Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByThe Associated Press Aug. 20, 2018 Leonard L. Boswell, a farmer and a decorated retired Army officer who served 16 years in Congress as a Democrat from Iowa, died on Friday in Des Moines. He was 84. His former chief of staff, Grant Woodard, said the death, at a hospital, was caused by complications of a rare form of cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei, which typically attacks the abdomen and pelvis. Mr. Boswell lived in rural Decatur County, in southern Iowa. Courtly and plain-spoken, Mr. Boswell gained national attention in his first race for Congress, in 1996, when he and his Republican opponent, Michael Mahaffey, stuck to their pledge not to attack each other personally, though national party leaders tried to talk them out of it. Both men were vying for an open seat — Mr. Boswell after … [Read more...] about Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Here is biographical information for some U.S. House candidates in key races in Indiana's primary election on May 8.———2ND DISTRICTDemocratsPat HackettHometown: South BendAge: 58Occupation: Attorney; owner, Hackett and Associates; adjunct assistant professor, University of Notre Dame School of Law.Education: Bachelor of arts in government and theology, master of arts in theology and Law degree, University of Notre Dame.Public offices held: NoneProfessional experience: Former adjunct instructor of St Mary's College; former teacher of Marian High School; former in-house counsel for Holy Cross Health System/Trinity Health Corporation.Mel HallHometown: South BendAge: 64Occupation: Former health care company executiveEducation: Bachelor of arts in history and political science, Taylor University; doctorate in data science, University of Notre Dame.Public offices held: NoneProfessional experience: Minister and community activist who spent seven … [Read more...] about A look at Indiana candidates vying for US House seats
Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist from Kansas, participates in his network's summer seminar last year in Colorado Springs. (James Hohmann/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Leaders of the conservative Koch political network are mad about President Trump’s tariffs, the failure to protect “dreamers” and runaway government spending. They’re frustrated congressional leaders do not feel a greater sense of urgency to pass more ambitious legislation during what could be the final six months of unified Republican control for a long time. And they’re worried that squabbling might derail their efforts to roll back financial regulations, expand access to experimental medicines and overhaul the criminal justice system. For now, the network led by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch still plans to spend between $300 million to $400 million on politics and policy during the 2018 cycle. But … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Koch network growing frustrated with the GOP’s 2018 agenda
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