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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republicans said Thursday they hope to block provisions of a Democratic bill to expand health care coverage for poor children that could open up the coverage to illegal immigrants.The Children's Health and Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act would expand the existing State Children's Health Insurance Program - more than doubling it in size - and "improve beneficiary protections under the Medicare, Medicaid and the [SCHIP] program."
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) - Liberal environmentalists expecting President Bush to embrace dire predictions of the effects of manmade global warming during his State of the Union address Tuesday were disappointed when he mentioned the climate only once.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes details on the legislative action on the bill.) (CNSNews.com) - The Democratic chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Friday morning that he hopes to bring the controversial Children's Health and Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act out of committee and to the full House of Representatives by the end of the day, despite Republican efforts to stall the process.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said during the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday that combat troops may have to continue fighting in Iraq throughout the next president's first term. When asked by debate moderator Tim Russert if they would have combat troops out of Iraq by the end of their first term, both Clinton and Obama avoided commitment, arguing that troops may remain in a fighting capacity through 2013.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Taking a swipe at politicians who already have declared plans to run for president in 2008, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Saturday that he would decide in September whether to seek the Republican nomination.Gingrich promised conservatives gathered at a conference in Washington that he would make a decision "around Labor Day."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have established a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children and who make an effort to contribute to society.The DREAM Act, sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) would have rewarded illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States by their parents and who seek a college education or enlist in the military.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Republican congressman on Wednesday wouldn't rule out legislation as a way to prod American consumers to switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to more efficient modern bulbs.Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) called legislation a "last choice" but did not rule it out as an option in the long term. Manzullo spoke at a news conference in Washington, D.C., with representatives from the energy industry and environmental interest groups promoting the modern bulbs.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A panel discussion on global climate change Tuesday found Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) staff agreeing with representatives for the leading Democratic presidential contenders. A cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, they agreed, is the most promising solution to "global warming."
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
(1st Add: Includes comments from President Bush.) (CNSNews.com) - Conservative grassroots organizers claimed victory in convincing 18 senators to reverse course and vote against cloture on the controversial comprehensive immigration reform bill that died in the Senate Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A fact-finding trip to Greenland has renewed Sen. Barbara Boxer's desire to pass legislation aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions, according to the senator who has been promising such legislation since early in her term as chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is under fire from liberal media critics and some Democrats in Congress for using the term "phony soldiers" to describe Jesse Macbeth, who was sentenced to five months in prison for falsifying his military records.Macbeth claimed to be the recipient of several medals, including the Purple Heart, and further claimed in Internet videos to have witnessed U.S. soldiers committing atrocities. It was later revealed that Macbeth had served for only six weeks and never saw combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hoping to become the second former Arkansas governor to take up residence in the White House, Republican Mike Huckabee on Sunday announced his intention to run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination."People want an authentic conservative who has a proven record of results," Huckabee said in a statement. "I've concluded that I should take this necessary and vital step to bring a new kind of optimistic leadership to the public square."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday accused Democrats of using the fires burning in Southern California as a distraction so they can reintroduce a contentious children's health care bill.Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a vote on the bill for Thursday afternoon. The bill had already passed, but supporters were unable to override President Bush's veto of the reauthorization and $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).