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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Although an ardent campaigner for her husband Al, Tipper Gore says that it wouldn't matter to her if the Democrats lost to George W Bush and the Republicans in the November general election. In a telling glimpse of conflicting priorities last week in Oregon, the 52-year-old "second lady" told The Sunday Times of London that she would not care if her husband lost the election. Although she fully supports her husband's bid for the White House, Tipper Gore said succeeding Hillary Clinton as the nation's "first lady" has never been her ambition.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman, speaking on CBS' Face The Nation Sunday, used circumlocution in avoiding a direct answer to a question regarding his willingness to meet with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan."Louis Farrakhan has said some awful things," Lieberman responded. "They've been bigoted. They've been uninformed, and they've been divisive, not just toward Jews, but toward a host of other people.
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) - 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) - 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) - Portions of the labor movement are upping the ante in their battle to defeat permanent normal trade relations status for China by withdrawing support for some Democrats who plan to vote for the bill. According to writer Charlie Mitchell of the National Journal's Congress Daily, some labor movement officials say that perhaps they will actively campaign against pro-PNTR politicians in the fall.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore said that he will make public the full transcript of his "cooperative and professional"' interview with Robert Conrad, the Department of Justice prosecutor who has called for a special probe of Gore's truthfulness concerning his 1996 Democratic campaign fundraising tactics.
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) - 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) - Helen Chenoweth-Hage (R-ID), Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, blasted the Clinton Administration in general and the National Park Service in particular for starting a destructive, out-of-control forest fire in the Cerro Grande mountains on Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor and presumptive Republican presidential nominee George W Bush wants the Immigration and Naturalization Service to operate in two separate domains: one to kind-heartedly welcome legitimate immigrants and another to be tough on border enforcement.
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) - 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) - Eight of fourteen members of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct recused themselves from making a decision that could strip President Clinton of his law license. Only six members of the state ethics panel will hear the case after the majority of members said they'd rather not handle the matter. The eight members of the panel bowed out prior to Friday's scheduled meeting.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Janet Reno was grilled Tuesday by critics on the Senate Judiciary Committee who questioned the Attorney General about her failure to appoint a special investigator to look into alleged fund-raising violations by Vice President Al Gore during the 1996 political campaign.
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) - 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) - US Representative Dan Burton (R-IN), Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, announced on Friday he will call three key witnesses to testify about the Justice Department's decision not to investigate the Democratic campaign fundraising scandal four years ago.Burton's Committee will issue a subpoena to require Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder to produce, in person, documents related to the Department of Justice's decision not to appoint an Independent Counsel in the case. The hearing is scheduled to begin May 25th.