Gore hires Naomi Wolf to win over women

THE FEMINIST author Naomi Wolf has been recruited as an adviser by Vice-President Al Gore to help his campaign pitch with younger voters, especially women.

Podium: Al Gore - America's new economic divisions

From a campaign speech delivered by the Vice-President of the United States at Fort Dodge, Iowa

Bradley and Gore clash over abortion

AS THE Republican Party's would-be presidential nominees slugged it out before today's Iowa straw poll, an ugly spat erupted between the two contenders for the Democratic nomination on a topic that more often raises tempers on the right: abortion.

Edinburgh Festival: The star-spangled stand-up

Harvey Fierstein, legendary actor and drag queen, talks to Deborah Orr

The Investment Column: BAT's Canadian deal fails to light up share price

NO ONE could accuse British American Tobacco of sitting on its hands on the dealmaking front. Just a couple of months after completing the Rothmans International takeover, it has smoked out another opportunity in Canada. The tidying up of the stake in Imasco sees BAT jettison its last financial services interests whilst giving it sole control of Imperial Tobacco in Canada. This deal in turn is expected to lead to the disposal of its Rothmans business in Canada, probably to Marlboro maker Philip Morris.

Gore calls for `family crusade'

ROUNDING OFF the inaugural week of his campaign for the White House, Vice-President Al Gore yesterday called on Americans to create "a family lobby as powerful as the gun lobby is today".

Glowing Hillary steals the Gore endorsement show

VICE-PRESIDENT Al Gore's bid for the White House received its most valuable endorsement so far when the First Lady introduced him as her choice for the presidency.

The trouble with Al Gore

In Texas, all his flaws were on display: woodenness, diffidence, lack of a common touch

Desperate Veep seeks a big idea

HIS advisers' lips are sealed, but no one with even a modicum of political nous needs much imagination to conjure up the tenor of discussions in the camp of Vice-President - and aspiring President - Al Gore.

Oklahoma tornado death toll still rising

RESIDENTS OF some of the suburbs of Oklahoma City most severely damaged by Monday night's tornadoes were finally allowed back to their ruined homes yesterday as officials struggled to settle on a final death toll for the disaster.

A feeling of fin de siecle

The past two years have brought shocks that were once inconceivable: the experts have been wrong

Malaysia fury at Al Gore's 'interference'

A SUMMIT of Asian, American and Pacific leaders degenerated into bickering yesterday as the American Vice-President, Al Gore, was accused by the Malaysian government of encouraging political enemies bent on overthrowing it.

Monica makes a comeback

Yawns fade as the mid-term elections head for a much closer finish than expected, says Mary Dejevsky in Washington

The Starr Report: A friendship at the heart of the survival battle

THE MIND goes back to a hot July day in 1992 on the lawn of the Governor's mansion in Little Rock. Bill Clinton was presenting his dream ticket, unveiling as his running mate the Tennessee Senator Al Gore. The promise seemed boundless: two of the south's brightest sons, linking their destinies to lead America into the millennium. Today, for Bill Clinton, the dream is almost dead. But, for Al Gore the office which has been his goal for two decades is almost within his grasp.
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