Former Sen. Sam Nunn confidant in his daughter's congressional race

Former Sen. Sam Nunn confidant in his daughter's congressional race

ATLANTA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn says he believes his daughter, who is currently running for a Senate seat in Georgia, has a good chance of winning.

Nuclear Threat Initiative asks for tighter control of nuclear material

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Nuclear Threat Initiative released its Nuclear Materials Security Index Wednesday, which concludes a safer system for securing nuclear materials is needed.

Jason Carter to challenge Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in 2014

ATLANTA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, announced he will challenge Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in next year's election.

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Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., won't make a run for Senate

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Commentary: Close but no SIGAR -- yet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Inspector Sopko is slowly but surely unraveling the biggest scandal of the decade -- U.S. aid to Afghanistan.
Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements

Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Chuck Hagel took a hard line on Iran before a Senate confirmation panel, but spent much of Thursday defending or explaining past statements.

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A clash of titans or midgets?

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U.S. touts arms reductions

U.S. touts arms reductions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- More than 7,600 strategic nuclear warheads have been deactivated from the U.S. arsenal under national legislation, a U.S. senator said.

Ex-nuke negotiators applaud U.N. action

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Four former Washington arms control negotiators Thursday hailed the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a nuclear disarmament resolution.
H. Clinton floated as Secretary of State

H. Clinton floated as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is under consideration for secretary of state in President-elect Barack Obama's administration, The Washington Post said Thursday.

Civilian-use uranium open to proliferation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led initiative to relocate and secure at-risk nuclear material faces collapse without the cooperation of the world community, officials say.
Two VP potentials stump with Obama

Two VP potentials stump with Obama

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Nunn said to be on Obama's short list

Nunn said to be on Obama's short list

ATLANTA, July 13 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Sam Nunn is likely on Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's short list of possible running mates, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.
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Sam Nunn
Former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the threats of nuclear proliferation on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. (born September 8, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician. Currently the co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, Nunn served for 24 years as a United States Senator from Georgia (1972 until 1997) as a member of the Democratic Party. His political experience and credentials on national defense reportedly put him into consideration as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidates John Kerry (2004) and Barack Obama (2008). Nunn is an informal advisor to President Obama.

Nunn was born in Macon, Georgia and raised in nearby Perry, and he grew up with family connection to politics; he was a grandnephew of the Congressman Carl Vinson.

Nunn is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In high school, Nunn was a standout athlete, captaining the school's basketball team to a state championship.

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