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At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Former Florida Gov. Crist unwelcome at Rep. Young's funeral

Former Florida Gov. Crist unwelcome at Rep. Young's funeral

LARGO, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The widow of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., made it clear she will not welcome former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at her husband's upcoming memorial service.
Wife 'floored' as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young opts to retire

Wife 'floored' as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young opts to retire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The wife of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., says his decision to retire from politics "floored" her so much that she cried.

Addition to war bill raises questions

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- A war spending bill addition raised questions after it was learned the money was for a U.S. facility whose supporters donated to a House panel's top Republican.

Representative's wife revives passenger

TAMPA, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Beverly Young, wife of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., says she was able to revive a fellow passenger on a flight from Tampa, Fla., to Washington.
McCain earmark ban called unrealistic

McCain earmark ban called unrealistic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- If Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain wins, he will have a hard time eliminating congressional earmarks as promised, GOP leaders say.

Commander of Walter Reed fired

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington was fired Thursday amid reports of deplorable conditions for outpatients.

Pentagon investigates top SoCom general

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Pentagon has opened a preliminary investigation into contract-related allegations against the top general of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Analysis: NASA vote opens new space debate

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The first substantive indication of congressional reaction to President Bush's proposed space exploration plan appeared Tuesday when the House subcommittee that oversees NASA's budget made deep cuts to the proposal.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Analysis: Bush stands by his space plan

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush's new space exploration plan has received a burst of hard-core support in Congress, aimed at blocking any attempt to cut its funding, and backed up by a rare veto threat from the president himself.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Bush threatens veto over NASA money

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- President Bush may veto any NASA budget bill that attempts to cut or eliminate spending on his proposed new space plan, United Press International has learned.

Tampa still hopes to get GOP Convention

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Officials in Tampa remained optimistic Friday about their chances of holding the 2004 Republican National Convention, although most of the attention recently ha

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Fighter patrols over Tampa become issue

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, plans to visit the Colorado headquarters of North American Aerospace Defense Comand next week to discuss deployment of fighter patrols over MacDill Air Force Base, aides said Tuesday.

Fighter patrols over Tampa become an issue

TAMPA,, Fla., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, plans to visit the Colorado headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command ne
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