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Boston bombers had six more bombs, were headed to Times Square

Boston bombers had six more bombs, were headed to Times Square

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A congressional report found the actions of local law enforcement after the Boston bombing helped prevent a second, potentially worse attack.
Gabrielle Levy

Politics 2014: Timing is everything

The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
King: Rand Paul 'doesn't deserve' to be in Senate

King: Rand Paul 'doesn't deserve' to be in Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rand Paul "doesn't deserve to be in the United States Senate" based on his claims about National Security Agency spying, fellow Republican Rep. Peter King said.
NSA panel to appear before Senate committee

NSA panel to appear before Senate committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. surveillance programs must be truly reformed and not just for show, a Democratic Senate committee chief said in announcing a hearing on overhaul proposals.
Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Quarterback Peyton Manning, on a record-setting pace with the Denver Broncos, has been named the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
Social Security Administration: Debt ceiling fight puts checks at risk

Social Security Administration: Debt ceiling fight puts checks at risk

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama challenged U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to call an immediate vote on a no-strings spending bill to end the weeklong government shutdown.
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.

Rep. King says al-Shabaab may have presence in United States

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman said Sunday the Somali militant group that attacked a shopping center in Kenya this weekend could have operatives in the United States.
House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would cut $39 billion in food stamp spending over 10 years, and which the White House has said would be vetoed.
McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two top Republicans emerged from a meeting with President Obama Monday and offered at least conditional support for the president's approach to Syria.

U.S. Rep. Peter King says he's serious about presidential bid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he's seriously considering a presidential bid if he feels he has enough support.

King: Obama needs to speak out more in support of NSA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman Sunday blamed President Obama for not moving fast enough to defuse the controversy over intelligence data collection.
State Department continually evaluating intel on threats to missions

State Department continually evaluating intel on threats to missions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The State Department will evaluate intelligence it receives before deciding whether to open or close any more embassies, a department spokeswoman said Monday.

Congressmen discount politics in embassy closures

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker Sunday discounted the idea that the terror alert in the Middle East was being played up to divert criticism over intelligence eavesdropping.

Congressman says Pentagon pressed to omit secrets given to film makers

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- A congressman has charged Pentagon investigators were pressured to omit details of any secrets given to people making a film about the death of Osama bin Laden.
Feinstein calls Snowden a traitor

Feinstein calls Snowden a traitor

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Monday called self-professed National Security Agency surveillance plans leaker Edward Snowden a traitor.
The Issue: Obama reopens Guantanamo issue

The Issue: Obama reopens Guantanamo issue

U.S. President Barack Obama says it's time to rethink the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because its operation is a stain on the national psyche and diminishes that for which the United States stands.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
FBI: Tsarnaevs planned to explode bomb in Times Square

FBI: Tsarnaevs planned to explode bomb in Times Square

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The FBI told New York officials the Boston Marathon bombing suspects planned to travel to New York City and detonate explosives in Times Square.

Boston bomber suspect may be too injured to interview

BOSTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Officials speculated Sunday on whether Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the suspect in last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon, will ever be able to speak to investigators.
Report: Few House Republicans back Senate compromise on guns

Report: Few House Republicans back Senate compromise on guns

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- A top Senate Republican said there is support among House Republicans for expanded gun sale background checks but few GOP House members have said so publicly.

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Bin Laden son-in-law to be in NYC court

ANKARA, Turkey, March 7 (UPI) -- Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, an al-Qaida spokesman and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden apprehended in Jordan, has been indicted in the United States, official said.

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Reid, Cowan seek pardon for Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, himself a former boxer, said he has joined several other legislators seeking a pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion.
Report: Senate may take up guns next month

Report: Senate may take up guns next month

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate is likely to move gun control legislative proposals piecemeal, rather than comprehensively, possibly beginning next month, Politico reported.
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