Paleontologists excavate rare whale fossil from backyard in Southern California

Paleontologists excavate rare whale fossil from backyard in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County dislodged a rare whale fossil from the backyard of a suburban Southern California home over the weekend.
Brooks Hays
UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014
By United Press international

COL BKB: Albany 71, Mount St. Mary's 64

D.J. Evans tied career highs with 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Albany to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, a 71-64 decision over Mount St. Mary's.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
By United Press International

Santorum, Gingrich open to running again

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both say they are open to running for president in 2016.
Electorate return Obama to White House

Electorate return Obama to White House

After a long, expensive and sometimes nasty presidential campaign, the U.S. voting public opted to go "Forward" with President Obama rather than heed Mitt Romney's call to "Believe in America."
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Libertarian Party buoyant; Greens hopeful

Libertarian Party buoyant; Greens hopeful

Cravings for less Washington gave the Libertarian presidential entrant a record vote count while a tight Obama-Romney race hurt the Green Party, officials said.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International

Obama wins Mass.; Dems. pick up Sen. seat

BOSTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes Tuesday, beating Mitt Romney in the state he ran as governor, results indicated.

Obama wins R.I.; Dems win in Sen., House

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won Rhode Island's four electoral votes, while Democrats retained a U.S. Senate seat and won a hard-fought fight for a House seat.

3rd-party presidential nominees to debate

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson should have been in the Obama-Romney debates, Larry King said before moderating a third-party debate Tuesday.

Poll: Candidates tied 47-47 in Ohio

BOSTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are tied in the battleground state of Ohio, a Suffolk University poll of likely Buckeye State voters indicated.

Debate of third-party candidates on tap

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ballot-qualified, third-party contenders for the U.S. presidency will hold their own debate next week in Chicago and stream it live on the Internet.

Libertarian could take Romney votes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- With a close presidential race at hand, some Republican advisers are worried about Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, they said.
Libertarian Gary Johnson pans debate

Libertarian Gary Johnson pans debate

DENVER, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Wednesday's debate between U.S. President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney wasn't really a debate.

Americans split on major third party

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. voters are divided over whether a major third political party is needed, results of a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
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Gary Johnson

Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, former Governor of New Mexico, and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, and is known for his low-tax libertarian views and his regular participation in triathlons.

Founder of one of New Mexico's largest construction companies, Johnson entered politics for the first time by running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994 on a conservative, low-tax, anti-crime platform. He beat incumbent Democratic governor Bruce King by 50% to 40%. He cut the 10% annual growth in the budget by using his gubernatorial veto on half of bills in the first six months. His use of the veto over his two terms gained him the nickname "Governor Veto".

He sought re-election in 1998, winning by 55% to 45%. In his second term, he concentrated on the issue of school voucher reforms, as well as campaigning for marijuana decriminalization. During his tenure as governor, he adhered strictly to an anti-tax, anti-bureaucracy program, and set state and national records for his use of veto powers: more than the other 49 contemporary governors put together. Term-limited, Johnson retired from politics at the end of his second term.

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