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Joe Bob's America: Draft Insanity

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The other day on a CNN morning show all three hosts said what a glorious thing it would be if we brought back compulsory military draft. They then followed up with an e-mail poll that showed 90 percent support for their idea.
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Interview: Jennifer Love-Hewitt

DETROIT, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- For Jennifer Love Hewitt, a side benefit to working with Jackie Chan in their new film, "Tuxedo," was exposure to one of the martial arts actor's hidden talents
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A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, when a few minutes on a pleasant September morn changed the world, America was attacked. Nineteen Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and slammed two of them into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center, both sk
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2002 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2002 with 115 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 9-15.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2002 with 347 to follow.
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'Old Hickory's' ghost hunts bin Laden

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Are you an American surprised at the satisfaction you are taking in the destruction of the Taliban? Does Osama bin Laden's videotaped gloating set your teeth on
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TAL2000121105 -11 DECEMBER 2000 - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,USA: Florida Senator Daniel Webster and Senator Lisa Carlton, chairman of the senate special committee to determine if the Florida legislature should pick new electors, confer during a pause in testimony Monday afternoon. The committee, similar to a house committee on the same topic, was hearing testimony from lawyers, constitutional scholars and the public. bb/Bruce Brewer UPI
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Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. Webster's increasingly nationalistic views, and his effectiveness as a speaker, made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System. He was one of the nation's most prominent conservatives, leading opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking and industry. He was an acknowledged elitist. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the Secretary of State under three presidents.

Webster was one of the most successful lawyers of the era, taking part in several key US Supreme Court cases, which established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government. As Secretary of State, he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. Chiefly recognized for his Senate tenure, Webster was a key figure in the institution's "Golden days". Webster was considered the Northern member of a trio known as the "Great Triumvirate", with his colleagues Henry Clay from the West (Kentucky) and John C. Calhoun from the South. His "Reply to Hayne" in 1830 was regarded as "the most eloquent speech ever delivered in Congress."

As with his fellow Whig Henry Clay, Webster wanted to see the Union preserved and civil war averted. They both worked for compromises to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and the South. Webster tried and failed three times to become President of the United States. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected Webster as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators with Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert La Follette, and Robert Taft.

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