Baby rubs elbows with politicos

Baby rubs elbows with politicos

MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A freelance writer put a staple of the U.S. political scene to the test when he tried to get his daughter photographed with each presidential candidate.
GOP candidates call for lower spending

GOP candidates call for lower spending

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Six Republican presidential hopefuls met in South Carolina Thursday night to debate such issues as taxes and government spending.

Atlantic Eye: Hillary's tear to victory

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Her defining moment is not really the tear she almost shed. The defining moment was her loss in Iowa. The show of emotion in New Hampshire was just a result of that metamorphosis. For many, Hillary went from being cold and calculated to being human.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist
Clinton, McCain projected winners in N.H.

Clinton, McCain projected winners in N.H.

CONCORD, N.H., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain were the projected winners in the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday night.
Paul, Obama win N.H. cigar poll

Paul, Obama win N.H. cigar poll

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- New Hampshire cigar shop owner Leonard Seagren is looking forward to a more flamboyant political season.
GOP rivals clash on taxes, security

GOP rivals clash on taxes, security

GOFFSTOWN, N.H., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Republican presidential rivals Sunday focused on taxes, terrorism and Social Security at a Fox News candidates debate in New Hampshire.
Romney takes majority in Wyoming

Romney takes majority in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won eight of 12 Wyoming delegates chosen Saturday for the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Atlantic Eye: Hillary's aura evaporates

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- I have been telling the European political classes that U.S. elections are complicated. I have been explaining to them that U.S. presidential primaries can take unexpected turns. And so Democrats and independents in Iowa, a state that is 97 percent white, delivered the best in U.S. political theater -- they gave Sen. Barak Obama of Illinois a convincing victory.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist
Evangelicals, women boost Huckabee in Iowa

Evangelicals, women boost Huckabee in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee benefited from strong support among evangelicals and women to win in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, polls found.

Futures trading predicts political winners

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A futures trading market experiment at the University of Iowa predicts Hillary Clinton will be the eventual Democratic nominee and win the U.S. presidency.

Thompson denies rumors of dropping out

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson spent Thursday denying rumors he would drop out of the race if he finished lower than third in Iowa caucuses.

Iowa caucuses could be inconclusive

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Late polls show the impending Iowa caucuses could end with a three-way tie on the Democratic side while doing nothing to whittle the Republican field.

Poll: Dead heat for Dems, GOP hopefuls

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The two leading Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are knotted atop a CNN poll released Tuesday, two days before the Iowa party caucuses.

Polls: Edwards edges up in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A poll released Saturday suggests a dead heat in Thursday's Iowa caucuses between the three leading Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Candidates file in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- While a deadline passed Wednesday, it won't be known for a while just which presidential contenders will be on Rhode Island's March 4 primary election ballot.
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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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