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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) - 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) - With 237 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been campaigning hard in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, but indications are that Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), with trailing poll numbers, has set her sites on later primaries.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) scheduled for reauthorization this year, some in Washington are judging the effects of the federal education policy. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), now a member of the House minority, plans to create his own education proposal, because he is unhappy about the bureaucratic elements that have arisen over the last several years.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One year after the conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center were exposed by The Washington Post, Senate Democrats said they have made significant strides in improving care for soldiers and veterans, though the situation is still "completely unacceptable." At the same time, some observers contend that politicians are using the Walter Reed situation to score political points.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As one of the top priorities on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) agenda, the House voted Thursday to create a select committee on global warming.The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was passed by a bipartisan vote of 269 to 150.In announcing her idea, Pelosi said, "Its purpose will be to communicate with the American people on this important issue. I promise to do anything in my power to achieve energy independence within ten years, stop global warming, and this select committee is to further those goals."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The first Republican 2008 presidential candidates' debate, scheduled for Thursday, will "separate the pretenders from the contenders," a political expert predicted Wednesday."[It's] like the opening week of 'Dancing with the Stars,'" said James Hedtke, chair of the political science department at Cabrini College.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the third anniversary of a recall attempt to oust Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the leader proposed several changes to his nation's constitution, including a measure to eliminate term limits."If anyone is going to say this is a project to enthrone oneself, no," Chavez said before the National Assembly. "This is only a possibility, a possibility that depends on many variables."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Opposed to subsidies for new nuclear power plants, rock stars, environmental groups, and members of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming met on Capitol Hill to voice their concerns about such a provision in the energy bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A week before the Iowa caucus, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has a significant lead over her Democratic opponents, according to a recent poll of likely Iowa caucus goers.An American Research Group poll conducted Dec. 20-23 showed Clinton polling 14 percentage points higher than former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and 15 points higher than Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). The same poll conducted Dec. 16-19 showed Clinton at 29 percent, Obama at 25 percent and Edwards at 18 percent of likely caucus goers.