Senate panel finds money for telescope

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel has proposed giving a NASA space telescope project a reprieve after a House Appropriations Committee vote this summer to cancel it.

New space telescope over budget and late

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- NASA's successor to the Hubble space telescope is $1.5 billion over budget and will launch at least a year late, an independent U.S. review board says.
Women target insurance 'gender gap'

Women target insurance 'gender gap'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Women's advocates say they're looking to correct what they call a long-standing gender gap in insurance companies' treatment of female consumers.

Feds shared info on peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security tracked peaceful activists using information shared with the Maryland State Police, government documents show.
Senate women provide checklist for change

Senate women provide checklist for change

DENVER, D.C., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Eight female U.S. senators offered a to-do list Tuesday, ranging from disaster preparedness to protecting the checkbook, for the next president to tackle.

Hillary Clinton returns to U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., returned to work at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, entering the building as a group of interns, tourists and reporters looked on.

Obama now must convince women to back him

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama may have won Sen. Hillary Clinton's endorsement, but support of women who backed Clinton may not come so easily, analysts say.

Most U.S. senators reject VP nod

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- An informal survey of the 97 U.S senators not in the race for the presidency found more than 20 of them would consider the No. 2 spot for their party's ticket.

Justice Dept., Senate in new dispute

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to subpoena documents on the firings of eight U.S. attorneys now that the Justice Department has refused to submit them.

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.

Mikulski says Republicans 'embarrassed'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Timer set to respect 11:06 aes Saturday embargo--jh

Bush appoints Bolton U.N. ambassador

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- President George Bush Monday appointed John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, bypassing Senate confirmation.

Lawmakers to join Bush at Pope funeral

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A bipartisan congressional delegation is joining President Bush in Rome for Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Senate delegation to papal funeral named

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday a group of 14 senators will attend the April 8 Vatican funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Hill Democrats push for vaccine dispersal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Hill Democrats have urged congressional officials to donate any unused flu vaccine intended for lawmakers to the truly needy.

Space Watch: NASA gets a budget boost

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the attempt by NASA to fulfill the vision of President George W. Bush to resume missions to the moon and, eventually, send humans to Mars. This week: The Senate Appropriations Committee gave supporters of the Bush administration'
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Maryland to use touch screens in elections

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Maryland's highest court has ruled security upgrades for the touch-screen voting system or paper-ballot receipts are not necessary for the Nov. 2 election.

Mikulski sees voting problems firsthand

TAKOMA PARK, Md., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., tested an electronic voting machine at a Maryland folk festival and the device failed to accurately record her vote.

Analysis: Shuttle safety rules Hubble fate

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Sciences' preliminary review of the Hubble Space Telescope repair issue has placed the question of space shuttle safety squarely at the center of the ongoing debate about the instrument's future.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Analysis: Hubble's end not quite foregone

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Several factors are combining to suggest the fate of the Hubble Space Telescope -- which NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe has said will never again be visited by a space shuttle repair mission -- might not be a foregone conclusion.
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

Live poultry sale banned in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- In hopes of preventing an outbreak of avian flu, Maryland has banned the sale of live poultry, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Mikulski asks NASA to reconsider Hubble

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., has asked NASA to reconsider its decision to call off a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

Mikulski has wide lead over unknown rival

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., leads her only announced Republican opponent by 43 points in the latest Baltimore Sun poll.

Legality of single-sex schools up in air

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Sixteen months after the No Child Left Behind Act authorized single-sex schools and a year after the secretary of education announced that regulations would be rewritten to bring them into conformity with the law, the Department of Education said it needs

Bush to visit Marine base

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The White House on Tuesday said it was unfazed by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's message calling for a holy war against U.S. forces making their way across to desert towards Baghdad.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter
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