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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Friends, family say goodbye to Ferraro

Friends, family say goodbye to Ferraro

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Friends and family said farewell to trailblazing politician Geraldine Ferraro during a private funeral service in New York Thursday.
Pioneering Rep. Geraldine Ferraro dies

Pioneering Rep. Geraldine Ferraro dies

BOSTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Geraldine Ferraro, who broke new ground as Walter Mondale's running mate in the 1984 U.S. presidential election, died Saturday of multiple myeloma. She was 75.

Reps. call Kennedy 'celebrity' candidate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat Caroline Kennedy isn't qualified to be one of New York's U.S. senators, one of the state's leading Republicans said Sunday.
Republicans still in denial as wilderness years stretch ahead

Republicans still in denial as wilderness years stretch ahead

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- What is next for the Republican Party after its historic whipping Tuesday? Try four years of denial.
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Study: Media treat Ferraro, Palin the same

Study: Media treat Ferraro, Palin the same

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro doesn't have much in common with GOP nominee Sarah Palin -- except media coverage, a researcher says.
Clinton would back women sharing her views

Clinton would back women sharing her views

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says she'd like to see a woman running the United States, but that person must be be someone who shares her views and policies.
Biden-Palin debate set ratings record

Biden-Palin debate set ratings record

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The vice presidential debate in St. Louis between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Sarah Palin drew more than 70 million viewers, ratings indicate.
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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)
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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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