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NFL Hall of Famer Mike McCormack dies at age 83

PALM DESERT, Calif., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Mike McCormack, a Hall of Fame player as an offensive lineman who was also an NFL head coach and team executive, died Friday at the age of 83.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Longtime TV sports announcer Pat Summerall dies at 82

Longtime TV sports announcer Pat Summerall dies at 82

DALLAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Longtime CBS and Fox sports announcer Pat Summerall has died at a hospital in Dallas, where he was recovering from hip surgery, a family friend said. He was 82.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Karzai orders his troops to control prison

Karzai orders his troops to control prison

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered his forces to take control of Bagram prison, accusing U.S. officials of violating an agreement on control of the facility.
Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tired and victorious, Barack Obama returned to Washington Wednesday after becoming the third U.S. president in recent history to win a second term.

No power changes in Senate, House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.

George Allen wins GOP Sen. primary in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. and Virginia Gov. George Allen Tuesday easily won the Republican nomination for Senate.
Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 6 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins will move their training camp to Richmond, Va., next year.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2012.
By United Press International
Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme

Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry apparently has backed off his assertion that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, saying now the entitlement program needs fixing, not scrapping.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- In a blow to Democratic hopes of holding the U.S. Senate in 2012, Sen. James Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election.

McCain legacy said mixed on committee

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's legacy as the former chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is a mixed one, political critics say.

Commentary: Bipartisan calculus

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What do Sens. Chuck Hagel, moderate Republican, and James Webb, hard-nosed Republican turned Democrat, have in common? They are possible picks as vice presidential running mates for either Barack Obama or John McCain.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Atlantic Eye: Obama's vice presidents

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 4 (UPI) -- On the last day of the primary calendar in South Dakota and Montana, Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. He must unite the party, bring the U.S. electorate behind him and select a vice president. London bookies are remarkably accurate in their political predictions. I will review their seven top choices for vice president, five of whom I know personally, in order of my preference.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

A bad week for Republican Party

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The impending retirement of U.S. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., and resignation of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, have added to the GOP's troubles in the 2008 election.

Online PAC helps Democrats

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- ActBlue, a Democratic online political action committee based in Massachusetts, is making its first foray into presidential politics this year.

YouTube seen as new political force

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Political analysts predict video sharing Web site YouTube will have a profound effect on the 2008 presidential race.

Jamestown anniversary has $200M price tag

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 12 (UPI) -- The cost of this year's 400th anniversary celebration of the historical settlement of Jamestown, Va., has surpassed $200 million, a report said Monday. With the estimated 90,000 guests ranging from Britain's Queen Elizabeth to former U.S. Supreme Court Ju

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By United Press International

'Language police' list new offenses

NEW DELHI, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Members of a group in India who call themselves the "global language police" have put out an all-points bulletin on politically insensitive words.

'Macaca' named most politically incorrect

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- "Macaca," a racial slur uttered by U.S. Sen. George Allen, was selected the most politically incorrect word of 2006 by San Diego's Global Language Monitor.

Democrats to control U.S. Senate and House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Concessions by incumbent Republicans in Virginia and Montana Thursday gave the Democratic Party a two-vote majority in the U.S. Senate.

Allen concedes, giving Democrats Senate

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., Thursday said he has decided against seeking a recount in his close race with Democrat Jim Webb. Allen's concession gives the Democratic Party a one-vote 51-49 majority in the Senate, although the caucus will include two ind

Dems take U.S. House, gain in Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in midterm elections and won five of the six seats needed to seize the Senate. Democrat Jon Tester Wednesday claimed victory over Montana Republican Sen. Conrad Burns with an unofficial 49 percen
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