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Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 7, 1997
Preceded by Martin Hoke
Succeeded by Incumbent (2009)

In office
1977 – 1979
Preceded by Ralph J. Perk
Succeeded by George Voinovich

Born October 8, 1946 (1946-10-08) (age 61)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse Elizabeth Kucinich
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University
Religion Roman Catholic

Dennis John Kucinich (IPA: [kusɪnɪtʃ]) (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. Photo of Dennis Kucinich File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Ohios 10th district The 10th congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Representative Dennis J. Kucinich (D). ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Martin R. Hoke (b. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Lists of mayors | Mayors of Cleveland ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Former Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes (right) passes the torch to Mayor-Elect Ralph J. Perk (left) in 1971. ... George Victor Voinovich (born July 15, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member of the Republican Party. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Elizabeth Jane (Harper) Kucinich (born October 22, 1977 in North Ockendon, London) is the wife of Dennis Kucinich. ... Case Western Reserve University is a university in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


Kucinich currently represents the 10th District of Ohio in the United States House of Representatives. His district includes most of western Cleveland, as well as such suburbs as Parma and Cuyahoga Heights. He is currently the chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He is also a member of the Education and Labor Committee. Ohios 10th district The 10th congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Representative Dennis J. Kucinich (D). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Cleveland redirects here. ... Parma is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio in Cuyahoga County and is the largest suburb of Cleveland. ... Cuyahoga Heights is a village located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. ... The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a United States House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816. ...


From 1977 to 1979, Kucinich served as the 53rd mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, a tumultuous term in which he survived a recall election and was successful in a battle against selling the municipal electric utility before being defeated for reelection by George Voinovich. The Mayor of Cleveland is the chief executive of the citys government. ... Dennis Kucinich after escaping recall. ... George Victor Voinovich (born July 15, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member of the Republican Party. ...

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Personal life

Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 8, 1946, as the eldest of the seven children of Frank and Virginia Kucinich.[1] His father, a truck driver, was of Croatian ancestry; his Irish American mother was a homemaker.[2] Growing up, his family moved 21 times and Kucinich was often charged with the responsibility of finding apartments they could afford. However, this was not always possible and the family was occasionally forced to live out of their car. [3] is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 18 wheeler redirects here. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... Two homemakers. ...


In school he played as a third-string quarterback on his varsity football team.[4] He attended Cleveland State University from 1967 to 1970.[5] In 1973, he graduated from Case Western Reserve University with both a BA and an MA in speech and communication.[6] Kucinich was baptized a Roman Catholic.[5] He is twice-divorced, with a daughter, Jackie, from his marriage to Sandra Lee McCarthy. He married his third wife, Elizabeth Harper, a British citizen, on August 21, 2005. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The word varsity can refer to several things. ... Case Western Reserve University is a university in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Elizabeth Jane (Harper) Kucinich (born October 22, 1977 in North Ockendon, London) is the wife of Dennis Kucinich. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recognition

In 2003, Kucinich was the recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award, an annual award bestowed by the Religious Society of Friends-affiliated organization Promoting Enduring Peace.[1] The Gandhi Peace Award is an annual award named in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, and bestowed for contributions made in the promotion of international peace and good will. ... Quaker redirects here. ... A pacifist organization based in Connecticut USA founded by Dr. Jerome Davis. ...


Early career

Kucinich's political career began early. After running unsuccessfully in 1967, Kucinich was elected to the Cleveland City Council in 1969, when he was 23.[2] In 1972, Kucinich ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, losing narrowly to incumbent Republican William E. Minshall Jr. In 1974, after Minshall's retirement, Kucinich sought the seat again, this time failing to get the Democratic nomination, which instead went to Ronald M. Mottl. Kucinich ran in the general election anyway, as an independent. While he came in third, he still managed to garner almost 30% of the vote. However, Democrat Mottl won the race, even with such a large chunk of the Democratic vote going to Kucinich. In 1975, Kucinich became clerk of the municipal court in Cleveland and served in that position for two years.[7] Cleveland City Hall The Cleveland City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Cleveland in Ohio. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Ronald Milton Mottl (born February 6, 1934) is an American politician of the Democratic party who has been a member of the state House of Representatives of Ohio since 1987. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Mayor Kucinich with Council President, George L. Forbes in 1978.
Mayor Kucinich with Council President, George L. Forbes in 1978.

