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Kerry-Edwards ticket .. a political marriage made in heaven?

Here's the actual record of John Kerry versus John Edwards...

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS ON HEALTH CARE

 

Kerry Criticized Edwards On Health Care. (Holly Ramer, “Edwards Criticizes Rivals On Children’s Health Care Plans,” The Associated Press, 10/21/03)

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS ON TAXES

 

Kerry Attacked Edwards On Tax Policies. (CNN’s “The Morning Grind,” 1/14/04)

Kerry Questioned Edwards’ Stance On Bush Tax Cut. (ABC’s “This Week,” 2/22/04)

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS ON EXPERIENCE

 

Kerry Attacked Edwards’ Maturity And Experience; ‘When I Came Back From Vietnam…I Don’t Know If John Edwards Was Out Of Diapers Then.’  (Adam Nagourney and Jim Rutenberg, “With Hopes Up And Elbows Out, Democrats Give Iowa Their All,” The New York Times, 1/19/04)

Kerry Attacked Edwards’ Experience. (Mark Z. Barabak, “Diverse States May Reshape The Democratic Race Today,” Los Angeles Times, 2/3/04)

Kerry Blasted Edwards’ ‘Lack Of Military And Foreign Policy Experience.’ (Raja Mishra, “Edwards And Kerry Emphasize Contrasts,” The Boston Globe, 2/23/04)

Kerry Mocked Edwards’ “Ambitious” Nature After Only One Term In Elective Office. (Glen Johnson, “Once a Rival, Edwards Staying Close to Kerry,” The Boston Globe, 6/10/04)

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS ON SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Kerry Campaign Accused Edwards Taking Special Interest Money . (Todd S. Purdum, “With End Near In New Hampshire, A Day For Final Jabs And Last-Minute Pleas,” The New York Times, 1/27/04)

Kerry Attacked Edwards For Hypocrisy On Special Interests. (Josh Gerstein, “Kerry Advances, As Edwards Hangs On,” The New York Sun, 2/4/04)

Kerry Spokeswoman Attacked Edwards For Hypocrisy; Accepting Contributions From ‘Special Interests And Lobbyists.’ (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Kerry And Edwards Square Off As Dean Abandons Campaign,” The New York Times, 2/19/04)

Kerry Accused Edwards Of Exaggerating Distinctions And Ignoring Trial Lawyer Money. (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Edwards Challenges Kerry Over Who Can Win,” The New York Times, 2/27/04)

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS AS REGIONAL CANDIDATE

 

Kerry Said “He Can’t Win His Own State.” (Adam Nagourney, “For Kerry And Edwards, Sharp Exchanges Reflect A Crucial Day Of Voting,” The New York Times, 2/3/04)

Kerry Spokeswoman Called Edwards ‘Regional Candidate.’ (NBC’s “First Read,” 2/4/04)

Kerry’s Team Questioned Rivals Campaign Strategies. (Nedra Pickler, “Democratic Presidential Race Down To Two Men Going Into ‘Super Tuesday,’” The Associated Press, 2/18/04)

Kerry Attacked Campaigns For “Cherry-Picking.” (Steven Thomma and Mark Johnson, “Kerry, Edwards Grapple For Victory In Close Wisconsin Primary,” Knight Ridder, 2/18/04)

Kerry Campaign Questioned Edwards’ Ability To Compete Nationally. (Nick Anderson, “Second Sits Fine With Edwards This Time,” Los Angeles Times, 2/18/04)

Kerry Team Accused Edwards Of Running ‘Regional’ Campaign. (John F. Harris, “Edwards Undaunted By Tough Task Ahead,” The Washington Post, 2/21/04)

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS ON TRADE

 

Kerry Denied Strong Distinction From Edwards On Trade.  (Nick Anderson, “Edwards’ Track Record On Trade Has Lane Changes,” Los Angeles Times, 2/19/04)

Kerry Campaign Mocked Edwards’ Sudden Focus On Trade.  (NBC’s “First Read,” 2/20/04)

Kerry Labeled Edwards ‘Mr. Johnny Come Lately On Trade;’ Accuses Edwards Of Inconsistency. (Raja Mishra and Anne E. Kornblut, “Trade Issue Close To Home For Edwards,” The Boston Globe, 2/20/04)

Kerry Team Insulted Edwards For NAFTA Focus. (Ron Fournier, “Front-Runner Kerry’s Bad Habits Return,” The Associated Press, 2/21/04)

Kerry Attacked Edwards’ Limited Senate Experience To Defend Against NAFTA Criticism. (Raja Mishra, “Edwards And Kerry Emphasize Contrasts,” The Boston Globe, 2/23/04)

Kerry Accused Edwards Of Shifting Views On NAFTA And Voting Record On The Issue. (CBS/New York Times Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, New York, NY, 2/29/04)

 

KERRY ATTACKS EDWARDS ON

NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING

 

Kerry Campaign Accused Edwards Of Attacking And Running From His Record. (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Kerry And Edwards Square Off As Dean Abandons Campaign,” The New York Times, 2/19/04)

 

KERRY’S MISCELLANEOUS ATTACKS ON EDWARDS

 

Kerry Advisor Suggested Edwards Should Drop Out Of Race. (ABC’s “The Note,” 2/18/04)

Kerry And Edwards Quarreled Over Backgrounds. (Rob Christensen and John Wagner, “Contest Comes Down To A Duel,” The [Raleigh] News & Observer, 2/19/04)

