UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 6, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (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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Sessions ahead in Ala. Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 5 (UPI) --

Hundreds of thousands raped in US lockups

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday heard testimony about the "Prison Rape Reduction Act of 2002," which for the first time directs the federal Department of Justice to take a role in assisting states to reduce the incidents of rape and sexual vio
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Prison rapes spreading deadly diseases

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Prison rape has become such a common occurrence in federal and state prisons across the United States that it could have deadly consequences for the inmate population as well as the public at large, experts in the field told United Press International.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Surgeon general nominee has strong support

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Richard Carmona, President Bush's nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, received strong bi-partisan support at a Senate nomination hearing Tuesday and appears likely to be confirmed, although a consumer advocacy group opposes his confirmation due to questions
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Five-term congressman ousted in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26 (UPI) -- Local politics became international in Alabama Tuesday, with five-term U.S. Rep. Earl Hilliard losing a Democratic Party runoff to a candidate who received an i

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Ashcroft: New child porn law court-proof

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has crafted a new child pornography law that will survive constitutional muster, unlike the one struck down by the Supreme Court last mon
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

U.S. investigators wield vast new powers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- In less than three months, President Bush has enacted the largest extension of national security powers in a quarter century, giving investigative agencies new

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Judiciary panel studies civil liberties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday grilled Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff over the possible use of military tribunals, monitoring lawyer-clie
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Jeff Sessions
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during the second day of her Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

University of Alabama (J.D.)

Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party. He serves as the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was born in Selma, Alabama, the son of Abbie (née Powe) and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Jr. His father owned a general store and then a farm equipment dealership. Sessions grew up in the small town of Hybart. In 1964 he became an Eagle Scout. In his adult life, he became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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