Politician – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:46:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://dawnforgovernor.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png Politician – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ 32 32 South Korea’s ruling party names maverick politician in race https://dawnforgovernor.org/south-koreas-ruling-party-names-maverick-politician-in-race/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 11:22:34 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/south-koreas-ruling-party-names-maverick-politician-in-race/ SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The ruling Liberal Party in South Korea nominated its candidate for next year’s presidential elections on Sunday, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who is currently the frontrunner of the race. Lee Jae-myung’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate comes despite efforts by rivals to portray […]]]>

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The ruling Liberal Party in South Korea nominated its candidate for next year’s presidential elections on Sunday, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who is currently the frontrunner of the race.

Lee Jae-myung’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate comes despite efforts by rivals to portray him as a dangerous populist and tie him to a snowballing real estate scandal.

Lee pledged to fight economic inequality, introduce a universal basic income and resume reconciliation projects with North Korea.

In his acceptance speech, Lee bowed deeply on several occasions and said he wanted to launch what he called a public appeal to “eliminate injustice, inequality and corruption” and take other action. radical reform.

“I would hold back the excessive desires of the strong and protect the lives of the weak. I would protect jobs, incomes and the well-being of people, ”said Lee.

Party officials said Lee garnered around 50.3% of all votes cast during the race, beating three challengers in a party primary that ended on Sunday.

Lee, 56, is the governor of South Korea’s most populous Gyeonggi province which surrounds the capital Seoul. He is known as a tough-talking liberal who has carved out an image of a dissenting personality. He is also famous for his self-taught success story working as a boy as a factory worker, a period that left him with a handicap in his arm, before making his way to school and passing the examining the country’s notoriously difficult bar to work as a human rights lawyer.

Before becoming governor in 2018, Lee served as mayor of Seongnam, a town inside Geyonggi, for eight years. Previously a political underdog, he rose sharply amid public anger over an explosive corruption scandal in 2016-17 that ultimately led to the ouster of Conservative President Park Geun-hye.

Lee said that if elected, he would focus on alleviating the economic polarization and deep-rooted inequalities in South Korea which he says cause other social problems, as well as hamper economic growth in South Korea. South Korea.

Some of his campaign actions and engagements have drawn accusations from critics that they are ideas driven by populism. Among them, it provided a COVID-19 relief fund to all residents of Gyeonggi, contrary to the central government’s decision to give this money to only 88% of the country’s population; a pledge to adopt a universal basic income to give all citizens at least 1 million won ($ 840) each year; and an incentive not to charge tolls for cars over a bridge in Gyeonggi.

Lee has also faced a growing political offensive from his opponents over a questionable real estate development project in Seongnam that was started while he was mayor there. A former senior city official has been arrested in the wake of the scandal. A small asset management company and its subsidiaries made huge profits from the project and suspicion exists of possible corrupt links between them, city officials and other prominent figures.

The election on March 9 next year is likely to be a two-way street between Lee and whoever wins the nomination of the main conservative opposition People Power Party in November. The most recent polls put Lee ahead of one of two main Tory presidential hopefuls, although some have indicated they are in a neck-and-neck competition.

The election aims to find a successor to current President Moon Jae-in, a Democratic Party member whose only five-year term has been marked by dramatic ups and downs in relations with North Korea, a worsening conservative-liberal divide at home and various economic woes.

Regarding North Korea, Lee said he would adopt a policy of appeasement similar to Moon’s. He said he would seek relief from international sanctions against the North to resume stalled inter-Korean cooperation projects. To resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, Lee said he would propose that each of North Korea’s denuclearization steps be accompanied by a relaxation of sanctions that can be reinstated if the North does not meet its disarmament commitments. .

These proposals were not something new and it is not clear whether they could be realized. The United States said the sanctions will remain in place unless North Korea takes concrete steps towards denuclearization.


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Maine politician allegedly pointed gun at staff during discussion of cryptocurrencies and COVID-19 remedies https://dawnforgovernor.org/maine-politician-allegedly-pointed-gun-at-staff-during-discussion-of-cryptocurrencies-and-covid-19-remedies/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:00:20 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/maine-politician-allegedly-pointed-gun-at-staff-during-discussion-of-cryptocurrencies-and-covid-19-remedies/ Maine politician who unsuccessfully ran for the United States Senate in 2020 is accused of pointing a gun at former campaign staff after discussion of cryptocurrency and COVID-19 remedies , according to court documents. . Staff began working with Linn in 2018 for a Senate campaign. Linn was removed from the Republican primary ballot when […]]]>

Maine politician who unsuccessfully ran for the United States Senate in 2020 is accused of pointing a gun at former campaign staff after discussion of cryptocurrency and COVID-19 remedies , according to court documents. .

