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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."
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) - 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
(1st Add: Includes a response from Rep. Duncan Hunter)
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) - 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
(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) - 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) - Democratic leaders in the Senate have agreed to accept the same version of earmark reform passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month, but the decision came only after they suffered what a taxpayer watchdog group called "a humiliating rebuke" initiated by a GOP senator.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After President Bush outlined proposals addressing the "clear need" for "comprehensive immigration reform" during a speech in Yuma, Ariz., on Monday, his plan was criticized from both sides of the political aisle. One immigration reform group called his plan the "same old illegal alien amnesty and guest worker program." Democrats agreed on the need for immigration reform, but they're calling for "bipartisanship" in crafting a bill.