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Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --A Senate committee approved the nomination of Julian Castro to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sending his nomination to a final vote.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday signed into law a stopgap spending measure to fund the federal government through Saturday so senators can pass the U.S. budget.
Supreme Court halts gay marriage in Utah

Supreme Court halts gay marriage in Utah

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The United States Supreme Court has put a hold on gay marriages in Utah, pending appeal in federal court, handing down an order Monday morning.
Gabrielle Levy

Flurry of weddings in wake of Utah gay marriage ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hundreds of couples flooded Salt Lake City Hall in a rush to marry that a witness described as "a madhouse" after a judge struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.
Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."
Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday hailed the long-delayed confirmation of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Tupelo, Miss., man arrested in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker

Tupelo, Miss., man arrested in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The FBI Wednesday arrested Kenneth Curtis in the mailing of letters to President Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., that tested positive for ricin.

ADL: Ricin related to homegrown, often right-wing extremists

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The Anti-Defamation League said ricin -- in the news since a letter sent to a U.S. senator was laced with the toxin -- is popular with domestic extremists.
GOP senators stall spending bill

GOP senators stall spending bill

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Two Republican senators have blocked a bipartisan proposal to keep the government funded with a $984 billion spending bill, officials said.
White House declines GOP demand on Hagel

White House declines GOP demand on Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The White House Thursday rejected a demand by 15 U.S. senators to withdraw the nomination former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.
House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed the "fiscal cliff" deal approved earlier in the Senate, raising taxes on upper-income households.

U.S. to Cuba: Relations depend on freedoms

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Washington is willing to talk with Havana about ensuring political rights of expression if Cuba wants to improve U.S. relations, the State Department said.

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.
Obama taps finance monitor amid GOP threat

Obama taps finance monitor amid GOP threat

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama nominated a former Ohio attorney general Monday to lead a new Wall Street watchdog, but Republican senators threatened to block him.
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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the recent turmoil in U.S. credit markets and the role of credit rating agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama. Originally elected to the Senate as a Democrat, Shelby switched to the Republican Party in 1994 when it gained the majority in Congress.

Shelby was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Alice L. (née Skinner) and Ozie Houston Shelby. He attended the University of Alabama, receiving an undergraduate degree in 1957 and a Juris Doctor in 1963.

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