UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 21, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
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Analysis: The Prophets that Bush ignored

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Sometimes, weirdly, the most timely news stories are the ones we've forgotten from long ago. What follows is the lead paragraph of a story this correspondent filed for UPI three and a half years ago.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Gore opens field for Dems

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Saying his "heart is full with the feeling of deep gratitude" for his 24 years in public life, former Vice President Al Gore Monday confirmed his decision not to seek the 2004 party ticket for president, opening the campaign field to other Democrats.
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Urban News

(PITTSBURGH) -- A plan to bring light rail to the Pittsburgh suburbs using what is called "maglev" (magnetic levitation) technology is hitting snags in some are
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 7, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
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Scientists: W. House blocks stem cell work

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's policy on embryonic stem cell research has stymied efforts to develop treatments for diseases from the cells because researchers can only get access to a handful of the cell lines approved by the administration, scientists told a
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Panel supports constitutional amendment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Experts and lawmakers appearing before a special committee on government continuity said Monday that a constitutional amendment would likely be required to solve the problem of what to do if a terrorist attack kills or injures more than half of the House

Senate to look into lack of stem cells

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Although the Bush administration has insisted more than 70 lines of embryonic stem cells are available for research purposes, scientists will testify at a Senate hearing next week they have been able to gain access only to a couple of these lines, United
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Commentary: Dream state

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- In my dream, I was standing on the south lawn of the White House in the section reserved for the press. In front of a hushed crowd, President George W. Bush sto
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

No accounting for Congress

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- While members of Congress make political hay with corporate America's accounting scandals, they are ignoring the fact that their own financial mismanagement may in fact dwarf those of companies they excoriate.
THOMAS SCHATZ, A UPI Outside View commentary

Legislators move to save Amtrak

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Democrats and Republicans agreed Tuesday to keep cash-strapped Amtrak running with plans to obtain a $200 million appropriation for the railroad through either

Bush reiterates cloning opposition

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush opposes all forms of cloning and will not support a cloning compromise proposed by Senate Republicans, White House spokesman Ari Fleisc
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Report: Medicare wastes millions

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Medicare officials were in the hot seat before senators Wednesday, answering questions about a government report concluding the federal healthcare program for seniors wastes nearly $1 billion a year by paying too much for certain medical supplies.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Bush takes anti-terror message to Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 7 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush Friday took his message on revamping the nation's homeland security structure with a new Cabinet-level agency to the Midwest and also t

Publicly, Congress cheers security agency

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Leaders from both parties on Capitol Hill Thursday applauded President Bush's plan to seek a new department of homeland security, with a Cabinet-level post at t

Senate likely to approve cancer funding

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- A Senate appropriations subcommittee appears ready to approve President Bush's request for increased funding for cancer research in fiscal year 2003.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Sen. Specter urges new approach to cloning

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Tuesday a different solution to the cloning debate needs to be considered because the Senate appears unlikely to pass any legislation covering the procedure.

Heavy security marks capital Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Snarled traffic, closed-off streets, a busy Metro and the massive roar of motorcycles Sunday confronted residents and visitors marking Washington, D.C.'s security-tightened Memorial Day even as congressional leaders voiced a lack of confidence in the FBI'

Senate committee oks AIDS funding increase

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved $100 million in additional funding for programs to treat and prevent AIDS in developing countries as part of the supplemental appropriations bill, but this fell far short of the $700 million being
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Warnings of potential terror proliferate

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will summon FBI Director Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill this week -- under threat of subpoena -- to turn over one of the memos fu

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GOP, Dems spar over judicial nominees

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Republican and Democrat sniping over the Senate's confirmation pace of President George W. Bush's federal bench nominees intensified Thursday when the president
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

Homeland security department gains steam

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Congress moved closer Thursday to creating a Cabinet-level department of homeland security directly responsible for protecting U.S. borders and infrastructure a
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