UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

On this date in history: Richard Nixon was nominated ... and announced his resignation.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
The Issue: Political sex scandals

The Issue: Political sex scandals

The frivolity of summer was slipping away: Fears were growing National Security Agency surveillance program was nipping away at civil liberties, unrest was roiling the black community following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida and Republicans and Democrats were again sniping over the federal budget and debt ceiling.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Obama once opposed phone record collection

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- As a U.S. senator, President Barack Obama opposed the type of mass collection of phone records his administration is conducting, political observers say.
Larry Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC suit

Larry Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC suit

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge Thursday refused to dismiss the Federal Election Commission complaint against former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho.

Risch to replace Craig in U.S. Senate

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Jim Risch was poised to beat out Democratic former Rep. Larry LaRocco in the state's U.S. Senate race Tuesday, early results showed .

Team offers Larry Craig 'bobblefoot'

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 24 (UPI) -- A minor league baseball team in Minnesota plans to turn a politician's humiliation into a box-office draw, handing out "bobblefoot" promotional items to fans.

Cash not flowing to Senate GOP committee

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Well-heeled Republican senators have not contributed to fundraising efforts of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, federal reports said.

Republicans block Bush nominee to ATF

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators are blocking confirmation of President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Idaho senator rebuked by ethics panel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, acted improperly in a 2007 police sex sting in a Minneapolis airport restroom.
Lawyers argue Sen. Craig was entrapped

Lawyers argue Sen. Craig was entrapped

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Lawyers for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, say the police officer who arrested him in a gay-sex bathroom sting at the Minneapolis airport entrapped Craig.
Craig, Belichick top naughty list

Craig, Belichick top naughty list

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and pop star Britney Spears headline a list of 2007's naughty Americans.

Idaho's Craig denies new gay allegations

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, has denied published weekend allegations he had homosexual encounters with four men dating back to the 1980s.

Go Daddy plans to advertise on Super Bowl

SCOTTSDALE , Ariz., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. domain-name registrar Go Daddy Group Inc., known for its provocative ads, plans to advertise during the 2008 Super Bowl.

Idaho Statesman refutes Craig's allegation

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- An Idaho newspaper denies allegations by Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, that it spread a rumor from a blogger that the senator is gay.
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Larry Craig
Sen. Larry Craig, R-Id., discusses the importance of the energy bill working it's way through the Senate during a news conference on June 22, 2005, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The bill is a major goal of the Bush administration and the Senate Republican leadership is pushing hard to finish the bill soon. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate (1991-2009), preceded by ten years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first district (1981-91). His 28 years in the Congress rank as the second-longest in Idaho history, trailing only William Borah, who served over 32 years in the Senate. In addition to serving in Congress, Craig has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1983. Craig has also been selected for induction into the Idaho Hall of Fame. Although he was selected in March 2007, the announcement was made in October 2007.

On August 27, 2007, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed that Craig had been arrested for homosexual lewd conduct in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, and entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007. As a result of the controversy surrounding his arrest and subsequent guilty plea, Senator Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, 2007, which was to become effective on September 30, 2007. After failing to withdraw his guilty plea, on October 4, 2007, Craig released a statement refusing to resign as senator for Idaho.

Craig was not a candidate for re-election in 2008. He was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor and former Governor Jim Risch, a fellow Republican, who won Craig's Senate seat in the November 2008 election.

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