Kerry Accused Edwards Of ‘Grandstanding.’ (Patrick Healy, “Even In Victory, Kerry’s Caution Is Seen As Risky,” The Boston Globe, 2/25/04)

Kerry Faulted Edwards’ Assertions On Attracting Independents And Republicans. (CNN/Los Angeles Times Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate, Los Angeles, CA. 2/26/04)

Kerry Accused Edwards Of Looking For Differences That Didn’t Exist. (Tom Raum, “Kerry, Edwards Find More Common Ground Than Differences In Debate,” The Associated Press, 2/27/04)

Kerry Attacked Edwards For Avoiding Question. (Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan, “Kerry And Edwards Pointed And Polite In Lively USC Debate,” Los Angeles Times, 2/27/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON PAYING FOR PROPOSALS

 

Edwards Attacked Kerry On Unreliable, Deceptive Campaign Promises. (Sen. John Edwards, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/15/04)

Edwards Bashed Kerry For Inability To Pay For Proposals. (Sen. John Edwards, CBS News/The New York Times Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate, New York, NY, 2/29/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON POVERTY

 

Edwards Accused Kerry Of Ignoring Issue Of Poverty. (Jonathan Alter and Arian Campo-Flores, “‘I Talk About Things People Care About,’” Newsweek, 3/1/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON IRAQ/NATIONAL SECURITY

 

Edwards Disagreed With Kerry’s Remarks On Regime Change For United States. (Thomas Beaumont, “Kerry Defends Remark On U.S. ‘Regime Change,’” The Des Moines Register, 4/7/03)

Edwards Slammed Kerry As Inconsistent. (Dan Balz and Paul Schwartzman, “Reinforcements Rally For Frantic Final Push,” The Washington Post, 1/26/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry For Underestimating Threat Of Terrorism And Iraq Policies. (Anne E. Kornblut, “Rivals Aim At Kerry,” The Boston Globe, 1/30/04)

Edwards Insulted Kerry’s Iraq Answer As ‘…Longest Answer…Ever Heard To A Yes-Or-No Question.’ (Dan Balz and David S. Broder, “Edwards Challenges Kerry In Debate,” The Washington Post, 2/16/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry For Allowing Campaign To Focus On National Security Over Economic Issues. (Jonathan Alter and Arian Campo-Flores, “‘I Talk About Things People Care About,’” Newsweek, 3/1/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON HEALTH CARE

 

Edwards Accused Kerry Of Misleading Voters On Health Care. (Holly Ramer, “Edwards Criticizes Rivals On Children’s Health Care Plans,” The Associated Press, 10/21/03)

Edwards Attacked Kerry’s Honesty On Health Care. (Sen. John Edwards, The Des Moines Register Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Des Moines, IA, 1/4/04)

Edwards Said Cost Of Kerry’s Health Care Plan Was “Dramatically Higher” Than His. (ABC’s “This Week,” 2/22/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON BACKGROUND

 

Edwards Emphasized Modest Upbringing As Proof That He’s More Representative Than Kerry. (Sen. John Edwards As Quoted In Adam Nagourney and Jim Rutenberg, “With Hopes Up And Elbows Out, Democrats Give Iowa Their All,” The New York Times, 1/19/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry For Lacking Specific Agenda And On Background. (ABC’s “This Week,” 1/25/04)

Edwards Portrayed Kerry As Academic Elite Unable To Bring About Change. (Matt Stearns, “Kerry’s Big Link To Big Money,” The Kansas City Star, 2/8/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry’s Experience. (Ronald Brownstein, “Kerry Takes Hits In Debate,” Los Angeles Times, 2/16/04)

Edwards Said Choice He Gives Voters Was Different Than Kerry. (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 2/17/04)

Edwards Highlighted ‘Differences’ From Kerry On Background. (Nick Anderson, “Second Sits Fine With Edwards This Time,” Los Angeles Times, 2/18/04)

Edwards Attacks Kerry’s Ability To Relate To Working Class Voters. (Rob Christensen and John Wagner, “Contest Comes Down To A Duel,” The [Raleigh] News & Observer, 2/19/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry’s ‘Privileged Upbringing’ And His Ability To Represent The Working Class. (Raja Mishra, “Edwards And Kerry Emphasize Contrasts,” The Boston Globe, 2/23/04)

Edwards Said Washington Crowd Doesn’t Get It. (Rick Lyman, “Edwards Focuses His Efforts On 3 Promising Constituencies,” The New York Times, 2/25/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON BEING WASHINGTON INSIDER

 

Edwards Attacked Kerry As Washington Insider Unable To Bring About Change. (Ron Fournier, “Democrats Spar In N.H. After Iowa Jolt,” The Associated Press, 1/20/04)

Edwards’ Campaign Associates Kerry With ‘Failed Washington Politics.’ (CNN’s “The Morning Grind,” 1/22/04)  

Edwards’ Campaign Memo Bashed Kerry As “Washington Insider.” (CNN’s “The Morning Grind,” 1/22/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry As Out-Of-Touch Washington Insider. (Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan, “Kerry And Edwards Pointed And Polite In Lively USC Debate,” Los Angeles Times, 2/27/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON ELECTABILITY

 

Edwards Claimed He Can Compete Nationally; Strengthen Democratic Ticket. (David M. Halbfinger and Randal C. Archibold, “Ignoring Other Candidates, Kerry Turns Focus On Bush,” The New York Times, 1/22/04)

Edwards’ Campaign Memo Bashed Kerry As Someone Who Loses Every Southern State. (CNN’s “The Morning Grind,” 1/22/04)

