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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2014.
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Rand Paul slams Ted Cruz, GOP for Reagan references

Rand Paul slams Ted Cruz, GOP for Reagan references

March 11 (UPI) -- One Republican presidential hopeful took veiled shots at another in a scathing op-ed chiding the party for misinterpreting Ronald Reagan's legacy.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 8, 2014.
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Obama calls for increase in minimum wage

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 5 (UPI) -- President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage in a speech Wednesday in Connecticut, saying the United States needs to provide more good jobs.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
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The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

American Airlines jetliner hits flock of birds on takeoff in Dallas

DALLAS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An American Airlines jet returned to the Dallas airport safely Friday after striking a flock of birds shortly after takeoff, officials said.

Corporate tax reform plan is step in right direction

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- After years of waiting, U.S. taxpayers, workers and businesses should be encouraged by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's proposal to overhaul the outdated U.S. corporate tax code.
DAVID WILLIAMS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Would-be Reagan assassin to get expanded leave

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan, may spend more time outside a Washington psychiatric hospital, a federal judge ruled.
Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder left a Washington hospital Thursday after being checked out for faintness and shortness of breath, a Justice official said.

Israeli arms dealers held over seized F-4 parts for Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli arms dealers Eli Cohen and Avichai Weinstein reportedly have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle F-4 fighter components to Iran amid a shake-up in the Defense Ministry over concerns that supervision of arms exports is too lax.
Keeping concealed carry free

Keeping concealed carry free

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Proponents of the right to carry a handgun outside the home are riding high after two federal appeals courts ruled in their favor in a wave of Second Amendment fervor.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Retired U.S. diplomats call for end to political ambassador appointees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A group of retired U.S. foreign service officers has called for an end to the practice of appointing political contributors and supporters as ambassadors.

Appeals court strikes down Calif. concealed-carry law

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel ruled 2-1 to strike down California's restrictions on the concealed carry of a handgun by law-abiding citizens.

Former VP Walter Mondale recovering after heart surgery

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, whose wife died this month, was recovering after heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic, hospital officials say.

Only 113,000 jobs -- How decadence breeds decay!

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy created 113,000 jobs in January, up from 75,000 in December. Colder than average weather was a factor but that simply doesn't explain two consecutive months of poor performance.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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What to expect from Friday's jobs report

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Economists expect the U.S. Labor Department to report Friday that the U.S. economy added 181,000 jobs in January.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Ryan: Broad U.S. immigration reform 'clearly in doubt'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform this year is "clearly in doubt," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Did Russian missile tests violate 1987 treaty with Soviet Union?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian missile tests may have violated the treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, U.S. officials say.

Obama to use executive power 12 times to push agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- President Obama said in his State of the Union address he would use executive power to tackle the U.S. wealth disparity and try to speed the economic recovery.
Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday. The transcript follows:

Obama calls for $10.10 minimum wage

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to renew his call for a higher minimum wage.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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