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  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • When the Government Takes Your Children

    04/02/2014 6:22:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 2, 2014 | Stephen M. Krason
    Many people who have followed the Justina Pelletier case—largely ignored by the mainstream media, by the way—have thought that there has to be more to it, or that it’s an outrageous out-of-the-ordinary affair. This is the case where the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families forcibly took custody from her parents over a year ago of a teenager who had been treated for years for mitochondrial disease (a genetic disorder), when they brought her to Boston Children’s Hospital for consultation about a related gastrointestinal problem and resisted a quickly-made diagnosis by a medical resident and a psychologist there that she...
  • Former VP Mondale undergoes heart surgery

    02/12/2014 4:02:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2014 6:16 PM EST
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced. Mondale, 86, underwent an unspecified procedure at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, his family said in a brief statement that called the surgery “successful.” …
  • Joan Mondale, wife of former VP Walter Mondale, dies at 83

    02/03/2014 3:29:48 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/3/14 | KEVIN DUCHSCHERE
    <p>Joan Adams Mondale, the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale who carved out a significant national and international role for herself as a tireless promoter of the arts, died Monday afternoon surrounded by her husband, sons and family members.</p>
  • Mondale pushes filibuster reform

    12/19/2012 8:34:41 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-19-12 | bill salisbury
    “This is basically not very interesting stuff,” former Vice President Walter Mondale said of filibuster reform during a talk Tuesday at theUniversityofMinnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. But it’s a huge issue, Mondale said, because use of the stalling tactic in the Senate is paralyzing the country from addressing everything from the debt crisis and national security to judicial and cabinet appointments. In recent years, the Senate Republican minority has employed filibusters — once rarely used — to stall or kill a long list Democratic bills and presidential appointments. As a result, Mondale said, almost nothing is getting done. “It’s...
  • Big Mo: Ryan to MINNESOTA on Sunday

    11/02/2012 12:40:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | 2 Nov 2012, 6:56 PDT | by Mike Flynn
    This morning, the Romney campaign announced that Paul Ryan would go to Minnesota on Sunday for a pre-election campaign rally. Its a clear sign that the Romney campaign thinks Minnesota is winnable. Where campaigns spend their time in the closing days of a race says much more about their view of the election than words repeated by campaign flacks. Candidates' time is a campaign's most precious resource, and it is deployed only if it's needed or can have an impact. You don't waste a candidate's time on a bluff in the final 48 hours. Last night, the campaign announced that...
  • Mondale, Ferraro Lead Reagan, Bush in latest poll (PANIC!)

    09/10/2012 4:49:02 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 19 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 23, 1984 | Associated Press
    Washington (AP) A Gallup Poll taken for Newsweek magazine puts the Democratic Mondale-Ferraro ticket ahead of President Reagan for the first time in a major public opinion survey. The poll, taken as the Democratic convention was winding up on Thursday and Friday and after the candidates had received extensive primetime television coverage, found the team of Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro endorsed by 48 percent of those polled. Forty-six percent of the respondents said they favored the Republican ticket of Reagan and Vice President George Bush, while 6 percent said they were undecided about who they wanted to win the...
  • Walter Mondale, Arne Carlson join fight against voter ID amendment

    06/27/2012 5:19:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 39 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-27-12
    Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson became the public faces of a fight against a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls. The pair was introduced Tuesday, June 27, as two of four co-chairs of the Our Vote Our Future coalition's campaign against the ballot measure. Voters will decide in November whether to make government-issued photo identification essential to participating in an election. The coalition's advisory committee is decidedly heavy with former Democratic officeholders. This spring, the Republican-controlled Legislature advanced the measure to the ballot without the support...
  • Happy 27th Anniversary of Reagan landslide "It's Morning Again in America"

    11/06/2011 1:50:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    What a great evening it was that night as the results came. Back then we were so positive and proud of our country.
  • Krauthammer declares Romney ‘most conservative candidate who can win’ thus far

    09/24/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Krauthammer declares Romney ‘most conservative candidate who can win’ thus far Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 1 hr 21 mins ago Although we’re some 14 months out of the 2012 presidential election, knowing who will be facing President Barack Obama is still up in the air. Texas Gov. Rick Perry’a initial splash upon entering the field of Republican candidates garnered him a lot of attention and a bump in the polls, but some are saying that the luster has worn off. On this weekend’s broadcast of “Inside Washington,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, who admitted he wasn’t sold on...
  • Mondale 2012!

