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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the Senate prepares to vote on legislation that would expand the categories of "hate crimes," a group of civil rights leaders on Tuesday called opponents of the measure "right-wing fundamentalists" with "often-bigoted agendas."A coalition of conservative Christians said at a press conference held the same day that the bill is "unjust" and "an attempt to take away the rights of Christians to speak out and express their freedom of speech."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that opposes interaction between religion and government Tuesday accused Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. of violating federal tax law by using the school's resources to endorse Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The group also asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Ohio Rep. Robert Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $6,000 after being convicted of conspiracy and making false statements in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal, the Justice Department announced in Washington, D.C., on Friday."Today's sentence makes it clear that our government is not for sale. Former Congressman Ney now faces 30 months in prison for abusing his position of trust as a representative of the American people," said Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division in a news release.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a national ban on partial-birth abortion as constitutional, candidates who are already campaigning to win the White House in 2008 reacted to the decision along party lines on Wednesday."The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial-birth abortion," said former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. "I agree with it," the GOP candidate added.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson said Tuesday that he will step down from his post on October 1. That announcement drew a wide variety of responses, with some praising the official for his "hard work and dedication" and others calling for his successor to be "not just another partisan loyalist."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Leaders from three pro-family groups Wednesday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to denounce the Folsom Street Fair - which is called "the world's largest leather event" and is held each September in San Francisco - as a "grotesque affair" that violates laws prohibiting public nudity and child abuse.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After being pounded by Democrats last year for accepting pay increases while not boosting the minimum wage, Republican congressmen Tuesday returned the favor by preventing an annual 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) from taking effect this year."There will be no COLA adjustment," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday after GOP members of Congress, led by House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), promised to block the annual $2,800 pay hike.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Focus on the Family and Reps. John Conyers and Lamar Smith.)(CNSNews.com) - President Bush looks likely to veto a "hate crimes" bill under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday if it is approved by Congress. Conservatives quickly responded by thanking the president for upholding "our nation's constitutional tradition of equal protection under the law."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republican leaders Tuesday criticized what they called an "11th hour decision" by Democrats to put off a hearing on updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) until after Congress' August recess, warning that "national security can't be postponed."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Now that the first U.S. presidential debates have been held in which candidates had their remarks in English broadcast with Spanish subtitles, some analysts called these events "historic," while a GOP contender who boycotted the Republican forum criticized it as having "perilous consequences" for the nation.Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), who boycotted the debate, said that immigrants must, under law, show the ability to read, write and speak English to become naturalized U.S. citizens.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a ban on assault weapons set to take effect in Cook County, Ill., on Monday, the county's board of commissioners has rejected a novel approach to dealing with a $500 million budget deficit -- an attempt to impose a tax on bullets.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is under federal investigation regarding "rogue sting" operations against gun dealers in five states outside his jurisdiction, has agreed to abide by Virginia law when undertaking any future operations in that state.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has released her first presidential campaign advertisement, which claims that people without health care and even soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are "invisible" to President Bush. The White House quickly responded, calling the ad "absurd" and "unconscionable.""As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they're just invisible to their government," Clinton says in the campaign spot, which began running Tuesday in Iowa.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A study of C-SPAN programming during 2006 said that the cable channel favored conservative think tanks in its coverage by a three-to-one margin over all left-of-center organizations, though an analyst from a conservative media watchdog group said the study was "deeply flawed" because of how it defined whether a group was conservative or liberal.
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.