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Senators left the briefing on Bergdahl early

Senators left the briefing on Bergdahl early

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --Obama administration officials held a classified briefing for senators about the swap of five Taliban detainees for Bowe Bergdahl, but many left early.
Aileen Graef
Chambliss on Bergdahl swap: al-Qaida got its 'new board of directors'

Chambliss on Bergdahl swap: al-Qaida got its 'new board of directors'

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Saxby Chambliss became the latest to condemn President Obama's prisoner swap, saying al-Qaida is celebrating the return of its most powerful commanders.
Matt Bradwell
John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Rep. John Lewis,D-Ga., said he opposes President Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal court, endangering a delicate deal to fill seven vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
Harry Reid slams Obama judicial pick Boggs

Harry Reid slams Obama judicial pick Boggs

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Harry Reid slammed President Obama's pick to serve as a judge in Georgia, throwing a wrench in a carefully negotiated deal to fill vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate panel votes to declassify part of torture report

Senate panel votes to declassify part of torture report

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to release portions of its findings on the CIA's detention and interrogation methods.
Gabrielle Levy
White House aware of CIA report on Senate staff

White House aware of CIA report on Senate staff

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The White House acknowledged it knew of a Central Intelligence Agency report saying Senate staffers committed a crime by taking documents from a CIA computer.

Detainees face uncertainty as U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A small number of U.S. detainees in Afghanistan are in legal limbo as Washington works toward ending its military presence by the end of 2014, officials say.
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
By United Press International
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.

GOP senator says U.S. gets nothing in return for easing Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman said Sunday's nuclear deal with Iran comes at a time when the Obama administration should be on the offensive.

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.

Kerry predicts Congress will approve attack on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he was confident Congress would authorize a U.S. attack on Syria, but lawmakers were less confident.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Saxby Chambliss."
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