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UPI's Capital Comment for January 16, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (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
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UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 5, 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (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 I
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 21, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (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 I
By United Press International

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Court rules for RNC on Medicare challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee and former chairman Haley Barbour still do not have to pay out $1 million, which they offered to anyone who could prove that an RNC advertisement on Medicare was false. A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a judge's ear

Court rules for RNC on Medicare ad claim

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee and former Chairman Haley Barbour still don't have to pay out that $1 million they offered to anyone who could prove that an R
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 28, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News, notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Inter
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Gilmore out as RNC head

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Ending several weeks of speculation about his future, Virginia Jim Gilmore will be stepping down as chairman of the Republican National Committee at the group's
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 31, 2001

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
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Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour talk before President Barack Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/Pool)
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Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American Republican politician currently serving as the 63rd Governor of Mississippi. He gained a national spotlight in August 2005 after Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Barbour won re-election as Governor in 2007. Under Mississippi's term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends.

Before being elected Governor, Barbour "had a long career on the national stage and has been well-known as a Republican operative since the Reagan years." He worked as a lawyer and lobbyist, was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate and also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, during which time the Republicans captured both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1954. On June 24, 2009, Barbour was elected the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, following the resignation of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as its leader.

Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he was raised as the youngest of three sons of Grace LeFlore (née Johnson) and Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr. Barbour is a descendant of Walter Leake, who was Mississippi's third governor as well as a U.S. senator. His father, a lawyer, died when Barbour was two years old.

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