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- Calhoun, John Caldwell 1782-1850. Vice President of the United States (1825-1832) under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. In his political philosophy he maintained that the states had the right to nullify federal legislation that they deemed unconstitutional.
“Planting himself firmly upon the national theory of the Federal Union, he hewed away at what he termed Calhoun's fundamental error -- "the error of supposing that his particular section has a right to have a 'due share of the territories' set apart and assigned to it.”
“But Calhoun is also an accomplished Paralympics skier, having placed eighth for Team USA in the super-G and 10th in the combined (downhill and slalom) alpine events at Vancouver in March.”
“If the Falcons offensive line can mesh and mature, Air Force could have one of its best offenses in Calhoun's tenure.”
“ARNOLD: Mike Calhoun is president of the nonprofit Center for Responsible Lending.”
“Mohawk Industries Inc., a flooring maker based in Calhoun, Ga., with 24,000 employees, is doubling the amount of critical-illness coverage employees can qualify for next year, from $10,000 to $20,000.”
“Associate head coach George Blaney coached the Huskies (28-4) in Calhoun's absence.”
“Calhoun is as sharp as anyone, and he was negotiating against people representing the Blackstone Group, the Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and the other private-equity firms that bought VNU – collectively the smartest, toughest SOBs in business.”
“The Borders Bookstore in Calhoun Square is scheduled to close at the end of May.”
“Calhoun is projected as an early second-round pick but hopes to wriggle up a few notches with a solid combine.”
“It's a new game they're playing, and Calhoun is playing it better than almost anybody.”
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