Jim Jeffords

Type: Person
Name: Jim Jeffords
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

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Most Vermonters knew Jim Jeffords as an independent politician who stood for education and the environment, but as his former staff members reveal, Jeffords as a man loved to laugh, loved people and above all, loved the state of Vermont.Read More » ... [Published Champlain Channel - Aug 19 2014]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

NCD Statement on the Passing of Senator Jim Jeffords (8/19/14)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- The National Council on Disability issued the following statement:Fifteen years ago, as partisan politics was becoming the norm, Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords took a principled stand--and sided with the disability community.Jim Jeffords, ... [Published Targeted News Service - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

The lost bipartisan consensus on climate change

This week, Jim Jeffords, the former senator from Vermont, passed away at the age of 80.Jeffords is perhaps most famous for disrupting the balance of power in the Senate in 2001. Disillusioned with the growing conservative bent of the Republican Party, ... [Published The Week Magazine - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Jeffords a man of integrity

August 20,2014The people of Vermont and our nation as a whole lost a beautiful soul in the passing of Jim Jeffords on Aug. 18.I had the privilege of knowing him and his family on a personal level, and I want to assure everyone that the public and private ... [Published Rutland Herald - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

A maverick Vermonter

Jim Jeffords left us all too early when he had to retire for medical reasons in 2006. His retirementfrom the Senate deprived the nation of his independent spirit and courage. Many learned of this about Jeffords for the first time on May 24, 2001, when ... [Published Rutland Herald - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

A man of compassion

This week we mourn the passing of one of Vermont’s true public servants — Jim Jeffords. For many, he rose to prominence through his decision to become an independent. For those close to him, he will always be known for his unbridled curiosity, his compassion, ... [Published Rutland Herald - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Boxer Statement on the Passing of Senator Jim Jeffords

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued the following statement today on the passing of former Senator Jim Jeffords:“I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Senator Jim Jeffords, a passionate and courageous leader who was always ... [Published U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 50 reports

Former senator Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords, the former senator from Vermont who single-handedly redrew the national political map in 2001 when, after a quarter-century as a moderate Republican lawmaker he declared himself an independent, shifting control of the Senate to the Democrats, ... [Published Indiana Gazette - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Statement on Sen. James Jeffords

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 18 - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today on the death of former U.S. Sen. James Jeffords:"Jane and I join all Vermonters in sending condolences to the family of Jim Jeffords. Jim was one of the most popular ... [Published Noodls - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 5 reports

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Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collectionUpdated: Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:04 AM EDT 2014-08-19 13:04:12 GMTHundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of ... [Published ABC6.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

A True Environmental Champion Has Passed (8/18/14)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- Environment America issued the following news release: Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt released the following statement on the death of former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords:"We are deeply saddened to hear about ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

PHOTOS: Remembering Jim Jeffords

FILE: Former Fullbright scholar Ngawang Choephel, 34, right, meets with Sen. James Jeffords, I-Vt., left, as he places a khata, a traditional welcoming scarf around Choephel's neck, at National Airport, in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002. Choephel was ... [Published Burlington Press - Aug 18 2014]

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"i feel as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders" Jeffords said when he announced the switch

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Pedro Zamora's honor; N.J. trans student's trou... [Published Windy City Times - 2 hours ago]
NCD Statement on the Passing of Senator Jim Jef... [Published Targeted News Service - 4 hours ago]
The lost bipartisan consensus on climate change [Published The Week Magazine - 4 hours ago]
Jeffords a man of integrity [Published Rutland Herald - 6 hours ago]
A maverick Vermonter [Published Rutland Herald - 6 hours ago]
A man of compassion [Published Rutland Herald - 6 hours ago]
Boxer Statement on the Passing of Senator Jim J... [Published U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer - 14 hours ago]
James Jeffords, Vermont senator who left the GO... [Published McClatchy DC - 19 hours ago]
The Richard Eeds Show: (Pt 2.) August 19, 2014 [Published SantaFe.com - 20 hours ago]
Former senator Jim Jeffords dies [Published Indiana Gazette - 23 hours ago]
Sen. Jim Jeffords Put Policy Before Party [Published US News & World Report - 23 hours ago]
Jim Jeffords, RIP [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Aug 19 2014]
Activists: Jihadi killed near Syria-Lebanon border [Published ABC6.com - Aug 19 2014]
Jim Jeffords, Influential Senator on Education ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Aug 19 2014]
4.2 magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma [Published Champlain Channel - Aug 19 2014]
New York Times' Weber Hounds Republicans, Even ... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Aug 19 2014]
Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives [Published ABC6.com - Aug 19 2014]
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rick Scott'... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 19 2014]
A True Environmental Champion Has Passed (8/18/14) [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 19 2014]
South Africa repatriates journalist's remains [Published ABC6.com - Aug 19 2014]
Jeffords Remembered for Fierce Independence [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200 [Published ABC6.com - Aug 19 2014]
UK inflation rate falls more than expected [Published WATE - Aug 19 2014]
James M. Jeffords [Published Times Argus - Aug 19 2014]
President, politicos honor U.S. Sen. James Jeff... [Published Rutland Herald - Aug 19 2014]
Senator cost GOP control with switch [Published Toledoblade.com - Aug 19 2014]
HRC Statement on the Death of Jim Jeffords (8/1... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 19 2014]
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel o... [Published News Release - U.S. Dept. of Defense - Aug 19 2014]
Dahlkemper, others to discuss need for green in... [Published Erie Times-News - Aug 19 2014]
Former Vermont U.S. Sen. Jeffords dies at 80 [Published Erie Times-News - Aug 19 2014]
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Jim Jeffords, RIP [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Aug 19 2014]
Jim Jeffords gave control of the Senate to the Democrats in 2001 when he left the Republican Party. If it didn’t permanently eliminate the Republican control that would allow the Bush Administration to do all sorts of horrible things with congressional ...
New York Times' Weber Hounds Republicans, Even ... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Aug 19 2014]
An obituary by the New York Times' Bruce Weber for Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords, a soft Republican who swung Senate control to the Democrats when he disavowed his party and went independent (" Jim Jeffords, Who Altered Power in Senate, Dies at 80 ") appeared ...
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel o... [Published News Release - U.S. Dept. of Defense - Aug 19 2014]
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense. ...
Senator Jim Jeffords Died Today. Watch the Movi... [Published Mojo Feed | Mother Jones - Aug 19 2014]
Former Senator James Jeffords, who represented Vermont in Washington for 32 years, died Monday at the age of 80. He made history when, five months after George W. Bush was inaugurated with a deadlocked Senate in 2001, he left the GOP to become an independent ...
Jim Jeffords: Ahead of His Time [Published Washington Wire - Aug 18 2014]
Linda Killian: Former Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords, a Republican who shook up the Senate in 2001 by becoming an independent, was in many ways ahead of his time. ...
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