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Cleveland Mayoralty, 1977–1979

In 1977, Kucinich was elected Mayor of Cleveland and served in that position until 1979.[8] At 31, he was the youngest mayor of a major city in the United States.[2] Kucinich's tenure as mayor is often regarded as one of the most tumultuous in Cleveland's history.[9][10] After Kucinich refused to sell Muny Light, Cleveland's publicly owned electric utility, the Cleveland mafia put a hit on Kucinich. A hitman from Maryland planned to shoot him in the head during the Columbus Day Parade, but the plot fell apart when Kucinich was hospitalized and missed the event. When the city fell into default shortly thereafter, the mafia leaders called off the contract killer.[11] Kucinich as mayor of Cleveland The mayoral administration of Dennis Kucinich refers to the Dennis Kucinichs tenure as mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Look up tenure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cleveland Public Power (also known as CPP) is a publicly-owned electricity generation and distribution company in Ohio. ... The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Columbus Day is a holiday celebrating the anniversary of the October 12, 1492, arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. ... United States Marines on parade. ...


In the book Best and Worst of the Big-City Leaders, 1820–1993, Melvin G. Holli, in consultation with a panel of experts, placed Kucinich among the ten worst big-city mayors of all time for reasons of temperament and performance, while Kucinich's supporters say that Kucinich kept his campaign promise of refusing to sell Muni Light to CEI and was brave for not giving in to big business. Specifically, it was the Cleveland Trust Company that required all of the city's debts be paid in full, which forced the city into default, after news of Kucinich's refusal to sell the city utility. For years these debts were routinely rolled over, pending future payment, until Kucinich's announcement was made public. In 1998 the council honored him for having the "courage and foresight" to stand up to the banks and saving the city an estimated $195 million between 1985 and 1995.[12] CEI may stand for: IATA airport code for Chiang Rai International Airport Conferenza Episcopale Italiana Central European Initiative Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. ...


Post-mayorship

After losing his re-election bid for Mayor to George Voinovich in 1979, Kucinich kept a low profile in Cleveland politics. He criticized a tax referendum proposed by Voinovich in 1980, which voters eventually approved. He also struggled to find employment and moved to Los Angeles, California, where he stayed with a friend, actress Shirley MacLaine.[13] During the next three years, Kucinich earned money as a radio talk-show host, lecturer, and consultant.[5] However, this was a very difficult period for Kucinich financially. Without a steady paycheck, Kucinich fell behind in his mortgage payments, nearly lost his house in Cleveland, and ended up borrowing money from friends, including MacLaine, to keep it.[13] On his 1982 income tax return, Kucinich reported an income of $38.[13] When discussing this period, Kucinich stated, "When I was growing up in Cleveland, my early experience conditioned me to hang in there and not to quit. . . It's one thing to experience that as a child, but when you have to as an adult, it has a way to remind you how difficult things can be. You understand what people go through."[13] Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation and aliens. ...


In 1982, Kucinich moved back to Cleveland and ran for Secretary of State; however, he lost the Democratic primary to Sherrod Brown.[13] In 1983, Kucinich won a special election to fill the seat of a Cleveland city councilman who had died.[14] His brother Gary Kucinich was also a councilman at the time. The Ohio Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the elections in the state of Ohio. ... Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the Democratic Junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio. ...


In 1985, there was some speculation that Kucinich might run for mayor again. Instead his brother Gary ran against (and lost to) the incumbent Voinovich. Kucinich, meanwhile, gave up his council position to run for governor of Ohio as an independent against Richard Celeste, but later withdrew from the race.[14] After this, Kucinich, in his own words "on a quest for meaning," lived quietly in New Mexico until 1994, when he won a seat in the State Senate.[14] "He was in political Siberia in the 1980s," said Joseph Tegreene years later. "It was only when it became clear to people that he was right... he got belated recognition for the things that he did." This article is about the year. ... Richard Frank Dick Celeste (born November 11, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American Democratic politician from Ohio. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the...


House of Representatives

In 1996, Kucinich was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 10th district of Ohio. He defeated two-term Republican incumbent Martin Hoke by three percentage points. He has been re-elected five times.[15] Ohios 10th district The 10th congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Representative Dennis J. Kucinich (D). ... Martin R. Hoke (b. ...