Edwards Accused Kerry Of Ignoring Southern States. (NBC’s “First Read,” 1/29/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry For ‘Ignoring The South.’ (Mark Z. Barabak and Maria L. La Ganga, “Kerry Builds On His Momentum With 2 Big Wins,” Los Angeles Times, 2/8/04)

Edwards’ Campaign Doubted Kerry’s Ability To Win Southern Votes. (Stephen Dinan, “Kerry To Test His Mettle With Southerners,” The Washington Times, 2/10/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry’s Ability To Obtain Key Swing Votes In General Election. (Raja Mishra, “Southerner Hits Chord With Populist Message,” The Boston Globe, 2/18/04)

Edwards Claimed He Is Stronger Candidate For General Election. (Raja Mishra and Anne E. Kornblut, “Edwards Challenges Kerry To Series Of Debates,” The Boston Globe, 2/19/04)

Edwards Questioned Kerry’s Electability. (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Edwards Challenges Kerry Over Who Can Win,” The New York Times, 2/27/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Edwards Implied Kerry Is Unreliable On Special Interests. (David Espo, “New Hampshire Democrats Cast First Votes,” The Associated Press, 1/27/04

Edwards Attacked Kerry For Accepting Campaign Contributions From ‘Washington Lobbyists.’ (Todd S. Purdum, “With End Near In New Hampshire, A Day For Final Jabs And Last-Minute Pleas,” The New York Times, 1/27/04)

Edwards Highlighted Kerry’s Acceptance Of Lobbyist Contributions. (Adam Nagourney, “For Kerry And Edwards, Sharp Exchanges Reflect A Crucial Day Of Voting,” The New York Times, 2/3/04)

Edwards Accused Rivals Of Accepting Contributions From ‘Washington Lobbyists.’ (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Kerry And Edwards Square Off As Dean Abandons Campaign,” The New York Times, 2/19/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry For Accepting Special Interest Contributions; Suggests Kerry Is Indebted To Lobbyists. (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Edwards Challenges Kerry Over Who Can Win,” The New York Times, 2/27/04)

 

EDWARDS ATTACKS KERRY ON TRADE

 

Edwards Said NAFTA Was Difference Between Him And Kerry. (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 2/3/04)

Edwards Highlighted Differences From Kerry; Focused On Background And NAFTA. (Ronald Brownstein, “Exit Polls Spot Vulnerabilities In Kerry’s Show Of Strength,” Los Angeles Times, 2/4/04)

Edwards And Kerry Had ‘Obvious Differences.’ (Raja Mishra and Patrick Healy, “Kerry-Edwards Ticket Unlikely, Aides Say,” The Boston Globe, 2/12/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry On NAFTA. (Sen. John Edwards, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/15/04)

Edwards Opposed Kerry’s Support Of NAFTA. (NBC’s “First Read,” 2/16/04)

Edwards Hit Kerry On “Devastating” Effects Of NAFTA. (Dan Balz and David S. Broder, “Edwards Challenges Kerry In Debate,” The Washington Post, 2/16/04)

Edwards Against NAFTA; Attacked Kerry For Supporting It.  (Randal C. Archibold, “Edwards, In A Change, Goes On Attack Over Trade Issue,” The New York Times, 2/17/04)

Edwards Focused On ‘Distinctions Between Senator Kerry And [Him]self;’ Emphasized Ability To Attract Independent Voters, Differences On Trade Issues. (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 2/17/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry’s Support Of Free Trade As Unfair. (Steve Schultze, “Edwards Focuses On Trade Stance,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/17/04)

Edwards Strongly Opposed Kerry’s Support Of Free Trade. (Jim VandeHei and Dan Balz, “Kerry, Edwards Spar Over Trade,” The Washington Post, 2/19/04)

Edwards Emphasized Difference With Kerry Over Trade Issues. (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Kerry And Edwards Square Off As Dean Abandons Campaign,” The New York Times, 2/19/04

Edwards Pointed To Trade Records To Demonstrate Differences From Kerry.  (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Kerry And Edwards Square Off As Dean Abandons Campaign,” The New York Times, 2/19/04)

Edwards Bashed Kerry’s Support Of Trade Agreements. (Mike Glover, “Edwards Calls Trade ‘A Moral Issue’ That Sets Him Apart From Kerry,” The Associated Press, 2/20/04)

Edwards Pointed Out Different Trade Votes. (ABC’s “This Week,” 2/22/04)

Edwards Noted “Devastation” Of NAFTA And Kerry’s Record On Trade. (ABC’s “This Week,” 2/22/04)

Edwards Highlighted Trade Differences. (Sen. John Edwards, CNN/Los Angeles Times Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Los Angeles, CA, 2/26/04

Edwards Said Kerry’s Rhetoric Was Different From Some Of His Votes. (Sen. John Edwards, CNN/Los Angeles Times Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Los Angeles, CA, 2/26/04)

Edwards Accused Kerry Of Flip-Flopping On Trade. (Dan Balz, “In Debate, Kerry Touts Experience And Edwards Stresses Electability,” The Washington Post, 2/27/04)

Edwards Said To Look To Kerry’s Past To See What He Will Do; Highlighted Differences On Trade. (Sen. John Edwards, CBS News/The New York Times Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, New York, NY, 2/29/04)

Edwards Attacked Kerry’s Committee Idea On Trade. (Sen. John Edwards, CBS News/The New York Times Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, New York, NY, 2/29/04)

