Female Marines who pass infantry course won't be joining combat units

Female Marines who pass infantry course won't be joining combat units

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three enlisted women have for the first time passed the grueling Marine Corps infantry course but they won't be serving in combat units, military officials say.
U.S. lawmakers express privacy concerns over upcoming Google Glass

U.S. lawmakers express privacy concerns over upcoming Google Glass

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Eight members of Congress say they're concerned Google's wearable computer, Google Glass, could violate the privacy "of the average American."

Congresswomen look at Air Force scandal

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Sexual exploitation at a Texas military base went on for so long because of a culture that punished whistle-blowers, three congresswomen say.

Immigration bill has bipartisan backing

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Republicans and Democrats agreed on one piece of immigration policy Wednesday, that immigrants who get high-tech U.S. graduate degrees should be able to remain.
Rep. Sanchez's late cat adorns card

Rep. Sanchez's late cat adorns card

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., said her late, beloved cat is making one last appearance on her annual holiday card in the form of a Christmas tree ornament.
Alleged embezzlement hits Calif. Dem races

Alleged embezzlement hits Calif. Dem races

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An alleged embezzling scheme siphoned more than $5.2 million from several California Democrats' congressional campaign accounts, officials said.
Scandal sapped Dems' campaign funds

Scandal sapped Dems' campaign funds

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was "wiped out" by a state operative who was treasurer for campaign committees then later arrested on fraud charges.
Smith top Democrat on military committee

Smith top Democrat on military committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., will be the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, officials said.

Campaign mailers bear Washington 'stench'

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Republican running against a Democratic California representative sent out a flier with a scratch-and-sniff "stench of Washington."
Reps want a date with WH social secretary

Reps want a date with WH social secretary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Two U.S. representatives Friday called for the White House social secretary to answer questions about the security breach at the White House state dinner.

Congresswomen's brother's body recovered

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Southern California officials say they believe they have recovered the bodies of the brother of two local congresswomen and his girlfriend.

Bill aimed at online harassment

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- A member of Congress planned to introduce legislation to criminalize online harassment, like the impersonation that allegedly caused a Missouri teen's suicide.
Congressional sisters split on candidates

Congressional sisters split on candidates

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The only sister act in the history of the U.S. Congress finds itself firmly planted in two camps for the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee.

Details on DHS Canada fire border incident

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- House Democrats demand to know why U.S. border officials delayed a Canadian ambulance rushing a heart patient to surgery, the second recent such incident.

GOP candidate's office raided

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Investigators Friday raided the office of Republican candidate Tan Nguyen, who is challenging Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported.

GOP urges GOP candidate to quit race

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Republican Party officials in Orange County, Calif., are urging the GOP candidate for Congress from the state's 47th District to drop out of the race.

Shippers security checks may be outsourced

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly considering using private companies to check security measures for cargo from foreign ports.

More than 300 sex assaults in Mideast

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A private foundation said Thursday 307 U.S. service members have been sexually assaulted while deployed in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Bahrain.

Democrats: Social Security not going broke

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Social Security is not going broke -- it will be fully solvent at least for the next 40 years, said Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., Saturday.

Lawmakers question $5.6B bioterror bill

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- House Homeland Security Committee members on Thursday sharply questioned the cost, usefulness and adequacy of a $5.6 billion, 10-year Bush administration plan designed to pay drug companies incentives to make vaccines and treatments for deadly terrorist b
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Cybersecurity oversight committee named

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The House Friday named Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of a new subcommittee to oversee work done by the Department of Homeland Security regarding computers, telecommunications and information.

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Analysis: Paradox of Hispanic vote clout

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Census Bureau announced last week that Hispanics have surpassed African-Americans as the most numerous minority group. Will Hispanics soon become the premiere minority in political clout as well?
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Q&A with latino activist Nativo Lopez

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Although seldom mentioned by the English-language press, Nativo Lopez is a political near-legend in Santa Ana, Calif., an immigrant-attracting Orange Co. city that now has a larger population than Cincinnati. In a place where almost three fourths of the r
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

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