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Today is Sunday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2006 with 140 to follow.
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Unity08 looks to the Internet for 2008

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- A new political movement named Unity08 seeking a bipartisan ticket for the 2008 presidency looks to online voters to make the decision.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

Bipartisan U.S. Internet 'party' formed

DENVER, May 31 (UPI) -- A bipartisan Internet project called Unity08 has been formed to offer middle-ground voters an alternative ticket in the next U.S. presidential race.

First lady doesn't believe polls

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- First lady Laura Bush said on "Fox News Sunday" she does not believe polls that show President George W. Bush's approval rating dropping to its lowest point.

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Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
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Southern rock king Phil Walden dead at 66

ATLANTA, April 24 (UPI) -- Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden, who launched the careers of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band, has died in Atlanta at age 66.

Washington worried about a GM bankruptcy

CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- Washington is worried that General Motors Corp.'s big layoff program could lead to the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. getting swamped.

40 percent satisfied with defense spending

PRINCETON, N.J., March 2 (UPI) -- A Gallup poll finds 40 percent of U.S. citizens believe the country is spending the right amount on defense.

President Carter's son enters Senate race

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Another political dynasty could be in the making as Jack Carter, son of President Jimmy Carter, announces he's running for the U.S. Senate from Nevada.

4 U.S. presidents at Coretta King funeral

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and three former U.S. presidents Tuesday remembered Coretta Scott King as the first lady of the civil rights movement. Some 10,000 mourners filled the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithona, Ga., outside Atlanta for King

Jimmy Carter says Hamas deserves a chance

ATLANTA, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for cautious international acceptance of the militant Palestinian Hamas party's election victory.
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Jimmy Carter
Former US President Jimmy Carter, right, speaks to the media at the ruins of the American International School, which was destroyed during Israel's offensive in Gaza earlier this year, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975), and was a peanut farmer and naval officer.

As President, Carter created two new cabinet-level departments: the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.

Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (at the end of 1979), and the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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