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dole

UK slang for an unemployment benefit, formally known as jobseeker’s allowance or JSA, which is paid by the government to those who are unemployed and seeking work.
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Following the nomination, Dole played a number of different roles to garner voter support.
Next, Dole become Archie Bunker, invoking the ``L-word'' to lambaste the president.
No traction was found here and Dole ended the campaign as Cotton Mather - the great 18th century Puritan minister from Boston who denounced the moral decay and corruption of his fellow residents in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Dole is generally popular among evangelical and Christian right voters.
The Republicans called for a reappraisal of state divorce laws, which are, of course, not a federal responsibility: "We urge State legislators to review divorce laws to foster the stability of the home and protect the economic rights of the innocent spouse and children" (Presumably, this would not apply to Bob Dole or Newt Gingrich, who both ended long marriages with children and selected another spouse.
According to the platform, Bob Dole "walks humbly with his God" while Bill Clinton "lied about the condition of Medicare and lied about our attempts to save it.
As for antitrust, Dole almost never saw a merger she liked.
Probably the most significant merger to take place during Hanford's years on the FTC happened December 6, 1975, when she married Senator Robert Dole, who had been divorced from his first wife.
Another kind of silence meets friends who curse in front of Dole - or venture an off-color joke.
Without grandchildren of his own, Dole studiously remembers each of his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews on their high school graduation with $50 tucked inside a personally signed Hallmark card.
I understand there are a lot of Excedrin headaches there this morning,'' a pleased Dole told a rally in the half-filled horse ring of the Orange County fairgrounds.
But instead of sticking to the Morris scandal, Dole returned to his standard stump themes of cutting taxes, balancing the budget and fighting crime and illegal immigration during an appearance in the same county where Ronald Reagan kicked off his re-election bid 12 years ago.