Obama nominates Mark Gilbert as New Zealand ambassador

Obama nominates Mark Gilbert as New Zealand ambassador

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama nominated former Chicago White Sox player Mark D. Gilbert to the post of ambassador to New Zealand, the White House said.

Experts: Celebrities a key electoral tool

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Using the fame of Hollywood celebrities is an invaluable tool for any U.S. politician mired in a tight electoral race, experts say.

McCain passes on Stevens' money

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has sent a $5,000 gift to a memorial for terrorism victims in western Pennsylvania.

Democratic fund reporting blows computers

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls' campaign finance reports have grown so much that computer spreadsheet programs can't handle them, officials said.

Clinton owes Penn's firm $2.5 million

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton owes her former campaign strategist about $2.5 million, campaign finance papers show.

Academia a big campaign donor

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 30 (UPI) -- University and college professors are doling out big political contributions to the U.S. presidential hopefuls, a campaign finance watchdog says.

More children making political gifts

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Children from well-off families are showing a new interest in politics this year, contributing to a range of U.S. presidential candidates.
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