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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 26, 2012.
By United Press International
Gingrich gets own 'Late Show' Top 10

Gingrich gets own 'Late Show' Top 10

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman dedicated a "Late Show" Top 10 list to U.S. presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
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.
Mondale: Gingrich comments 'despicable'

Mondale: Gingrich comments 'despicable'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale Tuesday ripped into former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, saying his comments about the president were "despicable."

Landmark desegregation case judge dies

DULUTH, Minn., June 23 (UPI) -- Gerald W. Heaney, a federal appeals court judge who handed down landmark school desegregation decisions in a 40-year judicial career, has died.
Biden defends Obama's busy slate

Biden defends Obama's busy slate

EDINA, Minn., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, featured guest at a Minnesota fundraiser, defended President Obama's busy schedule.
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.

Obama secretly searches for running mate

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Campaign officials for Sen. Barack Obama, the likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee, are secretly looking for a running mate, party officials said.
Obama said opening hunt for running mate

Obama said opening hunt for running mate

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is reported quietly looking for a running mate, CNN said Thursday.

Thompson Files: Rolling back Reagan

ARLINGTON, Va., April 24 (UPI) -- Remember the Reagan Revolution? It's over. For 30 years the political system has been dismantling the burden of taxes and regulations imposed on the economy by the New Deal.
LOREN B. THOMPSON
Eleanor Mondale: My cancer's back

Eleanor Mondale: My cancer's back

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, Thursday said she was shocked to learn her brain cancer had returned.
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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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