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Democratic Rep.: Members of Congress are 'underpaid'

Democratic Rep.: Members of Congress are 'underpaid'

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., complains in an interview with CQ Roll Call that members of Congress are very "underpaid."
Aileen Graef

Lawyer says guards gave '50 Shades' book to Guantanamo prisoner

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A lawyer for accused terrorist Ammar al Baluchi said Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, guards gave his client a contraband copy of the erotic book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
U.S. amendment targets Russian arms trader

U.S. amendment targets Russian arms trader

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The House has approved an amendment that would bar U.S. transactions with Russia's state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport, which supplies arms to Syria.

Lawmaker demands removal of anti-Obama ad

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- A Virginia congressman is demanding the removal of a Metro ad he says "defames the president of the United States in a way that coarsens the public discourse."
Michael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown

Michael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was jailed for his role in dogfighting, went to Congress Tuesday to endorse a ban on the practice.

Three Democrats off hook in ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended dropping the investigation of three U.S. House Democrats, the lawmakers' aides report.

Ethics probe of Murtha, 2 others dropped

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A House ethics panel Friday dropped its probe of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and two other members of the defense spending panel Murtha leads, aides said.
Healthcare town hall descends into chaos

Healthcare town hall descends into chaos

RESTON, Va., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Catcalls, skits decrying proposed healthcare reform and general chaos marked a town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.
Congressman seeks ED advertisement rules

Congressman seeks ED advertisement rules

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., says he has introduced a bill that would limit when TV and radio advertisements for erectile dysfunction medication can be aired.

Congressmen keep funds from guilty donor

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., says he won't give back thousands of dollars he received from a billionaire simply because the donor pleaded guilty in a stock fraud.

Car dealer, philanthropist Jim Moran dies

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 25 (UPI) -- James Moran, an innovative billionaire philanthropist and supreme Florida car salesman, has died at 88. Moran died Tuesday in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where he built a Toyota dealership into an empire and helped talk U.S. motorists into buying Japanese, the

Democrats eye cutting funds for Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Suspected terrorists now held in the prison at Guantanamo in Cuba could be transferred to military brigs in the United States, a report says.

Dubai company to hand off U.S. ports

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Dubai Ports World plans to divest itself of management at six U.S. ports by transferring them to "a U.S. entity," Sen. John Warner, R-Va., announced.

Congress warned of accidental shoot-down

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A house panel warned Thursday communications failures might lead to mistakenly shooting down an innocent plane as a terror threat.

Not your ordinary gym: luxury sport clubs

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Resplendent in cream-colored marble tile, furnished with high-end amenities and equipment and patronized by elite clientele, Sports Club/LA at the Ritz-Carlton
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

The Peter Principles: The Byrd standard

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- All public gaffes by politicians are not created equal. Just compare the experience of Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., to that of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

Pelosi removes Moran as whip over comments

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., was removed from his post as a regional whip for the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House Friday in response to criticism over comments he made that implied the U.S. Jewish lobby was responsible for a possible war with Iraq.
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

The Peter Principles: J'Accuse

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Virginia Congressman Jim Moran is under considerable fire for remarks he made a public forum that some have called anti-Semitic. The charge is political dynamite in any circumstance. Is it justified in this one?
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Rep. Moran quits party post

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., was forced Friday to resign from his party leadership post after remarks about the role of American Jews in a war against Iraq. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said she spoke with Moran, and he agreed to accept responsi

UPI's Capital Comment for March 13, 2003

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Ridge eyes new driver's licenses

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge for the first time disclosed Thursday the Bush administration is studying ways to set national standards for driver's licen
DEE ANN DIVIS and NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Correspondents

Bill would push driver's license with chip

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Legislation to standardize state-issued driver's licenses across the United States, and to mandate that those licenses carry a computer chip and incorporate som
DEE ANN DIVIS, UPI Science and Technology Editor
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