U.S. military's gay policy up for change

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The incoming Obama administration will work to get legislation through Congress to end the military's so-called don't ask, don't tell policy, a spokesman says.
Baucus: Geithner made 'honest mistakes'

Baucus: Geithner made 'honest mistakes'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Members of the Senate Finance Committee say tax problems and immigration issues shouldn't derail Timothy Geithner's nomination for U.S. treasury secretary.
Obama calls on Blagojevich to step down

Obama calls on Blagojevich to step down

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has joined the loud chorus calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign in the wake of corruption charges.

Obama names communications staff

CHICAGO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama announced the top members of his communications staff Saturday.

Old amnesty program revived for thousands

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government says it will take applications next year from immigrants who tried and failed to qualify for the 1986 amnesty program.

Sources: Axelrod Obama White House adviser

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- David Axelrod, Barack Obama's top campaign strategist, has accepted the position of senior adviser in the Obama White House, Democratic sources said Thursday.
Obama to suspend campaign for 3 days

Obama to suspend campaign for 3 days

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign said Monday he will suspend his campaigning for three days to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii.

Washington man denies Nazi allegation

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An 86-year-old man living in Bellevue, Wash., was not affiliated with the Nazi Party as alleged by federal officials, his lawyers say.

Obama reps say RNC too negative

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Representatives of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Republicans have been too negative during the party's convention in St. Paul, Minn.
Obama adviser: Lieberman lied to delegates

Obama adviser: Lieberman lied to delegates

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- An adviser to Barack Obama says Sen. Joe Lieberman lied when he said the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. president doesn't work well with Republicans.

McCain, Obama attack advisers

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and John McCain, the almost certain U.S. presidential nominees of their respective parties, are debating whose advisers are shadier, CNN reported.
Obama message shifts, observers say

Obama message shifts, observers say

INDIANAPOLIS, April 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign speeches in Indiana now focus on specific economic matters, a shift from his message of hope, observers said.

Obama camp calls for Clintons' tax returns

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama posted his 2005-2006 tax returns on his campaign Web site and urged his rival to do the same, his campaign said.
Obama, Clinton swap negativity accusations

Obama, Clinton swap negativity accusations

CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama accused his Democratic presidential rival of holding back vital data as Sen. Hilary Clinton accused him of negative advertising.

Obama aide resigns over 'monster' remark

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Barack Obama aide who called Democratic U.S. presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a "monster" resigned from her non-paid position Friday.
Media miffed at lack of Obama access

Media miffed at lack of Obama access

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Reporters are finding it tougher to gain access to Barack Obama as the Illinois senator's campaign closes in on the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination.

Clinton, Obama trade barbs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- As U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead among Democrats in the race for president narrows, she is trading increasingly sharper barbs with her rivals.

Obama campaign plans strategy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Top advisers to Sen. Barack Obama are designing what needs to be a unique strategy for the Illinois Democrat to win his party's presidential nomination.

Obama to announce in Springfield, Ill.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama plans to kick off his presidential campaign in Springfield, Ill., hoping that it will help to unite the politically divided United States.

Obama reaching out to key state leaders

CHICAGO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., pondering a U.S. presidential bid, is reaching out to potential supporters in key states in the nominating process.

Two more top officials leave Kerry's staff

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The turmoil in Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry 's campaign staff increased Tuesday as two top staffers resigned.

Anthrax: House closes, Senate stays open

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The work of Congress was nearly paralyzed Wednesday as the House and Senate leadership grappled with how to protect Capitol Hill's nearly 20,000 workers from ex
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