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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the top Republican leaders in the House of Representatives said Sunday that he expects the House to grant China permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) when they vote on the legislation this week."It's been really tough to get the votes on this," said House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX) on Fox News Sunday. "But we're doing really well. We're moving toward that magic number of 218 votes and I think, in the end, we'll be able to pass it."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans on Monday will respond to a Democratic television advertising campaign by airing a GOP spot in 17 states that outlines George W Bush's proposals for fixing Social Security. The Democrats' ad aired Thursday in 15 states and advertised Vice President Al Gore's support for expanding Medicare benefits to cover prescription drugs.According to the New York Times, the two ads are the start of an expensive television campaign by both parties that is likely to continue until Election Day in November.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - In a rules-suspended vote requiring two-thirds majority, the House Monday evening failed to pass a ban on Internet gambling that, according to one study, is a multi-billion dollar business spanning hundreds of websites.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - Dick Cheney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for vice president Wednesday, and promptly began the veep's traditional role of campaign point man by attacking President Clinton and his anointed successor, Vice President Al Gore - both of whom have been largely ignored at this 37th GOP national convention.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Trade Commission will reportedly ask Congress for more authority to enforce Internet privacy standards, but many online businesses say they already have significant privacy policies and there is no need for government interference."We still have work to do, but it is premature for the government to call for broad new laws," said former FTC Commissioner Christine Varney.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the dust barely settled after its antitrust victory over Microsoft, the US Justice Department opened arguments Monday in a federal court in New York against credit card giants Visa and MasterCard, saying they have restricted competition and reduced consumer choice in their industry.Together, MasterCard and Visa, who are set up as nonprofit associations, control about 75 percent of the US credit card market through a network of 8,500 banks allowed to issue both MasterCard and Visa, but not competing credit cards such as American Express or Discover.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Although the House granted China permanent normal trade relations status last May, Senate leaders still have not decided when they will vote on the measure. One of the staunchest opponents of PNTR for China, Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, opened hearings Tuesday on the national security implications of the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore is narrowing his list of potential running mates and is expected to announce his decision on Tuesday."I haven't decided yet but I will shortly, and then I will announce it on Tuesday," said Gore on Sunday at a Democratic fundraiser in Southampton, New York.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Conservative legal advocate Judicial Watch has filed an emergency motion in federal court asking for the immediate production of all Department of Justice documents concerning six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez, CNSNews.com learned on Wednesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - In the wake of Monday's Supreme Court decision that removed barriers designed to keep children from viewing sexually explicit programming on television, lawmakers and family activists urged the Clinton Administration on Tuesday to enforce existing obscenity laws involving the burgeoning Internet porn industry.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumed Republican presidential candidate George W Bush told a crowd of veterans in Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday that as president he would end security lapses, such as the latest mishap at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico involving missing computer hard drives with top secret nuclear information that somehow reappeared Friday in a secure area at the facility.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - After the Supreme Court overturned a Nebraska law banning partial birth abortion, hearings convened in the US House on Thursday to address the question of what defines a live birth. "If a child born alive after a botched abortion does not receive the protection of the law, what is to prevent an abortionist from simply delivering a child and killing it," asked Representative Charles Canady (R-FL), who has introduced HR 4292, The Born Alive Infant Protection Act of 2000.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Republican leaders promised on Sunday to hold inquiries into the pre-dawn Easter weekend Justice Department raid that took six-year-old Elian Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives, saying the inquiry would be short, but insightful.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - After two efforts by opponents to delay the vote on granting permanent normal trade relations with China, the US House passed the measure Wednesday evening by a comfortable margin of 237-197.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Thousands of black farmers have yet to receive any payments from the US Department of Agriculture, more than a year after they won a class action discrimination lawsuit against the agency. Some of them rallied on Capitol Hill Monday to ask Congress to stop squabbling over party lines long enough to support a Republican resolution urging the USDA to speed up the settlements.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A quartet of US Department of Justice lawyers appeared before a House committee Thursday and refused to comment on a videotape featuring President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore at a 1995 White House coffee. At that get-together, Gore is alleged to have suggested that Democratic issue ads be shown to Indonesian billionaire James Riady.
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) - 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.