OBAMA.TXT : ANALYSIS RESULTS

DATE: 08/03/2007 - 18.37.00

NUMBER OF ELEMENTARY CONTEXTS CLASSIFIED : 3373

ELEMENTARY CONTEXTS IN EACH CLUSTER

CLUSTER 1
258
7.65%
CLUSTER 2
412
12.21%
CLUSTER 3
239
7.09%
CLUSTER 4
247
7.32%
CLUSTER 5
196
5.81%
CLUSTER 6
229
6.79%
CLUSTER 7
372
11.03%
CLUSTER 8
317
9.4%
CLUSTER 9
324
9.61%
CLUSTER 10
262
7.77%
CLUSTER 11
256
7.59%
CLUSTER 12
261
7.74%


INDEX (BETWEEN-CLUSTER VARIANCE/TOTAL VARIANCE): 0.114

THIS REPORT INCLUDES TWO SECTIONS (A and B)

SECTION - A - CHARACTERISTIC WORDS (MAX 20) OF EACH CLUSTER


CLUSTER N. 1

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
parent
389.854
56
90
child
309.801
85
225
work
279.757
97
303
hard
186.804
36
72
_TEXT_0035
154.358
27
50
better
126.785
38
104
kid
110.226
39
119
life
102.698
43
146
_TEXT_0018
97.724
25
61
book
88.43
15
27
start
87.382
37
126
educational
84.313
8
9
TV
58.795
10
18
turn_off
44.496
6
9
chance
43.232
20
71
read
42.732
12
31
Television
42.194
11
27
involve
42.194
11
27
dream
34.949
17
62
family
34.907
30
148




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
parent
389.854
parent
11
parent
389.854
parents
53
child
309.801
child
28
child
309.801
children
70
work
279.757
work
67
work
279.757
worked
12
work
279.757
working
25
work
279.757
works
7
hard
186.804
hard
29
hard
186.804
harder
9
hard
186.804
hardest
3
better
126.785
better
40
kid
110.226
kids
50
life
102.698
life
46
book
88.43
book
11
book
88.43
books
6
start
87.382
start
31
start
87.382
started
1
start
87.382
starting
4
start
87.382
starts
1
educational
84.313
educational
8
TV
58.795
TV
10
TV
58.795
TVs
1
turn_off
44.496
turn_off
4
turn_off
44.496
turning_off
2
chance
43.232
chance
24
chance
43.232
chances
2
read
42.732
read
11
read
42.732
reading
3
involve
42.194
involve
4
involve
42.194
involved
7
Television
42.194
television
13
dream
34.949
dream
12
dream
34.949
dreaming
2
dream
34.949
dreams
9
family
34.907
families
17
family
34.907
family
14



CLUSTER N. 2

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
Iraq
1064.47
155
167
War
622.975
104
123
_TEXT_0071
426.193
70
81
_TEXT_0034
338.583
74
106
Iraqi
338.426
57
67
troop
322.755
51
57
administration
237.822
52
74
military
179.636
39
55
_TEXT_0073
164.599
29
35
redeployment
130.058
18
18
_TEXT_0058
128.76
23
28
Political
123.875
49
103
Afghanistan
114.117
17
18
government
111.929
66
175
strategy
111.149
25
36
intelligence
102.318
20
26
terrorism
99.403
17
20
faction
99.218
16
18
settlement
93.791
13
13
United_States
93.19
38
81




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
Iraq
1064.47
Iraq
185
War
622.975
war
104
War
622.975
warring
4
War
622.975
wars
7
Iraqi
338.426
Iraqi
50
Iraqi
338.426
Iraqis
24
troop
322.755
troop
7
troop
322.755
troops
52
administration
237.822
Administration
57
military
179.636
military
39
redeployment
130.058
redeployment
19
Political
123.875
political
49
Afghanistan
114.117
Afghanistan
18
government
111.929
government
73
strategy
111.149
strategies
4
strategy
111.149
strategy
25
intelligence
102.318
intelligence
24
terrorism
99.403
terrorism
19
faction
99.218
factions
16
settlement
93.791
settlement
13
United_States
93.19
United_States
38



CLUSTER N. 3

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
country
408.418
114
336
American
165.125
75
295
opportunity
126.19
34
93
stake
61.945
11
22
leadership
51.122
15
43
challenge
48.996
29
128
take_on
44.11
5
7
everybody
43.343
7
13
believe
41.827
33
169
overcome
37.757
6
11
individual_initiative
37.403
5
8
uncertainty
37.403
5
8
debt
37.087
10
27
belief
33.307
11
34
shot
32.825
7
16
Hope
32.445
30
165
big
30.872
19
85
hopeful
30.162
7
17
share
28.556
13
49
live
28.285
17
75




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
country
408.418
countries
5
country
408.418
country
117
American
165.125
American
25
American
165.125
Americans
52
opportunity
126.19
opportunities
5
opportunity
126.19
opportunity
34
stake
61.945
stake
11
leadership
51.122
leadership
16
challenge
48.996
challenge
11
challenge
48.996
challenges
18
take_on
44.11
take_on
4
take_on
44.11
taking_on
1
everybody
43.343
everybody
14
believe
41.827
believe
23
believe
41.827
believed
7
believe
41.827
believes
1
believe
41.827
believing
4
overcome
37.757
overcome
4
overcome
37.757
overcoming
2
individual_initiative
37.403
individual_initiative
5
uncertainty
37.403
uncertainties
2
uncertainty
37.403
uncertainty
3
debt
37.087
debt
17
belief
33.307
belief
8
belief
33.307
beliefs
4
shot
32.825
shot
7
Hope
32.445
hope
28
Hope
32.445
hopes
4
big
30.872
big
14
big
30.872
bigger
4
big
30.872
biggest
4
hopeful
30.162
hopeful
7
share
28.556
share
9
share
28.556
shared
4
live
28.285
live
11
live
28.285
lived
4
live
28.285
living
3



CLUSTER N. 4

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
_TEXT_0020
490.964
50
63
Justice_Brown
266.229
22
23
court
238.632
25
32
Law
232.368
48
106
judge
214.468
23
30
case
186.482
27
45
Supreme_Court
183.839
19
24
judicial
182.615
21
29
_TEXT_0025
123.763
18
30
Side
95.206
21
48
legislature
88.775
7
7
religious
83.2
16
33
philosophy
82.9
11
17
Judge_Roberts
78.061
8
10
overturn
75.957
7
8
review
73.699
9
13
question
72.236
26
83
Fbi
63.373
5
5
DC
63.373
5
5
Circuit
63.373
5
5




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
Justice_Brown
266.229
Justice_Brown
25
court
238.632
court
23
court
238.632
courts
7
Law
232.368
law
40
Law
232.368
laws
17
judge
214.468
judge
15
judge
214.468
judges
10
case
186.482
case
15
case
186.482
cases
18
Supreme_Court
183.839
Supreme_Court
20
judicial
182.615
judicial
24
Side
95.206
side
15
Side
95.206
sided
1
Side
95.206
sides
6
legislature
88.775
legislature
7
religious
83.2
religious
18
philosophy
82.9
philosophy
12
Judge_Roberts
78.061
Judge_Roberts
10
overturn
75.957
overturn
3
overturn
75.957
overturned
4
overturn
75.957
overturning
3
review
73.699
review
9
review
73.699
reviewing
1
question
72.236
question
16
question
72.236
questioning
2
question
72.236
questions
9
Circuit
63.373
Circuit
5
DC
63.373
DC
5
Fbi
63.373
FBI
5



CLUSTER N. 5

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
school
847.66
94
162
Teachers
334.363
35
56
_TEXT_0029
206.423
36
87
district
186.724
17
24
teach
181.07
25
50
_TEXT_0043
179.963
31
74
classroom
122.45
12
18
academy
113.7
7
7
student
108.183
23
64
urban
97.771
7
8
reform
83.338
23
77
Innovation_Districts
81.488
8
12
computer
75.504
7
10
expand
74.692
11
23
spark
70.139
6
8
achievement
67.486
10
21
high-poverty
64.914
4
4
preparation
64.914
4
4
science
57.806
11
28
training
56.455
9
20




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
school
847.66
school
35
school
847.66
schooling
1
school
847.66
schools
77
Teachers
334.363
teachers
41
district
186.724
district
3
district
186.724
districts
15
teach
181.07
taught
5
teach
181.07
teach
10
teach
181.07
teaching
12
classroom
122.45
classroom
3
classroom
122.45
classrooms
9
academy
113.7
academies
4
academy
113.7
Academy
4
student
108.183
student
7
student
108.183
students
19
urban
97.771
urban
8
reform
83.338
reform
14
reform
83.338
reforms
11
Innovation_Districts
81.488
Innovation_Districts
8
computer
75.504
computer
2
computer
75.504
computers
5
expand
74.692
expand
7
expand
74.692
expanded
2
expand
74.692
expanding
2
spark
70.139
spark
6
achievement
67.486
achievement
11
high-poverty
64.914
high-poverty
4
preparation
64.914
preparation
4
science
57.806
science
12
training
56.455
training
10



CLUSTER N. 6

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
Day
148.629
48
156
honour
133.657
21
40
night
124.928
15
23
march
117.062
24
56
_TEXT_0003
107.365
18
36
pain
88.542
9
12
freedom
86.04
20
51
Home
85.927
31
107
ride
80.405
9
13
South_Side
69.047
6
7
bus
62.147
9
16
imagine
61.641
14
35
CURE
60.985
12
27
inch
58.958
6
8
Alabama
57.509
9
17
Innocent
56.326
8
14
beat
56.326
8
14
Southside
55.65
5
6
somebody
55.305
12
29
Board_of_Trustees
54.982
4
4
slaughter
54.982
4
4




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
Day
148.629
day
41
Day
148.629
days
11
honour
133.657
honor
18
honour
133.657
honored
2
honour
133.657
honoring
1
night
124.928
night
12
night
124.928
nights
3
march
117.062
march
18
march
117.062
marched
5
march
117.062
marches
1
march
117.062
marching
4
pain
88.542
pain
9
freedom
86.04
freedom
19
freedom
86.04
freedoms
1
Home
85.927
home
20
Home
85.927
homes
13
ride
80.405
Ride
8
ride
80.405
Rides
1
ride
80.405
riding
1
ride
80.405
rode
2
South_Side
69.047
South_Side
6
bus
62.147
bus
7
bus
62.147
buses
3
imagine
61.641
imagine
14
CURE
60.985
CURE
12
CURE
60.985
cured
2
inch
58.958
inch
6
Alabama
57.509
Alabama
11
beat
56.326
beat
2
beat
56.326
beaten
8
Innocent
56.326
innocent
8
Southside
55.65
Southside
5
somebody
55.305
somebody
15
Board_of_Trustees
54.982
Board_of_Trustees
4
slaughter
54.982
slaughtered
4



