Thursday, January 6, 2000

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  • Gore and Bradley Face Off in Debate

    Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Bill Bradley traded barbs yesterday on health care, Russia and the meaning of presidential leadership in a prickly debate laced with sarcastic one-liners. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Buying of the President 2000

    This week, Texas governor and presidential hopeful George W. Bush received the endorsement of his former rival for the post, Elizabeth Dole. Dole pulled out of the race in October after raising just $5 million — less than a tenth of what Bush had collected at that time. Bush, who raised $67 in 1999, has pledged to reach the $100 million mark in the next couple of months. [includes rush transcript]

  • Apocalypse Still: Vietnamese Population Still Suffering From Effects of Agent Orange

    Retired Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., who was commander of U.S. naval operations during part of the Vietnam War, died early on Sunday at the age of 79. He was commander of naval operations in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. [includes rush transcript]

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