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GOP legislators urge public to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

GOP legislators urge public to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Republican lawmakers on Tuesday urged Americans to vote Republican in the upcoming midterm elections with the goal being to take control of the Senate and oust Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader.
Michael Smith, Medill News Service
Rep. Michele Bachmann lobbies against National Women's History Museum

Rep. Michele Bachmann lobbies against National Women's History Museum

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., lobbied against the establishment of a women's history museum on Wednesday, because she thinks it promotes radical feminism.
Aileen Graef
New HHS secretary nominee already under GOP fire

New HHS secretary nominee already under GOP fire

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The new nominee for HHS secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is already taking fire from Republicans saying that she will use the "numbers" to boost Obamacare.
Aileen Graef
Bill Nye shames GOP congresswoman, climate change deniers in TV debate

Bill Nye shames GOP congresswoman, climate change deniers in TV debate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Nye and Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn debated the merits of climate change on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
Brooks Hays

Bill Nye debates Rep. Marsha Blackburn on climate change

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bill Nye The Science Guy asked for action to address climate change during a debate Sunday with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

America and the Kurds

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The most common question asked as a regular visitor to Iraqi Kurdistan is whether it or all Kurds can, will or wish to be independent. It reflects the long struggle of the Kurds to maintain their identity in often hostile circumstances but it is looking at the issue the wrong way round.
GARY KENT, UPI Outside View Commentator

House Ethics panel to investigate Rep. Trey Radel on cocaine bust

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Ethics Committee said it will formally investigate alleged misconduct by Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.
Alexander chief of staff handcuffed, suspended in child porn probe

Alexander chief of staff handcuffed, suspended in child porn probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Wednesday he suspended his chief of staff after learning he was handcuffed by authorities in a child porn possession probe.
The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

It's deja vu all over again when hearings before two House panels over the flubbed roll-out of healthcare.gov expanded to a denunciation of the Affordable Care Act in general.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius was told to bring health coverage data when she returns before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce panel.
White House vows to veto restrictive new abortion bill

White House vows to veto restrictive new abortion bill

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The White House promised to veto a bill in the Republican-controlled House that would ban abortions in the United States after 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Abortion bill sponsor adds exception for rape, incest

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Exceptions for rape and incest have been added to a U.S. House bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the Republican sponsor says.

Republican rips into Holder

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A Republican congresswoman said Sunday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has "lost the trust of the American people."
Schultz, Baker to lead U.S. presidential delegation to Thatcher funeral

Schultz, Baker to lead U.S. presidential delegation to Thatcher funeral

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The White House Monday said former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker will lead the presidential delegation to Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

3 House Republicans to attend Thatcher funeral

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Reps. Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and George Holding will represent the U.S. House at Margaret Thatcher's funeral, Speaker John Boehner said Monday.
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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) addresses conventioneers on the last day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn (born June 6, 1952 in Laurel, Mississippi) is a Tennessee politician. As member of the Republican Party, she represents Tennessee's 7th congressional district since 2003, which stretches from the suburbs of Nashville to the suburbs of Memphis.

As Mississippi native, Blackburn attended Northeast Jones High School and graduated from Mississippi State University where she joined Chi Omega, and where she also spent a few summers working with the Southwestern Company. Blackburn now lives in Brentwood, a wealthy suburb of Nashville. She began her political career in 1977 as a founding member of the Williamson County Young Republicans. She served as chairwoman of the Williamson County Republican Party from 1989 to 1991.

Blackburn's elective political career began in 1992, when she won the Republican nomination for the 6th District, which at the time included her home in Brentwood. She lost by 16 percentage points to longtime congressman Bart Gordon. In 1995, she was appointed chairwoman of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission. She won elective office for the first time in 1998, when she was elected to the Tennessee State Senate, representing Williamson County and a sliver of Davidson County. She led efforts to prevent the passage of a state income tax championed by Governor Don Sundquist.

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