Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements

Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Chuck Hagel took a hard line on Iran before a Senate confirmation panel, but spent much of Thursday defending or explaining past statements.

Woman gets life for killing WWII vet

WOLVERHAMPTON, England, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- An English mother with a history of drug use was sentenced to life in prison Friday for beating a World War II veteran to death with a kitchen pot.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Two modules for U.S. Navy Virginia class submarines have been shipped to General Dynamics Electric Boat by Newport News Shipbuilding.

Va. senators contend carrier bad for Fla.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Virginia's two U.S. senators argue that the Navy has not considered the environmental impact of moving a nuclear carrier to Florida.
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Little found spent on Iraq reconstruction

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Revelations that Iraq has banked $79 billion in unspent oil revenues instead of using the funds on reconstruction is "inexcusable," two U.S. senators say.
Drilling bill puts Sen. Webb, Dems at odds

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WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb's stance on his state's ability to drill for gas offshore has distanced him from many other Democrats on the issue, political observers say.

Mark Warner: No VP for me

HAMPTON, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner Saturday said he would turn down any invitation to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's running mate.

Will cutting CO2 hurt or help America's poor?

THE DALLES, Ore., June 4 (UPI) -- As the U.S. Senate continues a political tug-of-war over comprehensive climate change legislation, a number of religious groups are rallying behind the bill's poverty provisions.

Senate debates climate bill cost

THE DALLES, Ore., June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate launched into a battle Monday over the most comprehensive climate change legislation ever considered by the body.
Ex-Gov. Warner opens bid for U.S. Senate

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RICHMOND, Va., May 5 (UPI) -- Democrat Mark Warner, the popular former governor of Virginia, kicked off his bid to replace retiring Republican John Warner in the U.S. Senate.

GI Bill's benefits lacking, vets say

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan say they were misled about how the GI Bill would assist their educational pursuits.

Analysis: Iraq oil law holdup political

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Iraq's oil law debate is political, not technical, a top U.S. official said, adding Iraq has tagged billions of dollars to boost oil production regardless.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Senators want report on Iraqi oil revenues

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has asked the Government Accountability Office to determine how Iraq has been spending its oil income.

Analysis: Iraq a target for U.S. spending

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants U.S. auditors to investigate the Iraqi government's spending on reconstruction as both U.S. and Iraqi funds in the rebuilding effort came under fire on Capitol Hill this week.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Analysis: IEA stirs old controversies

THE DALLES, Ore., March 3 (UPI) -- A global agency recently awarded the United States high marks for its energy policy but warned stronger action is needed to mitigate climate change and decrease foreign oil imports.
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John Warner
Elizabeth Taylor Warner looks at Vice President Walter Mondale (R) as he congratulates her husband Sen. John Warner (VA) after re-enacting the Senatorial swearing-in at the Capitol in Washington on January 16, 1979. (UPI Photo/Frank Cancellare/FILE)

John William Warner KBE (born February 18, 1927) is an American Republican politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia from January 2, 1979, to January 3, 2009. He did not seek reelection in 2008. Warner was once married to actress Elizabeth Taylor. He is a veteran of World War II, and one of only five serving in the Senate at the time of his retirement.

John William Warner was born on February 18, 1927 to John W. and Martha Budd Warner and grew up in Washington, D.C., where he attended the elite St. Albans School before graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School (a D.C. Public School) in February 1945.

He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II in January 1945, shortly before his 18th birthday. He served until the following year, leaving as a Petty Officer 3rd Class. He went to college at Washington and Lee University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, graduating in 1949; he then entered the University of Virginia Law School.

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