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If we ever needed more of a reason not to do Social Security reform, this is it, because of the cost required. It's going to be a question of priorities, a question of whether Republicans are going to want to stand on the Senate floor and support more tax cuts for the wealthy.
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#Reason

the attack dogs on the right are just trying to personalize this debate.
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#Debate

We're not going to support cuts to domestic programs, and I expect more than a few Republicans will join us on that.
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#Republicans

This is a Republican scandal. Tribes are sovereign nations and have every right to participate in the political process.
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#Nations

President Reagan picked a consensus conservative nominee when he chose Justice O'Connor. Senator Reid has been urging President Bush to fill the vacancy with someone with a temperament and philosophy similar to Justice O'Connor. We're going to deal with the nominee on his or her merits.
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#Conservative

[The White House had no comment, except to point to Bush's past statements rejecting a withdrawal timetable, a position shared by Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).] Like other members of the caucus, he's been calling for some benchmarks from the administration to measure progress, ... but he is opposed to setting a date certain for withdrawal, concerned that would undercut the troops.
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#Past

Frustrations are beginning to bubble out a little bit,
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#Beginning

We don't negotiate in the media,
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#Media

It sounds like they've called his bluff. But he's going to withhold judgment on ultimate consideration.
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#Judgment

In a full-court press by the White House to demonize Democrats, it's great to see we've got at least four Republican profiles in courage.
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#Democrats

Next week, House and Senate Democrats will unveil an aggressive series of proposals designed to highlight their commitment to reforming Republican-run Washington so that the abuses we have seen over the past number of years can never happen again. We will put the American people's interests first and bring honesty and integrity back to government.
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#Commitment

This is a key swing vote on the Supreme Court and Democrats are not going to be rushed into anything.
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#Democrats

Senator Reid and his staff understand that if real reform is going to occur, these are steps we have to take.
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#Reform

Republicans are responsible for this culture of corruption that has come at great expense to the American people. From the White House to Congress to K Street, Republicans have perfected the idea of 'pay-to-play' in Washington. Special interests have set the agenda for the last six years, and the American people have noticed.
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#Corruption

We'll use the debate to set the bar for the president's [speech] and set some themes for the 2006 elections.
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#Debate

Senator Reid wanted to go the extra mile to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
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#Appearance

Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi are very supportive of efforts to advance progressive issues, much like the Republicans have done for years with conservative causes through such groups as Progress For America.
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#Republicans

He has his ground operation in place; he's got his fund-raising in place. We're confident that the Democrats are going to be competitive with the Republicans.
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#Democrats

It would be impossible to keep the kind of schedule that he does on these trips throughout the country without being able to use these jets every once in a while.
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#Country

She was as wonderful a person and a mother as you could imagine.
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#Mother

There are plenty of Republicans who have voiced objections about the way the White House has handled relations, not just Democrats. There's a level of arrogance and hubris that members find mystifying. The president has utterly failed to conduct business adequately with members on the Hill. It's 'my way or the highway.'?
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#Republicans