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Quentin Tarantino pulls film after script leaks

Quentin Tarantino pulls film after script leaks

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has canned plans for what he hoped would be his next film after a first draft of a script leaked.
Gabrielle Levy
Quentin Tarantino scraps western after script leak

Quentin Tarantino scraps western after script leak

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Quentin Tarantino told Deadline.com he is scrapping "The Hateful Eight" after the script for his planned western was leaked.
White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The White House said Friday the government shutdown is harming the Treasury Department's ability to administrate sanctions against Iran.
Three piecemeal federal government spending bills fail in House

Three piecemeal federal government spending bills fail in House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- House Republicans' attempt to narrow the government shutdown by funding some U.S. agencies failed Tuesday when Democrats refused to go along.

Politics 2014: Deficit, debt ceiling debate not for faint of heart

The clock counting down to some potentially nasty fiscal realities has been ticking for a while but will sound a little louder and more urgent once Congress returns to Washington next week.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- At least 93 members of Congress signed a letter urging U.S. President Barack Obama to consult with Congress before taking any military action against Syria.
The Issue: Sequester -- No tours, no flyovers and longer waits to reach the Capitol

The Issue: Sequester -- No tours, no flyovers and longer waits to reach the Capitol

The deadline for the sequester came and went. An automatic $85 billion, across-the-board cuts in spending for U.S. defense and domestic programs went into effect March 1 and – so far – calamity has been avoided.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Republicans debate Medicare changes

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Republicans in Congress are debating whether and how much to raise the age at which changes in the U.S. Medicare system would kick in.
White House tours succumb to sequester

White House tours succumb to sequester

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Wednesday President Barack Obama was "trying to make it tough" on Congress by canceling White House tours.
Six quit Maxine Waters ethics probe

Six quit Maxine Waters ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Six members of the U.S. House panel investigating the ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., quit Friday to avoid "an appearance of unfairness."

Lawmaker irked by shifting energy policy

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy hasn't generated much success in managing the national energy sector, a lawmaker on an appropriations committee said.
'Birther' disrupts Constitution reading

'Birther' disrupts Constitution reading

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A woman was arrested in the U.S. House gallery Thursday after shouting she believed President Obama wasn't a natural-born U.S. citizen.

2 Republicans won't sign earmark report

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Two members of the House Republican Select Committee on Earmark Reform say they won't sign off on the panel's recommendations, calling them toothless.

Drilling dispute stalls Appropriations

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee ended Thursday's meeting when Republicans tried to force a vote on offshore drilling.

GOP slams Pelosi's Iraq funding actions

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempt to bypass the appropriations committee on the pending Iraq war funding measure is a power grab, Republicans say.

Republicans seek to split court circuit

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans have begun a push to split the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which has jurisdiction in the far Western United States.

HealthBiz: Malpractice reform cuts cases

Reforms of malpractice insurance enacted in Pennsylvania are showing promising results, an emergency situation is brewing in many ERs these days, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (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
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The United Press International think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.
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