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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) - 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on free speech."House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measure, which was enforced from 1949 to 1987, "outdated" and "a 1940s law that would take away radio and television licenses if broadcasters express their opinions."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, 8:33 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, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats are calling for a "new direction" for the U.S. National Guard, arguing that it is "stretched to breaking" across America and in Iraq. A Republican Party official retorted that the initiative was nothing new but part of a long-standing Democratic strategy of "playing politics with the war in Iraq."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a replay of events that occurred often during the previous Congress, Democrats and several liberal groups are marshalling their forces in an attempt to derail a judicial nomination made by the Bush administration.However, a conservative analyst told Cybercast News Service on Monday that Judge Leslie Southwick - and any other GOP nominees between now and the 2008 election - face a "slow walk" both in committees and if they reach the Senate floor.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One day after the liberal activist group MoveOn ran a full-page ad in the New York Times entitled "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" a conservative non-profit group ran another full-page ad in the same paper declaring that "Victory is America's only choice" in the war on terror."Surrender to terrorists is not an option," begins the ad, which also ran in Tuesday's editions of the Washington Post and USA Today. "On Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacked America, killing thousands of innocent people."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John McCain's decision not to address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., may prove to be "a huge mistake" if he hopes to win conservative support. It shows "he's not one of us," a number of people attending the event told Cybercast News Service on Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An agreement providing greater transparency on spending earmarks in the House was hailed on Friday by a government watchdog group and GOP officials as a victory for taxpayers, while the Democratic appropriations chairman said that "the best thing about this agreement is that it allows us to proceed."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner's announcement on Thursday that he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in next year's election raised the stakes for the GOP in its efforts to take the chamber back from the Democrats, whose current control of the Senate was attained through a close victory in that state in 2006.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Elections, exhibits and entertainment drew thousands of people from across the country to Washington, D.C., last week to attend the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.Despite the fact that the Republican Party lost both houses of Congress in last November's election, the mood among many of those attending CPAC was decidedly upbeat.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign has removed a picture of the New York Democrat with Mother Teresa from a campaign video, at the request of the charitable order that the late Catholic nun founded in India.Clinton spokesman Phil Singer confirmed that Mother Teresa's order had asked the campaign to remove the image, "So we did.""Sen. Clinton was proud to have worked with and known Mother Teresa," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against MoveOn.org Political Action and the New York Times Company regarding last week's "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" full-page advertisement.
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) - 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."