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Report: More people cutting cable for streaming services

Report: More people cutting cable for streaming services

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A new report from Experian Marketing Services says that the number of people cancelling their cable services has risen 44 percent in the last 3 years.
Aileen Graef
Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

WAUKEE, Iowa, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaking to religious conservatives in Iowa, said the United States "cannot expect the blessing of God" on its economy.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Charles Keating Jr., who became face of savings and loan scandal, dies at 90

Charles Keating Jr., who became face of savings and loan scandal, dies at 90

April 2 (UPI) -- Charles H. Keating Jr., who spent time in prison for his role in the savings and loan scandal, has died.
Frances Burns
Senate invokes cloture on Ukraine aid bill

Senate invokes cloture on Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The Senate voted to invoke cloture on a bill to provide aid to Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia Monday, 78-17.
Gabrielle Levy
Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Russia responded to new U.S. sanctions over the annexation of Crimea by barring nine U.S. legislators and security officials from entry Thursday.

Former Department of Commerce official accused of sexual assault

FAIRFAX, Va., March 20 (UPI) -- A man who worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce under former President George W. Bush has been arrested on sexual assault charges, officials said.
U.S. lawmakers support sanctions against Russia over Crimea invasion

U.S. lawmakers support sanctions against Russia over Crimea invasion

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say the best way to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from trying to seize more of Ukrainian territory is economic sanctions.

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
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McCain slams U.S. foreign policy in speech to pro-Israel group

McCain slams U.S. foreign policy in speech to pro-Israel group

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a pro-Israel conference Monday in Washington, criticized President Barack Obama's handling of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will make a cameo on the Season 6 finale of "Parks and Recreation," NBC said Thursday.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and others on religious-freedom grounds.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she had vetoed Senate Bill 1062.
Kate Stanton
Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

TUCSON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The committee for the 2015 Arizona Super Bowl condemned the state's law that gives business the right to refuse service to the LGBT community.
Aileen Graef
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer likely to veto anti-gay law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer likely to veto anti-gay law

PHOENIX, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sources close to Jan Brewer say she is likely to veto Arizona's deeply controversial bill that would allow denial of service to gay people.
Gabrielle Levy
McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians on grounds of religious objection.
Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., came out against Arizona Senate Bill 1062 that allows businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based on religious beliefs.
Aileen Graef

McCain says Ukraine should make Putin 'nervous'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An outspoken U.S. lawmaker said Sunday that a potential division of Ukraine was not something that Ukrainians wanted.
McCain slams Kerry on climate change remarks

McCain slams Kerry on climate change remarks

PHOENIX, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Secretary of State John Kerry, who called climate change one of the world's top problems, shouldn't "talk about" the issue.

McCain chides Russia, Iran for destabilizing Middle East

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Iran and Russia have eroded the stability of the Middle East through their military support of Syria's government, Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."
Debt ceiling suspension passes in Senate with help from Republican leadership

Debt ceiling suspension passes in Senate with help from Republican leadership

Republican leaders stepped in to help Senate Democrats pass a new debt ceiling bill.
Ellen Garrison and Preetisha Sen -- Medill News Service
Palin gets right-wing birthday greetings on YouTube as she turns 50

Palin gets right-wing birthday greetings on YouTube as she turns 50

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who celebrated her 50th birthday Tuesday, got greetings via YouTube from Sen. John McCain and other Republicans.
The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

Healthcare reform is either an economic engine that will lead to an increase in jobs and reduction in the U.S. budget deficit or it's a disincentive for people to work and companies to hire employees, and will drag down the economy.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
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