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Walter Mondale

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  • Of sex, age and politics

    Asked to comment after a record number of women signed up to seek office on the Republican ticket this year in Arkansas, Joyce Elliott -- a Democratic state senator from Little Rock -- started off fine. She noted that young mothers tend to put off...
  • Review: 'Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way' suggests the road yet traveled

    Review: 'Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way' suggests the road yet traveled
    Although it is an unapologetic celebration of its subject's remarkable life, Showtime's new documentary about Geraldine Ferraro is rimmed with sadness. Some of this is understandable enough. Ferraro died two years ago, after battling blood cancer for...
  • Advice to candidates: Don't underestimate New Jersey

    WASHINGTON -- It's called the Garden State and in earlier days was known for the many vegetable farms in its rural central and southern counties. But New Jersey's reputation beyond its borders more often casts it now as a rough-edged place where the...
  • Texas candidate Wendy Davis faces questions about biography

    Texas candidate Wendy Davis faces questions about biography
    In 1984, Gary Hart experienced the whole meteoric-crash-and-burn phenomenon in textbook fashion. The Colorado senator and dark horse presidential candidate finished a distant second behind former Vice President Walter Mondale in the 1984 Iowa caucuses,...
  • 1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind

    1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind
    You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year. PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
  • Bob Dole still doling out good advice

    WASHINGTON--The famous Douglas MacArthur line that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away" certainly doesn't apply, not yet anyway, to World War II combat hero and later Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. Now age 90 but still going strong,...
  • Why you should ignore 2016 polls for a few more years

    Why you should ignore 2016 polls for a few more years
    There is a new poll out in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, but we won’t bother sharing the results for a simple reason: They’re meaningless. Yes, the numbers can influence donors, shape the narrative of the campaign (to...
  • America's veteran

    WASHINGTON -- This year's observation of Memorial Day brought out the usual heartfelt remembrances of the nation's military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. At the same time, it spotlighted those, now elderly, who fought...
  • Dole takes his turn in political parlor game

    "Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. "I doubt it," Dole replied. "Reagan...
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • McManus: Real presidential debate is possible

    McManus: Real presidential debate is possible
    There are two ways that Wednesday's debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, could change the course of the presidential campaign. One would be for Romney to find an effective way to frame his pitch to voters, one that...
  • Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...