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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2003 with 306 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 21, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

Will Tennessee rise again?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Many lessons are still being culled from the U.S. mid-term elections of last November. But the most important didactic tale from Nov. 5 if you are a Democrat is
CLIFF SCHECTER, A UPI Outside View commentary

Senate Republicans elevate Frist Monday

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Republican members of the Senate Saturday prepared for a Monday conference call in which they will, perhaps by undisputed acclamation, replace Majority Leader T
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Lott to step down as Senate leader

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Republican Leader Trent Lott on Friday said he would step aside as incoming Senate majority leader on Jan. 6 and Republican sources confirm that Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist is likely to replace him.
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Analysis: Dems 2002 -- Southern disaster

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The conventional wisdom about the 2002 midterm election was that it went badly for the Democrats who boldly predicted -- along with this writer-- that they woul
PATRICK REDDY

The Peter Principles: What's in a name?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A modern-day Rip van Winkle just emerging from a twenty-year long slumber could tell a lot about the state of American politics by looking at this year's list o
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI Political Roundup

Elections 2002: Will Bush coattails be enough down the stretch?
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Analysis: Election 2002 too close to call

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The 2002 "midterm" elections have twice been overshadowed by foreign policy: first by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and then in recent weeks by the sometimes-ra
PATRICK REDDY

Bush promotes GOP candidates in Tenn.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush was on the hustings in Tennessee Tuesday, promoting Republican candidates in the state's gubernatorial, Senate and congressional races

Analysis: The Senate Part III -The South

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The South is the linchpin of the nation's politics. For close to 50 years, the Democrats' lock on this critical region provided the backbone of their record congressional majorities. The most conservative region of the country moved into the GOP column as
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Hudson appoints Brady and Finn

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Hoover Institution has announced that Senior Fellow David Brady has been appointed associate director for research at the institute, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow Chester E. Finn Jr. has been appointed a senior fellow.

UPI's Capital Comment for Sept. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Alexander wins Tenn. GOP Senate nomination

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former Gov. Lamar Alexander took the first step towards a political comeback on Thursday, defeating Rep. Ed Bryant to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Tennessee.

Alexander wins GOP Senate nomination

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former Gov. Lamar Alexander took the first step towards a political comeback on Thursday, defeating Rep. Ed Bryant to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Tennessee.

UPI's Capital Comment for July 5, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for March 19, 2002

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Tues., March 12

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for March 8, 2002

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2002 with 300 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2002 with 306 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 20, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Interna
By United Press International

The Key to Education Reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- (This column is a response to a commentary entitled "Teacher certification Not What It Seems," published by UPI on Nov. 2, 2001)
BETTY CASTOR, Special For UPI
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