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Transcript of President Obama's remarks on reforming NSA activities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The following is a prepared transcript of remarks delivered by U.S. President Obama in Washington on reforming U.S. intelligence gathering activities.
Podesta apologizes for likening GOP to Jonestown

Podesta apologizes for likening GOP to Jonestown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- John Podesta, who President Obama hired as a special adviser, apologized for likening the Republican Party to a cult that assassinated a U.S. congressman.

Senate Democrats happy with Obama staff changes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate say the changes in the White House staff this week could help President Obama recover from the healthcare debacle.
White House defends Podesta stance on Keystone XL

White House defends Podesta stance on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The White House said judicial disqualification of John Podesta, slated to serve as a presidential adviser, on the Keystone XL decision is a misnomer.
Obama said to hire ex-Clinton aide as counselor

Obama said to hire ex-Clinton aide as counselor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, struggling in his second term, is bringing Democratic strategist John Podesta on as a counselor, people familiar with the decision said.
U.S. experts discuss Afghanistan, Karzai stand

U.S. experts discuss Afghanistan, Karzai stand

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. experts, writing separately in The New York Times and the Washington Post on Afghanistan, strongly criticized President Hamid Karzai's current stand.

Washington consultants and opaque Ukrainian government tenders

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Questions have been asked regarding why Ukraine is spending so much money for lobbying firms in Washington.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysts: Cabinet likely more contentious

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President Obama has nominated Cabinet and agency officials who may be more contentious than consensus-building in trying to execute his policies, analysts said.

Former Obama aides oppose Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Two former Obama administration aides say it is unsafe to drill for oil in the Arctic and call on the While House to reverse course on its policy for the area.
Romney welfare ad draws rebuttals

Romney welfare ad draws rebuttals

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton labeled as "not true" a Mitt Romney campaign ad accusing the Obama administration of gutting the 1996 welfare reform act.

Think tank charged with anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The left-leaning, Obama-aligned Center for American Progress think tank in Washington is in hot water over alleged anti-Semitic comments, a critic says.

Digital TV transition may be delayed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The transition from analog to digital TV signals across the United States could be delayed by months under a new congressional proposal, an official says.
Obama examines Bush's executive orders

Obama examines Bush's executive orders

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Some of U.S. President George Bush's more divisive executives orders, such as stem cell research restrictions, could be axed when Barack Obama takes office.

White House says no trade-stimulus link

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush isn't trying to tie a second stimulus package to free-trade agreements, a White House spokeswoman said Tuesday.

With a new president come new fears, preparations for an attack on American soil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- With voters concerned about a faltering economy and the war in Iraq, the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil has not been at the top of the presidential campaign agenda.
SARA SARGENT

U.S. experts will stage climate war game

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. foreign affairs and military experts will stage a war game this summer to study and highlight the national security threats posed by global warming.

Edwards joins anti-war campaign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, whose endorsement is being courted by two of his former rivals, has joined a group backing Barack Obama.

Think tank sees U.S. out of Iraq in a year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Washington think tank says more U.S. troops in Iraq won't solve Iraq's own problems and calls for U.S. troop withdrawals over a 12-month period.

Report: Bush withheld Rumsfeld resignation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was withheld until after November's midterm election, a political Web site said Thursday.

Think tank thinks U.S. economy tanking

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Center for American Progress research group said Tuesday it sees the weakening labor and housing markets pulling U.S. economy downward this month.

Democratic senators rap Bush Iraq policy

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Monday said it was increasingly likely Iraq would turn out to be a "bad bargain for America's security."

Health Biz: Advancing national healthcare

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- National or universal health-coverage proposals go nowhere on Capitol Hill if they mandate business participation. Two plans proffered recently, however, either eliminate the need for employers to provide health benefits -- which would cause many to breat
ELLEN BECK

Paper: Doubts about Kerry linger

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Democrats are concerned Sen. John F. Kerry's failure to connect with the electorate may depress voter turnout in the fall, The Washington Post said Monday.

Clinton memoirs could upstage Kerry

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Senior Democratic party members are concerned the upcoming release of former President Bill Clinton's memoirs could overshadow Sen. John Kerry's campaign.

Soros dedicated to ousting Bush

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Billionaire George Soros says getting George W. Bush out of the White House "is a matter of life and death," and he's putting $15 million toward that end.
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