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) - 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, 8:27 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) - A circuit court judge in Florida is deliberating what one attorney called "the great burden" of deciding whether Vice President Al Gore should be granted the chance to conduct another count of ballots in three Florida counties after a13-and-a-half hour hearing Sunday.Leon County Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls is expected to rule between noon and 2 p.m. Monday, and told both sides that the case had been well tried by the lawyers. Regardless of his decision, the case is almost certain to be appealed.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Congress Saturday approved a 10-year, $1.35 trillion across the board tax relief package, marking the first major reduction in the American tax burden in some 20 years and a major political victory for President Bush.The compromise measure includes a tax rebate of up to $600 for married taxpayers filing jointly, up to $300 for single taxpayers, and up to $500 for single parents.Those rebate checks are expected to be mailed to more than 90 million taxpayers by late summer, and Treasury officials said paper for the refunds had been ordered.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The US Supreme Court Saturday ordered a halt to the counting of ballots in Florida's increasingly acrimonious presidential battle between Vice President Al Gore and President-elect George W. Bush. The high court's 5-4 decision stays Friday's Florida Supreme Court order to hand count all of the undercounted ballots in the November 7 election in all of the state's 67 counties.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Gore's campaign chairman Wednesday said the vice president would try to force the Miami-Dade County canvassing board to complete its on-again, off-again recount of votes.Local election officials earlier announced they would not conduct a third tabulation of ballots in Miami-Dade, but Gore Campaign Manager William Daley said Democrats "will immediately be seeking an order," to force the recount to continue.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The US Supreme Court Tuesday night reversed and remanded the Florida recount case back to the Florida Supreme Court, citing problems with varying standards in the methods of hand counting questionable ballots. On a 7-2 vote, the justices reversed the decision of the Florida Supreme Court to allow manual recounts. However, a narrower 5-4 majority found there was no way that a new recount, using uniform standards, could happen before the midnight deadline for selecting presidential electors.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the sub-plots in the Florida presidential ballot recount is taking place in Palm Beach County, where Democrats are concerned that some voters may have voted for reform party candidate Pat Buchanan rather than Vice President Al Gore.Click for full image
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The balance of power in the U.S. Senate could be tipping even further toward the Democrats, with unofficial results from Washington State showing Democrat Maria Cantwell holding a lead of less than 3,000 votes over incumbent Republican Senator Slade Gorton Wednesday.November 22 is the deadline for counties to submit their certified vote tallies to the secretary of state, and the latest unofficial numbers show Cantwell and Gorton in a race that's almost certain to undergo a mandatory recount.
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) - 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) - 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.