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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Some small business owners in the Lone Star State are questioning the integrity of a Democratic candidate who promises to make health care more affordable, yet bankrolls his campaign with the help of donations from trial lawyers. Ron Kirk, the ex-Dallas mayor currently running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Phil Gramm says his "common sense" approach to supporting small businesses includes tax simplification, lower taxes, more access to loans and health care that is less expensive and more accessible.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - America's first major political action committee devoted to electing "humane-minded" candidates to public office is using its nearly $300,000 war chest to fund primarily Democratic congressional campaigns. One critic calls the Humane USA PAC "extreme" and claims the group's agenda would hurt hunters and fishermen.According to Humane USA, "Strong animal protection laws are produced by humane-minded elected officials, and the best way to secure a large crop of humane-minded legislators is to support them during their election campaigns."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When 32 out of 37 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) voted against a resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq last week, critics asked whether the group was opposed to war with Iraq or just to a Republican White House. On December 16, 1998, then-President Bill Clinton ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The firestorm of liberal rage that scorched Sen. Trent Lott's political career nearly two weeks ago also has ignited criticism of at least four Republicans regarded as successors to the Senate Majority Leader. But some observers say a "weakened" and "responsive" Lott is more valuable to Democrats than any GOP replacement would be.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Many public officials have found that all it takes is one slip of the tongue to bury them in a landslide of criticism, from which they are unable to escape. Their First Amendment right to free speech is trumped by the political damage caused by the remarks. The free speech issue is part of the controversy involving Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who is still experiencing fallout from comments he made two weeks ago at a birthday party for retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Comparing his current boss to one of the most successful presidents of the 20th Century, Vice President Dick Cheney Thursday said just as "President Reagan proved equal to the challenges of his time ... President Bush is proving equal to the challenges of ours."In addressing the 30th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Arlington, Va., Cheney and others did not miss the opportunity to invoke the name of Reagan, a favorite of conservatives a generation ago and still extremely popular.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Another Republican politician from the South has been condemned for making what some consider racially insensitive remarks. Japanese-Americans and Arab-Americans are protesting the views of U.S. Rep. Howard Coble from North Carolina.During a recent radio call-in show on WKZL Radio in Winston-Salem, N.C., Coble disagreed with a caller who suggested that Arab-Americans should be placed in internment camps similar to those President Roosevelt set up for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - Thousands of blacks rallied in Washington Saturday in support of reparations for past slavery, joining Nation of Islam Leader Minister Louis Farrakhan and shouting "They owe us!" "We're not asking white people [for reparations]," said Farrakhan, who headlined the 'Millions for Reparations Mass Rally'. "We are demanding what is justly ours." Farrakhan also urged enlisted military personnel to not fight for the U.S. should an armed strike against Iraq be initiated, and called for the ceding of land to black Americans.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The bitter Democratic primary tussle in Georgia's 4th Congressional District took a bizarre turn Monday night with Republicans and Independents reporting that they received telephone calls threatening them with fines and prison if they crossed over and voted in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Correction fixes name in 6th paragraph.)(CNSNews.com) - A study manual for immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship warns that "a special permit is required" by anyone wishing to exercise their constitutional "right to bear arms, or to own weapons." The manual, issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), departs, at least in tone, from statements issued by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft regarding the Second Amendment and gun ownership.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - Civil rights leaders, union laborers and peace activists joined Rev. Jesse Jackson in Washington, D.C. Friday as he railed against the Bush administration for wanting to "rule the world," and former Attorney General Janet Reno for turning a deaf ear to their concerns.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee accuses President George W. Bush and Republicans of "making a direct attack" on the loyalty and patriotism of union members and civil servants, including those who put their lives on the line during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.But a Republican National Committee spokesman said it's totally inappropriate to suggest that the president, in his effort to beef up homeland security, is somehow against the people on the front lines of providing that security.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Time's 2001 Person of the Year, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, shared his honor with the people of the Big Apple Thursday afternoon during his mayoral farewell address at St. Paul's Chapel, one block east of the ruins of the World Trade Center. "There's no question that the only reason that I was selected the Person of the Year is that the people of New York are the people of the year," Giuliani said. "There's no question about it."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The competition is fierce and the stakes are high, but gamefowl breeders say the "sport" of cockfighting is just as legitimate as hunting or fishing, and they object to laws that would stop their cockfights.One breeder claims that God himself has a hand in the bloody competition that's illegal in 47 states.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Not only does Monday mark the 30th anniversary of the first breaking story of the Watergate scandal, it is also the 30th year that the Washington Post has reminded Americans that two of its investigative reporters broke the story, which eventually forced the first presidential resignation in American history.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that they claim will allow Americans greater access to lower-priced generic prescription drugs. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said Wednesday that the 'Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act' sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) (S. 812) will save consumers billions, but those in the brand-name pharmaceutical industry say the legislation restricts innovation and competition.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(Update: As expected, after this story was published, Republican-led committees in the Virginia General Assembly voted against a second term for Judge Verbena Askew, the first black woman to hold the job of Circuit Court judge. The decision - and the wrangling beforehand - prompted accusations of racism and sexism, and some say it mirrors the contentious judicial confirmation process going on in Washington. Republican opponents said Askew, a lesbian, had not been forthright about a sexual harassment complaint filed by a female court colleague.)
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that validated a taxpayer funded school voucher program for low-income students in Cleveland, Ohio, a Republican state senator from California announced he intends to follow suit. State Sen. Ray Haynes, from Murrieta, Calif., said he would introduce legislation to "create real school choice" by offering vouchers to the state's low-income public school students. In addition to Cleveland, the city of Milwaukee, Wisc., and the state of Florida already have school voucher programs on their books.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-capitalist groups converging on the nation's capital this week to protest the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meetings do not expect to be used as cover for a terrorist strike, but intelligence sources aren't ruling out anything."We're getting a little over-anxious about identifying terrorists," said Socialist Party USA spokesman Greg Pason. Terrorists could use any public venue to carry out their plot -- not just the IMF protest rally, he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal consumer advocacy group may be rolling into a town near you to condemn President Bush for supporting caps on medical malpractice compensation. Fueled by fear and anger, the Center for Justice and Democracy hopes its 13-state "Medical Rights Bus Tour" will convince legislators and citizens nationwide that the president's malpractice plan will further harm people who are severely injured.