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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on free speech."House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measure, which was enforced from 1949 to 1987, "outdated" and "a 1940s law that would take away radio and television licenses if broadcasters express their opinions."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) - This is the year we're going to make history by pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress, groups from across the political spectrum said during a telephone news conference on Friday."The fundamentals have never been better," said Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. "We have a president who strongly supports comprehensive immigration reform. We have strong affirmations, statements of support from the leaders of the House and the Senate that they're going to move on" the issue as well.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Two of the top contenders for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination told a standing-room-only crowd of liberal activists on Tuesday that it's "time to turn the page" and "establish America as a force for good in the world again."The noontime addresses by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina highlighted the second day of the Take Back America conference, an event sponsored by the "progressive" Campaign for America's Future.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term has officials from Texas accusing their former governor, President George W. Bush, of overstepping his authority by ordering them to follow an international court's ruling about an illegal immigrant who's been convicted of murder.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), described as "maybe the most dangerous leader in the long campaign by anti-Catholics within the Church who mislead Americans," has advanced "the culture of death," a former congressman charged.Former U.S. Rep. Robert Dornan discussed "Nancy Pelosi's faith in the culture of death," in the March-April 2007 issue of Celebrate Life magazine, which is published by the conservative American Life League (ALL).
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes a response from a spokesman for Fox News Channel.)Washington (CNSNews.com) - Liberal activists who claim Fox News Channel is not a legitimate news source said that cooperation by several groups was key in preventing the network from hosting debates by Democratic presidential candidates.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A homosexual advocacy group in the GOP has launched a television advertising campaign to tell Republicans that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 presidential candidate, is "an opportunist, not a conservative."However, Romney campaign spokesman Kevin Madden said in a statement that the 30-second spot misrepresents the candidate's "courage to admit he was wrong" on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The swearing-in of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives next week will be the focus of four days of concerts, church services and fund-raising events that conservative analysts called a "coronation" that will emphasize partying over policy."It'll be 'all Nancy, all the time,'" Dani Doane, director of House relations for the conservative Heritage Foundation, told Cybercast News Service. "It's almost as though she views this as a coronation as opposed to doing the people's business."
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
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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) - 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.