Poll: Lautenberg challenger still unknown

TRENTON, N.J., June 26 (UPI) -- The former congressman trying to oust veteran U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg in New Jersey has a name recognition problem, a poll indicated.

Sen. Lautenberg in dead heat in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J., June 10 (UPI) -- New Jersey voters are split down the middle between four-term U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and his Republican challenger, a poll indicates.
Lautenberg wins N.J. primary

Lautenberg wins N.J. primary

TRENTON, N.J., June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg had a 2-1 lead on his closest Democratic challenger in the New Jersey primary Tuesday.

OPEC hints at output increase

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The top Libyan oil official said Friday OPEC might hold an early meeting, a signal the group might increase output to bring prices down.

Lautenberg attacks Bush, GOP, Big Oil

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Saturday leveled a rhetorical broadside at President George W. Bush, Republican lawmakers and Big Oil.

Republicans switch N.J. Senate candidates

TRENTON, N.J., April 11 (UPI) -- A nightclub owner who lives in New York dropped out of the New Jersey Senate race Friday, replaced by a former congressman turned Washington lobbyist.

Lautenberg faces Senate primary challenge

TRENTON, N.J., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J., picked up support Thursday in his Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Senate candidate vows to bankroll bid

NEWARK, N.J., March 25 (UPI) -- Millionaire New Jersey businessman Andy Unanue says he is prepared to dig deep into his pockets to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Bill would withhold Libya diplomatic funds

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate bill includes language withholding diplomatic funding for Libya until the country completes payments promised after a 1988 terrorist attack.

Rockefeller attacks TV violence, sex

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., was showing clips at a committee meeting to make a point about TV sex and violence when a colleague asked him to turn them off.

Italians seek return of chariot from U.S.

ROME, April 20 (UPI) -- About 100 residents of Monteleone, Italy, protested in Rome Friday, demanding the return of an ancient chariot that is on display in a U.S. museum.

Tobacco makers shut Web sites

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. tobacco companies have taken down their Web sites following a Washington ruling on deceptive marketing of "light" cigarettes.

Menendez reportedly moving up to Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov.-elect Jon Corzine has reportedly selected Rep. Robert Menendez to fill his seat in the U.S. Senate.

Honest NYC cabbie hunts down senator

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Although he only got a 90-cent tip, a New York City cab driver went all out to hunt down New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg to return his wallet.

Amtrak may spin off Northeast Corridor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Amtrak Board of Directors has quietly approved a plan to create a subsidiary to maintain track and stations in the Northeast Corridor.

Broadband fight moves to Washington

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators are seeking to stop states from prohibiting local governments from taking steps to offer broadband to residents.

FCC orders video sources to be shown

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The sources of government or corporate news releases must now be shown by U.S. TV broadcasters, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled.

DeLay defends remarks about judges

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A top Republican says he never threatened any judges involved in the starvation death of Terri Schiavo at a Florida hospice.

Report: U.S. terror suspects buying guns

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional report claims terror suspects easily purchased firearms in the United States last year, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

ACLU praises sex education bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union Wednesday supported a bill to fund sex education that includes both abstinence and contraception information.

Senate rejects House GOP intel reform deal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Senate negotiators Saturday rejected an offer from House Republicans on intelligence reform, saying it did not give enough power to the nation's new spy chief.

Senate Dems ask for investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Two Democratic senators have asked congressional investigators to examine whether the Education Department illegally spent taxpayer funds to promote itself.

McGreevey draws fire over small donations

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Based on his contributions to his own party, outgoing New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey is not exactly straining to gain the favor of national Democrats.

Kean resisting draft for NJ governor

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Tuesday resisted efforts by state Republicans to draft him to run in a special election to replace Gov. Jim McGreevey.

Senate embraces ban on media coverage

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The Senate has embraced the Bush administration's ban on media coverage of the return of the bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in combat.
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