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GOP attacks administration spill response

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Republicans charged Sunday the Obama administration has been lax in keeping oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill away from shorelines.

Aide to La. senator resigns over charges

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- An aide to U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has resigned following revelations of an arrest for allegedly attacking an ex-girlfriend with a knife, observers say.

Obama makes 3rd post-spill trip to La.

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama flew Friday to Louisiana to assess progress on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, his third visit to the area since the disaster.
Vitter: Focus on spill, leak, not TV time

Vitter: Focus on spill, leak, not TV time

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said Democratic leaders are more concerned about getting TV time than dealing with the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
3 Dems seek congressional public option

3 Dems seek congressional public option

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Three Senate Democrats say they want to join a Republican amendment that would require congressional members to use any public healthcare plan Congress OKs.

Counting only citizens would cost Calif.

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A proposal to base congressional reapportionment only on citizens counted in the 2010 Census would cost California five House seats, an analysis concluded.

Bill amendment could impact census count

KENNER, La., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An amendment onto an appropriations bill may result in scores of illegal immigrants in the United States not taking part in the 2010 Census, opponents say.

Sens. want illegals kept off census rolls

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau would ask whether people are in the United States legally under an amendment being considered Wednesday, its sponsors say.
GOP challenges ACORN firefighting grant

GOP challenges ACORN firefighting grant

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Republican senator wants the U.S. Homeland Security Department to rescind a nearly $1 million firefighting grant awarded the embattled advocacy group ACORN.

La. Rep. Melancon to make U.S. Senate bid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La., Thursday announced his bid for a Senate seat in 2010, emphasizing his conservative positions in the right-leaning state.

Fugate confirmed as FEMA chief

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The Senate confirmed Craig Fugate as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Sen. David Vitter, R-La., dropped his hold on the nominee.
Sen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee

Sen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee as head of FEMA because of questions about Hurricane Katrina.

Vitter's actions at Dulles under review

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Federal officials say they are reviewing the details of an alleged act of rage by U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Vitter downplays airport flap

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., spent part of Wednesday downplaying an allegation he recently dressed down an airline worker at a Washington airport.
La. politics could make strange bedfellows

La. politics could make strange bedfellows

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A porn star and a family-values leader could face each other in 2010, when embattled Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is up for re-election.

Clinton confirmed as secretary of state

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm Hillary Clinton as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

Clinton: Initiative donations public

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday that donations to her husband's Clinton Global Initiative have already been made public.
Bill Clinton may testify at wife's hearing

Bill Clinton may testify at wife's hearing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Republicans may ask ex-U.S. President Bill Clinton to testify at his wife's confirmation hearing about potential conflicts of interest, a GOP aide said.

Analysis: GOP, Dems clueless over oil

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Global oil prices spiked at nearly $127 a barrel this week, and Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress don't have the faintest idea what to do about it.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Senate rejects offshore drilling bill

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday rejected an attempt to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to allow the states to generate revenue.

Ethics complaint against Vitter dropped

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The Senate Ethics Committee Thursday dismissed a watchdog group's complaint against U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., on his alleged involvement with a prostitute.

Jury receives D.C. Madam prostitution case

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Jurors in a federal courtroom in Washington began deliberating Monday in the so-called D.C. Madam case in which an escort service was accused of prostitution.

'D.C Madam' jury selection starts

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Monday in Washington in the trial of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, better known as the "D.C. Madam," accused of running a prostitution ring.

Republicans block Bush nominee to ATF

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators are blocking confirmation of President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

FEC levies $30,000 in penalties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Elections Commission recently completed investigating 12 cases, resulting in civil penalties in two matters and no action in others.
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