UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International

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.
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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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