| Oct 21, 2012
| 6:56 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so.
It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 6:58 AM
EDITOR’S NOTE — Walter R. Mears, who reported on government and politics for The Associated Press in Washington for 40 years, covered George McGovern in the Senate and in his 1972 presidential campaign.
By WALTER MEARS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C....
| Oct 26, 2012
Inevitably, in all the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern upon his death at 90, his landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential election at the hands of Richard Nixon shared top billing with his fights against America's misguided wars in Vietnam and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Washington -- Democrats are collecting spoils beyond what many predicted, Republicans are licking wounds after a bruising battle, and the country is waking up to the mix of euphoric celebration and bitter disappointment that accompanies the long-awaited...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:34 PM
George McGovern was a courageous pilot and a lifelong public servant who accomplished much good in his life. Tom Daschle's statement at his memorial service that McGovern was "the most effective preacher of the Gospel he had ever met," however, convinces...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:40 AM
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, June 28, 1962:
A Bel Air Elementary School student from Hickory, John Michael Kirk, 12, won the first ever Soap Box Derby in Bel Air. The sixth-grader had to win five heats to claim the championship....
| Jul 8, 2012
Mark K. Shriver, a brother of former California First Lady Maria Shriver, explores his relationship with their father in his new book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Shriver, George McGovern's Democratic vice presidential...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The London Olympics, not to mention the frequent mention of the long-ago Lake Placid Winter Olympics in connection with Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, has had me reminiscing about a close-to-home Olympian spectacle: the Special Olympics...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:51 PM
Public school meals won’t be affected by the federal spending cuts known as sequestration, but several local agencies that depend on federal funding are awaiting word on how the gridlock between President Obama and Congress will affect local...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...