Raising a family is difficult enough. But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don't need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.

— Bill Richardson

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I've been told that I have a lot of energy.

The secret is that I use renewable resources. Some days I'm solar powered. Some days I'm wind powered. And some people in this room might think I'm hybrid gas-powered. You'll just have to guess which it is today.

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Natural gas is the future. It is here.

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I think what's going to hurt the Republicans enormously is the extremist position of Mitt Romney on the immigration issue and states like New Mexico, states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona - and I think it's going to be the margin of victory for President Obama, a very narrow victory.

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Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.

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I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference.

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Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue.

Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men's health is truly a family issue.

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We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.

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So what if it's risky? It's the right thing to do.

What we're talking about is 160 people in deep pain. It only affects them.

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[on compromise immigration bill] This is fundamentally flawed in its current form, and I would oppose it. We need bipartisanship, but we also need legislation that is compassionate. I’m not sure this is.

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I am now a member of the private sector.

I'm happy. I've got a little foundation. You never say never, but I may have had my last race and that was the Presidential race. I think that you only get one shot.

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Few needs are more pressing, or more deserving of our attention, than taking care of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

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Trump's immigration positions do not deserve a response because they are so outlandish. If you force me to give you three words to describe them they would be: ludicrous, impractical and racist.

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About Bill Richardson

Quotes 38 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

Our theme is, 'Respected abroad, strong at home.

' What do we mean by that? Basically that we want a strong emphasis on affordable health care and education, safer at home, positive themes. And respected abroad -- a foreign policy with alliances.

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I want all Hispanics in the Republican Party, in the Democratic Party, whether Latin Americans, Central Americans, Cubans, Mexicans, I want us to unite.

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Well, does he still have his fingernails? Making inquiries while negotiating the release of a US Army pilot from North Korea, in Time.

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As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide our perspectives on issues we face every day - like access to school spending, access to health care and governing in a global economy.

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John McCain will pay hundreds of dollars for his own shoes.

But we're the ones who have to pay for his flip-flops.

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Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, our nation is stronger when we are respected throughout the world.

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The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education.

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It [Border fence] hasn't worked. What has worked is more border patrols... What has worked is some technology.

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We must never forget that it is the private sector - not government - that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner.

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The United States is for a two-state solution.

The United States wants to see the Israelis and Palestinians come together.

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I don't have all the answers. I need your help, your guidance, and your leadership to tackle the challenges before us.

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"Novels and gardens," she says. "I like to move from plot to plot."

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I would have troops where they’re wanted, in our bases in Kuwait.

I would have a contingency in case of an international terrorist attack. Our involvement in Iraq has led us to fail to focus on the true threat, al-Qaeda in Afghanistan... It was a mistake.

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You can count on time for two things.

One is that it will pass. The other is that it will never shut up.

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Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.

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I'm not a big believer in doing things unilaterally.

I'm a big believer in opening up a dialogue and figuring out how we can make something work for all people.

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Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.

It is education that allows us to see that we are in this for the long haul, and it is education that will give us the tools we need to build a better future.

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We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals.

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You have a 12-foot fence. You know what'll happen? Thirteen foot ladders.

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When did "sentimental" become a pejorative barb? I do not at all share the notion that a piece of music, or a poem, or a film that bypasses the brain and aims straight for the heart . . . should automatically be heaped with scorn. I think it is symptomatic of a sad and dangerous impoverishment of spirit.

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Make no mistake, the point of cutting the personal income tax and the capital gains cut is to send an unmistakable message to business leaders.

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The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.

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We're a superpower with a Third World grid.

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The last thing we need to do, relating to teachers, is the key to a good education in this country is a strong teacher. I would have a minimum wage for all our teachers, $40,000 per year.

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I love Thanksgiving. I truly do. Every last thing about it is wonderful. I love getting together with family and friends. I love the meal. I love the football. I love the four-day weekend without having anything that particularly has to get done. And of course, I love the fundamental idea behind it-giving thanks for all the good people and good things in your life.

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