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GOP not repeating mistakes of Clinton-era scandal investigations

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- House Republicans say they will handle investigations into scandals involving the Obama administration differently than those during the Clinton administration.
Indiana's Burton retiring from U.S. House

Indiana's Burton retiring from U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., said Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year, giving up the seat he has held since 1983.
GOP hands out speaking awards

GOP hands out speaking awards

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Seven Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have received commemorative oil cans for expending the most CO2 on the subject of energy.

Will domestic drilling decrease prices?

THE DALLES, Ore., May 23 (UPI) -- A day after oil prices topped $130 a barrel for the first time in history, U.S. lawmakers debated Thursday whether increased production at home would lower prices at the pump.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

Skyrocketing oil prices pummel U.S. national security

Unless the United States' energy structure changes radically and rapidly, soaring oil prices will leave the country at the mercy of hostile states and terrorists, witnesses testified Thursday in Congress.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

Obama courts Edwards' endorsement

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama is courting his formal rival John Edwards for his endorsement, a report said.
Panel quiz Clemens, trainer on testimony

Panel quiz Clemens, trainer on testimony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The credibility of pitcher Roger Clemens and his former trainer was questioned Wednesday during congressional hearing on the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Panel member says ex-MLB trainer lied

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., accused a former baseball trainer Wednesday of telling "lie after lie" in the probe of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

Blackwater's presence in Iraq scrutinized

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The soundness of sending private security firms such as Blackwater was a key point for a U.S. congressional panel probing Blackwater's presence in Iraq.

Capitol anti-war protest peaceful

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- About 150 anti-war protesters peacefully filed through U.S. congressional buildings delivering certificates of "Induction into The Hall of Shame."

Reps. call for Beijing Olympics boycott

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Eight Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have co-sponsored a resolution calling for a boycott of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Woman sues FDA over mercury fillings

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- An Illinois woman has filed suit demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prove mercury tooth fillings are safe or ban them, a report said.

TV ratings critics get rebuked

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Reps. Dan Burton, R-Ind., and Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., urged their Congressional colleagues to avoid pushing a TV ratings plan that "could possibly damage th

Key House committee may get new leader

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde's pending retirement has those eager to succeed him as International Relations chairman campaigning for the job.

Congressmen say Russian query forgery

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A Moscow Times report that U.S. congressmen asked the State Department to investigate billions in missing aid funds is being challenged on Capitol Hill.
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WAP2001030199 - 01 MARCH 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform Dan Burton (R-IN) listens to testimony during a hearing about the Marc Rich pardon March 1, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Danny "Dan" Lee Burton (born June 21, 1938) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district, and previously the 6th district, serving since 1983. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district includes most of the northern suburbs of Indianapolis as well as the southern fringe of the Fort Wayne area: Tipton, Grant, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Hamilton, and Hancock counties, and parts of Marion, Shelby, Howard and Johnson counties.

Burton was born in Indianapolis, the son of Charles and Bonnie (née Hardesty) Burton. His father, a former policeman was abusive to his mother and never held a job for very long. The family moved constantly, living in trailer parks, cabins, and motels. In June 1950, some years after the couple divorced, his mother went to the police and got a restraining order against his father. He responded by kidnapping Burton's mother. Burton and his younger brother and sister were briefly sent to the Marion County Children's Guardian Home. After his mother escaped, Burton's father went to jail for two years. Burton's mother remarried, and Burton and his younger brother and sister had happier teenage years.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dan Burton."
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