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High-profile primary races in four states

High-profile party contests in U.S. congressional races headlined several statewide primaries Tuesday.
By United Press International
Of ads and adages

Of ads and adages

NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Lieberman frustrates congressional Dems

Lieberman frustrates congressional Dems

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Some Democrats are frustrated retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., has been meeting with Republican presidential hopefuls and candidates for his seat.

Ex-House aide escapes fine, heads to jail

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A former House aide will not be fined for stealing campaign funds but must repay $252,000, the Federal Election Commission has decided.

Dogs of War: A small step for contractors

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- For a long time now, much of the discussion of the use of private contractors on the battlefield and war zones has been sensationalistic and not particularly helpful. Either contractors are just patriots helping out their former comrades, as most of them are former military themselves, or they are just war profiteering money-grubbers who trample on human rights. Neither view is correct.
DAVID ISENBERG

Hospitals can't handle national emergency

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Emergency trauma centers in hospitals in seven major U.S. cities lack the ability to cope with even minor national emergencies, lawmakers said.

Congress wants Iraq to repay U.S. expenses

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Iraqis would be forced to pay for U.S. efforts in their country directly or via loans from the United States if any of at least five similar pieces of legislation introduced on Capitol Hill this month is approved.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

'Stop loss' not yet stopped

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army maintains its policy of mandatory tour extensions despite pledges from the Defense Department last year to stop the practice, records show.

Shays, Reichert demand Iraq revenue

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Two U.S. congressmen introduced a resolution that Iraq pay for all future reconstruction and security forces training or via loans from the United States.

Bush seeks funding for Frontier Corps

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is urging Congress to approve funding for a tribal parliamentary group in a region of Pakistan where violence is prevalent.

White House cool on Iraq Study Group

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is defying the U.S. Congress by refusing to revive the Iraq Study Group, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Top Republicans knew of Foley e-mails

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Top U.S. House Republicans knew for months about e-mails between Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., and a former teenage page, but kept the matter secret, lawmakers say.

U.S. reporter charged with spying in Sudan

CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune was charged Saturday in Sudan with espionage and entering the country without a visa.

Republican lawmaker wants Iraq withdrawal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., who had supported U.S. George President Bush on the Iraq war, reportedly wants a time frame for a U.S. troop withdrawal.

Poor people survey may be scrapped

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- A plan to cut funding for a U.S. Census Bureau survey on how social programs help needy families has gotten bipartisan negative reaction.
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Christopher H. Shays (born October 18, 1945) is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and represented the 4th District of Connecticut.

Shays was the only Republican congressman from New England elected to the 110th United States Congress in the 2006 midterm elections. His loss to Jim Himes in the 2008 election made New England's House delegation entirely Democratic in the 111th Congress. He was the most senior member of House of Representatives to be defeated in the 2008 election.

In 2009, Shays was appointed to co-chair the Commission on Wartime Contracting. The commission is an independent, bipartisan legislative commission established to study wartime contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Created in Section 841 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, this eight-member commission is mandated by Congress to study federal agency contracting for the reconstruction, logistical support of coalition forces, and the performance of security functions, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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