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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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, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney left a Washington, DC hospital late Friday morning after suffering a mild heart attack Wednesday and undergoing surgery to unclog an artery.Cheney was discharged from George Washington Hospital a little before 11:00 a.m. EST Friday, thanking his doctors and the hospital staff for doing "a superb job for me."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawyers for Vice President Al Gore are indicating there's no place left for him to turn in his quest for the White House following Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, but the federal government's General Services Administration isn't ready to help President-elect George W. Bush with his presidential transition. GSA Administrator David J. Barram says he'll wait until after Wednesday's anticipated speeches by Gore and Bush before opening transition office space and releasing any funds to pay for the transition.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over whether four Florida counties should be allowed to conduct a second recount of votes - this time by hand - in that state's hotly contested election between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Local election officials in Broward County, Florida Friday continued a hand recount of some 1,700 questionable ballots from the November 7 presidential election.While the examination of ballots was going on inside the courthouse, Republican protesters gathered outside, brandishing Bush-Cheney and 'Sore-Loserman' signs, and chanting their disapproval of the continuing recount.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 2000 presidential nominee of the Socialist Party USA said Wednesday that the nation owes Vice President Al Gore "a debt of thanks" following his attempt to overturn the certified election results in Florida because the challenge brought increased attention to the Electoral College."Gore did win the popular vote and thus gives new impetus to abolishing the Electoral College," said David McReynolds, who ran for president on the Socialist ticket. The party favors the abolition of the Electoral College system.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A weekend tally of votes in New Mexico gave George W. Bush a paper-thin 17 vote lead over Al Gore Monday, raising the specter of yet another recount in a state that's too close to call.An unofficial tally of votes there gave Bush a 17 vote advantage over Gore. If the margin holds up under scrutiny, it would pull five electoral votes from Gore's column and award them to Bush, further tightening the Electoral College margin between the two.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman Friday accused Republicans of "orchestrated demonstrations" in Miami-Dade County designed to "disrupt and halt the counting of ballots," there.Lieberman charged GOP partisans of deliberately trying to end the hand recount of votes there, and claimed that local canvassing board members decided to not continue a hand recount because of the protests.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Left-wing and liberal organizations, many of which have coalesced to oppose the nomination of John Ashcroft as U.S. attorney general, have received nearly $150 million in taxpayer money to finance their operations since 1996, according to a report by a Washington think tank.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The continuing controversy swirling around the presidential election results in Florida has erupted on the Internet, with pressure on both Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush to concede. The postings apparently are intended to add momentum for a new presidential election in one disputed Florida county.A Website called Democrats.com seeks to have voters in Palm Beach County, Florida, sign an affidavit swearing that they voted incorrectly in the November 7 election.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After suffering a setback at the hands of the Florida Supreme Court Thursday, the campaign of Vice President Al Gore pledged to continue fighting the results of that state's presidential election results, which will determine the next president.The Gore campaign has filed suit to force another recount of the ballots in Miami-Dade County, which decided against recounting the votes there.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While Bill Clinton was giving his farewell address to the American people Thursday night, hundreds of conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C., to offer their own farewell to the president - a mock funeral to mark "the death of the Clinton Administration."In a night filled with satirical barbs thrown at Clinton, "Master of Condolences" L. Brent Bozell III invited the crowd to take "one final walk down memory lane," in the form of a produced video compilation of the scandals that plagued the president during his eight years in office.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher Sunday would not say whether the campaign of Vice President Al Gore would be prepared to accept the outcome of voting in Florida following a tabulation of absentee ballots there."We'll have to look at that," Christopher said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press, indicating that the Gore camp might continue pressing for additional action if a third tabulation of the Florida vote, including absentee ballots, shows Texas Gov. George W. Bush won the state. "We'll be looking at other options," said Christopher.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Five Florida voters are preparing a lawsuit against the major broadcast networks, major cable news outlets and the exit polling service they used in projecting Al Gore the winner of the Florida presidential election before the polls had closed in their state.The plaintiffs, all of whom live in the Florida panhandle region of the state, claim they were "disenfranchised by the networks' wrongfully projecting a Gore victory in Florida on Election Night before polls closed," where they live, according to a statement announcing the lawsuit.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear a motion filed by the George W Bush campaign alleging the violation of constitutional rights of some voters in Florida. The Bush campaign was arguing that additional hand recounts of ballots in select Florida counties did not permit due process and equal protection for voters in other Florida counties where the additional recounts were not taking place.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a growing number of reports of pranks and vandalism at the White House, particularly the removal of the 'w' keys from computer keyboards, a major national office supply retailer is trying to ease the situation with an emergency shipment of spare parts.Mike Feuer, chairman and chief executive officer of Office Max, is ready to send hundreds of computer keyboards and individual 'w' keys to the White House in response to the vandalism.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The head of a Washington, DC-based legal group is claiming that the federal judge who ruled against a request to suspend the hand counting of ballots in select Florida counties should have recused himself from the case because of a lengthy history of campaign contributions to Democrats, including Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A circuit court in Florida late Friday delayed deciding on whether hundreds of military ballots in Florida were properly excluded from the state's presidential vote tally.Leon County Circuit Court Judge Ralph Smith said only that he would look over the arguments offered by lawyers for the campaigns of Al Gore and George W. Bush, which initiated the proceeding.There was no indication of precisely when a decision would be handed down, though Smith, a Democrat, could rule as early as Saturday.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Buoyed by a line-up of high-profile speakers and not having to compete with political events elsewhere, organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference said they're expecting a record number of participants at this year's annual event, which opens Thursday.More than 3,000 people are anticipated for the three-day conference of conservative political professionals and activists, according to Patricia F. Meagher, legislative director for the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the event.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Election officials in Miami, Florida, Saturday announced that they would conduct a hand recount of the roughly 650,000 ballots cast by county voters in the November 7 presidential election.The recount, scheduled to begin November 20, is expected to take 10 days, with counters taking a day off on Thanksgiving, officials said.But the question of the hand recount may be rendered moot depending on the outcome of a scheduled hearing by the Florida Supreme Court Monday afternoon.