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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - He won't be the front-runner and he's already run unsuccessfully once before, but U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware said Tuesday he intends to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.With unannounced, but likely candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois attracting much more media attention, Biden said he will clarify his intentions in January and set up the mechanism to be able to raise the millions of dollars he would need to run a campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Expect to hear a lot in the next year about the "two Americas" that former U.S. Sen. John Edwards sees as the most pressing problem in the country. Edwards, stressing the gap between rich and poor, used the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Ninth Ward of New Orleans Thursday as the backdrop for announcing his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - He won't be the front-runner and he's already run unsuccessfully once before, but U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware said Tuesday he intends to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.With unannounced, but likely candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois attracting much more media attention, Biden said he will clarify his intentions in January and set up the mechanism to be able to raise the millions of dollars he would need to run a campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cable news networks Tuesday night reported that President Bush was about to nominate conservative jurist John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberts is currently a member of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, often regarded as the farm team for the highest court in America. Roberts is solid conservative, "a superb choice for the Supreme Court," according to Shannen Coffin, former deputy assistant attorney general under President Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A feminist coalition opposed to President Bush's Social Security reform plan is turning to the U.S. House for help after one of its member groups was denied permission to hold a Social Security forum at a federal building in Hyde Park, N.Y.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Now at the center of the political universe, New Hampshire and its 1.2 million residents may be poised to crush the Democratic presidential candidacy of former Vermont governor Howard Dean in the Jan. 27 primary.At least two Boston-based polls Thursday showed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the winner of the Iowa caucuses, with a ten-point lead over Dean in New Hampshire. As recently as December, Dean held a 29-point lead over Kerry in the Granite State.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey insisted Tuesday that the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks could just as easily have happened during the Clinton administration as the Bush administration."What happened that allowed us to be so relaxed on the 11th of September at our airports?" Kerrey asked former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno during the question and answer phase of her testimony before the 9/11 Commission. "I wasn't in office, so I can't ..." Reno replied, before Kerrey interrupted, dissatisfied with her answer.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Forty hostages from 12 countries are currently being held by rebel forces opposing the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, but a spokesman for the American administrator in Iraq insisted Tuesday that there would be no negotiations for the hostages' release."The FBI is working with coalition forces and Iraqi security forces to seek out the hostage-takers and the hostages," said Dan Senor, spokesman for U.S. administrator Paul Bremer. He added that, "we have a number of other law enforcement agencies from the international community who are working on this."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - He doesn't believe in a "cut and run" strategy in connection with Iraq, but Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry Wednesday repeated the "very real differences" that exist between himself and President Bush over the war effort."This is not just a United States goal. Succeeding in Iraq is important to the Arab countries in the region," Kerry said, stressing the need for "a full partnership with the U.N."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fahrenheit 9/11 , Michael Moore's latest film with an attitude, may end up in American movie theaters as soon as July, following the deal reached between Miramax Films, which funded Moore's project, and Miramax's corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., which earlier refused to distribute the movie.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A nationally syndicated cartoonist, criticized for allegedly using racist themes to mock Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice, told CNSNews.com that his comparison of Rice to the black maid Prissy in the film "Gone With the Wind" had nothing to do with race but came about "because [Rice] lied about a war."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Vietnamese communist government's alleged murder of hundreds of tribal Christians requires a response by the U.S. government, but any effort to sanction Vietnam is being blocked by Sens. John Kerry and John McCain, according to a Washington, D.C. human rights group.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite harsh criticism from a human rights group about his record on dealing with religious persecution in Vietnam, Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry is a co-sponsor of a Senate resolution calling on the Vietnamese communist government "to respect all universally recognized human rights, including the right to freedom of religion."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ronald Reagan, one of America?s most beloved presidents, whose policies revived the nation?s conservative movement and set the stage for the collapse of the communist Soviet bloc, died Saturday after a long battle with Alzheimer?s Disease. He was 93.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Once an ally of ousted Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor Thursday insisted he did not prosecute Moore because of the judge's stance on a Ten Commandments public display."I did not prosecute the chief justice for the Ten Commandments. I prosecuted the chief justice because he refused to obey a court order from a federal district court that had been affirmed by the court of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States had decided not to review," Pryor told CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Clinton administration national security adviser Sandy Berger is out as an informal consultant to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Berger's decision came Tuesday amid reports that he had taken secret terrorism documents from the National Archives. Amid a criminal investigation into the matter, Berger's attorney explained his client's decision to step away from the Kerry campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - America's greatest ally in the war on terrorism - Great Britain - is the site Wednesday for President Bush's latest defense of the rationale for invading Iraq. Against this backdrop is the renewed speculation about whether former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and fugitive terror mastermind Osama bin Laden had a long-standing working relationship before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Three separate legal challenges to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 will be heard in Lincoln, Neb., New York City and San Francisco on March 29, a little later than the U.S. Justice Department would have liked but much sooner than other federal cases, which often take more than a year to get before a judge.President Bush signed the ban into law on Nov. 6, but before it could take effect, federal judges in the Nebraska, Southern New York and San Francisco districts issued temporary restraining orders.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With Republicans licking their chops over the potential political attacks on Democratic vice presidential candidate and former trial lawyer John Edwards, the American Bar Association is trying to preempt such political rhetoric.The American Bar Association President (ABA) wants the Republican and Democratic Parties to "focus on the major issues before the electorate instead of resorting to name-calling and scapegoating directed toward America's lawyers and judges."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes reaction from Gephardt spokeswoman) (CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidates Joseph Lieberman and John Kerry are absorbing criticism for skipping the final Senate vote on the Medicare reform bill in order to make campaign appearances. The missed votes underscore Lieberman and Kerry's "dismal attendance records" in the Senate, according to a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.