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GOP Twitter debate raps healthcare reform

GOP Twitter debate raps healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said in the first Twitter debate among GOP presidential hopefuls she would "not rest" until U.S. healthcare reform was reversed.
GOP leadership confab to conduct ballot

GOP leadership confab to conduct ballot

NEW ORLEANS, June 16 (UPI) -- Results of a ballot taken during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans should indicate who activists support, the conference's leader says.
Poll: Gingrich's image slides within GOP

Poll: Gingrich's image slides within GOP

PRINCETON, N.J., June 1 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's image took a hit among Republicans and now is among the lowest for presidential hopefuls being tracked, Gallup said.

Gingrich announces presidential candidacy

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich became the first person to officially announced his candidacy in the Republican presidential nomination race Wednesday.

GOP debate: Release bin Laden photos

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 6 (UPI) -- Four of the five presidential hopefuls participating in the first GOP debate of the campaign said they would release photographs of Osama bin Laden's corpse.
Key contenders missing from GOP debate

Key contenders missing from GOP debate

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 5 (UPI) -- The first debate among Republicans hoping to nab the presidential nomination, in Greenville, S.C., will be noted for who didn't show up as much as for who did.
Pawlenty only top name at 1st GOP debate

Pawlenty only top name at 1st GOP debate

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The 2012 Republican presidential primary's first debate will go on Thursday, regardless of who shows up, organizers of the South Carolina event said.
Ron Paul to create exploratory committee

Ron Paul to create exploratory committee

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul joked he'd decide on a third U.S. presidential run based on "what kind of reception I get" on conservative host Sean Hannity's TV show.

Paul, Romney top CPAC straw poll

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were the only candidates pulling ahead of the pack Saturday in the CPAC straw poll.
GOP gives Huckabee high favorable rating

GOP gives Huckabee high favorable rating

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has the highest favorable rating among possible Republican 2012 presidential candidates, Gallup reported.
Ex-N.M. Gov Johnson to speak at pot gala

Ex-N.M. Gov Johnson to speak at pot gala

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Organizers of a marijuana-legalization fundraiser in Washington say former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will appear along with comedy legends Cheech and Chong.

Former N.M. governor injured paragliding

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson must stay in bed for the next six months after breaking his back in a paragliding accident.

Texas convict kills clerk, then himself

KARNES CITY, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Officials say an inmate stabbed a clerk to death at a South Texas prison and then killed himself. Gary Laskowski, 38, attacked Rhonda Osborne at the John B. Connally Unit on Thursday and then fatally stabbed himself, the San Antonio Express-News reported

Clinton's boyhood home for sale on E-Bay

HOPE, Ark., March 17 (UPI) -- President Bill Clinton's boyhood home in Arkansas is for sale on E-Bay.

Anaheim (ss) 8, Arizona 3

TUCSON, March 6 (UPI) -- Byung-Hyun Kim tossed four scoreless innings before a split squad of Anaheim Angels rallied for six runs in the seventh Thursday to down the Arizona Diamondback

New Mexico cuts taxes to stimulate economy

SANTA FE, N.M., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- New Mexico has cut taxes at the same time most states are facing record budget deficits and considering spending cuts or tax hikes.

Romney takes reigns in Mass.

BOSTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, a rising star in Republican national circles, was inaugurated Thursday as governor of Massachusetts with a vow to meet the state's fiscal crisis "head on." New Mexico and Michigan inaugurated new governors on New Year's Day, while 20 other st
DAVID D. HASKELL

Cubs obtain Damian Miller from Arizona

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Catcher Damian Miller, whose playing time diminished toward the end of the season, was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Chicago Cubs Wednesday for a

Democrats pick up governorships

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Democrats won governor's races in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in Tuesday's midterm elections, but despite upsets in Georgia and South Carolina, there was no miracle in Florida, a Republican victor in Maryland and there may be n
AL SWANSON

Elections 2002: All Hispanic race in N.M.

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002) SANTA FE, N.M. (UPI) -- Former Clinton administration official Bill Richardson is fighting off a stiff challenge from Republican John Sanchez in the race for New Mexico governor, the nation's first all-Hispa

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Charli Persip, one of the foremost bop-style big band drummers, was born this day in 1929 in Morristown, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Weather Report co-founder Joe Zawinul was born this day in 1932 in Vienna, Austria. The pianist and synthesizer whiz became hooked on jazz right after World War II through a most unusual introduction. When the film "Stormy Weather" arrived in Austria, he
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Elmer "Mousey" Alexander was born this day in 1922 in Gary, Ind. He worked in Dixieland bands in Chicago in the late 1940s before moving to New York where he performed for a year as a member of pianist Marian McPartland's bebop trio. His longest a
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Big spender to run for Senate in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J., June 5 (UPI) -- A successful entrepreneur who spent several millions of dollars of his own money has become the Republican nominee in the effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Robert Torr

Politics: Toricelli fights for life

New Jersey Sen. Robert Toricelli is fighting for his political life in Tuesday's New Jersey primary and isn't shy about making his integrity a campaign issue de
MARCELLA S. KREITER, UPI Regional Editor
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