Edwards And Kerry ‘On Opposite Sides Of The Fence’ For Many Trade Bills. (Jonathan Alter and Arian Campo-Flores, “‘I Talk About Things People Care About,’” Newsweek, 3/1/04)

 

EDWARDS’ MISCELLANEOUS ATTACKS ON KERRY

 

Edwards Chided Kerry For Assuming He Would Win Nomination. (Sen. John Edwards, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/15/04)

Edwards Pushed For Debates With Kerry. (David M. Halbfinger and Rick Lyman, “A.F.L.-C.I.O., Calling For Unity, Gives Backing To Kerry,” The New York Times, 2/20/04)

Edwards Said “Real Loss” For No Kerry/Edwards Debate In Georgia. (Scott Martelle, “Edwards Eager To Debate Rival Kerry,” Los Angeles Times, 2/20/04)

Edwards Scoffed At Kerry For Rambling Response On DOMA.  (Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan, “Kerry And Edwards Pointed And Polite In Lively USC Debate,” Los Angeles Times, 2/27/04)

                                            AT ODDS ON FOREIGN POLICY                                            

 

                                                                  USE OF FORCE IN KOSOVO

Edwards Voted To Kill Joint Resolution Authorizing Clinton To “Use All Necessary Force And Other Means” To Achieve Objectives In Kosovo.  (S. J. Res. 20, CQ Vote #98:  Motion Agreed To 78-22:  R 46-9; D 32-13, 5/4/99, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Killing Kosovo Resolution.  (S. J. Res. 20, CQ Vote #98:  Motion Agreed To 78-22:  R 46-9; D 32-13, 5/4/99, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

                                            AT ODDS ON DEFENSE                                            

 

MILITARY BASE CLOSURES

Edwards Voted Against Authorizing Single Round Of Base Closures And Realignments In 2001.  (S. 1059, CQ Vote #147:  Rejected 40-60:  R 17-38; D 23-22, 5/26/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Base Closures And Realignments. (S. 1059, CQ Vote #147:  Rejected 40-60:  R 17-38; D 23-22, 5/26/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

Edwards Voted Against Authorizing Two Rounds Of Base Closures And Realignments, One In 2003, Other In 2005.  (S. 2549, CQ Vote #120:  Rejected 35-63:  R 13-40; D 22-23, 6/7/00, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Base Closures And Realignments.  (S. 2549, CQ Vote #120:  Rejected 35-63:  R 13-40; D 22-23, 6/7/00, Kerry Voted Yea)

Edwards Voted Against Authorizing Additional Round Of Base Closures And Realignments In 2003.  (S. 1438, CQ Vote #286:  Motion Agreed To 53-47:  R 21-28; D 31-19; I 1-0, 9/25/01, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted To Authorize Base Closures And Realignments In 2003.  (S. 1438, CQ Vote #286:  Motion Agreed To 53-47:  R 21-28; D 31-19; I 1-0, 9/25/01, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                            AT ODDS ON VETERANS                                          

 

VETERANS’ MEDICAL CARE

Edwards Voted Against Increasing Funding For Veterans’ Medical Care By $1.3 Billion.  (H.R. 2684, CQ Vote #285:  Motion Rejected 36-63:  R 9-44; D 26-19; I 1-0, 9/22/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Increasing Veterans’ Medical Care Funding.  (H.R. 2684, CQ Vote #285:  Motion Rejected 36-63:  R 9-44; D 26-19; I 1-0, 9/22/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                       AT ODDS ON DEATH PENALTY                                    

 

Edwards Supports Death Penalty, Citing James Byrd Case. (Democratic Candidates Debate Sponsored By CNN And The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, 2/26/04)

ü      Kerry Has Voted Against Death Penalty At Least 18 Times. (S. 2455, CQ Vote #175: Passed 65-29: R 37-6; D 28-23, 6/10/88, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 5210, CQ Vote #368: Rejected 25-64: R 6-33; D 19-31, 10/13/88, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 2355, CQ Vote #142: Motion Rejected 27-68: R 7-36; D 20-32, 5/16/88, Kerry Voted Yea; H.R. 5210, CQ Vote #370: Motion Agreed To 72-16: R 35-3; D 37-13, 10/13/88, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1798, CQ Vote #274: Rejected 29-70: R 5-40; D 24-30, 10/26/89, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1798, CQ Vote #275:  Passed 79-20: R 40-5; D 39-15, 10/26/89, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 4404, CQ Vote #71: Rejected 27-60: R 7-30; D 20-30, 4/27/90, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1970, CQ Vote #143: Rejected 25-73: R 5-39; D 20-34, 6/29/90, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 320, CQ Vote #12: Rejected 25-72: R 5-38; D 20-34, 2/20/91, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 320, CQ Vote #13: Motion Rejected 23-74: R 6-37; D 17-37, 2/20/91, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1241, CQ Vote #103: Rejected 40-56: R 38-4; D 2-52, 6/20/91, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1241, CQ Vote #107: Rejected 25-73: R 5-37; D 20-36, 6/25/91, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1241, CQ Vote #109: Adopted 65-33: R 34-8; D 31-25, 6/26/91, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1607, CQ Vote #358:  Motion Agreed To 52-41: R 33-8; D 19-33, 11/8/93, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1607, CQ Vote #377: Adopted 74-25: R 40-5; D 34-20, 11/17/93, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 2519, CQ Vote #221: Approved 75-25: R 37-7; D 38-18, 7/28/93, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1607, CQ Vote #361: Adopted 65-34: R 33-11; D 32-23, 11/9/93, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1607, CQ Vote #379: Rejected 26-73: R 6-38; D 20-35, 11/17/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                    AT ODDS ON BUDGET AND TAXES                                