Staff began working with Linn in 2018 for a Senate campaign. Linn was removed from the Republican primary ballot when he admitted to using fraudulent nomination signatures. McDonald’s also contributed to the failure of the politician’s candidacy last year, in which he won 1.6% of the vote.

Max Linn has denied the allegations of his former assistant Matt McDonald.

According to a request for a harassment protection order filed by McDonald’s on Wednesday, their relationship began to deteriorate earlier this year.

Upon Linn’s return, he told McDonald’s he wanted to use the cryptocurrency to buy the country’s drugs that were not properly linked to the COVID-19 cure. McDonald opposed Linn’s idea.

Court documents indicate that Linn donated money to McDonald’s in 2021 to invest in cryptocurrency on his behalf. The politician later traveled to Indonesia with his wife for several months.

A Maine politician has been accused of pointing a gun at former campaign staff after a dispute over cryptocurrency and COVID-19 recovery, court documents show. Photo of a customer purchasing a pistol at the Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois
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At the end of the summer, former colleagues gathered in Bar Harbor, Maine to rectify the situation. However, during the meeting, Linn pointed a handgun at McDonald’s, court documents show. He said he had spent the last month ensuring the safety of his family and was advised to take police protective measures.

“I went to court because I thought my family might be in danger,” McDonald told Bangor Daily News.

Steve Juskewitch, the lawyer representing Linn, denied McDonald’s claims that his client wanted to use the money to buy drugs and Linn threatened the former shooter. Juskewitch confirmed that Linn gave McDonald’s $ 225,000 to invest in cryptocurrency.
The attorney said McDonald’s allegations against his client were “pure fabrication to distract from the cryptocurrency dispute.” He added that he has been working to secure a deal with McDonald’s in recent days to move access, but nothing has been agreed, according to Bangor Daily News. Linn, a retired financial planner, ran for several public office in Florida, including a campaign for governor in 2006 as a Reform Party candidate. He made headlines that year for a plane landing on Interstate 4 in Orlando.

In 2018, Linn entered politics in Maine as Trump’s Republican expectantly. He qualified for the ballot first, but a challenger’s campaign raised concerns that Linn was using the signatures of those who died or those who never signed for him on the nomination petition. Ahead of the election, Linn identified several signatures on the petition as fraudulent, but was unsure who was responsible and pulled him out of the race.

Linn ran as an independent two years later and was last found behind the senator. During the campaign, Linn drew attention by refusing to answer questions in the debate. A judge granted McDonald’s an interim protection order and did not allow Linn to contact or approach his former colleague. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 17 in Hancock County District Court.

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Maine politician allegedly pointed gun at staff member in dispute over crypto, COVID Meds https://dawnforgovernor.org/maine-politician-allegedly-pointed-gun-at-staff-member-in-dispute-over-crypto-covid-meds/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 02:55:30 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/maine-politician-allegedly-pointed-gun-at-staff-member-in-dispute-over-crypto-covid-meds/ Maine politician who unsuccessfully ran for the US Senate in 2020 is accused of pointing a gun at a former campaign staff member after an argument over cryptocurrency and COVID-19 remedies, according to reports court documents. Max Linn has denied the allegations of his former assistant Matt McDonald. The staff member started working with Linn […]]]>

Maine politician who unsuccessfully ran for the US Senate in 2020 is accused of pointing a gun at a former campaign staff member after an argument over cryptocurrency and COVID-19 remedies, according to reports court documents.

Max Linn has denied the allegations of his former assistant Matt McDonald.

The staff member started working with Linn in 2018 for a Senate campaign. Linn was removed from the Republican primary ballot when he admitted to using fraudulent nomination signatures. McDonald’s also contributed to the failure of the politician’s candidacy last year, where he won 1.6 percent of the vote.

According to a request for a harassment protection order filed by McDonald’s on Wednesday, their relationship began to deteriorate earlier this year.

Court documents allege Linn donated money to McDonald’s in 2021 to invest in cryptocurrency on his behalf. The politician then traveled to Indonesia with his wife for a few months.

Upon Linn’s return, he told McDonald’s he wanted to use the cryptocurrency to buy the country’s drugs that are wrongly attributed to the recovery from COVID-19. McDonald opposed Linn’s idea.

