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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Senate passage of an immigration reform bill favored by President Bush and 38 of the Senate's 42 Democrats did not stop Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean from blaming Bush for a House version of the legislation.Despite dramatic differences between the Senate and House bills and Bush's repeated statements in support of the "guest worker" provision in the Senate bill, Dean alleged Thursday night that the "Republican bill passed by the House" has the "President's backing."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A legal watchdog group insists that the FBI's recent raid of Louisiana Democratic Congressman William Jefferson's office was perfectly legal, despite the subsequent complaints about the raid by both Republican and Democratic leaders of the House.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following sharp declines in violent crime in the U.S. between the mid-1990s and 2004, the trend has begun to reverse and a former official with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) places the blame on the Bush administration's budget cutting efforts.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge has made it easier for the Democratic Party to pick up the Texas U.S. House seat formerly occupied by Tom DeLay. U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks ruled Thursday that the Republican Party cannot replace DeLay - the former House majority leader who resigned in April - on the November ballot with another GOP candidate.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The nearly two-year delay of the Senate's "advice and consent" to President Bush on a nominee to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is about to produce another record. Conservative activists promoting the president's judicial nominees say that, next month, William G. Myers will have waited two years for a second vote on his nomination.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined other Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists at a roundtable discussion Wednesday, accusing Republicans of interfering with voters' rights, especially those of minorities."There was a concentrated effort by conservatives to warp the legislative process, to make it more difficult for people to vote,"said Jon Greenbaum, director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) warned Republicans to either accept the Senate's version of immigration reform - which includes amnesty for illegal aliens - or risk losing Congress to Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections."If we can't get this Congress to pass fair immigration before now, we'll elect a new Congress in November that will pass it," said Kennedy to a cheering crowd at a rally supporting amnesty for illegal aliens on the National Mall. "We will pass an immigration bill in Congress that is worthy of America."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Americans who want to cast their first-ever ballot in the upcoming midterm elections will face increased difficulty registering to vote, and that will affect the outcome of elections both this fall and in 2008, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal-leaning think tank at the NYU School of Law.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Americans who want to cast their first-ever ballot in the upcoming midterm elections will face increased difficulty registering to vote, and those impediments will affect the outcome of elections both this fall and in 2008, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal-leaning think tank at the NYU School of Law.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could not petition the federal courts for their freedom under new legislation proposed by the Bush administration, according to lawyers representing several of the detainees. An expert in U.S. military law describes that assessment as "violence to the truth."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Who's going to win in November? Will the Republicans maintain their hold by a hair or will the Democrats win by a few seats? The polls seem to produce new and varying answers from day to day.American Enterprise Institute scholar Karlyn Bowman said what must be remembered is that the midterm election is not one that is decided nationally but rather district by district.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Legislation pending in Pennsylvania seeks to provide victims of domestic violence with a temporary emergency license to carry a firearm "to make sure that they're able to defend themselves," according to State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, sponsor of the bill.However, a spokeswoman for a state domestic violence coalition called the measure "dangerous, absolutely dangerous."Metcalfe (R-Butler) told Cybercast News Service that not only would this measure aid domestic violence victims in protecting themselves, but overall, it would decrease violence.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A recent study that places the Iraqi death toll since the beginning of the Iraq war through July 2006 at approximately 655,000 departs significantly from any other prior figure, but its methodology seems dependable, according to Richard Weitz, a research expert at the Hudson Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush Tuesday signed into law the much contested Military Commissions Act of 2006, the law aimed at defining how suspects in the war against terrorism will be interrogated and prosecuted. Despite much criticism, the president insisted that the act would provide a just response to those accused of terrorism."These military commissions will provide a fair trial in which the accused are presumed innocent, have access to an attorney and can hear all the evidence against them," said Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If you are in Kentucky or Indiana and have forgotten to buy your celebratory champagne - or your consolation gin -- you'll have to wait: Both states prohibit the sale of alcohol until the polls have closed.According to the National Restaurant Association, a number of jurisdictions - some in Georgia and Florida -- restrict the sale of alcohol on election days.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A state legislature's report on illegal immigration ran into political difficulties after Democratic lawmakers refused to endorse it because of passing references to abortion.The 94-page report, by a special committee on immigration reform in the Missouri State House of Representatives, contains two sentences that link abortion to shortages in the unskilled labor market.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Millions of soccer fans around the world are zeroed in on the World Cup tournament, but a Saudi cleric claims that public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness."Some of the fans paint their faces with strange colors," Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid complained in a June 1 interview broadcast by a United Arab Emirates-based television channel, which serves Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Aiding animals caught in the middle of a war zone is a top priority for the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), even if it means working with terrorist organizations like Hizballah.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.Com) - Recent changes in Wal-Mart's health care benefits plan have received heavy criticism by the union backed group, WakeUpWalmart.com, which accuses Wal-Mart of slashing health care for its associates in return for corporate profit. The world's largest retailer counters that its employees may pay less than what they're currently paying under the new benefit structure.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A radio ad sponsored by the National Black Republican Association (NBRA), a grassroots activist group, not only touts Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Republican but also states that "Democrats passed those black codes and Jim Crow laws. Democrats started the KKK," and "Democrats fought all civil rights legislation from the 1860s to the 1960s." The radio ad begins running in Florida on Monday. It has already run in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, causing controversy among Democrats as well as Republicans.