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Obama pledges to tackle dropout rates

Obama pledges to tackle dropout rates

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama pledged Monday to confront the dropout rate in U.S. high schools, saying graduation is critical to compete in a global economy.
Powell: Obama lifted a collapsing economy

Powell: Obama lifted a collapsing economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the nation's political system is in trouble but not broken.
Straw to check Powell phone records

Straw to check Powell phone records

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says he will check records of his pre-Iraq invasion phone calls with then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Powell backs 'don't ask' repeal

Powell backs 'don't ask' repeal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell said Wednesday he backs repealing the military's don't-ask-don't-tell policy on gays and lesbians.
Powell: Flight 93 victims seized moment

Powell: Flight 93 victims seized moment

SHANKSVILLE, Pa., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Current and former U.S. officials Friday honored United Airlines Flight 93 passengers credited for keeping terrorists from reaching their target Sept. 11, 2001.
Powell says Gates should have reflected

Powell says Gates should have reflected

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 28 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have defused the incident that led to his arrest.
Powell warns Obama of ambitious agenda

Powell warns Obama of ambitious agenda

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Colin Powell, who broke ranks with the Republican Party to support Barack Obama, tells CNN the U.S. president's agenda may be too ambitious and too expensive.

Powell touts his GOP bona fides

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that despite his differences with the Republican Party he is still a member of the GOP.
Powell prepares to answer GOP critics

Powell prepares to answer GOP critics

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is set to answer his Republican Party critics in a television appearance, associates say.
Powell, Limbaugh war of words heats up

Powell, Limbaugh war of words heats up

BOSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The rhetoric about the future of the Republican Party has heated up between former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Cheney attacks Obama, fellow Republicans

Cheney attacks Obama, fellow Republicans

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Some Republican strategists say former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration and of fellow Republicans is not helping the GOP.
Cheney: Will take Limbaugh over Powell

Cheney: Will take Limbaugh over Powell

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he rejects the moderate Republican philosophy of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Graduation rates improve in U.S. cities

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Just over half of high school students in major U.S. cities graduated on time in 2005, but that's an improvement over 1995, a report released Wednesday said.
Obama tops Jesus in heroes poll

Obama tops Jesus in heroes poll

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama succeeded Jesus Christ on a Harris Poll that asked American adults whom would they call heroes, poll data indicated Friday.

Powell: Republicans have work to do

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, once thought likely to be the first black U.S. president, said Tuesday the Republican Party has "a lot of work to do."
Obama fetes McCain, Powell

Obama fetes McCain, Powell

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama held dinners in Washington Monday night to honor two top Republicans, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Obama to fete McCain before inauguration

Obama to fete McCain before inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Presidential Inaugural Committee said Saturday it will honor Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., with a dinner in Washington the night before Inauguration Day.

Obama seeks to renew MLK Day meaning

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama says he wants to renew Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national day of service, as originally intended.

Powell not interested Obama post

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he enjoys private life and is not looking to join the administration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
Powell not interested in post with Obama

Powell not interested in post with Obama

HONG KONG, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says he isn't interested in serving in President-elect Barack Obama's administration if asked.
Former Reagan aide endorses Obama

Former Reagan aide endorses Obama

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Ken Duberstein, who served as chief of staff for former President Ronald Reagan, says he will vote for Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential election.

Limbaugh defends his Powell race comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh Monday defended his remark that Colin Powell endorsed Democrat Barack Obama simply because of race.

Colin Powell endorses Obama

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Sunday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on national TV.

Powell to denounce Obama attacks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is widely expected Sunday to denounce the personal attacks against Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Powell performs with rappers at fest

Powell performs with rappers at fest

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell performed this week with the Nigerian hip-hop group Olu Maintain at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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