Juneteenth celebrated nationwide, but end of slavery still not a national holiday

Juneteenth celebrated nationwide, but end of slavery still not a national holiday

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Across the country, Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday marking the end of slavery in America.
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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.
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