He serves on the Congressional Education and Labor Committee as well as the Government Reform Committee. He is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is a self-described "Wellstone Democrat."[16] The Committee on Education and the Workforce is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) the single largest caucus in the United States House of Representatives, and works together to advance progressive issues and causes. ... Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American politician and two-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota. ...


Domestic policy voting record

Main article: Political positions of Dennis Kucinich
Kucinich outside the capitol in June 2007
Kucinich outside the capitol in June 2007

Kucinich helped introduce and is one of 75 cosponsors in the House of Representatives of the United States National Health Insurance Act or HR 676 proposed by Rep. John Conyers in 2003,[17] which provides for a universal single-payer public health-insurance plan. Rep. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 474 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1020 × 1290 pixel, file size: 541 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Created by user and released into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 474 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1020 × 1290 pixel, file size: 541 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Created by user and released into the public domain. ... The United States National Health Insurance Act also known as the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act and officially called HR 676,[1] is a bill submitted to the United States House of Representatives by Representative John Conyers Jr. ... John Conyers, Jr. ...


His voting record is not always in line with that of the Democratic Party. Kucinich voted against the USA PATRIOT Act. He voted for the resolution calling for an investigation into President Bill Clinton's role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, while most of his party opposed this resolution.[18] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom the former United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an inappropriate relationship[1] while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. ...


Kucinich criticized the flag-burning amendment and voted against the impeachment of President Clinton. His congressional voting record has leaned toward a pro-life stance, although he noted that he has never supported a constitutional amendment prohibiting abortion altogether. In 2003, however, he began describing himself as pro-choice and said he had shifted away from his earlier position on the issue.[19] Press releases have indicated that he is pro-choice and supports ending the "abstinence-only" policy of sex education and increasing the use of contraception to make abortion "less necessary" over time. The Flag Burning Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would have outlawed burning the Flag of the United States. ... This article is about the social movement. ... Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ...


He has criticized Diebold Election Systems (now Premier Election Solutions) for promoting voting machines that fail to leave a traceable paper trail, and posted internal company memos on his website in which company executives promised to deliver the 2004 Ohio election to Bush.[20] He was one of the 31 who voted in the House to not count the electoral votes from Ohio in the United States presidential election, 2004.[21] Premier Election Solutions[4], formerly Diebold Election Systems, Inc. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college which chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ...


See also:

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Foreign policy record

Kucinich has criticized the foreign policy of President Bush, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq and what appears to many to be building American hostility towards Iran. Kucinich is the only Democratic presidential candidate who voted against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He has since voted against funding it 100% of the time. In 2005, Kucinich voted against the Iran Freedom and Support Act, calling it a "stepping stone to war."[22] The congressman also signed a letter of solidarity with Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in 2004.[23] This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... The Iran Freedom and Support Act of 2005 (S. 333) is an act passed by the United States Congress that appropriates $10 million and directs the President of the United States to spend that money in support of groups opposed to the Iranian government. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (pronounced ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ...


He advocates the abolition of all nuclear weapons calling on the United States to be the leader in multilateral disarmament.[24] Kucinich has also been a strong opponent of space based weapons and has sponsored legislation, HR 2977, banning the deployment and use of space-based weapons.[25] Abolition is the act of formally destroying something through legal means, either by making it illegal, or simply no longer allowing it to exist in any form. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... The Space Preservation Treaty (SPT) is a proposed international treaty to ban space weapons. ... A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ...


Kucinich advocates U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because, in his view, it causes the loss of more American jobs than it creates, and does not provide adequate protections for worker rights and safety and environmental safeguards. He is against the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) for the same reason.[26] NAFTA redirects here. ... The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is a free trade agreement between the United States and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and Canada, and Mexico. ...


Kucinich is also in favor of increased dialogue with Iran in order to avoid a militaristic confrontation at all costs. He expressed such sentiments at an American Iranian Council conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey which included Chuck Hagel, Javad Zarif, Nicholas Kristof, and Anders Liden to discuss Iranian-American relations, and potential ways to increase dialogue in order to avoid conflict.[27] Founded in 1997, the American Iranian Council (AIC) was formed as a civil society organization focused upon promoting better relations between the United States and Iran. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Ambassador Mohammad Javad Zarif Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, born January 8, 1960, is the current Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations. ... Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times whose specialty is East Asian affairs, especially those of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Anders Lidén (1949 in Oskarshamn, Sweden) is the Ambassador to the United Nations from Sweden. ...


