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Stories tagged with political dynasties

Canada’s new political dynasty

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 20, 2015 at 12:50pm   |   0 Comments

If three generations a dynasty make, the Trudeaus now qualify.

In 2014, a political name isn’t necessarily enough

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 5, 2014 at 7:18am   |   0 Comments

The Republican wave carried over to presidential grandsons Tuesday night.

As one American political dynasty flickers out, another rekindles

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 4, 2013 at 7:57am   |   0 Comments

Kennedy clan, after a brief lull, is returning to the public sphere.

Rockefeller departure will end decades-long family run

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 3, 2013 at 8:11am   |   0 Comments

When Jay Rockefeller leaves the Senate at the end of next year, he’ll end 55 years of continuous public service by members of his family.

Fewer family ties in next Congress

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 23, 2012 at 9:58am   |   0 Comments

Legacies have a long tradition on Capitol Hill.

Bush v. Clinton round 2

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 9, 2012 at 7:42am   |   0 Comments

Nothing tantalizes the media more than the prospect of another Bush v. Clinton presidential campaign.

In the upper branches of Paul Ryan’s family tree: Democrats

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 12, 2012 at 11:04am   |   0 Comments

Not since Maria Shriver became first lady of California has there been such a prominent politically mixed marriage.

The Kean-Fish political dynasty

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 14, 2011 at 9:49am   |   0 Comments

We’re stepping away today from the current political scene to examine a dynasty that stretches from our lifetime to New Netherland.

2010 field crowded with political progeny

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 1, 2010 at 11:22am   |   1 Comments

How much value does the family name carry in this year’s elections?

Mitch Landrieu cements Louisiana family dynasty

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 15, 2010 at 11:35am   |   0 Comments

As the light of one American political dynasty dimmed last week, another shone more brightly.

Ranking America’s political dynasties

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 14, 2009 at 5:48am   |   6 Comments

Stephen Hess, a senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution, ranks America’s top political dynasties.

America’s ruling families

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 29, 2007 at 8:51am   |   1 Comments

We’ve come to expect political dynasties. They’re a fact of life in the U.S., perhaps even more than royal succession is in the modern UK.


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