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History tells Obama to pick an experienced running mate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Who did presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois choose as his running mate? Was it Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware or Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius? Or will it be some surprise dark horse?
MARTIN SIEFF

Clinton: 'Bentsen lived full life'

HOUSTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton Tuesday said the late Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen had "a massive positive impact" on Americans and people worldwide.

Clinton to eulogize Lloyd Bentsen

HOUSTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton is slated to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen next week in Houston. Bentsen died Tuesday at the age of 85 after suffering several strokes, and will be buried next Tuesday.

Ex-U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen dead at 85

HOUSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr., died at his Houston home Tuesday at the age of 85.

Nelson toll road may be in trouble

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 (UPI) -- Legislation naming a Texas toll road after country singer Willie Nelson, a Democrat, may have a troubled path in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Minn elector votes Edwards for president

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Minnesota presidential elector mistakenly wrote the name of vice presidential candidate John Edwards on his presidential ballot instead of John Kerry.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2003 with 25 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Govs, senators and presidents

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Democrats have received some mild good news lately as President George W. Bush's approval rating has finally dipped below 60 percent, perhaps giving them an ope
PATRICK REDDY

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2002 with 25 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Gospel has bad news for Bush

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Economic memo to President George W. Bush from the only book it usually seems he ever reads: "Oh ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Analysis: Watch how Texas tilts

The conventional wisdom among political journalists is that California today is much like New York State at the turn of the last century: the most populous stat
PATRICK REDDY, for United Press International

Commentary: The outsider's dream ticket

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- President George Bush's approval numbers remain high, almost stratospheric, as the United States pursues military objectives in a war almost halfway around the
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI's Capital Comment for April 3, 2002

WASHINGTON, April 3 (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

Kirk, Morales in Senate runoff

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 (UPI) -- Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and schoolteacher Victor Morales were headed for an April 9 runoff Wednesday in their race for the Democratic Senate nomination in Texas. Kirk, the first black mayor of Dallas, held a thin lead over Morales, the 1996 Democrati

Sanchez claims victory in Texas

DALLAS, March 13 (UPI) -- Millionaire businessman Tony Sanchez claimed victory Tuesday night in a bitter battle for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor, but a runoff appeared in the cards for two candidates in the three-way race for the party's Senate nomination.
PHIL MAGERS

Ex-Dallas mayor makes run for Senate

DALLAS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ron Kirk, the first black mayor of Dallas, announced Tuesday he will seek the Democratic Senate nomination in Texas.

Morales scrambles Texas primary races

DALLAS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The unexpected decision of former state Attorney General Dan Morales to run for Texas governor left the state's Democrats in shock Thursday. Morales was expected to run for the U.S. Senate.
PHIL MAGERS

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2001 with 25 to follow.
By United Press International

Another Bentsen runs for Senate

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Ken Bentsen, the nephew of former senator and treasury secretary Lloyd Bentsen, stressed his congressional experience and record Tuesday in his first campa

Another Bentsen campaigns for Senate

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Ken Bentsen, the nephew of former senator and treasury secretary Lloyd Bentsen, stressed experience Tuesday in his first campaign stop since announcing as

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 26

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (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

Dallas mayor to run for senate

DALLAS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After six years in office, Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk resigned Wednesday to run for the Senate. Kirk, the city's first black mayor, will join a crowded field expected to seek the Democratic nomination in Texas for Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, seat.
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