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Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza admits breaking campaign finance rules

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza admits breaking campaign finance rules

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) --Rightwing author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza admitted Tuesday that he illegally repaid campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in New York.
Frances Burns

Terrorist suspect makes juror demand

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui said the jury in her New York trial should not contain anyone with a "Zionist or Israeli background."

Judge declines lawyer's offer to strip

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Courtroom theatrics approached the risque in New York when a lawyer offered to remove her own clothes to demonstrate a jailhouse strip search.

Woman gets 130 months for adoption fraud

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- A woman who lived well in Florida on subsidies she received for adopting 11 disabled children in New York was sentenced Tuesday to almost 11 years in prison.

Fight over unionizing rules heats up

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- An interest group opposed to labor unions ripped the United Auto Workers' head Tuesday for pushing a controversial form of union organizing.

SEIU scores big win in Miami

MIAMI, May 2 (UPI) -- The Service Employees International Union scored a major win against a big U.S. janitorial service that eliminates secret ballots in union organizing.

SEIU-supported fast leaves four ill

MIAMI, April 18 (UPI) -- A hunger strike by janitors at the University of Miami over alleged civil rights abuses by their employer has caused four to be sent to a hospital.

Businesses, unions in Good Friday brawl

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Good Friday marked a fresh escalation of the ongoing slugfest between big U.S. businesses and big U.S. unions.

Judge upholds NY subway searches

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled that random searches of bags belonging to New York subway passengers are constitutional.

HealthBiz: Walking the walk on obesity

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- There are concerns about Medicare's new obesity policy, more seniors sign up for Medicare discount cards and other health policy news.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of two wrap-ups for Nov. 20.

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 14, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (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
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Richard Berman (born 1942) is a Washington-based lobbyist. Through his public affairs firm Berman and Company, Berman runs several industry-funded non-profit organizations such as the Center for Consumer Freedom and the Center for Union Facts. Berman's companies have run numerous media campaigns downplaying the dangers of obesity, smoking, mad cow disease and drunk driving, as well as criticizing the minimum wage.

60 Minutes has called him "the booze and food industries' weapon of mass destruction," and his nickname (from both friends and enemies) is "Dr. Evil", an alias in which he takes pride.

Berman grew up in New York City. His father was an entrepreneur who ran gas stations and car washes. Berman did general labor at these businesses on weekends and summers while he was growing up.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Richard Berman."
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