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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

UPI's Capital Comment for March 13, 2003

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UPI's Capital Comment for March 6, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

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
DAVE HASKELL

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
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Tom Lantos
U.S. President George W. Bush looks to Annette Lantos, the wife of the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA), after signing H.J. Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma, and H.R. 3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Thomas Peter Lantos (February 1, 1928 – February 11, 2008) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until his death, representing the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and a portion of southwest San Francisco. Lantos had announced in early January 2008 that he would not run for reelection because of cancer of the esophagus, but died before finishing his term. Lantos was the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the United States Congress.

Born as Lantos Tamás Péter (Hungarian pronunciation: ) to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, Lantos was part of a resistance movement against the Nazis during the German occupation of Hungary. In his floor speeches, he sometimes referred to himself as one of the few living members of Congress who had fought against fascism.

He sought refuge in a safe house established by Raoul Wallenberg. He moved to the United States in 1947, and though he became fluent in English, he retained a marked Hungarian accent for the rest of his life. In 1981, Lantos sponsored a bill making Wallenberg an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

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