Alexander: Holder should step down

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over the government's treatment of a terrorism suspect, a Republican senator says.
Brown's election clouds healthcare's fate

Brown's election clouds healthcare's fate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts puts healthcare reform at risk, as House Democrats indicate they aren't inclined to move fast on the Senate version.

U.S. South turning Democratic blue

SOUTHAVEN, Miss., May 14 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives own a 37-seat majority after a win in the Republican stronghold of northern Mississippi, election results show.

La. sends Scalise, Cazayoux to Congress

BATON ROUGE, La., May 3 (UPI) -- Louisiana state Sen. Steve Scalise and state Rep. Don Cazayoux won special elections Saturday to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Louisiana special election lineups set

BATON ROUGE, La., April 6 (UPI) -- Steve Scalise is a step closer to winning the 1st Congressional District seat previously held by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, having won the Republican primary.

Superdelegates divided on their role

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- There is growing concern among U.S. Democratic leaders that there could be a protracted battle for the party's presidential nomination, a report said Sunday.

Democrat wins Hastert's district in Ill.

AURORA, Ill., March 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Bill Foster, a political newcomer, won a special election Saturday in the Illinois congressional district of Republican former Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Congress probes big-spending vet charities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform heard testimony Thursday about veterans' charities that pay organizers millions of dollars.

Rove: Taxes, spending top issues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former White House political adviser Karl Rove says U.S. Republicans should concentrate on tax and spending issues if they hope to win the 2008 election.

Senate passes S-CHIP expansion

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday gave final legislative approval to the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

U.S. House Democrats raising big bucks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Republicans are downplaying fundraising success by Democrats who took control of the U.S. House of Representatives last year after 12 years of GOP dominance.

U.S. Congress in early PR push

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress have mounted unusually early advertising campaigns in the run-up to next year's presidential election.

U.S. House Democrats attack hated tax

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said they will shift the alternative minimum tax off middle-class Americans and to the richest families.

Union backs bill banning IRS outsourcing

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The largest federal union is supporting a bill to keep the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from hiring private contractors to collect taxes.

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U.S. Internet domain squatters busy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- There's a new twist in speculating on Internet domain names involving posting negative information about political candidates, the Washington Times reported.

Environment overlooked in speech

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President Bush avoided the issue of the environment almost complete in his State of the Union speech Tuesday.

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Incumbent wins fuel GOP House majority

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican wins in a few critical match-ups helped expand the party's narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, although it was a good night for incumbents. With a handful of races left to be decided by recounts, the GOP seemed poised to win a

GOP sweeps Senate, House; Dems gain govs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House of Representatives Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections that traditionally go against the incumbent president. Democrats were e
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Washington Bureau Chief

Bush leads GOP sweep of Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- With a relentless year of campaigning across the United States, President George W. Bush early Wednesday led the Republican Party to an astounding midterm election victory, giving it the control of both houses of Congress for the first time in over 40 yea
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

GOP keep control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Incumbents prevailed over challengers in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Republicans maintained control of the chamber and seemed poised early Wednesday to add to their slim majority. At just after 1 a.m., Republicans had won 219 seats to 196 Dem
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO, UPI Congressional Correspondent

Maryland incumbent GOP Rep. Morella loses

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican incumbent Rep. Connie Morella was defeated in Maryland's 8th Congressional District by Democratic challenger Chris Van Hollen.

Morella concedes in Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 5 (UPI) --

UPI Political Roundup

House races deciphered ... Bush midterm blitz ... Mondale healthy as a horse ... a digest of national election and campaign news from United Press International.
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