Bush signs anti-Semitism act

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush signed legislation Saturday requiring the State Department to monitor anti-Semitism around the world, the White House said.

Royce condemns Russian terror attack

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., asked Congress Wednesday to condemn the devastating terror attacks that have plagued Russia during recent weeks.

Full U.S.-Libya ties slated in early 2005

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Full ties between Libya and the United States are expected to be restored early next year after the U.S. presidential elections, U.S. officials said.

U.S. to continue Egypt military aid

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Bush administration employed high-level pressure to press Congress to maintain U.S. military aid to Egypt, the Middle East Newsline reported Sunday.

House panel approves foreign spending

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- A House panel Friday approved $19.4 billion to fund the foreign operations of the U.S. government in 2005.

U.S. military aid to Egypt under fire

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman wants to phase out military aid to Egypt, claiming the country is stockpiling weaponry amid diminished threats.

GAO report outlines Iraq legal woes

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A report from the U.S. Government Accounting Office released Tuesday found Iraq's transitional legal code, while functional, is inadequate.

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.

U.S. congressman arrives in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., Saturday became the first top U.S. official to visit Libya in over 30 years.

Suspension of Russia's G-8 status sought

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A bill seeking Russia's suspension from the Group of Eight industrialized democracies was introduced in the U.S. Senate Friday.

The Peter Principles: J'Accuse

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Virginia Congressman Jim Moran is under considerable fire for remarks he made a public forum that some have called anti-Semitic. The charge is political dynamite in any circumstance. Is it justified in this one?
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

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Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of several wrap-ups for Feb. 28.

Iraq moves to debate in House, Senate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The outlines of a congressional debate next week on a resolution authorizing the president to use force in Iraq became clearer Thursday, with a White House-backed version clearing the House International Relations Committee with divided support from Democ
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO and SHARON OTTERMAN, UPI Congressional Correspondents

Women lead N.H. Dems for Congress slate

BOSTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- New Hampshire, one of a handful of states never to have elected a woman to Congress, has the rare opportunity to send three of them to Washington, D.C., this fall. The Democrats nominated a full slate of female candidates in Tuesday's primary, one for the

Mideast 'Marshall Plan' faces obstacles

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Supporters of Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday complicated prospects for a massive new aid package for the troubled region by demanding separate concessions before the plan goes forward.
MARK BENJAMIN, UPI Congressional Bureau Chief

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Daschle says cool it as Bush, Hill meet

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The White House Thursday dismissed complaints by the Democratic leadership that it needs to be consulted more on the escalating Middle East crisis.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Daschle calls for unity on Middle East

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The Senate Majority Leader Thursday asked his colleagues not to make statements or consider resolutions that could endanger Secretary of State Colin Powell's Mi

HHS: Cipro price too high

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said Tuesday the government does not accept Bayer Corp.'s price for the antibiotic Cipro, used to treat anthr

Bush tells Tenet to resume briefings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- President Bush on Friday authorized CIA Director George Tenet to resume briefings with members of Congress after he received a telephone call from the chairmen
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House Reporter

Bush reverses decision on briefings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The White House on Wednesday said President Bush and Congress had agreed on access to classified intelligence information after details from a Capitol Hill brie
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter
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