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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawmakers have proposed a number of "solutions" to the problem of illegal immigration, from amnesty programs to mass deportations. But one conservative Republican says the key to discouraging illegal immigration is to hit the employers who hire them right where it counts: in the wallet.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Cynthia McKinney still does not know whether she will face criminal charges for allegedly punching a U.S. Capitol Police officer who stopped her at a security checkpoint. But the Georgia Democrat is pulling no punches with the media, ordering an Atlanta television station not to broadcast derogatory comments she made about a member of her staff on Saturday.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Richard Durbin will vote against Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the Senate Judiciary Committee if Roberts disagrees with the Illinois Democrat's view that the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to abortion. But that vote would directly contradict Durbin's beliefs as expressed in a 1989 letter to a constituent. The recipient of that letter, Frank Tureskis, says he feels "violated" by Durbin's abandonment of the right-to-life position. He lived in Springfield, Ill., when Durbin was running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1981.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Many Republicans and some media outlets are praising the immigration proposals outlined by President Bush. But some conservative leaders warned Tuesday that the administration's insistence on a so-called "guest worker" program for illegal aliens could cost the GOP control of Congress later this year and that the alleged arrogance behind the proposal could put a Democrat in the White House in 2008.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Virginia Republican Sen. George Allen, considered by political insiders to be a contender for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, is being accused of breaking a campaign promise with his support of pro-homosexual federal "hate crimes" legislation. Allen denies that he broke any promise.The criticism comes from Joe Glover, president of the Virginia-based Family Policy Network (FPN) and involves an Oct. 27, 2000, letter that Allen wrote to a constituent.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An ABC News report, claiming that U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is a target of the FBI's probe of alleged congressional corruption, is based on a Justice Department leak, according to Hastert's deputy chief of staff. Mike Stokke claims the Justice Department tried to retaliate against Hastert for his harsh condemnation of the FBI's search of another congressional office over the weekend.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While many conservatives continue to complain about President Bush's choice of Harriet Miers for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, two Democratic senators Thursday offered their own interpretations as to why those conservatives are unhappy.Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Miers is not conservative enough to please the "extreme wing" of the GOP and Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland charged that some of the conservatives disenchanted with the Miers pick are "incredibly sexist."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, the only Democrat in the president's cabinet, will resign on July 17. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow made the announcement at the regular press briefing Friday. When reporters asked why Mineta was resigning now, Snow replied: "Because he wanted to ... he was not being pushed out." Mineta had suffered from serious back pain that required him to work from home and even from a hospital in the past.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Legislation passed Thursday to protect the gun industry from many liability lawsuits includes anti-gun amendments that could have been blocked during consideration of the bill in the House, according to one pro-gun organization. The group believes failing to block those amendments could haunt gun owners in the future.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A bill passed by the anti-gun California state Senate to require "micro-stamping" by all semiautomatic handguns was quickly criticized by pro-Second Amendment groups Thursday. One day later, law enforcement officers are also coming out in force against the bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House and Senate Democratic leaders charged Tuesday that their party is the only one that considers meeting the needs of Hurricane Katrina victims important and that Republicans are trying to take aid money away from the victims "to give tax cuts to the wealthy."Michele Baker rode out Hurricane Katrina with her husband before her home was destroyed. The couple then waded through flood waters to get to the Superdome.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Friday that Congress will not give up its efforts to save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo."This is not over. We haven't stopped working on it. We will fight for Terri's life and spend all the time necessary to do that," DeLay (R-Texas) said. "So, to friends, family and millions of people praying around the world this Palm Sunday weekend don't be afraid. Terri Schiavo will not be forsaken.""
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More conservatives have joined the list of those calling on President Bush to withdraw the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court after the discovery of speeches in which she used terminology favored by "pro-choice" activists. One critic charged that, "Every time she quotes or cites women she admires, they're to the left of Betty Freidan."Former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer reprinted Miers' statements in his regular "End of Day" email alert.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's spokesman and Republican congressional leaders Tuesday expressed disappointment over a federal judge's rejection of an emergency request to reinsert Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Tuesday was the fourth straight day that the brain injured Florida woman has been without nutrition or hydration. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, last week won a legal battle to have the feeding tube removed and maintains that Terri would not have wanted to live in her present condition.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On a day when Washington, D.C., was abuzz over the indictment of vice presidential aide Scooter Libby, a public interest law firm was in federal court Friday defending its lawsuit against the U.S. Senate over the use of judicial filibusters.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Billionaire political activist George Soros, at the center of a controversy involving the alleged use of American taxpayer dollars to support needle exchange programs, Thursday accused his critics of "bigotry" and said they were "endangering the country."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In rejecting another bid by congressional Democrats to get special hearings into the leaking of a CIA agent's covert identity, a top House Republican Tuesday suggested that Democrats really just want another excuse to attack the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In their current effort to thwart President Bush's judicial nominations, Democrats often refer to a 1968 case to try to show that Republicans previously used the filibuster as a partisan tool to block a president's wishes. But while the Democrats' filibuster against the Bush nominees is unmistakably partisan, as evidenced by cloture votes, records obtained by Cybercast News Service show that the effort waged against President Lyndon Johnson's 1968 nomination was anything but partisan.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Illegal aliens who work under borrowed, stolen or fraudulent Social Security numbers could collect retirement benefits based on their illegal earnings as the result of a Bush administration plan. Critics charge the federal government has grossly underestimated the cost of the proposal, which they believe could be billions of dollars per year.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The co-sponsor of legislation to make it more difficult for illegal aliens to find work in the United States said Tuesday that the Bush administration is encouraging the illegal entry by offering amnesty and is trying to cover up the proof of its actions.U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) has consistently warned that the "Temporary Worker Program," proposed by President Bush in January, would, "encourage millions of people to come here illegally seeking his amnesty proposal."