U.S. senators assail Fed on subprime woes

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- U.S. senators accused the Federal Reserve and former Chairman Alan Greenspan of a "pattern of neglect" that led to the current subprime mortgage crisis.

Senate confirms Gates as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed Robert Gates to succeed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Ky. air controller says he warned senators

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Kentucky air controller says he told U.S. lawmakers his concerns about Blue Grass Airport's staffing nearly five months before Comair Flight 5191 crashed.

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Congress readies anti-steroid bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Professional U.S. sports leagues would be required to impose lengthy suspensions on athletes using illegal drugs under a bill before Congress.

More leaking rockets found at Ky. base

RICHMOND, Ky., June 16 (UPI) -- Two more rockets stored at a Kentucky Army depot have been discovered to be leaking the deadly nerve gas sarin.

Lawmakers to join Bush at Pope funeral

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A bipartisan congressional delegation is joining President Bush in Rome for Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Senate delegation to papal funeral named

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday a group of 14 senators will attend the April 8 Vatican funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Calls for Hill action on steroid use

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Sen. Jim Bunning told lawmakers Thursday the time may have come for Congress to intervene to deal with steroid abuse in baseball.

Lincoln bicentennial penny proposed

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Barack Obama are proposing a series of four new pennies to honor the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln in 2009.

GOP strengthens control of Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republicans extended their power over the Senate in national elections Tuesday, adding at least one additional seat in the upper house of Congress.

Close Senate races around the country

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Many of the competitive Senate races across the country remain tight as votes continue to come in. In South Dakota, Senate minority leader Tom Daschle is neck and neck with Republican challenger John Thune. Both candidates had 50 percent of votes with 37

Republicans pick up Senate seat in S.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Democrats have lost the South Carolina Senate seat, with Republican Rep. Jim DeMint the projected winner.

Bunning's lead shrinks, still ahead

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The 21-point lead U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., enjoyed in May over Democratic challenger Daniel Mongiardo shrank to 17 points in September.

Senate committee formally backs Greenspan

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate banking committee Thursday officially backed Alan Greenspan for his fifth term as Federal Reserve chairman.
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Jim Bunning
Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito (R) meets with Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) in his office in Washington on January 24, 2006. Bunning gave Alito a signed baseball. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

James Paul David "Jim" Bunning (born October 23, 1931) is a American former Major League Baseball pitcher and current politician.

During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched from 1955-1971, most notably with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. When he retired, he had the second-highest total of career strikeouts in Major League history; he is currently 17th. Bunning pitched the seventh perfect game in baseball history on June 21, 1964 against the New York Mets, a feat that has currently been accomplished only twenty times in baseball history. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

After retiring from baseball, Bunning returned to his native northern Kentucky and was subsequently elected to the city council, and then the state senate, in which he served as minority leader. In 1986, Bunning was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th congressional district, and served in the House from 1987 to 1999. He was elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky in 1998 and has served there since 1999 as the Republican junior U.S. Senator. Bunning is currently the fifth oldest U.S. Senator and the oldest Republican in the Senate. In July 2009, he announced that he would not run for re-election in 2010, citing difficulty in raising campaign funds.

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