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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Energy Secretary Bill Richardson offered support Sunday for the Justice Department's handling of the Wen Ho Lee case as he rejected a judge's claim that the department "embarrassed our nation." Richardson, appearing on NBC's "Meet The Press," said he had been concerned about the treatment that the former scientist at the federal nuclear weapons laboratory in Los Alamos, NM received during more than nine months of solitary confinement.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A budget battle between President Clinton and Congress over taxes, education and immigration is forcing lawmakers to endure rare weekend sessions just 10 days from the November 7 general election. The House voted 339-7 Saturday to approve another one-day bill to keep government agencies from closing and rekindling voters' memories of the 1995-96 federal shutdowns. The Senate then quickly followed the House vote with a 67-2 vote to approve the measure.
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) - Republican presidential nominee George W Bush Tuesday outlined his plan to assist seniors in paying for prescription drugs and his plan for stabilizing health insurance for millions of elderly Americans. Telling a rally in Allentown, PA, that Medicare is "too vital to be neglected," Bush announced that his proposal will cost $158 billion to modernize Medicare and offer an immediate helping hand to low income seniors. Bush said that his proposed health care reforms would give seniors more options and prescription drug coverage.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Campaigning in an effort to take away what is considered solid Gore turf in Wisconsin, Republican presidential candidate George W Bush carried a 'big spender, big government' message to state voters regarding his opponent.In Green Bay, Bush, gaining momentum in the national polls, portrayed Gore as a big spending champion of big government. Although Bush did not refer to Gore directly as a liberal, that was the label he indirectly placed on him.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the tight and increasingly personal race for the White House entered its final full week Sunday, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman charged that Republican George W Bush is unprepared to be president.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The White House told Congress this week "that a year's worth of e-mails" for Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore and his staff "never were stored on backup tapes," and White House officials "fear they may be lost forever." House Government Reform Committee Chairman Dan Burton (R-IN) said, "This is the latest outrage," according to the National Journal's "Hotline" report Friday.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore edged his Republican counterpart, George W Bush, in the latest Newsweek poll of like voters nationwide released Saturday. Meanwhile, tracking polls in several key states indicate the current presidential race is very close.Gore holds an eight-point lead on Bush in the Newsweek poll, 49 percent to 41 percent. The national news magazine polled 595 likely voters across the country on September 7th and 8th with a survey margin of error of plus-or-minus five percentage points.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reform Party nominee Pat Buchanan and Green Party standard-bearer Ralph Nader engaged in a small debate of their own Sunday as both men bemoaned the fact that they are being shunned in the presidential debates this month. The series of debates in October, which begin Tuesday night, include three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate involving only the Republican and Democratic nominees: GOPers George W Bush and Dick Cheney and Democrats Al Gore and Joe Lieberman. "What are they afraid of?" Buchanan asked Sunday.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore saw his political campaign undergo a major shake-up Thursday with the immediate appointment of Commerce Secretary William Daley as general campaign chairman. Daley replaces Tony Coelho, the former California congressman who was hired by Gore a year ago to streamline the campaign. However, Coelho abruptly resigned from the campaign staff this week on doctor's orders because of health reasons.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Clinton reportedly is angry and dispirited that he now finds himself enmeshed in a battle over his Arkansas license to practice law, according to the New York Times Sunday.The issue will be fought in Arkansas, his home state, making it even more hurtful, Clinton friends and associates said. One longtime friend of the president, who asked not to be identified, said Clinton was "livid, off-the-wall angry" about the disbarment proceedings, reports the Times.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican House Representative Rick Lazio and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton met face-to-face Sunday in the second debate of their New York Senate race to fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Daniel Patrick Moynihan. This second debate appeared far more civilized than their first confrontation in Buffalo September 13 as the two candidates traded quips and threw a few jabs as wellLazio appeared much more reserved while Clinton seemed more relaxed.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com ) - The computer hard drives containing sensitive nuclear secrets that have been missing for weeks were found Friday, according to federal officials. The hard drives apparently had been misplaced. They reportedly were discovered in the "X Division" of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the most secure section of the facility. The hard drives are physically about the size of a deck of playing cards.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republicans have an agenda when budget negotiations with the White House get underway in earnest in the next few weeks. That agenda has as its highest priorities, according to House Republican Conference Chairman JC Watts (R-OK), paying down the national debt, education, and prescription drug benefits for seniors.Watts said that he is prepared to look at all requests from President Clinton in response to additional funds to fight fires in the western United States, among several issues on the table.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President William Jefferson Clinton, reflecting on his eight years in office, said that he regrets his handling of the Whitewater investigation, and the early challenges of failed health care reform and the conflict in Somalia that cost American lives. He deflected any regret or remorse over the sex scandals that have plagued his presidency.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Independent Counsel Robert Ray won't prosecute anyone in the White House travel office controversy, known as 'Travelgate.' He is finalizing a report likely to be made public before Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign ends, officials say. Some documents and testimony gathered by Ray's office and already on the public record suggest Mrs. Clinton played a central role in instigating the firing of seven longtime employees in the White House travel office shortly after President Clinton took office.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans on Capitol Hill are ready to cave into President Clinton's demands for more spending to avoid an election year government shutdown, according to the New York Times Sunday."We know Clinton's going to want more money," Representative Ray LaHood [R-IL] told the Times. "It's just a matter of what's the amount. I don't even know if we're going to ask him how he's going to spend it."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Department of Justice is expected to investigate the 1996 fund-raising tactics of Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore.Robert Conrad, the supervising attorney for the Justice Department's task force investigating Gore's involvement in the alleged 1996 campaign fund-raising abuses, reportedly recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that a special counsel be appointed to spearhead a broader and deeper investigation into the matter.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Campaign officials of Republican Party presidential nominee George W Bush say that Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore was "wrong" to say his plan for American preschoolers is "universal."Gore made the remark during his television appearance Monday on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The political camps of presidential hopefuls George W Bush and Al Gore swapped personal attacks Sunday over whether Gore shades the truth and whether Bush has the smarts to make a good president. "This nonsense is not what this campaign should be about,"' Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman said of a rising Republican assault on Gore's credibility.