I was a bit alarmed last week to discover that after Trump’s diatribe in Phoenix, Mondale — usually an oasis of calm analysis — was reeling from the speech.
Today’s active veeps are a far cry from what the first occupant described as “the most insignificant Office that ever the Invention of Man contrived.”
The day came with a heaping serving of nostalgia for a time when progressives stood on principle and told the truth, political consequences be damned.
Minnesota DFLers remained the party’s Jefferson-Jackson event years ago.
A year after losing his wife, three years after losing his daughter, former Vice President Walter Mondale presses on.
A leading member of the Church Committee of the mid-1970s, Mondale says the latest Senate report “reasserted the idea that America is determined to work within the law.”
Mondale was a member of the Church Committee, which issued a famous report in 1976, and also chair of its task force on domestic spying activities.
Republicans will have a good 2014, then Democrats in 2016, Trippi says.
In a talk at the University of Minnesota, Ornstein says the political climate is a “threat to the overall fabric of American democracy and society.”
Contentiousness and foot-dragging can pay off in a better outcome — not the best engineering solution perhaps, but something that really works.
The former vice president held the job for nearly four years under President Bill Clinton.
Walter Mondale didn’t exactly steal the show at the swearing-in of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug. Or maybe he did.
The New York Times reporter, speaking in Minneapolis, describes the growing practice.
Gov. Dayton, former Vice President Mondale and other friends and family gathered recently to honor the former Minnesota governor.
WASHINGTON — But reading between the lines, they joined fellow reformers in wishing the new rules had been bolder.
The former vice president warns: “I don’t want to see a majority-rule Senate.”
WASHINGTON — Senate leader Harry Reid has opened up to reforming the filibuster, something long supported by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.
“It was difficult, but I’m glad I did what I did,” he said of stepping in as the last-minute replacement candidate. Days later, his campaign ended in narrow defeat.
The anti-war South Dakota senator, who died Sunday, took on Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and later, Walter Mondale in presidential politics.
DULUTH, Minn. — The 68-year-old former congressman is the most liberal DFLer on the ballot next week.