A politician in Maine is accused of pointing a gun at a former campaign staff member after an argument over cryptocurrency and COVID-19 cures, court documents show. In the photo, a customer purchases a pistol at the Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois
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At the end of the summer, the former colleagues met in Bar Harbor, Maine, to rectify the situation. However, during the meeting, Linn allegedly pointed a handgun at McDonald’s, according to court documents. He said he had spent the past month ensuring the safety of his family and was advised to continue with the police protection order.

“I went to court because I think my family might be in danger,” McDonald told the Bangor Daily News.

Steve Juskewitch, the lawyer representing Linn, denied McDonald’s claims that his client wanted to use the money to buy drugs and that Linn threatened the former staff member with a gun. Juskewitch confirmed that Linn gave McDonald’s $ 225,000 to invest in cryptocurrency.

The lawyer said McDonald’s allegations against his client are “pure fabrication to distract from the cryptocurrency dispute.” He added that he has been working to strike a deal with McDonald’s in recent days to transfer access, but nothing has been agreed, according to the Bangor Daily News.

Linn, a retired financial planner, ran for several public office in Florida, including a campaign for governor in 2006 as a Reform Party candidate. He made headlines that year for landing a plane on Interstate 4 in Orlando.

In 2018, Linn entered politics in Maine as a pro-Trump Republican prospect. He qualified for the ballot first, but a challenger’s campaign raised concerns that Linn was using the signatures of those who died or those who never signed for him on the nomination petition.

Ahead of the election, Linn admitted that several signatures on the petition were fraudulent, but he didn’t know who was responsible and he was taken out of the race.

Linn ran as independent two years later and finished last behind Senator Susan Collins, Democrat Sara Gideon and Independent Lisa Savage with less than 2% of the vote. During the campaign, Linn drew attention for refusing to answer questions in the debate.

A judge has granted McDonald’s a temporary protection order and Linn is not allowed to contact or approach his former colleague. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 17 in Hancock County District Court.


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Rising politician pushes for rebirth of war-torn Iraqi city https://dawnforgovernor.org/rising-politician-pushes-for-rebirth-of-war-torn-iraqi-city/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:19:24 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/rising-politician-pushes-for-rebirth-of-war-torn-iraqi-city/ An election campaign billboard depicts Speaker of Parliament Mohammad Al Halbussi in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s central Anbar governorate. Image credit: AFP Ramadi: With a five-star hotel, shopping malls and other real estate projects, the Iraqi city of Ramadi, ruined by more than a decade of war, is experiencing a construction boom led by […]]]>

An election campaign billboard depicts Speaker of Parliament Mohammad Al Halbussi in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s central Anbar governorate.
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Ramadi: With a five-star hotel, shopping malls and other real estate projects, the Iraqi city of Ramadi, ruined by more than a decade of war, is experiencing a construction boom led by the speaker of parliament.

Mohammad Al Halbussi, a civil engineer by training and who cultivates an image of dynamism, is from Anbar province and hopes to be re-elected in the national ballot on October 10.

Supporters say the vote here is akin to a plebiscite for a new term for Halbussi and his movement, which they attribute to Ramadi’s nascent economic revival after he was left in ruins after the battle for defeat the Daesh group.

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A view of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in the Anbar region, a vast desert province west of Baghdad that covers a third of the country and stretches to the borders with Syria, Jordan and the Saudi Arabia.
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Majority Sunni Ramadi is the capital of Anbar, a vast desert province west of Baghdad which covers a third of the country and extends to the borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

After the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, insurgents from Ramadi and nearby Fallujah fought some of the most difficult battles against US forces.

A decade later, the Sunni tribes of Anbar rose up against the Shiite government in Baghdad, which many residents of the province accuse of marginalization.

Then, Daesh terrorists captured Fallujah and Ramadi, before government forces reclaimed the towns from late 2015.

Marina, swimming pools

Since then, Ramadi has worked to erase his bloody past and rebuild himself, with projects led by Halbussi aimed at boosting the economy and winning over investors.

Al Halbussi, 40, travels frequently in the region, swapping his elegant suits for jeans during field visits to lead projects in Anbar province.

Along the banks of the Euphrates, workers are busy completing the construction of Ramadi’s first five-star hotel, complete with a marina on the Euphrates and swimming pools.

The 15-story, 184-room hotel valued at $ 60 million is a joint venture between the municipality and private investors.

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A view of the Nazim Al Warwar by the Euphrates in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
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Its builder, Hatem Ghadbane, praised the local authorities but reserved his praise for Halbussi.

“He deserves all the credit for the ongoing construction projects in Anbar province, as well as for political stability and security,” Ghadbane said.

