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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
By United Press International
FBI chief nominee says water-boarding is illegal

FBI chief nominee says water-boarding is illegal

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- President Obama's choice to head the FBI told a Senate panel Tuesday as a member of the Bush administration he fought against water-boarding terror detainees.
Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama nominated James Comey as FBI director Friday, saying Comey will strike a balance between national security and civil liberties.

Obama set to nominate Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama plans to nominate a former prosecutor and Bush administration official as FBI director, a White House official told Politico.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- President Obama intends to nominate James Comey, a deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, to lead the FBI, The New York Times reported.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Akin leaves exit door slightly open

Akin leaves exit door slightly open

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left open the possibility he may exit his state's U.S. Senate race but maintained he still can win.
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
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John Ashcroft
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft listens as newly sworn-in Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, delivers his inaguration speech on the steps of the Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 12, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is a United States politician who was the 79th United States attorney general. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the 50th Governor of Missouri (1985–1993) and a US senator from Missouri (1995–2001).

Ashcroft was born in Chicago, Illinois, to James Robert Ashcroft and Grace P. (née Larsen). His father was a minister, in an Assemblies of God congregation, and served as president of Evangel University from 1958–1974, and jointly as President of Central Bible College from 1958–1963. He later served as president of Valley Forge Christian College. His mother was a housewife whose parents immigrated to the United States from Norway.

Ashcroft went to school in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and St. Elmo Society, graduating in 1964. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1967.

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