CLUSTER N. 7

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
Senator
403.775
64
79
President
279.539
78
146
issue
244.898
65
117
_TEXT_0014
209.429
39
54
amendment
196.8
43
67
_TEXT_0031
187.203
36
51
Russia
185.327
24
25
threat
179.087
41
66
Senate
148.873
37
63
weapon
138.702
28
41
Soviet_Union
128.08
19
22
important
98.677
28
52
program
78.247
32
75
cooperative
72.799
9
9
bill
65.735
49
160
_TEXT_0042
65.36
11
14
relationship
64.163
10
12
colleague
62.655
20
40
balance
59.606
11
15
patriot
57.748
10
13




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
Senator
403.775
Senator
57
Senator
403.775
Senators
19
President
279.539
President
81
President
279.539
Presidents
2
issue
244.898
issue
36
issue
244.898
issued
5
issue
244.898
issues
32
amendment
196.8
amendment
45
amendment
196.8
amendments
11
Russia
185.327
Russia
27
threat
179.087
threat
34
threat
179.087
threats
11
Senate
148.873
Senate
42
weapon
138.702
weapon
1
weapon
138.702
weapons
30
Soviet_Union
128.08
Soviet_Union
20
important
98.677
important
28
program
78.247
program
21
program
78.247
programs
17
cooperative
72.799
Cooperative
9
bill
65.735
bill
57
bill
65.735
billed
1
bill
65.735
bills
2
relationship
64.163
relationship
11
colleague
62.655
colleague
1
colleague
62.655
colleagues
19
balance
59.606
balance
8
balance
59.606
balanced
1
balance
59.606
balances
4
balance
59.606
balancing
1
patriot
57.748
Patriot
11



CLUSTER N. 8

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
man
270.006
55
95
story
165.824
38
71
tell
134.366
66
204
ask
108.633
46
129
stand
78.5
27
66
bible
77.306
8
8
hairdressing
77.306
8
8
campaign
73.375
18
35
Young
62.575
29
85
row
49.554
7
9
East
48.273
5
5
cry
48.273
5
5
Ownership_Society
47.979
6
7
answer
46.523
22
65
salvation
46.385
8
12
point
42.914
25
83
Social_Darwinism
40.53
6
8
yield
40.53
6
8
_TEXT_0059
40.257
28
102
Washington
39.895
24
81




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
man
270.006
man
59
man
270.006
men
7
story
165.824
stories
11
story
165.824
story
28
tell
134.366
tell
25
tell
134.366
telling
6
tell
134.366
tells
14
tell
134.366
told
30
ask
108.633
ask
24
ask
108.633
asked
22
ask
108.633
asking
5
ask
108.633
asks
2
stand
78.5
stand
9
stand
78.5
standing
10
stand
78.5
stood
10
bible
77.306
Bible
7
bible
77.306
bibles
2
hairdressing
77.306
hairdressing
8
campaign
73.375
campaign
13
campaign
73.375
campaigns
5
Young
62.575
young
30
Young
62.575
youngest
1
row
49.554
row
8
row
49.554
rows
6
cry
48.273
cry
5
East
48.273
east
5
Ownership_Society
47.979
Ownership_Society
6
answer
46.523
answer
17
answer
46.523
answering
1
answer
46.523
answers
4
salvation
46.385
salvation
12
point
42.914
point
22
point
42.914
pointing
2
point
42.914
points
1
Social_Darwinism
40.53
Social_Darwinism
6
yield
40.53
yield
6
Washington
39.895
Washington
25



CLUSTER N. 9

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
America
277.853
94
230
time
178.373
96
311
courage
129.622
29
52
ideal
107.614
21
34
history
94.547
34
84
challenge
94.009
44
128
face
59.974
38
130
Great
59.565
42
152
journey
58.845
12
20
Hope
58.157
44
165
extraordinary
56.498
10
15
odd
53.433
9
13
dare
48.3
7
9
grade
47.667
10
17
dropout
46.795
6
7
ordinary
45.158
8
12
struggle
44.933
17
43
heart
44.121
19
52
fulfil
44.068
9
15
moment
41.688
17
45




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
America
277.853
America
105
time
178.373
time
83
time
178.373
times
22
courage
129.622
courage
34
ideal
107.614
ideal
8
ideal
107.614
ideals
13
history
94.547
history
37
challenge
94.009
challenge
12
challenge
94.009
challenged
2
challenge
94.009
challenges
24
challenge
94.009
challenging
7
face
59.974
face
38
face
59.974
faced
5
face
59.974
faces
1
face
59.974
facing
3
Great
59.565
great
30
Great
59.565
greater
9
Great
59.565
greatest
9
journey
58.845
journey
13
Hope
58.157
hope
43
Hope
58.157
hopes
3
Hope
58.157
hoping
1
extraordinary
56.498
extraordinary
10
odd
53.433
odd
1
odd
53.433
odds
8
dare
48.3
dared
9
grade
47.667
grade
12
dropout
46.795
dropout
4
dropout
46.795
dropouts
2
ordinary
45.158
ordinary
8
struggle
44.933
struggle
14
struggle
44.933
struggled
1
struggle
44.933
struggles
2
struggle
44.933
struggling
1
heart
44.121
heart
16
heart
44.121
hearts
3
fulfil
44.068
fulfill
5
fulfil
44.068
fulfilled
4
fulfil
44.068
fulfilling
1
moment
41.688
moment
11
moment
41.688
moments
7



CLUSTER N. 10

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
World
343.498
88
219
College
235.605
44
85
compete
146.572
20
30
kid
138.548
43
119
work
118.88
72
303
job
117.088
48
159
skill
115.269
18
30
worker
111.495
33
88
easy
102.223
29
75
all_over
82.683
15
28
Internet
81.829
12
19
educate
76.617
12
20
graduate
75.357
15
30
high-wage
59.488
6
7
send
57.4
23
74
organizer
50.595
6
8
Maytag
50.595
6
8
tomorrow
48.668
9
17
live_in
48.668
9
17
neighborhood
48.668
9
17




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
World
343.498
world
90
World
343.498
worlds
1
College
235.605
college
45
College
235.605
colleges
2
compete
146.572
compete
10
compete
146.572
competed
1
compete
146.572
competing
11
kid
138.548
kid
2
kid
138.548
kids
53
work
118.88
work
52
work
118.88
worked
9
work
118.88
working
13
work
118.88
works
5
job
117.088
job
23
job
117.088
jobs
37
skill
115.269
skill
7
skill
115.269
skills
11
worker
111.495
worker
7
worker
111.495
workers
33
easy
102.223
easier
9
easy
102.223
easiest
4
easy
102.223
easy
17
all_over
82.683
all_over
15
Internet
81.829
internet
12
educate
76.617
educate
2
educate
76.617
educated
5
educate
76.617
educating
5
graduate
75.357
graduate
3
graduate
75.357
graduates
7
graduate
75.357
graduating
6
high-wage
59.488
high-wage
6
send
57.4
send
15
send
57.4
sending
4
send
57.4
sent
4
Maytag
50.595
Maytag
6
organizer
50.595
organizer
6
live_in
48.668
live_in
9
neighborhood
48.668
neighborhood
1
neighborhood
48.668
neighborhoods
8
tomorrow
48.668
tomorrow
12



CLUSTER N. 11

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
health_care
403.986
72
139
family
347.978
70
148
Care
246.777
51
109
patient
200.064
21
26
pay
184.367
41
92
afford
165.269
28
51
health
149.597
28
55
insurance
113.612
17
28
premium
109.234
10
11
medical
102.403
21
44
benefit
100.987
24
56
uninsured
100.813
13
19
cost
93.736
30
86
bootstrap
85.408
7
7
job
84.316
42
159
employer
79.935
14
26
regulate
74.98
8
10
sick
69.614
12
22
fair
64.478
11
20
retirement
63.946
10
17




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
health_care
403.986
health_care
79
family
347.978
families
39
family
347.978
family
40
Care
246.777
care
53
Care
246.777
caring
1
patient
200.064
patient
12
patient
200.064
patients
13
pay
184.367
paid
10
pay
184.367
pay
33
pay
184.367
paying
1
afford
165.269
afford
32
health
149.597
health
31
insurance
113.612
insurance
19
premium
109.234
premiums
12
medical
102.403
medical
23
benefit
100.987
benefit
3
benefit
100.987
benefits
22
uninsured
100.813
uninsured
15
cost
93.736
cost
20
cost
93.736
costs
17
bootstrap
85.408
bootstraps
7
job
84.316
job
39
job
84.316
jobs
16
employer
79.935
employer
6
employer
79.935
employers
13
regulate
74.98
regulated
1
regulate
74.98
regulating
7
sick
69.614
sick
12
fair
64.478
fair
11
retirement
63.946
retirement
10



CLUSTER N. 12

LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
EC IN CLUSTER
EC IN TOTAL
oil
681.495
66
76
fuel
541.201
56
68
car
534.627
57
71
_TEXT_0041
417.323
51
71
energy
336.558
46
70
_TEXT_0024
289.9
41
64
_TEXT_0047
275.309
46
82
hybrid
215.772
18
18
renewable
203.724
17
17
invest
170.225
18
22
standard
156.132
22
34
auto_industry
155.604
13
13
_TEXT_0064
151.637
21
32
flexible-fuel
131.586
11
11
barrel
131.586
11
11
year
126.195
71
288
fuel-efficient_cars
119.733
12
14
gallon
119.733
12
14
import
119.733
12
14
E85
119.588
10
10
vehicle
119.588
10
10




LEMMA
CHI SQUARE
WORD
OCC
oil
681.495
oil
91
fuel
541.201
fuel
36
fuel
541.201
fueled
2
fuel
541.201
fueling
6
fuel
541.201
fuels
20
car
534.627
car
29
car
534.627
cars
42
energy
336.558
energy
49
hybrid
215.772
hybrid
12
hybrid
215.772
hybrids
7
renewable
203.724
renewable
19
invest
170.225
invest
12
invest
170.225
investing
8
invest
170.225
invests
1
standard
156.132
standard
8
standard
156.132
standards
16
auto_industry
155.604
auto_industry
14
barrel
131.586
barrel
4
barrel
131.586
barrels
8
flexible-fuel
131.586
flexible-fuel
12
year
126.195
year
40
year
126.195
years
41
fuel-efficient_cars
119.733
fuel-efficient_cars
13
gallon
119.733
gallon
12
gallon
119.733
gallons
3
import
119.733
import
7
import
119.733
imported
2
import
119.733
imports
5
E85
119.588
E85
14
vehicle
119.588
vehicle
4
vehicle
119.588
vehicles
8



SECTION - B

SELECTION OF ELEMENTARY CONTEXTS (MAX 20 OF EACH CLUSTER)
SORTED BY WEIGHED DESCENDING ORDER
CHARACTERISTIC WORDS ARE IN RED

CLUSTER N. 1

**** *TEXT_0032
SCORE ( 177.576 )

When a parent takes parental leave, we shouldn_t act like caring for_a newborn baby is a three-month break - we should let them keep their salary. When parents are working and their children need care, we should make sure that care is affordable, and we should make sure our kids can go to school earlier and longer so they have a safe place to learn while their parents are at work.