Over the years, Al Halbussi is known to maintain good ties with the federal government in Baghdad while cultivating relationships with regional powers.

In September, he met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi in Cairo.

“He quickly rose through the political and administrative ranks, moving from the status of parliamentarian to that of governor to that of president in his thirties,” said Iraqi political scientist Hamzeh Hadad.

Al Halbussi reached the post of president with the support of the pro-Iran bloc.

“He rose so quickly … he opposed the old guard of Sunni politicians. And he managed to unite them against him, ”said Hadad.

Portraits of Al Halbussi, with his sleek black hair, and candidates from his Taqadom party (“Progress” in Arabic) were plastered throughout Ramadi, rivaling those of challengers of the Azm coalition made up of traditional Sunni figures.

Photos of candidates rise above impeccably cobbled avenues adorned with new lamps and lawns. City work crews can often be seen patching up a sidewalk or street, but not everyone is impressed.

The challenges abound. The main public hospital, for example, is functioning but awaiting restoration work to be completed – while a new private hospital with sophisticated equipment opened in April.

Anbar Governor Ali Farhan Al Dulaimi, who is presenting himself with Taqadom, said a series of projects are planned, including an international airport for Ramadi.

Ramadi Municipality Chief Omar Dabbous is proud of his town’s economic recovery and has also credited Halbussi with the leading role in efforts to attract investment.

“We hope he stays at the top of the pyramid (and wins a second term) to build on what he and his team have started,” Dabbous said.

Analyst Hadad said it would be “very difficult to predict” if Halbussi could win a second term as a speaker.

“But if anyone ever had to do it, it’s [Al] Halbussi.


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Oral story about the launches of Illinois’ most powerful politician https://dawnforgovernor.org/oral-story-about-the-launches-of-illinois-most-powerful-politician-2/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 11:34:16 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/oral-story-about-the-launches-of-illinois-most-powerful-politician-2/ Oral story about the launches of Illinois’ most powerful politician Axio on facebookAxio on twitterAxios on linkedinAxios by email Michael Madigan, former speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, speaks in 2015. Photo: Daniel Acker / Bloomberg via Getty Images Justin interviewed several Illinois politicians and journalists to […]]]>
Oral story about the launches of Illinois’ most powerful politician

Michael Madigan, former speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, speaks in 2015. Photo: Daniel Acker / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Justin interviewed several Illinois politicians and journalists to help tell the story of former Illinois lecturer Michael Madigan, the longest-serving state lecturer in U.S. history. The the podcast is out today in association with the Better Government Association.

  • It includes stories from four governors, lawmakers and former staff of the Madigan organization.

Why is this important: Madigan stepped down as a representative earlier this year and is currently the subject of a federal investigation following the corruption scandal to ComEd, although he has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

Flashback (s): He was known to understand Illinois government rules better than anyone. Perhaps this is because Madigan wrote many rules and was a delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1970.

  • Former Governor Jim Edgar named his heart attack after President Madigan. He also tells stories of breakfasts at the Governor’s Mansion where all Madigan ate was an apple, sliced ​​on a plate.
  • Former Governor Bruce Rauner explains their monumental political battles in detail, including a breakfast where Madigan said, “Bruce, I do two things. I manage power and I make money by managing power.”

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Multi-billionaire and Nigerian politician, the legacy of the late Keniebi Okoko will be immortalized https://dawnforgovernor.org/multi-billionaire-and-nigerian-politician-the-legacy-of-the-late-keniebi-okoko-will-be-immortalized/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:28:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/multi-billionaire-and-nigerian-politician-the-legacy-of-the-late-keniebi-okoko-will-be-immortalized/ The late Keniebi Okoko Tribute to Nigerian multi-billionaire and political icon, Keniebi Okoko LAGOS, NIGERIA, October 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The legacy of the late multi-billionaire businessman and politician, Pastor Keniebi Okoko (1978 – 2020), is expected to be curated and made public via a commemorative microsite launched in October. A graduate of the prestigious […]]]>

The late Keniebi Okoko

Tribute to Nigerian multi-billionaire and political icon, Keniebi Okoko

LAGOS, NIGERIA, October 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The legacy of the late multi-billionaire businessman and politician, Pastor Keniebi Okoko (1978 – 2020), is expected to be curated and made public via a commemorative microsite launched in October.

A graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business Law, Okoko shone brilliantly in the business world, where he quickly established himself in the oil and gas sector, before venturing into the volatile political space in 2019, led by a desire to enrich and erase the Bayelsans. the poverty mentality of the masses.

