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  1. Al Gore's Churchillian moment

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of the US presidency seven years ago. But Al Gore's speech this week accepting his share of the Nobel Peace Prize was of such noble quality that the world must lament the fact he ... Churchillian moment? Kevin Rafferty worked at the World Bank in Washington when Al Gore was vice-president ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama's state-of-the-union address much about state of his presidency

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by AFP

    ... said Robert Lehrman, who wrote speeches for former vice-president Al Gore and is now a communications professor at American University in Washington. Just a year after Obama laid out a liberal ...

  3. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Obama, Romney entered final weeks flush with cash

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... their strategies- and their final advertising buys- in the last stretch of the race. It is a far cry from the 2000 race, when- 17 days before the election- Democratic strategist Tad Devine concluded that Al Gore's campaign had to yank its adverts off the air in Ohio to concentrate on Florida. "One had to go," Devine recalled wistfully. That was because Gore had agreed to accept public ...


    Romney versus Obama: let the television debates begin

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... never agree to another debate. George W. Bush, then Texas governor, squared off against Vice-President Al Gore in a similarly close race in 2000. Policy maestro Gore was expected to trounce ... years later- Gore lost the opening salvo with a series of heavy sighs, eye rolls and head shakes whenever Bush made a point. The encounter served as a reminder that debates are as much about ...


    Obama seems to have found same answers as Bush on security

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... vice-president Al Gore took to Twitter to say: "Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?" The Guardian first reported on Wednesday that the FBI had obtained ...

  6. News - World

    Latest gun tragedy unlikely to lead to tougher laws, political insiders say

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... rights into the mix would be devastating to the party," said a congressional Republican staffer. A number of Democrats have been skittish about the issue, contending that Al Gore ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    All eyes on the swing states as America votes

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... as national polls predict, it could be a different story. Neither candidate will want to repeat the mistake of the Democrat Al Gore when he conceded to Republican George W. Bush in 2000, only ...

  8. News - World

    All eyes on the swing states as US votes

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 11:56pm by Greg Torode

    ... the mistake of vice-president the Democrat Al Gore when he conceded to Republican George W. Bush in 2000, only to retract it a few hours later. A protracted legal battle followed over recounts ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama and Romney in tight swing state battle (live video)

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 08:49am by Reuters in Washington

    ... with a US Supreme Court decision favouring George W. Bush over Al Gore after legal challenges to the tight vote in Florida. Both the Romney and Obama campaigns have assembled legal teams to deal ...

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    Fog warning on the road to Damascus

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... to asserting their superpower status. US President Barack Obama, it was reported last week, said the US would recognise the opposition forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the exception of Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist faction allied to al-Qaeda. Obama's remarks, which preceded the weekened meeting in Marrakech at which the Free National Gathering was formed, were ...




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