Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare

Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Republican congressional leaders plan a listening tour to help develop an alternative to President Obama's healthcare plan, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy says.
Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress and fans of the political drama "House of Cards" act out scenes from the show.
Aileen Graef

Gay candidate's ad shows GOP diversity, LCR says

A U.S. congressional campaign ad that shows the candidate's same-sex partner echoes Republican Party diversity, a GOP gay and lesbian rights group chief said.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International

House leaders to Obama: 'We haven't given up on working with you'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders told President Obama they want to work with him, offering several House-passed bills languishing in the Senate as starting points.

House leader says GOP immigration plan may call for legal status

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A top U.S. House Republican says a GOP immigration reform plan will likely call for legal status but no path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

N.C. hospital fires nurse accused of cuffing boy to porch

MONROE, N.C., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man accused of handcuffing a boy to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck has been axed from his hospital job, a hospital spokesman said.

Judge derails California's bullet train for now

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- California's bullet train faces delays after a judge ruled the state may not use voter-approved bond revenue for construction of the $68 billion project.

McCarthy: Full dismantling of Iran's nuclear program is not necessary

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Sunday that President Barack Obama should not oversell the nuclear deal with Iran.
Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama thanked Democrats and Republicans for a deal to open government and avoid default, but ripped the brinksmanship leading to the shutdown.
Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress Monday failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline, effectively shutting down the federal government.

Obamacare's toll on jobs, insurance costs subject to debate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans claimed President Obama's looming healthcare reform act was already costing jobs and causing insurance premiums to soar.
Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans said a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Louisiana's school voucher program could deny "countless children" a better education.

Immigration reform protesters converge on Bakersfield, Calif.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Immigration reform activists traveled to Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday to hold a rally at the office of a congressman they say has been delaying reform.

Nancy Pelosi is wealthiest among U.S. House leadership

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Financial disclosure reports reveal former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are the two wealthiest U.S. House leaders.
Republican congressman posts shot of himself and Kate Upton

Republican congressman posts shot of himself and Kate Upton

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Supermodel Kate Upton's 21st birthday party became public when a Republican leader in the U.S. House posted a snapshot online.
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Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010) was an American stage, film, and television actor, who appeared in over two hundred television and film roles. For his role in the 1951 film version of Death of a Salesman, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor. McCarthy is probably best known for his starring role in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a 1956 horror science fiction film.

McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Martha Therese (née Preston) and Roy Winfield McCarthy. McCarthy's father was from a wealthy Irish Catholic family based in Minnesota, and his mother was born in Washington state to a Protestant father and a Jewish mother. He was the brother of the author Mary McCarthy, and a distant cousin of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. His parents both died in the 1918 flu pandemic and the four children "were sent to live with relatives in Minneapolis. After five years of near-Dickensian mistreatment, described in McCarthy’s memoirs, the youngsters moved in with their maternal grandfather." McCarthy graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1932, and attended the University of Minnesota, where he participated in his first play Henry IV, Part 1, and discovered a love of acting.

McCarthy went on to have a long and distinguished career as a character actor. He has had some starring roles sprinkled in his career, most notably the science fiction film classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. On television, he had roles in two short-lived series: The Survivors with Lana Turner; and NBC's Flamingo Road as Claude Weldon, father of the Morgan Fairchild character. In 1956, he appeared with Alexis Smith in the NBC anthology series, The Joseph Cotten Show in the episode "We Who Love Her". McCarthy appeared too in the 1959 episode "The Wall Between" of CBS's anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. He guest starred in the 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "Long Live Walter Jameson", as the title character.

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