    09/21/2011 8:56:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 21, 2011 | Jay Cost
    So, it appears that the president has decided to channel the candidacy of Walter Mondale from 1984. Here’s President Obama, on Monday: So this is how we can reduce spending: by scouring the budget for every dime of waste and inefficiency, by reforming government spending, and by making modest adjustments to Medicare and Medicaid. But all these reductions in spending, by themselves, will not solve our fiscal problems. We can’t just cut our way out of this hole. It’s going to take a balanced approach. If we’re going to make spending cuts -- many of which we wouldn’t make if...
  • Walter Mondale's Daughter, Eleanor, Dies at Age 51

    09/17/2011 10:11:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who carved out her own reputation as an entertainment reporter, radio show host and gossip magnet, has died at her home in Minnesota.
  • Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Walter Mondale, dies

    09/17/2011 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | Published: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 - 8:51 am | JEFF BAENEN
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Eleanor Mondale, a vice president's daughter who carved out her own identity as a broadcast journalist and gossip magnet, has died at her home in Minnesota. She was 51. Family spokeswoman Lynda Pedersen says Mondale died Saturday. Mondale had been diagnosed with brain cancer years earlier. The daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife, Joan, Eleanor Mondale had been off the air at WCCO-AM in Minneapolis since March 2009. That's when she announced her brain cancer had returned a second time. Mondale had surgery to remove the tumor in August 2009. After surgery, she returned...
  • Ministry of Plenty ( Obama / Mondale to raise taxes )

    04/18/2011 12:07:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | APRIL 18, 2011 | JAMES TARANTO
    Obama wants to raise taxes. So does Mondale. Obama won't tell you. Mondale just did. Remember Walter Mondale? Oddly enough, we do, mostly for this fun fact: He's the only major-party American politician to have lost elections in all 50 states. In 1984, he told Americans to take a hike, and they told him the same thing. In a Washington Post op-ed piece over the weekend, Mondale quotes his own speech to that year's Democratic National Convention in San Francisco: "Taxes will go up. . . . It must be done. Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I....
  • Resolved: Fix the Filibuster (Mondo Megabarf!)

    01/02/2011 10:39:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2011 | WALTER F. MONDALE
    WE all have hopes for the New Year. Here’s one of mine: filibuster reform. It was around this time 36 years ago — during a different recession — that I was part of a bipartisan effort to reform Senate Rule 22, the cloture rule. At the time, 67 votes were needed to cut off debate and thus end a filibuster, and nothing was getting done. After long negotiations, a compromise lowered to 60 the cloture vote requirement on legislation and nominations. We hoped this moderate change would preserve debate and deliberation while avoiding paralysis, and for a while it did....
  • Not a fan: Krauthammer calls Palin 'rather weak' and gives her 'no chance of winning' in 2012

    12/31/2010 2:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 364 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 31, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Is the idea that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin could be America’s next president laughable? Not only to many on the left, but also to conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer. On Friday’s broadcast of “Inside Washington,” Krauthammer offered several reasons why Palin shouldn’t be considered the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election. “What do you mean if not Sarah Palin in 2012?” Krauthammer said. “Who’s saying she’s going to be the presidential candidate? I don’t even hear her saying it. Her chances of being are smaller than half a dozen other people. If you talk to Republicans, I don’t...
  • Vanity:The 3 Famous Reagan Campaign TV commericials (1984)

    11/10/2010 1:24:19 PM PST · by Frantzie · 18 replies
    Vanity | 11-10-2010 | Frantzie
    The three most famous Reagan campaign commcerials; The Bear, Morning In America and The Train. All from 1984 Train http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8pcMb8QuAg It's Morning In America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU-IBF8nwSY The Bear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpwdcmjBgNA #4 Inflation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O364Qnwd7v8 #5 Foreign Policy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU1bmFoYPPo #6 Peace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzfF6E-tx7o From 1980 - Democrats for Reagan - hilarious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYXnL3ns3w8 From 1980 - How Reagan saved Calif http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIpmHjOLCsM Moonbeam's pa had bankrupted CA.
  • Keillor to host Mondale at Fitzgerald Theater

