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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on free speech."House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measure, which was enforced from 1949 to 1987, "outdated" and "a 1940s law that would take away radio and television licenses if broadcasters express their opinions."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) - The Florida congressman who earlier this week called on Joe Kennedy to stop running television commercials which he said give "shameless support" to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez went a step further Wednesday, challenging the former Massachusetts lawmaker to debate him "anytime and anywhere" on the issue.
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."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican who served as speaker of the House from 1999 through 2006, said on Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2008."It was a great personal privilege and honor for this former teacher and wrestling coach to have been elected and to have served the American people," the 65-year-old congressman stated, though he described his tenure as speaker in less-than-glowing terms.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a Georgia Democrat who was voted out of Congress last year after engaging in an altercation with a Capitol Hill police officer, is now campaigning to become the Green Party's presidential nominee.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 24 hours after a Florida congressman issued a challenge to debate Joe Kennedy "anytime and anywhere" over his association with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, the former Massachusetts lawmaker has yet to respond.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A resolution aimed at reprimanding Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) for allegedly threatening to revoke another congressman's earmarks was defeated by a House vote that fell mostly along party lines on Tuesday.By a tally of 219 to 189, the chamber voted to table -- and therefore kill -- a privileged resolution from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) to punish Murtha, a senior Democrat who chairs the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the two years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, the Bush administration has failed to restore the city because of its reliance on conservative policies, a liberal organization charged in a report released Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The death of William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of National Review magazine and long-time host of the "Firing Line" television program, made Wednesday "a very sad day for a lot of people" who remembered the 82-year-old author and commentator as "the father of the modern conservative movement."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) plans to introduce legislation designed to halt the Bush administration's troop "surge" in Iraq by restricting military deployments - a move he is painting as one that will "support" U.S. forces."The legislation I'm putting together ... puts restrictions on the president, on the administration, saying you can't send people back into battle until they've had a year at home," Murtha, a vocal critic of the Iraq war, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, said Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Responding to criticism that the conflict in Iraq is merely a civil war in a foreign country, President Bush said during a news conference at the White House on Thursday that "this notion that this isn't a war on terror is, in my view, na?ve."Bush made the comment one day after 2008 Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards dismissed the U.S.-led war on terrorism as "a bumper sticker, not a plan."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The anti-war group MoveOn.org announced on Wednesday that it is launching an ad campaign against a Democrat -- calling attention to Rep. Brian Baird's support of "President Bush's failed policy in Iraq."The Washington State Democrat is acting "against the views of his constituents" and against his previous voting record, the liberal group said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - During George Allen's unsuccessful 2006 Senate re-election campaign, the Virginia Republican was accused of failing to tell Congress about $1.1 million in stock options. Those charges have now been dismissed, and a political communications specialist said Tuesday the outcome was a sign that "the media do not do a good enough job" investigating the allegations in the first place.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was indicted Monday on 16 counts as part of a long-running bribery investigation, including charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money laundering, federal officials said.The indictment handed up by a federal court in Alexandria., Va., is 94 pages long and lists alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years.