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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Touting a "bill of rights" for gun owners, Pennsylvania House Republicans Tuesday introduced a package of two bills aimed at easing legal access to firearms."Our government must protect our liberties and ensure that our Second Amendment liberties remain second to none," state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) said during a press conference in Harrisburg, Pa.The first of the two bills sponsored by Metcalfe seeks to prohibit Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies from maintaining registries or databases of legal firearm purchases.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Virginia's attorney general said Tuesday that some of his fellow state attorneys general are an "extension of activist judges" and have been pursuing actions for political gain."The role of government is fairly limited to its enumerated powers, and that's what the government -- the executive branch in particular -- is supposed to do," said Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, a Republican.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote next week on a bill that would revise surveillance laws passed in August.Republicans say the proposal would undermine the protections put in place in the Protect America Act, which was signed into law in August. Democrats say their bill will restore constitutional checks and balances to the way electronic surveillance is used to gather intelligence.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate passed an energy bill late Thursday to cheers from environmental groups, though critics argue the bill could have done more to boost energy production. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noted that the House will take up the legislation next week.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush is expected to talk about climate change and alternative energy sources during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and a new coalition of business and environmental groups is pressing both the White House and Congress to take action "as soon as possible."The White House is already pouring cold water on their hopes, however."The science of climate change is real," Jim Rodgers, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, said at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Fixes Grover Norquist quote.) Washington (CNSNews.com) - House Republicans warned that if liberal Democrats remain in charge of Congress and take control of the White House next year, Americans would see large tax increases and higher government spending.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives are looking for someone to blame for the increases in government spending and the overall size of government over the last few years, and the Republican Party - which prides itself as the party of small government - is in the firing line."Republicans lost in 2006, because they deserved to lose," said Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Americans say Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumed Republican presidential nominee, would be a better commander-in-chief than the Democratic candidates: Sens. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) or Barack Obama (Ill.), according to a new poll.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could decide the limits on the freedom of political speech and the future of campaign finance laws.Wisconsin Right to Life is challenging a provision in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), also known as McCain-Feingold after sponsors Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.).
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has extended a deadline for the White House to provide information on the scope of its warrantless wiretapping program, a move civil liberties advocates describe as a "step in the right direction" for congressional oversight.The White House, noting that the subpoenas cover a "wide range of materials" over a six-year period, said it needs more time to produce the documents.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As part of its ongoing efforts to ask policy-makers and public leaders the tough questions, Cybercast News Service asked the Democratic presidential candidates: "As president, would you support enacting a national carbon tax?" Following are the responses received. (Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, former Sen. John Edwards and Gov. Bill Richardson did not respond to requests for comment.)
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush signed a bilateral free trade agreement with Peru on Friday, drawing criticism from labor and human rights groups.In a joint press conference with Peruvian President Alan Garcia, Bush said that exports now account for a larger part of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product than at any previous time in U.S. history and that they increased by 13 percent in the twelve months prior to this October.The president also argued that free trade agreements are part of his democracy-promoting policy.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The United States should establish a National Security Court designed to handle terrorism cases fairly but also in a way that does not jeopardize public safety, a legal expert argued Wednesday.Andrew McCarthy, director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told a press conference in Washington D.C., that terrorist detainees being held by the U.S. military are not entitled to the same protections as American citizens.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C., last week said they favor former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee instead of the party's frontrunner, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) -- even though Romney dropped out of the race on Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Celebrating their victories in last November's 2006 midterm election, the Democratic women's group Emily's List said Tuesday it was looking ahead to a "President Hillary Clinton" in the White House."In 2008 we're going to finish the job. We're going to send George W. Bush back to his ranch and welcome President Hillary Clinton," Emily's List President Ellen Malcolm told supporters in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) Hours before heading into the first Democratic presidential debate of the season in South Carolina Thursday, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) highlighted a new Quinnipiac University poll showing her leading her primary opponents two to one.Clinton's campaign sent out two statements Thursday, publicizing her placing in the poll.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) rolled out her first campaign ad for television in Iowa on Tuesday in a primary race where experts say advertising will be increasingly important."As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they're just invisible to their government," Clinton said in the ad. "Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this president, but they're not invisible to me, and they won't be invisible to the next president of the United States."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Dennis Kucinich criticized President George W. Bush, claiming that he is trying to start World War III.Kucinich took issue with comments Bush made on Wednesday. For instance, the president said: "I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously. I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have (sic) the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Voters want to see change in the 2008 elections and are more concerned with the economy than the war in Iraq, according to the George Washington University Battleground Poll.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a crowded presidential political field for 2008, the primary schedule may leave some of the lesser known candidates in their opponents' dust.The primary schedule has over the years become increasingly frontloaded, with a compressed schedule very early in the year. For 2008, Nevada, California, Florida, Illinois and New Jersey are vying for earlier time slots. Nevada has even secured a spot between the two most influential and earliest primaries - Iowa and New Hampshire.