Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
By United Press International
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
Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted handily to confirm Jack Lew as treasury secretary despite reservations by some Republicans.
Senate committee approves Lew

Senate committee approves Lew

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Senate Finance Committee approved Jack Lew as the next U.S. treasury secretary.
Reid: GOP Hagel filibuster 'a shame'

Reid: GOP Hagel filibuster 'a shame'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans blocking a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary deny Majority Leader Harry Reid's assertion the move is a filibuster.
Amidst grilling, Lew stresses cooperation

Amidst grilling, Lew stresses cooperation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew stressed across-the-aisle cooperation in remarks prepared for his U.S. treasury secretary confirmation hearing Wednesday.

Lew's banking background is managerial -- dull, but confirmable

A nomination hearing for Jack Lew, a former Citigroup manager, to serve as U.S. treasury secretary would seem to offer a unique perspective on bank bailouts.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Bill would increase science, math visas

Bill would increase science, math visas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday proposed a bill to increase visas for immigrants with college degrees in math and science who want to work in America.
GOP says low taxes for rich are needed

GOP says low taxes for rich are needed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Republicans Saturday said it was vital to the U.S. economy that tax breaks for the highest-income brackets be extended.

Orrin Hatch wins re-election in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- There were no surprises Tuesday in Utah where Mitt Romney carried the state's six electoral votes and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was elected to a seventh term.

Alleged rapist kills himself in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A conservative political activist in Utah charged with rape has been found dead in the cabin where he allegedly assaulted two victims, police said.

GOP backs away from Ryan Medicare plan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Republicans are backing away from their vice presidential nominee's plan to change the current U.S. Medicare system, The New York Times says.

Russia in WTO puts Congress in a corner

MOSCOW, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Russia joins the World Trade Organization Wednesday, but a heavy equipment dealer in Moscow said the U.S. Congress is playing risky diplomatic games.

Heart patient helped by senators dies

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Jim Kuhn, a Florida heart patient who involved three U.S. senators in helping him get a heart pump, has died, his brother announced Wednesday.
IRS urged not to change tax rules

IRS urged not to change tax rules

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Ten Republicans in the U.S. Senate are urging the Internal Revenue Service to ignore quick rule changes that could force groups like the Tea Party to pay taxes.
Senate panel OKs less 'perk'-y tax reform

Senate panel OKs less 'perk'-y tax reform

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Senate Finance Committee's foray into changing the U.S. Tax Code started with either a bang or a whimper, depending on who's providing the review.
Parties reach deal on business tax breaks

Parties reach deal on business tax breaks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats and Republicans said Wednesday they have reached a deal to extend billions of dollars in business and personal tax breaks.
Republicans: Extend all tax cuts

Republicans: Extend all tax cuts

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah called for an extension of all Bush-era tax cuts Saturday in the Republican weekly media message.
Hatch beats back primary challenge

Hatch beats back primary challenge

SALT LAKE CITY, June 26 (UPI) -- Orrin Hatch, a 36-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, overcame his young challenger in Utah's Republican primary Tuesday, returns indicated.
Utah conducts last primaries before parties' big dances

Utah conducts last primaries before parties' big dances

The primary/caucus season draws to a close Tuesday as Utah voters head to the polls to vote in their party preference elections.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Poll: 18 percent would not vote Mormon

Poll: 18 percent would not vote Mormon

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A recent Gallup poll indicates 18 percent of registered voters surveyed would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate.

Hatch forced into June primary

SALT LAKE CITY, April 21 (UPI) -- Utah's U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch failed to win 60 percent of delegates at the state Republican convention Saturday, forcing him into a two-man primary.

Protect IP and SOPA legislation postponed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Congressional leaders Friday postponed action on anti-Internet piracy legislation, apparently feeling the pressure from tech companies and online activists.
Wikipedia, other sites back, claim victory over SOPA, PIPA

Wikipedia, other sites back, claim victory over SOPA, PIPA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Internet was back to normal Thursday following a 24-hour blackout by Wikipedia, Google and other Web sites to protest U.S. anti-piracy legislation.
Dems offer new payroll tax-cut proposal

Dems offer new payroll tax-cut proposal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats Monday offered a new payroll tax cut extension plan, which one Senate Republican said had no chance of passing.
Page 2 of 8
x
Feedback