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.

Hardball tactics mark GOP primary

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Accusations and rebuttals escalated sharply as Republican presidential candidates campaigned for Saturday's GOP primary in South Carolina.

Huckabee, McCain in dead heat in S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Undecided voters could decide the fate of Republican presidential hopefuls John McCain and Mike Huckabee in Saturday's South Carolina GOP primary, a poll said.

Romney cruises to Michigan win

DETROIT, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney cruised to a win Tuesday in Michigan's Republican primary election.

McCain leads Republican field in Calif.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The first poll of California voters since the New Hampshire primary puts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the lead as the Republican presidential choice.
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Fred Thompson
Republican candidate Fred Thompson makes a campaign stop with his wife and daughter at the Iowa Veterans Home while campaigning for the Iowa Caucus in Marshalltown, Iowa on January 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Fred Dalton Thompson (born Freddie Dalton Thompson; August 19, 1942), is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. He served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1994 through 2003.

Thompson served as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the United States Department of State, was a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, specializing in national security and intelligence.

As an actor, Thompson has appeared in a large number of movies and television shows. He has frequently portrayed governmental figures. In the final months of his U.S. Senate term in 2002, Thompson joined the cast of the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, playing Manhattan District Attorney Arthur Branch.

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