He believes the U.S. should move aggressively to reduce emissions that cause climate change due to global warming[28] and should sign the Kyoto Protocol, a major international agreement signed by over 160 countries to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by each signatory.[29] Kyoto Protocol Opened for signature December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan Entered into force February 16, 2005. ... Top: Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ...


Kucinich is one of only two congressional representatives who voted[30] against the Rothman-Kirk Resolution,[31] which calls on the United Nations to charge Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the genocide convention of the United Nations Charter based on statements that he has made. Kucinich defended his vote by saying that Ahmadinejad's statements could be translated to mean that he wants a regime change in Israel, not death to its people and supporters, and that the resolution is an attempt to beat "the war drum to build support for a U.S. attack on Iran."[32] Steven R. Steve Rothman (born October 14, 1952 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American Democratic Party politician, who is a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Jerseys Ninth Congressional District (map). ... Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing Illinoiss 10th congressional district (map). ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ...  [1] (born October 28, 1956)[2] is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1948 and came into effect in January 1951. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Kucinich is the only congressional representative to vote against[33] the symbolic "9/11 Commemoration" resolution.[34] In a press statement[35] he defended his nay vote by saying that the bill did not make reference to "the lies that took us into Iraq, the lies that keep us there, the lies that are being used to set the stage for war against Iran and the lies that have undermined our basic civil liberties here at home."


In a visit to the rest of the Middle East in September 2007, Kucinich said he did not visit Iraq because "I feel the United States is engaging in an illegal occupation."[36] Kucinich was criticized for his visit to Syria and praise of the President Bashar al-Assad on Syria's national TV.[37] He praised Syria for taking in Iraqi refugees. "What most people are not aware of is that Syria has taken in more than 1.5 million Iraqi refugees," Kucinich said. "The Syrian government has actually shown a lot of compassion in keeping its doors open, and being a host for so many refugees."[38] A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Dr Bashar al-Assad (Arabic: , ) (born 11 September 1965) is the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Regional Secretary of the Baath Party, and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad. ...


Despite Kucinich's committed opposition to the war in Iraq, the Congressman did vote to authorize President Bush broad war making powers in the days following 9/11. House Joint Resolution 64, also known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists, has been cited by the Bush Administration in its justification for suspension of Habeas Corpus in Guantanamo Bay and its wiretapping of American citizens under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Kucinich voted along with 419 of his House colleagues in favor of this resolution, while only one Congresswoman opposed, Representative Barbara Lee. Note: AUMF may refer to several authorizations granted by the United States Congress. ... The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 is a U.S. federal law prescribing procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of foreign intelligence information between or among foreign powers.[1] FISA is codified in 50 U.S.C. §§1801-1811, 1821-29, 1841-46, and 1861... Barbara Jean Lee (born July 16, 1946), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1998, representing Californias 9th congressional district (map) and is the first woman to represent that district. ...


2004 presidential campaign

Kucinich speaks out against the occupation of Iraq at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Kucinich was criticized during his 2004 campaign for changing his stance on the issue of abortion.[39] His explanation was "I've always worked to make abortions less necessary, through sex education and birth control. But the direction that Congress has taken, increasingly, is to make it impossible for women to be able to have an abortion if they need to protect their health. So when I saw the direction taken, it finally came to the point where I understood that women will not be truly free unless they have the right to choose"[40] Photo of Dennis Kucinich addressing an anti-war demonstration in Boston during the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Brian Corr, July 29, 2004. ... Photo of Dennis Kucinich addressing an anti-war demonstration in Boston during the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Brian Corr, July 29, 2004. ... 2004 Democratic National Convention logo The 2004 Democratic National Convention culminated in the arrival of John Kerry on July 29 to address the delegates. ...


Ralph Nader praised Kucinich as "a genuine progressive"[citation needed], and most Greens were friendly to Kucinich's campaign, some going so far as to indicate that they would not have run against him had he won the Democratic nomination. However, Kucinich was unable to carry any states in the 2004 Democratic Primaries, and John Kerry eventually won the Democratic nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ...


Press coverage

On December 10, 2003, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced the removal of its correspondents from the campaigns of Kucinich, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton. [41] This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ...


The announcement came one day after a Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News' Ted Koppel, in which Koppel asked whether the candidacies of Kucinich, Moseley Braun and Sharpton were merely "vanity campaigns," and Koppel and Kucinich exchanged uncomfortable dialogue. [42] Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ...


