The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Fred Thompson: I get turned down for roles

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Fred Thompson said despite his background as a politician he still gets turned down for television and film roles frequently.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

Evangelicals weigh Santorum, Perry

BRENHAM, Texas, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Some conservative Christian leaders say they will meet in Texas next week to try to unite behind Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

Oregon State player Fred Thompson dead

CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Oregon State University said 19-year-old football player Fred Thompson collapsed while playing basketball and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Limbaugh weds 4th wife, Elton John plays

Limbaugh weds 4th wife, Elton John plays

PALM BEACH, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- Elton John played a wedding in Florida during the weekend, providing the music at right-wing talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh's fourth marriage, guests said.
Lou Dobbs fuels political speculation

Lou Dobbs fuels political speculation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Former CNN host Lou Dobbs fueled speculation about his political future by saying during a radio talk show he's mulling over a U.S. presidential run.
Palin tells life's story, zaps opposition

Palin tells life's story, zaps opposition

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin jabbed the opposition while introducing herself at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday.

Thompson: McCain has character to lead

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- John McCain's story is one of character, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson told delegates at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday.
Fred Thompson to return to acting

Fred Thompson to return to acting

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Fred Thompson, after a brief foray into U.S. presidential politics, is looking to re-immerse himself in film and TV work, E! Online reported Tuesday.

McCain's possible Cabinet considered

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Republican presidential front-runner John McCain has vowed if elected to have an administration that reflects conservative ideals, it was reported.

McCain support tepid in Washington state

SEATTLE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- John McCain is expected to win Washington state's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, but is not widely supported by GOP activists there, a report said.

Baseball cards include White House rivals

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Topps Co. Inc. of New York has announced packs of its 2008 baseball cards will include trading cards bearing the faces of U.S. presidential contenders.

NYC leads in the money primary

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The New York City region, with about 6 percent of the U.S. population, accounts for 20 percent of total contributions to 2008 U.S. presidential campaigns.

Cheney's daughter to endorse Romney

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, it was reported Sunday.
Wolfowitz rejoins Bush administration

Wolfowitz rejoins Bush administration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Pentagon second-in-command and World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz has returned to the Bush administration as an adviser in the U.S. State Department.

California poll: Clinton, McCain leading

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- California voters are leaning toward Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the 2008 presidential choices, a poll said Thursday.

GOP race tightens in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Republican presidential race has tightened in California since Fred Thompson abandoned his bid for the White House, a poll indicates.

Poll: Clinton, McCain lead New York

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Republican Sen. John McCain and Democrat Sen. Hillary Clinton are leading in New York, a poll indicates.

D'Amato endorses McCain

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato endorsed Arizona Sen. John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination after his first choice left the race Tuesday.

Fred Thompson drops out of GOP race

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Fred Thompson, whose campaign for the Republican presidential nomination never really caught fire, dropped out of the race Tuesday.
McCain wins S.C. GOP primary

McCain wins S.C. GOP primary

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain was the winner Saturday in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary.
Romney, Clinton win in Nevada

Romney, Clinton win in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney were the projected winners Saturday in Nevada's caucuses.

Poll: Black voters favor Obama

ATLANTA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The majority of black voters interviewed for a new poll said they now support U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Poll: McCain leads in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain of Arizona is leading among the Republican presidential hopefuls in Pennsylvania, a new poll indicates.
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