Gore's Rep For Integrity SlippingWASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Sep. 11) -- Vice President Al Gore's good ethical reputation is slipping, according to a new poll. Just 49 percent of those surveyed Wednesday by ABC News think Gore has the honesty and integrity to be president -- a 10-point drop from March. A full 40 percent say he lacks those qualities, up from 32 percent in March. The poll of 505 adults had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.
Clinton Race Advisor Slams Him On TradeWASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Sep. 11) -- Labor leader Linda Chavez-Thompson, a member of President Bill Clinton's new advisory board on race relations, has emerged as a high-profile opponent of Clinton's trade policies. She demonstrated across the street from the White House to protest Clinton's request for expanded trade authority. No sweat, says the administration. "The president respects her views," says spokesman Mike McCurry. "She clearly is someone who knows how to forcefully articulate her views, which is why the president is delighted that she continues to work effectively on the advisory board."
Speaker's Sister Hopes To Publish Magazine
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Sep. 11) -- What does it mean to be a lady on the right today? House Speaker Newt Gingrich's half-sister Susan Gingrich hopes to launch a magazine in the spring, "Today's Lady," to explain it to the world. "There's nothing for women who have conservative values. They all have a liberal bias," she told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "A lot of women are totally disgusted with what's available. A lot of them have stopped buying magazines." Susan Gingrich is the second of the speaker's half-sisters to enter the spotlight -- Candace Gingrich has become a highly visible spokeswoman for gay and lesbian rights.
Cuomo: Giuliani 'Still A Republican'WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Sep. 11) -- New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani crossed party lines to endorse then-Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo for re-election in 1994, but it doesn't look like Cuomo is going to return the favor. While Cuomo said Giuliani has "handled himself extremely well" as mayor and "done a lot of things right," he adds, "I'm still a Democrat ... and he's still a Republican." GOP Gov. George Pataki, who beat Cuomo, seems to have forgiven Giuliani's party betrayal. "Obviously, I support Mayor Giuliani and clearly think he's done an excellent job and should be re-elected," he says.
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