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OPINION
September 2, 2003
Re "Dean Out Front by 21 Points in N.H., Poll Finds," Aug. 28: If the folks in New Hampshire really wanted "a-take-no-prisoners Democrat even if that candidate seemed unlikely to defeat President Bush," they would be supporting Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who makes former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean look a bit like "Bush lite" in comparison. Too bad more people (and more of the press) are not paying enough attention to a man who argues for substantial reform in all the areas this country needs it: defense, corporate malfeasance, universal health care and much more.
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NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich has thrown himself into a latest cause: Support of hunger-striking postal employees who oppose cuts to the Postal Service. The congressman from Ohio played host on Monday to postal carriers, mail handlers and others outside the Capitol, pledging he would vote against efforts to shutter post offices and cut employee benefits as Congress seeks to close budget shortfalls in beleaguered postal operations. “There's been an effort to dismantle the Postal Service,” Kucinich said at the morning gathering.
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OPINION
April 27, 2007
Re "Kucinich seeks Cheney impeachment," April 25 It's about time! Thank you, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), for showing courage, backbone and initiative. This gives me hope that there may be some justice after all. Moreover, this will set a precedent that political servants who are arrogant, impudently lie and wreck lives, condone torture, misuse taxpayer funds to help their friends, skirt or skew our laws and ignore or try to expunge ordinary people's rights will not be ignored but treated like any other citizen who commits similar crimes.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro and Ian Duncan, Washington Bureau
Perhaps no other member of Congress has been willing to try to stop a war, impeach a vice president, admit seeing a UFO and run for president twice. But Democratic Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio has been the political left's patron saint of lost causes. Now he faces perhaps his toughest crusade: finding his next job. Kucinich, 65, lost a nasty primary Tuesday that pitted him against a onetime ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Redistricting by the state Legislature all but eliminated Kucinich's home turf.
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Antiwar Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to halt the U.S. military action in Libya, saying it is unconstitutional. Kucinich and Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, another longtime war critic, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the latest challenge to the White House's authority to conduct the campaign without seeking congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Photos: U.S., allies strike targets in Libya "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated," Kucinich said.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich has thrown himself into a latest cause: Support of hunger-striking postal employees who oppose cuts to the Postal Service. The congressman from Ohio played host on Monday to postal carriers, mail handlers and others outside the Capitol, pledging he would vote against efforts to shutter post offices and cut employee benefits as Congress seeks to close budget shortfalls in beleaguered postal operations. “There's been an effort to dismantle the Postal Service,” Kucinich said at the morning gathering.
OPINION
December 28, 2003
Thank you for "Kucinich's Vibrations Feel Good to Malibu Crowd" (Dec. 23), even if it was on Page A29. Frankly, I'd given up hope of seeing much more on this quality candidate, Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, because of his long-shot status. Not all long shots are created equal. Some are prescient, standing for public policies that -- if implemented sooner -- will preclude later disruption. But they must be seen, they must be heard, they must be read. Duane and Louise Waln Camarillo We should never forget the image and implications of Kim Phuc as a terrified little girl, running to escape napalm fire in Vietnam (" 'Napalmed Girl' on an Aid Mission," Commentary, Dec. 24)
OPINION
September 4, 2003
Re "With a Pile of Money, Dean Ups the Ante," Aug. 31: Ronald Brownstein writes of "a Democratic establishment still concerned that Dean's unrelenting opposition to the war in Iraq might make him an easy general election opponent for President Bush." Thousands of us believe that [former Vermont Gov.] Howard Dean's attack on Bush's agenda, including the preemptive war on Iraq, is the reason for Dean's phenomenal rise. Other Democratic invertebrates showed their true strength in supporting Bush and his war plans.
OPINION
September 14, 2003
Re "Democrats Fire Away on War, Mideast," Sept. 10: You got it right at last: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) received loud applause for saying, "I say what we need to do is ... bring the U.N. in and get the U.S. out" of Iraq. Kucinich has been getting louder cheers than most other candidates in the debates, and pretty soon people will know about him. Soon former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will be overshadowed by the true peace candidate, Kucinich. "Imagine" our nation at peace. It's easy if you try. Mary Jacobs Los Angeles After watching the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, I can only ask, "Is this the best they can do?"
