Jim Jeffords

Type: Person
Name: Jim Jeffords
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

John Freitag: Why I switched from Democrat to independent

Editor’s note: This commentary is by John Freitag, who is an independent candidate for the Vermont House District Windsor-Orange 2, representing the towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. He served as Strafford Town Democratic chair for over ... [Published VTDigger.org - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Garrison Nelson: Jim Jeffords, reluctant rebel

Sen. James Jeffords, Rep. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy make their traditional “Milk Toast” to the passage of the Farm Bill and their MILC Program for dairy farmers. Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy photoEditor’s note: This article is by Garrison ... [Published VTDigger.org - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 2 reports

Floor statement of Sen. Chuck Grassley On the Late Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont

Floor statement of Sen. Chuck GrassleyOn the Late Sen. Jim Jeffords of VermontDelivered Wednesday, September 10, 2014Mr. President, I want to take a few minutes to recognize the life of former Senator Jim Jeffords from Vermont who died this last august ... [Published U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

You Can Quote Me - Sept. 7, 2014

You Can Quote Me -- Former Vt. Gov. Jim Douglas, Former Sen. Jeffords Chief of Staff Susan Boardman Russ and Former Newspaper Editor and WCAX Political Analyst Steve Terry join Darren Perron to discuss the legacy of Sen. Jim Jeffords. ... [Published WCAX TV3 - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 3 reports

Jim Jeffords: Do small states give lawmakers a cushion of independence?

I’m up today at U.S. News [1]with an analysis of Republican Sen. Jim Jeffords[2]’ decision in 2001 to declare as an independent and caucus with the Democrats. As I noted in yesterday’s post[3], his political career was largely defined by this decision ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

Laura Jeffords delivers eulogy for her dad, Sen. Jim Jeffords

Laura Jeffords spoke about her father, James Jeffords, at his funeral in Rutland Friday. Laura talked about her dad's love of working in the woods, tinkering and some of his culinary favorites and not so favorites. ... [Published WCAX TV3 - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

Friends Say Jeffords Took Vermont Roots To Washington

Friends, family and fellow politicians say the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords took his Vermont roots with him to Washington.During a funeral Friday in Rutland, the Vermont city where he was raised, Jeffords was remembered for his commitment to his family, ... [Published WAMC.org - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 8 reports

A Salute to Jim Jeffords, a True Vermont Progressive

Posted August 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm by Ross Eisenbrey Ross Eisenbrey Comment PrintI was saddened to learn of the death of Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont this week. He was the rare politician who combined intelligence, humility, and a sense of ... [Published Economic Policy Institute - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 8 reports

Senator Jim Jeffords dies at age 80

Jim Jeffords spent his entire political career bucking trends. Nominally a Republican, Jeffords often supported positions contrary to his party. Eventually, the Vermont senator left the G.O.P. to caucus with the Democrats. In the end, Jeffords compiled ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 4 reports

Jeezum, Jim: What Ever Happened to Jeffords Republicans?

click to enlargePhoto from the Seven Days ArchivesEven after the post-Watergate rout of 1974, when Democrats picked up 49 seats in the U.S. House, eight of New England's 25 House members still hailed from the GOP.Among them was a 40-year-old freshman ... [Published Seven Days Vermont - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 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 - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 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 - Aug 19 2014]

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John Freitag: Why I switched from Democrat to i... [Published VTDigger.org - Sep 15 2014]
Garrison Nelson: Jim Jeffords, reluctant rebel [Published VTDigger.org - Sep 14 2014]
Floor statement of Sen. Chuck Grassley On the L... [Published U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley - Sep 11 2014]
Senate honors Jeffords, shares party switch det... [Published Burlington Press - Sep 11 2014]
You Can Quote Me - Sept. 7, 2014 [Published WCAX TV3 - Sep 09 2014]
Lola Aiken, political doyenne, dies at 102 [Published Burlington Press - Sep 08 2014]
Lame-Duck Session Plus Louisiana Runoff Could B... [Published National Journal - Sep 08 2014]
GNAT-TV schedule [Published The Manchester Journal - Sep 04 2014]
Bennington Select Board working to name Welcome... [Published VTDigger.org - Sep 01 2014]
Jeffords: Vermont's true public servant [Published Burlington Press - Aug 31 2014]
Jeffords: A champion of human, civil rights [Published Burlington Press - Aug 31 2014]
Amusing story about Jeffords [Published Rutland Herald - Aug 30 2014]
Town wants to name welcome center after Jeffords [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 28 2014]
New details on Williston salt shed collapse [Published WCAX TV3 - Aug 28 2014]
Jeffords’s summer job [Published Rutland Herald - Aug 27 2014]
Jim Jeffords: Do small states give lawmakers a ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
The Republican Party's Rightward Shift Is Stunn... [Published The New Republic Online - Aug 26 2014]
Small states, malapportionment, and electoral i... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 26 2014]
Why I love politics: Jeffords, Perry, and Zakaria [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 25 2014]
Jim Jeffords, the Constitution and the Senate P... [Published US News & World Report - Aug 25 2014]
Weekend link dump for August 24 [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 24 2014]
All the Push Jim Jeffords Needed [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 24 2014]
A lesson of service [Published Times Argus - Aug 24 2014]
An independent man [Published Times Argus - Aug 24 2014]
Liberal Senator Who Left the GOP Hailed By NBC ... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Aug 24 2014]
Between Ribadu and Jeffords [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 24 2014]
Jeffords service honors his humanity [Published Times Argus - Aug 23 2014]
Laura Jeffords delivers eulogy for her dad, Sen... [Published WCAX TV3 - Aug 23 2014]
Friday Talking Points -- Big And Little Brother [Published Huffington Post - Aug 23 2014]
Friends Say Jeffords Took Vermont Roots To Wash... [Published WAMC.org - Aug 23 2014]
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Jim Jeffords [Published Swampland - Aug 21 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 ...
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