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.

My Articles

July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than six years after the Clintons left the White House, nearly half of the respondents in a new poll - 45 percent - worry that if they return, they could bring "high levels of corruption" with them.A Zogby International poll released Thursday in Washington highlights in particular concerns about former President Bill Clinton's ability to "behave honestly in the White House" if his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is elected president in 2008.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Looking for a word to describe a prosecutor's controversial actions that helped put two former U.S. Border Patrol agents in prison, a senior senator Tuesday settled on "overreaction."Sen. Dianne Feinstein seemed hesitant to use a more severe description to describe U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's role in the affair, which caused a storm earlier this year and sparked strong criticism of the Bush administration by lawmakers from both parties.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A California court ruled Tuesday that Hillary Clinton will not be a defendant in a fraud lawsuit brought by Hollywood mogul Peter Paul, who claimed the Clintons destroyed his business after he raised millions for her first Senate campaign in 2000. But she could still be a material witness and be required to testify about what she knew concerning alleged illegal campaign fundraising.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Since 2004, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered state lawmakers to create homosexual marriage in the state, then-Gov. Mitt Romney has cast himself as a staunch opponent of the court's decision who fought the good fight to stop it from happening.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After the rousing endorsement from the Kennedy family earlier this week, some are questioning the comparison between Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former President John F. Kennedy. "The link between Kennedy and Obama is somewhat tenuous," said James Piereson, author of "Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) allegedly failed to report his position in a family foundation in his financial disclosure form, according to a complaint filed Thursday with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An anti-war group is hiring activists to travel to at least a dozen states this summer to galvanize opposition to what it calls the "Bush-McCain plan to escalate" the U.S. mission in Iraq.President Bush early this year announced a "surge" of additional troops into Iraq, while Arizona Sen. John McCain -- a leading Republican 2008 presidential hopeful -- has long advocated increasing the number of troops in the conflict, criticizing the administration for not doing so earlier. Anti-war activists want U.S. troops out of Iraq altogether.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After a Washington-based conservative group called him the worst state attorney general in the country, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said he felt proud. "I regard this title as a badge of honor -- recognizing my relentless fights against big tobacco, air polluters, environmental law breakers and monopolistic predators," Blumenthal said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two leading senators Wednesday called on President Bush to commute the sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents who are facing more than a decade each in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler and covering up the incident.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Attorney Johhny Sutton -- scolded at a Senate hearing this month for his role in the controversial prosecution of two ex-border agents -- is refusing to testify at a House hearing, House Republicans said."His office and the Department of Homeland Security have done their best to impede our investigation," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). "This shows an arrogance and disrespect for Congress and the American people."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The trailer to a new film about Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, "Hillary Uncensored -- Banned by the Media," has garnered big audience numbers -- about 1 million viewers -- on the Internet. The movie documenting alleged campaign finance violations soon will have several screenings in the Northeast, including three in New Hampshire, the state that will hold the first presidential primary.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Portsmouth, N.H. (CNSNews.com) - "I think John has much better judgment than that," Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut jokingly told Cybercast News Service on Thursday when asked whether Sen. John McCain might name him his vice presidential candidate. Lieberman was stumping here for McCain, whose presidential bid he has endorsed.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even though it says it processes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on a first-come-first-serve basis, the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library has answered multiple requests related to Unidentified Flying Objects made in late February 2006 but not any of the requests made a month earlier by USA Today. The so-far unanswered FOIA requests focus on issues such as the 1993 health care task force headed by then-first lady Hillary Clinton, the Marc Rich pardon, and the Clinton administration's tracking of Osama bin Laden.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Democrat who has not voted for the party's presidential candidates since John F. Kennedy was on the ballot wants America to know what it means to be a conservative - and bought a full-page ad in The Washington Post Tuesday to talk about it. Philanthropist and retired titanium executive George J. Essef Sr. paid for the ad, which appeared under the headline "Let's Set the Record Straight."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The second Republican presidential debate was packed with more fireworks, as candidates faced off and questioned the conservative credentials of their opponents. One sharp round involved former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who questioned each other's conservative credentials.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As Sen. John Kerry promotes his new book on the dangers of global warming, he's been running up an average electric bill of $1,100 a month at his federal-style red-brick townhouse on Louisburg Square in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. That's according to the Massachusetts Democrat's utility company, NStar, one of many utility companies across the nation whose operators provide information about the average monthly electric bill for any given address.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 30 members of Congress, or their spouses, invest in companies that do business in countries that the U.S. government says sponsor terrorists, a Cybercast News Service investigation has established.Financial disclosure forms show that Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) -- one of the leading national security experts in Congress -- has hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in nine corporations listed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as doing or having done business with a terror-sponsoring state.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York seemed to straddle the issue when she was asked whether she supported a plan by New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Nashua, N.H. (CNSNews.com) - Before introducing his wife at a rally here this morning, former President Bill Clinton was dismissive of the Iowa caucus results, where his wife came in third place, nine points behind Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, and called on New Hampshire to make an "independent judgment."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a prominent Mitt Romney supporter, called on Republicans and conservatives to rally behind Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). About an hour before DeMint's speech, Romney had announced he was exiting the campaign race for the GOP presidential nomination.