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Bennett To Gingrich: Stop Befriending Black Leaders

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CNN Catches Rare Glimpse Of Reagan

Slater's Transportation Nomination Moves To Full Senate

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Bennett To Gingrich: Stop Befriending Black Leaders

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 5) -- Conservative activist William Bennett says House Speaker Newt Gingrich should stop playing nice with Jesse Jackson and other liberals. "You don't want a speaker of the conservative House moving to the left, currying favor with the left," Bennett told The Associated Press. "I think he should either change course or step down" as speaker. Gingrich spokeswoman Lauren Maddox told AP the speaker "wants to talk to whomever is interested in solving these key problems that our country faces. They may not agree in the end on the solutions, but the fact is it is important to have a dialogue." Jackson was Gingrich's guest for the State of the Union Address Tuesday night, and Gingrich apologized to him after a fellow Republican, Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts, referred to Jackson and other black leaders as "race-hustling poverty pimps."

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Morris' Wife Gives Him Another Chance

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 5) -- Well, it looks like one Dick Morris campaign is working out okay. His estranged wife, Eileen McGann, has agreed to give her 20-year marriage to the disgraced former Clinton strategist another try, the New York Post reported today. Morris vowed to win her back after she announced their separation last month.

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Judiciary Panel Approves Term Limits

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 5) -- Though its chances for passage are probably doomed in this Congress, the House Judiciary Committee defied its chairman and passed a constitutional amendment to limit terms of members of Congress. "Yes, there have been old and senile members, but that's the price you pay for letting the people choose their representatives," said the chairman, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), who has been in the House for 22 years. "The elitism that says they don't know what they're doing is very troubling." A term limits amendment introduced in the last Congress failed to pass the House by a substantial margin.

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CNN Catches Rare Glimpse Of Reagan

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LOS ANGELES (AllPolitics, Feb. 5) -- A CNN camera crew caught a rare glimpse of former President Ronald Reagan today as he arrived for work at his Century City, Calif., office. Reagan, who will turn 86 on Thursday, waved to the crew. There have been few instances in the last several years when news photographers have been allowed close to Reagan, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He makes daily visits to his office where he works full days on various projects, including his presidential library, according to his press secretary. For his birthday, Reagan is expected to work a full day at his office, where he will be visited by Brownie Scouts, serenaded by a children's choir and be given a luncheon birthday party by his staff, the press secretary said. (832K QuickTime movie)

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Slater's Transportation Nomination Moves To Full Senate

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 5) -- Transportation secretary nominee Rodney E. Slater won easy approval today from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which passed him on to the full Senate by voice vote. "Mr. Slater, I believe, is a credit to the nation and the state of Arkansas," said the panel's chairman, John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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