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Stories tagged with John Kerry

Small think tank has multiple ties to White House, Congress

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 21, 2013 at 8:43am   |   0 Comments

The American Security Project’s connections to the White House couldn’t go much higher.

The Kerry brothers, both members of Obama cabinet

By Muckety   |   June 20, 2013 at 10:25am   |   0 Comments

An historic, if temporary, promotion occurred in the Obama administration this month with little fanfare.

Kerry finally sinks the Swift Boaters

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 30, 2013 at 5:34am   |   0 Comments

Long after the Swift Boaters helped torpedo his bid for the presidency in 2004, John Kerry was answering their claims.

Obama nominates Hagel, another Vietnam vet, for cabinet

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 7, 2013 at 1:22pm   |   0 Comments

The new year brings major generational shifts among veterans holding national office.

Brookings and State

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 26, 2012 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

No matter who the nominee is for State Department, the Brookings Institution is likely to have skin in the game.

Kerry’s finances unlikely to draw same scrutiny as Clinton’s

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 25, 2012 at 3:58pm   |   0 Comments

Like the current secretary of State, John Heinz belongs to a family connected to millions of dollars in nonprofit activities.

Kerry named for secretary of State

By Muckety   |   December 21, 2012 at 1:40pm   |   0 Comments

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he would nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State.

Kerry wouldn’t be the first secretary of state in his family

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 14, 2012 at 7:26am   |   0 Comments

Should Sen. John Kerry become the next secretary of State, now that Susan Rice has removed her name from consideration, he will not be the first person in his extended family to hold the office.

Latest minority group dissed by GOP: Veterans

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 5, 2012 at 10:30am   |   0 Comments

Bob Dole, 1976 Republican presidential nominee, former Senate majority leader and World War II veteran, visited the Senate Tuesday to support ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.

Two famous political names pair up at financial firm

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 24, 2011 at 9:13am   |   0 Comments

When it comes to career advancement, being the offspring of a prominent national politician has its advantages.

Lawsuit against Skull and Bones renews mystery about Geronimo’s remains

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 19, 2009 at 10:05am   |   1 Comments

The descendants of Geronimo, the Apache chief whose skull is rumored to be part of the rituals of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society, filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding the return of their ancestor’s remains.

Former rivals consider Hillary Rodham Clinton for State

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 13, 2009 at 11:10am   |   0 Comments

You could call it a field of dashed dreams. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which convened today to consider Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state, is an object lesson on the soaring ambitions of America’s top politicians - and the often deflated realities of their achievements.

Pelosi sees no problem in her Boone Pickens investment

By Gary Jacobson   |   August 25, 2008 at 7:06pm   |   0 Comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, defended her investment in T. Boone Pickens’ Clean Energy Fuels Corp. during an appearance Sunday on Meet the Press by saying she is investing in something she believes in.

NY cardinal admonishes Giuliani for taking communion

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 29, 2008 at 11:35am   |   0 Comments

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani should not have received communion during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit because the former presidential candidate supports abortion rights, New York Cardinal Edward Egan said Monday.

Abortion-rights supporters Kerry, Pelosi take communion at papal Mass

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 17, 2008 at 5:18pm   |   0 Comments

They described it an act of faith, rather than of defiance.

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.

Perks abound at Perkins Coie

By A. James Memmott   |   November 29, 2007 at 9:44am   |   0 Comments

The story on Thanksgiving Day began bravely (ironically?) with five simple words: “Even lawyers need a hug.”

But if they’re a recent law school graduate already making well over $100,000 a year do they also need free milkshakes brought to their desks?

The “happiness committee” at the Washington office of the law firm Perkins Coie has answered that question in the affirmative, according to The New York Times.

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.

JibJab tries to animate the campaign

By A. James Memmott   |   October 18, 2007 at 7:05am   |   0 Comments

What’s so funny about the 2008 presidential race?

Not much so far, unless you count Rudy Giuliani taking a cell phone call from his wife while he was giving a speech to members of the National Rifle Association, a moment that became a YouTube hit.

But, take heart; JibJab.com is back and making fun of the scary side of politics.

JibJab, you may remember, is the Internet humor site that produced the flash animation video, This Land is Your Land for the 2004 presidential race.

The video established the JibJab brand and significantly improved its fortunes.

The This Land video featured singing heads of George W. Bush and John Kerry dissing each other to the tune of the Woody Guthrie song.

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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