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Daily Archives: Oct. 22, 2012
Oct. 22, 20121:10 p.m.
“There can be no doubt that throughout his half-century career in the public arena, George McGovern never gave up on his principles or in his determination to call our nation to a higher plain,” former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole wrote of the former Democratic presidential candidate, who died Sunday. “America and the world are for the better because of him.” Dole acknowledged that it might seem a bit odd for him to be praising McGovern, whom Dole described as an “unapologetic liberal.” But Dole and McGovern formed a close bond working together on hunger issues. While colleagues in the Senate, they helped reform the food-stamp program and expand the school-lunch program. After they left office, they helped expand global school feeding, nutrition and education programs, for which they were named the co-recipients of the World Food Prize in 2008. Dole called McGovern “one of the finest public servants I had the privilege to know.”
By Phillip Brownlee | |
Oct. 22, 20126:01 a.m.
Former Gov. Bill Graves topped the list of lobbyist bundlers of campaign contributions for Mitt Romney during the third quarter. Graves raised nearly $1.1 million for the GOP nominee in his role as CEO of the American Trucking Associations. From July through September, 42 lobbyists raised nearly $9 million for Romney. Other pro-Romney lobbyists on the list represent defense contractors, energy companies, financial firms, and pharmaceutical and health-related businesses. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Graves has now raised more than $1.6 million for Romney — delivering more money than any of the 62 other lobbyists named in federal filings. In a related story reported by Politico, some expect a Romney White House to rescind current rules preventing lobbyists from taking top administration jobs.
By Rhonda Holman | |
Oct. 22, 20126:00 a.m.
Town Hall Attendees Still Standing Patiently Waiting for Their Questions to Be Answered
Romney Sets New Personal Best for Faking Empathy
Bruce Springsteen Accidentally Plays ‘Big Government’s Stealin’ Our Livelihood’ at Obama Rally
Ryan Handed Romney’s Latest Political Positions Before Walking on Stage
Pennsylvania Republican Doubts Vote He Just Suppressed Would Even Have Made a Difference
Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama
By Phillip Brownlee | |