    11/09/2010 5:42:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-9-10 | ap
    Two Minnesota icons will share the stage when humorist and author Garrison Keillor welcomes former Vice President Walter Mondale to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Mondale will discuss his new memoir, "The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics." The book follows Mondale's career from Minnesota attorney general to U.S. senator to vice president under Jimmy Carter. Keillor is an avowed Democrat. The host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 and wrote the 2004 book, "Homegrown Democrat." The conversation will be held Nov. 22, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are on...
  • Mondale on Obama, and how he could've beat Reagan

    10/24/2010 6:06:37 PM PDT · by paudio · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Republicans are already celebrating their comeback — and promising an even bigger year in 2012. Oddly enough, Walter Mondale knows exactly how they feel. His party's obituary was written by the press after the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan capitalized on stagflation to score a 44-state landslide over Jimmy Carter. Just like Obama, Reagan came to power with enormous expectations and soaring popularity — only to watch it all melt away in his first two years on the job, thanks to a brutal recession and double-digit unemployment.
  • Old, Unelectable Democrats Have Lots of Advice for Barack Obama

    10/07/2010 3:59:21 AM PDT · by chickadee · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/6/10 | David A. Graham
    Though his party is ailing as we enter the home stretch of the election, President Obama and his supporters can take heart, knowing that he's getting new strategies for electoral success from a fresh crop of advisers. For example: former vice president and failed presidential candidate Walter Mondale. You can't read the news these days without finding pearls of wisdom the Minnesota Democrat has dropped. Mondale is 82 and last won a major election under his own name in a 1970 Senate race. After a term as vice president, he ran for president in 1984 and lost every state save...
  • Obama is a slave to his "idiot boards"

    The fact of the matter is that Obama is skilled at reading aloud. While I am sure this is great for his daughters at bed time, perhaps he would have been a better news anchor than President of the United States...
  • Obama's Teleprompters Are "Idiot Boards"

    10/05/2010 7:31:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I didn't say it, Walter Mondale did... You can see the video embedded at my original post here or at CNN Man! Talk about eye opening! First of all, I didn't know Walter Mondale hated black people. Second, I always thought this was Obama's idiot board... You have to give him some credit...when you write it out like that you don't have the luxury of spell check...so good for him! The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Idiot teleprompter blamed for Obama's woes

    10/05/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 10/05/2010 | STARR KESHET
    Former Carter VP Walter Mondale believes President Barack Obama relies to heavily on "idiot" teleprompters, and thus has difficulty speaking directly to the average American.  read more
  • Walter Mondale to Obama: How about you lay off those “idiot boards,” champ?

    10/04/2010 6:44:49 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 03, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Apparently it’s affecting his emotional connection with the people. And if anyone’s qualified to opine on connecting with Americans, it’s the guy who lost 49 states to Reagan after serving as Jimmy Carter’s VP. I love a TOTUS joke as much as the next guy, but … I don’t think he’s joking here. “He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters,” Mondale said in an interview set to air this evening on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, according to a transcript from...
  • Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' [Slams TOTUS.....]

    10/04/2010 2:17:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' Former Vice President Walter Mondale suggested in an interview today President Obama stop relying on "idiot boards" -- teleprompters, that is -- to deliver his message to the American people. "He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters," Mondale said in an interview set to air this evening on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, according to a transcript from the network. "Idiot board" is a term used in television and movie production to refer to...
  • Walter Mondale laments American polarization, in address to booksellers in St. Paul

    10/02/2010 7:20:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-2-10 | mary ann grossman
    Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale says this country is politically "paralyzed and polarized by gridlock, but we can change this." Mondale, who grew up in small Minnesota towns, was warmly received by independent booksellers Friday when he introduced his new political autobiography, "The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics" (Simon & Schuster, $28). His breakfast talk was part of the Midwest Booksellers Association's annual trade show at RiverCentre in St. Paul. "What we need in America is an open, just, accountable society. We must hold all government responsible," Mondale said. He lamented that Americans' trust in government is...
  • The Carter-Obama Comparisons Grow . Walter Mondale himself sees a parallel.