Kucinich, previously critical of the limited coverage given his campaign, characterized ABC's decision as an example of media companies' power to shape campaigns by choosing which candidates to cover and questioned its timing, coming immediately after the debate. [41]


ABC News, while stating its commitment to give coverage to a wide range of candidates, argued that focusing more of its "finite resources" on those candidates most likely to win would best serve the public debate. [42]


Polls and primaries

In the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination race, national polls consistently showed Kucinich's support in single digits, but rising, especially as Howard Dean lost some support among peace activists for refusing to commit to cutting the Pentagon budget. Though he was not viewed as a viable contender by most, there were differing polls on Kucinich's popularity. The 2004 U.S. Democratic Party presidential nomination process was a series of primaries and caucuses culminating in the Democratic National Convention that decided which pair of candidates would represent the Democrats in the 2004 election for President and Vice President of the United States. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont, and currently the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the central organ of the Democratic Party at the national level. ...


He placed second in MoveOn.org's primary, behind Dean. He also placed first in other polls, particularly Internet-based ones. This led many activists to believe that his showing in the primaries might be better than what Gallup polls had been saying. However, in the non-binding Washington, D.C. primary, Kucinich finished fourth (last out of candidates listed on the ballot), with only eight percent of the vote. Support for Kucinich was most prevalent in the caucuses around the country. A group of MoveOn volunteers helped the get-out-the-vote drive in Cincinnati in the run-up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ...


In the Iowa caucuses he finished fifth, receiving about one percent of the state delegates from Iowa; far below the 15% threshold for receiving national delegates. He performed similarly in the New Hampshire primary, placing sixth among the seven candidates with 1% of the vote. In the Mini-Tuesday primaries Kucinich finished near the bottom in most states, with his best performance in New Mexico where he received less than six percent of the vote, and still no delegates. Kucinich's best showing in any Democratic contest was in the February 24 Hawaii caucus, in which he won 31% of caucus participants, coming in second place to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. He also saw a double-digit showing in Maine on February 8, where he got 16% in that state's caucus. In the United States, the 2004 Iowa Democratic caucuses (held January 19) were the first major test of some of the leading contenders for the Democratic Partys nomination as its candidate for the 2004 presidential election. ... The New Hampshire primary is the first of a number of statewide political party primary elections held in the United States every four years, as part of the process of the Democratic and Republican parties choosing their candidate for the presidential elections on the subsequent November. ... Mini-Tuesday is the name given to the first day on which multiple states hold U.S. presidential primary elections. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On Super Tuesday, March 2, Kucinich gained another strong showing with the Minnesota caucus, where 17% of the ballots went to him. In his home state of Ohio, he gained nine percent in the primary. In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to a Tuesday in early March of a presidential election year. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


Kucinich campaigned heavily in Oregon, spending thirty days there during the two months leading up to the state's May 18 primary. He continued his campaign because "the future direction of the Democratic Party has not yet been determined"[43] and chose to focus on Oregon "because of its progressive tradition and its pioneering spirit."[44] He even offered to campaign jointly with Kerry during Kerry's visit to the state, though the offer was ignored.[citation needed] He won 16% of the vote. This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The series of U.S. presidential primaries is one of the first steps in the process of electing a President of the United States. ...


Even after Kerry won enough delegates to secure the nomination, Kucinich continued to campaign up until just before the convention, citing an effort to help shape the agenda of the Democratic party. He was the last candidate to end his campaign, mere days before the start of the convention.


