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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) accused President Bush on Monday of making "the wrong moral choice" in setting priorities for the federal budget. Obey said that while Bush is "pouring mountains of cash into the Iraqi civil war, at the same time he's pouring $60 billion in tax cuts into the pockets of people who make more than a million bucks a year, he is refusing to make investments at home that will make us a stronger and better society with a greater capacity to pay off those long-term debts."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Jewish groups welcomed presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) statement condemning Rev. Louis Farrakhan - a move that he made in response to news that his spiritual adviser honored the Nation of Islam leader, despite "anti-Semitic" comments he made.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Taking aim at presidential candidate John Edwards, the Catholic League and other religious organizations are calling for the former senator to fire two staffers who made "anti-Christian" remarks on their personal blogs.Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan blog for the John Edwards for President campaign and also on their respective personal websites, Pandagon and Shakespeare's Sister.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The House Budget Committee took up President George W. Bush's $3.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2009 on Wednesday, eliminating several proposed cutbacks in spending. Republicans promptly blasted Democrats for supporting wasteful spending and ?the largest tax increase in American history.?"Today the House Budget Committee is marking up the FY 2009 budget resolution, a fiscally responsible budget that returns to balance in 2012 while rebuilding America's future," House Budget Chairman John Spratt (D-S.C.) said of his proposal.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Enacted 10 years ago, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which targets low income families who do not qualify for Medicaid, is set to expire this year, and lawmakers are exploring ways to help insure those still not covered."We can say without equivocation that [with SCHIP] we have made a contribution to ensuring that children have better coverage and more access to healthcare than they had before," former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new memorial honoring those victimized by communism is an "image of hope" for all those who have suffered under communist regimes, President Bush said Tuesday."The 20th century will be remembered as the deadliest century in human history," Bush said at a dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C. "And the record of this brutal era is commemorated in memorials across this city.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday is scheduled to release figures on income, poverty rates, and health insurance coverage in America. Policy experts anticipate the numbers will show progress.Douglas Besharov, a scholar in social welfare studies at the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI), said at a briefing in Washington, D.C., on Monday the report will almost certainly show a reduction in measured poverty.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the New Hampshire primary approaching, new polls show that voters are largely undecided about who they will vote for in 2008.A new Boston Globe/University of New Hampshire poll shows that 60 percent of GOP voters and 48 percent of Democratic voters are still trying to decide who to vote for. (The poll, conducted Nov. 2-7 of 804 likely Republican and Democratic primary voters, had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.)
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Electronic voting machine problems in Horry County, S.C., during the Republican primaries on Saturday have prompted renewed calls for a paper trail so that votes can be verified."Voters are understandably outraged that in this important primary election they could not exercise their right to vote because of the machine malfunctions," Bob Edgar, president of the liberal group Common Cause, said in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Religious groups outraged at provocative comments made by two bloggers employed by the John Edwards for President campaign said the resignation of one of the bloggers Monday evening is not enough."This isn't over yet," Kiera McCaffrey, director of communications for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, told Cybercast News Service. "There is still one more anti-Catholic, anti-Christian blogger on his staff."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John Warner (R-Va.) have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review Iraqi oil revenues and reconstruction funding, noting that perhaps Iraq should be paying a greater share of the rebuilding costs.Levin and Warner, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote a letter to David Walker, comptroller general of the United States, asking for the review.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to Syria later this week will undermine American foreign policy, a conservative analyst said Monday, citing the Baathist regime's links to regional terrorism.Shrugging off White House disapproval, the California Democrat plans to hold talks with President Bashar Assad in Damascus, as part of a Mideast visit that has also taken in Israel and Lebanon.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives complex generated more "greenhouse gas" last year than 17,000 cars, Democratic leaders said Thursday, declaring that Congress must be more environmentally friendly before members can expect Americans in general to back "sweeping" measures contained in new energy bills.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal grassroots advocacy group MoveOn.org, along with a coalition of anti-war organizations, held hundreds of anti-war vigils across the country on Tuesday. The goal was to urge members of Congress to end the war in Iraq when lawmakers come back from recess in September. But some pro-troop groups take issue with the activists' tactics.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While President George W. Bush criticized congressional Democrats for being fiscally irresponsible, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded, saying, "Given his dismal record, President Bush is in no position to lecture Congress about fiscal responsibility."Bush, in a speech in Indiana on Tuesday, had said: "The majority was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility, but so far it's acting like a teenager with a new credit card. This year alone, the leadership in Congress has proposed to spend $22 billion more than my budget provides.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an effort to sway President Bush's soon-to-be-announced policy decisions on Iraq, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) said Tuesday he hoped the president would listen to "informed opinion" and plan a withdrawal of U.S. forces.Bush had been expected to give a speech this week outlining the course for future operations in Iraq, but the event has been postponed until January.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee said legislation to delay the sale of land in Alaska for oil and gas exploration would hinder the U.S. economy.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Offering ideas to the 2008 presidential race hopefuls, two politicians from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together Friday to discuss what they believe Americans want and need from their government.Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressed a press conference in Washington, D.C., in part to promote recent books which they say contain advice to those on the campaign trail.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Noting that the next president will have the opportunity to appoint several federal judges, liberal legal experts said the Bush administration's "legacy will harm American's rights."President George W. Bush has appointed 277 judges to lifelong terms - almost one-third of the federal judiciary - including two Supreme Court justices, Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Releasing its annual assessment of the accountability of federal agencies, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., said Tuesday that those agencies that are not performing on par are the ones that receive the most funds.