    09/22/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | 9-22-10 | john fund
    Comparisons between the Obama White House and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter are increasingly being made—and by Democrats. Walter Mondale, Mr. Carter's vice president, told The New Yorker this week that anxious and angry voters in the late 1970s "just turned against us—same as with Obama." As the polls turned against his administration, Mr. Mondale recalled that Mr. Carter "began to lose confidence in his ability to move the public." Democrats on Capitol Hill are now saying this is happening to Mr. Obama. Comparisons between the Obama White House and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter are increasingly being...
  • The Carter-Obama Comparisons Grow (Walter Mondale himself sees a parallel)

    09/21/2010 8:28:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    Comparisons between the Obama White House and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter are increasingly being made—and by Democrats. Walter Mondale, Mr. Carter's vice president, told The New Yorker this week that anxious and angry voters in the late 1970s "just turned against us—same as with Obama." As the polls turned against his administration, Mr. Mondale recalled that Mr. Carter "began to lose confidence in his ability to move the public." Democrats on Capitol Hill are now saying this is happening to Mr. Obama. Mr. Mondale says it's time for the president "to get rid of those teleprompters and connect"...
  • Peggy Noonan and Ronald Reagan

    08/01/2009 9:15:16 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies · 1,594+ views
    July 31, 2009 | Robin Masters
    The wishy washy "reaganism/conservatism" of P. Noonan began long ago before Obama. Here is what she wrote about Reagan after the Reagan/Mondale Debate in 1984. After this comment, as you know, The Gipper has been elected in the biggest landslide since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792.
  • Eleanor Mondale's brain cancer returns

    04/01/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies · 1,597+ views
    KARE ^ | 04/01/09
    WCCO Radio host Eleanor Mondale said her brain cancer has returned and she will take disability leave from the station. The 49-year-old daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, put a message on the radio's website: "I think the second most horrible words to hear after "You have brain cancer" are "The cancer is back".... but it's happened. Again. My fantastic Dr. at the Mayo Clinic - Dr. Joon Uhm - has prescribed a new treatment, and I am hoping, this time, that "third time is a charm." Mondale was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004 and again last...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • (Nov. 1, 1984) Democrats (Mondale-Ferraro) Draw Crowd of 100,000

    10/26/2008 3:30:15 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 912+ views
    Democrats Draw Crowd of 100,000 In Garment District, Mondale Dresses Down 'Radical Preachers' NEW YORK, Nov. 1 -- In their last joint appearance before Election Day, Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine A. Ferraro drew an estimated 100,000 supporters to a Garment District rally where the Democratic candidates denounced the "radical preachers" and "extremists who control the Republican Party."
  • Al Franken, Mondale campaign in Austin, Mn [ Mondale: he reminds me of Paul Wellstone ]

    10/26/2008 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 548+ views
    KTTC TV ^ | Oct 25, 2008 | by Kerry Klatt
    AUSTIN, MN (KTTC TV) -- With just ten days to go before voters hit the polls, U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken hit the campaign trail today. Franken teamed up with former Vice President Walter Mondale as the two made their rounds around southern Minnesota. The duo rallied supporters in St. Paul before driving the bus down to Austin Franken and Mondale got off the bus and shook hands with supporters and signed plenty of autographs. Today marks the anniversay of Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone's death, and Mondale compared Franken's enthusiastic attitude to Wellstone's. Mondale says, "He's got the guts to...
  • He can’t win. He won’t win. It is over

    09/11/2008 5:55:32 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 196 replies · 821+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | September 11, 2008 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since February I have been saying that Barack Obama would get crushed in this year’s presidential election. … The signs of trouble for the Democrats have always been there… ….Today it is no longer “wishful thinking” or “proof you have been smoking something” to say John McCain will crush Barack Obama. ..here are the numbers that say it is over.. To win Obama must get these numbers with these groups: ..women, he needs at least plus 7. He is down 12. White males needs at least 36%. If he gets 30% he will be lucky Catholics: needs 50%. He is...
  • Mondale makes first appearance for Obama

    08/14/2008 3:34:33 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 170+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 8-14-08 | Bill Salisbury
    At his first public appearance for Barack Obama, former Vice President Walter Mondale today told a group of campaign volunteers they will confront "trash ads" and subtle racism aimed at the Democratic presidential candidate. During an event with about 50 seniors at Obama's state campaign headquarters in St. Paul, an audience member asked Mondale why the race between the Obama and Republican John McCain was so close when polls show a large majority of Americans are dissatisfied with GOP policies.
  • 1984 Newsweek Poll: Walter Mondale beating Ronald Reagan by 18 points

