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Topic - Tom Foley
Questioning whether a man such as the late Tom Foley could exist in today's bitterly divided Congress, President Obama on Tuesday took a shot at the media and the gerrymandering of congressional districts during a memorial speech for the former House speaker, who died earlier this month.
Former House Speaker Tom Foley died Friday at the age of 84.
Your editorial "Boondoggling in Never-Never Land" (Tuesday) overlooks the fact that the proposed nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada was a creation of political shenanigans and boondoggling from the beginning.
More than 16 years after he fled Boston, former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of participating in 19 murders and committing a host of other crimes dating back to the 1970s.
Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, conceded to Democrat Dan Malloy on Monday despite calls by the state GOP for an investigation into the voting process in the state's largest city.
Battered Democrats claimed a couple of consolation prizes Thursday from the midterm elections, as their candidates hung on for cliffhanger wins in Illinois and Washington state while nearly a dozen other races were still to be decided.
The three candidates for governor say state government does too little to promote tourism business and jobs.
The big political bull's-eye on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's back isn't keeping her from campaigning for Democratic candidates in several states, even if she avoids some of the most conservative regions.
When Western communist sympathizer Lincoln Steffens returned from the Soviet Union in 1921, he infamously proclaimed, "I have seen the future - and it works."
"This is predicted to get that bad," he said.
Retired state police Col. Tom Foley was in court and said seeing Mr. Bulger in that fashion brought him "a little bit of relief."