DNC town hall discusses economy

DENVER, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Convention opened phone and video lines for U.S. voters in a brief, nationwide town hall meeting Monday.

Senators write to IOC on China's spying

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators called on the International Olympic Committee Thursday to abandon an Internet censorship agreement it reportedly reached with China.

NTSB faults driver, lax laws in bus crash

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. transportation officials say confusing highway signs and driver error were the main factors behind an Atlanta bus crash that killed seven people last year.

Free trade blamed for host of problems

WAS, D.C., March. 3 (UPI) -- The United States' trade pact talks with Colombia, Panama and South Korea have stalled as feelings about its 1994 deal with Canada and Mexico have soured.

New defense bill boosts MRAP funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate passed a defense authorization bill Monday that included a boost in funding for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Brown defeats DeWine in Ohio Senate race

CLEVELAND, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, got an early birthday present with his victory over two-term Republican Sen. Mike DeWine in the midterm elections. With 99 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Brown, who turns 54 on Thursday, defeated the incumbent D

Brown projected as Ohio winner for Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- At least one news outlet is projecting Democrat Sherrod Brown has beaten incumbent U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, in Tuesday's midterm election.

Republicans pull funds from Ohio race

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee has said it will no longer fund TV ads to help Sen. Mike DeWine defend his Ohio seat.

Democrats complain about Medicare handbook

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats in Washington are criticizing a new Medicare handbook they feel is weighted toward private insurance plans.

DeWine ad uses faked footage of 9/11

CLEVELAND, July 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine's campaign has acknowledged using faked footage of the attack on the World Trade Center in a campaign commercial.

Ohio Sen. DeWine supports gay marriage ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 31 (UPI) -- Critics who say Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, isn't conservative enough were dealt a blow when DeWine endorsed a U.S. constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Report: Business chief issues CAFTA threat

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A prominent business leader has threatened to cut off campaign contributions to House members who oppose the troubled Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Health Biz: Generics key to cost control

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. House subcommittee heard this week how an increase in generic drug usage would help patients and the healthcare sector save money. Lawmakers are looking for ways to increase competition between generics and more expensive brand names drugs.

Health Biz: Drug importation moves closer

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Tuesday in Health Biz: The political pieces are coming together for passage of drug importation legislation, yet concerns remain about safety.

Space Watch: How politics drives NASA

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the human exploration of space. This week: Part 2 of 2. For NASA's management culture truly to change, there must be fundamental reforms, not only within NASA, but also -- more important -- in the way Congress and the president o

Coleman enters race for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman has joined his state's 2006 gubernatorial race with a promise to pull Ohio from what he calls an economic crisis.

Ohio Dems blast Bush on job losses

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Prominent Ohio Democrats hit back Wednesday at upbeat economic predictions and a defense of free trade from Commerce Secretary Don Evans.

Powell defends Bush, decision to go to war

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, on Capitol Hill, defended the decision to invade Iraq and challenged criticism of President Bush's National Guard service.

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House considers re-importation of drugs

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A Congressional committee is considering legislation that would allow pharmaceuticals from other countries to be reimported into the United States, which should help senior citizens to afford their medications.

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