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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
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Politics 2014: GOP, Tea Party followers must exercise discipline

Politics 2014: GOP, Tea Party followers must exercise discipline

Oh! The places Republicans and Tea Party movement members hope to go in 2014 and beyond and some think they have three high-profile controversies afflicting the Obama White House believe will help them – but they must tread lightly, a Republican strategist says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Today's GOP would have nixed Reagan, Bob Dole says

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Republican Party has become so extreme it would reject GOP icon Ronald Reagan, former presidential candidate Bob Dole says.
Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.

UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News

Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans ... Man holds sign seeking kidney donor ... Police: Robbers foiled by cash register ... Hundreds of gallons of soda frozen to road ... UPI Quirks in the News.
Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans

Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans

NORTON, Kan., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A portrait of Republican Mitt Romney, the 2012 U.S. runner-up, joined those of 59 other presidential election also-rans Tuesday at a gallery in a Kansas bank.

'What It Takes' writer Cramer dies

CHESTERTOWN, Md., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Richard Cramer, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the political tome "What It Takes" has died of lung cancer, his daughter said. He was 62.
Dole bids farewell to friend Inouye

Dole bids farewell to friend Inouye

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole was among those honoring the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda before his funeral in Washington Friday.
Senate rejects U.N. treaty on disabled

Senate rejects U.N. treaty on disabled

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to reject a U.N. treaty protecting rights of disabled people, with opponents warning its terms "would be forced on" the United States.
Bob Dole discharged from hospital

Bob Dole discharged from hospital

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan, was discharged Wednesday from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, a senior aide said.

Iowa gov. questions future of straw poll

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Iowa's Republican governor said he thinks it's time the state party did away with the quirky Ames straw poll of presidential hopefuls.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Bob Dole sparks Kansas food bank program

RUSSELL, Kan., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole pitched in to help a Kansas food bank start a new program to aid low-income elderly people in the state.
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Former Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., speaks with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, as Bob's wife Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-NC, looks on during a ceremony unveiling Bob Dole's portrait in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 25, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American attorney and politician. Dole represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996, was Gerald Ford's Vice Presidential running mate in the 1976 presidential election, and was Senate Majority Leader from 1985 to 1987 and in 1995 and 1996. Dole was the Republican party nominee in the presidential election of 1996, but he lost to incumbent Democrat Bill Clinton. Dole is currently special counsel at the Washington, D.C. office of law firm Alston & Bird.

In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Dole as a co-chair of the commission to investigate problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with Donna Shalala, a former member of the Clinton cabinet. Dole is married to former U.S. cabinet member and former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole of North Carolina. Bob Dole is currently a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

Bob Dole was born in Russell, Kansas, the son of Bina N. (née Talbott; 1904–1983) and Doran Ray Dole (1901–1975). His father, who had moved the family to Russell while Dole was still a toddler, made a living by running a small creamery. Among his father's customers was the father of Arlen Specter who ran a junkyard in the town and used Dole's scales to weigh junk. Specter, who was six years younger than Dole and graduated Russell High School in 1947, was not a Dole contemporary although Specter's brother Morton Specter and Dole's brother Kenny Dole were friends. During the Great Depression, which hit Kansas very hard, the Dole family moved into the basement of their home and rented out the rest of the house. As a boy, he took many odd jobs around Russell, and he would later work as a soda jerk in the local drug store.

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