 

BUDGET RESOLUTION

Edwards Voted For Fiscal 2002 Budget Resolution, Calling For Approximately $1.18 Trillion In Tax Cuts Over Ten Years.  (H. Con. Res. 83, CQ Vote #86:  Adopted 65-35:  R 50-0; D 15-35, 4/6/01, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Fiscal 2002 Budget Resolution.  (H. Con. Res. 83, CQ Vote #86:  Adopted 65-35:  R 50-0; D 15-35, 4/6/01, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

                                                AT ODDS ON TRADE                                              

 

Edwards Pointed Out Difference With Kerry On Trade During 2004 Dem Presidential Primary Campaign.  (CBS/The New York Times Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, 2/29/04)

 

NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)

Though Not Senator During NAFTA Debate, Edwards Voiced Reservations About NAFTA During Senate Run. (Rob Christensen, “Democratic Candidates Square Off Amicably,” News and Observer [Raleigh, NC], 4/21/98)

ü      Kerry Voted For NAFTA.  (H.R. 3450, CQ Vote #395: Passed 61-38: R 34-10; D 27-28, 11/20/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

STEEL QUOTAS

Edwards Voted To Limit Debate On Bill To Direct President to Impose Quotas, Tariffs And Other Mechanisms On Imported Steel Products.  (H.R. 975, CQ Vote #178:  Motion Failed 42-57:  R 15-39; D 27-18, 6/22/99, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Limiting Debate On Steel Quotas Bill.  (H.R. 975, CQ Vote #178:  Motion Failed 42-57:  R 15-39; D 27-18, 6/22/99, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND CARIBBEAN

Edwards Voted To Kill Amendment Requiring Caribbean Nations Not To Engage In Significant Human Rights Violations And To Effectively Enforce Worker Rights.  (H.R. 434, CQ Vote #349:  Motion Agreed To 66-31:  R 48-5; D 18-26, 11/3/99, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted In Favor Of Requiring Caribbean Nations To Abide By Human And Worker Rights Rules.  (H.R. 434, CQ Vote #349:  Motion Agreed To 66-31:  R 48-5; D 18-26, 11/3/99, Kerry Voted Nay)

Edwards Voted Against Extending Trade Preferences To Sub-Saharan Africa And Expanding U.S. Trade With Caribbean.  (H.R. 434, CQ Vote #353:  Passed 76-19:  R 46-6; D 30-13, 11/3/99, Edwards Voted Nay; H.R. 434, CQ Vote #98:  Adopted 77-19:  R 47-6; D 30-13, 5/11/00, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Trade With Sub-Saharan African And Caribbean.  (H.R. 434, CQ Vote #353:  Passed 76-19:  R 46-6; D 30-13, 11/3/99, Kerry Voted Yea; H.R. 434, CQ Vote #98:  Adopted 77-19:  R 47-6; D 30-13, 5/11/00, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

CHINA

Edwards Voted To Require Commission To Monitor And Encourage China In Implementing/Enforcing Laws For Protection Of Human Health And Environment.  (H.R. 4444, CQ Vote #249:  Rejected 24-74:  R 11-43; D 13-31, 9/14/00, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Requiring Monitoring/Encouragement Of China In Environmental Protection.  (H.R. 4444, CQ Vote #249:  Rejected 24-74:  R 11-43; D 13-31, 9/14/00, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY/ANDEAN TRADE

Edwards Voted Against Trade Promotion Authority And Duty-Free Status To Certain Products From Andean Nations.  (H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #207:  Adopted 64-34:  R 43-5; D 20-29; I 1-0, 8/1/02, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Trade Promotion Authority And Andean Trade.  (H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #207:  Adopted 64-34:  R 43-5; D 20-29; I 1-0, 8/1/02, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                         AT ODDS ON AGRICULTURE                                      

 

AGRIBUSINESS MERGERS

Edwards Voted Against Imposing Moratorium On Mergers/Acquisitions Between Agribusiness Giants Until Congress Could Address Market Concentration.  (S. 625, CQ Vote #366: Rejected 27-71:  R 1-52; D 26-19, 11/17/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted In Favor Of Imposing Agribusiness Merger/Acquisition Moratorium.  (S. 625, CQ Vote #366: Rejected 27-71:  R 1-52; D 26-19, 11/17/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

MEATPACKER BAN

Edwards Opposed Meatpacker Ban. (Philip Brasher, “Edwards’ Votes Draw Iowa Farmers’ Scrutiny,” The Des Moines Register, 2/17/03; S. 1731, CQ Vote #23: Motion Rejected 46-53: R 36-13; D 10-39; I 0-1, 2/12/02, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Supported Meatpacker Ban.  (S. 1731, CQ Vote #23: Motion Rejected 46-53: R 36-13; D 10-39; I 0-1, 2/12/02, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

SUGAR PROGRAM

Edwards Twice Voted In Favor Of Agriculture Department Sugar Subsidies.  (S. 1233, CQ Vote #254:  Motion Agreed To 66-33:  R 34-19; D 32-13; I 0-1, 8/4/99, Edwards Voted Yea; H.R. 4461, CQ Vote #219:  Motion Agreed To 65-32:  R 32-21; D 33-11, 7/20/00, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Twice Voted Against Sugar Subsidies.  (S. 1233, CQ Vote #254:  Motion Agreed To 66-33:  R 34-19; D 32-13; I 0-1, 8/4/99, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 4461, CQ Vote #219:  Motion Agreed To 65-32:  R 32-21; D 33-11, 7/20/00, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

