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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) - The debate over illegal immigration is a "diversion" to distract Americans from government efforts to enter into a North American Union with Canada and Mexico, in the view of activists protesting in Washington, D.C., on Friday."The illegal alien problem is a mechanism for leveraging what is yet to come," Daneen Peterson, a researcher who studies the North American Union issue, said at the small rally, which drew about 40 protestors.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Correction: Changes affiliation for Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell.)(CNSNews.com) - Republicans on Wednesday made good on their promise to block a Democratic effort to mandate a troop withdrawal from Iraq after an all-night session organized by Democratic leaders to "dramatize" the procedural fight over the measure.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Thursday called on Congress to focus on reauthorizing a federally funded children's health insurance program when it returns from recess in September. He urged President Bush to work with Congress on expanding the program in spite of earlier promises to veto it.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who last week announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, could become the nation's first black president in 2008, but liberal African-American leaders are hardly rushing to endorse him.Jesse Jackson, a former presidential contender and head of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, came close to endorsing Obama on Thursday, telling CNN that "all of my heart leans toward Barack" in deciding who to endorse because "he's an extension of our struggle to make this a more perfect union."
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Liberals who gathered for the fifth annual Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday declared conservatism to be in decline -- even "on the way out," in the words of some movement leaders."Despite a decade ... of domination by the far right agenda in Congress and the media and the political arena, they have been unable to bring the American people along," Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said during a panel discussion on conservative politics.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday announced he would set aside the Defense Department authorization bill that has served as a catalyst for an historic confrontation between Republicans and Democrats over a troop withdrawal from Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is lobbying leaders of the European Union to focus on abortion rights issues on the continent while also acknowledging that reproductive laws are the responsibility of individual governments. This apparent contradiction is the IPPF's way of promoting abortion throughout Europe, according to a pro-life group based at the United Nations.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation acted "within the range of discretion" in deciding not to investigate sexually charged Internet conversations between former Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page, the Justice Department has concluded.Critics are unhappy, however, and called Tuesday for congressional hearings into the matter.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from the American Spectator.) (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Wednesday denied that he is conducting or ever planned to conduct a congressional investigation of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin and called on a conservative magazine to retract its report that he asked investigators to compile information on the popular conservative talk radio hosts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the first of at least two 2008 presidential straw polls scheduled for release this week, members of the conservative Citizens United have thrown their support behind non-candidate Newt Gingrich.The unscientific poll of more than 2,500 of the group's members found that 31 percent would vote for the former House Speaker if the 2008 Republican presidential nomination were held today. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani ranked second with 25 percent of the vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American public must hold politicians accountable for increasingly uncivil behavior between Democrats and Republicans in government, two elected officials said Monday, arguing that their colleagues will not change without prodding from voters.Citing talk radio, bloggers and the 24-hour cable news cycle along with the success of negative campaigning, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), said it was up to the public to demand a return to civility in Washington.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fifteen states will hold primary elections on Feb. 5, and in preparation for what some are calling a "national primary," a non-partisan group of political and technology analysts is organizing a "National Presidential Caucus" to give Americans an opportunity to discuss issues and candidates before voters in a few states decide the frontrunners.