Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.

Rep. Blunt to run for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is going to run for Sen. Kit Bond's seat in 2010, sources said Wednesday.

Senate panel approves Blair as intel chief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee unanimously sent retired Adm. Dennis Blair's nomination to be the nation's chief intelligence officer to the full Senate.

Sen. Kit Bond of Mo. announces retirement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., said Thursday that he will not seek a fifth term in 2010, becoming the fourth Republican senator to plan retirement then.
No down payment mortgages rise at FHA

No down payment mortgages rise at FHA

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Mortgage down payments provided by nonprofit groups through a U.S. program have nearly doubled from previous years, officials said.

Lack of U.S. spying powers deal worrisome

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The Bush administration and members of Congress are warning failure to reach a deal on the U.S. government's spy powers soon will leave security gaps.

Senators, Marines haggle over video system

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators have accused the Marine Corps of failing to get behind a new video surveillance technology they say could be protecting soldiers in Iraq.

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.

Most U.S. senators reject VP nod

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- An informal survey of the 97 U.S senators not in the race for the presidency found more than 20 of them would consider the No. 2 spot for their party's ticket.
Airline merger met with skepticism

Airline merger met with skepticism

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The proposed Delta Air Lines-Northwest Airlines merger has found skeptics on New York's Wall Street and Washington's Capitol Hill, industry observers said.

HUD boss Jackson chided on loan oversight

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The outgoing U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is getting a tepid farewell from critics who say he misread the growing housing slump.

Probe sought of alleged MRAP foot-dragging

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators are calling for an investigation into alleged foot-dragging in the acquisition of armored MRAP vehicles used by U.S. Marines in Iraq.

Fact twisting alleged in U.S. Senate probe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former CIA operative Valerie Plame accused U.S. Senate Republicans of twisting the facts about the selection of her husband for a mission to Niger.

DNI deputy awaits Senate action

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved the nomination of the No. 2 official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Senators seek whistle-blower protection

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Two senior senators have released a bipartisan letter sent to the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps requesting protection for a whistle-blower.

Satellite contract exec removed after loss

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A senior intelligence official says an executive at a large U.S. government defense contractor was removed because of problems with a secret satellite project.

Homeland Security addressing threats

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Homeland Security is addressing the latest assessment of the terror threat to the United States on various levels, a department official said Sunday.

Better troop protector analyzed in 2003

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- E-mail show military officials in Washington knew much earlier than originally believed about the existence of a vehicle far superior to the Humvee.

Pentagon approves Army vehicle request

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging that up to 17,700 tougher new vehicles be delivered as soon as possible to troops in Iraq.

Senate revives immigration bill

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to revive a bill aimed at securing U.S. borders and providing illegal aliens with a path to citizenship.

Senator says Plame's stories inconsistent

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said he wants to re-interview former CIA officer Valerie Plame.

Ex-senator wants to save GOP from itself

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth of Missouri says he hopes to build a backlash against the religious right wing of the Republican Party.

Flying between Texas, Mo. just got cheaper

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Southwest Airlines Co. plans to break American Airlines Inc.'s monopoly on direct flights between the Dallas area and Missouri, within days.

National Guard hampered by old equipment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The National Guard's relief effort in Hurricane Katrina's wake was hampered by a shortage of high-tech radios and satellite communications, reports USA Today.
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