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July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - There is a danger that Iran may miscalculate the likelihood of a U.S. response as it taunts U.S forces in the Persian Gulf, experts on the Middle East said Monday at a conference held by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives face difficult times in today's political world and ever-shifting culture, but they will live to fight another day, concluded four scholars at a book forum Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. At the event, "The 'Right' Books: The Past, Present, and Future of Conservatism," authors Donald Critchlow, Jacob Heilbrunn, Mark Smith, and John Samples praised the lifetime work of conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr., who died last week, Feb. 27, at the age of 82.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a tense meeting at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night, pro-life and pro-abortion groups braved freezing winds and sleet to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that said abortion is a privacy right protected by the Constitution.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
CNSNews.com) - Poll data from the March 4 primary in Ohio show that more than four out of ten white evangelical Christians cast their vote for a Democratic candidate. According to the liberal groups that sponsored the poll, the data indicate that white evangelicals are interested in a broad range of issues and are shifting their voting behavior. However, some conservative evangelical leaders dismissed the poll's findings as insignificant, and Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed said the poll's methodology was flawed.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - When Cybercast News Service asked Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) if he thought former President Clinton was telling the truth about some of Sen. Barack Obama's statements, Kerry said: "I think that there have been some unfortunate distortions of Barack Obama's positions that are not appropriate on any campaign in any campaign circumstances by anybody." Listen to Audio Kerry has endorsed Obama for president.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - "Today is one of the greatest days of my life," Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama declared Monday before hundreds of people outside the Bender Arena at American University in Washington D.C., where minutes before three members of the Kennedy family had endorsed his bid for the presidency.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - - The conservative era that began with Ronald Reagan's presidency in 1980 is dead, according to a liberal advocacy group. At a press conference last week in the nation's capital, the Campaign for America's Future (CAF) drew parallels between the Carter-Reagan years and the current election year. Leaders of the conservative movement, however, dismissed the idea that their movement is over.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) sat just a few seats away from each other at President Bush's final State of the Union Address, but they did not speak to each other or acknowledge each other all evening.The Democratic presidential rivals were a center of attention for reporters as well as spectators at the annual event.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - At a gathering of liberal activists in Washington on Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was asked if he would commit to holding the Bush administration accountable once a Democrat is in the White House and illegal acts have been pinned on President Bush. "Yes, you have my word on that," Conyers replied. He then shook the questioner's hand as a sign of his commitment.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Even Democratic leaders were talking about bipartisanship Tuesday night as President Bush delivered his seventh and final State of the Union Address in the House chamber."If the President holds fast to the commitment he made to bipartisanship tonight, we can make great progress for the American people this year," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a joint statement issued after Bush's speech.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - About 22 demonstrators gathered outside the ABC News building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to deliver a petition reportedly bearing 200,000 signatures of people who agree that "FOX News is a Republican mouthpiece" and that networks, including ABC News, should stop "parroting" the Fox News Channel's talking points.MoveOn.org, a liberal political activism group, sponsored the demonstration and said in a press release that the petitions were delivered to major networks around the country, including CBS and CNN.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - The $146-billion economic stimulus package passed by the U.S. House Tuesday is funded with borrowed money, but such deficit spending is necessary "to grow" the economy, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi also told Cybercast News Service that she does not know how long it will take to pay off the borrowed money.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - President's Bush call for $30 billion to combat HIV/AIDS around the globe was met with applause from both sides of the aisle Monday night as he delivered his State of the Union address to the nation. Some Senate Democrats, however, are skeptical that the money will actually appear in the president's budget resolution, which is scheduled to be released Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Members of Congress, battling over a federal budget of almost $3 trillion, have come to an impasse.President Bush's proposed $2.9-trillion budget for fiscal 2008 is a little more than 20 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States. The figure includes spending on the war and "mandatory" entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) -"Our digs are getting better every week," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said at his regular press briefing last week, which has moved to a more luxurious setting -- a carpeted Capitol chamber lined with mahogany."Next week, lobster tail," Reid joked. A reporter shot back, "Is that part of the stimulus package too?"Progress on the $150-billion stimulus package, which passed the House earlier in the week, has stalled in the Senate as Democrats fight to add to it from their wish lists.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) told Cybercast News Service on Wednesday that federal spending, which now accounts for 20 percent of Gross Domestic Product, is "dangerously high."Cornyn said he thinks Republicans may need to forge some compromise with congressional Democrat to end an impasse that has prevented passage of a budget for fiscal 2008, which began on October 1. He nonetheless believes that the Bush budget, which anticipates consuming one-fifth of the overall value of the U.S economy, is too high.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - "This is going to be a budget that is going to be pretty tough in terms of trying to get the deficit down to zero in 2012 or getting into surpluses by the year 2012," Sen. John R. Thune (R-S.D.) told Cybercast News Service when asked if he would be willing to vote for a budget with a $410 billion deficit as proposed by President Bush on Monday. "These are exploding challenges in the budget," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the wake of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul raking in more than $6 million in campaign contributions in a single day on Sunday, experts are predicting that his influence could extend well beyond a presidential primary campaign that he is likely to lose.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the possibility of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) becoming president "sends a cold chill down my spine."Reid made his remarks Tuesday outside the Senate chambers when a reporter asked him about McCain, who is running for the Republican Party nomination for president.Pulling out his wallet and removing a white piece of paper, Reid told the reporter: "All I have to say about that is this. I have it right here, and you can put it in your little recording devices."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - The Senate passed a $555 billion omnibus spending bill Tuesday evening that strips one layer off the 700 miles of double-border fence that was originally mandated by the Secure Fence Act (enacted in October 2006).Under this new spending bill, the barrier erected along the Mexican border will be only a single line of fencing, rather than the double line of fences with a patrol road running between them, such as the barrier that has already been constructed in the San Diego area.