                                       AT ODDS ON ENVIRONMENT                                      

 

MINING

Edwards Voted To Allow Mountain Mining To Proceed During Moratorium On Court Ruling Challenging Legality Of Certain Mining Practices.  (H. J. Res. 82, CQ Vote #370:  Adopted 56-33:  R 39-8; D 17-25, 11/18/99, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Allowing Mountain Mining To Proceed During Moratorium.  (H. J. Res. 82, CQ Vote #370:  Adopted 56-33:  R 39-8; D 17-25, 11/18/99, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Edwards Voted For Passage, Over Clinton’s Veto, Of Bill To Complete Siting/Licensing Activities For Nuclear Waste Repository At Yucca Mountain.  (S. 1287, CQ Vote #88:  Rejected 64-35:  R 51-3; D 13-32, 5/2/00, Edwards Voted Yea)

Raleigh News & Observer: Edwards Only Senator To Flip-Flop On Yucca. (James Rosen, “Edwards Changes Stance On Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump,” The [Raleigh, NC] News & Observer, 5/8/00)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Overriding Clinton’s Veto Of Yucca Mountain Bill.  (S. 1287, CQ Vote #88:  Rejected 64-35:  R 51-3; D 13-32, 5/2/00, Edwards Voted Yea)

 

                                             AT ODDS ON ENERGY                                              

 

CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY (CAFE)

Edwards Voted For Limitation On CAFE For Pickup Trucks.  (S. 517, CQ Vote #48:  Adopted 56-44:  R 40-9; D 16-34; I 0-1, 3/13/02, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Limiting CAFE Standard For Pickups.  (S. 517, CQ Vote #48:  Adopted 56-44:  R 40-9; D 16-34; I 0-1, 3/13/02, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

                               AT ODDS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE                                    

 

LOBBYIST CONTRIBUTIONS

Edwards Voted Against Killing Amendment Prohibiting House And Senate Candidates From Accepting Contributions From Lobbyists.  (S. 27, CQ Vote #40:  Motion Agreed To 74-25:  R 27-23; D 47-2, 3/20/01, Edwards Voted Nay)

Edwards Often Decries Influence Lobbyists Wield In Washington. (Sen. Edwards, “A Washington That Works For All Of Us,” Remarks, 12/3/03)

ü      Kerry Voted To Kill Amendment Prohibiting House And Senate Candidates From Accepting Contributions From Lobbyists.  (S. 27, CQ Vote #40:  Motion Agreed To 74-25:  R 27-23; D 47-2, 3/20/01, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                                 AT ODDS ON GUN                                                

 

GUN DEALERS

Edwards Voted To Kill Amendment That Only Allowed Federally Licensed And Registered Gun Dealers To Operate Internet Web Sites Designed To Sell Ten Or More Guns.  (S. 254, CQ Vote #119:  Motion Agreed To 50-43:  R 45-7; D 5-36, 5/14/99, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Killing Website Gun Dealer Limitations.  (S. 254, CQ Vote #119:  Motion Agreed To 50-43:  R 45-7; D 5-36, 5/14/99, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

GUN MANUFACTURERS

Edwards Voted Against Stripping Bankruptcy Protection From Gun Manufacturers.  (S. 625, CQ Vote #4:  Rejected 29-68:  R 1-51; D 28-17, 2/2/00, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted To Strip Bankruptcy Protection From Gun Manufacturers.  (S. 625, CQ Vote #4:  Rejected 29-68:  R 1-51; D 28-17, 2/2/00, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

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Edwards Voted Against Increasing NIH Funding By Disallowing Income Tax Deduction For Payments Made In Connection With Tobacco Litigation Or Settlement.  (S. Con. Res. 20, CQ Vote #64:  Motion Rejected 46-53:  R 10-44; D 36-9, 3/25/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Increased NIH Funding And Disallowing Tax Deduction For Tobacco Litigation/Settlement Payments.  (S. Con. Res. 20, CQ Vote #64:  Motion Rejected 46-53:  R 10-44; D 36-9, 3/25/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

Edwards Voted Against Increasing Tobacco Taxes To Pay For Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.  (S. Con. Res. 20, CQ Vote #76:  Motion Rejected 54-44:  R 12-41; D 42-3, 3/25/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Increasing Tobacco Taxes.  (S. Con. Res. 20, CQ Vote #76:  Motion Rejected 54-44:  R 12-41; D 42-3, 3/25/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

Edwards Voted To Kill Amendment Expressing Sense Of Senate That No Federal Funds Should Be Used To Provide Grants Or Assistance To Tobacco Outlets/Smoke Shops.  (S. Con. Res. 101, CQ Vote #63:  Motion Rejected 19-81:  R 5-50; D 14-31, 4/6/00, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Killing Anti-Tobacco Outlet Amendment.  (S. Con. Res. 101, CQ Vote #63:  Motion Rejected 19-81:  R 5-50; D 14-31, 4/6/00, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

                                          AT ODDS ON EDUCATION                                          

 

SCHOOL CHOICE

Edwards Voted For Public School Choice Program Sponsored By Sen. Lieberman. (S. 2, CQ Vote #95: Rejected 13-84: R 0-52; D 13-32, 5/9/00, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Lieberman’s School Choice Program.  (S. 2, CQ Vote #95: Rejected 13-84: R 0-52; D 13-32, 5/9/00, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Edwards Voted To Allow Local Educational Agencies To Redirect $1.2 Billion From 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Bill To Special Education.  (S. 280, CQ Vote #45:  Adopted 78-21:  R 55-0; D 23-21, 3/11/99, Edwards Voted Yea)

