Dodd, Gregg back Bernanke

Dodd, Gregg back Bernanke

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Two key U.S. senators issued a bipartisan statement of support Saturday for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Official: 'Pause' in troop reduction brief

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A Bush administration official told reporters Friday President George. W. Bush expects to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq before the end of his term.
Senate turns attention to terrorist bill

Senate turns attention to terrorist bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate, after another heated debate on troop withdrawal from Iraq, is considering a plan for a new strategy against terrorism.

U.S. senators target shrinking Great Lakes

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Russell Feingold and Herb Kohl, both of Wisconsin, are heading a group calling for a special hearing over why the Great Lakes are shrinking.

Detainee transfers concern U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- A growing number of Democratic U.S. senators fear detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be transferred to countries where they might be tortured.

U.S. Senate approves Iraq debate

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to debate a measure that calls for the majority of U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Iraq in early 2008. The Senate voted 89-9 to approve debate of the Democratic resolution, which sets March 31, 2008, as the target date for

Democrats target 2002 war resolution

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate have drawn up plans for a measure aimed at repealing the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq.

Pelosi, Reid oppose troop increase

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The new Democratic congressional leaders opposed any increase in U.S. troops in Iraq in a letter Friday to President George W. Bush.

Reid announces Dems' Senate leadership

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, who is set to become U.S. Senate majority leader, announced Tuesday the Senate Democratic leadership for the 110th U.S. Congress.

3 Democrats want 2007 Iraq troop deadline

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Three Democratic U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation calling for U.S. combat troops to be redeployed from Iraq by July 1, 2007. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Russell Feingold, D-Wis.; and John Kerry, D-Mass., put out a news release Monday declari

Congress debates Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that called for withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Iraq by year's end.

Hayden closer to CIA leadership spot

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming director of the CIA with the endorsement of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. The committee voted 12-3 for confirmation, The New York Times reported. The eight Republicans on

Wis. senator supports same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Potential presidential contender Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., favors legalizing same-sex marriages and will try to defeat laws banning them, a report said.

Watergate figure to testify on Bush

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., has tapped a key Watergate figure, John Dean, to testify at a hearing on censuring President George W. Bush.

Censure plan runs into Democratic hurdles

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. senator's call for a censure of President George Bush is hampering Democratic efforts to win control of the U.S. Congress, party members claim.
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Russell Feingold
Senator Russell Feingold, D-Wis., speaks at a news conference to oppose the proposed Flag Protection Amendment. Senator Russell Feingold, D-Wis., Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Veterans Defending the Bill of Rights a national grassroots coalition, held the news conference on Flag Day at Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 14, 2006. (UPI/Shauneil Scott)

2) Mary Feingold (1991–2005) (divorced)

Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He has served as a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate and the junior Senator from Wisconsin since 1993. A recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Feingold is known for his cosponsorship of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act ("McCain–Feingold Act"), a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation which was overturned by the US Supreme Court in 2009. He was also the only Senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act during its first vote. He had been mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2008 Presidential election, but following the November midterm elections of 2006 he chose not to run.

Feingold was born in Janesville, Wisconsin to a Jewish family that had settled in the area in 1917. His grandparents were immigrants from Russia and Galicia. His father, Leon Feingold (1912–1980) was an attorney, and his mother, Sylvia Feingold née Binstock (1918–2005) worked at a title company. Feingold was one of four children. He has publicly noted that his older brother, David, along with his father, were the major influences in his political development as a youth. He was also involved with B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and Aleph Zadik Aleph as a boy.

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