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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday criticized Republicans and Democrats on their approach to the war in Iraq and their singular focus on Gen. David Petraeus' progress report to Congress.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A website encouraging Sen. Barack Obama to run for president unveiled a list of celebrity "endorsements" for the Illinois Democrat Thursday, but the site does not have the celebrities' permission and in some cases ignores their criticism of Obama.The website DraftObama.org released a list of 17 actors, musicians, comedians and other celebrities who "work hard for a better America and have made statements in support of Senator Obama."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would allocate $200 million of federal money to fund benefits and training for professional child care providers."Too many child care workers today cannot even afford to stay in the profession," Clinton said at a news conference in Washington, D.C. "The average child care worker earns $18,820 a year, well below the poverty rate. We ask them to take care of our children for a salary that often makes it nearly impossible for them to support and care for their own children."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called on Republican and Democratic 2008 presidential hopefuls to avoid personal attacks during their campaigns, for the sake of the nation."We will not defeat the [Sen. Hillary] Clinton machine by being negative," Gingrich told the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. He called for "idea-oriented, positive dialogue" during the campaigns.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two of the frontrunners for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination this week agreed to co-sponsor legislation aimed at curbing global warming by putting caps on carbon emissions.Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced Tuesday that Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois are co-sponsoring the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The controversial Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill on Tuesday cleared a major legislative hurdle when Democrats collected enough votes to invoke cloture on the measure, a move that reopens debate on the bill's amendments and ensures it will see a vote in coming days.Despite intense pressure from anti-illegal immigration activists to pressure senators to vote against cloture -- declaring that "a vote for cloture is a vote for amnesty" -- 64 senators voted in favor of invoking cloture while only 35 voted against.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The war of words between Republicans and Democrats on an amendment that would mandate the withdrawal of an unspecified number of troops from Iraq continues Tuesday as Democrats prepared for an all-night session leading to Wednesday's cloture vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Monday threatened to cut off federal funding to Columbia University in New York City, which on Monday hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a speech and question-and-answer session with students. (Iran, according to the State Department, is a state-sponsor of terrorism.)?If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops,? Hunter said in a statement, ?they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries.?
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An unofficial website encouraging Sen. Barack Obama to run for president on Friday removed a prominent California pastor from its unapproved list of celebrity "endorsements" of the Illinois Democrat.As Cybercast News Service previously reported, the website DraftObama.org on Thursday unveiled a list of 17 celebrities who "work hard for a better America and have made statements in support of Senator Obama."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Democrats in the House of Representatives failed to override President Bush's veto of an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a failure that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called "one of the worst things to happen to this country besides the war."Only 273 members of the House of Representatives votes were in favor of overriding Bush's veto, short of the two-thirds majority of 286 votes needed to overturn it.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) on Thursday announced the reintroduction of legislation that would give tax credits to stay-at-home parents.Terry, who sponsored similar legislation in 2005, submitted the bill in the U.S. House. Brownback is expected to submit it in the U.S. Senate in the coming days. Both men say the bill will help bolster family values by making child care tax credits equitable.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Fixes language in second paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - Republicans claimed victory Wednesday in a flash-pan fight with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over 185-year-old House rules that allow the minority party to block legislation.Reports suggested that Pelosi would alter the "motion to commit," which allow the minority party to send legislation back to committee before the full House is allowed to vote on it.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A bill that would have made it easier for unions to organize was rejected by the Senate Tuesday in a procedural vote, but union leaders said the tally showed momentum building for its eventual passage.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republicans on Wednesday introduced an alternative to Democratic proposals for the expansion of a federal children's health insurance program in an effort to prevent what the GOP lawmakers called a "giant leap toward nationalized health insurance."Democrats have proposed more than doubling the funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides health coverage for children in families with incomes below 200 percent of the poverty level - families with low incomes but not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The House and Senate compromise on the reauthorization and expansion of a children's health insurance program would open the federally funded program to illegal immigrants, according to Republicans who oppose the measure."The Democrat SCHIP bill changes current law which prevents taxpayer dollars from going to illegal immigrants by including a gaping loophole to allow states to give taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants," Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn,) said in a letter to her colleagues Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday called on Republicans to stick to conservative principles, and he urged lawmakers across the country to institute conservative reforms."I hope that Republicans here in Washington and across the country don't do what is typical when there's a loss like occurred in November and that's to abandon conservative principles and redefine what it means to be a conservative, to be a little less like Democrats," said Bush. "That never works."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A middle school in Portland, Maine, has decided to provide birth control pills and patches to its students, ages 11 to 13, and under the policy, parents may never know if their children get the birth control. Cybercast News Service hit Capitol Hill on Thursday to ask members of Congress whether the federal government should fund public school districts that provide such contraception to kids without parental notification.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the aftermath of Ann Coulter's controversial remarks about presidential candidate John Edwards, liberal bloggers say they have convinced some advertisers to stop supporting the conservative commentator's website.During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2, Coulter said she was "going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot.'"
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Advocates on both sides of the debate over illegal immigration on Monday threatened a political backlash against elected officials who support the Senate's compromise on comprehensive immigration reform.The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunities and Immigration Reform Act of 2007, presented to members of Congress in draft form late last week, has sparked harsh criticism from groups on all sides of the debate.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected the controversial comprehensive immigration reform bill when supporters couldn't gather the 60 votes required to invoke cloture and end debate on the bill.With 2008 presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) presiding over the proceedings, senators voted 53-46 against ending debate and voting on the bill. Obama and his Democratic presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York both voted for cloture.