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The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Politics 2014: GOP, Tea Party followers must exercise discipline

Politics 2014: GOP, Tea Party followers must exercise discipline

Oh! The places Republicans and Tea Party movement members hope to go in 2014 and beyond and some think they have three high-profile controversies afflicting the Obama White House believe will help them – but they must tread lightly, a Republican strategist says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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Obama nominates Lew for Treasury

Obama nominates Lew for Treasury

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama Thursday named White House Chief of Staff Jacob "Jack" Lew as the next secretary of the U.S. Treasury amid financial turmoil.
On Social Security: Who do you trust to save the future?

On Social Security: Who do you trust to save the future?

If last week's debate between vice presidential candidates, incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan, showed anything, it's that Republicans and Democrats are still far apart on how to preserve Social Security.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Where is compromise?

Where is compromise?

ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Barring a miracle, the 12-member super committee of the United States Congress seems unlikely to agree a compromise deal this week to reduce the budget deficit.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Ford joins Reagan in Capitol rotunda

Ford joins Reagan in Capitol rotunda

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A 10-foot-tall bronze statue of former President Gerald R. Ford has been placed in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol facing fellow Republican Ronald Reagan.
Pelosi: Becoming legendary House speaker

Pelosi: Becoming legendary House speaker

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Washington insiders are saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become the most powerful woman in U.S. political history.

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Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2005 with 22 to follow.
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Hastert to administer oath to Cheney

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert will administer the oath of office to Vice President Dick Cheney, it was announced Wednesday.

Stenholm joins budget watchdog group

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Outgoing U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm, D-Texas, has joined the board of the Washington watchdog Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2004 with 22 to follow.
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Kofi Annan to visit China, Ireland, UK

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is heading off to Asia and Europe this weekend for wide-ranging talks.
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Tip O'Neill
CNN Founder Ted Turner is all smiles after the Golden Ace award was presented to Cable News network by a humble looking former Speaker of the House "Tip" O'Neill for its comprehensive coverage of the events leading to and following last summer's bloody protest in Beijing during the televised presentation of the 11th Annual Academy of Cable Excellence Awards on January 14, 1990 in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994) was an American politician. O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member of the U.S. Congress, serving in the House of Representatives for 34 years and representing two congressional districts in Massachusetts. He was the Speaker of the House from 1977 until his retirement in 1987, making him the second longest-serving Speaker in U.S. history after Sam Rayburn, and the longest consecutive serving Speaker.

O'Neill was born to Thomas Phillip O'Neill, Sr., and Rose Ann (Tolan) O'Neill near Barry's Corner in the Irish middle-class area of North Cambridge, Massachusetts, known at the time as "Old Dublin." The third of three children, his mother died when he was 9 months old, and he was largely raised by a French-Canadian housekeeper until his father remarried when he was 8. O'Neill senior had started out as a bricklayer, later winning a seat on the Cambridge City Council and an appointment as Superintendent of Sewers. During his childhood, O'Neill received the nickname "Tip" after the baseball player James "Tip" O'Neill. He was educated in Roman Catholic schools, graduating from St. John's High School in 1931, where he was captain of the basketball team. From there he went to Boston College, from which he graduated in 1936. He lived on Orchard St. In Cambridge.

O'Neill first became active in politics at 15, campaigning for Al Smith in his 1928 presidential campaign against Republican Herbert Hoover. Four years later, he helped the campaign for Franklin D. Roosevelt. As a senior at Boston College, O'Neill ran for a seat on the Cambridge City Council and lost; his first and only electoral defeat. This campaign taught him the lesson that became his best known quote: "All politics is local".

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