**** *TEXT_0039
SCORE ( 167.279 )

The amendment is simple: it says that the children of low-income working parents affected by Hurricane_Katrina will no_longer be denied the child credit. You work, your kids get a benefit. If you don_t work, no benefit. And if you want the full benefit, you have to earn at_least $ 10, 000, which is just_about the income of a full_time job at minimum wage.

**** *TEXT_0007
SCORE ( 133.527 )

it_s hard to imagine that there are hundreds of thousands of parents every year who are forced to turn to kids who've worked hard and studied hard all through school and tell them "No, we can? t send you to college. "But it_s harder to imagine that any of us could rest until those parents can start saying "yes we can "to their kids.

**** *TEXT_0012
SCORE ( 128.243 )

A child born in this new century is likely to start his life with both parents - or a single_parent - working full-time jobs. they_ll try their hardest to juggle work and family, but they_ll end_up needing child_care to keep him safe, cared for, and educated early.

**** *TEXT_0002
SCORE ( 105.039 )

People are working harder and longer for less, and they_re falling further and further behind. And we_re not talking about the poor or even just the working poor here. As bankruptcy professor Elizabeth Warren has noted, these are middle-class families with two parents who both work at good-paying jobs that put a roof over their heads.

**** *TEXT_0039
SCORE ( 101.551 )

And the child doesn_t get the full benefit of the $ 1000 credit until her parent earns close to $ 18, 000, or even more if the child has siblings. What's worse: if her parents'incomes stagnate, are disrupted for any reason, or the economy stalls and work hours or wages are reduced, the value of the credit drops or even disappears.

**** *TEXT_0005
SCORE ( 99.299 )

To do this, we must start by inspiring our children with a sense of purpose... by nurturing their imagination so_that they may dream big and then work hard to reach those dreams. Too often, our children spend hours playing Playstation without ever finding_out how to build Playstation. They watch television but never wonder how it_s put together.

**** *TEXT_0065
SCORE ( 98.592 )

Born in Lafayette before civil_rights and Voting_Rights were even a possibility, this is a man who was raised in poverty, earning extra money for his parents as a child by shining shoes. He studied hard through high_school, put himself through Xavier by working long hours in the library, and became the first_ever African_American to be accepted into Loyola's Law_school.

**** *TEXT_0013
SCORE ( 81.282 )

Our grandparents use to tell us that being Black means you have to work twice as hard to succeed in life. And so I ask today, can we honestly say our kids are working twice as hard as the kids in India and China who are graduating ahead_of us, with better test scores and the tools they need to kick our butts on the job market?

**** *TEXT_0009
SCORE ( 77.180 )

These are kids in there. Our kids. The ones we watched grow_up. The ones we hoped would live lives that were happy, healthy, and safe. These kids left their homes and families for_a dangerous place halfway around the world. After years of being protected by their parents, these kids risked their lives to protect us.

**** *TEXT_0029
SCORE ( 74.802 )

Fortunately, those who work in the field know what reforms really work: a more challenging and rigorous curriculum with emphasis on math, science, and literacy skills. Longer hours and more days to give kids the time and attention they need to learn. Early childhood education for every child so they_re not left behind before they even start school.

**** *TEXT_0039
SCORE ( 72.719 )

Under current law, families that earn less_than $ 11, 000 get no benefit from the refundable child credit. That means that a child is left out_of the credit even if her parent works full_time at minimum wage, which has not increased since 1997.

**** *TEXT_0035
SCORE ( 64.269 )

Now, at a time when both parents are more likely to work longer hours outside the home, this is a_lot easier said than done. We try to compete with these media messages, but it_s nearly impossible to be there every moment our kids are watching television.

**** *TEXT_0039
SCORE ( 62.094 )

My amendment sends a simple message: if you work, your kids get a benefit. It provides a partial credit starting with the first dollar of a parent's income for families who lived in the areas affected by Hurricane_Katrina.

**** *TEXT_0043
SCORE ( 61.995 )

In December, I also introduced the step_up Act that addresses this by providing summer learning opportunities for children at high_risk early in their school careers. in_addition_to more learning, this would provide kids a safe, educational environment while their parents are at work.

**** *TEXT_0072
SCORE ( 60.536 )

Three years_ago, Laurie hired a woman named Hlengiwe Leocardia Mchunu as her nanny. Leo, as she is known, grew up as one of nine children in a small South African village. All through her life, she worked hard to raise her two kids and save every last penny she earned, and by the time Leo was hired as Laurie's nanny, she had almost finished paying_off the mortgage on her home.

**** *TEXT_0018
SCORE ( 58.801 )

.. parents have to parent, that children can_t achieve unless we raise their expectations and turn_off the television sets and eradicate the slander that says a black youth with a book is acting white. "I included this line in the speech because I believe that we have a serious challenge to meet.

**** *TEXT_0018
SCORE ( 58.036 )

From the moment the first immigrants arrived on these shores, generations of parents have worked hard and sacrificed whatever is necessary so_that their children could have the same chances they had; or the chances they never had.

**** *TEXT_0005
SCORE ( 57.155 )

These families tell me that they_re anxious about their future. They worry that they could become the first generation of Americans to see their children do worse than they did. They remember that when we were all growing_up, our parents knew that if they pushed us to study and work hard, the best universities would be open to us and we could get any job we wanted.


CLUSTER N. 2

**** *TEXT_0071
SCORE ( 383.505 )

Drawing down our troops in Iraq will allow us to redeploy additional troops to Northern Iraq and elsewhere in the region as an over-the-horizon force. This force could help prevent the conflict in Iraq from becoming a wider war, consolidate gains in Northern Iraq, reassure allies in the Gulf, allow our troops to strike directly at al Qaeda wherever it may exist,

**** *TEXT_0076
SCORE ( 209.627 )

this redeployment remains our best leverage to pressure the Iraqi government to achieve the political settlement between its warring factions that can slow the bloodshed and promote stability. My plan also allows for_a limited number of U. S. troops to remain and prevent Iraq from becoming a haven for international_terrorism and reduce the risk of all-out chaos.

**** *TEXT_0058
SCORE ( 200.055 )

But I do not believe that setting a date certain for the total withdrawal of U. S. troops is the best approach to achieving, in a methodical and responsible way, the three basic goals that should drive our Iraq policy: that_is, 1 ) stabilizing Iraq and giving the factions within Iraq the space they need to forge a political settlement;

**** *TEXT_0058
SCORE ( 181.278 )

for_example, let_s say that a phased withdrawal results in fifty thousand troops in Iraq by July 19, 2007. If, at that point, our generals and the Iraqi government tell us that having those troops in Iraq for an additional three or six months would enhance stability and security in the region, this amendment would potentially prevent us from pursuing the optimal policy.

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 175.758 )

In sum, we have to focus, methodically and without partisanship, on those steps that will: one, stabilize Iraq, avoid all_out Civil_War, and give the factions within Iraq the space they need to forge a political settlement; two, contain and ultimately extinquish the insurgency in Iraq; and three, bring our troops safely home.

**** *TEXT_0071
SCORE ( 168.461 )

This brings me to a set of broader points. As we change strategy in Iraq, we should also think about what Iraq has taught us about America's strategy in the wider struggle against rogue threats and international_terrorism. Many who supported the original decision to go to war in Iraq have argued that it has_been a failure of implementation.

**** *TEXT_0071
SCORE ( 165.662 )

And a report by our own intelligence agencies has concluded that al Qaeda is successfully using the war in Iraq to recruit a new generation of terrorists for its war on America. These are serious times for our country, and with their votes two weeks_ago, Americans demanded a feasible strategy with defined goals in Iraq a strategy no_longer driven by ideology and politics,

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 162.799 )

At the outset of this war, I challenged the Administration's assertion that deposing Saddam Hussein was the central measure in our war on terrorism. And although I believe we must stabilize Iraq, I continue to believe that the Administration's tendency to equate the military defeat of the Iraqi insurgency with the defeat of international_terrorism is dangerously short-sighted.

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 135.162 )

Long the before the war in Iraq, international_terrorism posed a grave security threat to the United_States. Well over two years after the start of the Iraq war, these threats to our way of life remain every bit as serious. Some have argued that these threats have grown.

**** *TEXT_0071
SCORE ( 135.072 )

We must instead turn our focus to those concrete objectives that are possible to attain namely, preventing Iraq from becoming what Afghanistan once was, maintaining our influence in the Middle_East, and forging a political settlement to stop the sectarian violence so_that our troops can come home. There is no reason to believe that more of the same will achieve these objectives in Iraq.

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 125.661 )

We need to say that there will_be no bases in Iraq a decade from now and the United_States armed forces cannot stand-up and support an Iraqi government in perpetuity - pushing the Iraqis to take ownership over the situation and placing pressure on various factions to reach the broad_based political settlement that_is so essential to defeating the insurgency.

**** *TEXT_0073
SCORE ( 124.423 )

and then 6 more months after that. Now, after the loss of more_than 3, 000 American lives, after spending almost $ 400 billion, after Iraq has descended into Civil_War, we have_been promised, once_again, that the President's plan to escalate the war in Iraq will, this time, be well planned, well coordinated, and well supported by the Iraqi Government.

**** *TEXT_0076
SCORE ( 122.882 )

that_is why I advocate a phased redeployment of U. S. troops out_of Iraq to begin no later than May first with the goal of removing all combat forces from Iraq by March 2008. In a Civil_War where no military solution exists,

**** *TEXT_0073
SCORE ( 119.868 )

Unfortunately, the strategy, the tactics, and the mission itself have_been flawed. that_is why Congress now has the duty to prevent even more mistakes and bring this war to a responsible end. that_is why I plan to introduce legislation which I believe will stop the escalation of this war by placing a cap on the number of soldiers in Iraq.

