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Ronald Harold Johnson


BIO: 88
Former House Majority Leader
Senior United States Senator for Wisconsin
OPINION by AUBRA SALT, The Oregon Herald
Ron Johnson seems to be playing with himself. And perhaps that’s about as effective as he’s ever going to be, no conscience, no concern to do what's right for America, just a pathetic compromised individual who will live with his decision to lie to the American people in support of Trump, for the rest of his life, making him one of the worst America has to offer, perhaps just below Donald Trump. Ron Johnson represents republican members of congress and senators too afraid of white, uneducated farmers who voted for Donald Trump. He seems totally unconcerned about his oath of office to protect and defend and honor our constitution, more interest ...
Aung San Suu Kyi


BIO: 87
President of the National League for Democracy
1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate - Burmese General Secretary
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021. She has served as the president of the National League for Democracy since 2011, having been the General Secretary from 1988 to 2011. She played a vital role in Myanmar's transition from military junta to partial democracy in the 2010s. The youngest daughter of Aung San, Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar, and Khin Kyi, Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Rangoon, British Burma. After graduating from the University of Delhi in 1964 and the University of Oxford in 1968, she worked at the United Natio ...
Andrew Cuomo


BIO: 86
56th governor of New York since 2011 - Son of Mario Cuomo
Former Chair of the National Governors Association
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started the year as one of the nation’s most powerful governors, a household name who was racing toward a potential fourth term in office. Now, two months later, he’s embroiled in two major scandals and facing a daily onslaught of questions about deaths in nursing homes, accusations of sexual impropriety and growing speculation that his political career may be in jeopardy. 'It appears he's earned himself a primary,' said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a frequent critic of the governor and one of the names tossed around as a possible 2022 challenger. New allegations arrived this week from a former aide, Lindsey Boylan, who says Cu ...
Tiger Woods


BIO: 85
One of the greatest golfers of all time
Among most famous athletes of all time
Elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame
Tiger Woods underwent emergency surgery on February 23, 2021 after suffering serious injuries in a rollover crash in Los Angeles. Woods was the only person in the vehicle, which sustained 'major damage' in the crash, officials said. Woods was awake, responsive and recovering from a 'long surgical procedure' on his lower right leg and ankle, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account early Wednesday. 'We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time.' Tiger Woods suffered comminuted open fractures in his right leg -- meaning the bone was shattered in at least 2 places and broke through the skin -- so doctors used a rod to stabilize it, according ...
Nancy Pelosi


BIO: 84
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Former U.S. representative from California
Nancy Patricia Pelosi is an American politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011. She has served as a U.S. representative from California since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as speaker and is the second-highest-ranking female elected official, after Vice President Kamala Harris. She is second in the presidential line of succession, after Harris. Pelosi was first elected to Congress in 1987, following her father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., who served as a U.S. representative from Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore, into politics. She is the dean of California's ...
Cindy McCain


BIO: 83
an American businesswoman, philanthropist, and humanitarian.
widow of United States Senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain from Arizona
Cindy McCain was born May 20, 1954, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. She is an American businesswoman and humanitarian and the wife of U.S. senator and two-time Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Cindy Hensley was the only child of Marguerite Smith and James Hensley, who in 1955 founded Hensley & Co., a beer-distribution company. She studied education at the University of Southern California before teaching special-needs students at a high school in Avondale, Arizona. While vacationing with her parents in Hawaii in 1979, she met John McCain—a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War who was at that time the navy’s chief liaison to the U.S. Senate—and the two began a relationship. In early 1 ...
John McCain


BIO: 82
Former United States Senator for Arizona
Vietnam Hero - Ran for president of US, lost to Barack Obama
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician, statesman and United States Navy officer who served as a United States Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and received a commission in the United States Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, McCain almost died in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling T ...
Ben Sasse


BIO: 81
United States Senator for Nebraska
Honorable republican who votes his conscience
Benjamin Eric Sasse born on February 22, 1972, is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator for Nebraska since 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. Born in Plainview, Nebraska, Sasse holds a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from St. John's College and master's and doctorate degrees in American history from Yale University. He taught at the University of Texas and served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, he was named the 15th president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. In 2014, he ran for a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate, defeating Democr ...


BIO: 80
Most Famous American Singer Last 30 Years
Most influential figures in popular culture
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Referred to as the 'Queen of Pop', she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She is also known for pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both critical acclaim and controversy. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New ...
Amanda Gorman


BIO: 79
Read her poem 'The Hill We Climb' at Joe Biden inauguration
American poet and activist - First person Named National Youth Poet Laureate
Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In 2021, she delivered her poem 'The Hill We Climb' at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. Early life and education Gorman was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 7, 1998. She was raised by her mother, Joan Wicks, a teacher, with her two siblings. She has a twin sister, Gabrielle, who is an activist and filmmaker. Gorman has said she grew up in an environment with lim ...
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