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Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday. The transcript follows:
Longtime Dem lawmaker George Miller to retire

Longtime Dem lawmaker George Miller to retire

RICHMOND, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., a close ally of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, said Monday he will retire after serving 40 years in Congress.

Rat invades Schumer and Durbin's Washington house

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., confirmed a rat has infiltrated the Washington group house he shares with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Reaction to Bangladesh building collapse fractured

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 3 (UPI) -- A politician and factory owner pleaded with clothing companies not to leave Bangladesh, where a factory collapse has provoked widespread anger.

GAO: Departing workers misled on 401(k)s

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Money management firms often provide misleading information to employees on how to handle their retirement savings when they switch jobs, a federal report said.

House rejects minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The House rejected a bill Friday to raise the U.S. minimum wage, with Republicans arguing an increase would hurt "the nation's job creators."

Long-held memory tenet challenged

SYDNEY, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- An Australian researcher has challenged a long-held view on how many information nuggets the mind can cope with before confusion sets in.

Democrats to revisit minimum wage issue

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A minimum wage hike is expected to be part of the Democratic Party platform presented to delegates in North Carolina, a member of the drafting committee said.
Bill would raise minimum wage

Bill would raise minimum wage

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have agreed to co-sponsor a bill to raise the federal minimum wage.
Miller to star shooting fourth 'Mad Max' in May

Miller to star shooting fourth 'Mad Max' in May

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says he is eager to get back to work on his "Mad Max" franchise, but Mother Nature hasn't been cooperating.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
KAREN BUTLER
Obama revamps Bush education initiative

Obama revamps Bush education initiative

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday rescinded parts of the Bush education initiative that resulted in lower standards.
Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Several closed-door meetings are on the Wednesday daily schedule for U.S. President Obama.

'F-bomb' dropped in unemployment debate

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., used the "F word" arguing with those saying ending unemployment benefits would cause more people to look for work, observers said.

Lawmakers to revisit No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- House Republicans and Democrats, demonstrating a flash of bipartisanship, say they plan to revisit the No Child Left Behind education law.

Healthcare bill said solid in House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. House Democratic leader Friday indicated amendments to the healthcare reform bill likely won't be allowed.

Alaska defends aerial wolf hunting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Alaska wildlife officials are urging members of Congress to think twice about voting for a bill that would virtually ban the hunting of wolves from the air.

Key official endorses student loan plan

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Education Committee announced Friday he will support President Barack Obama's plan to federalize all student loans.

House chairmen to cooperate on healthcare

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Three U.S. House of Representatives committee chairmen say they will work together to pass healthcare reform advanced by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Former priest gets 3 years for abuse

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A former Los Angeles priest was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for molesting a boy in 1988 and 1989.
Congressional panel joins L.A. union probe

Congressional panel joins L.A. union probe

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional committee has joined an inquiry into alleged spending practices by a Los Angeles union local, officials said Friday.

Congressman says new mine law falls short

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- New federal rules aimed at protecting U.S. coal miners from dangerous inactive sections of underground mines are inadequate, a lawmaker says.

Superdelegates decided the Democratic race

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- For all the attention on the many faces of the Democratic presidential race, quiet decisions of the superdelegates told the story, a Washington survey says.

Congress seeks probe into mine executive

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Members of Congress want the Justice Department to probe whether there was a conspiracy to hide information about a Utah mine prior to a disaster at the mine.

U.S. looks at buying student loans

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Education may be authorized to purchase federally guaranteed student loans to restore stability in the lending program, officials said.
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