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2010-10-12 11:30:00

Also to Speak: Former Vice President Dan Quayle and Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, October 14th, Hudson Institute will honor Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels with the Herman Kahn Award. Former Vice President and Hudson Honorary Trustee Dan Quayle will present Daniels with the Institute's prestigious Kahn award for his distinguished career in public office. Also speaking at the Willard InterContinental Hotel event will be...

2008-09-11 06:00:25

By Martha T. Moore Nearly two weeks after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sits down today for her first talk without a script. Since Palin made her debut Aug. 29, the Republican vice presidential nominee has not taken questions from voters or from news reporters. On Sunday, the McCain campaign announced she would give interviews today and Friday to ABC anchorman Charles Gibson. The first segment will air at 6:30 p.m. ET on the network's evening...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

This is the season of the child bride. All summer long, NBC's grotesque "Baby Borrowers" has been forcing pairs of teens to play house, acting as ill-equipped surrogate parents to a variety of noxious charges. ABC Family has its biggest hit ever with "The Secret Life of an American Teenager" about a 15-year-old naif who gets pregnant. Saturday night, MTV's "Engaged & Underage" (the series title says it all) presents the live wedding of two Georgia teenagers in a televised ceremony in...

2006-05-23 12:13:33

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 1988, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, a family spokesman said. Bentsen's tall stature and southern drawl gave him a gentlemanly air, but the Texas Democrat is perhaps best known for his verbal ferocity in denouncing his 1988 Republican opponent, Sen. Dan Quayle, as "no Jack Kennedy." Bentsen had been in ill health since suffering two strokes in...

2006-05-23 10:46:54

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Lloyd Bentsen, a former U.S. senator, Treasury secretary and 1988 vice presidential candidate, died at the age of 85 in Houston, Texas, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Bentsen, a moderate, pro-business Democrat, chaired the powerful Senate Finance Committee from 1987 through 1992. When Bill Clinton became president the following year, Bentsen was tapped to be his Treasury secretary. But it was a quip made during a 1988 debate with then-vice presidential...

2005-07-06 15:53:39

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Stockdale, who led a prisoner-of-war underground in North Vietnam and later ran for vice president on H. Ross Perot's third-party ticket, has died at age 81. Stockdale, who had been battling Alzheimer's disease, died on Tuesday at his home in Coronado, California, the Navy said. A Navy pilot who commanded an aircraft carrier air group during the Vietnam War, Stockdale was shot down in September 1965 while leading an airstrike on...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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