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March 4, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has shown the courage to put his anti-gun convictions ahead of his political aspirations ("Senate OKs bill to curb firearms," March 1). But he surely he must understand that this legislation, for which he is now responsible, will make him a toxic candidate for any future political office. James B. Astrachan, Baltimore
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March 4, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has shown the courage to put his anti-gun convictions ahead of his political aspirations ("Senate OKs bill to curb firearms," March 1). But he surely he must understand that this legislation, for which he is now responsible, will make him a toxic candidate for any future political office. James B. Astrachan, Baltimore
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Republican Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr.'s political future is in question after he drunkenly piloted a speedboat that collided with another vessel and sent six people — including four children — to the hospital, political observers said Friday. House Republican leaders in Annapolis issued a statement saying they are "troubled" by Dwyer's behavior, while House Speaker Michael E. Busch said the legislature's ethics committee would defer possible action until police are done investigating the accident.
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By Jules Witcover | February 3, 2013
It's said in politics that timing is everything, that success depends on picking the right time to make one's move. When Barack Obama decided in early 2007 to launch a presidential bid as a freshman U.S. senator at age 45, the naysayers wondered why he was in such a hurry. He proved them wrong. Three decades earlier, another young political comet named Jerry Brown, freshman governor of California at age 38, similarly had reached for the presidency in 1976. However, despite a late-surging campaign, he lost.
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By TRACY WILKINSON and TRACY WILKINSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 9, 2006
ROME -- He smiled down at the adoring crowd, flashing a row of teeth so white they could blind. As his fans chanted his name, waving red-and-green flags, Silvio Berlusconi demanded they follow him "across the river to freedom." They sang "Forza, Italia," or "Go, Italy," the name of his party, and jeered and hissed every time he mentioned the left-leaning opposition. "People would be masochistic not to vote for us," he said. And so Berlusconi, the prime minister of Italy, wrapped up one of his final campaign rallies at the Rome fairgrounds.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2011
Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, who as the wife of Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III eschewed the political pomp and circumstance of Annapolis for the fields and woods where she could hike, canoe and swim, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Laurel Regional Hospital. The Silver Spring resident was 91. Mathilde Boal was named for her paternal grandmother, who was related to Christopher Columbus. Her father, Pierre de Lagarde Boal, was an American diplomat who had served as ambassador to Nicaragua and Bolivia.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | December 2, 1990
The office is immaculate as always. Huge stacks of files are neatly arranged on the conference table. The only sign that anything might be amiss are the balloons. Once filled with helium, they have now fallen casually to the floor. Their "Best Wishes" message is still clearly visible.The fallen balloons seem somehow appropriate. For this is County Executive M. Elizabeth Bobo's office. And it is Friday, Nov. 30, her last day. She is closing, at least for now, a 14-year career in politics that began when she was appointed to the Board of Appeals in 1976.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 29, 1996
ATHENS, Greece -- Three months after his death, former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou has generated a blazing family feud that is being fought out in public with increasing bitterness.The source of the row is a will in which Papandreou left all his possessions to his second wife, former airline attendant Dimitra Liani, and told his four children that their inheritance was his good name.Papandreou's daughter, Sophia, and her husband, Theodore Katsanevas, have announced that they are bringing suit to challenge the will's validity.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2001
TALK OF AN O'Malley family political dynasty is on hold. Patrick O'Malley, the younger brother of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, finished a distant fourth last week in a field of five candidates in the rescheduled New York City primary. He was running for City Council in the 26th District in Queens. Martin O'Malley was heading to New York on the original primary day -- Sept. 11 -- to help his brother's campaign. The mayor turned back when he learned of the attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 6, 1996
WASHINGTON -- With a "full heart" and no regrets, a gracious, exceedingly composed Bob Dole faced the crumbling of his long-held presidential dreams last night -- a defeat that almost certainly marked the close of an illustrious political career."
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By Richard E. Vatz | January 14, 2013
One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although usually liberal in their basis, have included conservatives as well. The 1956 work itself is ideologically pretty balanced. The book, which I read decades ago and also very recently, concerns political courage, irrespective of political party or philosophy.