    06/25/2008 7:01:10 PM PDT · by maccaca · 35 replies · 705+ views
    There's a little gem of Newsweek's embarrasing polling history buried under the perpetual poll sucker Howard Fineman's latest piece. http://www.newsweek.com/id/143258/output/print But nothing like in 1984. That was the most embarrassing example of the latter kind of survey. It predates PSR but remains seared into our institutional memory. The day the Democratic convention ended in San Francisco in 1984, the Newsweek poll showed Walter Mondale 18 points ahead of President Ronald Reagan. Mondale ended up getting clobbered, 49 states to one. This is pretty good, can somebody dig out this poll? I'd love to see.
  • D'OH-bama's Mortgage Industry Mess

    06/10/2008 10:28:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 216+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If you're going to promise "new politics," it would probably be wise to eschew the same old Beltway cronies and insiders who have served presidential nominees of yore. And if you're going to attack political opponents for playing "textbook Washington games," it would probably be best not to play them yourself. If you do, you'll end up tongue-tied in front of the cameras, hung by your own holier-than-thou rhetoric and faced once again with the decision to throw another bad choice under the bus. Yes, Barack Obama, we're talking about you. Again. It's getting mighty crowded under that bus, isn't...
  • The ahistorical candidate

    06/07/2008 2:30:04 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 51+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, June 7, 2008 | By Paul Greenberg
    Barack Obama chose St. Paul, Minn., to stage his victory or at least near-victory rally Tuesday night. It was a good way to stick a thumb in John McCain's eye, since the Republicans have chosen to hold their national convention at the same arena. Yet he overlooked the historical connotations of that site. Beautiful downtown St. Paul is where Walter Mondale delivered his concession speech after one of the most lopsided defeats in the history of American presidential elections - Ronald Reagan's 49-state sweep in 1984.
  • Mondale stands by Clinton, calls for unity

    05/23/2008 5:08:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 74+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/08 | Albert Eisele
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale Wednesday called on Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) to settle their differences or risk losing the November election to the presumptive Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.). Mondale, who is a superdelegate, reiterated his support for Clinton, but said, “The question now is, How do we get the party united? We have to wait until the last primaries are over on June 3, but I just hope we can get through this with some unity and dignity.” Mondale, who made history as the Democratic nominee in 1984 by...
  • Obama: "I Will Raise Taxes"

    05/08/2008 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 250 replies · 432+ views
    townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    By Amanda Carpenter Thursday, May 8, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama flatly promised to raise taxes in a television interview Thursday afternoon. “I will raise CEO taxes,” Obama told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “If you’re a CEO in this country you’ll probably pay more taxes,” Obama said. Obama speculated his CEO tax rates “won’t be prohibitively high, you’ll pay roughly what you did in the 90’s when they were doing fine.” Obama also said he would eliminate the Bush tax cuts and install what he called a “middle class tax cut.” Blitzer asked Obama to define...
  • Mondale worried about super-delegate vote

    03/26/2008 12:20:51 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 36 replies · 1,347+ views
    KSTP.com - 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS ^ | Updated at: 03/25/2008 08:16:59 AM | Nicole Muehlhausen, Web Producer
    It seems as if Hillary Clinton can’t catch Barack Obama in pledged delegates or in the popular vote, meaning it could all come down to super-delegates. One of Minnesota’s most prominent super-delegates, Walter Mondale, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he’s worried that his party is headed for a ‘super-sized’ political disaster if a nominee isn't chosen before the Democratic National Convention. Mondale has attended Democratic National Conventions for nearly 50 years. He said he’s never seen anything like what’s happening in 2008. "I'm very frustrated by it," he said. Obama and Clinton will likely go into the 2008 convention with neither...
  • 3 A.M. Girl Wants Obama to Answer Call

    03/09/2008 9:33:20 PM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 22 replies · 1,082+ views
    abcnews ^ | March 9, 2008 | IMAEYEN IBANGA
    An image of an eight-year-old Knowles appears in the ad, shown sleeping soundly in bed. The Clinton campaign legally purchased the file footage of Knowles from Getty Images. Clinton's ad aimed to emphasize her experience and say she'd be a strong national security candidate. The ad was a play on a 1980s-era advertisement with a similar theme: if there was a middle-of-the-night national security emergency, who would you want to have answer the phone and deal with it? Ironically, though, the now-17-year-old Knowles would want Clinton rival Barack Obama to answer any important 3 a.m. calls coming into the White...
  • Caption this Photo: Hillary Clinton (At whom or what is looking?)

