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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) - 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) - 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) - 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 U.S. Labor Department released an annual report this week that described the state of the American workforce as "healthy, competitive and growing." But the leaders of the nations' largest union federations responded that "anxiety, anger and a demand for action" are rising among U.S. workers."America's workforce is the envy of the world," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao in a statement announcing the release of "America's Dynamic Workforce 2007" on Monday, the Labor Day holiday.
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.
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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.