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Congress: Still talking, still no deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional budget dickering went on into the night in Washington Sunday while the nation lurched ever closer to the so-called fiscal cliff.

Barrasso: Obama wants to go over 'cliff'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A senior Republican accused President Barack Obama of wanting to take the United States over the "fiscal cliff" for political gain.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Palin's foreign policy experience debated

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin lacks foreign policy bona fides, said a supporter of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Latinos not ready for digital switch

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Hispanics are among the least prepared U.S. groups for the transition from analog to digital television, experts say.

Analysis: Kay Bailey Hutchison for veep?

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- A female running mate for Sen. John McCain? Maybe, but the candidates really only come down to one.

Three women under review as McCain's VP

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Three women could be viable choices as a running mate in U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential bid, besides the men often mentioned, political observers say.

Dorgan calls for renewable energy efforts

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The United States should focus its energy efforts, in part, on renewable energy sources, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Sunday.

Hutchison moves toward governor's race

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, has taken what appeared to be another step toward running for governor in 2010, the Dallas Morning News says.

U.S. Marines order 1,500 more BAE MRAPs

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered almost 1,500 more MRAP armored vehicles from BAE Systems.

Political humor dominates at Gridiron Club

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The world of politics was fair game this weekend at Washington's Gridiron Club where President George Bush was in attendance, it was reported Sunday.

Border fence proponents slam Hutchison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A federal budget bill amendment put sponsor U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison under strong scrutiny from conservatives who feel it compromises border protection.

Senators vie for GOP leadership posts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is running for the No. 3 leadership post among Senate Republicans.

Hutchison may leave U.S. Senate in 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said she would like to be governor of Texas but has made no firms plans to run, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.

GOP: Ethics panel should look at Craig

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Republican leaders circled the wagons Tuesday, saying they will recommend the Senate Ethics Committee review Sen. Larry Craig's conduct.

Lady Bird Johnson buried in Texas

STONEWALL, Texas, July 15 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, who was U.S. first lady from 1963 through 1969, was buried Sunday afternoon in the family cemetery at her Stonewall, Texas, ranch.

Thousands mourn Ladybird Johnson

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- An estimated 2,000 mourners gathered in Austin, Texas, Saturday for the funeral of former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson.

Senate kills immigration bill amendment

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday killed a proposal to require illegal immigrants to return to their home countries before they could obtain temporary legal status.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007.
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McConnell, Lott to lead Senate GOP

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, who lost his leadership post in 2002 because of racially insensitive remarks, was elected as his party's second in command.

Sen. Hutchison supports division of Iraq

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Tuesday that dividing Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions could be a workable solution.

No Senate vote on minimum wage, estate tax

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats succeeded Thursday in blocking a Republican effort to link an increase in the minimum wage to a permanent cut in the estate tax.

U.S. lawmakers face anthem challenge

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- With a fuss about a Spanish "Star Spangled Banner," ABC News found mixed success while checking whether U.S. lawmakers can handle the song in English.

Immigration deal stalls in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The full U.S. Senate Friday stalled plans for a massive overhaul of U.S. immigration policy before members leave town for the Easter recess. Senate negotiators reached a compromise Thursday but in votes Friday, the full body failed to protect the measure
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