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Issue: "Beating the school rules," Sept. 23, 2000

Do you regret misleading the American people? Would you now apologize for branding people as part of a 'vast right-wing conspiracy'?

NBC News' Tim Russert, to New York Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, during her first debate with Republican candidate Rick Lazio, which Mr. Russert moderated. Mr. Russert has been one of the few reporters willing to ask Mrs. Clinton about her charge early in 1998 that the Lewinsky scandal was the product of a conspiracy against her innocent husband. "I didn't mislead anyone," Mrs. Clinton responded, declining to apologize.

In today's world, children cannot learn about honor from an organization that views homosexuality as a moral defect.

The New York Times, in an editorial about the controversy over the Boy Scouts' position that homosexuality is not compatible with its requirement to be "morally straight."

They used to play the ponies. Now they're playing the markets.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley, a former FBI agent, on mobsters who manipulate stock prices. Mr. Oxley chairs a House subcommittee that is investigating the mob practice of paying stockbrokers to push worthless stocks on unsuspecting customers in order to inflate their prices.

He expressed himself against abortion, all suicide, and euthanasia. His position on that definitely was well received by the archbishop and priests.

Thomas Berry, former secretary to the late Archbishop John F. Whealon of Hartford, Conn., in The Washington Times, on a 1988 meeting between Joseph Lieberman, then a candidate for the Senate from Connecticut, and Archbishop Whealon. Mr. Lieberman, this year's Democratic candidate for vice president, now supports abortion on demand.


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