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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Medicare, the issue that could turn the campaign

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With his choice of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has managed to make Medicare the campaign's red flag issue.
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Charlie Rangel portrait unveiled in committee room

Charlie Rangel portrait unveiled in committee room

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Less than a year after being censured by the U.S. House, Rep. Charles Rangel had his portrait unveiled in the hearing room of the committee he once headed.

Judge involved in Lewinsky case dies

LAKE CHARLES, La., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Norma Holloway Johnson, the first black woman federal judge in Washington and a key player in the investigation into President Bill Clinton, has died.
Illinois gov indictment holds up tradition

Illinois gov indictment holds up tradition

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The arrest Tuesday of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich marks another chapter in the state's corruption archives and the first time since the 1930s a sitting governor has been indicted.
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Former Ill. governor awaits word on prison

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is awaiting word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether he must report to a prison in Wisconsin next week.

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Dan Rostenkowski
ORIGINAL CAPTION: President Reagan signs the 1986 Tax Reform Bill in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House October 22, 1986. Looking on, from left, are: Jack Kemp, (R-NY); Treasury Secretary James Baker; Rep. Bill Gradison (R-OH); Chief of Staff Donald Regan; Vice president George Bush; Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole; Rep. Ray McGrath (R-NY); Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL); Rep. Frank Guarini (D-NJ); Sen. Russell Long (D-LA); and Rep. John Duncan (R-TN). (UPI PHOTO/Doug Mills/FILES)
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Daniel David "Dan" Rostenkowski (January 2, 1928 – August 11, 2010) was a United States Representative from Illinois, serving from 1959 to 1995. Raised in a blue-collar neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Rostenkowski rose to become one of the most powerful legislators in Washington. He was a member of the Democratic Party. The son of an alderman and a product of the Cook County machine, Rostenkowski was for many years Democratic Committeeman of Chicago's 32nd Ward, retaining this position even while serving in Congress.

In Washington, he rose by virtue of seniority to the rank of Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1981, just as the Reagan Revolution marginalized many other Democratic politicians. As Chairman of Ways and Means, he played a critical role in formulating tax policy during the Republican administration of Ronald Reagan, including the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, which cut income taxes by 25%, and the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which further cut taxes and reduced the number of brackets to only two. He was also involved in trade policy, as well as reforms of the welfare system, health care and Social Security programs

Rostenkowski closed legislative deals between the toughest power brokers in the U.S., from union chiefs to corporate titans to the president himself. The book Chicago and the American Century credited Rostenkowski with securing billions of dollars for projects in Chicago and throughout Illinois. The book named him the sixth most significant politician to come from Chicago in the twentieth century.

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