Latest Michael Dukakis Stories

2008-07-21 06:00:29

By Darrell Laurant, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Jul. 21--Like those whining cicadas that emerge every few summers to assault our eardums, the political ads are coming. Prepare yourself -- it's a presidential year. The vanguard has already crawled into our TV sets, in fact, and the onslaught is right around the corner. This year, as an added bonus, we'll get baloney in high-def. Jackson Browne, the pop artist who morphed into a dour political protest singer, once told us:...

2008-07-14 09:00:23

By JIM KUHNHENN By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA For more than three decades, the National Governors Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush. Not this time. With two senators as the presumed nominees of their respective parties, the governors have been consigned to the running-mate heap. There, along with others, they are being picked over...

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...

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