Analysis: Whither the Democrats? Part 1

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A decade after Clinton swept into office on a New Democrat agenda, the party finds itself boxed out of the Senate, House, and White House. They are once again faced with the need to repurpose and repackage themselves, preferably before the 2004 elections

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 7, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (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 International.
By United Press International

Minnesota: Coleman wins U.S. Senate race

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Norm Coleman scored a 40,000-vote victory over former Vice President Walter Mondale in a whirlwind race for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat, which follo

Minnesota: Coleman wins U.S. Senate race

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 6 (UPI) --

GOP seizes Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate early Wednesday, bucking historical trends on the coattails of their popular president and gaining seats in a midterm election. Missouri Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan conceded to former Rep. Jim Talent just

Analysis: Night for President to savor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush and the Republicans did not win everywhere and everything on Tuesday, but they can be forgiven for believing that they did.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

GOP sweeps Senate, House; Dems gain govs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House of Representatives Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections that traditionally go against the incumbent president. Democrats were e
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Washington Bureau Chief

Minnesota: Coleman leads Mondale

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Norm Coleman held a sizeable lead over former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale in the race for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat but the slow pace of counting paper ballots kept the winner of the battle in doubt.

Both sides claim poll irregularities

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- With polls closed across the continental United States, the Arkansas Supreme Court moved late Tuesday to void a lower court decision allowing late ballots -- one of a growing number of battles over alleged voting irregularities, mostly focused on limiting

Booklist -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Top 10 books for hardcover fiction and nonfiction and paperbacks.
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Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

The Justice Department says it will send 324 federal observers and 108 department personnel to 26 counties in 14 states to monitor Tuesday's general election, United Press International reports.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Analysis: Congress control up for grabs

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Patrick Reddy, a consultant to California Democrats, predicts Tuesday's congressional elections.

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (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 International.
By United Press International

UPI Political Roundup

Pivotal midterm elections ... an election eve debate in Minnesota ... Ventura appoints interim senator ... a digest of national election and campaign news by United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Ventura appoints Barkley to U.S. Senate

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura on Monday appointed independent Dean Barkley to fill out the remaining term of Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., who was killed in a plane crash
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Paul Wellstone
WAP2002102597-WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI)--Sen. Paul David Wellstone (D-MN) was killed, along with his wife and daughter, in a plane crash in Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2002. He is seen here speaking on campaign finance reform during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 20, 2001. jg/rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was a two-term U.S. Senator from the state of Minnesota and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which is affiliated with the national Democratic Party. Before being elected to the Senate in 1990, he was a professor of political science at Carleton College. Wellstone was a progressive and a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party. He served in the Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash on 25 October 2002, 11 days before the US senate election in which he was running for a third term. His wife, Sheila, and daughter, Marcia, also died in the crash. They had two other grown children, David and Mark, who now co-chair the Wellstone Action nonprofit group.

Wellstone was born in Washington D.C. to Ukrainian-Jewish immigrants, Leon and Minnie Wellstone, and raised in Arlington, Virginia. Originally, his family name was Wexelstein, but his father changed the name to Wellstone in the 1930s when he encountered virulent anti-semitism. He attended Yorktown High School in Arlington. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) on a wrestling scholarship, graduating with a degree in political science in three years and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was an undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference champion in wrestling.

Wellstone married in 1963. In 1965 he earned his B.A. in Political Science; William Keech and Joel Schwartz served as his thesis advisers. Four years later he was awarded a Ph.D. in Political Science. Wellstone's 1969 doctoral dissertation at UNC was "Black Militants in the Ghetto: Why They Believe in Violence." Upon earning his Ph.D., Wellstone accepted a job as a Professor of Political Science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he taught until his election to the Senate in 1990.

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