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Mondale is honored as the V.P. who changed the job


WASHINGTON – Walter Mondale was the first vice president to move his office into the White House — a decision that permanently changed the country’s No. 2 job and has reverberations in the current battle for the next president.

Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden on a stage Tuesday, Mondale told an audience of local and national political luminaries gathered to honor him that he didn’t want to be bothered with the “details of government,” but be a daily decisionmaker in the West Wing, helping President Jimmy Carter parse the heaviest issues of the day.


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