Prior to his untimely demise at age 42, Okoko had an unprecedented and significant impact in the socio-political space of the tumultuous Niger Delta, particularly in Bayelsa where he was from and unsuccessfully but remarkably aspired to be the youngest governor in the state in 2019.

Okoko was known to promote education, empower the young and the less privileged in society; and had a good chance of winning the governors’ election, as the community and bridge builder that he was if he hadn’t lost the party primaries.

The commemorative microsite www.keniebiokoko.com should serve as an inspiration to many, especially young people, and will present the many impacts he has had in the short span of time he has experienced.

Other features of the website are current testimonials from beneficiaries of its empowerment programs, its plans for the state as an aspiring governor, its life philosophies as captured in its many public appearances and speeches, among other short documentaries.

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Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold: ardently liberal Texas politician who inspired a generation of women https://dawnforgovernor.org/frances-sissy-farenthold-ardently-liberal-texas-politician-who-inspired-a-generation-of-women/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 23:01:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/frances-sissy-farenthold-ardently-liberal-texas-politician-who-inspired-a-generation-of-women/ In 1972 and again in 1974, a fiercely liberal Texas state lawmaker named Frances Tarlton Farenthold ran for governor on a platform that included imposing a corporate income tax, strict regulation of utilities and the liberation of state government from Big Oil and a “tyranny of private interests.” Farenthold called for reducing first-time marijuana possession […]]]>

In 1972 and again in 1974, a fiercely liberal Texas state lawmaker named Frances Tarlton Farenthold ran for governor on a platform that included imposing a corporate income tax, strict regulation of utilities and the liberation of state government from Big Oil and a “tyranny of private interests.”

Farenthold called for reducing first-time marijuana possession from felony to misdemeanor and vowed that students in poor school districts would receive the same quality education as in wealthier districts.

She vilified the Texas Rangers as “a festering wound” because of this infamous state police’s story of lawless brutality and summary executions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans along the coast. southern state border. She was also a strong advocate for abortion rights.

“I play high with politics,” she said during election campaigns. “Why be a safe candidate? “

Journalist Molly Ivins, writing in the Texas Watcher, described Farenthold as “a melancholy rebel” for her lack of forced campaign cheering and general air of seriousness. After leading a legal services program in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Farenthold said she came to understand cycles of poverty “and how state government indifference plays such a role in them.”

Farenthold, who went through Sissy, lost two Democratic gubernatorial primaries to the more conservative Dolph Briscoe Jr, a wealthy rancher who ruled the state for much of the 1970s. But for decades she was has remained a benchmark for Texas liberals, especially women, and she has become one of the country’s foremost feminists.

“She was a tremendous inspiration to women of my generation, who saw her branch out and do things we weren’t sure were possible,” said Mary Beth Rogers, who had volunteered for the campaigns. de Farenthold and who, two decades later, served as Chief of Staff to Texas Governor Ann Richards.

Richards’ daughter Cecile, who served as National President of Planned Parenthood for over a decade, said in an interview that “Sissy’s political courage has inspired women for decades.”

A few months after his first loss to Briscoe, Farenthold received 407 delegate votes for vice president at the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. She finished second behind Senator Thomas F Eagleton of Missouri in the vote to choose George S McGovern’s running mate. (Eagleton was later replaced on the ticket by the founding director of the Peace Corps, R Sargent Shriver.)

In her later years, although her life was beset by personal tragedy, she practiced law, lobbied for liberal causes around the world, and was the first woman president of what was then Wells College fully. female in upstate New York. When she arrived on campus, the presidential suite was adorned with portraits of the 12 men who had preceded her in the office.

“I had them taken apart and sent to the library,” she said. The New York Times in 1977. “There was no model among them.”

Mary Frances Tarlton was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 2, 1926. Her father, Benjamin, was a prosecutor and Democratic Party activist, and her paternal grandfather had served as a state representative before becoming Chief Justice of the Texas Civil Appeals Court. .

His mother, former Catherine Dougherty Bluntzer, came from a pioneer family in Texas and a long line of Texas educators, including the first female superintendent of a county school in the state. Catherine’s 3-year-old son died after surgery to remove a quarter he had swallowed, and she never fully recovered from her grief, says Thomas Cohen, professor of history at the Catholic University and friend of the Farenthold family. As a result, he said, Catherine relied on her husband and Sissy to take care of the housework.