2008 Presidential campaign

Main article: Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign, 2008

On December 11, 2006 in a speech delivered at Cleveland City Hall, Kucinich announced he would seek the nomination of the Democratic Party for President in 2008. His platform[45] for 2008 includes: Image File history File links Ballot_box_current. ... This article is about the political process. ... Dennis Kucinich announced on December 26, 2006 that he would persue the nomination for the Democratic President of the United States. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Kucinich describes his stance on the issues as mainstream.[46] "My politics are center for the Democratic party," he said in an interview before an AFL-CIO sponsored debate.[47] Single-payer health care is a system of paying for health care, in which a single government entity pays for all health care costs, usually from taxes. ... Universal health care refers to government mandated programs intended to ensure that all citizens, and sometimes permanent residents, of a governmental region have access to most types of health care. ... The United States National Health Insurance Act also known as the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act and officially called HR 676,[1] is a bill submitted to the United States House of Representatives by Representative John Conyers Jr. ... WTO redirects here. ... NAFTA redirects here. ... In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... A solar trough array is an example of green energy Green energy is a term describing what is thought to be environmentally friendly sources of power and energy. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Social Security, in the United States, currently refers to the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. ... Social security primarily refers to social welfare service concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. ... The Cabinet meets in the Cabinet Room on May 16, 2001. ... The United States Department of Peace is a proposed cabinet-level department of the executive branch of the U.S. government. ... The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM treaty or ABMT) was a treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the limitation of the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems used in defending areas against missile-delivered nuclear weapons. ... Kyoto Protocol Opened for signature December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan Entered into force February 16, 2005. ... Example Instant-runoff voting ballot Instant-runoff voting (IRV) is a voting system most commonly used for single member elections in which voters have one vote, but can rank candidates in order of preference. ... Massive mark-ups for drugs, areas/drugs/index. ... One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ... The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa category in the United States under the Immigration & Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). ... An L-1 visa is a visa document used to enter the United States for the purpose of work in L-1 status. ... Gun politics is a set of legal issues surrounding the ownership, use, and control of firearms as well as safety issues related to firearms both through their direct use and through criminal use. ...


At a debate of Democratic presidential candidates in Philadelphia on October 30, 2007, NBC's Tim Russert cited a passage from a book by Shirley McClaine in which the author writes that Kucinich had seen a UFO from her home in Washington State, and asked him if McClaine's assertion was true. He confirmed that he had in fact seen a UFO, just as former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has.[48] [49] Russert then cited a statistic that 14% of Americans say they have witnessed a UFO.[50] For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Timothy John Russert, Jr. ... Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation and extraterrestrials. ... UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ...


Congressional campaigns

Kucinich has always been easily reelected to Congress, though Republicans and conservative Democrats have made increasingly high-profile attempts to challenge him[citation needed]. In the 2004 primary election, Kucinich was renominated for the seat representing Ohio's 10th congressional district.


Democratic party primary election results:

Candidate Votes Percentage
Dennis J. Kucinich 73,063 86
George Pulling 12,380 14

In the general election, the result was:

Candidate Votes Percentage
Dennis J. Kucinich (Democrat) 167,221 59.9
Edward F. Herman (Republican) 94,120 33.7
Barbara Anne Ferris (Independent) 17,753 6.3

Kucinich defeated Republican candidate Ed Herman. Because of Kucinich's national fame, both candidates received much backing by their parties from outside the district, particularly on the Internet[citation needed]. Edward Fitzpatrick Herman is an American politician of the Republican Party who was the partys 2004 nominee to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Representative Dennis J. Kucinich. ...


In 2006, Kucinich defeated another Democratic primary challenger by a wide margin, and defeated Republican Mike Dovilla in the general election with 66% of the vote, despite last-minute Republican attempts to bring more support to Dovilla.


Plans

The Kucinich Plan For Iraq

On 8 January, 2007 Dennis Kucinich unveiled his comprehensive exit plan to bring the troops home and stabilize Iraq.[51] His plan includes the following steps:[52] is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

  1. Announce that the US will end the occupation, close the military bases, and withdraw.
  2. Announce that existing funds will be used to bring the troops and the necessary equipment home.
  3. Order a simultaneous return of all U.S. contractors to the United States and turn over the contracting work to the Iraqi government
  4. Convene a regional conference for the purpose of developing a security and stabilization force for Iraq.
  5. Prepare an international security peacekeeping force to move in, replacing U.S. troops, who then return home.
  6. Develop and fund a process of national reconciliation.
  7. Restart programs for reconstruction and creating jobs for the Iraqi people.
  8. Provide reparations for the damage that has been done to the lives of Iraqis.
  9. Assure the political sovereignty of Iraq and ensure that their oil isn't stolen.
  10. Repair the Iraqi economy.
  11. Guarantee economic sovereignty for Iraq.
  12. Commence an international truth and reconciliation process, which establishes a policy of truth and reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq.

