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National Mall mowing volunteer awarded money, chainsaw

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The man who took it upon himself to mow the lawn on Washington's National Mall during the government shutdown was awarded cash and a chainsaw.

One-man 'Memorial Militia' took over National Mall cleaning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The one-man "Memorial Militia" who has been cleaning up the National Mall in Washington during the government shutdown said authorities have asked him to stop.

NRA: Democrats used Newtown 'opportunity' to push gun control

HOUSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- National Rifle Association members at the group's national convention in Houston are celebrating legislative victories and taking aim at gun control advocates.
NRA's message at convention: The fight is not over

NRA's message at convention: The fight is not over

HOUSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston is designed to be a conference about issues and not a victory celebration, its spokesman said.

Gun groups say they're wary of Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Gun groups said they are distrustful of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's pledge that gun owners don't have to worry about their rights during his watch.
Bush's statement on financial markets

Bush's statement on financial markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Following are remarks on the economy made Friday by U.S. President George Bush in Washington.

NRA sets $15M sight on Obama

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The powerful National Rifle Association says it plans to spend $15 million to try to paint Sen. Barack Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment.

NRA may endorse presidential pick early

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association may endorse a U.S. presidential hopeful months earlier than usual, The Washington Times reported Tuesday.

Calif. skeds primary on Jewish holiday

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- California Jewish groups are upset by the timing of an election to replace Chris Cox, who has left Congress to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Davis does not want homeland job

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Aides to powerful House Republican Tom Davis of Virginia are dismissing speculation that he might be the next chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

Lawmakers head for homeland retreat

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The 34 members of the House Committee on Homeland Security will head to the swank Wye River resort Monday for a two-day bipartisan retreat.

Biowar: Hill changes are little help

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Two new committees on Capitol Hill will simplify the funding and oversight of biodefense programs but not enough to avoid significant duplication of effort.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science & Technology Editor

More DHS officials quit in Ridge's wake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Many senior officials in the Department of Homeland Security are resigning in the wake of the departure of their boss, Tom Ridge.

Suspension of Russia's G-8 status sought

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A bill seeking Russia's suspension from the Group of Eight industrialized democracies was introduced in the U.S. Senate Friday.

The Web: The taxman cometh

Another in a series of UPI articles examining the current state and future prospects of the global telecommunications network known as the Internet. Is the taxman about to pay a visit to the World Wide Web? That is the current fear of some online merchant
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International

Bottom Line: China and the sleeping giant

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese central bankers and trade bureaucrats issued an icy rebuff to Treasury Secretary John Snow early this month, blandly dismissing charts and background documents suggesting its currency, the renminbi yuan, is disrupting not only Sino-U.S. trade flow
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, Special to UPI

UPI's Capital Comment for February 6, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- UPI's Capital Comment for February 6, 2003

On the Net ... with UPI

The world's largest consumer technology trade show opens, a tax-free Internet bill heads to Congress, and other news about the World Wide Web.
MARIE HORRIGAN, UPI Technology News

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 18, 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 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

SEC choice still up in air

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- As the search continues for a new head to the Securities and Exchange Commission, speculation centered on federal prosecutor Michael Chertoff Thursday, though the White House would not comment on any potential choice.
T.K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

UPI's Capital Comment for Sept. 6, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (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 I
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for July 5, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 5 (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 July 2, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 2 (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

GOP Rep. Watts calls 'time out'

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- When Julius Caesar Watts was elected to Congress in 1994, he was immediately thrust into the national spotlight.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI's Capital Comment for June 28, 2002

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By United Press International
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