Farenthold was educated at Hockaday School, a preparatory school for girls in Dallas, and Vassar College, then a women’s college in Poughkeepsie, New York. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1946, at the age of 19, and was admitted to the University of Texas at Austin Law School, where she was one of a handful of women among an enrollment of 800 students. .

The executive producer of the film ‘Quest for Honor’ at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival

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After graduating from law school in 1949, she returned to Corpus Christi to practice law in her father’s office. The following year, she married a local oil tanker, George Farenthold, a Belgian immigrant and a decorated army air force captain during World War II. She put her legal career on hold while raising six children, including a son from her husband’s previous marriage.

In Corpus Christi, she became director of the Nueces County Legal Aid program in 1965, and three years later she was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, defeating an incumbent Republican candidate.

“No one expected me to win,” she told a Vassar publication in 2015. “The day after I won, I was at an event shaking hands and a man told me : “I voted for your husband” and I said, “It was me,” and he said, “Well, if I had known that I wouldn’t have voted for you!

In Austin, she was the only female member of the house, out of 149 men.

She advocated for the rights of agricultural workers, abortion rights, a complete re-evaluation of criminal justice, greater transparency in government and stricter environmental protections. She was the only member of the House to oppose a resolution praising the administration of President Lyndon B Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, and his conduct of the war in Vietnam.

Farenthold found common cause with the only woman in the State Senate, Barbara Jordan, also the first African American elected to the upper house of the Legislative Assembly since Reconstruction. In 1972, the two were successful in gaining support for an equal rights amendment to the state constitution and ratification of the proposed federal amendment to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless or their sex.



The nasty smell of corruption hangs like a rancid blanket over Texas

In 1971, a stock fraud scandal trapped senior state government officials who had accepted bribes from Frank Sharp – a Houston banker, developer and insurance mogul. The “Sharpstown Scandal” (named after a 4,000-acre development in Houston) burned many political careers. But it bolstered the reputation of Farenthold, who became the self-proclaimed “den mother” of the “Dirty Thirty” – a two-party group of members of the House who demanded an investigation.

“The nasty smell of corruption hangs like a rancid blanket over Texas,” she said at the time.

Farenthold’s first run for governor, in 1972, was a long shot. She did better than many observers expected, but in the end, as Texas historian Stephen Harrigan wrote in his book Great wonderful thing, Democratic primary voters “were quicker to kiss a million acre rancher than a woman who kept talking about rancid blankets and festering wounds.”

She lost to Briscoe by 10 points in a second round. She lost again in 1974 (this was towards the end of a period when Texas governors served two-year terms, not four), with Briscoe getting 67% of the vote. Yet Rogers, noting its enduring importance, said that “Sissy and the reformers of Dirty 30 launched a 20-year period of relatively progressive government in Texas,” which ended in Ann Richards’ loss to George. W Bush in 1994.

Farenthold headed the National Women’s Political Caucus from 1973 to 1975 and was president of Wells College from 1976 to 1980. After moving to Houston in 1980, she worked on causes such as nuclear disarmament, human rights in Central America and the abolition of the death penalty.

Amid his high-profile public life, Farenthold endured almost unfathomable personal grief. In 1960, her 3-year-old son Vincent, who suffered from an inherited blood disorder similar to hemophilia, fell and banged his head against the tiles in a bathroom. He bled to death before he was discovered.

In 1972, three days after Farenthold’s loss to Briscoe, a fisherman discovered the body of his stepson, Randolph Farenthold, in the surf near Corpus Christi. Chains were wrapped around his chest and a concrete block was tied around his neck. Authorities eventually determined that he was murdered for threatening to testify against four people who defrauded him of $ 100,000 in a scheme involving the Mafia.

In 1989, Vincent’s twin brother, James, then 33 years old and struggling with drug addiction, disappeared. Although he is presumed dead, his body has never been found.

Farenthold’s marriage ended in divorce in 1985. Survivors include three children, Dudley Farenthold and Emilie Farenthold, both of Houston, and George Farenthold II of Washington; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In 2005, Farenthold, along with filmmaker Mary Ann Smothers Bruni and Elizabeth “BJ” Warnock Fernea (Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin), founded SB Productions to document the complexity of problems of women in general in the Middle East. in the East and particularly in Iraq.

Documentary 2009 by SB Productions, Quest for honor, investigated honor killings in Iraqi Kurdistan and was chosen as the official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. With Farenthold as executive producer, he was shortlisted for a 2010 Oscar nomination for feature documentary.

