Deal completed on housing mortgage reform

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- A housing reform deal, including the overhaul of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has been reached, Senate Banking Committee leaders said Tuesday.

Existing oil sanctions squeezing Iran, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said Iran will lose billions of dollars in oil revenue because of sanctions pressure.
Fed stimulus to continue as Yellen takes chair

Fed stimulus to continue as Yellen takes chair

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen said Thursday during her nomination hearing that she would continue the government's bond-buyback policy until the economy is stronger.
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GOP: Senate health bill to raise premiums

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic healthcare reform proposals will mean higher premiums and higher healthcare costs, a Republican U.S. senator said Saturday.

Brooklynite to run for Idaho Senate seat

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A New York City man, appalled no Democrats could be found to run against Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho six years ago, says he's in this time.

Stevens faces expulsion votes this week

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will decide this week whether Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens should be ousted from his seat because of his recent federal corruption conviction.

Republicans block Bush nominee to ATF

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators are blocking confirmation of President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Change sought in national park gun rules

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Forty-seven U.S. senators have asked the National Parks Service to allow gun owners to carry loaded weapons in federal parks and wildlife refuges.

Congress promotes health screening for men

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. Congress will undergo health screenings this week to promote testing among males who are reluctant to make annual visits to their doctors.

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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Study: Snake River dams won't be missed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New sources of energy could easily offset the hydroelectric power that would be lost if four dams located along the Lower Snake River were torn down in order to help preserve the venerable salmon population in the Pacific Northwest, a report released Wedn