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Governor awaits petition news

SACRAMENTO, July 8 (UPI) -- California election officials are scrutinizing a statewide petition Tuesday to oust Gov. Gray Davis.

Slim majority backs Gov. Davis recall

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- A poll by the Los Angeles Times found a slim majority of California voters supports the removal of Gov. Gray Davis in a special recall election.

Analysis: Schwarzenegger in Recall 2?

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is the man of the moment in Hollywood, enjoying good buzz over his new movie and fairly intense interest over his prospective
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Schwarzenegger in 'Recall 2'?

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is the man of the moment in Hollywood, enjoying good buzz over his new movie and fairly intense interest over his prospective
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: India not on reconstruction list

CALCUTTA, India, April 21 (UPI) -- The easier bit of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" for India was to drool over potential deals in Iraq that the country could win as part of the large post-war reconstruction planned by the United States.
IDRAJIT BASU, UPI Correspondent

Hispanidad: War boosts U.S. citizenship

Jose Gutierrez was a Guatemala native who came to the United States as a teenager after his parents died, winding up with a foster family near Los Angeles. Last month, at age 27, he finally became a U.S. citizen. The only problem is that Gutierrez, a cor
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

JDL head Irv Rubin dies at LA hospital

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Irv Rubin, the fiery leader of the militant Jewish Defense League, died during the night of injuries suffered in an alleged jailhouse suicide attempt earlier this month, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday. Rubin, 57, died at at Los Angeles County-USC

Jewish militant Irv Rubin on life-support

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Irving Rubin, the fiery leader of the militant Jewish Defense League, was reported on life-support in a Los Angeles hospital Monday after he apparently attempted suicide prior to a court appearance on charges stemming from an alleged bomb plot targeting a
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LA tallies anti-Muslim hate crimes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The rate of alleged hate crimes directed against Los Angeles County residents of Middle Eastern descent surged in September after the terrorist attacks and then

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 14, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

JDL chairman arrested in LA bomb plot

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The outspoken chairman and another member of the militant Jewish Defense League have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to blow up a Los Angeles mosque and
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Jewish activists busted in bomb plot

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The outspoken head of the militant Jewish Defense League was arrested along with another JDL member Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to plant pipe bombs at a
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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-California) participates in the third annual Zestiest Legislator Contest in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2004. The contest is hosted by "Chile Pepper" magazine. (UPI Photo/ Rick Steele)
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Darrell Edward Issa (pronounced /ˈaɪsə/; born November 1, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for California's 49th congressional district, and previously the 48th, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was formerly a CEO of Directed Electronics, the Vista, California-based manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. His district consists of portions of southern Riverside County and northern San Diego County. The district was numbered as the 48th District during his first term and was renumbered the 49th after the 2000 Census. Since January 2011, he has served as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Aside from his service in Congress, Issa is also known for being a major contributor to the 2003 recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and a guest speaker at Republican events. His net worth has been estimated at more than $220 million, making him the second richest member of Congress.

Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Lebanese immigrants. His mother was a Mormon and his father Eastern Orthodox; he was the second of their six children. The family moved to the predominantly Jewish suburb of Cleveland Heights later in his childhood. Many of his friends were Jewish, and Issa worked for a rabbi at one point. He became very familiar with Jewish culture. His family identified as Lebanese rather than Arab, following the example of entertainer Danny Thomas.

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