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Obama calls for humility, open mind

Obama calls for humility, open mind

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama called for a more humble approach to leadership in an address Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

FEMA to waive some Katrina debt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Some victims of Hurricane Katrina will be permitted to keep money they mistakenly received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. officials said.

Republicans have a bad week

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Republicans had a run of bad luck last week that could have repercussions for the GOP come Election Day, The Washington Post said Sunday.

Huckabee: Romney backed secret timetable

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Mike Huckabee sided with John McCain Sunday, saying GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney did back a set calendar for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq.

U.S. consumer agency cool on more funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The acting chief of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is opposed to Democratic congressional attempts to strengthen the Washington agency.

Panel to hold hearings on air bags

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A congressional subcommittee plans hearings in Washington on air bag deployment in automobiles.

LM to build THAAD, TFCC in Camden, Ark.

CAMDEN, Ark., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin said Wednesday it would build the THAAD launcher and TFCC unit in Camden, Ark.

Iraq deadline remains in Senate bill

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- A deadline for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq remained in the Senate version of a war-spending bill after senators rejected a Republican amendment Tuesday.

Democrat: Keep Iraq withdrawal date secret

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is proposing legislating a withdrawal date for U.S. troops from Iraq but keeping it secret. The senate is working on a $122 billion war funding bill, and so far has set a withdrawal date of March 31, 2008, as the time to begi

U.S. Senate rejects Iraq deadline

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- A Democratic effort to set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq failed Thursday to pass the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Democrats split on Iraq position

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Debate on policy in Iraq focused Wednesday in the U.S. Senate on major divisions among Democrats on troop withdrawals.

Dot-xxx proposal under consideration

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- While legislative pressure has been revived to create a dot-xxx Internet domain in order to better filter pornographic Web sites, some groups, including the Ame
ELLIOT SMILOWITZ, UPI Correspondent

Republicans woo Democrats on Alito vote

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is courting moderate Democrats to support the Supreme Court nomination of conservative U.S. Judge Samuel Alito.

Pryor looks for better government planning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said as Hurricane Wilma moved toward the United States the lessons form Hurricane Katrina must be learned quickly.

Panel: U.S. falling behind in broadband

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Experts and legislators warned this week on Capitol Hill that U.S. technological and innovative leadership will decline in the world market if the domestic regulatory structure does not adjust to the ever-changing nature of the telecom markets.
LARA SALAHI and EVA A. SYLWESTER

Coalition offers new parent guide

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A coalition calling itself Pause Parent Play Wednesday announced a campaign to help parents decide what entertainment is good for their children.

Sen. Pryor proposes combat tax relief

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., wants to give Americans serving in combat the chance to get tax credits almost everyone else is entitled to.

MLB: Florida 8, Chicago Cubs 3

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Florida rallied for eight runs in the eighth Tuesday for an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs that evened the NLCS at three games apiece.

UPI's Capital Comment for April 30, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 30 (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 International.

UPI's Capital Comment for March 17, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 17 (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 I

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 21, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (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 I
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GOP seizes Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate early Wednesday, bucking historical trends on the coattails of their popular president and gaining seats in a midterm election. Missouri Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan conceded to former Rep. Jim Talent just
KATHY A. GAMBRELL and MARK BENJAMIN

Pryor defeats Hutchinson in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Democrat Arkansas Attorney General Mark Pryor defeated incumbent Sen. Tim Hutchinson, R-Ark., Tuesday in one of the nation's closest Senate races.
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