ü      Kerry Voted Against Allowing Local Educational Agencies To Redirect $1.2 Billion From 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Bill To Special Education. (S. 280, CQ Vote #45:  Adopted 78-21:  R 55-0; D 23-21, 3/11/99, Kerry Voted Nay)

 

TITLE I

Edwards Voted Against Killing Amendment Providing Increase Of $750 Million In Targeted Title I Grants.  (H.R. 4577, CQ Vote #158:  Motion Agreed To 75-23:  R 48-6; D 27-17, 6/28/00, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted To Kill Amendment Increasing Targeted Title I Grants.  (H.R. 4577, CQ Vote #158:  Motion Agreed To 75-23:  R 48-6; D 27-17, 6/28/00, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                  AT ODDS ON MEDICAL RESEARCH                                    

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Edwards Voted Against Increasing NIH Funding By Disallowing Income Tax Deduction For Payments Made In Connection With Tobacco Litigation Or Settlement.  (S. Con. Res. 20, CQ Vote #64:  Motion Rejected 46-53:  R 10-44; D 36-9, 3/25/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted For Increased NIH Funding.  (S. Con. Res. 20, CQ Vote #64:  Motion Rejected 46-53:  R 10-44; D 36-9, 3/25/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

 

                                            AT ODDS ON LIABILITY                                            

 

Y2K LIABILITY

Edwards Voted Against Limiting Liability >From Y2K Computer Problems.  (H.R. 775, CQ Vote #196:  Adopted 81-18:  R 52-2; D 29-16, 7/1/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted In Favor Of Limiting Y2K Liability.  (H.R. 775, CQ Vote #196:  Adopted 81-18:  R 52-2; D 29-16, 7/1/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

Edwards Voted Against Exempting Small Businesses From Civil Penalties For First-Time Violations Of Federal Regulations Caused By Y2K Failures.  (S. 96, CQ Vote #164:  Adopted 71-28:  R 54-0; D 17-28, 6/15/99, Edwards Voted Nay)

ü      Kerry Voted To Exempt Small Businesses >From Y2K Failure-Related Violations.  (S. 96, CQ Vote #164:  Adopted 71-28:  R 54-0; D 17-28, 6/15/99, Kerry Voted Yea)

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So, I take it that Last Resort is voting for Kerry?

 

Hell, I'm going vote the straight Anarchist ticket if they ever field a candidate. Which reminds me......been meaning to join Procrastinator's Anonymous, just never seem to get around to it.

-ANT

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It all makes perfect sense.

 

The Kerry/Edwards ticket can be on BOTH sides of each issue.

Fits Kerry perfectly!

Oh, well, everyone knows Kerry didn't pick Edwards because he agrees with him. Kerry picked Edwards because Edwards represents one of the MANY things which Kerry doesn't have.....  personallity!  The issues don't matter, its all about putting together the best dog and pony show!

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I want more BUSH in 2004.

 

We are all goingto rue the day if the Democrats get the Presidency back this year of this you can be certain! Bush may not be the sharpest tool in the shed BUT when he tells me he is going to do something he does it! I also rather like his keeping on his own path even if it offends others. I also like the way he kicked a little ass in the middle east EVEN if his information was incorrect or lacking once he committed that little fucker committed and has NEVER swayed once from his mantra. These are qualities many American politicians today are lacking and I hope to enjoy 4 more years of a President with a backbone and the fangs to go with it! :D  :bvictory:  :D

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A Mortician-like Kerry should have  chosen Hillary - then we could be sure of November - loser for sure. Instead he chose Edwards for his lively Bill Clinton appeal with the female voters. Wesley Clark would have been could have been shouldabin hasbin ashbin trashbin binblabbin. Demokrat sukkage...politician mortician dedfux - chain 'em all to the bottom of the ocean - nah poison too many fish - fkn conundrum pizzle puzzle shihite crock shock & awful  :uhoh: Declare Bush winner save Treasury bux on phony election.  $10/hr minimum wage for Chinese slave labor. Ban exportation of our tool and die industry. Free trade isn't free - it's killing this country. Say we have future war with China "A hey guys, can you send us weapons so's we can fight yous guys?" RebuliKrats have been sellin' us out for years - Nixon abandons the gold standard - 1970 - NAFTA - politicians of all flavors make me hurl...nuff sayd :P
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Just 3 words for Doc

 

Right

Fuckin

On

 

Am *SO* disgusted by Nafta and the way we've permitted our core manufacturing industries go overseas. South Bend Lathe is about the last American built lathe, and their shit is ancient......they're barely in business too. First thing I learned in machine shop is that everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, (short of fucking) can be traced back to machine tools.

 

Machinery is made on machinery, and the products that we buy and consume come directly from this one way or the other. That's why I'm harping so hard about this industry having all but literally disappeared from this country. We're already in a world of hurt as the stockpile of bullets for the military is severely deplenished at the moment. BULLETS. Ain't talking about some super high tech weapons system here, but just lowly lead slugs that go bang. WTF are we gonna do if we start lobbing nukes back and forth? Hold it guys, time out, we're waiting for another shipment from overseas???????????

 

FUCK ALL OF THIS. Time to get out and ride. I'm voting for Ish Kabibble.

