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CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 8 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took aim Saturday at Hillary Clinton on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
DeMint: Republicans were forced into passing debt ceiling bill

DeMint: Republicans were forced into passing debt ceiling bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Heritage Foundation President and former Sen. Jim DeMint said Sunday that many conservatives feel like they are not well represented in Congress.
The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

Washington witnessed a Christmas miracle last week: House adoption of a budget compromise worked out by House-Senate negotiators after Speaker John Boehner bluntly told recalcitrant members of his caucus to toe the line or lose all credibility.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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The Issue: Obamacare defunding a losing issue

The Issue: Obamacare defunding a losing issue

A funny thing happened as Republicans and Democrats lurched to a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avert threats of a U.S. default: The outcry against healthcare reform was muted.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Politics 2014: Deficit, debt ceiling debate not for faint of heart

The clock counting down to some potentially nasty fiscal realities has been ticking for a while but will sound a little louder and more urgent once Congress returns to Washington next week.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

DeMint seeks to buck up GOP on shutdown strategy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A former Tea Party leader in the U.S. Senate said Republicans unwilling to shut down the government rather than fund healthcare reform "need to be replaced."

Rep. Mark Sanford says no hard feelings against House Republicans

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Newly elected U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said Sunday he looks forward to working with Republicans even after they pulled funding from his campaign.
Sides settle in Sanford trespassing case, court says

Sides settle in Sanford trespassing case, court says

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 9 (UPI) -- Newly elected U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and his ex-wife reached a settlement in a trespassing case and will avoid a court appearance, the court said.
Sanford defeats Colbert Busch for U.S. House seat in South Carolina

Sanford defeats Colbert Busch for U.S. House seat in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 7 (UPI) -- Republican former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch Tuesday for the U.S. House seat he held from 1995 to 2001.
Sanford in dead heat with Colbert Busch in S.C. congressional race

Sanford in dead heat with Colbert Busch in S.C. congressional race

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 6 (UPI) -- Disgraced ex-Gov. Mark Sanford pulled to a dead heat with Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in South Carolina's special congressional election, a poll indicated.

DeMint: Immigration reform would be costly

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said implementing the bipartisan immigration reform proposal before Congress would cost trillions of dollars.
Mark Sanford faces contempt of court charge for trespassing

Mark Sanford faces contempt of court charge for trespassing

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 17 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has been ordered to explain in court why he should not be held in contempt for trespassing, court documents show.
Sanford wins runoff in South Carolina

Sanford wins runoff in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 2 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, whose second term is notable for a sex scandal, defeated Curtis Bostic in Tuesday's Republican congressional runoff.

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, discusses the Citizens Against Government Waste 2007 Congressional Pig Book Summary that highlights wasteful spending by the Congress during a news conference in Washington on March 7, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leader in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005.

DeMint was born in Greenville, South Carolina, one of four children. His parents, Betty W. (née Rawlings) and Thomas Eugene DeMint, divorced when he was five years old. Following the divorce, Betty DeMint operated a dance studio out of the family's home.

DeMint was educated at Christ Church Episcopal School and Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. DeMint played drums for a cover band called Salt & Pepper. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Clemson University.

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