**** *TEXT_0075
SCORE ( 114.596 )

It is my firm belief that the responsible course of action - for the United_States, for Iraq, and for our troops - is to oppose this reckless escalation and to pursue a new policy. This policy that I_ve laid out is consistent with what I have advocated for well over a year, with many of the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group,

**** *TEXT_0071
SCORE ( 103.366 )

and if the Iraqi government asked us in a public and unambiguous way for such continued support. We would make clear in such a scenario that the United_States would not be maintaining permanent military bases in Iraq, but would do what was necessary to help prevent a total collapse of the Iraqi state and further polarization of Iraqi society.

**** *TEXT_0073
SCORE ( 100.864 )

This measure would stop the escalation of the war in Iraq, but it is my belief that simply opposing the surge is not good enough. If we truly believe the only solution in Iraq is a political one - - and I fervently believe that - - if we believe a phased redeployment of U. S.

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 100.813 )

end the complaining, and stop rewriting history. This political war - a war of talking points and Sunday news shows and spin - is not one I_m interested in joining. it_s a divisive approach that only pushes us further from what the American_people actually want - a pragmatic solution to the real war we_re facing in Iraq.

**** *TEXT_0071
SCORE ( 100.381 )

force might remain in Iraq for_a more extended period of time. But only if U. S. commanders think such a force would_be effective; if there is substantial movement towards a political solution among Iraqi factions; if the Iraqi government showed a serious commitment to disbanding the militias;

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 99.713 )

The civilian efforts to rebuild Iraq, establish a secure environment, and broker a stable political framework have, thus far, come_up short. The Administration owes the American_people a reality-based assessment of the situation in Iraq today. For the past two years, they_ve measured progress in the number of insurgents killed, roads built, or voters registered.


CLUSTER N. 3

**** *TEXT_0032
SCORE ( 111.193 )

Our economic dominance has depended on individual_initiative and belief in the free_market; but it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each_other, the idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we_re all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity And so if we_re serious about this opportunity,

**** *TEXT_0033
SCORE ( 105.937 )

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual_initiative, on a belief in the free_market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each_other, the idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we_re all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity. Robert Kennedy reminded us of this. He reminds us still.

**** *TEXT_0067
SCORE ( 100.457 )

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual_initiative, on a belief in the free_market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each_other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we_re all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity.

**** *TEXT_0060
SCORE ( 100.212 )

This debate is an attempt to break a consensus that_is quietly being forged in this country. it_s a consensus between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, Red States and Blue States, that it_s time for new leadership in this country - leadership that will stop dividing us, stop disappointing us, and start addressing the problems facing most Americans.

**** *TEXT_0019
SCORE ( 92.416 )

Our economic dominance has depended on individual_initiative and belief in the free_market; but it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each_other, the idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we_re all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity - that has produced our unrivaled political stability.

**** *TEXT_0023
SCORE ( 85.181 )

Our economic dominance has always depended on individual_initiative and belief in the free_market, it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, the idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we_re all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity.

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 84.244 )

They want to move_forward on of the greatest foreign_policy challenges that this nation has faced in a generation. And they want to get it right for every American son and daughter who's been willing to put their lives on the line to defend the country they love. it_s time for us in Washington to offer the rest of the country this leadership. thank_you.

**** *TEXT_0066
SCORE ( 54.843 )

I know that while recent reports have pointed to strong economic growth in this country, 56% of Kenyans still live_in poverty. And I know that the vast majority of people in this country desperately want to change this.

**** *TEXT_0066
SCORE ( 54.472 )

As a Senator from the United_States, I believe that my country, and other nations, have an obligation and self-interest in being full partners with Kenya and with Africa. And, I will_do my part to shape an intelligent foreign_policy that promotes peace and prosperity. A foreign_policy that gives hope and opportunity to the people of this great continent.

**** *TEXT_0033
SCORE ( 44.845 )

People who believe that while evil and suffering will always exist, this is a country that has_been fueled by small miracles and boundless dreams a place where we_re not afraid to face down the greatest challenges in_pursuit_of the greater good; a place where, against all odds, we overcome. Bobby Kennedy was one of these people.

**** *TEXT_0061
SCORE ( 44.163 )

I want to congratulate all of you at Campus Progress for the work you_ve been doing to build a new generation of progressive leadership in this country. At a time when too many in the media have written off your generation as apathetic or uninvolved, you_re proving not only that you care very deeply about the future of this country, but_that you_re willing to do something about it.

**** *TEXT_0051
SCORE ( 43.985 )

But I hope that you do. Not because you have a debt to all of those who helped you get to where you are, although you do have that debt. Not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate, although you do have that obligation. You need to take_on the challenges that your country is facing because you have an obligation to yourself.

**** *TEXT_0055
SCORE ( 42.243 )

And I_ve wondered - if she is lucky enough to live as_long_as 105-year-old Marguerite_Lewis, if she someday has the chance to look_back across the twenty-first century, what will she see? Will she see a country that_is freer and kinder, more tolerant and more just than the one she grew up in? Will she see greater opportunities for every citizen of this country?

**** *TEXT_0049
SCORE ( 42.243 )

And I wondered - if they are lucky enough to live as_long_as 105-year-old Marguerite_Lewis, if they someday have the chance to look_back across the twenty-first century, what will they see? Will they see a country that_is freer and kinder, more tolerant and more just than the one they grew up in? Will they see greater opportunities for every citizen of this country?

**** *TEXT_0007
SCORE ( 41.816 )

and when did this national priority start playing second fiddle to the latest partisan food fight in Washington? I_m not sure, but I do know that I_ve met enough good citizens who think about the other guy and want to change this. And I believe there are enough members of both parties who want to start this country down the path of making college affordable and accessible for every American.

**** *TEXT_0019
SCORE ( 40.092 )

My hope for all of you is that you leave here today with the will to keep these principles alive in your own life and the life of this country. They will_be tested by the challenges of this new century, and at times we may fail to live up_to them. But know that you have it within your power to try.

**** *TEXT_0034
SCORE ( 39.535 )

If we are unable to point_out the progress, how are Iraqis - especially ones we are trying to persuade to claim a bigger stake in the future of their country - ever to know that the Americans efforts are helping to make their lives better?

**** *TEXT_0017
SCORE ( 39.171 )

When you think about these challenges, I also ask you to remember that in this country, our history of overcoming the seemingly impossible always comes about because individuals who care really can make a difference. America is great because Americans are good.

**** *TEXT_0017
SCORE ( 37.603 )

You need to take_on the challenges that your country is facing because you have an obligation to yourself. Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. Because it_s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

**** *TEXT_0033
SCORE ( 36.733 )

to write our own destiny. Because we are a people of hope. Because we are Americans. This is the good_news we still hear all these years later the message that still points us down the road that Bobby Kennedy never finished traveling. it_s a road I hope our politics and our country begin to take in the months and years to come. thank_you.


CLUSTER N. 4

**** *TEXT_0020
SCORE ( 83.952 )

In the Lochner case, and in a whole series of cases prior_to Lochner being overturned, the Supreme_Court consistently overturned basic measures like minimum wage laws, child labor safety laws, and rights to organize, deeming those laws as somehow violating a constitutional right to private property.

**** *TEXT_0020
SCORE ( 82.152 )

Let me just give you a couple examples. In a case reviewing California's parental notification law, Justice_Brown criticized the California Supreme_Court decision overturning that law, saying that the court should_have remained "tentative, recognizing the primacy of legislative prerogatives.

**** *TEXT_0020
SCORE ( 68.922 )

Unfortunately, as has_been stated repeatedly on this floor, in almost every legal decision that she has made and every political speech that she has given, Justice_Brown has shown she is not simply a judge with very strong political views, she is a political activist who happens to be a judge. It is a pretty easy observation to make when you look at her judicial decisions.

**** *TEXT_0020
SCORE ( 63.391 )

But Justice_Brown doesn_t always want the courts to exercise restraint and defer to the legislature. When Justice_Brown wanted to limit the ability of juries to punish companies that engage in severe discrimination, a fellow judge on the California Supreme_Court accused her of engaging in "judicial law making.

**** *TEXT_0020
SCORE ( 63.291 )

Justice_Brown dismissed the fact that a majority of the city's voters had approved of that law and thought that the case should_be an exception to the philosophy of narrow judicial review. Justice_Brown believed that this case was one in which "some degree of judicial scrutiny... is appropriate.

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And if someone wants to know why their own government has decided to go_on a fishing expedition through every personal record or private document - through library books they_ve read and phone calls they_ve made - this legislation gives people no rights to appeal the need for such a search in a court of law. No judge will hear their plea, no jury will hear their case.

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Three of our current Supreme_Court Justices came directly from this court. Under its jurisdiction fall laws relating to all sorts of Federal agencies and regulations. This is a special court. It has jurisdiction that other appeals courts do not have.

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There is absolutely no_doubt in my mind Judge_Roberts is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land. Moreover, he seems to have the comportment and the temperament that makes for_a good judge. He is humble, he is personally decent, and he appears to be respectful of different points of view. It is absolutely clear to me that Judge_Roberts truly loves the law.

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I want to take Judge_Roberts at his word that he doesn_t like bullies and he sees the law and the Court as a means of evening the playing field between the strong and the weak. But given the gravity of the position to which he will undoubtedly ascend and the gravity of the decisions in which he will undoubtedly participate during his tenure on the Court,

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He couldn_t have achieved his excellent record as an advocate before the Supreme_Court without that passion for the law, and it became apparent to me in our conversation that he does, in fact, deeply respect the basic precepts that go into deciding 95 percent of the cases that come before the Federal court - - adherence to precedence,

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Having said that, the decision with_respect_to Judge_Roberts'nomination has not been an easy one for me to make. As some of you know, I have not only argued cases before appellate courts but_for 10 years was a member of the University_of_Chicago Law_school faculty and taught courses in constitutional law.

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I do not think that because Justice_Brown is an African-American woman she has to adhere to a particular political orthodoxy, something that has_been suggested by the other side of the aisle. Just as it would_be cynical and offensive that Justice_Brown be vilified simply for being a Black conservative,

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''Justice_Brown has also gone out_of her way to use her position in the courts to advocate for increased protections for property owners. In a case about a developer that wanted to break a city rent control law,

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So when it comes to laws protecting a woman's right to choose or a worker's right to organize, she will claim that the laws that the legislature passed should_be interpreted narrowly. Yet when it comes to laws protecting corporations and private property, she has decided that those laws should_be interpreted broadly.

