Tom Foley

memorial controversy
2:15 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Westboro Church Members Threaten to Attend Foley Funeral

The funeral for Former House Speaker Tom Foley in Spokane Friday may get disrupted by a well-known group of publicity seekers. 

The Westboro Baptist Church, long known for protesting military funerals, has posted information on its website that members plan to attend the service. 

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paying tribute
3:09 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Obama: Foley Represented Civility in Congress

In this June 1989 file photo, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Foley poses in his office in Spokane.
Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored former House Speaker Tom Foley as a model of civility in government, someone who put problem-solving ahead of politics and never lost his sense of wonder about serving in Congress.

Obama said the first time he visited Capitol Hill and saw the gleaming white dome, Tom Foley was House speaker

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