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Tom Harkin is a product of small town Iowa who has not forgotten his origins. He was born November 19, 1939 to a coal miner father and a Slovenian immigrant mother who passed away when Tom was ten years old. Tom, his three brothers and two sisters and their parents shared a two- bedroom home in Cumming, Iowa (population 150). Tom is a fourth generation Iowan, a father of two, a Navy veteran, and a graduate of Iowa State University.


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Tom first came to Washington, D.C. in 1969 to join the staff of Iowa Congressman Neal Smith. As a staff member accompanying a congressional delegation to South Vietnam, he revealed to the world the infamous "tiger cages" inside a South Vietnamese prison camp at Con Son Island. Withstanding tremendous pressure to withhold the sensitive information, Tom's photographs and detailed account of the tiger cages were published in Life Magazine, exposing a cover-up and unearthing the shocking, inhuman conditions political prisoners were forced to endure. As a result, hundreds of tortured political prisoners were released.

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... JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby's exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (S.D.), Tom Harkin · Thomas (Tom) Richard HarkinTrump should require federal contractors to follow the law Orrin Hatch, ...

Terry Branstad and lawmakers Charles Grassley, Tom Harkin, John Kerry and their families, record state. Another letter in December 2004 stated Rooney was hearing voices in his head telling him to kill President Bush and the vice president and then to kill himself, court records state. Days later, while in ...
Neither sleet nor ice nor dark of day could keep John and Jackie Norris from their appointed round of Northwest Iowa on Saturday, including a stop at Diane Hamilton's home here before the county crews could show the way on Casino Beach Road. “Oh, the roads are pretty good,” said wheelwoman Jackie ...
He listed affordable housing, health care and income inequality as priorities. The Irvine native also emphasized the six years he spent as an aide to then-Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and applauded the skills of all the Democratic candidates. “It's really a good thing we have ...
Then-Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat from Iowa, introduced a bill that would've forced the Department of Defense to determine which captives in its custody could be tried in a regular civilian court, and which couldn't be. Those that couldn't be tried would be transferred overseas to countries where they ...
OSAGE | On a very slick President's Day in Osage, Congressional hopeful Thomas Heckroth spoke with a gathering of Mitchell County Democrats at Teluwut. Heckroth, a sixth-generation Iowan, who grew up in Waverly, is the son of a state senator and former worker for Sen. Tom Harkin. He served as a ...
But he and others who might be worried that retirement means slipping into powerless obscurity should take heart — there evidently is a rewarding existence waiting outside the Senate chamber. At least there is according to Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who decided against seeking a sixth term in 2014.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, shakes hands with Jason Gallagher, a disabled student and Capitol Hill intern, as they hold a press conference with Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., background left, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2005.
... Health 3 (formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine). The brainchild primarily of then-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who held views of health and medicine that were unconventional (to be charitable), this center is the dirty little secret of the research community and Congress.
A sign with the logo for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Tom Harkin Global Communications Center on October 5, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. SOURCE: Getty Images. $10,000 reward offered in the case of missing CDC employee. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy ...


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