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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
By United Press International

Action needed to save Iranian dissidents in Iraq

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Imagine if seven British citizens had been taken hostage in a foreign land and couldn't be located, that's exactly what has happened to seven members of an Iranian opposition group but there has been little news coverage of this affair.
STEVE MCCABE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Howard Dean: There will be 'glitches,' but optimistic about Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean said Sunday he expects some "glitches" in the sign-up process, but ultimately believes the Affordable Care Act will work.
The Issue: Obamacare -- Deadlines approaching, shutdown looming?

The Issue: Obamacare -- Deadlines approaching, shutdown looming?

With summer fading and fall healthcare reform deadlines approaching, politicians are getting nervous -- Democrats fearing President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment won't work and Republicans fearing it will.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
Saving Private Romney

Saving Private Romney

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Can the selection of Paul Ryan for the Republican candidate for vice president help the campaign of Mitt Romney and will the be able to govern if they do win?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Rendell questioned on ties to Iran group

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. agency has asked former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to turn over information on his relationship with an Iranian exile group, officials say.

International community must stop Iraqi abuse of Iranian opposition

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- It seems that the respite regarding the fate of Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq is going to be short-lived.
BRIAN BINLEY, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
By United Press International
GOP 2012 primary resembles Dems in 2003

GOP 2012 primary resembles Dems in 2003

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The changes in favorites among Republican U.S. 2012 presidential contenders is similar to those in the 2003 contest for Democratic hopefuls, Gallup said.

Negative language inspires viciousness

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Politics are getting nastier due to digital media, which are segmenting people into polarized interest groups, U.S. researchers suggest.

Officials: State employee skipped Fridays

ALBANY, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- New York state officials said a retired prison food services director scammed nearly $500,000 from the state in various ways, including taking off Fridays.

Dean, Rove call for civil political debate

GREENCASTLE, Ind., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former Bush administration adviser Karl Rove and one-time U.S. Democratic National Committed chairman Howard Dean say more political civility is needed.

Dean: Van Jones 'brought down'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Van Jones, U.S. President Barack Obama's former "green jobs czar," was "brought down," former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Sunday.

The Web: Grassroots action thrives online

A weekly series by UPI examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web.
GENE KOPROWSKI, United Press International
Dean renews call for healthcare reform

Dean renews call for healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Former Vermont governor and Democratic National Party head Howard Dean is still pushing for universal healthcare, a goal he backed during his presidential bid.

Atlantic Eye: Howard Dean for health secretary

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- He was down to earth as always. Having just arrived from Davos, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., the chairman emeritus of the U.S. Democratic Party, spoke eloquently of his work and future. Many of us at the Democratic Expat Leadership Council dinner wondered out loud why he had not been named secretary of health and human services. Now, Mr. President, you have the chance to correct a glaring oversight.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist
Kaine installed as new DNC leader

Kaine installed as new DNC leader

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine was officially installed as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday in Washington.

Howard Dean allies say he was snubbed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Fans of outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean say it's no accident he wasn't at the podium when his successor was named.
Virginia Gov. Kaine new DNC chairman

Virginia Gov. Kaine new DNC chairman

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine can build upon recent Democratic Party successes, Barack Obama said Thursday when introducing Kaine as the party's new chairman.
Sources: Kaine will take over at DNC

Sources: Kaine will take over at DNC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine will succeed Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Atlantic Eye: Transitions and turning points

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Public policy is about taking risks. It is also about taking a stand. Some remarkable people stood out for me in 2008.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist
Dean stepping down as DNC chief

Dean stepping down as DNC chief

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will not seek a second term as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, party sources said.
Dem wins would vindicate DNC's Dean

Dem wins would vindicate DNC's Dean

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Victories by Democrats in races for the White House and key U.S. congressional seats will be vindication for party leader Howard Dean, analysts say.
Clinton's e-presence keeps options open

Clinton's e-presence keeps options open

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2007 presidential bid may be over, but her e-mail lists and Web site live on, keeping a later candidacy an option, observers said.
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