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By Dave Rosenthal | January 8, 2013
Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated by President Obama as defense secretary, his record is sure to be intensely scrutinized -- even more than it was when he was a senator. His past remarks on Israel and a gay man have already triggered some criticism. A couple of books provide a more detailed look at his political rise and his views. -- In " America: Our Next Chapter" (2008) by Hagel (with Peter Kaminsky), the then-senator offered a critique of the state of the nation, as well as proposals to put it "back onto the right path," according to the publisher's description.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
Why was Maryland Rep. Andy Harris singled out for not voting to provide additional aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy ("House approves additional Sandy aid," Jan. 4)? There were 66 other House members who also said no to the bill, but Mr. Harris was the only one identified. His decision showed his commitment to help curb government spending, which has gone haywire. This was no more than a poorly disguised attempt to end the political career of another true conservative. Mary Kollner, Baltimore
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November 2, 2012
Why did Thomas Schaller leave out John F. Kennedy as one of the rich and politically privileged presidents in his recent column on President Obama's humble origins ("The virtues of a president with humble origins," Oct. 31)? First, we know nothing about Mr. Obama's early life. Who paid for his education and financed his early political career? Second, most of our early presidents were well off and served out of a sense of duty as statesmen, not as professional politicians whose only job is to be re-elected.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Republican Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr.'s political future is in question after he drunkenly piloted a speedboat that collided with another vessel and sent six people — including four children — to the hospital, political observers said Friday. House Republican leaders in Annapolis issued a statement saying they are "troubled" by Dwyer's behavior, while House Speaker Michael E. Busch said the legislature's ethics committee would defer possible action until police are done investigating the accident.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, who has shifted his focus away from Maryland politics in recent months, will jump into the state's most high profile race of 2012 by headlining a fundraiser for Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett next week. The event will take place on Monday at a restaurant in Buckeystown, where Bartlett owns a farm, and tickets will run from $100 to $2,500. The fundraiser appears to be among the first overt signs of support the state Republican apparatus has offered Bartlett, who faces the toughest reelection of his political career in November.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Her voice is a surprise.First, because it is so deep and husky, older than her 41 years, the kind of voice that goes with a smoke and a Scotch, not a tailored, working-woman wardrobe and a perfect orb of camera-ready hair.But second, because it is so remarkably unfamiliar.After Bob Dole's four decades in public life, his repeated presidential campaigns and his just-capped career in Congress, his grown daughter, Robin, who has lived near him in the Washington area almost her entire life, has remained virtually unseen and unheard by the public.
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By DAN BERGER | March 6, 1992
That dirty Saddam better watch it. Especially in the two months preceding the American election.News is when a college does not raise tuition.Bob Kerrey is a bright young man. If he finds he likes a political career, he should check back in '96.Just when Yugoslavia is possibly ending one civil war, in Croatia, it is invited to start another, in Bosnia, and should respectfully decline.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Alfred J. Lipin, a former Anne Arundel County hardware store owner turned Democratic politician who served in both the House of Delegates and state Senate, died Friday of a heart attack at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa. The lifelong Glen Burnie resident was 92. He was born and raised in Pasadena at Lipin's Corner, where his parents owned and operated a combination grocery store and gas station. After graduating from Glen Burnie High School in 1938, he attended the University of Baltimore for three years.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Once upon a time, the New York Times, of all publications, declared Blaine R. Young's political career over. It was more than a decade ago, Frederick washing its hands over and over after an escort service scandal and the young alderman's name had been one of those discovered in the madam's black book. Wouldn't that prognosticator be surprised to hear that less than a decade later not only is Young back in politics, he's pondering a run to be Maryland's next governor. It was back in 2001 when Young's name was one of those uncovered in the so-called black book of Madam Angelika Potter's Corporate Affair escort service, a sex scandal that provided Frederick and the rest of the state with salacious gossip for much of the early 2000s.
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