-ANT

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How come if companies like BMW, Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai open plants here it's fine, but if an American company opens overseas it's a Benedict Arnold and Free Trade is the end of the world. Last I checked the unemployment rate was still 5.6% and the antiquated system that's used to calculate it doesn't even take into account anyone who is self-employed and works out of their home.

Oh, and BTW the U.S. came off the Gold Standard in 1934 under FDR not Nixon. Nixon just legalized Gold ownership by private citizens which FDR had outlawed.

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Foreign companies operating (or even building) factories here while American ones going overseas to slave labor wages is something I just can't understand.

 

How is it that others can turn a profit here but our own corps can't? Zenith, RCA etc are no longer even American owned, forget about them having any physical presence here other than offices. Turns my stomach. Even Ford Crown Vics can be considered foreign cars as they're built in Canada.

 

None of this changes the fact that even highly profitable companies are beyond greedy when it comes to moving production out of the country.....they have NO excuse (the profitable ones in this example)......this is sheer disgusting unadulterated greed.

 

There's more to a company that JUST profits, how about making a better life for their employees too? Not to sound too socialistic about this but the two don't need to be mutually exclusive. Number one thing I loathe in business is greed, and this is directed at the Unions as well. They've help fuck things up pretty well all by themselves. Seems they got a notion that companies don't deserve to turn a profit, somehow they came to the conclusion that the employees deserve the whole ball of wax.

 

That's it, I'm pushing the button. Stop the world, I wanna get off.

-ANT

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My parental units came from Chickago, land of Lincoln, Sears and Zenith. A lot of them worked for Zenith (and Sears too of course) so I hold a certain fondness for the products bearing the lightning bolt "Z"

 

That is until they sold out to the Koreans in the early 90's. Quality flew out of the window instead of into the sets. Can you say Goldstar? Pure shit. They make Hyundais looks like Infinitis in terms of quality. Absolute junk.

 

The factory I think you're talking abut is their cabinet plant for the few wood console sets they still offer. These too are a joke.....they just take a table top TV and literally slide it inside one of these cabinets and hook up the larger speakers. A far cry from the super quality cabinets from the 60's and earlier......Drexel being one of the suppliers then. Televisions used to be more than a device like a fridge or toaster, it was a centerpiece of furniture and a proud symbol of one's wealth (and hard work). Of today's sets, only the big plasma screens are close to this, but still don't quite compare as they're relatively cheaper now than the sets of yesteryear.

 

Zenith was the last major American owned consumer electronics manufacturer who also built their own picture tubes. Not only is that plant shut down, but it's been razed as well. Up until Goldstar bought them these were some of the better tubes built....afterwards they wouldn't last a year. Literally taking a shit the moment the warranty expired. If you ever see a 1990's Zenith and the picture is predominantly green then you know what I'm talking about.

 

When great American icons are decimated in such a way I'd rather see them disappear from the landscape and die with honor instead of looking like a once beautiful prom queen who has become a shriveled up crack whore.

-ANT

P.S. RCA and GE consumer electronics brand names are both owned by Thompson Consumer products, a French company. Bleechh

P.P.S. Pomona is actually northern Mexico.

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Which reminds me......been meaning to join Procrastinator's Anonymous, just never seem to get around to it.

I will send you an application tomorrow. :;):

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Doc,

There are some who speculate that JF'nK did ask Hillary, but she turned him down. You see, that wouldn't fit into her plans to run for President in 2008 :banghead:  :banghead:  Watch how this runs out. I think that the Clintons will do everything in their power to derail JF'nK and still appear to support him. I don't think that they give a rat's ass about anything other than Hillary being the first female president....

Of course, I could be wrong....

Rosie

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Doc,

There are some who speculate that JF'nK did ask Hillary, but she turned him down. You see, that wouldn't fit into her plans to run for President in 2008 :banghead:  :banghead:  Watch how this runs out. I think that the Clintons will do everything in their power to derail JF'nK and still appear to support him. I don't think that they give a rat's ass about anything other than Hillary being the first female president....

Of course, I could be wrong....

Rosie

Yep

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Gold standard was finally breached in 1971 under Nixon's Administation as a direct sellout to the International Monetary Fund and Bank Cartel's crisis from the '60s on. Shitcanned the Gold standard at this time to allow the "Fiat Monetary" or Debtor's system. Currency is backed only by fiat or faith in the government inking the bills. We had Gold standard   until this time - enabled the government to bankroll WWII with bonds at 2% also let the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe fly. In 1934 FDR changed the mechanisms in place for regulating government backed currency exchange and prohibited private citizen ownership of gold. This did not terminate the gold standard that some industrialized nations adhere to even to this day. The 1971 sellout enables the IMF and Bank Cartels to create "ASSETS" out of thin air with no tracable support other than "Faith in the System". This change allowed Clinton to "bail out" the Mexican Peso in recent times with an "Executive Order." Also came in handy for the cartels with the Savings and Loan fiascos of the '90s --Remember White Water???? Fiat system allows Gorvernment to create debt with no accountability - handy tool for Republicrats alike. The 1971 reinstitution of private US citizen ownership of gold was a whitewash and "cover our ass" crumb that Tricky Dicky threw out as crumbs to distract the public from the narly underside of the sellout deal with IMF & Bank Cartels.  :bomb:    <---------->  And dat's da truth of it. Wasn't long after this that Silver and gold certificates disapear from circulation entirely. 1980/81 saw record gold prices of $875/oz and the Hunts Bros. cornering of the silver market spurred on by Mid East instability.
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