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McGovern eulogoized as hero of common man

McGovern eulogoized as hero of common man

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern was praised for his work on behalf of social justice by speakers at his funeral in his native South Dakota.

Tower dispute goes to Nevada Supreme Court

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A dispute over an uncompleted and allegedly dangerous hotel tower in Las Vegas has gone to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Presidential Climate Action plan released

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Presidential Climate Action Project released its plan to revitalize the economy, protect the environment and enhance national security.

National council vital to Obama's energy plan

A National Energy Council could be a key ingredient in the next administration's plan to wean the nation off Middle Eastern oil and mitigate climate change, experts say.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

Military Matters: Reform history -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- When the world was young and hope dared live in Washington, a small group of people put together something called the Military Reform Movement. Its purpose was to measure U.S. defense policies and programs by the standard of what works in combat rather than who benefits financially. Launched in the 1970s, it peaked in the early 1980s and was gone by 1990. Why did it fail? It failed because, in a contest between ideas and money, the money always wins.
WILLIAM S. LIND
Possibility of brokered convention looms

Possibility of brokered convention looms

DENVER, March 9 (UPI) -- The specter of a contested Democratic presidential nominating convention is raising concerns among some party insiders, a published report said Sunday.

Commentary: Bipartisan manifesto

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The bipartisan conclave in Oklahoma this week was designed as a bridge between moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

U.S. losing war on terror, says new report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United States is losing the war on terror it declared in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, a new report by a panel of experts says.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2005 with 33 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2004 with 33 to follow.
By United Press International

Democrat Bridges makes Senate bid in Colo.

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Colorado businessman Rutt Bridges has joined other Democratic candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seatheld by Republican Ben Campbell.

Cult TV show Tanner 88 goes mainstream

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Robert Altman, Gary Trudeau and Michael Murphy collaboration "Tanner '88" is finally making it to mainstream television.

Political satire on Sundance Channel

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Sundance Channel announced Thursday it will air "Tanner '88," the political satire created by director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2003 with 33 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for May 9, 2003

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Hart says he will not run in 2004

DENVER, May 7 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Gary Hart will not join the pack of nine candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.

Hart says he will not run in 2004

DENVER, May 7 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Gary Hart says he will not be among candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. After testing the waters for five months he t

On the Net ... with UPI

More and more patients are choosing doctors based on their online access, personal wedding sites are becoming the rage, and other news about the World Wide Web.
ALEX CUKAN, UPI Technology News

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Kucinich files to join 2004 Dem. campaign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich Tuesday filed papers to join the growing filed of Democrats looking to challenge for a nomination in the 2004 presidential race.
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Commentary: Is Bush competent?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Is George W. Bush a competent president? And is he a lucky one? In terms of his personal political effectiveness, the answer to both questions remains a resound
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Janet Reno: I'm not a Senate candidate

MIAMI, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former Attorney General Janet Reno has no plans to run for the U.S. Senate despite speculation that she would enter the race if Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., decides

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 13, 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2002 with 33 to follow. This is Thanksgiving Day.
By United Press International

The Peter Principles: What's in a name?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A modern-day Rip van Winkle just emerging from a twenty-year long slumber could tell a lot about the state of American politics by looking at this year's list o
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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