Scott Hogenson is a veteran of the US Navy and served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. He was also the founding editor of CNSNews.com.

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February 5, 2015, 11:54 AM EST
Men have lied about their military exploits for as long as humanity has undertaken them. Most of these fibs are harmless embellishments told among buddies over beers at a local tavern. Some are more serious, like lies about earning certain military decorations, a practice that led to the drafting of so-called ‘Stolen Valor’ laws.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Tuesday memorial service for former Sen. Paul Wellstone, who was killed Friday in an airplane crash, brought howls from many Minnesotans who contacted their local radio stations after the broadcast of the service.An estimated 20,000 attended the service at the University of Minnesota Tuesday evening, and thousands more watched and listened to the service, which was broadcast live by some television and radio stations around the state.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Kentucky congressman is laying to rest any speculation about whether he'll be leaving the Democratic Party.Rep. Ken Lucas (D-Ky.) Tuesday said he has no plans of joining the Republican Party, which expanded its House majority after the Nov. 5 elections."I am gratified and honored by the Republican leadership both in Kentucky and Washington, D.C., who want me to continue my congressional service," said Lucas in a statement. "However, the speculation should now stop: I am a Democrat. I've always been a Democrat."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu was reelected to a second term in the Senate Saturday, defeating Republican Suzanne Terrell 51-49 in a special runoff election.Landrieu's victory dashed Republican hopes for growing its newly acquired Senate majority. When the 108th Congress convenes next month, the GOP will have an effective majority of two votes, with the 51 seats in Republican hands and 48 held by Democrats. The Senate's lone independent, former Republican Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-Vt.), caucuses with the Democrats.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following compilation was assembled by the author and contains language some readers may find objectionable.)(CNSNews.com) - On December 6, 2002, Sen. Trent Lott noted at a 100th birthday tribute to Strom Thurmond that Mississippi's electoral votes in the 1948 presidential election went to Thurmond as the presidential candidate of the segregationist Dixiecrat Party and said "if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The flood of annoying e-mail ads for explicit pornography, bulk discounts on Viagra and other unwanted ads could slow to a trickle this summer, according to members of Congress who've drafted anti-spam legislation.Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he's hoping for action by the end of June on the RID SPAM Act of 2003.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former President Bill Clinton turns 57 years old on August 19, and the Democratic National Committee is hoping the birthday will result in campaign cash for the 2004 elections.The DNC Thursday sent an e-mail urging Democrats to contribute money and send a "personal message" to the impeached president and "let President Clinton know he remains in your hearts and minds."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Every now and then, America's political Left tinkers with language in an effort to re-invent itself or its opposition, or to otherwise overcome the connotations associated with certain words and phrases.2003 has seen a number of efforts along these lines. People who think abortion is wrong are increasingly referred to as "anti-choice" rather than "pro-life." Radical environmentalists are beginning to lean more prominently to the term "conservationist." Liberals are more broadly embracing the term "progressive" as a political label.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
It's open season on George W. Bush, and the establishment media are playing their predictable role in the row over the naming of a CIA employee by a conservative columnist in July.In case you've only now returned from a visit overseas, the media and many Democrats are positively lathered about the identity of a CIA employee that was revealed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak July 14.The CIA employee in question is the wife of former U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson, who was dispatched to Niger last year to check out allegations of Saddam Hussein trying to buy uranium.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee went on the offensive regarding reports of terrorist warnings before the Sept. 11 attacks Wednesday, issuing a statement calling for an investigation into "the causes and events leading to September 11."In a DNC "Action Alert" sent to party partisans, the committee led with the headline "Democrats, GOP Leaders Call for Full Independent Investigation Into September 11."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush Tuesday night reassured the nation following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, saying the United States and its citizens "saw evil."Speaking from the Oval Office at the White House, Bush said the federal government would be operating "without interruption," on Wednesday, and said that emergency services crews had been mustered in response to the attacks.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Congress is eyeballing a joint resolution that "condemns in the strongest possible terms," the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, according to a draft of the resolution obtained by CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York City and their families would be eligible for tax relief this year, under the terms of a proposal in Congress.The proposal would exempt victims of the September 11 attacks from federal income taxes for this year, reduce federal taxes on inheritances received by survivors, and let the families of victims receive private and federal relief money tax free.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A private organization of Democratic partisans rallied via the Internet has cancelled its planned "Fall Offensive," which it described as a grassroots effort keep the controversy of the 2000 presidential election in the minds of voters.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Members of Congress are getting fresh warnings on handling suspicious packages mailed to congressional offices.An Oct. 11 memorandum to all House members from Sergeant at Arms Wilson Livingood warns members and staff to "be vigilant," when handling mail, saying that incoming congressional mail is only "screened for improvised explosive devices.""Several suspicious letters and packages purporting to contain a hazardous material have been received in Washington, D.C. and in other parts of the country," noted Livingood's letter.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(1st Add: More Details About Campaign)(CNSNews.com) - Virginia Republicans lost an eight-year hold on the governorship Tuesday with the election of businessman Mark Warner over former attorney general Mark Earley. With approximately 75 percent of the votes counted, Warner had 52 percent of the votes, while Earley tallied 47 percent. Warner outspent Earley by nearly $8 million, making this race for governor the most expensive in state history.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(2nd Add: Contains Comments From Earley's Concession)(CNSNews.com) - Virginia Republicans lost an eight-year hold on the governorship Tuesday with the election of businessman Mark Warner over former attorney general Mark Earley. With approximately 93 percent of the votes counted, Warner had 52 percent of the votes, while Earley tallied 47 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(3rd Add: Contains Comments From Warner)(CNSNews.com) - Virginia Republicans lost their 8-year hold on the governorship Tuesday with the election of businessman Mark Warner over former attorney general Mark Earley. With most of the vote tallied, Warner held a 52 to 47 percent lead over Earley.Preceded by bluegrass troubadours, Warner accepted his victory before supporters in Richmond, saying "We laid out a plan for Virginia's future, a plan that didn't focus on sound bite solutions or three-word slogans."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A story published December 10 incorrectly identified a senator sponsoring legislation regarding universal background checks for the purchase of weapons. The correct senator is Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). An official with Reed's office said the senator has his own background check bill pending in the Senate. CNSNews.com regrets the error.