U.S. Jewish groups defending John Kerry against Israeli attacks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Some Jewish groups in the United States say they are defending U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry against attacks from Israeli groups.
Window closing for an Obama trip to Israel

Window closing for an Obama trip to Israel

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The window of opportunity for President Obama to visit Israel is closing and along with it a chance to repair relations with a key U.S. ally, observers said.

Report: Florida Rep. Wexler to resign

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., plans to resign from Congress to become the head of a Washington foreign-policy think tank, Democratic sources said Tuesday.

U.S: Turkish stance on South Stream OK

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The South Stream natural gas pipeline is not specifically intended to weaken European efforts to develop its Nabucco artery, U.S. officials said in Ankara.
House orders study of Florida drywall

House orders study of Florida drywall

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives says a study will be conducted of allegedly toxic Chinese drywall plaguing some South Florida homeowners.
Kucinich introduces impeachment resolution

Kucinich introduces impeachment resolution

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday night.
Fla., Mich. delegates will get half votes

Fla., Mich. delegates will get half votes

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Democratic Party officials Saturday agreed to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations at the national convention but the delegates will only have half a vote.

Congressman wants McClellan to testify

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Ex-White House spokesman Scott McClellan should testify before a U.S. House panel about his book critical of the president, a Democratic congressman says.
McCain e-mail tries to link Obama, Hamas

McCain e-mail tries to link Obama, Hamas

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- An e-mail soliciting contributions to U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign suggested that Hamas wants Barack Obama to win the White House.

Bill would give bonus for paper ballots

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Legislation introduced in Congress would give cash bonuses to U.S. counties and states that switch to paper ballots by the November election.

Lawmakers oppose Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers are voicing bipartisan opposition to a plan to sell up to $20 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.

TV satire shows offer new political arena

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Satirical TV series such as "The Daily Show" have become a new path for Washington politicians to reach U.S. voters, but also contain hazards.

'Colbert Report' has fun with politician

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida appeared on the TV series "The Colbert Report" and within moments found himself alleging that he loves cocaine.

U.S.: don't buy property in N. Cyprus

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department warned Tuesday people who buy property in northern Cyprus risk lawsuits from those displaced when the island was divided in 1974.

Fla.'s Wexler issues Social Security plan

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., has introduced a plan for U.S. Social Security reform, the first Democrat this year to put forth concrete ideas about the issue.

Cyprus criticizes U.S. congressmen

NICOSIA, Cyprus, May 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional visit to Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus would breach international law and U.N. resolutions, the Cyprus government said Friday.

Senate votes to keep Schiavo alive

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation Sunday aimed at prolonging the life of vegetative patient Terri Schiavo, CNN reported.

Congressman seeks FEMA director's ouster

MIAMI, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., has called for the ouster of the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for misuse of disaster funds.

Palm Beach pushed for election paper trail

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The pressure is increasing in Palm Beach County, Fla., to ensure a paper trail for voters, the Palm Beach Post reported Monday.

Officials questioning FEMA storm payouts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Politicians in Florida and elsewhere are calling for an investigation into the way disaster aid is awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "I think it's time to go and put this problem on the table and deal with it -- past time," said U.S. Sen

GAO to investigate election irregularities

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to probe allegations of irregularities in the November 2 US presidential election.

Judge rejects touch-screen voting suit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge Roy Cohn in Florida rejected a suit Monday seeking to create a paper trail for touch-screen voting machines.

Touchscreen trial ends; no verdict

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Fort Lauderdale, Fla., judge says he will rule as soon as he can on a case challenging the state's use of touch-screen voting machines.

Optional paper ballots urged in Florida

TALLAHASEE, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- About six voting rights groups have asked the state to consider ways to assure a recount will be verifiable.

Probe of elections resignation asked

MIAMI, June 15 (UPI) -- The state of Florida has rejected a request to investigate the resignation of an elections official accused of lying about a voting machine flaw.
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