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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on free speech."House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measure, which was enforced from 1949 to 1987, "outdated" and "a 1940s law that would take away radio and television licenses if broadcasters express their opinions."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
(CNSNews.com) - Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a national ban on partial-birth abortion as constitutional, candidates who are already campaigning to win the White House in 2008 reacted to the decision along party lines on Wednesday."The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial-birth abortion," said former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. "I agree with it," the GOP candidate added.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson said Tuesday that he will step down from his post on October 1. That announcement drew a wide variety of responses, with some praising the official for his "hard work and dedication" and others calling for his successor to be "not just another partisan loyalist."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Leaders from three pro-family groups Wednesday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to denounce the Folsom Street Fair - which is called "the world's largest leather event" and is held each September in San Francisco - as a "grotesque affair" that violates laws prohibiting public nudity and child abuse.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Ohio Rep. Robert Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $6,000 after being convicted of conspiracy and making false statements in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal, the Justice Department announced in Washington, D.C., on Friday."Today's sentence makes it clear that our government is not for sale. Former Congressman Ney now faces 30 months in prison for abusing his position of trust as a representative of the American people," said Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division in a news release.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Focus on the Family and Reps. John Conyers and Lamar Smith.)(CNSNews.com) - President Bush looks likely to veto a "hate crimes" bill under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday if it is approved by Congress. Conservatives quickly responded by thanking the president for upholding "our nation's constitutional tradition of equal protection under the law."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republican leaders Tuesday criticized what they called an "11th hour decision" by Democrats to put off a hearing on updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) until after Congress' August recess, warning that "national security can't be postponed."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Now that the first U.S. presidential debates have been held in which candidates had their remarks in English broadcast with Spanish subtitles, some analysts called these events "historic," while a GOP contender who boycotted the Republican forum criticized it as having "perilous consequences" for the nation.Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), who boycotted the debate, said that immigrants must, under law, show the ability to read, write and speak English to become naturalized U.S. citizens.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After being pounded by Democrats last year for accepting pay increases while not boosting the minimum wage, Republican congressmen Tuesday returned the favor by preventing an annual 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) from taking effect this year."There will be no COLA adjustment," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday after GOP members of Congress, led by House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), promised to block the annual $2,800 pay hike.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is under federal investigation regarding "rogue sting" operations against gun dealers in five states outside his jurisdiction, has agreed to abide by Virginia law when undertaking any future operations in that state.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has released her first presidential campaign advertisement, which claims that people without health care and even soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are "invisible" to President Bush. The White House quickly responded, calling the ad "absurd" and "unconscionable.""As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they're just invisible to their government," Clinton says in the campaign spot, which began running Tuesday in Iowa.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A study of C-SPAN programming during 2006 said that the cable channel favored conservative think tanks in its coverage by a three-to-one margin over all left-of-center organizations, though an analyst from a conservative media watchdog group said the study was "deeply flawed" because of how it defined whether a group was conservative or liberal.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a ban on assault weapons set to take effect in Cook County, Ill., on Monday, the county's board of commissioners has rejected a novel approach to dealing with a $500 million budget deficit -- an attempt to impose a tax on bullets.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A resolution being introduced on Monday calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to reprimand Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) for threatening to kill any earmarks proposed by a Republican congressman in any defense appropriations bill "now and forever."