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Hollande, Obama toast at White House state dinner after long day

Hollande, Obama toast at White House state dinner after long day

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande was the guest of honor at a state dinner Tuesday after meeting with President Obama and other U.S. leaders.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
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Ney moves to halfway house

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, convicted in a corruption probe tied to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has been moved from a federal prison in West Virginia.

Release prospects looking good for Bob Ney

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio-R, may be moved from federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va. to a halfway house, said Ney lawyer William Lawler.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.
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Former staffer got Ney on tape

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have asked a judge in Washington for a light sentence for a former congressional staffer who helped convict former U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio.

'Colbert Report' is lawmakers' Siren

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Watching Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central, OK; being interviewed on "The Colbert Report," not OK, new members of the U.S. House of Representatives were told.

Ex-Ohio congressman Ney sentenced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge Friday sentenced former Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Ney to 30 months in prison for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying bribery scandal. Ney, 52, pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to accepting free trips, and thousands in cash from Abramoff and taking

DeLay: Republicans got a 'Texas whupping'

SECACUS, N.J., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Republican Leader Tom Delay says Republicans got a "Texas whupping" in Tuesday's midterm elections.

FBI would use sting to snag corrupt pols

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The new head of the FBI's criminal division said that, if necessary, agents would run a sting operation to catch crooked politicians.

Ney, facing expulsion, resigns from House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Embattled U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, who has already pleaded guilty in the congressional lobbying scandal, resigned from the House Friday.

More people think Congress corrupt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Public trust in the U.S. Congress has fallen to new lows, a CNN poll released Thursday found.

Report: Ney wont seek re-election

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, facing an influence-peddling investigation, will not seek re-election, says an Ohio state senator.

Republicans abandon 'freedom fries'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans have dropped their snub of France by renaming french fries "freedom fries" at House cafeterias.
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Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) walks into U.S. District Court to plead guilty to taking bribes, in Washington on October 13, 2006. The Ohio Republican, in his sixth term, faces up to 10 years in prison in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation. (UPI Photo/Roger Wollenberg)
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Robert William "Bob" Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. A Republican, Ney represented Ohio's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until November 3, 2006, when he resigned. Ney's resignation took place after he pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal.

Ney's best known Congressional work was on the election reform efforts founded in the wake of the confused 2000 voting in Florida, and his support and backing for the "Stand Up For Steel" crusade and resulting laws. From 2001 to 2006, Ney was Chairman of the House Administration Committee. As chair of that committee, he oversaw operations in the Capitol complex and was sometimes known as the "Mayor of Capitol Hill". Ney also gained notoriety when he mandated, as Chairman of the House Administration Committee, that "french fries" be renamed "freedom fries" on House of Representatives food service menus, to indicate displeasure with France's lack of support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Before he pled guilty, Ney was identified in the guilty pleas of Jack Abramoff, former Tom DeLay deputy chief of staff Tony Rudy, former DeLay press secretary Michael Scanlon and former Ney chief of staff Neil Volz for receiving lavish gifts in exchange for political favors.

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