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Space Preservation Act of 2001

Kucinich introduced the first Space Preservation Act on October 2, 2001, with no cosponsors. The bill was referred to the House Science, the House Armed Services, and the House International Relations committees. The bill died in committee (April 9, 2002) because of an unfavorable executive comment received from the Department of Defense.[53] The Space Preservation Act was a series of four bills introduced to the United States House of Representative designed to preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


Impeachment proceedings against Dick Cheney

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On April 17, 2007, Kucinich sent a letter to his Democratic colleagues saying that he planned to file impeachment proceedings against Dick Cheney, the vice president of the United States.[54] Kucinich planned to introduce the impeachment articles on April 24, 2007, but in light of Cheney's surprise doctor's visit to inspect a blood clot, Kucinich decided to postpone the scheduled press conference "until the vice president's condition is clarified."[55] Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kucinich held a press conference on the evening of April 24, 2007, revealing US House Resolution 333 and the three articles of impeachment against Cheney. He charges Cheney with manipulating the evidence of Iraq's weapons program, deceiving the nation about Iraq's connection to al-Qaeda, and threatening aggression against Iran in violation of the United Nations charter. Kucinich opened his press conference by quoting from the Declaration of Independence, and stated: "I believe the vice president's conduct of office has been destructive to the founding purposes of our nation. Today, I have introduced House Resolution 333, Articles of Impeachment Relating to Vice President Richard B. Cheney. I do so in defense of the rights of the American people to have a government that is honest and peaceful."[56] is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... House Resolution 333 is a resolution submitted to the House of Representatives by Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) during the 110th United States Congress that impeaches Vice President Dick Cheney on three charges. ...


During the first Democratic Presidential debate at South Carolina State University,[57] none of the other candidates' hands went up when the moderator, Brian Williams, asked if they would support Kucinich's plan to impeach Cheney. In response, Kucinich retrieved a "pocket-sized" copy of the U.S. Constitution from his coat and expressed the importance of protecting and defending Constitutional principles.[58] South Carolina State University (also known as SCSU, State College among the older alumni members, or simply State), is a historically black university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. ... This article is about the American journalist. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...

This is a pocket copy of the Constitution which I carry with me, because I took an oath to defend the Constitution. We've spent a lot of time talking about Iraq here tonight and America's role in the world. This country was taken into war based on lies. This country was taken into war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction and al Qaeda's role with respect to Iraq, which there wasn't one at the time we went in. I want to state that Mr. Cheney must be held accountable. He is already ginning up a cause for war against Iran. Now, we have to stand for this Constitution, we have to protect and defend this Constitution. And this vice president has violated this Constitution. So I think that while my friends on the stage may not be ready to take this stand, the American people should know that there's at least one person running for president who wants to reconnect America with its goodness, with its greatness, with its highest principles, which currently are not being reflected by those who are in the White House.

Dennis Kucinich, [59]

As of November 6, 2007, twenty-two other Congressional representatives have become cosponsors.[60] Six of these are members of the House Judiciary Committee: Tammy Baldwin, Keith Ellison, Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters, Steve Cohen and Sheila Jackson-Lee. U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962), American politician, is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the Second Congressional District of Wisconsin (map). ... Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician who became the first Muslim[1][2] to be elected to the United States Congress when he won the vacant seat for Minnesotas 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives, one of eight congressional districts... Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. ... Maxine Waters (born Maxine Moore Carr on August 15, 1938) has served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 35th District of California (map). ... Stephen Ira Steve Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Tennessees ninth district. ... Sheila Jackson-Lee (born January 12, 1950 in Queens, New York), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995. ...


Cheney Impeachment Articles introduced

On November 6, 2007, "Presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) caught Democrat leadership in the House off-guard ... when he utilized special parliamentary rules to move for a vote on impeaching Vice President Dick Cheney"[61] The measure was opposed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Speaker Pelosi, who stood by previous comments that "impeachment is not on our agenda", and they initially moved to table the bill. When that attempt failed, Mr. Hoyer quickly moved to refer the bill to the House Judiciary Committee. That motion succeeded. According to the Philadelphia Bulletin, "Mr. Kucinich's resolution ... has a serious chance of passing"[61], although some other media organizations predict that the resolution will be left to die in committee. The Philadelphia Bulletin was a daily evening newspaper published from 1847 to 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Opposition to H1B/L1 Visa Programs

Kucinich has been a vocal opponent of the H1B and L1 visa programs. In an article on his campaign website,[62] he states:

The expanded use of H-1B and L-1 visas has had a negative effect on the workplace of Information Technology workers in America. It has caused a reduction in wages. It has forced workers to accept deteriorating working conditions and allowed U.S. companies to concentrate work in technical and geographic areas that American workers consider undesirable. It has also reduced the number of IT jobs held by Americans.

