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Issue: "Soldiers in harm’s way," Nov. 15, 2003

It's a racist symbol, but I also think the Democratic Party has to be a big tent.

Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, defending his comment that he wants to be "the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks."

Imagine, if in 15 years, bin Laden offered the 9/11 families money to let him off the hook.

Victoria Cummock on refusing to take what she calls "blood money" as compensation from the Libyan government for the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, 15 years ago. Mrs. Cummock's husband was killed in the terror attack, and she is the lone relative of a victim to refuse the $4 million per family settlement.

It's like I'm Elvis. I walked into a Burger King and got a standing ovation.

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Florida Marlins pitcher Josh Beckett, describing his new life as a World Series hero to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

We can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time-but we can only do so once. The best time to do so will probably be next year.

Memo written by Democratic staff on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), strategizing on how during an election year, "under the rules," to make senior Bush officials look bad in using intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq.


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