Cohen, a Catholic University professor and family friend, summed up Farenthold’s sometimes contradictory qualities: “She was a southern beauty who was happy to be called a political radical. A quiet thinker in a state that loves flamboyance. A feminist who was uncomfortable with the label. A person with austere habits that the counter-culture has embraced. A politician who didn’t like to talk. A legislator from an oil country who stood up to Big Oil. A leader of a merry uprising who was dark in nature.

Frances Farenthold, politician and activist, born October 2, 1926, died September 26, 2021

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ODM chief Raila Odinga attends funeral of mother of ODM politician in Bungoma – https://dawnforgovernor.org/odm-chief-raila-odinga-attends-funeral-of-mother-of-odm-politician-in-bungoma/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:51:30 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/odm-chief-raila-odinga-attends-funeral-of-mother-of-odm-politician-in-bungoma/ The leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Raila Odinga, today attended the funeral of Mama Margaret Mutenyo Nandalwe, who died on September 17, 2021. The deceased is the mother of ODM politician Moses Nandalwe. Nandalwe was a contender for Sirisia’s parliamentary seat under the ODM ticket. Mama Margaret is said to have died after […]]]>

The leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Raila Odinga, today attended the funeral of Mama Margaret Mutenyo Nandalwe, who died on September 17, 2021.

The deceased is the mother of ODM politician Moses Nandalwe. Nandalwe was a contender for Sirisia’s parliamentary seat under the ODM ticket.

Mama Margaret is said to have died after a short illness.

Among the leaders who attended the funeral were Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, COTU SG Francis Atwoli, ODM Party SG Edwin Sifuna, among others.

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The former prime minister will then address a roadside meeting in Bungoma town which will be the first meeting held in the region after the 2007 general election.

As the 2022 policy takes shape, Raila has stepped up its campaigns in different parts of the country in a bid to solidify its votes.

Last week he successfully visited the Mount Kenya region under Azimio la Umoja and sealed it with a series of meetings with leaders associated with the region.

He is expected to visit the northern region of Kenya next week to gain support for his candidacy for the 2022 presidency.

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Remembering politician Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold, Bulletin supporter https://dawnforgovernor.org/remembering-politician-frances-sissy-farenthold-bulletin-supporter/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 19:34:46 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/remembering-politician-frances-sissy-farenthold-bulletin-supporter/ Left to right, Sissy Farenthold, Patricia Dougherty and Tim Rieser at the Bulletin’s 2019 annual event in Chicago. Photo by Ana Miyares. She was still “Sissy” for her friends, and Frances T. Farenthold was still “Sissy” for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. But Farenthold was much more, including a women’s rights activist, lawyer, politician […]]]>

Left to right, Sissy Farenthold, Patricia Dougherty and Tim Rieser at the Bulletin’s 2019 annual event in Chicago. Photo by Ana Miyares.

She was still “Sissy” for her friends, and Frances T. Farenthold was still “Sissy” for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

But Farenthold was much more, including a women’s rights activist, lawyer, politician and trailblazer.

She died on September 26 at her home in Houston from complications from Parkinson’s disease, according to the Washington Post. She was 94 years old.

“Sissy was a force of nature, and we at the Bulletin were so touched that she shared a little of that force with us,” said Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin. “She was a remarkable woman who in recent years always traveled to Chicago to support our annual event. When she cared, she seemed to put her body and soul into it.

Farenthold was born Mary Frances Tarlton in Corpus Christin on October 2, 1926 when the The New York Times describes as a “prominent democratic family”. She received a law degree from the University of Texas in 1949 and launched her political career in 1968 when she was elected to the Texas legislature. She served two terms in the Texas House of Representatives, where she “helped improve legislative transparency in the wake of a government stock fraud scandal and led the passage of a state amendment on equal rights, ”according to the Times.

She was a pioneer of leadership and politics, including a vice-presidential nomination in 1972 long before Geraldine Ferraro went to the 1984 poll. Farenthold also became the first President of the National Political Caucus in 1973 and the first female to serve as president of Wells College in Aurora, NY. She has been a two-time candidate for governor of Texas and has already been named to a list of America’s 50 Most Powerful Women.


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US politician and Donald Trump ally calls Australia worse than Communist China https://dawnforgovernor.org/us-politician-and-donald-trump-ally-calls-australia-worse-than-communist-china/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:45:27 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/us-politician-and-donald-trump-ally-calls-australia-worse-than-communist-china/ An American politician considered the political heir to Donald Trump has lambasted Australian “tyrants” for their Covid-19 blockades – even comparing the country to communist China. Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has said Australia is not a free country with its two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, stranded with hundreds of infections daily. No city […]]]>

An American politician considered the political heir to Donald Trump has lambasted Australian “tyrants” for their Covid-19 blockades – even comparing the country to communist China.