    11/18/2007 12:43:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies · 168+ views
    (AP Photo/Brian Ray) ^ | Nov. 4, 2007
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., looks down at the Mississippi river as she walks with former Vice President Walter Mondale along a bluff in Eagle Point Park before a campaign event Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Eagle Point Lodge in Clinton, Iowa. Mondale endorsed Clinton Sunday and said in a statement released by the campaign, 'America is ready for change, and Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to deliver it.' (AP Photo/Brian Ray)
  • Mondale Endorses (Hillary) Clinton for President

    11/04/2007 1:53:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies · 192+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 11-02-07 | Google News
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale is endorsing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, the Clinton campaign announced Sunday. "America is ready for change, and Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to deliver it," Mondale said in a statement released by the campaign. "Hillary is uniquely qualified to rebuild America's standing in the world and lead this nation from her first day in the White House." Mondale, a former U.S. senator from Minnesota, was vice president from 1977 to 1981 under President Carter. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, but lost to Ronald Reagan...
  • Mondale Endorses Clinton for President

    11/04/2007 12:43:12 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 61 replies · 219+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Vice President Walter Mondale is endorsing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, the Clinton campaign announced Sunday. "America is ready for change, and Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to deliver it," Mondale said in a statement released by the campaign. "Hillary is uniquely qualified to rebuild America's standing in the world and lead this nation from her first day in the White House." Mondale, a former U.S. senator from Minnesota, was vice president from 1977 to 1981 under President Carter. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, but lost to Ronald Reagan...
  • (Hennepin) County (MN) still waiting for Mondale's software (Walter's boy)

    10/06/2007 7:02:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies · 473+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/6/07 | Mike Kaszuba
    Three years ago, Ted Mondale's new company signed a $550,000 contract with Hennepin County to provide a computer software program that was supposed to revolutionize the way data from real estate records is made available over the Internet. The revolution is off to a slow start. Though the county has paid $314,000 to Nazca Solutions Inc., which Mondale cofounded as part of a career move from politics into technology, there is still no program ready for public use. Mondale had originally promised a finished product in six months and, following two years of tinkering, said it would be ready last...
  • Walter F. Mondale: The man behind the curtain (49 state loser speaks about Bush-Cheney)

    08/01/2007 8:58:35 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 23 replies · 304+ views
    T he Washington Post's recent series on Dick Cheney's vice presidency certainly got my attention. Having held that office myself over a quarter-century ago, I have more than a passing interest in its evolution from the backwater of American politics to the second most powerful position in our government. Almost all of that evolution, under presidents and vice presidents of both parties, has been positive -- until now. Under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, it has gone seriously off track. The founders created the vice presidency as a constitutional afterthought, solely to provide a president-in-reserve should the need arise....
  • Answering to No One (Former Veep Mondale Has Bad Case of Cheney Envy)

    07/29/2007 12:00:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies · 529+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Walter F. Mondale
    The Post's recent series on Dick Cheney's vice presidency certainly got my attention. SNIPBut it wasn't until Jimmy Carter assumed the presidency that the vice presidency took on a substantive role. Carter saw the office as an underused asset and set out to make the most of it. He gave me an office in the West Wing, unimpeded access to him and to the flow of information, and specific assignments at home and abroad. He asked me, as the only other nationally elected official, to be his adviser and partner on a range of issues.SNIP Our relationship depended on trust,...
  • Former US veep Mondale accuses Cheney of power grab

    07/29/2007 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 956+ views
    Former US veep Mondale accuses Cheney of power grab Jul 29 02:01 PM US/Eastern Vice President Dick Cheney has presided over an unprecedented power grab during his six years in the White House, former Vice President Walter Mondale wrote in a rare, scathing critique Sunday. Mondale, the former number two to Democratic President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s, in an opinion piece appearing Sunday in the Washington Post newspaper, fingered Cheney as the chief transgressor in a White House guilty of "great excess" and "exceeding its authority." He wrote that since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, "Cheney set...
  • (Walter) Mondale's boyhood home is on eBay

    02/16/2007 8:58:22 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 38 replies · 768+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 2/16/07 | John Reinan - Staff Reporter
    How much will someone pay for a humble, small-town home that sheltered a future senator, vice president and presidential candidate? Lorrie Krosch is hoping to find out. She is selling the boyhood home of Walter Mondale in Elmore, Minn., on eBay. Starting bid: $50,000. "When I bought it, it was so run-down it could have been knocked down," said Krosch, who bought the house at 208 E. Mondale St. in 2003 for $15,000. She spent more than three years refurbishing it, doing most of the work herself.