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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - It took only one day for the Democrats to break their promise to put on a positive and upbeat convention, according to the Republican National Committee, which analyzed last night's speeches for anti-Bush rhetoric.Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, along with former Vice President Al Gore, all made pointed jabs at President Bush during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Former New York City Ed Koch said Wednesday he will tout his Democrat credentials and New York legacy in battleground states this fall on behalf of President Bush."They've asked me to go campaign in Florida and Ohio, so I think I'm reasonably known throughout the country as a New Yorker and a Democrat," Koch told CNSNews.com as he strolled the streets of Manhattan.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - President Bush made it clear at Friday's debate that the United States wouldn't have a military draft under his watch, but that didn't stop top Democrats from circulating rumors afterward that it could still happen.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Medicare legislation cleared a hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Monday when Republicans were able to muster enough votes to block a threatened filibuster from Democrats.The 70 to 29 vote in the Senate moves the $400 billion bill a step closer to reaching President Bush's desk for his signature. The House of Representatives voted 220 to 215 on Saturday after Bush made several phone calls to assure its passage.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - MoveOn.org's political action committee launched its most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever on Thursday, announcing a plan to raise $50 million to elect Democrat John F. Kerry.The liberal activist organization, which has faced a barrage of criticism from the Republican National Committee and President Bush's re-election campaign, made an e-mail appeal to its 2.1 million members asking for pledges of $1,000 to $10,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Correction: Three complaints have been filed with the Senate ethics committee. Former Senate Republican counsel Manuel Miranda, who resigned after acknowledging he read the Democrats' memos, filed a complaint in February.) (CNSNews.com) - A complaint filed Wednesday with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics accuses Sen. Ted Kennedy and two of his former aides of improper conduct for their alleged role in delaying the confirmation of one of President Bush's judicial nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - The Republican National Committee had expressed skepticism about Sen. John Kerry's desire to host a positive and upbeat convention. Now the GOP says it has the evidence to prove the convention is really a President Bush-bashing affair.Researchers at the RNC looked at five prime-time speeches by prominent Democrats and compiled the time spent criticizing Bush vs. the time used to praise Kerry. A third category is denoted as "filler" time.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Last week when Democrats announced their plans to counter the GOP convention, New York's two senators, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, were supposed to be the stars. But on the convention's final day, they stayed home.On the morning Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry spoke to Democrats in July, the Republican National Committee had to shift the location of its press briefing to accommodate an overflow crowd that gathered to see former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speak.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two of Sen. John Kerry's surrogates on Monday accused President Bush of politicizing the military strategy in Iraq, but when a reporter asked how the senator's plan would be better than Bush's, a Kerry aide promptly halted the discussion.The episode took place during a 2:15 p.m. conference call that featured two military advisers to the Kerry campaign. They spoke about a press report that suggested the United States would hold off on any major combat operations in Iraq until after the Nov. 2 election.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives are fuming over the $15.5 million that billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has pledged to defeat President Bush. But they're also anxious to fight back and expose what they consider to be Soros' "immoral" beliefs and atheist leanings.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The incoming president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund says the organization doesn't "get involved in partisan politics," despite its strident opposition to some of President Bush's judicial nominees, two of whom are black.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - Former ambassador Joe Wilson, an adviser to John Kerry's presidential campaign, said Wednesday he would continue to advise Kerry on foreign policy matters despite attempts in recent days by Republicans to "smear" his reputation.Wilson was greeted with a standing ovation at the left-wing "Take Back America" conference, sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future, despite two recent reports that discredit his claims that President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein's attempt to buy uranium from Niger.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who was designated by the Democratic Party to lead the attack on President Bush this week, claimed Thursday that Democrats didn't turn negative at their party's convention in July."Our convention didn't focus on George Bush, the person," Vilsack said at a Democratic press briefing. "We hardly even mentioned President Bush. What we talked about was how we could help ordinary Americans."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Judging from current political advertising, the presidential race now rests in the hands of voters in 10 swing states, according to a report released Tuesday from the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project.The dwindling number of swing states - the liberal America Coming Together put the number at 17 earlier this year - means only about a quarter of the electorate is seeing the bulk of attention in the waning days of the presidential campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives in Illinois say the state Republican Party is disenfranchising its rank-and-file base of voters by ignoring conservative ideals and thereby threatening President Bush's chances to pick up the state's 21 electoral votes in the 2004 election.The criticism intensified recently with the Dec. 18 indictment of former Republican Gov. George Ryan. Many people have blamed the scandal-plagued Ryan, who served as Bush's Illinois campaign chairman in 2000, for Bush's double-digit loss there to Al Gore.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Clarification: Daryle Lamont Jenkins of the One People's Project said on May 14 that he does not plan to "crash" Free Republic's June 5 gathering in New York. Jenkins said he merely wants to draw attention to the event.) New York (CNSNews.com) - About 200 people filled St. Mark's Church in Manhattan on Wednesday night in what has become a must-attend monthly meeting for activists of all stripes. Their goal is simple: to let the world know the Republican National Convention is not welcome in their city.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal MoveOn.org PAC asked its supporters Monday to rate 17 potential television ads attacking President Bush, one of which will be aired during the Republican National Convention later this month.The so-called "Real People" ads, which can be found on the MoveOn.org PAC's website, feature an assortment of individuals who claim to be former Bush supporters who have declared their allegiance to Sen. John Kerry, the Democrat nominee.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Shortly after Republicans wrapped up their convention Thursday night, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry kicked off the fall campaign in a fashion reminiscent of his actions in Vietnam, according to one Democrat."One of the most compelling aspects of John Kerry's life was the decision he made along with other commanders of Swift boats when they were continually being ambushed traveling down that river," said Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, a staunch Kerry supporter.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader plans to campaign heavily in 10 states over the next two weeks, including five battleground states that Democrat Al Gore narrowly won in 2000 and where Sen. John Kerry must prevail this year.At a press conference Monday, Nader said his strategy is to take away votes from both Kerry and President Bush on Nov. 2. But by venturing to Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Nader is threatening Kerry's hold on states that Gore won four years ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential frontrunner Howard Dean is turning to former Vice President Al Gore for some last-minute fund-raising help before the end of 2003.Gore and his wife, Tipper, will headline a conference call Tuesday night linking more than 1,300 "house parties," each with the goal of raising $311 for Dean. The former Vermont governor also announced Monday that his campaign had raised $14 million in the last four months of 2003.