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Visiting U.S. senators urge Afghan president to sign security deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The United States is pressing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the bilateral security deal at the earliest even as the original deadline for it has passed.
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge John Cornyn in GOP Senate primary

Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge John Cornyn in GOP Senate primary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- John Cornyn of Texas has become the eighth sitting Republican U.S. senator to face a potentially serious primary challenge.
Washington says more Iranian sanctions bad idea

Washington says more Iranian sanctions bad idea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said imposing new sanctions on Iran while negotiations are ongoing would be counterproductive.

Jeh Johnson clears Homeland Security Committee, moves to full Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The nomination of Jeh Johnson as Homeland Security secretary was endorsed Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday mounted an effort to thwart states' attempts to clamp down on abortion rights.
'60 Minutes' apologizes for Benghazi error

'60 Minutes' apologizes for Benghazi error

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- CBS News' "60 Minutes" apologized for a report on the U.S. mission attack in Benghazi, Libya, that included a disgraced source who claimed he was on the scene.

Boxer, Graham introduce plan to protect military victims of rape

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Victims of sexual assault in the U.S. military should be spared from testifying at preliminary hearings, a bipartisan group in the Senate says.

Maliki's no partner for peace

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The author says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attempts to portray himself as a victim but he is a dictator with the blood of innocents on his hands.
HAMID YAZDAN PANAH, UPI Outside View Commentator
McCain, Graham vow to delay Yellen, Johnson confirmations

McCain, Graham vow to delay Yellen, Johnson confirmations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham will try to block Janet Yellen's confirmation to lead the Federal Reserve in a dispute over the attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Senators warn Obama of Maliki's 'mismanagement' in Iraq

Senators warn Obama of Maliki's 'mismanagement' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's "mismanagement of Iraqi politics" may be leading to civil war, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators warned Tuesday.

Senate confirms FCC nominees Tom Wheeler, Michael O'Rielly

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission returned to full strength Tuesday when the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Tom Wheeler and Michael O'Rielly.
Politics 2014: October 2013 helps shape message for November 2014

Politics 2014: October 2013 helps shape message for November 2014

The U.S. government shutdown, immigration reform, budget woes, problems with the Affordable Care Act online enrollment created a whirlpool of controversy and contretemps for Washington and provided blood-stirring language for the 2014 midterm elections and beyond.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
GOP senators pile blame on Cruz for shutdown

GOP senators pile blame on Cruz for shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Republican leaders piled blame on freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for failed tactics that forced a U.S. government shutdown, but Cruz remained defiant.

Graham: Democrats will 'own' Obamacare in coming elections

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A key Republican senator Sunday cautioned the Democrats not to gloat at the seeming disarray within the GOP as the debt-ceiling debate continues.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks at a press conference on Iraq in Washington July 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is the senior U.S. Senator from South Carolina and a member of the Republican Party. Previously he served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district.

Graham was born in Central, South Carolina, where his parents, Millie and Florence James Graham, ran a liquor store, the Sanitary Cafe. After graduating from D. W. Daniel High School, Graham became the first member of his family to attend college and joined the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. When he was 21 his mother died, and his father died 15 months later. Because his sister was left orphaned, the service allowed Graham to attend University of South Carolina in Columbia so he could be near home and care for his sister, whom he adopted. During his studies, he became a member of the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.

Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Psychology in 1977 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a J.D. in 1981. Upon graduating, Graham was sent to Europe as a military prosecutor, and eventually entered private practice as a lawyer.

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