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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014
By United Press International
Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

March 13 (UPI) -- Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny will join President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for St. Patrick's Day observances in Washington.
JC Finley
Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

President Obama said he's willing to work with Congress but won't be hesitant to go it alone to advance his 2014 agenda, telling recalcitrant lawmakers he won't be twiddling his thumbs if they dawdle or fail to act for whatever reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Some 800 celebrities and other well-wishers were invited to the 95th birthday party of evangelist Billy Graham, the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times reported.

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Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.
Deployment of warships delayed over budget concerns

Deployment of warships delayed over budget concerns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department said it was delaying the deployment of two warships to the Middle East because of budgetary concerns.
Not grandfather's Lincoln

Not grandfather's Lincoln

Ford 's plans for its languishing Lincoln car brand are being met with hopeful bemusement.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
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Harry Truman's newspaper bill paid

Harry Truman's newspaper bill paid

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24 (UPI) -- A Harry S. Truman impersonator paid the 33rd U.S. president's outstanding $56.63 newspaper bill at a ceremony in Kansas.

Minneapolitans take a presidential walk

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Thirty of the country's 44 presidents are immortalized in Minneapolis' Northeast neighborhood, where Presidents Day is marked with a trivia contest and a walk.

Commander of USS Truman dies suddenly

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman has died suddenly at a hospital in Portsmouth, Va.
Obama pardons turkey, hands out food

Obama pardons turkey, hands out food

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama waved his hand over Courage the turkey Wednesday, pardoning the bird from being the guest of honor at a Thanksgiving Day feast.
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Margaret Truman Daniel (L), daughter of former president Harry S. Truman, and U.S. Postmaster general William Bolger unveils the design of a Truman commemorative stamp on November 18, 1983 at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence. The stamp will honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Truman in 1984 and will be issued early 1984. (UPI Photo/Kerwin Plevka/Files)
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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice-president and the 34th Vice President of the United States, he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his fourth term.

During World War I, Truman served as an artillery officer, making him the only president to have seen combat in World War I (his successor Eisenhower spent the war training tank crews in Pennsylvania). After the war he became part of the political machine of Tom Pendergast and was elected a county commissioner in Missouri and eventually a Democratic United States senator. After he gained national prominence as head of the wartime Truman Committee, Truman replaced vice president Henry A. Wallace as Roosevelt's running mate in 1944.

Truman faced challenge after challenge in domestic affairs. The disorderly postwar reconversion of the economy of the United States was marked by severe shortages, numerous strikes, and the passage of the Taft–Hartley Act over his veto. He confounded all predictions to win re-election in 1948, helped by his famous Whistle Stop Tour of rural America. After his re-election he was able to pass only one of the proposals in his Fair Deal program. He used executive orders to begin desegregation of the military and to create loyalty checks which dismissed thousands of communist supporters from office, even though he strongly opposed mandatory loyalty oaths for governmental employees, a stance that led to charges that his administration was soft on communism. Truman's presidency was also eventful in foreign affairs, with the end of World War II and his decision to use nuclear weapons against Japan, the founding of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, the beginning of the Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Korean War. Corruption in Truman's administration reached the cabinet and senior White House staff. Republicans made corruption a central issue in the 1952 campaign.

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