Bob Dole, former U.S. Senator and 1996 Republican nominee for president, recorded a series of interviews for an oral history project of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The project chronicles not only Dole’s career, but the life of the U.S. Senate, and the people and politics of his times. In excerpts from a 2007 interview, Dole talks with historian Richard Norton Smith about passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, meeting Saddam Hussein, the advice he gave President Clinton, his interest in Colin Powell as a vice-presidential running mate and his work with veterans.
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