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Today is Wednesday, March 16, the 75th day of 2005 with 290 to follow.
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Bush makes appeal to Democrats

VIENNA, Ohio, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush appealed for votes Tuesday from Democrats disaffected from what he called the party's left-wing tilt.

Analysis: No business like it

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- One of the leading campaign consultants in contemporary politics has hung out a shingle in Hollywood, adding to the long-running symbiotic relationship between politics and show business.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Tuesday, July 6, the 188th day of 2004 with 178 to follow.
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N.Y. Democrat files in solidly-GOP seat

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Today is Tuesday, March 16, the 76th day of 2004 with 290 to follow.
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Think tanks wrap-up-1

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NYC gets flak from 9/11 families, panel

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Think tanks wrap-up

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If only for his mercurial style and speaking voice, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan will be remembered as unique.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Peter Principles: A wise Irish rogue

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PETER ROFF, United Press International

Moynihan: Giant of the Senate

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The death of former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., Wednesday at the age of 76 removes one of the greatest, most productive and positive figures in modern
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Moynihan praised as intellectual statesman

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Congress reacted swiftly to the death of former New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died Wednesday at the age of 76 after a series of health problems left him hospitalized in Washington.

Former Sen. Moynihan dead at 76

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan, whose path to the U.S. Senate led him from near-poverty at childhood to academic heights at Harvard and key roles on the stage of world diplomacy, died Wednesday at the age of 76.
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan
WAP99011407 - 14 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-NY, grasps the arm of Patrick Leahy, D-VT, as they walk to the Senate Chamber for the start of the first day of proceedings in the impeachment trial of President Clinton. iw/Ian Wagreich UPI

Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times (in 1982, 1988, and 1994). He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Prior to his years in the Senate, Moynihan was the United States' ambassador to the United Nations and to India, and was a member of four successive presidential administrations, beginning with the administration of John F. Kennedy, and continuing through that of Gerald Ford.

Moynihan was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to New York City at the age of six. Brought up in a poor neighborhood, he shined shoes, attended various public, private, and parochial schools, and ultimately graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in Harlem. He was a parishioner of St. Raphael's Church (New York City), Hell's Kitchen / Clinton, and also cast his first vote in that church. He and his brother, Michael Willard Moynihan, spent most of their childhood summers at his grandfather's farm in Bluffton, Indiana. After high school, Moynihan worked as a longshoreman before entering City College of New York (CCNY), which at that time provided free higher education.

After a year at CCNY, he joined the United States Navy, receiving V-12 officer training at Tufts University, where he graduated with a B.A. He was on active duty from 1944 to 1947, last serving as gunnery officer of the USS Quirinus. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, also at Tufts. Moynihan then studied as a Fulbright fellow at the London School of Economics. Many years later, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Tufts.

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