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July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It was a lesson in disbelief for fourth- and first-graders in Louisiana who spent about a minute Thursday correctly selecting Democrat Al Gore or Republican George W Bush from the list of candidates on copies of the controversial Floridian presidential ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator-elect Hillary Clinton's $8 million book deal could compromise any integrity she possesses as a political figure, legal scholars said Monday, referring to a variety of ethical considerations and comparing her publishing agreement to the one negotiated for then-House Speaker-elect Newt Gingrich in 1994.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The presidential election process may not be perfect, but it beats the alternatives in terms of Constitutional law, fairness, and protection against fraud, said political analysts following the current dilemma in Florida, where confusion over the so-called "butterfly" ballot in Palm Beach County has triggered a hand recount.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - California Gov. Gray Davis's political career is in jeopardy, one analyst said, unless he can fix his state's energy crisis within the next few weeks and to the satisfaction of his constituents.Democrat Davis, regarded as the "favorite [candidate] in 2004 for the presidency" until about a month ago, according to Claremont Institute Vice President Michael Warder, is now walking a political tightrope, attempting to appease both utility companies and consumers in the face of soaring energy costs and dwindling supplies.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the eyes of the nation on Florida and the election process, President Bill Clinton has been concentrating on the passage of environmental measures that he promised weeks ago would shape his legacy.In a Saturday radio address, Clinton announced plans to develop a new clean air initiative for power plants and said he will refocus on uniting with other nations in the battle against global warming.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Expect upheaval during the 2002 Congressional elections, analysts say, as census numbers could cause redistricted incumbent U.S. Representatives to battle each other to retain their seats.Both political parties will also try to develop strategies to draw district lines that favor the re-election of their current office-holders.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Marquette University, Wisconsin students are reportedly the focus of an inquiry into voter fraud after 174 of 1,000 questioned by an investigative reporter allegedly admitted to casting more than one ballot during Tuesday's presidential election."We did a random survey of 1,000 students," said Michael McGraw, metro news desk editor for The Marquette Tribune, "and 174 admitted to committing multiple balloting."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Executive Order 12834 contained such crucial mandates that President Bill Clinton felt compelled to issue it the same day he was inaugurated, in January of 1993.Thursday, however, the ethics pledges the newly elected Clinton had forced his appointees to abide as a condition of holding office became a thing of the past, as he revoked the order.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's election to the Senate is a "big success for the Republicans," said one political analyst and economist who has also authored a book analyzing fame and its influences."The Republicans should be delighted she was elected," said economics professor Tyler Cowen, author of "What Price Fame" and general director of the nonpartisan, public policy Mercatus Center at George Mason University. "[Her election] mobilizes their support base."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President-elect George W. Bush's selection of Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson to lead the Health and Human Services department has been met with opposition from both sides of the abortion debate.Calling the secretary of the HHS Department the "cabinet member most able to affect women's reproductive freedom," the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League said Bush's choice is indicative of the future administration's intent to "do away with a woman's right to choose."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It's 1996 all over again, Judicial Watch legal representatives said, accusing immigration officials in Florida of rushing to bestow citizenship upon thousands of American hopefuls in time for the 2000 presidential election."It's a repeat of 1996, when there was an effort to rush through citizenship applications in order to get votes for the Democrats," alleged Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog organization known for its pursuit of the Clinton Administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President-elect George W. Bush's preference for attorney general is not likely to cause the stir special interest groups are anticipating, analysts say. Abortion and civil rights activists, however, are condemning John Ashcroft for what they call his right-wing agenda."Our activists will oppose the nomination of this anti-choice extremist and will do everything in their power to prevent the approval of his appointment," said Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a written statement about Ashcroft.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic operatives for Vice President Al Gore would be wise to pay attention to the latest public opinion polls that indicate Americans are growing impatient with the battle for the White House, one political analyst said.At stake is Gore's political career, said Marshall Wittmann, a senior fellow with Hudson Institute, and possibly the fate of the Democratic Party in future elections.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Representatives from nearly 20 renowned women's organizations have rallied behind the president-elect's choice of Sen. John Ashcroft for attorney general, calling the candidate one of the few ethical and honest men in Washington, D.C.Characterizing Ashcroft as an individual of "real integrity" and "principle," Family Research Council spokeswoman Janet Parshall criticized those who have objected to his nomination based on what she described as false accusations and unfair personal attacks that have been escalated in the press.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Surrounding Vice President Al Gore's continued battle to overturn Florida's certified presidential election results showing President-elect George W. Bush the winner is the question of whether due process will have been served if a court in Leon County issues a quick decision on the case, as Gore has requested.A look at previously contested races in Florida shows that it has taken months or even years for judges to render decisive opinions, and it's unclear whether determining a contested presidential election should take as much time as a local race.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the remainder of the Clinton Administration being measured by some in hours and the desire for a "Clinton Legacy" to be firmly established, a White House summation of the past eight years credits President Bill Clinton with wide-spread accomplishments in such areas as the economy, education, and crime.But the summary is bulging with misleading claims and misconceptions, according to a wide variety of policy analysts.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A 1994 Alabama election that wound through the courts for 11 months parallels the current presidential battle, with comparisons indicating President-elect George W. Bush is likely to emerge the lawful winner, said one state official connected to that past case.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush will likely spend the next couple months in a public relations battle with Democrats who seek to blame the downsizing economy on his monetary policies, financial analysts said.But accusations against Bush are unfounded, said James Gattuso, the vice president of policy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, as current economic losses can be traced to a variety of federal actions that occurred months and even years ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville, TN (CNSNews.com) - Hollywood is "absolutely" in touch with the needs and desires of the American people, renowned actor and producer Rob Reiner said during a campaign stop for Vice President Al Gore in Nashville Tuesday. "Hollywood has always been way out in front and that's why we do what we do," said Reiner, who played the role of 'Meathead' in the 1970s situation comedy All In The Family. "We make movies that people are attracted to because we have our fingers on the pulse of what people are interested in."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Opinions differ on whether President-elect George W. Bush should have brought his case, involving the hand recount of Florida ballots, to the U.S. Supreme Court, and whether the decision of the justices will reflect their usual viewpoints in terms of Constitutional interpretation.