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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Just hours after Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed into law a "civil union" bill that amounts to the legalization of same sex marriages and provides same sex couples with the same state benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples, New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen expressed strong opposition to homosexual marriage.Shaheen, generally considered a liberal Democrat, said, "I believe that marital unions should exist between men and women."Asked specifically about the Vermont law, Shaheen responded, "I don't support Vermont's law."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New Hampshire Senate voted 14-10 Thursday to abolish the death penalty in the state. The vote followed, by several weeks, similar, narrow passage in the state House of Representatives. The bill, however, may be doomed, since the state's Democratic governor Jeanne Shaheen, promises to strike it down.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire could be the second state in New England to consider a "civil union" bill. A civil union bill, which creates a parallel system of marriage for homosexual couples and guarantees them the same state benefits and job- related benefits as are enjoyed by heterosexual couples, was signed into law this week by Vermont Governor Howard Dean after approval by that state's legislature.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain's maverick personality may have helped him win New Hampshire's first-in-the nation presidential primary, but these days, McCain isn't winning many friends among Granite State Republicans.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A New Hampshire lawmaker is calling for the resignation of the state's attorney general after the AG's decision to take the side of a homosexual former Boy Scout leader whose case was heard this week by the US Supreme Court.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Montpelier, VT (CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain has returned to two states that favored him in the primary elections, but this time, McCain campaigned for George W Bush in Vermont and for a Bush supporter in New Hampshire."I ask all McCain supporters, Republican, Independent and independent minded Democrats, to join us in electing Governor Bush as President of the United States...Now is the time for unity," McCain told a meeting of the Vermont's Republican Convention in the capital city of Montpelier on Saturday.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Zogby Poll of 601 likely voters conducted over the weekend for New York City television station WNYW found that more than 82 percent of New Yorkers believe Mayor Rudy Giuliani "is still a strong candidate" in his US Senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton, even after the mayor disclosed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.Twelve percent told pollsters the mayor was no longer a strong candidate, while the rest said they were uncertain.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor and presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee George W Bush will make a major national effort to capture the Italian-American vote. To do so, he has asked Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci, whose Italian ancestry stems from his mother, to lead that effort.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Boston, MA (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore assailed Texas Governor George W Bush as being the captive of the "right wing" and of having a "cold war mindset," when it comes to foreign policy. Gore made his remarks before a meeting of the International Press Institute's conference of foreign journalists, attended by more than 250 people.In the address, billed by the campaign as a major foreign policy statement, Gore outlined what he called a plan of "forward engagement," designed to solve international problems, before they became crises.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After weeks of uncertainty, it now appears Republican Senatorial hopeful Jack E Robinson may have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot position in the Bay State's US Senate contest against US Senator Ted Kennedy.According to the Secretary of State's office, Robinson, an African-American businessman, may have turned in 10,073 certified signatures to city and town clerks. He has gathered more than 13,000 signatures total. A minimum of 10,000 petition signatures is needed to get on the ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore said he has not ruled out the possibility of choosing a Republican as his running mate. However, the vice-president was quick to add, "It's most unlikely, I don't want to mislead you. But, I don't completely rule it out."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Although Rick Lazio has yet to land New York's Republican nomination for US Senate - the convention is this weekend - he has gotten the nod from the chairman of the Conservative Party, Michael Long. Long had refused to endorse Republican New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who dropped out of the race last week, in part because of the mayor''s pro-choice position.
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.