NOMINATION HEARING FOR MICHAEL CHERTOFF
Michael Chertoff, nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security smiles as Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-NJ, talks to members of the press prior to testifing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing on February 2, 2005 in Washington. Chertoff was formerly with the Justice Department...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
As the mammoth storm churned in the Atlantic in the days leading up to Halloween as part hurricane, part Nor'easter, forecasters dubbed it "Frankenstorm."
New Jersey residents are grappling with gasoline shortages in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.
Two U.S. Senate Democrats have opened a campaign to close a loophole in federal law and require background checks on buyers at gun shows.
The U.S. attorney general would have the power to bar suspected terrorists from buying guns under legislation proposed by the U.S. Justice Department.
All 55 Republican U.S. senators have denied seeing a Terri Schiavo political talking points memo, the Washington Times said Wednesday.
Democrats are criticizing television ads in which people paid by the administration pose as reporters praising the benefits of the new U.S. Medicare law.
The area of New York City known as "ground zero" since Sept. 11, 2001, bustled with positive activity Sunday for the first time since that fateful day.
(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
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