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Al Smith dinner draws presidential nominees for 75th year; this time dais is virtual

Al Smith dinner draws presidential nominees for 75th year; this time dais is virtual

| Christie L. Chicoine | October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Catholic vote and the coronavirus subtly headlined the annual fundraiser of the 75th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Oct. 1, livestreamed from the Manhattan residence of New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan due to COVID-19.

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Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

| Beth Griffin | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as “evil” and “enemies,” it is imperative to remember that in America, “our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents,” according to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Donald J. Trump stepped over yet another invisible line of the contentious presidential race Oct. 20, many of the 1,500 people at 71st annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation broke historic precedent to boo him.

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Keeping with tradition, Colbert lobs good-natured barbs at Smith dinner

Keeping with tradition, Colbert lobs good-natured barbs at Smith dinner

| Beth Griffin | October 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, followed the tradition of the charity event by lobbing good-natured barbs at Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and other religious, political and philanthropic leaders who shared the three-tiered dais at the charity event.

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