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) - President Bush's decision to allow federal funding of stem cell research that involves existing lines of the reproductive cells has resulted in a split decision among some of the nation's largest and most influential pro-life groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush Sunday was certified the winner in Florida's heavily contested presidential election. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris made the announcement around 7:30 p.m. EST, declaring Bush the winner of the state's 25 electoral votes. But lawyers for Vice President Al Gore have vowed to contest the results in at least three Florida counties, keeping the ultimate outcome shrouded in uncertainty.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Crystal City, Va. (CNSNews.com) - Republican politicians were urged to "stop being so polite," in their public relations dealings with Democrats, during a seminar Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington, D.C.In a sometimes raucous panel discussion on how President George W. Bush can fight the P.R. of the left, author David Horowitz, said conservatives needed to "begin to fight their fire with our fire," and accused the Democratic Party of being "a racist party."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush expanded his lead over Vice President Al Gore in Florida Saturday, as a count of absentee ballots from overseas gave Bush a lead of slightly less than 1,000 votes. Unofficial results gave Bush a 926-vote lead at mid-day Saturday, with all of Florida's 67 counties reporting their results. The tabulation of absentee ballots from abroad was marred by efforts to disallow some 1,400 votes because the envelopes in which they were mailed were not postmarked, a requirement of Florida law.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two hours after being certified the winner of Florida's hotly contested presidential election and the state's 25 Electoral College votes, Texas Governor George W. Bush Sunday called on Vice President Al Gore to end his legal challenge to the results, effectively conceding the election."Now that the votes are counted, it is time for the votes to count," said Bush in a prime time address from Austin, Texas. "The vice president's lawyers have indicated he will challenge the certified election results. I respectfully ask him to reconsider."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Linda Tripp lost her Pentagon job last month, but the Clinton Administration appointee questioned by a grand jury about whether he played a role in prompting a two-year criminal investigation of Tripp is still on the job.Robert Weiner, the Clinton Administration appointee who serves as chief of press relations for the White House National Drug Policy Office, is keeping his job at the request of the Bush Administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The George W. Bush campaign ratcheted up the rhetoric Saturday by claiming numerous irregularities and discrepancies in the ongoing hand count of ballots from the November 7 presidential election in Florida and accusing the Al Gore campaign of launching a "statewide effort" to exclude the votes of military personnel serving overseas.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic leader of the Florida House of Representatives Sunday indicated her party may push for choosing electors to the Electoral College proportionate to the popular vote, rather than by the more prevalent winner-take-all method."It seems to me the only fair remedy would be for us to elect electors in a proportionate manner to reflect the fact that this is a very evenly divided state," said Florida House Minority Leader Lois Frankel.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Linda Tripp lost her Pentagon job last month, but the Clinton Administration appointee questioned by a grand jury about whether he played a role in prompting a two-year criminal investigation of Tripp is still on the job.Robert Weiner, the Clinton Administration appointee who serves as chief of press relations for the White House National Drug Policy Office, is keeping his job at the request of the Bush Administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Election officials in Miami, Florida, are planning a hand recount of that county's estimated 650,000 ballots cast in the November 7 presidential elections Monday, further muddying the outcome of that state's pivotal election results.Miami-Dade County officials Saturday said the recount is expected to take 10 days, with vote counters working in shifts and taking a day off on Thanksgiving. Initial vote tallies in Miami-Dade County gave Gore a lead of roughly 39,000 votes.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An advisory to NBC network stations Sunday instructed them to "not dump out" of the movie Titanic to broadcast the certification of President-elect George W Bush as the winner of the Florida election and the presidency.The technical advisory sent to network affiliates by the NBC News Channel in Charlotte, North Carolina Sunday was the result of a decision by the NBC network and not the news service, according to NBC News Channel Executive Producer Sharon Houston.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
First Add: Includes data on survey methodology(CNSNews.com) - A CBS News poll of people who watched President Bush's Tuesday night address to Congress found a wide majority of Americans support Bush's proposed $1.6 trillion tax cut, but the network didn't even mention the survey results in its own evening newscast.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A growing number of questions about disallowed military ballots in Florida and fresh allegations of fraudulent votes and flawed hand recounts in selected counties are leading to an escalation in the battle of words among supporters of Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush."The dogs of war have been released," in Florida said Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) during an appearance Sunday on ABC's This Week program. Thompson pointed to reports of illegal votes by convicted felons in Florida and efforts by Gore campaign
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawyers for President-elect George W Bush and Vice President Al Gore returned to a Tallahassee, Florida courtroom Sunday, where a circuit court judge heard a second day of testimony in Gore's contest of the state's presidential election.The Bush legal team opened the day attacking the statistical analysis of Gore's attorneys, who argued Saturday that additional recounts of Florida's ballots would give Gore enough votes to overturn the certified results of the election and win the presidency.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain Tuesday made an apparent joke about a fellow Republican in the House at the expense of those who were killed during the federal government's 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.McCain was a guest on the Don Imus radio program and was discussing his efforts to move campaign finance reform through the Senate when the topic turned to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) and the congressman's opposition to some components of a campaign finance bill currently being debated in the Senate.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman Sunday said he is not prepared to accept a pending decision from the Florida Supreme Court should the justices rule against a Democratic motion in that state's hotly contested presidential election.The campaign of Al Gore has asked the supreme court to reverse a lower court ruling that allowed Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris to exclude ballots submitted after a November 14 deadline for certifying the election results.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore and Senator Joseph Lieberman have spent much of their time since the November 7th election talking about how every vote counts, but that theme was lost on the vice president's lead attorney in Tallahassee, Florida Sunday, as closing arguments were heard in Gore's contest of the state's presidential election.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If you've ever wanted to smash a corporate executive with a mallet or compete for multi-million dollar retirement plans, the nation's largest organized labor group is now using on-line games to perpetuate and reinforce its message and mission.The Internet website of the AFL-CIO now includes an arcade of games for "ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages," all of which highlight the labor giant's positions on issues ranging from pay and benefits to health insurance and promotions.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore Tuesday issued another call for a meeting with Texas Governor George W. Bush following a decision by the Florida Supreme Court to extend the deadline for certifying ballots in the state's undecided presidential election.Reading from a teleprompter in an appearance that coincided with the beginning of 11:00 newscasts on the east coast, Gore also urged partisans from both side to "tone down the rhetoric," in the controversy and said "I completely disavow any effort" to sway electors in the states away from Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Secretary of State James Baker Tuesday accused the Florida Supreme Court of re-writing state law when it ruled to extend the deadline under which ballots in that state's hotly contested presidential election may be submitted forcertification.Baker, the man who's overseeing the Florida recount effort on behalf of the George W. Bush campaign, went on to call the decision "unfair and unacceptable," and indicated that the Florida legislature might seek a remedy to the court action.