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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington DC(CNSNews.com) - A new bipartisan poll on the 2000 presidential race shows that Texas Governor George W Bush leads Vice-President Al Gore by six points. More importantly, Bush leads among women voters, one of the key voting blocs Gore must rely on if he is to win in November. Gore is, however, gaining ground with Hispanic voters.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Tennessee woman, who rents a four-bedroom house in Carthage from Vice President Al Gore, told a Nashville television station last week that Gore has refused to repair the property's rundown plumbing. However, a spokesman for Gore said the vice president was unaware of the house's dilapidated condition until his staff was contacted by WTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Nashville."I cannot get Al Gore to do nothing," Tracy Mayberry told the television station. "I consider him no better than some of the other landlords - the slumlords I call them."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the clock ticking toward their Fourth of July recess, the House of Representatives is engaged in a heated partisan fight over how to provide the nation's 39 million seniors with affordable prescription drugs without compromising the quality of their healthcare or jeopardizing Medicare itself.Republicans pushed their prescription drug benefit plan through the House Ways and Means Committee last week, and it is expected to be voted on the House floor this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - A last-minute floor fight over abortion failed to materialize as delegates to the 2000 Republican National Convention Monday ratified a party platform committed to the rights of unborn children, local education and ethnic tolerance.The platform also contains commitments to salvage Social Security, build up the nation's armed forces, reduce taxes, strengthen family values and encourage faith-based charitable organizations.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Congressional Republicans are working to pass legislation that would facilitate access to health care services and provide greater protection to patients in health maintenance organizations, or HMOs, said Representative Rick Lazio in Saturday's weekly GOP radio address.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A 35-member team of Republicans, led by former Secretary of State James Baker, will help monitor Mexico's July 2 presidential election, according to a nonprofit group called the International Republican Institute.Recent polls indicate that the upcoming election will be one of the closest ever in Mexico, where the incumbent Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has held power for 71 years. This year, the PRI is receiving a strong challenge from the conservative National Action Party (PAN).
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The US economy is riding a wave of unprecedented growth and productivity, spurred primarily by technology, with no end in sight unless the federal government gets carried away with taxes and regulations, according to House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) Tuesday."This government could screw-up a bowling ball and has done so in the past," Armey told an audience gathered at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington DC think-tank.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - Saying that America stands at a "turning point" in its history, retired Gen. Colin Powell urged his fellow Republicans Monday night to make Texas Gov. George W. Bush their presidential nominee and return the party that ended slavery to its roots."In Gov. George Bush, we have a leader," said Powell.Bush was on the campaign trail in Ohio, but he introduced Powell by videotape to throngs of Republicans gathered on the kick-off night of the four-day 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling on Monday that Congress exceeded its power when it granted women the right to sue attackers in federal court is a good example of the misunderstanding many Americans have about their guaranteed rights, several experts told CNSNews.com. The controversy over our so-called "rights" also involves the claims made by homosexuals, certain groups of workers, animal activists and others.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Taxpayers have been bilked out of almost $1 billion due to waste, fraud and abuse at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the agency's own Inspector General and several members of a Congressional subcommittee on housing.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Heated debate continues on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday evening over a proposed Republican plan to provide prescription drug coverage for the nation's 39 million seniors. Several House sources expect tonight's vote to be close and largely split along party lines. "There definitely will be a vote today," said a source close to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL).
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - From Jerry Falwell to Newt Gingrich, the feeling on the convention floor in Philadelphia is that the Republican Party is on a roll, and George W. Bush is headed to the White House in November."I could not be happier with the platform, happier with the two candidates," said the Rev. Falwell in an exclusive interview. "I have not seen the energy and excitement among religious conservatives that I have seen today, since Ronald Reagan."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, citing a policy against "public partisan political activity," has suspended one of its Virginia leaders for endorsing a Republican candidate, even though that same NAACP official worked for the re-election of a Democrat six years ago.Paul C. Gillis has been suspended from his current post as president of the NAACP's Suffolk, Virginia branch for endorsing Republican George Allen in the state's US Senate race.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an attempt to give their constituents "one-stop shopping" for news and information on what their Republican representatives are doing in Washington, US House GOP leaders launched a new Internet website Thursday, www.gop.gov, that Republican Conference Chairman JC Watts of Oklahoma said would make House members more responsive to the needs of their home districts.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -Democratic Senator Robert Byrd has an uncanny ability to get federal facilities located in his home state, but his latest attempt to "bring home the bacon" to West Virginia has rankled some of his colleagues.Byrd, the ranking Democrat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, is trying to get $25 million for a training facility for the U.S. Customs Service at Harpers Ferry, WV, a maneuver that some of Byrd's fellow Congressmen have called wasteful and redundant.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - Although not a major part of the 2000 Republican platform, media sex and violence - and its powerful negative impact on children - is cited in the 81-page document as an environmental health risk that some convention attendees say is a step in the right direction."Just as environmental pollution affects our physical health, so too does the pollution of our culture affect the health of our communities," says the GOP platform in the section addressing the party's stance on families and the community.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Actor and entrepreneur Clint Eastwood took on Congress Thursday, calling himself "an advocate for common sense" as he testified before a House subcommittee on how the Americans with Disabilities Act has been abused by unscrupulous lawyers against small business owners like himself.When asked which was more difficult, dealing with Hollywood studio heads or Congress, the 69-year-old film giant told CNSNews.com, "It looks like Congress might be tougher."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Wednesday's ruling by US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that Microsoft Corporation should be split in two because the Redmond, Washington-based software giant constitutes a monopoly came as no surprise. However, some experts say the next big factor in the case may be the upcoming presidential election - especially if presumed Republican nominee, Texas Governor George W Bush, is the winner.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ignoring congressional leaders' arguments that estate taxes are inherently unfair and punish success, President Clinton Saturday pledged to veto the "death tax" elimination bill passed by the Senate 59-39 last week, saying the measure was too costly.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - A humble Sen. John McCain formally endorsed Texas Gov. George W. Bush at the Republican national convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, calling him a friend and a man of good character."I am proud to join you this evening in commending to all Americans the man who now represents your best wishes and mine for the future of our country, my friend, Gov. George W. Bush, the next president of the United States," said the U.S. senator from Arizona.