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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The economic boycott launched against South Carolina by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will continue, despite a vote Thursday by the South Carolina legislature to remove the Confederate flag from atop the Statehouse dome in Columbia. The boycott, in place since last July, appears to be having little impact, however, according to figures released by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Few were surprised at the recent ruling ordering a breakup of the software giant Microsoft, but some experts say the next big factor in the case may be the upcoming presidential election - especially if the presumed Republican nominee, Texas Governor George Bush, is the winner.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Green Party presidential nominee Ralph Nader assailed Vice President Al Gore Sunday for failing to push for more environmental reform and stricter standards for automobile emissions during his seven years in the White House administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - As president, George W. Bush would build up America's dwindling armed forces, protect U.S. interests abroad, and provide stability to America's allies, said several speakers at the Republican national convention Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With his US Senate campaign barely 24 hours old, New York Republican Representative Rick Lazio said he was not bothered by the latest poll, which shows him trailing the Democratic candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, by double digits."New Yorkers love underdogs," said Lazio Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press. "I was an underdog when I ran for the US House of Representatives back in 1992. I was 20 points down three weeks out," he added.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Government Reform Committee Chairman Dan Burton (R-IN) said on Sunday that he will seek criminal prosecutions of President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Attorney General Janet Reno if likely Republican presidential candidate George W Bush wins the election.Burton believes that Clinton and Gore knew of illegal contributions to their 1996 re-election campaign and that Reno obstructed justice by refusing several times to appoint independent counsels to investigate the matter.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee George W Bush said Sunday that his pick for a vice presidential running mate will be based on two prime criteria - quality and compatibility."I'm going to pick someone who can be president of the United States, and somebody with whom I can get along," said the Texas governor, whose presidential nomination is nearly certain during the GOP national convention at Philadelphia in two weeks.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - The 2000 Republican Party is an open, welcoming organization that hopes to attract new voters, said many party leaders and delegates at their national convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Republicans say that this convention energizes its traditionally conservative base to turn out at the polls and elect George W Bush as the next president, much like it did Ronald Reagan in 1980."I think, for the first time, we've gone back to that old Reagan tune, where we included everybody," said Representative Jim Gibbons (R-NV).