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    Nancy Pelosi
    8/04/08

    Introduction to the Kennedy Family

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    Henry Gonzalez (1994)

    On September 11, 1994, the fifth Profile in Courage Award was presented to U.S. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, who launched a series of dramatic hearings on the savings and loan crisis, which resulted in far-reaching legislation to clean up the mess and reform the industry. Charles Keating was convi...

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    Julian Bond
    12/10/09

    Entry into the Civil Rights Movement

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    Charles Weltner (1991)

    Rather than "compromise with hate" and be forced to support the candidacy of Lester Maddox, an advocate of segregation, Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner (D-Ga) placed principle above ambition and withdrew from his own race for re-election. Although his action cost him a third term in Congress, Weltner's willingness to risk everything for h...

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    Harvard Institute of Politics

    A memorial to President Kennedy, the Institute of Politics' mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis and to stimulate and nurture their interest in public service and leadership. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and...

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    The Kennedy Family

    John F. Kennedy was the offspring of two families, the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, whose roots stretched back to Ireland. They immigrated to Boston in the 1840's seeking greater economic opportunity, religious and political liberty in America. The Irish in particular readily adapted to the American political system. By the end of the nineteent...

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    JFK Presidential Library Opens Papers of Former Appointment Secretary Kenneth P. O'Donnell (March 6, 2007)
    0/6/2007

    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced today that it has processed and made available for research the personal papers of Kenneth “Kenny” P. O’Donnell , assistant and friend to Robert and John F. Kennedy, government official, politician, author, and businessman.

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    The 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Acceptance Speech by Paul W. Bridges
    5/4/2014

    In 2011, Paul W. Bridges, then the mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, joined a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU to stop the implementation of H.B. 87, a law aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of Georgia. As written, H.B. 87 authorized police to demand “papers” demonstrating immigration status during traffic stops, and criminalized Georgian...

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    Former President George H.W. Bush, Former Mayor Paul W. Bridge (2014)
    37/4/2014

    George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States In 1990, with the federal deficit at $200 billion and the Congressional Budget Office suggesting it could double, President Bush negotiated with congressional Democrats to enact a budget deal which included spending cuts and tax increases aimed at reducing the deficit by approximately...

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