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Anti-Obama author detained in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The author of a best-selling attack on Sen. Barack Obama was deported Tuesday from Kenya, allegedly over failure to obtain a work permit.

Polling place confusion mars Mass. primary

BOSTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Massachusetts primary elections held Tuesday produced confusion in Boston over the locations of some polling stations, activists said.

Obama, McCain remain in statistical tie

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and John McCain remain in a statistical tie in their race for the U.S. presidency, a Gallup tracking poll released Saturday finds.

Critics: McCain lost cool after Sept. 11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain was an early and emotional supporter of attacking Iraq as early as 2001, war critics say.

Obama campaign takes on new book

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's U.S. presidential campaign has released a 41-page rebuttal of a best-selling book by a man the campaign calls "a discredited fringe bigot."
Kerry demands Web site make correction

Kerry demands Web site make correction

BOSTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A spokesman for U.S. Sen. John Kerry is demanding a gossip news Web site remove what he calls erroneous captions from pictures of the Massachusetts Democrat.

Likely nominees nearing VP choices

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Political observers say both the likely major party U.S. presidential nominees are in the final phases of picking their vice presidential running mates.
Kerry: Presidential race changing McCain

Kerry: Presidential race changing McCain

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is changing as his 2008 campaign goes on, U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Sunday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 6, 2008.
By United Press International
Poll: More U.S. swing voters this year

Poll: More U.S. swing voters this year

PRINCETON, N.J., July 1 (UPI) -- There are more swing voters in the U.S. electorate this year than in 2004 and they're more receptive to pitches from candidates, a Gallup Poll indicates.
Two Virginias mirror national voting shift

Two Virginias mirror national voting shift

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Changes in political alignment in Virginia and West Virginia echo a national shift of voter preference for the two major parties, The Washington Post reports.

Kerry, veterans take on Swift Boat backer

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The battle between U.S. Sen. John Kerry and the Texas oilman who financed political attacks against him in 2004 has been rejoined, Kerry's supporters say.
Rendell supports proposed 'dream ticket'

Rendell supports proposed 'dream ticket'

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday he supports the so-called Democratic presidential dream ticket of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

U.S. leaders observe Pakistan poll

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who observed the Pakistani election Monday, praised the hard work of those involved in conducting the poll.

T. Boone Pickens to run for water board

AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens Jr., long known for his contributions to Republican candidates, plans to run for a place on a water district board.
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