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''instead_of denying it, Justice_Brown defended her judicial activism. She called it creativity. This is what she said: "All judges make law. It is arrogance, carelessness and a lack of candor that constitute impermissible judicial practice, not creativity.

**** *TEXT_0020
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While some judges tend to favor an activist interpretation of the law and others tend to believe in a restrained interpretation of the law providing great deference to the legislature, Justice_Brown tends to favor whatever interpretation leads her to the very same ideological conclusions every single time.

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SCORE ( 32.540 )

Once a business or a person receives notification that they will_be searched, they are prohibited from telling anyone about it, and they are even prohibited from challenging this automatic gag order in court. even_though judges have already found that similar restrictions violate the First Amendment - this Conference Report disregards the case law and the right to challenge the gag order.

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''Which is it, Justice_Brown? In some cases you think we should defer to the legislature and in some cases, apparently, you think it is appropriate for judges to make law. What seems to distinguish these two types of cases is who the plaintiff is, who the claimant is.

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I disagree with this view. I believe firmly that the Constitution calls for the Senate to advise and consent. I believe that it calls for meaningful advice and consent that includes an examination of a judge's philosophy, ideology, and record. And when I examine the philosophy, ideology, and record of Samuel Alito, I_m deeply troubled.

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because_of this tendency, and because_of her record, it seems as_if Justice_Brown's mission is not blind justice but political activism. The only thing that seems to be consistent about her overarching judicial philosophy in an unyielding belief in an unfettered free_market and a willingness to consistently side with the powerful over the powerless.


CLUSTER N. 5

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like what happens at the University_of_Chicago's Urban Education Initiative. Schools that raise student achievement would_be given bonuses. For schools that don_t improve, the districts would close them and replace them with new, smaller schools that can replicate some of the successful reforms taking place elsewhere.

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To hold schools and teachers accountable for the results of all these reforms, Innovation_Districts would_be asked to support schools that succeed and shut down those that don_t. To find_out what works and what doesn_t, we_d provide them with powerful data and technology, and also give them the option of partnering with local universities to help them improve performance,

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SCORE ( 168.183 )

But even_though we know_how much teaching matters, in too many places we_ve abandoned our teachers and principals, sending them into some of the most impoverished, underperforming schools with little experience or pay; little preparation or support. After a_few years of experience, most will leave to pick wealthier, less challenging schools.

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Beyond policies that help teachers specifically, we_d also ask Innovation_Districts to try reforms that create a more effective teaching environment. To give teachers more time with their students and more time to learn from each other, these districts would_be asked to restructure their schedules and implement either longer days or summer school.

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SCORE ( 165.143 )

Beyond policies that help teachers specifically, we_d also ask Innovation_Districts to try reforms that create a more effective teaching environment. To give teachers more time with their students and more time to learn from each other, these districts would_be asked to restructure their schedules and implement either longer days or summer school.

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One hundred billion dollars. Think about what that could do for our kids if we invested that in our schools. Think of how many new schools we could build, how many great teachers we could recruit, what kind_of computers and technology we could put in our classrooms. Think about how much we could invest in math and science so our kids could be prepared for the 21st century economy.

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We need to expand this by giving districts help in creating new teacher academies that will partner with organizations like this to recruit effective teachers for low-performing, high-poverty schools. Each teacher would undergo an extensive training program before they begin, including classroom observation and participation.

**** *TEXT_0043
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We need to expand this by giving districts help in creating new teacher academies that will partner with organizations like this to recruit effective teachers for low-performing, high-poverty schools. Each teacher would undergo an extensive training program before they begin, including classroom observation and participation.

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I believe that to meet tomorrow's challenges, we should create a national network of academies to train 25, 000 new teachers and get them into high-need rural and urban schools. We should give local schools the latest technology training tools as John Chambers has_done with the CISCO Networking Academy Program.

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But even_though we know_how much teaching matters, in too many places we_ve abandoned our teachers, sending them into some of the most impoverished, underperforming schools with little experience or pay; little preparation or support. After a_few years of experience, most will leave to pick wealthier, less challenging schools.

**** *TEXT_0043
SCORE ( 150.937 )

Right now we don_t have nearly enough effective teachers and principals in the places we need them most: urban and rural schools, and subject areas like math and science. One of the main reasons for this, cited by most teachers who leave the profession, is that no_one gives them the necessary training and preparation.

**** *TEXT_0043
SCORE ( 148.721 )

We also know that teachers can_t teach and our kids can_t learn when there's violence in and around our schools, a problem we_ve seen right here in Chicago this year in too many tragic incidents. If our kids can_t go to school in a safe place, nothing else we do matters. As we move_forward with reform, we must makes safety a top priority.

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SCORE ( 139.505 )

One of the main reasons for this, cited by most teachers who leave the profession, is that no_one gives them the necessary training and preparation. Around the country, organizations like the Academy for Urban School Leadership in Chicago are changing this by recruiting and training new, highly-qualified teachers for some of the hardest-to-teach classrooms in the country.

**** *TEXT_0043
SCORE ( 137.815 )

To hold schools and teachers accountable for the results of all these reforms, districts that don_t improve would_be removed from the program. To find_out what works and what doesn_t, we_d provide them with powerful data and technology, and also give them the option of partnering with local universities to help them improve performance.

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we_d begin by working with these districts to strengthen their teaching, and we_d start with recruitment. Right now we don_t have nearly enough effective teachers in the places we need them most: urban and rural schools, and subject areas like math and science.

**** *TEXT_0043
SCORE ( 123.256 )

That's why teachers in these Innovation_Districts who are successful in improving student achievement would receive substantial pay increases, as would those who choose to teach in the most troubled schools and the highest-need subject areas, like math and science.

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That's why teachers in these Innovation_Districts who are successful in improving student achievement would receive substantial pay increases, as would those who choose to teach in the most troubled schools and the highest-need subject areas, like math and science.

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SCORE ( 121.687 )

So here's the legislation I_m introducing this week - it_s the creation of what I call Innovation_Districts. School districts from around the country that want to become seedbeds of reform would apply and we_d select the twenty with the best plans to put effective, supported teachers in all classrooms and increase achievement for all students.

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We also know that some of the best ideas in education don_t come from Washington, but from local schools all_over America. That's why charter schools are a great way for us to learn from experiments in Topeka and Springfield that schools in Chicago and L. A. can replicate in their own classrooms.

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The Academy for Urban School Leadership and the University_of_Chicago Urban Education Initiative. The Chicago Teachers Union is also now collaborating on the Fresh Start Schools, and we_re watching that experiment with great interest. it_s not easy, it_s not popular with everyone, and, in the end, some of the experiments may_be rejected. But we can_t stop trying.


CLUSTER N. 6

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I imagine that they would've seen the marchers and heard the speeches, but they also probably saw the dogs and the fire hoses, or the footage of innocent people being beaten within an inch of their lives; or heard the news the day those four little girls died when someone threw a bomb into their church.

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SCORE ( 51.522 )

I imagine that they would've seen the marchers and heard the speeches, but they also probably saw the dogs and the fire hoses, or the footage of innocent people being beaten within an inch of their lives, or maybe they would've heard the news the day those four little girls died when someone threw a bomb into their church.

**** *TEXT_0057
SCORE ( 51.522 )

I imagine that they would've seen the marchers and heard the speeches, but they also probably saw the dogs and the fire hoses, or the footage of innocent people being beaten within an inch of their lives, or maybe they would've heard the news the day those four little girls died when someone threw a bomb into their church.

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''And in_that movement, she saw women who were willing to walk instead_of ride the bus after a day of doing somebody else's laundry and looking after somebody else's children because they walked for freedom. And she saw young_people of every race and every creed take a bus down to Mississippi and Alabama to register voters because they believed.

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I_ve often thought about the people on the Edmund Pettus_Bridge that day. Not only John_Lewis and Hosea Williams leading the march, but the hundreds of everyday Americans who left their homes and their churches to join it. Blacks and whites, teenagers and children, teachers and bankers and shopkeepers - a beloved community of God's children ready to stand for freedom.

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I_ve often thought about the people on the Edmund Pettus_Bridge that day. Not only John and Hosea Williams leading the march, but the hundreds of everyday Americans who left their homes and their churches to join it. Blacks and whites, teenagers and children, teachers and bankers and shopkeepers - a beloved community of God's children ready to stand for freedom.

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But the most amazing thing of all is that after that day - after John_Lewis was beaten within an inch of his life, after people's heads were gashed open and their eyes were burned and they watched their children's innocence literally beaten out_of them... after all that, they went back to march again.

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But the most amazing thing of all is that after that day - after John_Lewis was beaten within an inch of his life, after people's heads were gashed open and their eyes were burned and they watched their children's innocence literally beaten out_of them... after all that, they went back to march again.

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The same reason that a century later, young men_and_women your age would take a Freedom Ride down south, to work for the Civil_Rights_Movement. The same reason that black women across the south chose to walk instead_of ride the bus after a long days work doing other people's laundry, cleaning other people's kitchens.

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Yet something happened back here in Selma, Alabama. Something happened in Birmingham that sent out what Bobby Kennedy called, Ripples of hope all around the world. Something happened when a bunch of women decided they were going to walk instead_of ride the bus after a long day of doing somebody else's laundry, looking after somebody else's children.

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I also want to thank Susan Axelrod and the entire leadership of CURE for allowing me the honor of speaking here this evening. As many of you know, Susan lives and breathes this organization, from the earliest hours of the morning until late at night, every day of her life.

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Instinctively, they knew that it was safer and smarter to stay at home; to watch the movement from afar. But they also understood that these people in Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi were their brothers_and_sisters; that what was happening was wrong; and that they had an obligation to make it right. When the buses pulled_up for_a Freedom Ride down South, they got on.

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But I think we find hope by remembering that we_ve been here before. That there was a time when America watched helplessly as a mysterious disease left thousands - especially children - disabled for life. And just as it seemed that no_one was paying attention and nothing could be done, a community of compassion awoke and led a March of Dimes to find the cure for polio.

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SCORE ( 22.030 )

Organized with the help of Franklin Roosevelt and backed by the federal_government, the March of Dimes galvanized a nation to conquer polio, dime by dime. And while Roosevelt knew that his own polio would never be cured by the discovery of a vaccine, he also knew that at its best, government can be used a force to accomplish together what we cannot achieve on our own.

