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Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- In a forthcoming memoir, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates charges President Barack Obama with failing to trust his top military leaders.
South Korea expands its air defense zone in reaction to China

South Korea expands its air defense zone in reaction to China

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Korea announced yesterday that it is extending its air defense zone into an area that overlaps with airspace claimed by China and Japan.
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South Korea expands air defense zone

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- South Korea said Sunday it has set up its own air defense zone to counter China's unilateral expansion of its own air defense zone.
'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC has raised $1 million

'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC has raised $1 million

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- "Ready for Hillary," a Super PAC backed by Democratic heavyweights, has raised $1 million more than three years before the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday hailed the long-delayed confirmation of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Poll: Hillary Clinton favored in 2016; if she's out, Biden in top pick

HAMDEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over a field of 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls, a Quinnipiac University poll showed.
Clinton favorite for president in 2016

Clinton favorite for president in 2016

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A national poll by Quinnipiac University indicated Hillary Clinton would beat three potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election.
Report: 'Fiscal cliff' deal reached

Report: 'Fiscal cliff' deal reached

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Congressional leaders, after taking the United States to the edge of the "fiscal cliff," reached a deal Monday night to veer away.

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Robert Bork, polarizing figure, dies at 85

Robert Bork, polarizing figure, dies at 85

Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork died of heart disease early Wednesday at a hospital in Arlington, Va., his family confirmed. He was 85.
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Iraq, U.S. parry over Iranian overflights

TEHRAN, Iraq, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Iran has resumed shipping military supplies to Syria, and the route takes their planes through Iraqi airspace, say senior American officials.
Making lemonade from lemons

Making lemonade from lemons

No love ... A party invitation ... Endurance, not experience, necessary ... PAC-ing it in ... A first on the first day of the DNC ...
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NEA reports big drop in membership

NEA reports big drop in membership

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, reports membership has dropped by 100,000 in two years.
Biden says he jumped gun on gay marriage

Biden says he jumped gun on gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has apologized to President Barack Obama for jumping the gun on same-sex marriage, a Biden spokeswoman said Thursday.
Obama says he supports same-sex marriage

Obama says he supports same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama says he has reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage and while he supports the concept, thinks states should make their own decisions.
Bidens host Cinco de Mayo party

Bidens host Cinco de Mayo party

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife, Jill, hosted 40 people Wednesday at a Cinco de Mayo breakfast at their official residence in Washington.
E-mails: No tit-for-tat in Solyndra loan

E-mails: No tit-for-tat in Solyndra loan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- E-mails released by lawmakers in Washington show the White House knew solar panel firm Solyndra was on shaky financial ground before a presidential visit.
Biden: Debt talks 'in abeyance'

Biden: Debt talks 'in abeyance'

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday debt-reduction talks between the White House and congressional leaders are "in abeyance."
Biden makes visit to Moldova

Biden makes visit to Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova, March 11 (UPI) -- Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat says U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden's visit is a "historic day."
Biden applauds green jobs in Michigan

Biden applauds green jobs in Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich., June 21 (UPI) -- Vice President Joseph Biden said Monday in Michigan technological initiatives are required to put the U.S. economy back on track.

Brooklyn Bridge getting $508M makeover

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- A $508 million makeover of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of America's most storied spans, will include $30 million in federal stimulus money, officials said.

Hundreds mourn slain Del. police officer

GEORGETOWN, Del., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people gathered Friday in a small town in southern Delaware to remember a slain police officer.
Biden says recovery act is working

Biden says recovery act is working

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden said Tuesday the economy was showing many signs that the recovery act is a success.
Biden supports Ukraine's NATO bid

Biden supports Ukraine's NATO bid

KIEV, Ukraine, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden expressed support for Ukraine's efforts to join NATO following a meeting Tuesday with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.
Biden goes on the road to defend stimulus

Biden goes on the road to defend stimulus

CINCINNATI, July 10 (UPI) -- Vice President Joseph Biden used a derelict factory in Ohio as a backdrop for a defense of President Barack Obama's stimulus plan.
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