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.

Analysis: Venezuela to boost Cuban oil

MIAMI, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Cuba and Venezuela have signed agreements aimed at strengthening their economic ties, particularly in the energy sector, where Caracas hopes to bolster Cuba's oil industry.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Sen. Craig: 'I'm a fighter'

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Idaho Republican Larry Craig said resigning his Senate seat would be "the easy way out" in the aftermath of his arrest in a Minneapolis airport men's room.

Craig appeals to vacate his guilty plea

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, filed notice with the Minnesota Supreme Court, asking it to toss a ruling that his guilty plea to disorderly conduct stand.
Craig: Romney 'threw me under ... bus'

Craig: Romney 'threw me under ... bus'

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, has harsh words for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in an upcoming NBC News interview, The San Francisco Examiner reported.

Sen. Craig stays and so does his plea

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Larry Craig says he will stay in the U.S. Senate despite a judge's refusal to allow him to withdraw a guilty plea stemming from his arrest in a sex sting.

Craig says he'll stay in Senate -- for now

EDINA, Minn., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Sen. Larry Craig said Wednesday he would stay in the U.S. Senate until a Minnesota judge rules on his request to withdraw a guilty plea to disorderly conduct.

Prosecutor: Craig was calm and methodical

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Larry Craig seemed in control and not at all panicky as he negotiated a guilty plea after being arrested in an airport bathroom, said a prosecutor.

ACLU goes to bat for senator in sex case

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a court motion suggesting the sex-related arrest of conservative Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was unconstitutional.

'Craig bathroom' draws many visitors

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Tourists are flocking to perhaps the nation’s most notorious restroom -- the one in the Minnesota airport where Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was arrested.

Specter cites 'fairness' in Craig sex case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., says he urged Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, to withdraw a guilty plea in a restroom sex sting as a matter of “fairness.”

Craig seeks withdrawal of guilty plea

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Larry Craig, saying he entered a plea while stressed, filed papers Monday asking his guilty plea be withdrawn in a sex sting operation in Minneapolis.
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