Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.

— Fred Thompson

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Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns.

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After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.

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This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I'm tired of people feeling like they've got to apologize for America.

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In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about - the inner-city poor, those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives, those who do not have clout here in Washington.

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We have some real political differences among us, but we all share the same goals: clean air and water, injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems, to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation.

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The University of North Carolina-Greensboro has ordered a Christian club to allow non-Christians as leaders. While we're at it, let's put high school dropouts in charge of the University.

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A [person] who Never quits is never defeated.

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A new report shows that medicare and Medicaid made more than $50 Billion in bad payments during fiscal year 2011. Under Obamacare, that'll become known as 'Tuesday.'

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You can't substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example.

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The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations.

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I'm not above acting like a seal every once in a while and waiting for the next fish, I just don't want to do it all the time.

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There's a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill.

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About Fred Thompson

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Birthday October 16

For a long time in American history, people didn't even come up before the Senate. They didn't come before the Judiciary Committee, and up until about 1923, something like that.

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And I believe in the 13 years Judge Roberts was there, he never turned down a request to give some assistance on a pro-bono case, and this was no different.

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We, as a nation, cannot wait for the Pearl Harbor of the information age.

We must increase our vigilance to tackle this problem before we are hit with a surprise attack.

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This business will get out of control.

It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

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But if the Chinese mainland, the PRC, attacked Taiwan, we'd be obligated to come to their aid.

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If we do not design policies to halt, and then reverse population growth, Nature by default will soon exact a most punishing solution

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I think that there is a relatively small number of people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan.

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While we believe there are fruitful opportunities to update and improve old rules, we do not want to set up a review process that could create a litigation morass.

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But obviously, we can't afford to make some bad long-term decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has - trade those away for some short-term assistance that may or may not be there a month from now.

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I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should.

I think that the senators, as best I could tell, for the most part, Democrat and Republican, respected that.

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A new report shows that, in Virginia, gun violence has fallen as the sale of firearms has soared to a new record. In other news, a recent study shows that most criminals don't like getting shot at.

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If we have more people on the receiving end of government - more people as the middle class becomes sucked in more and more to these entitlement programs, for example - then we're going to be in a place where it's going to be hard to go back. It's going to be hard to go back again. It's going to be hard to take away stuff. It's not impossible.

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Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America's toxic waste sites.

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Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.

I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.

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Clearly, the Chinese know that we want a good relationship with them.

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During a campaign speech in Ohio, President Obama said, 'I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth'. So to be fair, he wants to take your silverware and spread it around.

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I know the pundits, they get big bucks for . . . pundating.

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Fewer and fewer people are paying larger and larger percentage of the tax burden, as you know, almost half the people pay no income taxes at all. We're going to have more people in the wagon than we got pulling the wagon before long and that's not going to work. Those jobless numbers, you know, go hand-in-hand with those tax numbers.

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We are always just one successful terrorist attack away from a nuclear disaster.

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And it's difficult for the average American to understand why something like that could be so important and why a little small place like Taiwan would be so important to the PRC.

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I'm not particularly interested in running for president.

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John McCain was a prisoner of war.

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Is it really in our countrys best interest to signal to the enemy that they probably only have to wait us out a little longer because congressional determination to defeat them is crumbling? Doesnt such a resolution further diminish our chances for success at the very time our soldiers are preparing to go into battle? And finally, regardless of our politics is this the time to announce to the world that our president is 'on his own'?

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The Air Force is pulling nine cargo aircraft from military operations to support President Obama's stepped-up visits to campaign events. Good, now he can carry his entire ego with him on the trail.

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Roe v. Wade was bad law and bad medical science.

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So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on.

Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly.

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I think that we ought to be a tolerant nation.

I think we ought to be tolerant people. But we shouldn't set up special categories for anybody. And I'm for the rights of everybody, including gays, but not any special rights.

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Because John McCain stood up, our country is better off.

The respect he is given around the world is not because of a teleprompter speech designed to appeal to American critics abroad but because of decades of clearly demonstrated character and statesmanship.

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A lot of people out there working hard and finally building up to getting a pretty good income. Higher tax rates on them, you know, the income rates going up, the dividend rates are going up, the capital gains rates all going up before health care kicks in.

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China is one of the world's greatest proliferators of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations.

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We also have to ask if we focusing on the most important priorities.

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There's nothing hard about acting except the long hours.

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We [The United States] should be prepared to launch a pre-emption strike against Iran to eliminate their nuclear capability.

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I'm offering myself up. I'm saying that if I have the background, the capability and the concern to do this and I'm doing this for the right reasons... but I'm not particularly interested in running for president, but I think I'd make a good president. Nowadays, the process has become much more important than I think it used to be.

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That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis is an important tool to inform agency decision making, the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law.

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The average 20-year-old serving us in Iraq knows more about their country's national security than the average 20-year political veteran serving in the Congress today.

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Life begins at conception, but allow early abortions.

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