If an abduction is reported, it is dealt with in the same way as a kidnap.

— Mark Shields

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In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history.

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There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.

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As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention, during Vietnam there was a chance to serve; there was a chance not to serve.

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This is America, where a white Catholic male Republican judge was murdered on his way to greet a Democratic Jewish woman member of Congress, who was his friend. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year old Mexican-American gay college student, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon, all eulogized by our African American President.

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The problem with smear campaigns is that too often they work.

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You've got people who didn't serve with John Kerry saying they did serve with John Kerry in the boat. With George Bush, we can't find anybody who did serve with him.

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Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command save one has stood with him.

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The economy of the United States gross domestic product doubled from 1996 to 2015, doubled, more than, $8.8 trillion to $17.1 trillion. And the median household income went down.

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John Kerry's biography was central to his campaign.

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John McCain was victimized in the South Carolina primary.

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Tim Kaine reminds me of - Peter Hart.

Tim Kaine is a good neighbor. He's kind of the dependable, you know, friendly, helpful. And, you know, he would be over there. He would give you a hand if there were a problem at the house.

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The White House, as Warren Harding said, and I think accurately, is an alchemist. We find out the strengths, the weaknesses and the smarts and the dumbs of whoever those occupants are under the pressure of the presidency.

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About Mark Shields

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Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

If I were John Bolton, I'd take great consolation in the words of my principal supporter on the committee, who gave a ringing endorsement, which was, There is no evidence that he has broken any laws.

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When you have got military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, they're intended for one purpose. And that is to inflict as much damage on human beings in as short as time as possible.

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When you run for president of the United States, everybody does the same thing in the campaign-they talk about veterans, how much they admire them, how grateful they are.

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I believe devoutly that the national election is the closest thing we have to a civic sacrament of democracy. And I really do think that heed must be paid, and when people make a decision, those who are on the other side, including me, accept it, for that reason.

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The advantage that hospitals have over other institutions is that hospitals are community-based. You can't outsource your work; you can't move your emergency department to Pakistan.

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George Bush says what John Kerry did was noble. Yet he sees him being savaged by his own supporters.

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When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.

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Being a party chair, you really have a chance to make a difference.

but what the Democrats have to do is recognize and accept the fact that they're at their lowest point [in 2017] since 1928 in the United States House of Representatives and their lowest point since 1925 in states.

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Dan Coats, retiring senator from Indiana, a mild-mannered man, a former United States ambassador to Germany, former congressman, said of Ted Cruz he's the most self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar I have ever seen.And he said, you can quote me on that.

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People in the White House work hard, whatever administration.

They get rewarded in psychic income, a sense that they are involved in something bigger than themselves, that it's important.

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I think it's fair to say that Donald Trump was born without the embarrassment gene or the moral reservation gene.

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Donadld Trump loves loyalty.

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Donald Trump is to traditional values what I am to marathon running.

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I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet. Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in, all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them.

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At a time when the public is sour on politicians, have no use for them, Bill Clinton has risen to a different level. Bill Clinton is endlessly interesting.

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Human trafficking is a human tragedy. It's an outrage against any decent people.

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The corporations who invest in lobbyists, it pays in terms of tax loopholes, tax subsidies, all the rest. It pays. Clearly, the money has a big effect.

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There is always strength in numbers

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[The Republicans] looked at basically the failed wars and they said, oh, this, us being the policeman of the world, that is not working.

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Donald Trump is writing a different theme, which is it's midnight in America and that things are bad, and they're bleak, and they're gloomy and they're doomy, and the only thing that is going to save you is someone with the authority and power of somebody like me.

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Donald Trump manages to personalize everything.

He brings chaos. He will not admit that he's ever made a mistake, that he's ever been wrong.

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Lee Atwater,[Ronald] Reagan's strategist, had no patience for CPAC, because he thought they were sort of wild and immature, basically.

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Donald Trump, I hate to tell people who are concerned about it, is not going to be impeached. The American people believe in giving somebody a fair chance. He's a new president. There have been troubles, there have been problems.

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I do think, over the last years, a lot of Republicans have decided it's not working, what the party believed in, free trade, global capitalism, open borders.

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There is nothing more basic to our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.

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Donald Trump is appealing to the basest, the most selfish and the most literally un-American of instincts.

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Let's not pretend that all of a sudden, this is some new system.

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Let's give the president some due here.

They had a mess, and he fixed it, and they mobilized a lot of authority, and they did it.

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The Democrats are standing on one side, and the Republicans are playing games on the other. Both sides are playing games.

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I think part of Donald Trump's appeal is that he's a guy that does cut corners, that he's the guy that does get deals and maybe does break a speed limit. I think there was sort of a roguish, rascally, but I get things done even if I break the rules.

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Donald Trump is not an unintelligent man.

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Tim Kaine kind of gives the warmer, human face of the Democrats.

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Mitt Romney was the man who stood up to Donald Trump early, hard, never wavered.

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I'm not sure Betsy DeVos has ever spent a day in a public school.

And I don't - I'm pretty sure Donald Trump hasn't.

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Democrats can have a different version of the line, or they can just say, no, we are the party of international peace and activism, and we're the party that's going to have a civilized capitalism.

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Every measurement of where you have more public confidence in creating jobs, American prosperity, controlling crime, health care, providing education, all of these standards, Bill Clinton has considerably higher marks... The sole exception is on protecting taxes, which is initially his attack.

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I don't think he should make foreign policy on the basis of peak,but I don't think it can be overstated that Israel has been an embattled democracy that has enjoyed the bipartisan and overwhelming support of Americans. It has been a moral force.

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