Plan to ban handguns

In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre in Blacksburg, Virginia, Kucinich proposed a plan that he says will address violence in America. Kucinich is currently drafting legislation that includes a ban on the purchase, sale, transfer, or possession of handguns by civilians.[63] The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting comprising two separate attacks about two hours apart on April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. ... Blacksburgs location within Virgina Virginias location within the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Montgomery Founded 1798 Government  - Mayor Ron Rordam Area  - Town  19. ...


The congressman has pushed for gun control, even as a city councilman. He did carry a handgun for a period of time in 1978 (under the recommendation of the police) when he was the target of a mafia plot.[64]


Support for reinstating the Fairness Doctrine

Kucinich is also involved in efforts to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, requiring radio stations to give liberal and conservative points of view equal time, which he and other critics of talk radio claim is not presently the case. He is joined in this effort by fellow Democrat Maurice Hichney, among others, as well as Vermont's independent Senator Bernie Sanders.[65] Conservatives have criticized these plans, alleging that what they believe to be a liberal-dominated Hollywood, academia and mainstream media would not be subject to these regulations.[66][67][68] The Fairness Doctrine was a United States FCC regulation requiring broadcast licensees to present controversial issues of public importance in a manner deemed by the FCC to be honest, equitable and balanced. ... Maurice Dunlea Hinchey (born October 27, 1938), is an American politician. ... Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the current big willy floppah junior United States Senator from big blob of brown poo Vermont. ...


Animal welfare

Kucinich addresses the issue of factory farming in his policy encouraging independent, family-owned, and organic farming. This would help lead to "the meat that we consume coming from happy and healthy free-range animals", Kucinich states on his campaign website.[69] The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ...


Kucinich is one of the the only vegans in Congress.[1] He has maintained a diet for many years that excludes animal products in accordance with his conviction that "all life on our Earth [is] sacred."[69][70] This article is about the dietary lifestyle, Vegan can also mean relating to vega, especially the star Vega, as in astronomical references to the Vegan system, or Science Fiction references to aliens from that system. ...


Electoral history

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  • John Kerry - 4,253 votes (98.4%)
  • Dennis Kucinich - 43 votes (1.0%)
  • Abstaint - 26 votes (0.6%)

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See also

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  55. ^ Cheney returns to work after leg check-up. Reuters (April 24, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-30.
  56. ^ Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Cheney. The Washington Post (April 24, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-07.
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  64. ^ [7]'Kucinich Packed Heat' Kucinich carried a gun in 1978 because of a death plot, Sabrina Eaton 4/27/2007
  65. ^ Fred Lucas: Democrats' New 'Fairness' Push May Silence Conservative Radio Hosts, Critics Say 17 January 2007
  66. ^ John Berlau: Is the Fairness Doctrine on its Way Back? 31 October 2006
  67. ^ Derek Hunter: 'Fairness Doctrine' Anything but Fair 17 May 2007
  68. ^ George Will: Fraudulent 'Fairness' 07 May 2007
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  70. ^ Jennifer Duck, Kucinich Brings Home the Bacon, Vegan-Style, ABC News. May 4, 2007.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph J. Perk
Mayor of Cleveland
1978–1979
Succeeded by
George V. Voinovich
Preceded by
Martin R. Hoke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district

1997–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Persondata
NAME Kucinich, Dennis John
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Kučinić, Dennis (Croatian)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Ohio politician
DATE OF BIRTH October 8, 1946
PLACE OF BIRTH Cleveland, Ohio
DATE OF DEATH living
PLACE OF DEATH

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Dennis Kucinich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4156 words)
Kucinich was born in Cleveland as the eldest of the seven children of Frank and Virginia Kucinich.
Kucinich is a Roman Catholic, an environmentalist, and a vegan.
Kucinich was often satirized in editorials and editorial cartoons as "Dennis the Menace," a reference to the comic strip of that name, Kucinich's name and youthful appearance, and his positions, which in that context were often characterized as extremist and anti-business.
Dennis Kucinich - dKosopedia (608 words)
Dennis Kucinich is the U.S. Representative for the 10th Congressional District of Ohio.
Kucinich first came to national prominence in 1977 when he was elected mayor of Cleveland Ohio at the age of 31, the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city.
Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1946.
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