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Statements on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Statement of Senator Robert Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole Our nation has lost a cherished servant leader who has truly been the man for all seasons. President Bush answered the call to serve whenever our nation needed him – and we needed him often and in so many important capacities – Congressman, Vice President, Director […]

Postmortem: Sharice Davids, Steve Watkins ride personal narratives, savvy campaigns to Congress (Topeka Capital-Journal)

A panel at the University of Kansas’ Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday featured a set of four campaign managers who pulled back the curtain on their strategy and tactics in the 2nd and 3rd Districts. Ringleaders for Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Sharice Davids and Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Steve Watkins, as well as the defeated candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and Democrat Paul Davis, reminisced about races culminating Nov. 6.

How POW wives fought to bring home their husbands (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

It was not until months later, back home in this country, that the men learned of the role their own wives had played in securing their freedom. These women, among them Denton’s wife, worked behind the scenes, lobbying U.S. legislators, telling their stories to the press, and holding Hanoi accountable to the Geneva Convention in meetings with North Vietnamese officials in Paris.

Ruckus (Nov. 1, 2018) with Bill Lacy (KCPT)

Dole Leadership Prize to Ex-Secretary of State James Baker (AP)

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will honor former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker with the 2018 Dole Leadership Prize.

Dole Institute to honor James Baker with Dole Leadership Prize

James A. Baker, III, served in senior government positions under three U.S. presidents, including as the nation’s 61st secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush. During that time, Baker traveled to 90 foreign countries as the United States confronted the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the post–Cold War era.

Gift to Dole Institute launches Edward F. Reilly Lecture

The Edward F. Reilly Lecture will be a public program exploring the role of civil discourse and bipartisanship in contemporary politics. The lecture will take place in two- to three-year intervals…

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