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Thursday, August 15, 1996

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  • Official GOP Nomination

    LAST NIGHT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FORMALLY NOMINATED BOB DOLE AND JACK KEMP TO THE GOP TICKET THIS NOVEMBER.

  • The REPUBLICAN CONVENTION–A GATHERING OF RICH FOLK

    NEARLY TWENTY PERCENT, or one in five REPUBLICANS at the GOP National Convention ARE MILLIONAIRES.

  • Immigration and the GOP National Convention

    IMMIGRATION WAS THE HOT ISSUE AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION YESTERDAY, WITH THE MEDIA ABUZZ FOLLOWING JACK KEMP’S NOT-SO-SURPRISING SWITCH ON THE ISSUE. PREVIOUSLY, KEMP VOCALLY OPPOSED CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 187 -THE CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURE THAT WOULD CUT OFF PUBLIC SERVICES TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. However, soon after Kemp became BOB DOLE’S running mate, He QUICKLY CHANGED HIS TUNE AND NOW SAYS HE BACKS DOLE’S POSITION ON IMMIGRATION. ONE COMMENTATOR SAYS KEMP’S TURN-AROUNDS ON IMMIGRATION AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION indicate that HE’S CAUGHT THE BAD BUG OF CLINTONITIS. THE GOP TRIED TO SEIZE THE UPPER HAND ON THE ISSUE LAST NIGHT ON THE CONVENTION FLOOR THROUGH A SPEECH BY MONICA CANO POWELL.

  • A TOUR OF THE US-MEXICAN BORDER

    THE ISSUE OF IMMIGRATION IS UNAVOIDABLE AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION in San Diego. THE MEXICAN BORDER is JUST A HALF HOUR DRIVE AWAY, AND MANY OF THE HOTELS HOSTING DELEGATIONS WOULDN’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANT LABOR. THE QUESTION OF LABOR IS SERIOUS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER.

  • FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

    FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY WAS A MAJOR THEME OF THE REPUBLICANS PRIME TIME TV SHOW LAST NIGHT, AS THE GOP PULLED OUT THE BIG GUNSFORMER UN AMBASSADOR JEANE KIRKPATRICK AND FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES BAKER.

  • THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT’S FAITH AND FREEDOM FESTIVAL

    THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT HELD A FAITH AND FREEDOM FESTIVAL YESTERDAY TO CELEBRATE THEIR POWER WITHIN THE GOP. ELIZABETH DOLE WAS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND, BUT SENT JOANNE KEMP INSTEAD.

  • ALTERNATIVE TAKE ON THE ELECTIONS

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