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When you see heads gashed open and eyes burning and children lying hurt on the side of the road, when you are John_Lewis and you_ve been beaten within an inch of your life on Sunday, how do you wake_up Monday and keep on marching? Be strong and have courage, for I am with you wherever you go. we_ve come a long way in this journey, but we still have a long way to travel.

**** *TEXT_0077
SCORE ( 21.544 )

There was something stirring across the country because_of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack_Obama Jr. was born. So don_t tell me I don_t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. don_t tell me I_m not coming home to Selma, Alabama. I_m here because somebody marched.

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but_that didn_t happen. Instead, Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped galvanize a community of compassion and organize the March of Dimes to find the cure for polio. And while Roosevelt knew that his own polio would never be cured by the discovery of a vaccine, he also knew that at its best, government can be used as a force to accomplish together what we cannot achieve on our own.

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In Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, for_example, more_than 900, 000 children under 17 years_old were so poor that they got no child tax_credit or only a partial credit. These states had among the highest rates of children too poor to get the full credit. In fact, more_than 1/3 of the children in Mississippi and Louisiana didn_t get the full benefit of the child tax_credit.

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There isn_t one person sitting here today who wants to turn a sick patient away because they can_t pay. Not one person who wants the cure they discover denied to those whose lives depend on it. Each of you has dedicated yourselves to this calling because where there is a sick person, you want to heal them. Where there is a life in jeopardy, you want to save it.

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I know that a_lot of you have_been struggling with epilepsy for_a long_time now, and that you_ve seen both good days and bad. On the bad days, it may seem like salvation will never come, that parents and children will_be suffering with this disease for decades to come.


CLUSTER N. 7

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I thank the managers of this bill, Senators McConnell and Leahy, and their staffs for working with me on this important issue. I know that Senator McConnell has a longstanding interest in Southeast Asia, and Senator Leahy has always been a champion of international health issues, making the avian_flu something I know they both care deeply about.

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So last November, we introduced an amendment to the tax reconciliation bill expressing the Sense of the Senate that FEMA should immediately rebid these contracts. Our colleagues agreed and passed this amendment by unanimous consent. After our amendment passed, both Senator Coburn and I met with Director Paulison, and again he assured us that these contracts would_be rebid.

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SCORE ( 53.036 )

I believe successful, comprehensive immigration reform can be achieved by building on the work of the Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee bill combines some of the strongest elements of Senator Hagel's border security proposals with the realistic workplace and earned-citizenship program proposed by Senators McCain and Kennedy.

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But clearly much more money is needed. Last month, I joined Senator Harkin and others in offering an amendment to the DOD appropriations bill to provide almost $ 4 billion to fight the avian_flu. I am pleased that Senator Stevens cosponsored the amendment and it was accepted into the appropriations bill. I hope that the House will agree to this funding in conference.

**** *TEXT_0048
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Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws. The bill the Judiciary Committee has passed would clearly strengthen enforcement. I will repeat that, because those arguing against the Judiciary Committee bill contrast that bill with a strong enforcement bill. The bill the Judiciary Committee passed clearly strengthens enforcement.

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I know I_m new to this body, but I_m troubled that Senate rules are getting in the way of sound policy. I understand that's how the Senate works, so Senator Coburn and I are here to offer one modest amendment to protect taxpayer dollars. Our amendment addresses no-bid contracting and is germane to the underlying bill.

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Mr. President, I will come to the floor over the next week to offer some amendments of my own, and to support amendments my colleagues will offer. I will also come to the floor to argue against amendments that contradict our tradition as a nation of immigrants and as a nation of laws.

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As the Avian Influenza outbreak demonstrates, even the zealous Russian border guard is helpless against the global sweep of biological threats. My third recommendation - which I_ll just touch briefly on and let Senator Lugar talk about in more detail - is that we need to start thinking creatively about some of the next-generation efforts on nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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M. President, today I am offering an amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Emergency Supplemental, which I am pleased to announce is being cosponsored by Senators Corzine, Bingaman, and Graham. This amendment would meet certain needs of our injured service members in recognition of the tremendous sacrifices they have made in defense of our country.

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Mr. President, I would like to address the habeas_corpus amendment that_is on the floor and that we just heard a lengthy debate about between Senator Specter and Senator Warner.

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thanks_to the leadership of Senators Nunn and Lugar in creating the Cooperative Threat Reduction program at the Department of Defense, there is no question that we_ve made some great progress in securing these weapons.

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''of_course, Dick has_been there and he has_done that, and thanks_to the Cooperative Threat Reduction Programs he co-founded with Senator Sam Nunn, we_ve made amazing progress in finding, securing, and guarding some of the deadliest weapons that were left scattered throughout the former Soviet_Union after the Cold_War.

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SCORE ( 34.925 )

But the threat is still extremely dangerous and extremely real. In March of this year, a senior Russian commander concluded that 39 of 46 key Russian weapons facilities had serious security shortcomings. Many Russian nuclear research sites frequently have doors propped open, security sensors turned_off, and guards patrolling without ammunition in their weapons.

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SCORE ( 34.785 )

Russia is a major player in the two of the biggest proliferation challenges we currently face - Iran and North_Korea. Russia's dangerous involvement with Iran's nuclear program has_been well_documented, and there is no question that their actions will_be pivotal if the President is to successfully resolve this deteriorating situation.

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SCORE ( 34.042 )

Mr. President, I am proud to be sponsoring this amendment with the senior senator from West Virginia. he_s absolutely right that Congress has abrogated its oversight responsibilities, and one_way to reverse that troubling trend is to adopt a sunset provision in this bill.

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To address this problem, I have joined with Senator Lugar and a bipartisan coalition of senators to propose the Fuel Economy Reform Act, which we have also filed as an amendment to the OCS bill.

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Today, experts tell us that we_re in a race against time to prevent this scenario from unfolding. And that_is why the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons within the borders of the former Soviet_Union represent the greatest threat to the security of the United_States - a threat we need to think seriously and intelligently about in the months to come.

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SCORE ( 31.119 )

This is why the amendment offered by Senator Levin and the one that passed from Senator Warner are so important. What the Administration and some in the press labeled as a "timetable "for withdrawal was in fact a commonsense statement that: one, 2006 should_be the year that the Iraqi government decreases its dependency on the United_States;

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Finally, Mr. President, I would like my colleagues to consider how our relationship with Russia, and our efforts to secure and destroy weapons and materials inside the former Soviet_Union, fits in with our broader non-proliferation goals.

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But when we think about the threat that these weapons pose to our global security, we cannot allow the U. S. - Russian relationship to deteriorate to the point where Russia does not think it_s in their best interest to help us finish the job we started. We must safeguard these dangerous weapons, material, and expertise..


CLUSTER N. 8

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Even people who didn_t know me were skeptical of my decision. I remember having a conversation with an older man I had met before I arrived in Chicago. I told him about my plans, and he looked at me and said, "Let me tell something. You look like a nice clean-cut young man, and you_ve got a nice voice.

**** *TEXT_0056
SCORE ( 68.906 )

Even people who didn_t know me were skeptical of my decision. I remember having a conversation with an older man I had met before I arrived in Chicago. I told him about my plans, and he looked at me and said, "Let me tell something. You look like a nice clean-cut young man, and you_ve got a nice voice.

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And yet, somehow, we_re still hearing stories like the one I heard from a veteran named Bill Allen, who told me that on a trip to Chicago, he actually saw homeless veterans fighting over access to the dumpsters. That's what I thought about. And finally, I thought about a young man named Seamus Ahern, who I met during the campaign at a V. F. W.

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I asked him for_a room, and as he was filling_out my information, he asked me where I was headed. I said I was going to Chicago, and I told him I was going there to work as a community organizer. And he looked at me and he said, "You know, you look like a nice clean-cut young man, and you_ve got a nice voice.

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SCORE ( 39.890 )

Another girl, Mireya, listened as her friend told this story. And she began to cry. When asked what was wrong, she said, "I don_t want to take hairdressing. I did not need sewing either. I knew how to sew. My mother is a seamstress in a factory. I_m trying to go to college. I don_t need to sew to go to college. My mother sews. I hoped_for something else.

**** *TEXT_0029
SCORE ( 39.890 )

Another girl, Mireya, listened as her friend told this story. And she began to cry. When asked what was wrong, she said, "I don_t want to take hairdressing. I did not need sewing either. I knew how to sew. My mother is a seamstress in a factory. I_m trying to go to college. I don_t need to sew to go to college. My mother sews. I hoped_for something else.

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SCORE ( 39.890 )

Another girl, Mireya, listened as her friend told this story. And she began to cry. When asked what was wrong, she said, "I don_t want to take hairdressing. I did not need sewing either. I knew how to sew. My mother is a seamstress in a factory. I_m trying to go to college. I don_t need to sew to go to college. My mother sews. I hoped_for something else.

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By his own accounts, he was a man frequently racked with doubt, a man not without flaws, a man who, like Moses before him, more_than once questioned why he had_been chosen for so arduous a task - the task of leading a people to freedom, the task of healing the festering wounds of a nation's original sin.

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SCORE ( 31.541 )

But, you know, my Bible tells me that if we train a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not turn from it. So I think faith and guidance can help fortify a young woman's sense of self, a young man's sense of responsibility, and a sense of reverence that all young_people should_have for the act of sexual intimacy.

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Listening to the stories of these young men_and_women, most of them in their early twenties, I had to ask myself how I would_be feeling if it were my son, my nephew, or my sister lying there. I asked myself how I would_be feeling if it were me struggling to learn how to walk again? Would I feel bitter? Would I feel hopeless?

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''Well, this obviously makes Dick Durbin upset, but he_s a brave young man, so he checks in to his room, unpacks his bags and a_few minutes later he hears a knock on the door. He opens up the door and there's a guy standing there who just stares at Dick for_a second, and then says, "What the hell are you doing here? "and walks away.

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SCORE ( 26.724 )

I remember when I first ran for the state Senate - my very first race. A seat had opened_up, and some friends asked me if I_d be interested in running. Well, I thought about it, and then I did what every wise man does when faced with a difficult decision: I prayed, and I asked my wife.

**** *TEXT_0055
SCORE ( 26.724 )

I remember when I first ran for the state Senate - my very first race. A seat had opened_up, and some friends asked me if I_d be interested in running. Well, I thought about it, and then I did what every wise man does when faced with a difficult decision: I prayed, and I asked my wife.

