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Morton M. Kondracke (born April 28, 1939) is an American political commentator and journalist. He currently serves as executive editor and columnist for the independent Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. He is also co-host of The Beltway Boys on Fox News Channel and a regular nightly contributor on Special Report with Brit Hume. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with reporter. ... Capitol Hill is the name of a district in the following cities: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, DC It is also a common nickname for the United States Congress and the politicians who serve it (e. ... A roll call is the process of checking who is in attendance, usually by calling out and checking off their names. ... Mort Kondracke (left) and Fred Barnes (right) The Beltway Boys is an internationally syndicated American television show. ... The Fox News Channel is a popular U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Special Report with Brit Hume is an American television program appearing on Fox News Channel. ...

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Professional career

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Kondracke graduated from Dartmouth College in 1960. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Washington, DC in the Counter-Intelligence Corps while pursuing graduate work at Georgetown University and working part time for the Washington Star. After leaving the Army in 1963, Kondracke joined the staff of the Chicago Sun-Times, moving to the paper's Washington bureau in 1968, eventually working his way up to White House correspondent in 1974. Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... US Army Seal The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... The Washington Star, previously known as the Washington Star-News and the Washington Evening Star, was a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. between 1852 and 1982. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... New home of the Chicago Sun-Times at 350 N. Orleans St. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ...


Kondracke left the Sun-Times in 1977 to become executive editor of The New Republic. He would work there until 1985 when he left to become Washington Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine. In the meantime, his increased profile led to commentary positions at National Public Radio, This Week with David Brinkley and The Wall Street Journal. In 1982, he joined The McLaughlin Group as one of the original panelists, a position he held for 16 years. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For other uses, see the disambiguation section. ... This article is about the year. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... NPR logo NPR redirects here. ... This Week is one of the American Sunday-morning interview shows. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The McLaughlin Group is a long-running weekly public affairs television program in the United States, where a group of five commentators discuss current political issues. ...


In 1991, Kondracke began serving as executive editor of Roll Call. In October 1998, he began co-hosting his own show, The Beltway Boys, with Fred Barnes on Fox News Channel. He is also a regular nightly contributor on Special Report with Brit Hume on the same network. Kondracke also writes a twice-weekly column in "Roll Call" ["Pennsylvania Avenue"] that is syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association, part of United Media. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A roll call is the process of checking who is in attendance, usually by calling out and checking off their names. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Mort Kondracke (left) and Fred Barnes (right) The Beltway Boys is an internationally syndicated American television show. ... Frederic W. Barnes, an American journalist, author, and conservative political commentator, is the executive editor of the news publication The Weekly Standard, co-host with Mort Kondracke of The Beltway Boys on the Fox News Channel, and also regularly appears on Foxs Special Report with Brit Hume. ... The Fox News Channel is a popular U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Special Report with Brit Hume is an American television program appearing on Fox News Channel. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ...


In 1984, he was a panelist for the second televised debate (on foreign policy) between President Ronald Reagan and Democratic challenger Walter Mondale.


Personal life

In 1967, Kondracke married Millicent Martinez, a part-Mexican, part-Catholic, part-Jewish liberal activist. They had two children, Alexandra and Andrea. Kondracke battled alcoholism during the 1980s, and he credits Millicent for helping him end his addiction by 1987. In 1988, Millicent was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Her long battle with the disease led Kondracke to become an advocate for Parkinson's research and increased government spending on medical research. Millicent Kondracke grew increasingly incapacitated by the disease and died on July 22, 2004. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Alcoholism is the compulsive consumption of alcohol. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 22 July is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...


Kondracke detailed his family's struggle with Parkinson's in a 2001 book called Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease (ISBN 034545197X). The book was the basis of a CBS television movie called Saving Milly, starring Madeleine Stowe and Bruce Greenwood, which aired March 13, 2005. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For other uses, see CBS (disambiguation). ... Madeleine Stowe (born August 18, 1958) is an American actress. ... Bruce Greenwood is a Canadian actor born on August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Quebec. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

On the McLaughlin Group television show, host John McLaughlin bestowed on Kondracke the nickname "Morton 'When it Rains it Pours' Kondracke," both as a riff on the product slogan for Morton Salt, and as implicit reference to Konracke's propensity for speaking at-length on familiar subjects. Several people are named John McLaughlin: John McLaughlin (musician), an English jazz fusion guitar player. ... In music, a riff is an ostinato figure: a repeated chord progression, pattern or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a rock music or jazz composition. ... Morton Salt is a United States company specializing in the production of salt for food, water conditioning, industrial, agricultural, and road/highway use. ...


Mort Kondracke was on President Richard Nixon's Enemies List. [1] Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Nixons Enemies List is the informal name of what started as a list of the Nixon administrations major political opponents compiled by Charles Colson and sent in memorandum form to John Dean on September 9, 1971. ...


Fan Club

Surprisingly enough, a Mort Kondracke Fan Club has formed. Chartered in early 2006, its membership has grown rapidly. Mort's popularity is greatly due to his frequent appearances on Special Report with Brit Hume. All those interested in joining the Mort Kondracke Fan Club should contact George Robertson at mortkondracke@hotmail.com Special Report with Brit Hume is an American television program appearing on Fox News Channel. ...


External links

  • Roll Call newspaper
  • Recent syndicated columns
  • FOX News biography
  • Dartmouth College biography
  • "Kondracke Confronts the Pain and Politics of Parkinson's Disease", Tech Central Station, June 7, 2001

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In 1967, Kondracke married Millicent Martinez, a part-Mexican, part-Catholic, part-Jewish liberal activist.
In 1988, Millicent was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Millicent Kondracke grew increasingly incapacitated by the disease and died on July 22, 2004.
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