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Los Angeles may ban circus elephants

Los Angeles may ban circus elephants

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Los Angeles could become the first major U.S. city to ban elephant acts in circuses if it passes a measure backers say will eventually be adopted "universally."
Perry's dollar dash prompts concern

Perry's dollar dash prompts concern

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's work to build a funding network before entering the Republican presidential race has backers worried about some donors, observers say.

Alleged GOP influence-peddler failed to register foreign lobbying

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Justice Department says it has no record that it told a GOP lobbyist accused of influence-peddling that he did not have to register his activities arranging visits to the United States and meetings with Bush administration officials for Central Asian politicians.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

White House: No library connections

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- The White House said Wednesday that it is not involved in fundraising efforts for the planned George W. Bush presidential library in Texas.

GOP lobbyist quits DHS panel over influence peddling, foreign agent charges

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A GOP lobbyist and fundraiser with close ties to the White House has quit a Homeland Security Department advisory committee following allegations of influence peddling and quid pro quo donations to the Bush presidential library.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Bush lobbyist denies access peddling

HOUSTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel has begun an investigation into whether a Houston businessman violated federal law by hinting he could arrange White House access.

DHS looking into Bush library corruption charges

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Homeland Security officials are looking into allegations that a member of the department's advisory council offered to arrange meetings with senior administration officials in exchange for a large donation to the Bush presidential library.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

White House access for donations alleged

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. lobbyist offered White House access in return for big donations to fund a private George W. Bush presidential library, a newspaper investigation alleges.

Chertoff adds members to advisory council

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has made a series of appointments to his advisory council, his primary source of non-government expert advice.
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