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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a lawyer, consumer advocate, author and Presidential candidate from Winsted. After earning degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Nader began work as a lawyer in Hartford. While working in Hartford, he also lectured at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington D.C. In 1980, Nader began creating a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project and the Disability Rights Center. In 2000, Nader ran in the presidential election as a third-party candidate. Many Democrats blamed Nader... Show more »
Ralph Nader is a lawyer, consumer advocate, author and Presidential candidate from Winsted. After earning degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Nader began work as a lawyer in Hartford. While working in Hartford, he also lectured at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington D.C. In 1980, Nader began creating a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project and the Disability Rights Center. In 2000, Nader ran in the presidential election as a third-party candidate. Many Democrats blamed Nader for costing the election, which resulted in a George W. Bush victory by only 537 votes over Al Gore. On February 24, 2008, Nader announced 2008 presidential bid, naming former San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Matt Gonzalez as his running mate. « Show less

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  • Obama: Up 12

     
    Obama is up 12 in a new LAT/Bloomberg national poll. Most polls have been closer, in the 4-to-6 range, but a Newsweek poll last week had him up 15. Obama leads big among blacks, leads among women, is tied among......
  • Bob Barr: GOP's Ralph Nader of '08?

     
    by Mark Silva Could Bob Barr, once a leading nemesis of President Bill Clinton, become the spoiler whom Democrats learn to love? Barr, pictured at left, a former Republican and former congressman from Georgia who will represent the Libertarian Party......
  • Obama: 12-point advantage over McCain

     
    by Mark Silva Democratic Sen. Barack Obama claims a significant advantage over Republican Sen. John McCain at the start of their campaign for the White House, according to the results of a new poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times......
  • Nader: Suggests that Obama "talks white" (Updated)

     
    Ralph Nader, not one to mince words, says this to the Rocky Mountain News: "There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American. Whether that will make any......
  • Obama's Chicago news conference

     
    by John McCormick Sen. Barack Obama just concluded a news conference in Chicago late this afternoon. A quick snapshot of a few highlights: * On campaigning with Sen. Hillary Clinton on Friday and beyond: "I want her campaigning as much......
  • No shortage of determination

    As he bounces between college campuses, few signs or banners greet him. The network cameras are strangers. And copies of his book sometimes arrive late, just like the candidate, who flies coach and travels in a motorcade of one. If the modern...
  • REDEYE: The point: Tattoos take priority over politics

    A busy tattoo and piercing parlor seemed as good a place as any to listen to young voters talk about presidential politics. So, I followed the green and orange neon sign to the basement of Body Ritual here. Unfortunately, it turned out I was doing most...
  • REDEYE: 'Daily Show' is Boston's biggest hit

    No surprise here. The toughest ticket to snag at the Democratic Convention is not for the political blah blah at the FleetCenter where the delegates in stupid hats are meeting every night. The most coveted ticket in Boston--and the hardest to get--is a...
  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Enters 12th Storied Year April 28-29 at UCLA

    LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2007 - The city renowned as the entertainment capital of the world will roll out the red carpet to celebrate the nation's largest public literary festival when the Los Angeles Times, in association with UCLA, holds the 12th Annual...
  • Roving anti-gambling leader doubles down in Maryland

    The Rev. Tom Grey has never been one to run from a fight - even when the odds are stacked against him. And the odds are seldom with the Illinois-based, anti-gambling activist as he battles aggressive campaigns by deep-pocket gambling interests to...
  • Analysis: Gore would have gained votes

    An inspection of more than 6,000 discarded presidential ballots in Lake County on Dec. 18, 2000, revealed that Vice President Al Gore lost a net 130 votes that were clearly his even in a conservative GOP bastion that President-elect Bush dominated as a...