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Negotiations begin on corporate tax bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- House and Senate leaders began negotiations Wednesday on a massive corporate tax overhaul bill, but prospects of quick approval remain thin.

US-Bahrain free trade pact approval unlikely soon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is unlikely to push for congressional approval of a U.S.-Bahrain free trade agreement this year due to lawmaker concerns.

Senate Dems ask for drug card grace period

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- A group of Democratic senators have asked the Bush administration to allow a 30-day grace period for enrollees for the upcoming Medicare drug discount cards.

Analysis: Breaux's loss hurts healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Sen. John Breaux, D-La., a leading centrist on Capitol Hill, said Monday he will retire at the end of his term, which will be a big loss for healthcare policy.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Thomas resigns at Texas Southern

HOUSTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Texas Southern football coach Bill Thomas has resigned, ending a 10-year stint at the Southwestern Athletic Conference school.

Texas Southern football coach quits

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Texas Southern football Coach Bill Thomas announced his resignation Tuesday after a 10-year stint at the Southwestern Athletic Conference school.

Noted economists praise jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A jobs creation bill offered by Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., has drawn praise from American economists who say it will make the country more competitive.

Congress: At odds over rural Medicare

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A sticking point in Medicare negotiations is a $25 billion plan to raise Medicare reimbursements for rural health-care providers over the next 10 years.

Commentary: Joe Bob's week in review

Uday and Qusay, the pig-Latin sons of Saddam Hussein, tried to shoot their way out of a palace as they were besieged by Special Operations forces, soldiers from
BY JOE BOB BRIGGS, United Press International

Week in Review by Joe Bob Briggs

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Uday and Qusay, the pig-Latin sons of Saddam Hussein, tried to shoot their way out of a palace as they were besieged by Special Operations forces, soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, Apache helicopters, A-10 Warthogs and fighter jets. When it was

Democratic dust-up in Congress

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee stalked out of a hearing in the Longworth Office Building infuriated by changes to a pension bill.

Medicare drug debate turns partisan

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans and Democrats are jockeying amendments this week to steer separate House and Senate Medicare prescription drug bills closer to their party's line.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up III

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of several wrap-ups for May 12.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Treasury: House tax cuts 'right direction'

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said Thursday that the House proposal for tax cuts would be a step in the right direction, but he suggested that the White House's plan for bigger cuts would be preferable.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Think tanks wrap-up III

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Kentucky Derby prep races are supposed to be unpredictable - filled with young horses trying new challenges as they mature in a springtime of hope.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Snow pitching Bush tax plan

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's proposed $1.3 trillion tax cut would secure jobs, accelerate and sustain economic recovery, increase workers' standards of living and
SARAH COFFEY, UPI Business Correspondent

Washington Agenda-General

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By United Press International

House OKs limited unemployment extension

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Wednesday approved the extension by 5 months of unemployment benefits for workers who lost coverage at the end of last year.
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 18, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (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
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 11, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (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
By United Press International

Good numbers, bad standards

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- In order to have a properly functioning economy, it is absolutely necessary for businesses to provide correct information to their shareholders and to the government, and for executives who knowingly provide false information to be punished. But is it not
RICHARD RAHN, A UPI Outside view commentary

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