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Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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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Chambliss to retire from U.S. Senate

Chambliss to retire from U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Friday he will not run for re-election in 2014, citing frustration over "legislative gridlock and partisan posturing."

'Critical questions' raised over CIA ops

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee review of the CIA's alleged secret detention centers raises "critical questions" for U.S. intelligence operations, a lawmaker said.
Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Will they or won't they? Is it or isn't it? The answer to both of those questions may determine whether the United States falls off the fiscal cliff into a sea of tax rate hikes, an enlarged alternative minimum tax and draconian across-the-board spending cuts – none of which anyone says they want.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Sen. Chambliss shrugs off anti-tax pledge

Sen. Chambliss shrugs off anti-tax pledge

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said he doesn't think abiding by conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge helps avoid the looming fiscal cliff.

Sen.: W.H. cut al-Qaida in talking points

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. senator said testimony on the Libyan consulate attack left him believing the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al-Qaida's role.

GOP: Obama lying on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Thursday accused the White House and President Obama of lying about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. lawmakers to dig into Petraeus case

U.S. lawmakers to dig into Petraeus case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers are vowing to dig into how David Petraeus came to quit the CIA to verify whether national security was breached.

Interim CIA boss will testify on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus will not have much impact on Senate hearings on the Libyan consulate attack, a ranking committee member said.

U.S. to question Benghazi suspect

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government soon will question a suspect in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four people, an official said.
Markup of U.S. farm bill postponed

Markup of U.S. farm bill postponed

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Markup of a new U.S. farm bill that would replace direct cash payments to farmers with crop insurance has been postponed, a Senate committee chairwoman said.
U.S. intelligence: Al-Qaida near collapse

U.S. intelligence: Al-Qaida near collapse

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27 (UPI) -- The killing of Osama bin Laden and seven years of CIA drone strikes have pushed al-Qaida to the brink of collapse, U.S. counterterrorism officials say.
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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) participates in the re-enactment of his swearing-in with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr. (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a U.S. Representative (1995–2003).

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Chambliss attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 1994 Republican Revolution, representing the heavily Democratic Macon-based 8th District. During his four terms in the House, Chambliss served on the United States House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chaired the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which oversaw investigations of the intelligence community after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

When redistricting threatened his House seat in 2002, he announced a run for the U.S. Senate. He focused on the issue of national defense and homeland security during his campaign, and won with 53 percent of the vote. For several years he was the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and chaired the committee during the 109th Congress (2005–2007). In the 112th Congress (2011–2012) he is the ranking Republican on the Select Committee on Intelligence. He has a conservative voting record in the Senate, although he has participated in some bipartisan legislation.

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