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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senators were hesitant Thursday to align themselves with former President Bill Clinton, who last year told NBC's "Meet The Press" anchor Tim Russert that torture would be an acceptable way to get time-sensitive information from known terrorists.On Sept. 24, 2006, Clinton posed a scenario to Russert in which "we get lucky, we get the number three guy in al Qaeda, and we know there's a big bomb going off in America in three days and we know this guy knows where it is. Don't we have the right and the responsibility to beat it out of him?"
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Securing Iraq is a lost cause for U.S. forces, and President Bush should begin withdrawing troops to avoid "floundering ineffectually" and further damaging U.S. credibility, a report issued by the Council on Foreign Relations concludes."The American intervention in Iraq unseated a murderous despot in April 2003," Steven Simon, a senior fellow at CFR, acknowledges in the report, originally published last week but presented Wednesday in a teleconference.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign played no part in and had no knowledge of a question asked by one of her advisors in the Nov. 28 Republican presidential debate that has sparked a firestorm of criticism from conservatives, according to the activist group affiliated with the questioner. Retired Gen. Keith Kerr posed a question for the CNN/YouTube-sponsored debate, in which everyday Americans were supposed to have a chance to ask questions of the candidates via videos submitted through YouTube and selected by CNN.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an unscientific poll released Thursday, the liberal activist group MoveOn.org revealed that its members believe Sen. Barack Obama is the best choice to lead the country out of Iraq. Presumed Democratic 2008 frontrunner Sen. Hillary Clinton lagged far behind.The Illinois Democrat earned 28 percent of members' support in the organization's "virtual town hall vote" held online this week.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Correction: The Campaign for America's Future and Media Matters for America released the report.) (CNSNews.com) - American attitudes toward political and social issues are trending in favor of "progressive" positions and have been for some time, according to a report released Wednesday by the liberal Campaign for America's Future and Media Matters for America.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Republicans said Monday they would continue to propose legislative measures aimed at killing the erstwhile broadcasting regulation known as the Fairness Doctrine even though Democrats blocked the first attempt last week.Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) on Friday offered an amendment to the Defense authorization bill that would have prevented the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Ottawa, Ontario (CNSNews.com) - President Bush is meeting with other world leaders in Canada this week to establish, in part, a "New World Order" that subverts national sovereignty, according to some leading American conservatives who have taken a hard stance against the president over the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP).
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Activists from more than a dozen environmental groups gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby for the Clean Energy Act, the final part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) "100-hour" agenda that the activists are calling a "first step" in restructuring the government's energy policy.The bill would roll back some tax loopholes and subsidies for oil companies and use the increased federal revenue to invest in renewable energy research. Supporters of the measure estimate it will bring in $14 billion over the next 10 years.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats lamenting President George W. Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) said they were unwilling to compromise on the measure on Thursday. Congressional Republicans, however, blamed Democrats for playing politics with children's healthcare, because they have postponed further action for two weeks.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Iowa's General Assembly is considering a bill that would lift the state's prohibition on human cloning and replace it with a statute allowing cloning for some purposes, including the production of embryonic stem cells.The proposed change would alter Iowa's definition of cloning in order to ban somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) for reproduction but still allow the process for the production of embryos for embryonic stem cells research.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The controversy that has erupted around a homosexual Army general who is supposedly a Republican voter, yet supports Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, is "manufactured" and "blown completely out of proportion," according to a group that advocates for the repeal of the ban on homosexuals in the military.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Wednesday listed the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban on partial birth abortions along with the killing of 32 people at Virginia Tech, in describing what she called a hard and emotional week.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republicans introduced legislation Thursday that would make tax cuts first implemented in 2001 and 2003 permanent, citing economic growth as evidence that they work."The idea of tax cuts influencing the economy, producing revenue that not only comes in for government but comes in for taxpayers ... works and it produced good things," Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) said in a news conference introducing the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A war of words between Republicans and Democrats over an amendment that would mandate the withdrawal of an unspecified number of troops from Iraq continued Tuesday as Democrats prepared for an all-night session to "dramatize" the dispute ahead of Wednesday's cloture vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush has executed the "wrong war at the wrong time" and is now trying to justify staying in Iraq by falsely comparing withdrawal from there with U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, according to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Three California Democrats in Congress announced a bill Wednesday that they say would force President Bush to withdraw troops from Iraq within six months.Their legislation would repeal the authorization for the use of force, fully fund a six-month withdrawal of U.S. forces and military contractors in Iraq, and prohibit permanent military bases from existing there. It would also provide economic and political aid to the Iraqi government.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An amendment to the Justice Department appropriations bill that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would prohibit the use of federal funds to enforce the prison sentences imposed on two U.S. Border Patrol agents involved in the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. The Senate version of the appropriations bill, which the Senate began debating last week, does not include this de-funding amendment.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - National security experts disagreed Friday over the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in monitoring possible terrorist activities."Since time immemorial it is not just the power but the obligation of the commander in chief ... to gather any and all military intelligence about the enemy," Todd Gaziano, director of the conservative foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies said during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee surges in polls against other Republicans seeking the 2008 presidential nomination, fiscal conservatives are taking a closer look at his record and expressing concerns about his approach to taxes and other economic issues.Huckabee campaigns on having cut taxes 94 times during his 10-year tenure as governor. But Nachama Soloveichik, communications director for the conservative Club for Growth, said his record includes only two "modest" tax cuts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The leaders of two large national veterans' organizations on Thursday called on Democratic leaders in Congress to offer a war funding bill free of withdrawal timelines and "pork barrel" spending."This is not a Democrat or a Republican issue. The sooner our troops complete the mission, the sooner they'll return home," Gary Kurpis, commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), said in a conference call.