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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will face conservative opposition in his bid to become the state's next U.S. Senator. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph DioGuardi said he will seek the nomination of the Conservative Party, as well as the Independence and Right to Life parties in the November contest. The Independence Party is the state's Reform Party affiliate.While Giuliani and DioGuardi are both Republicans, Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long has already said he will not back the mayor, in part given Giuliani's support for abortion and homosexual rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - What is described as the "New Hampshire Advantage" - the absence of a broad-based income and sales tax as a way to attract business - could come to an end in November, depending on the outcome of the gubernatorial election.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reform Party Presidential hopeful Patrick J Buchanan has characterized Texas Governor George W Bush as a lightweight who is not ready to be the leader of the free world. Buchanan made his comments during an appearance at the University of New Mexico. His visit to the state was one of the many he is making around the country in an effort to see and be seen by Reform Party members. The trip included a $100-a-person fund-raiser.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Augusta, Maine (CNSNews.com) - Now that some drug companies have agreed to lower prescription drug costs for Africans infected with HIV and AIDS, why shouldn't Americans expect price breaks on their prescriptions, too?That's one of the factors motivating lawmakers from six New England states, as they band together to explore ways of curbing high prescription drug prices. The issue has emerged as a political hot potato in this election year.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush now enjoys a lead over Vice-President Al Gore by a five-point margin -- 46 percent to 41 percent -- according to the latest poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. In March, the same survey had Gore ahead by three points.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The president of gun maker Smith & Wesson now acknowledges that a "consumer boycott" over the company's agreement with the Clinton-Gore Administration is hurting the company and was a factor in his decision to suspend virtually all manufacturing at two plants during the month of July. The suspension is expected to result in the layoffs of as many as 400 of the 800 employees in Springfield, Massachusetts and Houlton, Maine.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - By a vote of 31-5, the Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that allows homosexuals to adopt the children of their domestic partners. The legislation also applies to other unwed couples. A spokesman for Governor John Rowland said the chief executive would sign the bill into law.The vote was taken after less than an hour of debate that centered on the questions of what makes up a family and what is in the best interests of a child.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH - (CNSNews) - George W Bush may be the choice for most Republicans in America, but in New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary -John McCain and his supporters still carry the day.Nearly five months after McCain stunned the political world with a rout of Bush in the Granite State primary, McCain's supporters Thursday won control of the New Hampshire GOP. They did so by ousting two members of the state's delegation to the Republican National Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush is under attack by Handgun Control, Incorporated, one of the nation's largest and most vocal anti-gun groups, for remarks made by an official of the National Rifle Association. In a television advertisement now airing, Handgun Control shows NRA Vice President Kayne Robinson praising the likely GOP presidential nominee, Bush, at a meeting of the group's California members.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When it comes to hiring, the all-Democratic, 12-member Massachusetts Congressional delegation, the most liberal in the nation, does poorly in terms of affirmative action. According to a survey done by the Boston Herald, not a single House or Senate staff is led by member of a minority group, while all senior aides are Caucasian. Senator Edward M. Kennedy's 63 member staff has 17 minorities, while Senator John Kerry's 46 member staff has a dozen minorities.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If a member of the Federal Election Commission has his way, special interest groups that pay for political broadcast advertisements would be required to disclose the sources of their money."Without any information on these groups, it becomes impossible for the public to make informed decisions about the real interests of those groups," said Karl Sandstrom, a Democrat who serves on the six-person FEC board.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire's Chief Justice appears certain to be impeached and former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell apparently will be in charge of prosecuting the case at a trial conducted by the New Hampshire Senate.New Hampshire's 22-member House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday returned three articles of impeachment against state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. The full House will consider the articles July 12th and it is widely expected to agree with the Committee's recommendations.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Already in a state of disarray, the Reform Party has yet another problem to overcome -- the announcement by Pat Choate that he has resigned as party chairman.In a letter to the party's executive council, Choate said, "An illness in our family requires the immediate attention of my wife and me." He offered no details. Choate, 59 years old, was Ross Perot's running mate in 1996.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vermont state representative has formed a political action committee, which she hopes will lead to the defeat of House and Senate Judiciary Committee members who supported the recently enacted civil union legislation. Although the bill, signed into law by Democratic Governor Howard Dean, does not sanction same sex marriage, critics insist it establishes what amounts to a parallel system of marriage for same-sex couples.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the first time in nearly 40 years Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy could face a reelection campaign with no Republican opposition, as the only announced GOP opponent, Jack E Robinson, may not be able to gather enough certified signatures to be included on the November ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A well-known Washington lawyer, best known for defending Democrats in high places with serious legal problems, will be a key prosecutor, should the New Hampshire State Senate hold an impeachment trial of State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. Conservatives, however, fear that Robert F. Bauer's partisan loyalties will affect the way he does his job.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator Bob Smith's (R-NH) involvement in the case of Elian Gonzalez has some back home wondering why. So, in an effort to help clear the air, Smith conducted a conference call with reporters on the home front to explain his situation.The senator visited the child, in Miami, in January, several weeks after his rescue from sea and arrival in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If and when New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decides to bow out of New York's US Senate race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, several of Giuliani's fellow Republicans are waiting in the wings to challenge her.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Maine State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would control the price of prescription drugs and create a Fair Drug Pricing Board, the first such board in the nation. An identical bill was approved on April 14th by the state's House of Representatives by a vote of 89 to 54. The measure now goes to the desk of Independent Governor Angus King. He has 10 days to decide what action to take.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Harvard University professor and whistle blower, who complained about the schools use of millions in federal research grants, wants Congress to pay him $928,000 in lost wages and has the backing of Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.