GOP 2012 primary resembles Dems in 2003

GOP 2012 primary resembles Dems in 2003

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The changes in favorites among Republican U.S. 2012 presidential contenders is similar to those in the 2003 contest for Democratic hopefuls, Gallup said.
Pelosi: Becoming legendary House speaker

Pelosi: Becoming legendary House speaker

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Washington insiders are saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become the most powerful woman in U.S. political history.

U.S. Senate aide arrested: Underage sex

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate aide in Washington has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from what he thought was a 13-year-old boy in an FBI sting operation.

Gephardt poised to join Goldman Sachs

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt is headed to Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs, an investment-banking firm, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Kerry asked to give back Senate salary

BOSTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The National Taxpayers Union wants former Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, D-Mass., to return $91,000 in Senate pay for days he missed votes.

Bottom Line: Fed-less, Treasury-less, $

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- America's dollar continued its slide against currencies and gold this week, the one market vote of no confidence in the wake of President Bush's "51 percent man

NPC to enshire Post's Kerry Veep flub

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A copy of the New York Post that predicted wrongly that Dick Gephardt would be John F. Kerry's running mate will be immortalized at the National Press Club.

N.Y. Post apologizes for 'scoop' on Kerry

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- The New York Post Wednesday apologized for its "scoop" that erroneously said Democrat John Kerry picked Dick Gephardt as his presidential running mate.

Gephardt praises choice of Edwards

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., endorsed John F. Kerry's selection Tuesday of Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., to fill out his ticket.

Kerry VP announcement nears

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., is near to announcing his choice for a running mate, MSNBC reported Monday.

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Report: Kerry within week of VP decision

BOSTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Presumed U.S. Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry could announce his vice presidential choice as soon as next week, the Boston Globe reported.

Poll: Edwards favorite Kerry running mate

ATLANTA, June 30 (UPI) -- Of five possible running mates, the majority of U.S. voters believe Democratic Sen. John Edwards would be the best running mate for Sen. John Kerry.

Gephardt's daughter announces candidacy

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Chrissy Gephardt, the daughter of former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., said Tuesday she is announcing a reality presidential candidacy.

Gay rights group hires Chrissy Gephardt

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- An effort to get gay, bisexual and transgender U.S. Democrats to vote will reportedly be led be the daughter of former presidential candidate Dick Gephardt.
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Dick Gephardt
Jane Gephardt, wife of democratic presidential candidate Dick Gephardt claps with approval as her husband speaks at a fund raiser at the Renaissance Savery Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa on January 18, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Richard Andrew "Dick" Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is a former prominent American politician of the Democratic Party. Gephardt served as a U.S. Representative from Missouri from January 3, 1977, until January 3, 2005, serving as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995, and as Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. He also ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004. Gephardt was mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee in 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

Since his retirement from politics, he has been working as a senior counsel at the global law firm DLA Piper and is also an active consultant for Goldman Sachs.

Gephardt was born into a working-class family in St. Louis, Missouri, to Louis Andrew Gephardt, a Teamster milkman, and Loreen Estelle Cassell; part of his ancestry is German. He graduated from the former Southwest High School in 1958. Gephardt is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He earned his B.S. at Northwestern University in 1962 where he was president of Beta Theta Pi, the student senate, and his freshman class. He earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School in 1965.

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