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    Michael Synar (1995)

    In his sixteen years as a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, Michael L. Synar distinguished himself for his unwavering commitment to serve the public interest, no matter how powerful the foe or great the political risk. As a leader of the anti-smoking forces in Congress, Synar introduced legislation to restrict advertising of tobacco products and to i...

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    Nickolas Murnion (1998)

    Garfield County Attorney Nickolas Murnion successfully prosecuted Montana's fiercely anti-government “Freemen” for advocating terrorism, and rallied his small community to stand up to the extremist hate group. In March 1994, the Freemen posted a $1 million bounty for the arrest and conviction of Murnion and several others who were involved in the f...

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    Paul Muegge (2004)

    In 1998, Oklahoma State Senator Paul Muegge brought regulation to an industry that had long dictated its own terms to Oklahoma legislators. Muegge took on the powerful hog industry and angered the state's many hog farm workers by sponsoring legislation to regulate hog production, a billion-dollar industry in the state. The enormous negative envi...

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    Lowell Weicker, Jr. (1992)

    In 1991, after a careful, first-hand examination of his state's deteriorating fiscal condition, Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut shocked many residents of the state by proposing a first-time-ever personal income tax as part of his fiscal year 1992 budget package. He believed that for Connecticut to survive its worst financial crisis since the...

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    Nickolas C. Murnion Named 1998 Profile in Courage Award Recipient (May 11, 1998)
    0/11/1998

    Boston — A part-time county attorney who defied death threats and enforced the law against Montana’s fiercely anti-government “Freemen” was today named the winner of the annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

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    County Prosecutor who took on Montana Freemen Named 1998 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Winner (May 27, 1998)
    0/27/1998

    Boston — A part-time county attorney who defied death threats and enforced the law against Montana’s fiercely anti-government “Freemen” was today named the winner of the annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award .

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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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