PRESIDENTIAL candidates and UNITED States presidential election, 2020
The reports on Democrats running for president in the 2020 elections, their proposals to transform the U.S. and their need for a working Senate majority to get more ambitious schemes through. Topics discussed include top-tier candidates who are opting to be second- or third-tier presidential candidates including Beto O'Rourke and Steve Bullock and the importance of policy differences over foreign affairs and trade.
OCCUPATIONS, PRESIDENTIAL candidates, and PRACTICAL politics
Discusses criticism made by Texas Governor George W. Bush of the United States Congress and its effect on Bush's presidential campaign. Problems facing the Congress during 1999; Congressional rejection of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Failure of Congress to produce and budget; Comments by Bush; His image and appeal as being above the partisanship of Washington.
ELECTION forecasting, ELECTIONS -- United States, PRESIDENTIAL elections, and PRESIDENTIAL candidates
This article presents a forecast for this year's U.S. congressional elections. If there is to be real change in the politics of the House, it will come not because of new Republican strength but because of dissent among the Democrats. Here, too, spring's predictions of radical change may need to be muted in the winter. If Bill Clinton wins the presidential election, the Democrats in the Congress will probably buckle down to passing his legislative programme. But whether Clinton wins the White House or not, there may well be blood letting on the Hill.
Economist. 7/6/1996, Vol. 340 Issue 7973, p27-28. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
CAMPAIGN funds, TOBACCO industry, POLITICIANS -- United States, PRESIDENTIAL candidates, and PRESIDENTS of the United States
Focuses on the effect of increasing election campaign costs on U.S. politicians. Attitude of Bob Dole, presidential candidate of the Republican Party, on issue of tobacco in the U.S. Psychology of U.S. politicians on the subject of tobacco; Influence of campaign financing from the tobacco industry on politicians; Amount of campaign contributions that the Republican Party has received from tobacco firms; Comments on Dole's statement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should respect adults' freedom to make choice; Campaign funds managed by U.S. President Bill Clinton for his election; Failure of the U.S. Congress to control spendings of candidates on election campaigns.
UNITED States -- Politics & government, UNITED States presidential elections, PRESIDENTIAL candidates, and VOTING
This article focuses on the political issues in the U.S. with reference to the presidential election. The American presidential election is turning into a fairground contest of conjurors. Here stands President George Bush with a tray of treats before him, tossing out $1 billion in wheat subsidies for the mid-west and $6 billion in aircraft contracts for Texas. Voters may well sigh. Yet congressmen carry on in this fashion, just as Bush does, for one reason only because they believe this is what voters want. Newcomers in Congress look to their seniors, the committee barons such as Jamie Whitten of Mississippi and Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and see how cartloads of pork for the home district translate into a long and happy tenure.
Economist. 9/12/1992, Vol. 324 Issue 7776, p27-27. 1/3p. 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Illustration.
LAWYERS, ACTIONS & defenses (Law), LEGAL professions, POLITICAL campaigns, PRESIDENTIAL candidates, and ROLE playing
The article focuses on the role played by lawyers in election campaigns in the United States. It is true that although there are as many Republican lawyers as Democratic ones, it is Democrats in Congress who have long feasted most voraciously at the trial lawyers' table. Predictably, they have also led the opposition to tort reform, a movement that advocates ways of discouraging lawsuits or preventing juries from giving out jackpot awards. United States may have too many lawyers and lawsuits; its legal system is certainly more costly and inefficient than in other rich countries.
LABOR movement, UNITED States legislators, PRESIDENTIAL candidates, and RESIGNATION from public office
This article focuses on the resignation of Dick Gephardt from the Democratic primaries and United States politics following his loss in the 2004 Iowa caucuses. Dick Gephardt's political career came to a full if imperfect circle. In a room in the St Louis convention centre, not far from the city hall where he entered political life as an alderman three decades ago, and close to Union Station, where he launched his first run for president in a noisy celebration in 1987, he gathered with his family for one last campaign appearance. Only 24 hours earlier Mr Gephardt had seemed supremely confident, predicting with all sincerity that he would win the Iowa caucuses, as he did in 1988. Instead, he finished fourth, with a mere 11% of the support. In his hometown, Mr Gephardt announced he would serve out his 14th term in Congress and pass into private life. With his family lined up behind him on the stage, this was rather like a funeral in which a life's dream, rather than a man, was laid out as a corpse. His shockingly bad finish was a surprise, but there had been ominous signs. Despite three decades of devotion to organised labour, he was stabbed in the back by the biggest unions, which endorsed Mr Dean. Mr Gephardt still picked up various manufacturing unions, but these--no less than his endorsement by both Barry Manilow and Michael Bolton--only seemed to make his candidacy more dated. For much of his career, Mr Gephardt was America's foremost protectionist. Although he was never hip, Mr Gephardt leaves public life without a blemish of scandal. Even his worst enemy would concede that he was an honest public servant.
PRESIDENTIAL candidates, UNITED States political parties, and POLITICAL leadership
Discusses the Democratic candidates for the U.S. presidency. View that the defeatism of Al Sharpton expresses the mood of the party; Belief that the popularity of Republican President George W. Bush rests on foreign policy; Outlook for the success of the Democratic party for leadership in Congress.