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Deal completed on housing mortgage reform

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- A housing reform deal, including the overhaul of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has been reached, Senate Banking Committee leaders said Tuesday.
White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The White House vowed to veto a bipartisan Senate bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it violates an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

Existing oil sanctions squeezing Iran, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said Iran will lose billions of dollars in oil revenue because of sanctions pressure.

Senate panel chief likely to hold off on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A key Senate panel will likely "pause" Iran sanctions action, its head said, as Secretary of State John Kerry was to brief senators on the interim nuclear deal.

Former Sen. Larry Pressler considering running again

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler, a Republican from South Dakota, says he's considering running for his old job on the independent ticket next year.

Ill. GOP official resigns after calling ex-Miss America 'streetwalker'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 21 (UPI) -- A Republican county chairman in central Illinois resigned after referring to a black ex-Miss America who is running for Congress as a "streetwalker."

Arena League coach arrested in fight with opponent's team executive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- Arena Football League Coach Cedric Walker was arrested after an altercation with an opponent's team's executive in Jacksonville, Fla., court documents said.

Democrats lose choice to run for South Dakota's U.S. Senate seat

PIERRE, S.D., May 13 (UPI) -- Stephanie Sandlin, seen by national Democrats as their best hope to retain a Democratic seat from South Dakota in the U.S. Senate, said Monday she will not run.
Sen. Tim Johnson supports gay marriage

Sen. Tim Johnson supports gay marriage

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., said Monday he has decided to support "marriage equality."

Johnson confirms won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., confirmed Tuesday he will not run for a fourth term next year.

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Report: Sen. Johnson to bow out in 2014

Report: Sen. Johnson to bow out in 2014

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., will leave the U.S. Senate after finishing his third term in 2014, the Hill reported Monday.
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
Sandy Hook rampage sparks gun control debate anew

Sandy Hook rampage sparks gun control debate anew

The sadness was overwhelming, not just in the scenic Connecticut town where 20 schoolchildren, all of them just 6 or 7 years old, were slaughtered, but across the country as demands swelled for action on the availability of guns.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Ex-S.D. Gov. Rounds to run for Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Former Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has tossed his hat in the ring for a 2014 Senate bid.
Pent-up demand keeps car sales from stalling

Pent-up demand keeps car sales from stalling

While auto industry watchers anticipate a slowdown in vehicle sales from the torrid pace of the first half of 2012, economists say sales will be good for years.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Shift to mobile payments raises concerns

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers say they're trying to figure out how to deal with the increasing use of payments by smartphones instead of paper money.
Rihanna, Parsons lead 'Smekday' vocal cast

Rihanna, Parsons lead 'Smekday' vocal cast

GLENDALE, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood's DreamWorks Animation says actor Jim Parsons and pop star Rihanna are to voice the lead roles in "Happy Smekday!"

Varilek to face Noem in S.D. House race

PIERRE, S.D., June 5 (UPI) -- Matt Varilek, an ex-aide to U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, won South Dakota's Democratic primary for the state's lone U.S. House seat, election results Tuesday showed.
Dimon invited to testify at Senate panel

Dimon invited to testify at Senate panel

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel Thursday invited JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon to testify about the bank's more than $2 billion investment blunder.
Alabama's Bachus subject of ethics probe

Alabama's Bachus subject of ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., is the subject of an ethics investigation into possible insider-trading violations, The Washington Post reported Friday.

U.S. hits hard at Iran's energy sector

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Increasing pressure on Iran's energy sector is a way to coerce the regime in Tehran to abandon its nuclear ambitions, a U.S. Senate banking committee said.

Former S.D. Gov. Bill Janklow dies

PIERRE, S.D., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Flags will fly at half-staff in memory of former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow, who died Thursday after a bout with brain cancer, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said.

DreamWorks plans 'Rumblewick' film

GLENDALE, Calif., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. studio DreamWorks Animation says it is planning a film inspired by the children's book, "My Unwilling Witch (The Rumblewick Letters)."
Sen. Johnson recovering after surgery

Sen. Johnson recovering after surgery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., was recovering Tuesday after having his gallbladder removed, his office said.
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