WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robert Michel, a gentlemanly Midwesterner who championed civility in Washington as House Republican leader but left Congress dismayed by the rise of conservative firebrands in his own party, died on Friday at age 93, a former aide said. (Reuters Politics) More
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Robert Michel, champion of Washington civility in senior House post, dies at 93
“It has always puzzled me that in Washington we have no public vocabulary to describe civility, which I believe is among the highest public virtues,” Michel said in 1991. “Raising the level of your voice doesn't raise the level of discussion. Listening ...
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