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  • EU executive seeks official commemoration of Germany's Kohl

    06/18/2017 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2017 6:14 AM EDT
    The head of the European Commission says he wants an official commemoration of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who led Germany to reunification and was a strong backer of the continent’s unity. Jean-Claude Juncker told Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper that he will personally push for a “European act of state” for Kohl, who was chancellor from 1982 to 1998, but didn’t give details. […] Juncker said that “without Helmut Kohl, the euro would not exist.” …
  • Trump hails former German Chancellor Kohl as friend, ally, EU advocate

    06/17/2017 12:28:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Y Net News ^ | June 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl died Friday at age 87. His legacy includes reuniting Germany after the Cold War and helping to create the continent's common currency, the euro. US President Donald Trump says Kohl was a "friend and ally" to the United States as he led Germany through 16 pivotal years.....
  • Kohl confesses to euro’s undemocratic beginnings

    04/08/2013 10:54:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 08.04.13 @ 21:56 (April 8) | Valentina Pop
    Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl—the architect of German reunification—admitted he would never have won a referendum on the adoption of the euro in his country and said he acted “like a dictator” to see the common currency introduced. … Germany’s chancellor between 1982 and 1998, Kohl said it took him “years” to build the trust and negotiation skills to convince other European leaders of his ideas and push them through. … In addition, the freshly reunified East Germans, happy to finally have their Deutsche Mark back, would never have voted in favor of abandoning it again for a new European...
  • Pope Benedict meets Helmut Kohl and lay Catholics [text of address]

    09/24/2011 3:39:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | September 24, 2011
    On the third day of his pastoral journey to his native Germany, Pope Benedict's packed programme included an ecumenical encounter, a meeting with seminarians, private talks with one of the nation's best known statesmen and a very public greeting for the people of Freiburg. Veronica Scarisbrick is in Germany and sent this report on the events of Saturday afternoon......A change of gear is always demanding and when you're 84 it must prove even more so. Just think six engagements and four speeches in less than three hours. But why don't I attempt to tell you about Benedict XVI's Saturday afternoon...
  • Ryan telling GOPers he's unlikely to run (WI)

    05/16/2011 7:24:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2011 | David Catanese
    Rep. Paul Ryan is reaching out to potential Senate candidates in Wisconsin, informing them he's unlikely to run for Herb Kohl's seat next year, according to two sources familiar with the conversations. The House Budget Committee chairman, who was in Chicago Monday defending his polarizing debt reduction plan in front of the city's Economic Club, told one prospective candidate he was "leaning heavily against a run," an adviser confirmed to POLITICO. Another consultant said that the congressman conveyed he was "95 percent sure" he would not enter the race for the open seat. That percentage, of course, leaves him a...
  • Some Wisconsin Fun

    05/16/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT · by chickadee · 3 replies
    5/16/2011 | Self
    The news of Herb Kohl's retirement plans immediately had the Democrats in Wisconsin thrilling all over to the idea that they could get their beloved Rusty (Feingold) back in office. I have decided to have a little fun with those wascally Democrats - seeing as how they have made our lives so miserable since February. I invite fellow Wisconsinites to do the same. All it takes is an old yard sign and a home printer. Just type these big letters (in your favorite word processing software): Kloppenburg for Senate Print, apply to yard sign and install sign in your front...
  • Kohl will not seek re-election for WI senate Seat

    05/13/2011 7:49:55 AM PDT · by MNlurker · 76 replies
    A Democratic source said Friday that U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) has decided not to run for re-election after serving in the U.S. Senate since 1989...
  • WHY ARE WE STILL SENDING AID TO PAKISTAN? MEET THE LOBBYISTS PAID TO DEFEND THE MONEY

    05/09/2011 6:57:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Within hours of the stunning announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. commandos, a lobbying firm representing Pakistan’s government began contacting members of Congress and their staffs to counter claims Islamabad protected the al-Qaida chief for nearly six years. The push by Locke Lord Strategies to turn the tide against criticism of Pakistan — and preserve the country’s billions of dollars in U.S. aid — illustrates one of Washington’s enduring realities: No matter the issue or the crisis, lobbyists are working behind the scenes to shape opinions on Capitol Hill. At stake is the...
  • Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl declines visable role in Wisconsin protests

    02/22/2011 2:58:10 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/2011 | Will Rahn
    As Wisconsin’s public union protesters make national headlines, Herb Kohl, the Badger State’s long-serving Democratic senator, has kept a low profile. Prominent Wisconsin Democrats such as former Sen. Russ Feingold have been vocal in their support of the protests, while Kohl, who is up for re-election in 2012, shied away from taking a visible role. “Public workers deserve fair treatment and their interests should be taken into consideration as these issues are resolved,” Kohl said in a short, non-committal statement released by his office on Thursday. “I’m concerned about the well-being of their families and hope these matters can be...
  • Poll shows Sen. Kohl (D-WI) in 'solid position,' but GOP points out same was said of Sen. Feingold

    12/17/2010 12:38:21 PM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Republicans happily pointed out an ominous parallel in Democratic polling of Wisconsin Senate races Tuesday. The Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released a survey showing Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) in a "pretty solid position" with a 50 percent approval rating. Moreover, the Dec. 10-12 survey shows him with leads over potential GOP rivals Rep. Paul Ryan, former Gov. Tommy Thompson and state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen ranging from 6 to 13 points. And if Kohl decides not to run for reelection in 2012, as some have speculated, and Russ Feingold opts to make a bid, the defeated senator has a...
  • Sen. Herb Kohl is working hard for us (yawn!)

