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Maduro asks U.S. not to impose sanctions in Venezuela in op-ed

Maduro asks U.S. not to impose sanctions in Venezuela in op-ed

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 2 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wrote an op-ed in the New York Times urging the U.S. to not impose sanctions or support opposition groups.
Aileen Graef
Tea Party Republicans show early 2016 preference for Rand Paul

Tea Party Republicans show early 2016 preference for Rand Paul

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential election may be two years away, but results of a CBS News-New York Times poll offers some insight into what Tea Party followers may want.
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Democrats overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential bid

Democrats overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential bid

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An overwhelming 80 percent of Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, says the New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday.

CPAC un-invites American Atheists from annual convention

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The non-profit American Atheists won't participate in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because the group distorted its intent, CPAC said.
Poll: Clinton sweeps 2016 Republican field in battleground state Ohio

Poll: Clinton sweeps 2016 Republican field in battleground state Ohio

HAMDEN, Conn., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton swept a 2016 field of Republicans in hypothetical presidential match-ups in Ohio, a Quinnipiac poll indicated.

Obama handwrites apology to art history professor

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A University of Texas at Austin art history professor offended by President Obama's joke about art history majors said she received a handwritten apology.
On stimulus anniversary, GOP says it failed, Dems want more action

On stimulus anniversary, GOP says it failed, Dems want more action

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers used the anniversary of the 2009 stimulus law to debate the measure's effectiveness, following the release of a White House report.
Deciding how government prays

Deciding how government prays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nothing is closer to the hearts of people in the United States than local politics and prayer, usually Christian prayer. The U.S. Supreme Court may be about to rule on how closely the two can be combined.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.
Poll: Clinton trounces others in hypothetical 2016 Dem primary

Poll: Clinton trounces others in hypothetical 2016 Dem primary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over other Democrats while the Republican field is muddled in hypothetical U.S. presidential primary races, a poll indicates.
State of the Union mixes sound and foolish proposals

State of the Union mixes sound and foolish proposals

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Promising to address inequality and strengthen the middle class, U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address combined sound and foolish proposals, laced with good old fashioned demagoguery.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Sen. Marco Rubio: Continue federal funding of anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Sunday that though control of anti-poverty programs should be shifted to the states, they shouldn't lose federal funding.
Obama: U.S. needs to keep fighting War on Poverty

Obama: U.S. needs to keep fighting War on Poverty

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty has done much to keep the poorest U.S. residents afloat, President Obama said Wednesday.

Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton in a draw, poll says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in a hypothetical White House matchup, a national poll indicates.
White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The White House vowed to veto a bipartisan Senate bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it violates an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.
The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

Washington witnessed a Christmas miracle last week: House adoption of a budget compromise worked out by House-Senate negotiators after Speaker John Boehner bluntly told recalcitrant members of his caucus to toe the line or lose all credibility.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

McCain blasts Obama-Castro handshake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- In what the White House called an unplanned moment, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during a Nelson Mandela memorial.
Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is an early front runner in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, a poll released Friday indicates.
Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia and New Jersey governors races are among Tuesday's coast-to-coast elections that also include a Colorado proposition to tax recreational marijuana.
Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist held his first gubernatorial campaign event as a Democrat Monday where he was embraced by his new party colleagues.

Charlie Crist running for Florida governor as Democrat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Charlie Crist made it official Friday afternoon, submitting paperwork to make another run for governor of Florida, this time as a Democrat.
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

Rubio calls Obamacare a 'disaster,' criticizes Sebelius

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday he voted against the final deal to reopen the government due to his opposition to the healthcare law, which he called a disaster.
Scalia and the devil

Scalia and the devil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Did Justice Antonin Scalia have to announce his belief in a literal Satan less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear argument on government-led prayer? Yes, he probably did.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Wtiter
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