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For the First Time This Earth Day

(183) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 11:27 AM

We've been celebrating Earth Day for 40 years now, but the truth is that today may be the first one where we are truly able to say that we have started down the road to a real clean energy economy -- and a better world for our kids.

Since...

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Why America Needs Trains

(867) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 5:48 PM

One of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I've taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over the course of my career. But the one I made on Jan. 17, 2009 was a bit different. When I got there, there were 8,000 people standing in the freezing cold....

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McCain Has Zero Plan to Get Us Out of Mess President Bush Has Created

(177) Comments | Posted May 15, 2008 | 4:19 PM

John McCain revealed today that he has no plan -- none -- to get us out of the mess the president has created. Senator McCain said that it is important for presidential candidates to "define their objectives and what they plan to achieve not with vague language but with clarity."...

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Special Counsel Needed to Probe CIA Videotape Destruction

(99) Comments | Posted December 20, 2007 | 11:02 AM

This past week, we learned that an administration official in the CIA had destroyed videotapes of the agency's use of severe interrogation techniques on detainees held in secret, extra-legal prisons. Responsibility for this sad stain of dishonor on America's integrity rests squarely with the president. The evidence destroyed depicted the...

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Meeting the Iranian Challenge

(307) Comments | Posted December 6, 2007 | 10:58 AM

I want to address two questions many are asking. Is war with Iran inevitable? And can we avoid the other stark alternative - an Iran armed with nuclear weapons? Earlier this week, the intelligence community released what's called a National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear intentions and capabilities. The conclusions...

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A New Approach to Pakistan

(82) Comments | Posted November 8, 2007 | 9:54 AM

Today, I delivered a major foreign policy address to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. The events of the last week serve as a reminder of what is at stake if we do not take immediate steps to change the way we interact with...

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We Need a Pakistan Policy

(67) Comments | Posted November 6, 2007 | 1:22 PM

The international community is deeply concerned about the stability of Pakistan this week after General Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency on Saturday, suspending the country's constitution and cracking down on political opposition by arresting thousands of dissenters, journalists, and activists. The pictures and video coming out of the...

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The Fight Against Domestic Violence

(64) Comments | Posted October 18, 2007 | 1:08 PM

I believe there is a wealth of untapped resources in this country -- lawyers who want to volunteer. Yesterday in Des Moines, I spoke at Creative Visions, a human development center, and unveiled my National Domestic Violence Volunteer Act, which would harness the skills, enthusiasm and dedication of these...

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Setting the Record Straight on Federalism in Iraq

(129) Comments | Posted October 2, 2007 | 12:27 PM

Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly approved the Biden-Brownback amendment to the Defense Authorization bill, which says it should be U.S. policy to support a political settlement in Iraq based upon the principles of federalism. The 75-23 bi-partisan vote, including 26 Republicans, marked the first time this year that the Senate...

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