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Vetoes for $$?

NPR's Peter Overby reports on the latest fund-raising investigation by the Justice Department that may have implications for the Gore campaign. The New York Times reported this morning of a 1995 discussion in which Vice President Gore was asked to make a fundraising call to a Texas trial lawyer -- around the time President Clinton was preparing to veto GOP-passed tort reform legislation that would limit lawsuit awards. The White House says Gore never made the call, but documents show a marked increase in contributions to the Democratic Party by the lawyer and his law firm since Mr. Clinton vetoed the bill. George W. Bush, campaigning in California, said Gore "may have crossed a serious line" with his actions.

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