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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A long-standing feud between two Young Republican clubs in New York City could be coming to an end. The New York Young Republican Club and an independent faction of young Republicans in a club with the same name promise to come together, according to leaders of both sides.Jason Weingartner heads the club that is backed by the city and state party apparatus while Robert Hornak heads the group of independents.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Only days after losing the Democratic nomination for another term in the U.S. House, Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is already said to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. If she did run for the Senate, McKinney would presumably challenge Democratic incumbent Zell Miller, who earlier this year called McKinney's comments about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks "loony."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite efforts by Democratic Party leaders to defuse Iraq as a political issue four weeks before the election, 126 of the House's 208 Democrats defied their leadership and voted against a resolution giving President Bush authority to use military force against Iraq.The resolution passed 296-133 in the full House.House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) not only voted in favor of the resolution, he co-authored it.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his first full-scale White House press conference since July, President George W. Bush Thursday predicted the United Nations would approve a "tough, new resolution" ordering Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to disarm.Discussions on that resolution continued at the U.N. headquarters in New York Thursday and a vote was expected in the Security Council Friday.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), poised to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, must convince Americans that he can change the ways of Washington after being part of the capital's establishment for almost 30 years.The last time a sitting member of Congress was elected to the presidency was Democratic Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts in 1960. Since then, Americans have selected past and present vice presidents, as well as past and present governors, to serve in the White House.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-lifers in a Detroit suburb Tuesday increased the pressure on the region's Roman Catholic leader to repudiate the pro-abortion views of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jennifer Granholm. A letter, requesting a condemnation of Granholm's views, was delivered to the residence of Cardinal Adam Maida, nearly a month after the associate pastor of the church where Granholm worships defended the candidate's political views in a letter published in the church bulletin.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite the resounding defeat of U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney in Georgia's Democratic primary in August, some of McKinney's supporters are still battling to keep her in office. They have filed a federal lawsuit to try to get the Aug. 20 results, which showed McKinney losing to Denise Majette 58 to 42 percent, voided and McKinney declared the winner.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a beefed-up Republican majority in the House and a new GOP majority in the Senate in the 108th Congress, House Policy Committee Chairman Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) announced Thursday he would re-introduce legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax.Under current law, the estate tax, also known as the "death tax," will completely phase out of existence in 2010, but could spring back to life a year later, in 2011. This year, the House passed a permanent death tax repeal, but similar legislation failed in the Senate.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - According to a lyric in the song "Ball of Confusion" by the Motown group The Temptations, "Politicians say more taxes will solve everything. And the band played on."As new governors take office and state legislatures return to work in the first days of 2003, many states are considering tax increases in order to balance their budgets. But a study just released by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) concludes that higher taxes are the wrong solution for states to balance their books.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against Florida officials over that state?s results in the 2000 presidential election. The results of a bitter recount allowed Republican George W. Bush to claim Florida?s 25 electoral votes and the presidency over Democrat Al Gore.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Maryland, a state with some of the toughest gun laws in America, went nearly six months this year without providing the FBI with criminal records of potential gun buyers - the essential component in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) said Maryland was the only state refusing to provide those records, the collection of which is mandated by Congress as part of the Brady Act.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Algeria's energy minister, representing one of America's leading oil and gas suppliers, said Friday a U.S. invasion of Iraq, if confined to that area, would not have much effect on the global oil market. The comments by Chakib Khalil followed a 15-0 approval by the United Nations Security Council of a U.S.-sponsored resolution authorizing U.N. arms inspectors to resume their search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. The resolution imposes no conditions or limitations on the arms inspectors.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Although his office won't confirm or deny it, sources and media reports say Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) will not be running for re-election to the House seat he has held for 26 years. One of Gephardt's political allies has already begun a campaign to succeed the former House minority leader.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio) may be sitting in a federal prison cell in White Deer, Pa., serving an eight-year sentence on political corruption charges, but it isn't stopping his district supporters from forming a committee to get him re-elected in the upcoming November election.Before his conviction, Traficant filed to run as an Independent in Ohio's Seventeenth Congressional District. He faces Democratic state Sen. Tim Ryan, Republican state Rep. Ann Womer Benjamin and Independent Warren Davis, a former labor leader.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Maryland's Democratic Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Thursday denied any responsibility for a decision that resulted in her state refusing to provide the FBI with criminal records of potential gun buyers. The records are needed for the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which gun control advocates like Townsend support.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even though Republican Bob Riley has claimed victory over incumbent Democratic Governor Don Siegelman in the governor's race, two Alabama counties officially announced Wednesday they will be recounting votes. Riley has already claimed victory by over 3,000 votes. Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Hardy McCollum said his county would unseal and recount its ballots after a request made last Friday from a Siegelman supporter. Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor last week said it would be a crime to unseal the ballots based solely on a recount request.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - America's 37th president and its only chief executive to resign from office, was born on Jan. 9, 1913. Thursday, the remaining family and friends of the late Richard M. Nixon commemorated his 90th birthday at the Nixon presidential library in Yorba Linda, Calif., which is located on the same lot as his childhood home.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Green Party Friday refused to take an official position on the possibility that Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney would bolt the Democratic Party and join the party led by Ralph Nader. McKinney recently lost her bid for the Democratic nomination and will be leaving the House in January.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Legislation that would provide states with more than a billion dollars to help them computerize their criminal records and prevent illegal gun purchases is hung up in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate following House passage. At the same time, officials from Maryland's Democrat-led state government insist a lack of money is what prevented them earlier this year from furnishing the FBI with criminal records of potential gun buyers. The records are needed for the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), part of the Brady Act.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Most of the nation's big city mayors have been hoping for a federal homeland security program to help them prepare and pay for responding to future terrorist threats. That help came in the form of President Bush's proposal for the new Department of Homeland Security, which passed the Senate Tuesday evening by a 90-9 margin, with all nine votes against the department cast by Democrats or senators who caucus with the Democrats.