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Robert Strauss: Capital Dealmaker, ‘Everybody’s Friend’

Posted on 03/24/2014 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsRobert S. Strauss, who died March 19 at age 95, was a Washington insider back when that was a compliment. The New York Times obituary called the former Democratic chairman a “kingmaker” in a bygone era when party leaders held a lot more power. “A loud, sometimes profane backslapper, he made his name in the nation’s capital as a persuasive back-room trouble-shooter, a virtuoso of hardball negotiation and gentle suasion,” BusinessWeek wrote. Strauss helped some Democrats like Jimmy Carter get …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/31/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Trying to shame people into losing weight only makes them get fatter. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Former President George H.W. Bush looks great Michael Jordan style. (Learn more at Daily Mail) 3. Bush hates broccoli, but former President (and current vegan) Bill Clinton substitutes whipped cauliflower for mashed potatoes. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Old Jews can tell the same jokes 500 times and still get laughs. (Learn more at AARP) 5. Scientists …