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Trump picks climate-change denier to head EPA

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2016 at 11:22am   |   0 Comments

One can only imagine who the nominee might have been if Donald Trump had not met with Al Gore on Monday.

Al Gore’s complicated relationship with lobbyists

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 10, 2014 at 8:25am   |   0 Comments

One of Al Gore’s most oft-quoted opinions is on the excessive power of lobbyists.

Al Jazeera buys Current TV

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 2, 2013 at 7:13pm   |   0 Comments

Here’s dramatic evidence of the global economy: Al Gore’s cable network, Current TV, is being acquired by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera.

After the campaign, a seat in the board room

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 10, 2012 at 11:52am   |   0 Comments

It’s not at all unusual for failed presidential candidates to be invited onto Fortune 1000 boards.

Buffett and Gore on opposite sides of coal question

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 6, 2009 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

Two seemingly unrelated investment stories roused the press and the public this week.

The short hop between the Fortune 500 and Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 7, 2009 at 8:45am   |   0 Comments

The path between American business and Capitol Hill is usually marked by political contributions and lobbying expenses.

Clinton-Gore team together again

By A. James Memmott   |   August 5, 2009 at 12:52pm   |   0 Comments

Former President Bill Clinton’s extraordinary mission to North Korea that resulted in the freeing of two U.S. journalists marked a thaw in his relations with his former vice president, Al Gore.

Do ties between Apple, Google pose antitrust issues?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 6, 2009 at 8:45am   |   0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the relationships between technology stars Apple and Google to see if they might violate antitrust laws.

Does anti-trust nominee Varney have Google in her sights?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 20, 2009 at 10:24am   |   0 Comments

New legal challenges for search giant Google Inc. may be looming - and from chief executive Eric Schmidt’s new BFF Barack Obama, of all people.

Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 27, 2009 at 11:41am   |   0 Comments

He has few connections to Chicago or Cambridge. Nonetheless, Eric E. Schmidt, the chief executive of Google Inc. has emerged as one of the big winners of the 2008 presidential election.

Steve Jobs unveils new, cheaper iPhone

By Emily Morgan   |   June 9, 2008 at 5:09pm   |   0 Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a new, improved Apple iPhone today, with prices starting at $199 for the 8GB phone - less than half the price of the original model.

Polar opposites join forces to promote awareness of climate change

By John Decker   |   May 19, 2008 at 2:02pm   |   2 Comments

So, the Rev. Pat Roberson and the Rev. Al Sharpton are sitting on a couch…

It sounds like the setup line of a joke, but in reality the two are actually having a serious discussion about one topic they can agree upon - global climate change.

Josh Brolin brings new intelligence to the role of prez

By Emily Morgan   |   March 28, 2008 at 1:32pm   |   0 Comments

Casting has begun for Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W., which will tell the story of George W. Bush’s early years.

Ralph Nader declares again for president

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 24, 2008 at 2:58pm   |   1 Comments

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader declared Sunday on Meet the Press that he is running — again — for president.

The Politico said Nader’s third-party run would be a “huge boon” for Republicans in November.

The New York Times, however, pointed out that Nader received just .3 percent of the vote in his 2004 presidential bid, down considerably from the 2.7 percent he received as the Green Party candidate in 2000.

Al Gore remains neutral in Clinton-Obama battle

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 16, 2008 at 2:52pm   |   0 Comments

The campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have tried to get the endorsement of former Vice President Al Gore, but the Nobel Peace Prize winner is refusing to indicate a preference.

In fact, in the past week, Gore and Democratic party leaders have held private talks because some Democrats fear a bitterly divided convention could end up hurting the party in the general election, The New York Times reported Saturday.

How Democrats can lose the presidency

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 6, 2008 at 7:16am   |   1 Comments

Lawrence Haas isn’t the first to suggest that Democrats might blow a sure thing.

Yet Haas, vice president of the U.S.-based Committee on the Present Danger, offers a theory that goes well beyond the Democrats-always-shoot-themselves-in-the-foot school of thought.

He suggests that the party may lose the White House in 2008 because of its stance on national security.

Gore & Hyatt taking media company public

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 28, 2008 at 2:40pm   |   0 Comments

The media company co-founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt five years ago plans to go public.

Current Media, which operates a TV network and a web site aimed at young audiences, notified the SEC of its intentions today.

Al Gore takes job at Kleiner Perkins

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 12, 2007 at 2:21pm   |   1 Comments

Add another line to what has to be one of the greatest resumes of all time.

Al Gore is now a partner at Kleiner Perkins, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital company that has backed such web and technology giants as Google, Sun Microsystems and Amazon.

Rob Reiner packs political wallop

By A. James Memmott   |   November 11, 2007 at 8:57am   |   0 Comments

Not every candidate would welcome an endorsement from a guy known as “Meathead.”

But when that guy is Rob Reiner — Meathead in the 1970s television hit All in the Family — you take the endorsement and run.

Reiner, the 62-year-old actor, director, comedian and political activist, and one of the most connected people in Hollywood and Democratic politics, came out for Hillary Rodham Clinton in September.

You, too, could be a loser someday

By A. James Memmott   |   October 16, 2007 at 7:09am   |   0 Comments

The script has changed.

Pointing to Al Gore, parents throughout the country may be telling their children that if they study hard, lead good lives and not become president they could be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gore is the co-winner of this year’s Peace Prize for sounding the alarm on global warming. He shares the prize with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

While Gore may have fashioned a grand comeback, a look at the post-defeat careers of other recent unsuccessful presidential wannabes shows that there can be life, a good life at that, after losing. All have found things to do, sometimes lucrative things, and many have held elective office, most often in the U.S. Senate.

All have continued in public life and some have remained in politics, most especially in the U.S. Senate.


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