    12/22/2009 2:19:56 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 24 replies · 629+ views
    Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) | December 22, 2009 | From The Deer Stand
    Here's the babble that Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) puts out in response to tough questions about his support of the monstrosity of a Health Care Bill:One of the most important functions of Congress is to oversee and balance the Executive branch and its agencies and I can understand your frustration with the American government. Our democracy is not perfect, and it does not always produce the results we want with the speed and effectiveness we would desire. But our government does strive to balance the many interests and concerns of our diverse nation in a manner that is representative and...
  • Senator John Kerry out million$

    12/05/2009 12:59:53 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies · 2,211+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/05/09 | Dave Wedge
    The nation’s richest senator - the Bay State’s own John Forbes Kerry - has been knocked down a few notches after seeing his fortune sliced by one-third by the fiscal meltdown that ripped down Wall Street. Kerry’s personal net worth plunged from an estimated $336 million in 2007 to $208 million in 2008, according to a study by the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. The Boston Democrat’s staggering losses dropped him from first to third among the wealthiest senators, trailing Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) “So does this mean Senator Kerry is now arriving in Nantucket by ferry...
  • Report: 237 millionaires in Congress

    11/06/2009 8:11:20 PM PST · by guitarplayer1953 · 34 replies · 1,379+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/06/09 | Erika Lovley
    Talk about bad timing. As Washington reels from the news of 10.2 percent unemployment, the Center for Responsive Politics is out with a new report describing the wealth of members of Congress. Among the highlights: Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body – compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall. CRP says California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the richest lawmaker on Capitol Hill, with a net worth estimated at about $251 million. Next in line: Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), worth about $244.7 million; Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), worth about $214.5 million; Sen....
  • Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl mark Berlin Wall's fall

    10/31/2009 8:31:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,125+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/09 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) – George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl paid their respects to the ordinary people who were behind the peaceful revolution of 1989 that brought down the Berlin Wall at an emotional ceremony in Berlin on Saturday. The three statesmen from the United States, Soviet Union and West Germany -- whose steady-handed leadership paved the way for the Wall's opening on November 9, 1989 -- recalled the heady events that led to the end of the Cold War at a ceremony attended by 1,800 people. "We Germans don't have very much in our history to be proud of,"...
  • Sen. Herb Kohl video on health care

    08/07/2009 7:00:30 PM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) ^ | August 7, 2009 | From The Deer Stand
    Wisconsin Senator Kohl gives a 6-minute talk on health care reform, not mentioning tort reform, but noting that rumors about health reform aren't necessarily true.Sen. Herb Kohl video
  • Senator Kohl (D, WI) Warns of Credit Card Dangers (Speaks to 18 Students!)

    04/07/2009 4:53:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | April 7, 2009 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, WI - U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl warned college students Tuesday to be wary of credit card marketing ploys involving free T-shirts, blankets and food, saying they can lead to mountains of debt. Kohl spoke to about two dozen students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, touting a bill that would place new limits on credit cards for college students. He complained about direct-mail offers sent to students and kiosks on some campuses where companies offer freebies to students for signing up. "Be very cautious," said Kohl, a Democrat. "Don't be enticed by a free sandwich or something. A lot of...
  • Senator Herb Kohl's (WI) Response to Obama Eligibility Question

    12/03/2008 4:51:02 PM PST · by mikelike · 29 replies · 2,095+ views
    Office of Herb Kohl | 12/3/08 | Senater Herb Kohl, WI
    December 3, 2008 Mr. Herman Munster 1313 Mockingbird Lane Hartland, Wisconsin 53067 Dear Mr. Munster: Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome this opportunity to respond. As you may know, Hawaii became a state on August 21st, 1959. President-elect Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961, making him a United States citizen at birth under the first section of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. President-elect Obama's birth certificate has been made public, and is widely available online. This document has been authenticated by a variety of sources, including the Hawaii Department of Health...
  • China exports lead poisoning

    06/12/2007 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,222+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 7, 2007 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – In the wake of scandals involving tainted food and toothpaste from China comes word of a new concern from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the Food and Drug Administration – toys, makeup, glazed pottery and other products that contain significant amounts of lead. While lead poisoning among children was once mainly caused by old paint, U.S. manufacturers long ago banned the ingredient. Today, a new rash of high lead levels in the bloodstreams of American kids is being caused by foreign products – mainly from China. So serious is the resurgence of lead poisoning...
  • Weedstock Organizer Attempts To Unseat Kohl

    09/09/2006 3:52:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 575+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 09 SEPTEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) MILWAUKEE -- Ben Masel says his top interests include "good hash" and "getting acquitted" -- not exactly what you'd expect from a candidate for U.S. Senate. But the 51-year-old liberal activist from Madison has made a career of doing things his own way. In high school in 1969 he participated in a strike in which he says protesting students demanded and received the principal's resignation. He was arrested for his prominent role in Vietnam War protests, which he says led to his being "indefinitely suspended" from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after his freshman year in 1971. He ran for...
  • Kohl, Feingold (D, WI) to Vote Against Minimum Wage, Estate Tax Bill

    08/03/2006 6:06:29 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies · 624+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 3, 2006 | Frederic Frommer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold say they will vote against legislation this week that would increase the minimum wage and reduce the estate tax, arguing the country cannot afford the lost tax revenue. "I believe we will get estate tax reform, I support estate tax reform," Kohl, a Democrat, said in a telephone interview Thursday. "But this particular language would be very costly." Feingold, a Democrat, was unavailable for an interview Thursday, but in a statement, said he supports the minimum wage increase and estate tax reform. "But I will not vote for this cynical...