UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
GOP debate centers on economy

GOP debate centers on economy

ROCHESTER, Mich., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Eight candidates for the Republican presidential nomination focused on the U.S. economy Wednesday in a debate in Rochester, Mich.
Carville tells Obama it's time to panic

Carville tells Obama it's time to panic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- James Carville, President Bill Clinton's political adviser, had some advice Friday for President Obama -- with the U.S. economy slumping it's time to "panic."
Release of Cheney memoir announced

Release of Cheney memoir announced

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has finished writing his memoir, a 544-page book described as "clear eyed history" by a former aide.

Palin book 'Rogue' expected to do well

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The upcoming release of former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin's book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," should be met with impressive sales, an expert said.

Obama campaign takes on new book

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's U.S. presidential campaign has released a 41-page rebuttal of a best-selling book by a man the campaign calls "a discredited fringe bigot."

Rove's memoirs find a publisher

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of the New York publisher Simon & Schuster, has won the bidding for former White House aide Karl Rove's memoirs.

Carville, Matalin take on reality TV

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The Lifetime cable network has tapped two political heavyweights to help guide a high school election that will be documented for reality TV. Former Clinton adviser James Carville and his former Dick Cheney adviser wife, Mary Matalin, will be seen in the

Vice presidential debate has high stakes

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A USA Today advance poll shows U.S. Democratic vice presidential contender John Edwards is favored to win Tuesday night's debate with Dick Cheney.

Presidential election debate contentious

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Members of the bipartisan panel running the debates between the main U.S. presidential candidates are wearying of each side's pre-debate posturing.

Bush campaign names debate negotiators

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker will head the Bush team negotiating over the presidential debates, campaign chairman Marc Racicot said Tuesday.

Analysis: No business like it

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- One of the leading campaign consultants in contemporary politics has hung out a shingle in Hollywood, adding to the long-running symbiotic relationship between politics and show business.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

McGreevy's delay criticized

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- New Jersey's governor James McGreevy's decision to delay his resignation until November dominated many Sunday television talk shows.

Not your ordinary gym: luxury sport clubs

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Resplendent in cream-colored marble tile, furnished with high-end amenities and equipment and patronized by elite clientele, Sports Club/LA at the Ritz-Carlton
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent
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Mary Matalin
Republican strategist Mary Matalin speaks about the future of health care to an American Medical Association conference on March 14, 2005, in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Mary Joe Matalin (born August 19, 1953) is an American political consultant, well known for her work with the Republican Party. She was an assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney until 2003. Matalin has been chief editor of Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster, since March 2005. She is married to Democratic political consultant James Carville. She appears in the award-winning documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story and also played herself, opposite her husband, James Carville, John Slattery, and Mary McCormack in the short lived, HBO series "K Street."

Matalin grew up in the Chicago suburb of Calumet City, Illinois, the daughter of Eileen, who ran beauty salons, and Steven Matalin, a steel mill worker. Her paternal grandparents were Croatian immigrants and her mother was of Irish descent. Matalin attended Thornton Fractional North High School and attended Western Illinois University for college and Hofstra University School of Law, where she was enrolled for one year before dropping out. She was homecoming queen her junior year of high school.

Matalin's first campaign was Illinois Lieutenant Governor Dave O'Neal's bid for the U.S. Senate in 1980, a race O'Neal lost to Alan Dixon. After O'Neal's loss, Matalin began her career with the Republican National Committee, where she would remain for nearly two decades as a key Republican strategist. Leaving briefly to attend Hofstra University School of Law, Matalin dropped out after just one year, and in 1984 returned to the RNC. She rose quickly, as an aide to Richard Bond and Chief of Staff to RNC co-Chairperson Betty Heitman in 1985. A year later, Matalin gained national notoriety when she joined the George H. W. Bush for President Campaign, working as both Deputy Political Director and Midwest Regional Political Director in the primaries. After the election, Matalin was appointed Chief of Staff to then RNC Chairman Lee Atwater. In that capacity, she would in effect run the RNC for nearly a year, as Atwater—his health declining due to an inoperable brain tumor—spent 170 days in the hospital between his diagnosis in early March 1990 and eventual death on March 29, 1991.

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