UPI's Capital Comment for Wed., March 6

WASHINGTON, March 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
By United Press International

Analysis: California-An upset coming?

SACRAMENTO, March 5 (UPI) -- This year's Republican gubernatorial primary in California was supposed to be a coronation for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Howard K. Smith dead at 87

Howard K. Smith, a pioneering television news commentator, anchor and reporter who started his career as a wire-service reporter and moved into radio during Wor
By United Press International

Oscar-winning vet Harold Russell dies

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Funeral services will be held Monday for Harold Russell, who lost both hands in a World War II training accident and went on to win two Oscars as the inspiratio

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 21)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Chocolat
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International


DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Assignment America: The Oil Patch -Enron

NEW YORK, D.C., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- As a cub reporter in Texas, I served my time in the oil patch like everybody else. I wrote about wildcat drillers and roughnecks and old, played-out boomtowns l

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:

Analysis: Calif.'s Orange Co. a-changin'

Here is a report on the quintessential Southern California conservative suburb, Orange County. It was once famous for being a stronghold for white right-wingers.

Analysis: How 1979 created 2002

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- When we look back at recent history in light of the events of Sept. 11, it becomes clear that the year 1979 was key to the transition between the Cold War world
JAMES CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Scott's World

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- It sounds presumptuous to name "the 25 most intriguing people of 2001," but that didn't prevent People magazine from naming them this week.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Commentary: Tin-eared government

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- For most of the last 25 years, the central debate in American politics has been over the size and scope of the federal government.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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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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