Mark Kennedy

(Mark Raymond Kennedy)

Mark Kennedy
Mark Kennedy
  • Born: April 11, 1957
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Mark Raymond Kennedy, is an American businessman, politician, and administrator, who is currently serving as the 12th president of the University of North Dakota, having previously led the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. A Republican, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota from 2001 to 2007. Kennedy did not seek re-election in 2006, instead running in the 2006 election for U.S. Senate. He lost the general election to Democratic–Farmer–Labor nominee Amy Klobuchar.

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When a liberal says they are going to soak the rich, the middle class will get drenched. Liberals & Conservatives
A recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota concluded that meth was involved in as many as 81 percent of child protection cases in the state.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's tradition of focusing on education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting
Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining.
At the federal level, we must help, not hinder, local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators as they make decisions about educating our children.
But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Ethanol and biodiesel allow people to burn a cleaner form of energy.
Few things are more important to each individual's future success or to our nation's prosperity than education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Future ;Success
I now have two kids of my own in college, so I know how important it is that we keep the dream alive for every family and I share the concern about rising tuition costs. Families, Children & Parenting
I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting
Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States.
Our communities face many challenges, from keeping our kids safe in public, to the war on terrorism. But few have such immediate consequences as we face from methamphetamine. War & Peace
Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality, and its individual members take innocent lives, just to create chaos for news cameras.
Overseas, America's fighting men and women have been waging war against those who would attack America and plunge the world into a period of darkness, and their success can easily be seen. Women ;Success ;War & Peace
Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
Remaining vigilant toward this ever-present threat means constantly learning how better to protect ourselves. But primarily it reminds us that we must fight and win the war on terror, so that we do not have to fight it here in America. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;War & Peace
The Internet is a great information tool, and can be a place where kids learn, but we must remember that when kids are online, they are in public.
The lack of substantial resources and staffing along the Northern U.S. border poses a real security threat.
The Prescription Drug Benefit we passed in Congress is already working to make prescription drugs available and affordable for all seniors who depend on them, through the drug card that became available last year.
The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq. Power ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There are some scary statistics out there: one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual solicitation or approach via the Internet.
This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Future ;War & Peace
Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Unless we rise to the challenge, instead of American youth being able to live the American dream, the Chinese will fulfill their dream of overtaking America.
We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
We must conserve our environment and pass it on to our children in as good or better condition than it was passed to us.
We must continue to work hard on the federal level, to make sure that our local law enforcement and communities have the tools and resources they need to fight this war against methamphetamine, and keep our kids safe. War & Peace ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women. Women