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Hillary’s Potential Fatal Flaw In Iowa

January 3, 2008

 By Robert D. Novak
The Washingon Post

Thursday, January 3, 2008; Page A19

Sen. Hillary Clinton faces tonight’s Iowa caucuses not as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee but seriously challenged by Sen. Barack Obama, thanks in no small part to committing a strategic error: premature triangulation. The problem is reflected in what happened to a proposal for a simplified, though far-reaching, health-care plan.

 Health care is a particularly sensitive issue for Clinton. Her failed 1993-94 plan is blamed inside Democratic ranks for the Republican takeover in the ’94 elections and for freezing the entire health-care issue for a decade. While her current call for mandatory health-care coverage might seem radical, it is criticized on the left as embracing “shared responsibility” with private health insurance firms (similar to plans by Republican Govs. Mitt Romney in Massachusetts and Arnold Schwarzenegger in California). That looks like triangulation.

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Senator urges Bush to halt some China imports

August 17, 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Democratic presidential candidate, urged President George W. Bush on Friday to suspend imports of food, toys and pet food from China after a spate of safety scares.

In a Democratic primary race that has featured calls to get tough on China over trade and food safety, Dodd is the first to call for imports to be halted.

“I strongly urge you to take immediate steps to temporarily halt these imports from China….

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