Rudman of famed balanced budget act dies

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Warren B. Rudman, a two-term senator from New Hampshire who co-sponsored the landmark budget-cutting legislation bearing his name, has died. He was 82.
Gramm quits McCain campaign

Gramm quits McCain campaign

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, a co-chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's campaign, said Friday he was leaving the campaign.

Obama criticizes Gramm's recession remark

FAIRFAX, Va., July 10 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama lashed out Thursday after one of Republican John McCain's advisers said the nation's recession was "mental."
Gramm credits McCain with winning in Iraq

Gramm credits McCain with winning in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, says that without John McCain, the United States "would have lost the war on Iraq."
Report: UBS tie challenges McCain campaign

Report: UBS tie challenges McCain campaign

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A co-chairman of John McCain's presidential campaign is also an executive with a Swiss bank being investigated by regulators, Newsweek reported.

Dems point to economy, McCain advisers

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Democrats, pointing to the slumping U.S. economy, are focusing on two economic advisers attached to John McCain's GOP presidential bid, sources said.
McCain way behind in fundraising

McCain way behind in fundraising

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 3 (UPI) -- A top adviser to Arizona Sen. John McCain says the Republican presidential hopeful will have to run as an underdog when it comes to fundraising.
McCain chides Democrats on NAFTA

McCain chides Democrats on NAFTA

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain Friday hammered his Democratic rivals on trade, a published report said.

McCain's possible Cabinet considered

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Republican presidential front-runner John McCain has vowed if elected to have an administration that reflects conservative ideals, it was reported.

D'Amato endorses McCain

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato endorsed Arizona Sen. John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination after his first choice left the race Tuesday.

McCain GOP front-runner for 2008

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Conservative Republican leaders are coalescing around Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the next GOP presidential candidate, the Washington Times reports.

Former governor, ex-senator trade words

CHICAGO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, angered at being labeled a political prostitute at his corruption trial, lashed back at an old ally.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2005 with 311 to follow.
By United Press International

Bush begins overhaul of economic team

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush began overhauling his economic team from outside Monday with the appointment of Carlos Gutierrez as commerce secretary.

Analysis: Epitaph for a Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Don Evans, who announced his resignation as U.S. Commerce Secretary on Tuesday evening, was a leading member of a Bush economic team that has presided over reco
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Phil Gramm
WAP99021103 - 11 FEBRUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Sen. Phil Gramm, R-TX, leaves the Senate Subway on his way to participate in more debate on the Articles of Impeachment, February 11, in Washington. iw/Ian Wagreich UPI

William Philip "Phil" Gramm (born July 8, 1942) is an American economist and politician, who has served as a Democratic Congressman (1978–1983), a Republican Congressman (1983–1985) and a Republican Senator from Texas (1985–2002). He was a senior economic adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign from the summer of 2007 until July 18, 2008.

Gramm was born in Fort Benning, Georgia on July 8, 1942, and grew up in nearby Columbus. Soon after his birth, Gramm's father Kenneth suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed. He died when Gramm was 14. Gramm's mother, Florence Gramm, worked double shifts as a nurse to supplement the veterans disability pension.

Gramm attended public schools, graduated 1961 from Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward Academy), and graduated 1964 from the University of Georgia. He received a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business in 1967

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