NATIONAL
July 26, 2008 | Jim Abrams, Associated Press
Call it the un-impeachment hearing. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Friday that it insisted was not about removing President Bush from office. But critics of Bush's policies couldn't pass up the chance to accuse the president of a long list of impeachable "high crimes and misdemeanors." Leading the way was Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the former Democratic presidential candidate who has brought repeated impeachment resolutions to the House floor against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Ian Duncan
In the other major Ohio election of Super Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich appeared headed for defeat to fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur , the two of them forced to run against each other because of redistricting. With about 78% of the votes counted, Kaptur led Kucinich, 58% to 38%. On the Republican side, Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, held a narrow lead for the GOP nomination in the district. Speaking to supporters at her Toledo headquarters, Kaptur thanked, “the people of our region that now stretches across the economic powerhouse of Ohio from Toledo, to Sandusky, to Lorain, to Cleveland.” “This is not only the economic powerhouse of Ohio, it's the democratic powerhouse of Ohio.
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Antiwar Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to halt the U.S. military action in Libya, saying it is unconstitutional. Kucinich and Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, another longtime war critic, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the latest challenge to the White House's authority to conduct the campaign without seeking congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Photos: U.S., allies strike targets in Libya "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated," Kucinich said.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
The House is expected to vote Thursday on a resolution demanding the speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a crucial first test of conservative support for the war among the new Republican majority. The measure, put forward by liberal Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), is designed to appeal to the fiscal conservatism that has dominated the Republican agenda since the start of the year. In a letter to colleagues, Kucinich highlighted the $113 billion President Obama has requested in his 2012 budget for the war, which is in its 10th year with mixed progress.
NEWS
January 27, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is suing the operators of a House cafeteria for alleged negligence stemming from a almost 3-year-old incident involving a sandwich he says left him with significant dental injuries. Kucinich is seeking $150,000 in damages from companies that run the cafeteria in the Longworth House Office Building and the providers that service it. According to the District of Columbia Superior Court, the case was filed on Jan. 3, and a hearing has been scheduled for April 8. A copy of the suit obtained by the Cleveland Plain Dealer documents the April 2008 incident, in which Kucinich purchased a sandwich wrap he says was "represented to contain pitted olives.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2008 | Jim Abrams, Associated Press
Call it the un-impeachment hearing. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Friday that it insisted was not about removing President Bush from office. But critics of Bush's policies couldn't pass up the chance to accuse the president of a long list of impeachable "high crimes and misdemeanors." Leading the way was Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the former Democratic presidential candidate who has brought repeated impeachment resolutions to the House floor against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is back out on the campaign trail, where he always seems to be, hustling for votes in Tuesday's crucial Democratic primary. But he is no longer running for president or supporting one of the remaining contenders. For the first time since he was elected to Congress in 1996, Kucinich is battling to keep his seat.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2003
Reed Johnson's coverage of Rep. Dennis Kucinich at the Hollywood function read more like a gossip column ("He's Champing at the Bid," Aug 4). My mouth dropped open as I read snide and slimy sniggerings that made no reference to the voting record and character of this unique individual. This nation faces crucial decision-making right now! The process from the Bush administration is one of militarization and privatization of governmental functions. Kucinich ... is one who speaks to a reversal of that process and a return of the government to the people, for the people and by the people.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The youngest brother of Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich was found dead at his home in Cleveland. Perry Kucinich, 52, was found face down by another brother, Larry, said Powell Caesar, a spokesman for the Cuyahoga County coroner's office. There were no signs of foul play, Caesar said. Larry Kucinich told officers that his brother had a history of mental illness and had stopped taking his medication, a police report said.
NATIONAL
January 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Democrat Dennis J. Kucinich is abandoning his second longshot bid for the White House as he faces a tough fight to hold onto his current job -- U.S. congressman. In an interview with Cleveland's Plain Dealer, the six-term House member said Thursday he was quitting the presidential race and would make a formal announcement today. "I will be announcing that I'm transitioning out of the presidential campaign," Kucinich said. "I'm making that announcement tomorrow about a new direction."
NATIONAL
January 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Supreme Court will allow Texas to print presidential primary ballots without Democratic candidate Dennis J. Kucinich's name. The court refused to step into a dispute between Kucinich and the Texas Democratic Party over a party loyalty oath all candidates must sign to make the ballot. Kucinich crossed out the oath when he filed for a spot on the primary ballot, arguing that it violated his right to free speech. Texas said its deadline is today to print absentee ballots.
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