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has said Australia is not a free country with its two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, stranded with hundreds of infections daily.

No city in the world has been subject to stay-at-home orders longer than Melbourne, which broke the 234-day lockdown record for Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires last week.

The 43-year-old chief of the third largest state in the United States called the country’s strict Covid-19 measures “dramatically derailed” as he addressed the crowd at an exhibition and international builders conference of boats in Tampa.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has spoken out against ongoing lockdowns in Australia, where cases continue to rise (pictured is Melbourne in its sixth lockdown)

“You guys look at what’s going on in Australia right now,” Governor DeSantis said.

“They apply, after a year and a half, they still apply the blockades by the army and it is not a free country.

“It is not a free country at all.

“I wonder why we would still have the same diplomatic relations when they do this. Is Australia freer than China, Communist China at the moment?

‘I do not know. The fact that it’s even a question tells you that something has dramatically gone off the rails.

Comparison with China is controversial given that two weeks ago Australia formed a nuclear submarine alliance with the US and UK – AUKUS – to deal with the surge from China.

Images of Governor DeSantis’ speech quickly went viral online, sparking controversy – as Australian soldiers have fought alongside US troops in every US-led conflict since 1950, fighting Communists in Korea and In Vietnam.

But with Florida, like other Republican states, resisting harsh lockdowns, he has garnered praise.

‘You are a legend. I wish with all my heart that we have a leader with your clarity of vision, common sense and principles in the UK, ”one person said.

Others pointed out that Florida had recorded 53,580 Covid deaths out of a population of 21.5 million.

By comparison, Australia has only recorded 1,256 deaths, despite a larger population of 25.7 million.

“They’re enforcing, after a year and a half they’re still enforcing the military blockades and it’s not a free country,” Ron DeSantis (pictured) told a crowd in Tampa

“Florida does such a good job that it can criticize others,” one user commented sarcastically.

Australians have also weighed in on the online debate.

“Our soldiers are not applying the lockdowns. They have no jurisdiction to enforce public health orders, ”commented one of them.

Almost 60% of Florida’s population is fully vaccinated, a figure slightly above the national average of 55%.

The state has been free from Covid-19 restrictions for more than a year.

The Florida leader is seen as a possible candidate for the 2024 U.S. presidential race and may have the support of Trump supporters given he defended the former president when he was impeached in early 2020.

The governor claimed Australia was not a free country and wondered if those in communist China had more freedoms (photo of Sydneysider at a vaccination center)

The governor claimed Australia was not a free country and wondered if those in communist China had more freedoms (photo of Sydneysider at a vaccination center)

Governor DeSantis has already apologized for plunging Florida into lockdown on most US states last year, where he has sworn never to start again in a confrontation with President Joe Biden.

“Even to consider doing any kind of lockdown, honestly, that doesn’t make sense,” he said in March.

With President Biden vowing not to run in 2024 given his age, Governor DeSantis if he competed in the Republican primaries would compete in the first open presidential race in eight years.

His governorate predecessors Jeb Bush and Rick Perry ran unsuccessfully against Mr. Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, along with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, when Hillary Clinton was the main Democrat.

Governor DeSantis would also have the story on his side given that most US presidents since January 1977 had been state governors before reaching the White House.

Jimmy Carter ruled Georgia, Ronald Reagan ruled California, Bill Clinton ruled Arkansas, and George W. Bush was ruler of Texas.

With Sydney (pictured) and Melbourne locked out, Australia has been compared to China

With Sydney (pictured) and Melbourne locked out, Australia has been compared to China

George Bush senior, Barack Obama and Joe Biden had served in Congress, two of the trio having served two terms as vice president.

Florida, a traditional battleground state, voted for Donald Trump in 2020. For the first time since 1960, Florida and Ohio, another flagship state, voted for the losing presidential candidate.

These are also the only two elections where a Catholic was elected president and if Governor DeSantis made it to the White House he would be the first Republican Catholic president and only the third in American political history.

His Sunshine State rarely votes for the loser, but it last did so in 1992 when he supported George Herbert Walker Bush against Bill Clinton and in 1960 when he supported Richard Nixon against John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

The state voted for George W. Bush against Al Gore by 537 votes in 2000, triggering a challenge in the Supreme Court.

Governor Ron DeSantis (pictured) views on Australia have divided the internet

Governor Ron DeSantis (pictured) views on Australia have divided the internet


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