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SCORE ( 24.885 )

The night of the meeting we arranged rows and rows of chairs in anticipation of the crowd. And we waited. And we waited. And finally, a group of older people walk in to the hall. And they sit_down. And this little old lady raises her hand and asks, "Is this where the bingo game is? "Thirteen people showed up that night. The police never came.

**** *TEXT_0061
SCORE ( 24.885 )

The night of the meeting we arranged rows and rows of chairs in anticipation of the crowd. And we waited. And we waited. And finally, a group of older people walk in to the hall. And they sit_down. And this little old lady raises her hand and asks, "Is this where the bingo game is? "Thirteen people showed up that night. The police never came.

**** *TEXT_0001
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Well, now Dick is really feeling concerned and so am I because as he_s telling me this story, we_re pulling in to Cairo. So I_m wondering what kind_of reception we_re going to get. And we wind our way through the town and we go past the old courthouse, take a turn and suddenly we_re in a big parking lot and about 300 people are standing there.

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Well, now Dick is really feeling concerned and so am I because as he_s telling me this story, we_re pulling in to Cairo. So I_m wondering what kind_of reception we_re going to get. And we wind our way through the town and we go past the old courthouse, take a turn and suddenly we_re in a big parking lot and about 300 people are standing there.

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And at some point, I know that one of my daughters will ask, perhaps my youngest, will ask, "Daddy, why is this monument here? What did this man do? "How might I answer them? Unlike the others commemorated in this place, Dr.

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Let me close by returning to the story of Leo, that South African woman burdened by so much death and despair. Sometime after the death of her fifth sibling, she decided that she wasn_t just going to stand idly by. She decided to call the town's first public meeting about the AIDS crisis - something that no_one had even talked about, let_alone met about. 200 people showed up.

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And I think about people like Seamus Ahern, who I met during the campaign at a V. F. W. hall in East Moline. He told me about how he_d joined the Marines because he was so proud of this country, and he felt that as a young person in his early twenties he wanted to give something back. We became friends and we kept in touch over email while he was in Iraq.


CLUSTER N. 9

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Each and every one of these challenges call for an America that_is more purposeful, more grown-up than the America that we have today. An America that reflects the lessons that have helped so many of its people mature in their own lives. An America that's about not just each of us, but all of us. An America that takes great risks in the face of greater odds.

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''That's as true today as it was then - the real job of organizing working America politics and policy, vision and mission, heart and soul - belongs to each of you. And if you have the courage to succeed, labor will rise again. America will rise again. And hope will rise again. thank_you and God_Bless you.

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Today, at a time when American families are facing more risk and greater insecurity than they have in recent history, at a time when they have fewer resources and a weaker safety net to protect them against those insecurities, people of all backgrounds in America want a nation where we share life's risks and rewards with each_other.

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The incredible story of progress that_is America has always been built by those who ask why, what if, and why not. Our schools must begin instilling that wonder in our children again so_that their generation will unite around the next great project of our time, whether it be declaring America energy independent or launching the next great technological_revolution.

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The day Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social_Security Act of 1935 into law, he began by saying that "Today, a hope of many years'standing is in large part fulfilled. "It is now time to fulfill our hope for an America where we_re in this together - for our seniors, for our children, and for every American in the years and generations yet to come.

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Be strong and have courage in the face of prejudice and hatred, in the face of joblessness and helplessness and hopelessness. Be strong and have courage, brothers_and_sisters, those who are gathered here today, in the face of our doubts and fears, in the face of skepticism, in the face of cynicism, in the face of a mighty river.

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And yet, we also know that, in the end, neither policy nor politics can replace heart and courage in the struggle you now face. Because in the brief history of the American experiment, it has_been the ability of ordinary Americans to act on both that has allowed our nation to achieve extraordinary things.

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And yet, we also know that, in the end, neither policy nor politics can replace heart and courage in the struggle you now face. Because in the brief history of the American experiment, it has_been the ability of ordinary Americans to act on both that has allowed our nation to achieve extraordinary things.

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America is in danger of losing this competition. We now have one of the highest high_school dropout rates of any industrialized country. By 12th grade, our children score lower on their math and science tests than most other kids in the world. And today, countries like China are graduating eight times as many engineers as we do.

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America is in danger of losing this competition. We now have one of the highest high_school dropout rates of any industrialized country. By 12th grade, our children score lower on their math and science tests than most other kids in the world. And today, countries like China are graduating eight times as many engineers as we do.

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That generations who have come before you faced these same fears and uncertainties in their own time. And that though our labor, and God's providence, and our willingness to shoulder each_other's burdens, America will continue on its precious journey towards that distant horizon, and a better day.

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And as the twenty-first century unfolds, we are called once_again to make real this hope - to meet the new challenges of a global_economy by carrying forth the ideals of progress and opportunity through public_education in America.

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As the twenty-first century unfolds, we are called once_again to make real this hope - to meet the new challenges of a global_economy by carrying forth the ideals of progress and opportunity through public_education in America.

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but it was left to the Joshua's to finish the journey Moses had begun and today we_re called to be the Joshua's of our time, to be the generation that finds our way across this river. There will_be days when the water seems wide and the journey too far, but in those moments, we must remember that throughout our history,

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Because people like John_Lewis and Hosea Williams and Martin Luther_King and Coretta Scott King and Rosa_Parks and thousands of ordinary Americans with extraordinary courage have helped bend it that way. And as their examples call_out to us from across the generations, we continue to progress as a people because they inspire us to take our own two hands and bend that arc. thank_you John.

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It is time to change our policy. It is time to give Iraqis their country back, and it is time to refocus America's effort on the wider struggle against terror yet to be won.

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''What many people don_t remember is that for years, librarians are the ones who've been on the frontlines of this fight for privacy and freedom. There have always been dark times in our history where America has strayed from the ideals that make us a great nation. But the question has always been, can we overcome?

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We have the opportunity to give them that chance. We have the opportunity for this to be one of those times where we succeed at making America the place where good people who care do great things. We have the opportunity to build the America that Herblock dreamed of drawing.

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We meet here at a challenging time for labor and a challenging time for America.

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And she saw people lining_up to vote for the first_time - and she got in_that line - and she never forgot it. She kept on voting in each and every election because she believed. She believed that over a span of three centuries, she had seen enough to know that there is no challenge too great, no injustice too crippling, no destiny too far out_of reach for America.

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And she saw people lining_up to vote for the first_time - and she got in_that line - and she never forgot it. She kept on voting in each and every election because she believed. She believed that over a span of three centuries, she had seen enough to know that there is no challenge too great, no injustice too crippling, no destiny too far out_of reach for America.


CLUSTER N. 10

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More and more, Americans are competing for these jobs with highly educated workers from India, China, and all_over the world. If we want America to win in this new global_economy, we have to start sending more kids to college, not less.

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instant messaging with friends across the world - a quiet revolution has_been breaking_down barriers and connecting the world's economies. Now, businesses not only have the ability to move jobs wherever there's a factory, but wherever there's an internet connection.

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We have a global_economy that's forcing us to compete like never before. In today's world a job can now travel anywhere there's an internet connection and a worker who's smart and skilled. And if China and India keep educating their kids better and longer than we are, that's where the jobs will go.

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These changes have transformed the American worker into a kind_of global free agent - if you can learn the right skills and get a great education, you can out-compete any worker in the world for the high-paying jobs of tomorrow. But it also means that the days of lifetime employment at a company that provided wages, health_care, and pensions you can bargain for are coming to an end.

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To get those good jobs, he_ll need the skills and knowledge to not only compete with other workers in America, but with highly skilled and highly knowledgeable workers all_over the world who are being recruited by the same companies that once made their home in this country.

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And so while the first Young American Award winners in 1956 competed for jobs with kids in Illinois and Wisconsin and Iowa, you_ll be competing with kids from India, China, and all_over the world who are being educated more and longer than ever before.

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We can start by fixing our schools to make sure every child in America has the education and the skills they need to compete. We can start by making sure that college is affordable for every American who wants to go. And by giving unions a real role in creating a real system of lifelong learning so_that workers who lose a job really can retrain for other high-wage jobs.

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In coffee shops and town meetings, in VFW halls and right here in this room, the questions are all_the_same. Will I be able_to leave my children a better world than I was given? Will I be able_to save enough to send them to college or plan for_a secure retirement? Will my job even be there tomorrow? Who will stand_up for me in this new world?

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In a world where kids from Detroit aren_t just competing with kids from Macomb for middle-class jobs, but with kids from Malaysia and New Delhi, ensuring that every American_child gets the best education possible is the new civil_rights challenge of our time.

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The result? China is graduating four times the number of engineers that the United_States is graduating. Not only are those Maytag employees competing with Chinese and Indonesian and Mexican workers, now you are too. Today, accounting firms are emailing your tax returns to workers in India who will figure them out and send them back as fast as any worker in Indiana could.

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That means fixing our schools to make sure every child in America has the education and the skills they need to compete - and that college is affordable for every American who wants to go. And it means that unions can play a real role in finally creating a real system of lifelong learning so_that workers who lose a job really can retrain for other high-wage jobs.

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We can make sure that the new jobs and new industries that take their place stay in America - but it won_t happen by itself. Countries like India and China are churning out more and more qualified college graduates who can compete directly with Americans for jobs that can now be done anywhere in the world.

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but_that economy is long gone. As revolutions in technology and communication began breaking_down barriers between countries and connecting people all_over the world, new jobs and industries that require more skill and knowledge have come to dominate the economy.

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As I think about all of the good each of you has the potential to do in this world, I_m reminded of this image. it_s the image of young Americans - teenagers and college kids not much older than you - from all_over the country, watching the Civil_Rights_Movement unfold before them on their television sets.

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Revolutions in technology and communication have created an entire economy of high-tech, high-wage jobs that can be located anywhere there's an internet connection. And today, a child in Chicago is not only competing for jobs with one in Boston, but thousands more in Bangalore and Beijing who are being educated longer and better than ever before.

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Revolutions in technology and communication have created an entire economy of high-tech, high-wage jobs that can be located anywhere there's an internet connection. And today, a child in Chicago is not only competing for jobs with one in Boston, but thousands more in Bangalore and Beijing who are being educated longer and better than ever before.

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What if we prepared every child in America with the education and skills they need to compete in this new economy? If we made sure college was affordable for everyone who wanted to go? If we walked up_to those Maytag workers and told them that there old job wasn_t coming_back,

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At the end of the Civil_War, when farmers and their families began moving into the cities to work in the big factories that were sprouting up all across America, we had to decide: Do we do nothing and allow the captains of industry and robber barons to run roughshod over the economy and workers by competing to see who can pay the lowest wage at the worst working conditions?

