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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
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
(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.
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) - Most of the major newspapers in and around New Jersey editorialized Friday that Gov. James McGreevey should step down immediately rather than waiting until Nov. 15, the date he said was necessary to ensure a proper transition.The Asbury Park Press put it bluntly in an editorial headlined, "The governor must leave now." While not all newspapers commented on McGreevey's Nov. 15 departure - the result of a homosexual extramarital affair - it was quickly becoming a hot topic one day later.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 32-year-old documents produced Wednesday by the CBS News program "60 Minutes," shedding a negative light on President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard, may have been forged using a current word processing program, according to typography experts.Three independent typography experts told CNSNews.com they were suspicious of the documents from 1972 and 1973 because they were typed using a proportional font, not common at that time, and they used a superscript font feature found in today's Microsoft Word program.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Following the announcement that former President Bill Clinton would return to the campaign trail after six weeks of recovery from heart surgery, a Republican pollster Wednesday said it showed Sen. John Kerry was desperate.Clinton resurfaced in the presidential campaign Wednesday with a fund-raising pitch to Democrats. It was also announced that he would join Kerry in Philadelphia next week.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One year ago, Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean had a paid staff of seven employees and 432 identified supporters. Today the campaign employs 400 and has more than a half-million followers.In the last year, Dean has gone from underdog to frontrunner among the Democratic field of candidates. With leads in both Iowa's Jan. 19 caucuses and New Hampshire's Jan. 27 primary, pundits now consider the Democratic nomination Dean's to lose.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - As 50,000 Republicans head to their national convention in New York in late August, a coalition of anti-war and anti-GOP activists are planning to throw a welcome party of sorts -- that is, if they can get the permits they need to demonstrate.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A member of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has alleged that John Kerry's own report 35 years ago was the basis for the military records that the Washington Post used in an article Thursday seeking to discredit the veteran, Larry Thurlow.At issue is whether Thurlow, Kerry and others were subjected to hostile gunfire on Vietnam's Bay Hap River on March 13, 1969, as military records obtained by the Washington Post indicate.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Additional questions were circulating Friday about the contents of four purported military documents that served as the basis for a Bush-bashing segment on the CBS News program "60 Minutes" Wednesday night. Doubts about the authenticity of the documents first reported by CNSNews.com on Thursday spread across the Internet and cable news shows Thursday when several forensic document experts, typographers and retired military officers offered their analysis. Friday's newspapers also carried stories questioning the documents' authenticity.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A harsh critic of media conglomerates reported Thursday that its own public opinion survey showed most Americans in support of the Sinclair Broadcast Group's decision to air an unflattering film about Sen. John Kerry. Sinclair plans to air portions of "Stolen Honor: Wounds Never Heal," featuring former prisoners of war, during an hour-long news program Friday night at 8 p.m. EDT on 40 of its 62 local television affiliates across the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, who has pledged $15.5 million to liberal interest groups, said Monday he would likely up the ante in his quest to oust President Bush from the White House this November.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Democrats agreed to lift their seven-week hold on President's Bush judicial nominees after reaching an agreement Tuesday with the White House that will halt the practice of congressional recess appointments for the remainder of the year.Twenty-five nominees, all considered uncontroversial by Democrats, will be approved by the Senate in the next few weeks. Democrats, however, will continue to block a handful of judicial nominees they consider too conservative.