Mondale blasts McCain's VP pick

Mondale blasts McCain's VP pick

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale said Wednesday Republican presidential contender John McCain might have made a hasty vice presidential pick.
McCain, Palin vow to shake up Washington

McCain, Palin vow to shake up Washington

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The following are remarks made Friday by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, during a campaign event in Dayton, Ohio.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Who did presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois choose as his running mate? Was it Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware or Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius? Or will it be some surprise dark horse?

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WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama's likely nomination as the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate has created all sorts of buzz because of his ethnicity, observers say.

Randi Rhodes returns to WJNO-AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. talk radio personality Randi Rhodes has returned to her former stomping grounds at WJNO-AM 1290 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Radio's Randi Rhodes suspended for remarks

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Air America has suspended radio talk show host Randi Rhodes for making "abusive" remarks about Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro, the U.S. network said.
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Ferraro bristles at Wright comparison

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Geraldine Ferraro is upset at Sen. Barack Obama's comparison of her recent comments to those of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Transcript of Obama speech on race

Transcript of Obama speech on race

PHILADELPHIA, March 18 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, in Philadelphia, Tuesday delivered a speech on race relations in the United States.

Racial tensions embroil Democratic race

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Race has emerged as a major issue in the Democratic presidential race, a report said Wednesday.

Ferraro leaves Clinton campaign

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Ex-New York congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro said Wednesday she is leaving Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign over remarks she made about Barack Obama.

Clinton to get support from Mondale?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A Washington newspaper said former Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale planned to endorse Sen. Hillary Clinton’s bid for White House.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2007.
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Geraldine Ferraro
Susan Sarandon and Geraldine Ferraro arrive at the WE Vote '08, a campaign that looks to register over one million women to vote in the 2008 election, held at Tenjune in New York on November 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Geraldine Anne Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011) was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party.

Ferraro grew up in New York City and became a teacher and lawyer. She joined the Queens County District Attorney's Office in 1974, where she headed the new Special Victims Bureau that dealt with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. She was elected to the House in 1978, where she rose rapidly in the party hierarchy while focusing on legislation to bring equity for women in the areas of wages, pensions, and retirement plans. In 1984, former Vice President and presidential candidate Walter Mondale selected Ferraro to be his running mate in the upcoming election. In doing so she became the only Italian American to be a major-party national nominee in addition to being the first woman. The positive polling the Mondale-Ferraro ticket received when she joined faded as questions about her and her husband's finances arose. In the general election, Mondale and Ferraro were defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush.

Ferraro ran campaigns for a seat in the United States Senate from New York in 1992 and 1998, both times starting as the front-runner for her party's nomination before losing in the primary election. She served as a United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1993 until 1996, in the presidential administration of Bill Clinton. She also continued her career as a journalist, author, and businesswoman, and served in the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ferraro died on March 26, 2011, from multiple myeloma, 12 years after being diagnosed.

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