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At the end of the Civil_War, when farmers and their families began moving into the cities to work in the big factories that were sprouting up all across America, we had to decide: Do we do nothing and allow the captains of industry and robber barons to run roughshod over the economy and workers by competing to see who can pay the lowest wage at the worst working conditions?

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At the very moment that globalization is changing the rules of the game on the American worker - making it harder to compete with cheaper, highly-skilled workers all_over the world - the people running Washington are responding with a philosophy that says government has no role in solving these problems;


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But by bringing our health_care system on-line, we could start improving the quality of care and cutting the cost of it. We could save thousands of lives and save families billions of dollars. Just imagine if every doctor and nurse could sit_by a patient's bedside with a laptop and pull_up their entire medical history - information from every past doctor they_ve seen - with the

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From the smallest mom and pop stores to major corporations like GM, businesses who can_t afford these rising costs are cutting back on insurance, workers, or both. States with bigger Medicaid bills and smaller budgets are being forced to choose whether they want their citizens to be unhealthy or uneducated. And over half of all family bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills.

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it_s a cost crisis that traps us all in a vicious cycle. Because the uninsured can_t afford health_care, they put off seeing a doctor or end_up in the ER when they get sick. Then their care is more expensive, and so premiums for all Americans go up. Because everyone's premiums go up, more Americans lose their health_care.

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Today, even a college degree doesn_t guarantee a middle-class job that will support a family. What's worse, the cost of getting that degree and the price of health_care on that job are rising higher and faster than ever before. Family farmers are being squeezed by big agribusiness, and factory jobs are heading across the ocean where labor is cheap.

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The party that won_t just throw a_few tax_breaks at families who can_t afford their insurance, but modernizes our health_care system and gives every family a chance to buy insurance at a price they can afford. let_it_be said that we are the party of an energy independent America. The party that's not bought and paid for by the oil_companies.

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For the money Americans spent on health_care last year, we could have hired a group of skilled physicians, paid each one of them $ 200, 000 to care for just seven families, and guaranteed every single American quality, affordable health care.

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They tell us it_s too expensive to cover the uninsured, but they don_t mention that every time an American without health insurance walks into an emergency room, we pay even more. Our family's premiums are $ 922 higher because_of the cost of care for the uninsured.

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All the while, costs just keep climbing and climbing. Family premiums are up by nearly 65% over the last five years. Deductibles are up 50%. Co-payments for care and prescriptions are through the roof. From the smallest mom and pop stores to major corporations like GM, businesses who can_t afford these rising costs cut back on insurance, workers, or both.

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This isn_t just a moral shame, it_s an economic disaster that's catching Americans in a vicious cycle. Because the uninsured can_t afford health_care, they put off seeing a doctor or end_up in the ER when they get sick. Then their care is more expensive, and so premiums for all Americans go up - to the tune of $ 922 a family.

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Yet, because we haven_t updated technology in the rest of the health_care industry, a single transaction still costs up_to twenty-five dollars - not one dime of which goes toward improving the quality of our health_care. Doctors are forced to fumble through paperwork and don_t have all of the information about each patient at the click of a mouse.

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because_of her illness, she was soon forced to leave her full-time nursing job and take a temp job that paid less and didn_t offer health insurance. Then the collection agencies started coming after her for hospital bills that she just couldn_t keep_up with. She lost her retirement savings, she lost her house, and eventually, she was forced to declare bankruptcy.

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When a mom or a dad has to leave work to care for_a sick child, we should make sure it doesn_t result in a pink slip. When a woman does lose a job, she should get unemployment insurance even_if the job loss was due_to a family emergency and even_if she_s looking for_a part-time job.

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But we can do better than one bankruptcy every nineteen seconds. We can do better than forcing people to choose between the cost of health_care and the cost of college. We can do better than big corporations using bankruptcy laws to deny health_care and benefits to their employees.

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Whereas people were once able_to count on their employer to provide health_care, pensions, and a job that would last a lifetime, today's worker wonders if suffering a heart attack will cause his employer to drop his coverage, worries about how much he can contribute to his own pension fund, and fears the possibility that he might walk into work tomorrow and find his job outsourced.

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And it would also require companies that emerge from bankruptcy to immediately pay each retiree who lost health benefits an amount of cash equal to what a retiree would_be expected to have to pay for COBRA coverage for 18 months. The second amendment would prevent bankruptcy courts from dismissing companies'coal act obligations to pay their workers the benefits they promised them.

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What those workers made real in Memphis - and what we have to make real today - is the idea that in this country, we value the labor of every American. That we_re willing to respect that labor and reward it with a_few basic guarantees - wages that can raise a family, health_care if we get sick, a retirement that's dignified, working conditions that are safe.

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In this new economy, we should_be able_to tell workers that no_matter_where you work or how many times you switch jobs, you will_have health_care and a pension you can take with you always. we_ll never rise together if we allow medical bills to swallow family budgets or let people retire penniless after a lifetime of hard_work,

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It allows us to say to those whose health_care or tuition_may_rise faster than they can afford - tough luck. It allows us to say to the factory workers who have lost their job - life isn_t fair. It let_s us say to the child born into poverty - pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

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When he finally starts his job, he_ll want health insurance, but rising costs mean that fewer employers can afford to provide that benefit, and when they do, fewer employees can afford the record premiums.

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When he starts a family, he_ll want to buy a house and a car and pay for child care and college for his own children, but as he watches the lucky few benefit from lucrative bonuses and tax shelters, he_ll see his own tax burden rise and his own paycheck barely cover this month's bills.


CLUSTER N. 12

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Recently, I joined a_few other Senators in introducing a bill that would increase America's renewable fuel standard and increase ethanol production along with it. A bill like this that's already passed the Senate twice would've provided us with 500, 000 barrels a day of refined ethanol for use in gasoline and would save us $ 4 billion every year in imported oil and gasoline costs.

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The President's energy proposal would reduce our oil imports by 4. 5 million barrels per day by 2025. Not only can we do better than that, we must do better than that if we hope to make a real dent in our oil dependency. With technology we have on the shelves right now and fuels we can grow right here in America, by 2025 we can reduce our oil imports by over 7. 5.

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The other ethanol bill I_ve introduced would make it easier for more cars to be powered by cheaper, cleaner, ethanol-based fuel. As most of you probably know, there's a fuel known as E85 that's made from 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. it_s a great alternative to gasoline, but the only problem is that we_re in_short supply of E85 fueling stations.

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Third, it would help make sure that every single new car in America is a flexible-fuel vehicle within a decade. Currently it costs manufacturers just $ 100 to add these tanks to each car. But we can do them one better. If they install flexible-fuel tanks in their cars before the decade's up, we will provide them a $ 100 tax_credit to do it - so there's no excuse for delay.

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Countries like China and Japan are creating jobs and slowing oil consumption by churning out and buying millions of fuel-efficient_cars. Brazil, a nation that once relied on foreign countries to import 80% of its crude oil, will now be entirely self-sufficient in a_few years thanks_to its investment in biofuels.

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The market is telling the auto_industry to move away_from oil - but so far only foreign companies are listening. China now has a higher fuel economy standard than we do, and it_s got 200, 000 hybrids on its roads. Japan's Toyota is doubling production of the popular Prius to sell 100, 000 in the U. S.

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But building cars that use less oil is only one side of the equation. The other involves replacing the oil we use with the home-grown biofuels that will finally slow the warming of the planet. In fact, one study shows that using cellulosic ethanol fuel instead_of oil can reduce harmful emissions by up_to 75%.

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There is now no_doubt that fuel-efficient_cars represent the future of the auto_industry. If American car companies hope to be a part of that future - if they hope to survive - they must start building more of these cars. This isn_t just about energy - this is about the ability to create millions of new jobs and save an entire American industry.

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With technology we have on the shelves right now and fuels we can grow right here in America, by 2025 we can reduce our oil imports by over 7. 5. million barrels per day - an amount greater than all the oil we are expected to import from the entire Middle_East.

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These solutions - investing in more hybrids and renewable energy sources; raising CAFE standards and helping our auto_industry transition to a fuel-efficient future - represent a road to energy independence that will require some tough decisions and difficult politics, but as we look toward the future, it_s the road we must travel as a nation.

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It means that we_ll need to invest more in the clean technology that will allow us to burn more coal, our country's most abundant fossil fuel. And it means that we should continue to encourage the use of renewable fuels - by insisting that they make_up 20% of our energy use and making sure that every new car in America has a flexible-fuel engine by 2010.

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First, the cars. For years, we_ve hesitated to raise fuel economy standards as a nation in_part because_of a very legitimate concern - the impact it would_have on Detroit. The auto_industry is right when they argue that transitioning to more hybrid and fuel-efficient_cars would require massive investment at a time when they_re struggling under the weight of rising health_care costs,

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Under this system, if the 4 percent annualized improvement occurs for ten years, we would save 1. 3 million barrels of oil per day - an astounding 20 billion gallons of gasoline per year. If gasoline is just $ 2. 50 per gallon, consumers would save $ 50 billion at the pump in 2018.

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And experts believe that if we pump biofuels like E85 into a plug-in hybrid car, we can actually get_up to 500 miles per gallon of gasoline. So the technology is on the shelf. it_s ready and available for our car companies to use. If we made sure that all passenger vehicles built_in the U. S.

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Second, it would let the private_sector know that there will always be a market for renewable fuels by creating an alternative diesel standard in this country that would blend millions of more gallons of renewable fuels into the petroleum supply each year.

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With our own Energy Department telling us that our demand for oil will jump 40% over the next 20 years and countries like China and India adding millions of cars to their roads, this means that if we truly hope to solve this problem, we must focus on reducing demand.

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demand for oil will jump 40% over the next twenty years and countries like China and India adding millions of cars to their roads, the price of oil is reaching levels we just can_t handle anymore.

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First, we should ramp up the renewable fuel standard and create an alternative diesel standard in this country so_that by 2025, 65 billion gallons of alternative fuels per year will_be blended into the petroleum supply.

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Finally, since there are only around 500 fueling stations that pump E85 in the country, we recently passed legislation that would provide tax credits of up_to $ 30, 000 for those who want to install E85 pumps at their station. But we should do even more - we should make sure that in the coming years, E85 stations are as easy to find as your gas station is now.

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And right now, we also have the technology to build cars that travel much further on a gallon of gas. We already have thousands of gas-electric hybrid cars driving around that can get 50 miles per gallon. Soon, plug-in hybrids will be able_to get 75 miles per gallon.