Bush pressured to hold Iranian dialogue

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Mounting criticism at home and abroad is trying to convince the Bush administration to join direct talks with Iran about its nuclear program, reports say. Some Republican and Democratic moderates in Congress have questioned the White House's stance in rec

GMA official suspended for e-mail comments

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- ABC suspended John Green, executive producer of "Good Morning America Weekend," for criticizing high government officials in e-mail, a report said Tuesday.

Democratic group blasts Bush on military

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A group of Democrats with defense and foreign policy credentials claims the U.S. military faces enormous strain and the country's security is at risk.

Democrats varied on Iraq withdrawal plans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- While vocal Democrats say U.S. forces should be withdrawn from Iraq, many party foreign policy leaders are taking stances much like the administration's.

Former secretary of state makes WB debut

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will play herself in an upcoming episode of the WB TV series "Gilmore Girls."

Eleanor Mondale fights brain cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, June 21 (UPI) -- Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, has begun radiation and chemotherapy to battle two cancerous tumors in her brain.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 15, the 135th day of 2005 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

New Internet-based peace petition launched

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A new Internet-based initiative was launched Thursday encouraging Americans to support U.S. commitment in achieving a two-state solution in the Middle East.

Albright, Cook hail new U.N. rights plan

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and other former senior U.S. and European officials are backing a new U.N. human rights plan.

Rice: time for diplomacy now

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice said U.S. diplomacy must be used to create a balance of power that favors freedom.

Kerry drafts ex-military brass for campaign

DENVER, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Presidential hopeful John Kerry's campaign is pulling in top U.S. security and military figures to push their critiques of President Bush's policies.

Powell performs 'YMCA'

JAKARTA, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, sporting a yellow hardhat, belted out "YMCA" for his fellow foreign ministers at the ASEAN security meeting in Jakarta.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Milosevic might subpoena Bill Clinton

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 14 (UPI) -- Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic could seek testimony at his war crimes trial at The Hague from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the BBC reported.

Kennedy supports foreign-born as president

BOSTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., says he is ready to support a constitutional amendment to let foreign-born citizens be president of the United States.
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Madeleine Albright
WAP2000020892 - 08 FEBRUARY 2000 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on FY2001 foreign affairs budget. jr/iw/Ian Wagreich UPI

Madeleine Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.

Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her PhD is from Columbia University. She holds honorary degrees from the University of Washington (2002); Smith College (2003); University of Winnipeg (2005); the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007), and Knox College (2008). Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Albright is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Czech; she speaks and reads Polish and Serbo-Croatian as well.

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