Fred Lucas joined the staff of Cybercast News Service in January 2007 as an investigative reporter/staff writer after a seven-year career with daily newspapers. Prior to joining CNSNews.com, Fred worked as a political reporter for The News-Times in Danbury, Conn. and before that for The State Journal in Frankfort, Ky., reporting on corruption scandals, state political campaigns and the 2004 presidential race. He has done freelance work for The Weekly Standard, Human Events and The American Spectator. Fred holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A top donor to New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign turned himself into California law enforcement Friday, after evading his prison sentence for 15 years for grand theft.In Redwood City, Calif., San Maetro County Superior Court Judge H. James Ellis ordered Norman Hsu handcuffed and held on $2 million bail, according to the Associated Press.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) pledge to end the Iraq war if she becomes president rings hollow to some anti-war activists not ready to forget the Democratic frontrunner's once staunch advocacy for the invasion.Since announcing her candidacy for president, the New York senator has tried to distance herself from backing the unpopular war.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Citing a pro-life voting record and electability, the nation's largest pro-life organization endorsed Republican Fred Thompson for president Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Some of the presidential fundraising numbers are in. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appear to be the big winners. But the race is still wide open among the top White House hopefuls, experts said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Windham, N.H. (CNSNews.com) - Though economic populism and small-government conservatism don't seem to go together, Mike Huckabee is trying to make the two a logical combination.Hoping to capitalize on his decisive victory in Iowa last week, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate has swept through New Hampshire for the last several days, explaining why big government is a burden on working-class Americans.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Fixes the spelling of author Ray Robison's name.) (CNSNews.com) - On July 27, 2007, 28 executives of the Thousand Oaks, Calif., pharmaceutical firm Amgen contributed more than $20,000 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While many Republican voters view likely presidential candidate Fred Thompson as the great conservative hope of 2008, a review of Thompson's Senate voting record and past comments could change the minds of some conservatives.Thompson was quoted expressing support for abortion rights in 1994 when he first ran for the Senate from Tennessee, although once in the Senate, he consistently voted pro-life.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Clinton fundraising flashbacks erupted last week as critics of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) demanded answers about some of her questionable campaign fundraising, aspects of which mirrored the "China-gate" fundraising scandal that plagued the 1996 Bill Clinton-Al Gore campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Shortly after a segment on the popular show "America's Most Wanted" Saturday featured the story of two Border Patrol agents imprisoned for shooting a Mexican suspected drug dealer, one of the agents was badly assaulted by fellow inmates in his Mississippi prison.Ignacio Ramos had been preparing to go to bed at the Federal Correctional Complex in Yazoo City, Miss., when four inmates attacked him, kicked him in the head, the side and the shoulders with steel-toed boots, Ramos' attorney David Botsford told Cybercast News Service.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Responding to a complaint by Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, the New Hampshire attorney general's office is investigating "push polling" that attacks Mitt Romney.Push polling is the practice of presenting a phone call as a survey when it is really a means of spreading a message, usually negative, about a political candidate instead of measuring public opinion.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - So what is Barack Obama waiting for? The Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate has yet to release his fundraising figures for the first quarter, raising speculation that he is holding out to make a big splash with his announcement.Expectations are high for Obama, elected in 2004 to his first Senate term. The ultimate question: Did he raise as much as - or even more than - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.)?
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Nashua, N.H. (CNSNews.com) - It's a state he doesn't plan on winning, and he's currently running fourth in the polls. Still, Rudy Giuliani is spending time in New Hampshire in the final days of the campaign in hopes of a presentable showing that could strengthen the national GOP front-runner's status in other states.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed any notion Thursday that her sponsorship of Medicaid legislation that would likely help her husband's financial holdings in a pharmaceutical company presented a conflict of interest.She also stressed there was no need to divest any stock that her husband holds in Johnson & Johnson, a company that makes and markets HIV-related drugs that could be helped by the Early Treatment of HIV Act, which Pelosi introduced last summer.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Democrats who heralded a new age of ethics after winning a majority were slow to investigate one of their own, according to their Republican critics.Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) - re-elected to a ninth term even after an FBI raid allegedly found $90,000 in his freezer during a large-scale corruption scandal - faces a prison sentence of more than 200 years if convicted on 16 counts including charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money laundering.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - This summer, Arizona Sen. John McCain endorsed the increasingly popular idea of yanking American dollars out of foreign companies that do business with Iran as one means of curbing the nuclear ambitions of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."By persuading individuals, pension funds, and financial institutions to divest from companies doing business with Iran, we can isolate and delegitimize a hostile government," McCain, a Republican presidential candidate, told the Jerusalem Post in June.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com)Coming soon a harsh examination of Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Sen. Hillary Clinton by a longtime Clinton family confidant-turned-critic and a former Capitol Hill staffer who probed various Clinton scandals.Dick Morris is working with Washington-based conservative advocacy group Citizens United to produce a film on the New York senator, which it says aims to "expose the truth about her conflicts in the past and her liberal plot for the future."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Calling himself the "grim reaper" for bad legislation, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told the conservative Federalist Society on Friday, that the Republican minority in the Senate has been able to "improve worthy legislation or stop legislation that never had popular support."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Breaking nearly a week of silence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office Tuesday called allegations of a conflict of interest "nonsense" and said the California Democrat played no role in awarding military contracts that benefited companies owned by her husband.It was reported last week that Feinstein no longer serves on a Senate subcommittee that oversaw military construction.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Nashua, N.H. (CNSNews.com) - For Democrats, the New Hampshire primary may be just as important for who loses as for who wins. Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York may have entered last week's Iowa caucuses as the inevitable nominee, but polls indicate Sen. Barack Obama is now poised to exit New Hampshire as the new candidate of inevitability.Clinton lost her aura of inevitability last week when she came in third place in the Iowa caucuses. Now she is trailing Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in New Hampshire, prompting media buzz that a loss here could be a fatal blow.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 11,046 pages of former first lady Hillary Clinton's calendars and schedules that are now available to the public indicate, among other things, that she was a "co-president," according to a conservative analyst and, to a degree, according to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library agreed to release the papers after a long legal battle, and the documents were made available through the National Archives on Wednesday.