|George W. Bush seeks 'anonymity'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush says he has no plans to stump for votes or campaign funds for Republican candidates.
EU envoy: Political uproar threatens Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The European Union's ambassador to Haiti said reconstruction work there has halted because international aid teams are worried about political violence.
Thousands protest on 'Angry Friday'
CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Protesters set fire to National Democratic Party headquarters in Cairo Friday amid predictions the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would fall.
Obama re-election team eyes big donors
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Fundraisers for President Obama are working on repairing relationships with big donors in advance of the 2012 presidential campaign, political insiders say.
Romney leads 2012 Michigan GOP poll
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, is the favorite of state Republican voters, a poll indicates.
Cameron outlines vision for recovery
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Jump-starting the European economy will require a shift in direction to address deficits that took time to develop, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Ill. high court OKs Emanuel candidacy
CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday reversed an appeals court decision, ruling that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor of Chicago.
Rep. Ron Paul mulls Senate bid
DALLAS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Ron Paul says he is considering a Senate bid, a move analysts say could affect the Texas primary field for those counting on Tea Party support.
House votes to end public campaign funding
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 239-160 Wednesday to end the decades-long practice of providing public financing for presidential campaigns.
Mikati says he is 'consensus' candidate
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Lebanon's prime minister-designate, Najib Mikati, says he will form a government to preserve peaceful coexistence between the nation's Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
Karzai inaugurates Parliament
KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday inaugurated the new Parliament with a speech claiming "foreign interference" tarnished last year's elections.
Romney visits New Jersey's Christie
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a potential Republican presidential hopeful, visited New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP rising star, officials said.
U.S. offers support in Tunisia elections
TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The United States will provide support, if requested, to help Tunisia conduct an election after the ouster of its longtime leader, the State Department said.
Obama challenges Congress to work together
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to unite to revitalize the economy, unleash research and technology and respect education.
Fla. investigates GOP House member
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A member of the Florida delegation to the U.S. House is being investigated for possible financial irregularities, congressional officials confirmed.
Study: Women in Congress out-do men
CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. congresswomen consistently outperform their male counterparts on several measures of job performance, a study says.
Hariri supporters clash with Lebanese army
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Supporters of Lebanon's caretaker prime minister clashed with troops Tuesday during protests of Hezbollah's nomination of a successor to Saad Hariri.
Ill. high court orders Emanuel on ballot
CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday stayed a lower court order and put Rahm Emanuel's name back on the mayoral ballot for the Feb. 22 election.
Lebanon erupts in political protests
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Lebanon's former prime minister Tuesday called the appointment of a Hezbollah-backed replacement a "coup d'etat" as angry protesters took to the streets.
Report: Bush WH broke electioneering laws
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Members of former U.S. President George W. Bush's White House improperly conducted political briefings, breaking electioneering laws, a federal report said.