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Issue: "The Sudan crisis," June 10, 2000

If I remember my Bible correctly, the last time that Moses listened to a bush, his people wandered in a desert for 40 years.

Vice President Al Gore, at a Democratic fundraising event, in a swipe at National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston, who once portrayed Moses, and Texas Gov. George W. Bush. In chapter 3 of Exodus, God spoke to Moses from a burning bush.

P&G has always marketed its products to families. Very few homosexuals buy Pampers.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, president of Toward Tradition, on Procter & Gamble's withdrawal as a sponsor of the Dr. Laura television show, in response to pressure from the gay lobby.

It'll be the first of a few.

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New York State GOP Chairman William Powers, on U.S. Senate candidate Rick Lazio's cut lip, which he acquired after tripping and falling during a Memorial Day parade. The GOP last week nominated Congressman Lazio to run against Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

If it comes to having to cut into the side of my face to keep a movie career, I'll give up the movie career.

Actress Amy Irving, 46, in US Weekly, on the pressure many actresses feel to have plastic surgery. Ms. Irving said that in Brazil, where she is shooting an upcoming movie, "they have a hard time finding actresses to play grandmothers because they are all so pulled-back."

It is the duty of the Congress and of the executive branch to exercise political will.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court ruling on the Elián case, deferring to the decisiveness of the Clinton administration and the unwillingness of a Republican Congress to take action.


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