Clay Shaw, congressman who served Florida 26 years, dead at 74

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- E. Clay Shaw Jr., a former Republican congressman who represented part of South Florida for 26 years, has died at age 74, his family says.

Lesbian couple files suit against bakery refusing them wedding cake

GRESHAM, Ore., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A lesbian couple filed suit in an Oregon court for a bakery's alleged discrimination in refusing to provide them a wedding cake.

Celebrity baker offers gays wedding cake

GRESHAM, Ore., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Celebrity baker Duff Goldman has come to the rescue of a lesbian couple denied a wedding cake by a bakery in Oregon.

Baker denied lesbian couple wedding cake

GRESHAM, Ore., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- An Oregon bakery owner says he may face charges for refusing to sell a lesbian couple a wedding cake because of his religious beliefs.

Speeding dad arrested in California

PETALUMA, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- A California father was arrested after allegedly driving 104 mph with two 9-year-old children in the car, police say.
Report: Insider likely to replace Emanuel

Report: Insider likely to replace Emanuel

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is leaning toward selecting an insider as a replacement for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, White House sources told Politico.
Jeb Bush said mulling U.S. Senate run

Jeb Bush said mulling U.S. Senate run

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Republican political strategists say former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is leaning toward running for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Congress wants Iraq to repay U.S. expenses

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Iraqis would be forced to pay for U.S. efforts in their country directly or via loans from the United States if any of at least five similar pieces of legislation introduced on Capitol Hill this month is approved.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Officials probe bomb, letter threats

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Officials used bomb-sniffing dogs Thursday to check luggage at a New York airport after receiving a bomb threat involving the plane.

Dems catch up to GOP in contested races

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Financial statements filed with the Federal Election Commission show that Republican congressional incumbents do not have their usual fundraising edge.

Floridians distrust insurers, utilities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- A poll of hurricane-battered Florida voters finds widespread distrust of insurance companies and public utilities.

More warnings helps power company

MIAMI, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- After Jeanne, the third hurricane to hit Florida this year, customers of Florida Power and Light Corp. were howling at the utility when they lost power.

The Web: Online voting an election away

A series by UPI examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web. This week: Online voting might be just another election away.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International
Ron Klein
Rep. Ron Klein, D-FL, speaks in opposition to President Bush's Iraq strategy, urging Congress to implement a new approach in Iraq, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Ronald "Ron" Klein (born July 10, 1957) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. Klein, a Democrat, served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996 and in the Florida Senate from 1996 till 2006, where he was the Senate minority leader.

Klein was elected in the 2006 House election in Florida's 22nd congressional district, defeating 13-term Republican incumbent Clay Shaw. He took office on January 3, 2007.

Klein was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1975, and attended Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1979.

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