran whose service left him a triple amputee - partly by challenging his patriotism.
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By David W. Marston and David W. Marston,Special to the Sun | February 2, 2003
"[Apocalyptic religious terrorists] are like cunning beasts of prey; we cannot reason with them, but we can -- if we work at it -- outsmart them, set traps for them, cage them or kill them." -- Why Terrorism Works, by Alan M. Dershowitz When "It's the economy, stupid!" propelled Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, the economy was actually on the threshold of a historic bull run. So if Democrats could win then, running against Republican stewardship of a soon-to-be-robust economy, why didn't the dismal economic picture in 2002 --- stock market hemorrhaging red ink, massive layoffs and bankruptcy filings in major industries, an accelerating drumbeat of gross corporate malfeasance (some uncomfortably close to the Bush administration)
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | December 10, 2005
In the first major step toward building a campaign team, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has hired a political director whose major credit is the successful race he ran to unseat a former Georgia senator and crusading war veteran that has Democrats there still crying foul four years later. Bo Harmon, a veteran of the National Republican Congressional Committee and other GOP organizations, as well as manager of Saxby Chambliss' campaign against then-Sen. Max Cleland, said yesterday that he is coming to Maryland to get the word out about Ehrlich's accomplishments.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 2, 2004
NASHVILLE - Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, aiming to quiet questions about his mettle to be commander in chief, attacked President Bush yesterday for the first time over his admission that he miscalculated postwar planning in Iraq, and asserted, `'I would've done almost everything differently."
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By David Gergen | August 26, 2004
IN AMERICAN presidential campaigns, an exploding controversy often opens a window into the political soul of each of the candidates -- and so it has in the case of the Swift boat controversy over Vietnam. Sen. John Kerry put his service record forcefully into play at the Democratic National Convention in Boston as he surrounded himself with his war buddies and proclaimed with a salute that he was "reporting for duty." From his days on the Mekong Delta, however, he should have known that sappers would soon be swimming toward him, trying to knock a hole in his boat.
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By Cynthia Tucker | August 2, 2004
BOSTON - Max Cleland is a man on fire, passionate, persuasive, determined to oust George W. Bush from the White House. A triple amputee from Vietnam and former U.S. senator, Mr. Cleland was defeated for re-election by Republican Saxby Chambliss, who ran a TV ad linking Mr. Cleland to Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and questioning his "courage." Mr. Chambliss, who seems the very picture of physical fitness, escaped service in Vietnam with a medical exemption for a bad knee. If I were given to conspiracies, I'd suspect Democrats of engineering those vile anti-Cleland ads. An unfairly vilified veteran is the perfect poster child for Democrats disgusted with being labeled unpatriotic by GOP operatives.
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July 29, 2004
SPEAKERs INCLUDE * Sen. John Kerry * Kerry's daughters, Alexandra and Vanessa * Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state * Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, who will introduce Kerry. ON TELEVISION * ABC CBS NBC: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. * CNN, Fox News MSNBC, CSPAN: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. * PBS: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 26, 2004
BOSTON - Under strict orders from John Kerry to accentuate the positive, Democrats convene here today with a singular aim: introducing their nominee to the country's undecided voters. Polls show Kerry and President Bush in a virtual dead heat, as they have been for months. They also reveal a sharply polarized electorate, with fewer than one in 10 potential voters still up for grabs. The first national political convention of the post-Sept. 11 era is opening with a shield of unprecedented security, an almost total absence of suspense - and as little Bush-baiting as possible.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 26, 2004
BOSTON - Under strict orders from John Kerry to accentuate the positive, Democrats convene here today with a singular aim: introducing their nominee to the country's undecided voters. Polls show Kerry and President Bush in a virtual dead heat, as they have been for months. They also reveal a sharply polarized electorate, with fewer than one in 10 potential voters still up for grabs. The first national political convention of the post-Sept. 11 era is opening with a shield of unprecedented security, an almost total absence of suspense - and as little Bush-baiting as possible.
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By David Gergen | August 26, 2004
IN AMERICAN presidential campaigns, an exploding controversy often opens a window into the political soul of each of the candidates -- and so it has in the case of the Swift boat controversy over Vietnam. Sen. John Kerry put his service record forcefully into play at the Democratic National Convention in Boston as he surrounded himself with his war buddies and proclaimed with a salute that he was "reporting for duty." From his days on the Mekong Delta, however, he should have known that sappers would soon be swimming toward him, trying to knock a hole in his boat.
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By Cynthia Tucker | May 3, 2004
ATLANTA - John Kerry's campaign has suffered from a curious redefinition of patriotism and heroism - a revisionism that glorifies armchair warriors while denigrating combat veterans. His combat medals haven't quieted the Bush campaign machine, which sends its minions out to denounce Mr. Kerry as unpatriotic and anti-military. It is an odd thing, but it did not start here. In a Senate race two years ago, Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss defeated the Democratic incumbent, Max Cleland - a Vietnam veteran whose service left him a triple amputee - partly by challenging his patriotism.
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By David W. Marston and David W. Marston,Special to the Sun | February 2, 2003
"[Apocalyptic religious terrorists] are like cunning beasts of prey; we cannot reason with them, but we can -- if we work at it -- outsmart them, set traps for them, cage them or kill them." -- Why Terrorism Works, by Alan M. Dershowitz When "It's the economy, stupid!" propelled Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, the economy was actually on the threshold of a historic bull run. So if Democrats could win then, running against Republican stewardship of a soon-to-be-robust economy, why didn't the dismal economic picture in 2002 --- stock market hemorrhaging red ink, massive layoffs and bankruptcy filings in major industries, an accelerating drumbeat of gross corporate malfeasance (some uncomfortably close to the Bush administration)
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