The 2000 presidential election was one of the closest presidential races in history. Gore is the founder and current chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management and the now-defunct Current TV network, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., and a senior adviser to Google. During his first two years, his grades placed him in the lower one-fifth of his class.Gore won the popular vote, but lost the election to Republican opponent George W. A controversial election dispute over a Florida recount was settled by the U. Gore has received a number of awards that include the Nobel Peace Prize (joint award with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007), a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (2009) for his book An Inconvenient Truth, a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV (2007), and a Webby Award (2005). During his sophomore year, he reportedly spent much of his time watching television, shooting pool, and occasionally smoking marijuana.His decision to become an attorney was a partial result of his time as a journalist, as he realized that, while he could expose corruption, he could not change it. called him to tell him the announcement was forthcoming, Gore's abrupt decision to run for the open seat surprised even himself; he later said that "I didn't realize myself I had been pulled back so much to it." The news came as a "bombshell" to his wife.Gore did not complete law school, deciding abruptly, in 1976, to run for a seat in the U. House of Representatives when he found out that his father's former seat in the House was about to be vacated. Tipper Gore held a job in The Tennesseans photo lab and was working on a master's degree in psychology, but she joined in her husband's campaign (with assurance that she could get her job at The Tennessean back if he lost).
His experiences in the war zone don't seem to have been deeply traumatic in themselves; although the engineers were sometimes fired upon, Gore has said he didn't see full-scale combat.
He thought that it was silly and juvenile to use a private university as a venue to vent anger at the war.
He and his friends did not participate in Harvard demonstrations.
Palestinian teenage girls slapped and harassed IDF soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday, in an apparent attempt to get the servicemen to act violently so the encounter could be filmed and distributed online, according to video footage that surfaced Monday.
Monday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin took a call from a man going by the name “Michael in Virginia,” who claimed to be an FBI operative that was involved in the discovery of a Hezbollah drug trafficking and money laundering operation.