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Nixon's resignation, forty years later

Nixon's resignation, forty years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Forty years ago today in Washington came the unprecedented resignation of a U.S. president.
Ed Adamczyk
Richard Mellon Scaife, right-wing moneyman, dead at 82

Richard Mellon Scaife, right-wing moneyman, dead at 82

PITTSBURGH, July 4 (UPI) --Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to a Pittsburgh banking fortune who used his wealth to support right-wing causes, died Friday. He was 82.
Frances Burns

McCain: Arizona GOP censure 'fires me up'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the formal censure he received from the Arizona Republican Party "fires me up" in his thoughts about running for a sixth term.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
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William Scranton, former Pennsylvania governor, dies at 96

MONTECITO, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- William W. Scranton, Pennsylvania governor from 1963 to 1967, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. representative to the United Nations, has died.
O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As the entire legal affairs world knows by now, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor last month expressed a frisson of regret for the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Gore vs. Bush, a decision that appeared to decide the 2000 presidential election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Obama addresses Planned Parenthood

Obama addresses Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday avoided the word "abortion" in a speech to a Planned Parenthood conference at a Washington hotel.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
McCain campaigns for Senate candidates

McCain campaigns for Senate candidates

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is campaigning hard for Republican candidates for Senate, to turn the control to the Republicans.

What's in a name?

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- If what’s in a word is shorthand for where our society is headed, America is on a troubling course.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Colson, Nixon's 'hatchet man,' dead at 80

Former Nixon aide Chuck Colson, who died Saturday at age 80, found religion after the Watergate scandal.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
By United Press International

Ken Dahlberg, Watergate bit player, dies

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kenneth H. Dahlberg, a World War II fighter pilot and Minnesota businessman best known for a minor role in Watergate, has died.
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Barry Goldwater
NXP1506414 - 18 FEBRUARY 1966 - COLORADO RIVER, COLORADO, USA: Former Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), (right) is accompanied by his two sons Barry Jr., (left) and Mike (center) during an exploration down the turbulent Colorado River. Goldwater died May 29, 1998 at the age of 89 in his home in Mesa, Arizona. cs/files UPI
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Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election. An articulate and charismatic figure in the 1960–64 era, he was known as "Mr. Conservative".

Goldwater is the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the libertarian movement.

Goldwater rejected the legacy of the New Deal and fought through the conservative coalition to defeat the New Deal coalition. He mobilized a large, angry conservative constituency to win the hard-fought GOP primaries. Accused of "extremism," he used his acceptance speech to fire back: "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!....Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" He lost the 1964 presidential election to incumbent Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson by one of the largest landslides in history, bringing down many Republican candidates as well. The Johnson campaign and other critics painted him as a reactionary, while supporters praised his crusades against the Soviet Union, labor unions, and the welfare state. His defeat allowed Johnson and the Democrats in Congress to pass the Great Society programs, but the defeat of so many older Republicans in 1964 also cleared the way for a younger generation of American conservatives to mobilize. Goldwater was much less active as a national leader of conservatives after 1964; his supporters mostly rallied behind Ronald Reagan, who became governor of California in 1967 and the 40th President of the United States in 1981.

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