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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
By United Press International

Former VP Walter Mondale recovering after heart surgery

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, whose wife died this month, was recovering after heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic, hospital officials say.
Bill Clinton: Joan Mondale was a 'singular American'

Bill Clinton: Joan Mondale was a 'singular American'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton joined a chorus of past and current leaders remembering Joan Mondale, the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Gabrielle Levy
Joan Mondale, wife of former vice president, dies

Joan Mondale, wife of former vice president, dies

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Joan Mondale, the wife of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale known for her advocacy of the arts, died Monday in a Minneapolis hospice, her family said.

Joan Mondale, wife of former vice president, enters hospice

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Joan Mondale, wife of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, has entered hospice care with her family saying Sunday her time was running short.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama eulogizes Tom Foley at Capitol memorial service

Obama eulogizes Tom Foley at Capitol memorial service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- President Obama eulogized former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley Tuesday as a hard worker with "deep integrity" and a "powerful intellect."

Former President Jimmy Carter adviser Bert Lance dies

CALHOUN, Ga., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Bert Lance, Jimmy Carter's close friend and adviser who faced bank fraud accusations, has died, the former president confirmed. He was 82.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 19, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The Issue: Ex-VP Mondale: FISA needs overhaul

The use of unmanned aircraft to carry out targeted killings is attractive because few U.S. lives are at risk, but increased use of unmanned aircraft to carry out targeted killing because few U.S. lives are at risk could lead U.S. decision-makers down a slippery slope.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Max Kampelman, lawyer and diplomat, dies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday praised the late Ambassador Max Kampelman as a champion of human rights and a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Letterman reads 'October Surprises' Top 10

Letterman reads 'October Surprises' Top 10

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- David Letterman poked fun at election season on "Late Show" in New York by reading a Top 10 list called "Lame October Surprises."
McGovern called man of convictions

McGovern called man of convictions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama led the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern, who died Sunday at the age of 90.
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Reagan-Mondale Debate: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Democratic challenger Walter Mondale face off at their Louisville, KY, debate on October 10, 1984. (UPI/Files)
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Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981), under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United States Senator for Minnesota (1964–1976). He was the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in the United States presidential election of 1984.

Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951. He then served in the US Army in the Korean War before earning a law degree in 1956. He married Joan Adams in 1955. Working as a lawyer in Minneapolis, Mondale was elected to the position of attorney general in 1960. He was appointed US Senator in late 1964 as a member of the Democratic Party upon the resignation of Hubert Humphrey, and held that post until 1976. In the Senate, he supported open housing, tax reform and the desegregation of schools. He opposed United States involvement in the Vietnam War.

In 1976, Carter, the Democratic presidential nominee, chose Mondale as his vice presidential running mate in the forthcoming election. The Carter/Mondale ticket defeated incumbent president Gerald Ford. Carter and Mondale's time in office was marred by a worsening economy, and although both were renominated by the Democratic Party, they lost the 1980 election to Republican Ronald Reagan.

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