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'Frist filibuster' echoes at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J., May 2 (UPI) -- The "Frist filibuster" entered its seventh day at Princeton University Monday to protest a Republican plan to limit filibusters in the U.S. Senate.

White House silent on al-Qaida detainees

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Democrats are challenging the White House decision to maintain super secrecy over where and how about 35 al-Qaida suspects are being detained.

AAA wants believable fuel economy ratings

HEATHROW, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- AAA is supporting a bill to force U.S. regulators to update fuel-economy measurements of vehicles, which often fail to meet stated mileage ratings.

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.

MoveOn.org joins call for vote probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- MoveOn.org, the left wing group organized to oppose U.S. President George W. Bush's re-election, now wants Congress to investigate the 2004 election.

Critics fret over U.S. electronic vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- With one-third of U.S. voters facing electronic voting machines next week, critics are expressing fears over reliability and auditing.

Polisci:Tech assessment effort stalls

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- An attempt to resurrect a specialized agency to study technology and science issues -- studies tailor-made for the special needs of Congress -- has failed to mo
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N.J. governor endorses Dean

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey officially endorsed Howard Dean on Friday for the Democratic Party nomination for president.

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Park snowmobile fight goes to Congress

YELLOWSTONE PARK, Wyo., June 27 (UPI) -- The heated battle over the future of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park moved to Congress on Thursday, with no sign that either side in the long-running environmental dispute will give an inch.

Park snowmobile fight moves to Congress

YELLOWSTONE PARK, Wyo., June 27 (UPI) -- The heated battle over the future of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park moved to Congress on Thursday, with no sign either side in the long-running enviro

Big spender to run for Senate in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J., June 5 (UPI) -- A successful entrepreneur who spent several millions of dollars of his own money has become the Republican nominee in the effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Robert Torr

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Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) calls for the suspension of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's security clearances based on the acknowledgment that he leaked the identity of an intelligence officer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 13, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Rush Dew Holt, Jr. (born October 15, 1948, Weston, West Virginia) is an American Democratic Party politician and the current U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District. He is currently the only Quaker in the Congress and one of only a few dozen members of Congress who have a PhD.

Rush D. Holt was born to Rush D. Holt Sr., who served as a United States Senator for West Virginia (1935–1941), and his wife Helen Holt, the first woman to be appointed West Virginia Secretary of State (1957–1959). Holt Sr. was the youngest person ever to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, at age 29. He died of cancer when Rush was six years old.

Holt graduated with a BA degree in physics from Carleton College in Minnesota, and holds MS and PhD degrees in physics from New York University. The title of his doctoral dissertation is "Calcium absorption lines and solar activity: a systematic program of observations" and is available from University Microfilms International as document number 8127915.

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