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""...I'm not sure that if it had come to a choice between Harold [Wilson, the British Prime Minister] and Barbara [Castle, a Cabinet Minister] and the survival of the Labour Movement and Government, people would not let them go; and I think Harold knew that and that was why he was so angry. ...he did emerge as a small man with no sense of history and as somebody really [w/o] leadership qualities." -from June 17, 1969." Mar 15, 2015 09:24PM

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""The agreement - signed by Amy Dacey and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias - specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC [Democratic National Committee], Hillary would control the party's finances, strategy, and the money raised. ... The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings." - p. 97," Dec 08, 2017 04:56PM

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