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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Citing a litany of security lapses at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory, Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee sharply criticized Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson Wednesday for what committee chairman John Warner (R-VA) called "an all-too-familiar pattern of security failures" at the DOE. "These incidents happened on your watch," Warner told Richardson. "Like the captain of a ship, you must bear full accountability," added Warner, a former Secretary of the Navy.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumptive Republican presidential candidate George W Bush may choose his vice presidential running mate as early as today, according to one of his closest advisors."My sense is that it's today or tomorrow, and we'll hear shortly after he makes the decision," said senior Bush advisor Karl Rove Sunday on CBS' Face The Nation.Rove said that Bush is at his ranch in Crawford, Texas mulling over the "short list," of VP candidates, which reportedly is topped by former defense secretary Dick Cheney and retired Missouri Sen. John Danforth.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Justice Department campaign finance task force chief Charles LaBella told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday that Vice President Al Gore "may have given false statements" to Department of Justice investigators and FBI agents when he was questioned about the 1996 presidential reelection contributions and denied any knowledge of "hard" money being raised for the Clinton-Gore campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Robin Williams is a gifted performer who has no need to resort to barnyard humor like he did Wednesday night in front of President Clinton and the first lady at a Democratic fundraiser in Washington, says fellow comedian and actor Steve Allen.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Anyway you spin it, the latest non-partisan poll has to be an overall disappointment for Democrat Al Gore, who now trails Republican George W Bush by 12 points in the presidential race. The Bush lead has doubled in one month.First, the good news for Gore: The Voter.com/Battleground 2000 June poll released Thursday shows one traditionally Democratic "must have" voter group that has solidified behind the vice president -African American voters now support Gore 81 percent to 15 percent for Bush, a 17 point gain since May.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Clinton and congressional Republicans traded barbs over the airwaves this weekend on the issue of tax reduction, as Clinton reiterated his threat to veto the elimination of the marriage penalty tax passed by Congress last week. The president insisted the elimination of the marriage penalty threatens the projected budget surplus.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com)- A top White House administrator told a House Committee Wednesday that a large volume of e-mail, recently found to have been deleted from White House aide Sidney Blumenthal's personal computer at the height of the Clinton impeachment crisis, was due to computer errors.The Director of the White House Office of Administration, Michael Lyle, testified in the ongoing hearings that focus on the disappearance of potentially damaging memos that may have been related to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumed GOP presidential candidate George W Bush is said to be seriously considering former Republican Senator John Danforth of Missouri as his vice presidential running mate.According to the latest edition of Time magazine, Dick Cheney, who is heading Bush's vice presidential search team, got positive feedback from Danforth last week when the team queried him on the idea.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With retail gasoline prices in some parts of the nation topping $2 per gallon, Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas said Sunday that Congress should suspend for the rest of the summer all of the 18-cent per gallon federal gasoline excise tax."I think part of a package that we should put forward in Congress is short-term fixes like relief from gasoline taxes until we stabilize these prices and then some longer term fixes," said Hutchinson on Fox News Sunday.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With both Governor George W Bush and Dick Cheney hailing from Texas and having ties to the oil industry, some energy analysts suggest that the two could bring some much needed relief from America's increasing dependence on OPEC oil."It's an encouraging sign," said David Rothbard, president of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a public interest environmental issues group. "At least you're getting some folks in [the White House] who understand the realities of domestic oil production."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Three key White House figures in the missing e-mail controversy performed a 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' skit before the House Government Reform Committee on Thursday. Each claimed repeatedly that they "did not recall," or "had no recollection," or "did not know of" numerous conversations they allegedly had with each other about the hundreds of thousands of missing electronic messages subpoenaed by Congress during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Legislation granting China permanent normal trade status passed the House last week, and early reports indicated it would have no trouble in the Senate, but that may not be the case. A powerful Republican senator implied Sunday that PNTR may get bogged down in budget appropriations.Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a high-ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the Senate should use PNTR as leverage with President Clinton to get him to sign the 13 annual government spending bills, some of which he has threatened to veto.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
CORRECTION: Corrects Powell's branch of service.(CNSNews.com) - Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Colin Powell, said Sunday that he would consider serving as secretary of state if likely Republican presidential candidate George W Bush wins the election in November and asks him to take the job.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - When former President George Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, he promised to "bring the shameful walls of exclusion tumbling down," and ten years later, the results of that landmark legislation permeate the American scene, from the workplace to the public arenas.Sidewalk ramps for the wheelchair bound, Braille touch pads at ATM machines for the visually impaired, and closed-captioned television shows for the deaf, have become as familiar to most Americans as escalators and cell phones.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala said on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's refusal to agree with President Clinton that AIDS is a national security threat is "tragic and dangerous." Last week, Clinton said the spread of AIDS around the world is a threat to U.S. security and world stability. Lott, a Republican from Mississippi, accused the president of politically pandering to the thousands of homosexual rights activists who marched on Washington last weekend.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader fired criticisms from the left at Democrat Al Gore on Sunday, while Reform Party presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan attacked Republican George W Bush's right flank, urging the Texas governor to choose a pro-life running mate if he wins the GOP presidential nomination.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The battle for "ownership" of a prescription drug plan for senior citizens is heating up, with Republicans determined to pass a plan of their own this week, while President Clinton sweetened his own Democratic plan over the weekend.President Clinton's latest proposal for Medicare prescription drug benefits to millions of elderly Americans would add $58 billion over the next decade to the $195 billion he already has requested, bringing the ten-year price tag of his plan to $253 billion.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - The Republican Party's 2000 platform, which emphasizes tax reform, national defense, fiscal restraint, education, protection for the unborn and judicial prudence, is more compatible with most independent voters' views than those of Vice President Al Gore, says a recent poll.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Christian Coalition head Pat Robertson launched some fierce rhetoric at Arizona Senator John McCain on Sunday, saying that the former Republican presidential candidate would be a poor choice as a running mate for Texas Governor George W Bush because of what Robertson described as McCain's "intemperate" disposition.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In less than two weeks, Republican congressman Rick Lazio has erased Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's double-digit lead in New York state's US Senate race. The latest Daily News/New York 1 television poll of 1,001 registered voters statewide has Clinton leading Lazio by 46 percent to 42 percent, with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. Twelve percent were undecided.