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Key points from Kerry's Super Tuesday speech

Sen. John Kerry outlined several initiatives Tuesday.
Sen. John Kerry outlined several initiatives Tuesday.

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(CNN) -- After a string of wins in Super Tuesday nominating contests, Sen. John Kerry outlined several initiatives he would undertake as president. The Massachusetts senator said his administration would:

• Repeal President Bush's tax cuts, and increase funding for health care and education.

• Cut the deficit in half in four years.

• "Put the tax code ... up to the light of democracy" and eliminate tax loopholes that reward exporting jobs.

• Provide incentives to create manufacturing jobs.

• Add labor and environmental provisions in trade agreements.

• Raise the minimum wage.

• Invest in new technology to achieve energy independence.

• Provide universal health care.

• "Renew our alliances and ... build new alliances" after rifts over the war in Iraq.

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