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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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2005 with 22 to follow.
By United Press International

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.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2004 with 22 to follow.
By United Press International

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.

Para drop on Boston false alarm

BOSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Police Monday investigated reports that parachutists landed near the Democratic convention site in Boston, The Boston Channel.com reported.

Bottom Line: Democracy agonistes

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- "This is worse than 9-11," one of the country's foremost money-managers groaned after last week's events in Spain. "What I mean is, the political reaction." Aro
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, Investment Columnist

Analysis: Budgeting without the brakes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday contained one notable omission. It failed to propose any credible plan whereby the federal budget
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2003 with 22 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Dems' leadership deficit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Remarkably, 37 years after Ronald Reagan first swept home in triumph to Sacramento, the Democrats appear to have complacently assumed that an amiable action movie star could by definition have no intelligence, or political skill and therefore did not have
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Analysis: Why the Democrats need Dean

This is the fourth article in a four-part series looking at the candidacy of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president for the 2004 election. Today: Why the Democrats need Dean.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Mr. Wilson's war

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- -- The book at a glance: Charlie Wilson's War -- The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History by George Crile. Atlantic Monthly Press, $26.00, 560 pages.
HORACE COOPER, A UPI Outside view commentary

Support returning reservists

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- In a March 31 fundraising e-mail, the Democratic National Committee made a pitch for contributions that exploited the potential plight of returning veterans of
SAMUEL F. WRIGHT, A UPI Outside View commentary

Hispanidad: Statehouses gain Hispanics

Hispanidad is a weekly column about the culture of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States, written by Greg Tejeda, a third-generation Mexican-American. Suggestions for topics can be made to gtejeda@upi.com
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2002 with 22 to follow.
By United Press International
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