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July 18, 2008, 7:14 PM EDT
A Houston-based oil company will distribute free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to low-income residents of 11 U.S. cities in a new program praised by a liberal activist but criticized by a conservative analyst on Friday as “shameless self-promotion” for Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.
July 16, 2008, 5:22 PM EDT
Dozens of pastors and pro-life activists attending the 99th annual NAACP conference in Cincinnati this week are calling on that organization to help de-fund the nation’s largest abortion provider.
July 15, 2008, 5:58 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Was a resolution by the city of San Francisco condemning the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality a violation of the U.S. Constitution or an expression of free speech? Oral arguments on this issue will be heard Wednesday by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  
July 10, 2008, 5:10 PM EDT
A new poll says Republicans want John McCain to pick a strong conservative as his running mate, and Democrats want Barack Obama to pick a vice president with economic or military and foreign policy experience.
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Three Republican members of Congress share an environmental group's highest praise in its annual performance scorecard.Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Rep. Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Rep. Chris Shays (Conn.) all received the title "Greenest Republican in Congress" for 2007, according to a news release from the Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP).
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts elicited strong reactions from across the political spectrum.The 5-4 ruling was praised as the likely "death knell" for the prison camp in Cuba by human rights advocates but derided by supporters of the military as making "America's Founding Fathers turn over in their graves."
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative leaders on Wednesday sharply criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for endorsing a revival of the "Fairness Doctrine," which was described as "nothing short of an attack on free speech."House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measure, which was enforced from 1949 to 1987, "outdated" and "a 1940s law that would take away radio and television licenses if broadcasters express their opinions."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes a response from Rep. Duncan Hunter)
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former President Gerald Ford was remembered by people from both sides of the political aisle on Wednesday as "an American hero" who "wisely chose the path of healing during a deeply divisive time in our nation's history."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With an eye on the 2008 elections, a number of groups from across the political spectrum are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ban on organizations airing issue advertisements on TV or radio 30 days before a primary and 60 days before a general election.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite a Senate vote to revive debate on a controversial immigration reform bill, opponents of the measure said Wednesday they remain determined to defeat the legislation, which one group called "a sham" and another described as "blatantly ignoring the will of the American people.""In the past 24 hours alone, we have seen more than 125,000 citizen contacts in the form of petitions, phone calls and faxes to the Senate opposing the bill," said Steve Elliott, president of the conservative group Grassfire.org, in a news release.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When voters cast their ballots during Virginia's Feb. 12 Republican presidential primary, they'll be required to sign a document stating they intend to support the party's nominee for president in a strategy one conservative leader called a "bullying tactic" but a nonpartisan election official dismissed as just "a piece of paper."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: During her "first 100 hours" as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has identified seven key agenda items, one of which is to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation" and enact pay-as-you-go budgeting.)(CNSNews.com) - As the 110th Congress got underway in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Democratic House leaders introduced rules they said would "help bring back integrity, civility and fiscal responsibility" to the chamber.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Seeking to boost the movement to reinstitute a military draft, Rep. John Murtha is arguing that the U.S. should have a "citizen's army" in addition to a "volunteer, professional army." However, a critic of the Pennsylvania Democrat on Monday called his statement "ridiculous" and "without merit.""I voted against the volunteer army because I felt if we ever had a war, we wouldn't be able to sustain [it]," Murtha said during the March 29 edition of CNN's "The Situation Room."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As last week's battle over immigration reform focused the country's attention on the Senate, the members of the House of Representatives were also busy -- voting themselves a pay increase of $4,400.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For a period of time in 2000-2001, when Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York City and married to another woman, his "very good friend" Judith Nathan received police protection 12 hours a day, seven days a week, which cost the city about $200,000 per year - in addition to the security provided for his wife and children at the mayor's mansion.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.), the new chairman of the panel that determines the budget of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has promised to recuse himself from matters related to the FBI while he remains under FBI investigation, but the attempt to fend off criticism of his appointment appeared to have backfired.The FBI is examining charges that Mollohan illegally benefited from distribution of federal funds.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican leaders in both houses of Congress Monday urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call the House back immediately to finalize emergency legislation to fund the war on terrorism. A Pelosi spokesman called the letter "a cheap political stunt."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Less than two weeks after a controversial immigration measure died in the Senate, a self-described conservative group Monday announced a nationwide broadcast campaign "defending the Bush administration's approach to comprehensive immigration reform" -- and even supporting the notion of amnesty for illegal aliens.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that opposes interaction between religion and government Tuesday accused Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. of violating federal tax law by using the school's resources to endorse Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The group also asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate.