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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Campaign aides for the Bush and Gore camps agreed Saturday to a series of three debates to be moderated by Jim Lehrer of PBS with a more flexible, "free-flowing style" than prior presidential debates.Both campaigns and officials from the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates referred to the new format approach "historic."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, who held office under Boris Yeltsin, demanded a formal apology Monday from US Republican presidential candidate George W Bush for accusing him of stealing IMF money. Chernomyrdin also threatened to sue Bush in court if an apology was not forthcoming.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Washington, DC-based Jewish organization has admonished Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore for his inaccuracies and 'sacriligious' reference to the Bible on Tuesday night. Gore, speaking at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in the nation's capital, took a jab at NRA President Charlton Heston and Texas Governor George W Bush by saying, "If I remember my Bible correctly, the last time that Moses listened to a bush, his people wandered in a desert for 40 years."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the first time since 1790, a New Hampshire public official has been impeached for misconduct in office. The state's chief justice, David Brock, was impeached Wednesday by the state House of Representatives in an overwhelming vote of 253-95. The legislature brought Brock up on a series of alleged offenses. Some of the charges were more than 10 years old, according to wire service reports. The final vote to impeach Brock came after seven hours of debate by state lawmakers.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates that presidential candidates George W Bush and Al Gore currently are running neck-to-neck in the race for the White House as the decisive portion of the campaign begins. Gore's recent rise in popularity nationwide, according to likely voters responding to the survey, is the perception he has an advantage on key issues and has increased his personal appeal.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner announced her resignation on Wednesday. She plans to return to work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Meissner joined the INS in 1993, early in the Clinton-Gore Administration. Her last day as INS Commissioner will be November 17. Wire service reports indicate Meissner's likely successor will be INS Deputy Commissioner Mary Ann Wyrsch. The White House must first approve her nomination for the post.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two influential Democrats on Capitol Hill said that Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign is groping for identity and might weaken the party's attempt to recapture the House unless immediate focus is given to that campaign.Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) said that local officials across the nation had voiced concern that the Gore campaign displayed no confidence or enthusiasm.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican George W Bush is choosing a seasoned political veteran as his running mate. Richard Bruce Cheney, 59, a native of Casper, Wyoming, has served as a congressman, White House staffer and Cabinet member.Cheney is mentioned with respect by members of all political parties for his service as Secretary of Defense under President George Bush and for his handling of the 1991 Gulf War.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Sunday that he is skeptical of a proposal by Vice President Al Gore to impose sanctions on the entertainment industry for marketing violent movies to children. "Before we embark on censorship," said McCain, who is leading congressional hearings on the issue, "we'd better make very sure where this all leads."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The US military commander in the Persian Gulf in charge of Naval refueling operations told a Senate hearing Thursday that the Yemeni port of Aden was the best possible option for refueling that the USS Cole had prior to a terrorist bomb blast at the missile destroyer's midsection October 12 that claimed 17 US sailors' lives.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying he will run an upbeat campaign, Rick Lazio officially become the Republican Party's nominee for the US Senate seat to be vacated this fall by longtime New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Lazio's nomination came Tuesday at the party's state convention in Buffalo. Lazio's Democratic opponent is First Lady Hillary Clinton.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On this fact you can be certain: Ron Reagan, the son of former Republican President Ronald Reagan, is no fan of George W Bush, the Republican presidential nominee and son of former President George Bush.The younger Reagan, a former ballet dancer, radio talk show host, magazine writer and television entertainment reporter, told the Washington Post Thursday that the Texas governor "is simply unqualified for the job" of president.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential nominee George W Bush's standing with likely voters improved in several major categories last week, according to a new Voter.com Battleground poll released Monday. The survey indicates that Bush is now up by two points over Democratic nominee Al Gore among likely voters, 41 percent to 39 percent, after beginning the week down by one point. Bush's favorability rating also improved by three points during the week, rising from 56 percent to 59 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Clinton worked upstate New York for votes for his wife and contributions to her Senate campaign on Sunday.He interspersed his political duties with calls to the Middle East because of the fragile cease-fire in that region. Clinton kept a rally in Johnson City waiting for several minutes as he telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, reiterating his desire that both Israel and the Palestinians adhere to the cease-fire agreed upon last week.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential nominee George W Bush challenged Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore Friday to denounce conduct by President Clinton that "embarrassed the nation." Bush questioned why his Democratic rival had not been more outspoken in disavowing ethical transgressions by the out-going president. "If Al Gore has differences with the president, he ought to say loud and clear what they are," Bush said.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Campaign leaders for Republican US Congressman Rick Lazio and Democrat Hillary Clinton were scheduled to meet late Wednesday night to finalize an agreement for both sides to end the use of soft money in their New York senate race.Lazio Wednesday challenged Mrs Clinton to stop raising and spending soft money during her campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New York Torah Court - Beth Din announced Monday that, after careful deliberation, it has excommunicated Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential hopeful on Al Gore's ticket.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore on Tuesday called on states to improve the quality and affordability of childcare. In a campaign speech before daycare providers at a center in New York, Gore proposed the used of federal incentive programs that would reward better performance in such areas as workers' pay, background checks and reading programs.Gore also proposed tax breaks to help parents pay for daycare or to keep their children at home.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - US Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) will not speak at the Democratic National Convention, even after agreeing not to hold a political fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Sanchez, who ignited the controversy a week ago when she initially refused to switch the location of the Hispanic Unity fundraiser, had been scheduled to address convention delegates in her role as general co-chair of the party.