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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Friends, family and former colleagues paused before the flag-draped casket of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern on Thursday to pay tribute to the liberal Democrat who ran for president against Richard Nixon and lost and who...
Polls may show a hotly contested presidential election. But sales of Halloween masks of the candidates are already calling the race. President Obama masks have been outselling those of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 60% to 40% margin,...
EDITOR’S NOTE — Walter R. Mears, who reported on government and politics for The Associated Press in Washington for 40 years, covered George McGovern in the Senate and in his 1972 presidential campaign. By WALTER MEARS CHAPEL HILL, N.C....
Tags: Richard Nixon, Labor Day, Vietnam, White House, The Pentagon
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock...
The accomplishments of South Dakota's George McGovern cannot be overstated. Known nationally for his failed 1972 presidential campaign against Richard Nixon, McGovern had a long and storied career representing South Dakota from 1956 through 1981, in...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsVelma Beeman says she got the call while in church. "It was expected, because I had been forewarned by one of his friends that he was having a bad time," Beeman says. Former U.S. Arlen Spector was her classmate and high school friend. He died Sunday at...
Tags: Arlen Specter, Politics, Elections
CNNPHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
Call Harrisburg BureauIf Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen and chieftains...
A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney may achieve the nearly impossible: He may receive even less than the tiny 4 percent of the black vote that Sen. John McCain won four years ago. President Barack Obama holds a 4-point lead over Romney, his Republican...
Tags: George W. Bush, John McCain, Racism, Polls, Paul Ryan
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
Leonard PittsDear Mitt Romney: I was pleased to hear that you have accepted an invitation to speak in July before the 103rd convention of the NAACP in Houston. In anticipation of that event, I have taken the liberty of writing a speech for you. It's only a beginning,...
Bill PressWe know the Supreme Court. On December 12, 2000, it decided that George W. Bush would be the next president of the United States. On June 28, 2012, it decided that Barack Obama would be re-elected president of the United States. There's no escaping the...
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