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Biden remembers Walter Mondale as a “giant” in American politics
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Biden remembers Walter Mondale as a “giant” in American politics

President Joe Biden remembered former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale on Sunday as a "giant in American political history." Driving the news: Speaking at a public memorial service in Minneapolis, the president lauded Mondale as a mentor and friend who, in addition to having a lasting impact on the nation, was one of the smartest, most decent men he had ever met. "At every turn, Fritz reflected the light of this nation, who we are, where we can be," Biden said.The big picture: Mondale, a former U.S. senator, ambassador to Japan and 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, died in April 2021 at 93. The Minnesota Democrat, who mentored countless politicians, has been credited with transforming the role of vice president to what we know it to be today. What they're saying: Speakers at S...
Gayle King, Don Lemon and More Celebrate Diverse Political Voices – The Hollywood Reporter
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Gayle King, Don Lemon and More Celebrate Diverse Political Voices – The Hollywood Reporter

The vibrant evening at Masseria in Washington felt like a gathering of old friends — journalists representing major news organizations celebrating diverse voices in politics and media. The first of what’s planned to be an annual Politics & Inclusion event came on the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and included CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King, CNN’s Don Lemon and Jim Acosta and The View’s Ana Navarro. “It shows that the path continues. Sometimes you’re standing on the shoulders of people you don’t even know,” King said of the private dinner Friday night. The following day, at the correspondents’ dinner, King shared the stories of Alice Dunnigan and Ethel Payne, the first two Black women in the White House press corps who were posthumously honored with th...
Biden to Speak at Memorial Service for Former VP Mondale | Political News
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Biden to Speak at Memorial Service for Former VP Mondale | Political News

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to gather with other dignitaries in Minneapolis on Sunday to remember former Vice President Walter Mondale at a memorial service that his family delayed for a year due to the pandemic.Mondale died in April 2021 at age 93. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden wanted to attend the memorial because he had "an important personal relationship” with Mondale.Biden has described Mondale as a “one of our nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants.”Admission is by invitation only, but the service will be livestreamed for the public. It's scheduled to run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CDT.Political CartoonsOther speakers for the event at the University of Minnesota include Gov. Tim Walz, Sens. Amy Klobucha...
Krueger, Ex-Texas Congressman and Diplomat, Dies at 86 | Political News
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Krueger, Ex-Texas Congressman and Diplomat, Dies at 86 | Political News

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Robert C. Krueger, who followed two U.S. House terms with a brief interim appointment to the Senate before launching a sometimes-hazardous diplomatic career, has died at age 86, his family said Sunday.Krueger died Saturday morning in his New Braunfels home with his wife by his side after suffering from congestive heart failure, daughter Sarah Krueger said.Funeral arrangements were pending.Most of Krueger's career was as an academic at Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, Oxford University and Texas State University.Even while pursuing that career, Krueger, a Democrat, ventured into politics in 1974 with his first election to the U.S. House. After two House terms, President Jimmy Carter appointed him as a U.S. ambassador at larg...
Henderson County Four Seasons Politics: House 117 candidates talk Ecusta Trail, taxes, Medicaid expansion
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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics: House 117 candidates talk Ecusta Trail, taxes, Medicaid expansion

House 117 candidates talk Ecusta Trail, taxes, Medicaid expansion Dennis Justice responds to a question as Chelsea Walsh (left) and Jennifer Balkcom look on. By l, Published: May 1, 2022 The three Republican candidates for the open N.C. House 117 seat made their pitches during a Chamber of Commerce forum on Thursday morning and tackled questions about the Ecusta Trail, Medicaid expansion and the corporate income tax. Opening statements Dennis Justice: I’ve been resident here for 42 years. I have deep family roots. Zeb Corn was my great-grandfather. My paternal grandfather was William Leonard Justice, who owned a packing house in Hendersonville. I’ve been involved in politics for 30 years. I’m asking you to kindly ignore the 30 days of sign po...
Inflation cramping your 2022 travel plans? Here’s how to save
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Inflation cramping your 2022 travel plans? Here’s how to save

Don’t ditch your summer travel plans because of inflation. There are ways to rework your plans on a budget.While summer vacation plans may have not been at the top of everyone’s list during the last two years—and rightfully so, given the state of the world—you may have held out hope this year would look a little different. However, with the way travel costs have been inflating, sources are predicting it may just be a local summer after all.Photo: AdobeStockCompared to 2021, when people still spent a lot of time at home with little movement, let alone travel, everything may seem more expensive. From gas to groceries, we have indeed felt the squeeze, but let’s just make it clear: travel is playing a major part in inflation, too. In fact, according to Bankrate, travel costs have soared to ...
For summer travel deals, stay off the beaten path
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For summer travel deals, stay off the beaten path

Many Americans are looking to travel this summer. Most hope to find a good deal.Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. Hotels are filling up and vacation rentals are booming. “Demand across the board for summer 2022 travel is up 20% to 25% relative to 2019,” says Jamie Lane, vice president of research at AirDNA, a vacation rental data platform that tracks trends on Airbnb and Vrbo.Volatile oil prices could also impact summer travel costs. With so many factors pushing travel prices upward, where are the deals? And what destinations should budget-conscious travelers avoid altogether?ZIG WHILE OTHERS ZAGThe rise of inflation has reminded consumers of a simple economic truth: When everybody wants something and there isn’t enough of it, prices go up. This is true for real es...
Positioning Business Travel as New Center of Company Culture
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Positioning Business Travel as New Center of Company Culture

Skift Take This is a smart way to think about this new hybrid world of work: approaching travel as less of a transactional function and more as a strategy for developing company culture. Worth a read. Rafat Ali Even as business travel makes a much faster recovery than anyone had expected, one of the big questions everyone is grappling with is what role does it play in a distributed work world, which is where the future of work is headed. One thing is for sure: employees and teams inside companies that have not met each other for two years are now traveling in droves to meet each other and that is where a lot of current business travel demand lies. While it is still too early to tell, this new demand for travel may make up for whatever business tra...
Route 66 is the star of today’s Google Doodle
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Route 66 is the star of today’s Google Doodle

(CNN) — Google knows where to get its kicks...The search engine's latest Google Doodle celebrates the historic cross-country highway Route 66.The artwork is an animated video composed of over 100 paintings and sketches by Google art director Matthew Cruickshank while on a road trip.Route 66 was built in 1926 and "made cross-country travel affordable for the first time," says Google in a news release. The highway, which connects Chicago to Santa Monica, California, allowed displaced families to move out West during the Dust Bowl and served as inspiration for John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath."Today, the route is still a popular path for travelers hoping to experience the "ultimate road trip" and explore American history. Route 66 was decommissioned in 1985, but several parts were pre...
Prince Charles’ Travel Habits Are Pretty Ridiculous
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Prince Charles’ Travel Habits Are Pretty Ridiculous

When you’re the future king, you travel how you want—and, it seems, for Prince Charles, that means bringing your own bed, your own toilet seat, and your own toilet paper wherever you go.That’s according to Tina Brown’s new book The Palace Papers, out now, which says that Charles’ former aide Michael Fawcett (famous up until now as the man who squeezed toothpaste on Charles’ toothbrush for him) would oversee the “paraphernalia that preceded his boss like the baggage train of a Tudor traveling court,” Brown writes, per Page Six. This included “the prince’s orthopedic bed, lavatory seat, and Kleenex Velvet lavatory paper, plus two landscapes of the Scottish landscapes.” (Thankfully we can now rest knowing the exact toilet paper brand the Prince of Wales prefers. Whew.)This wasn’t just for...