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July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) 20-year friendship with the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a legitimate campaign issue that will carry into the November election should Obama get the Democratic Party nomination, said several Republican senators who spoke with Cybercast News Service this week. Several Senate Democrats disagreed, however, and said Americans should know that a vote for Obama is not a vote for Wright.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - At the November 2007 CNN/YouTube Republican debate, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was one of only two candidates who refused to commit himself to opposing tax increases. Taxes are a crucial issue to many GOP voters in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. McCain has refused to sign a pledge to not raise taxes, and he defended this decision at the Nov. debate by citing his record on tax-related votes in Congress.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, joined by his wife Ann, ended his bid to become president before a crowd of conservatives at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon."If I fight on in my campaign all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign, and frankly, I would make it easier for [Democratic Sens. Barack] Obama or Hillary [Clinton] to win," said Romney.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As he battles to try to win his party's nomination for president, Republican Mike Huckabee is being challenged by some critics, mostly fiscal conservatives, who are critical of the tax policies he pursued as governor of Arkansas.At last weekend's debate in New Hampshire, Gov. Mitt Romney asked Huckabee, "Did you raise taxes in your state by half-a-billion dollars?" Huckabee did not directly answer the question and instead turned the topic to education and budget reform.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Harsh criticism of GOP presidential contender John McCain from some conservative leaders is fading as McCain, now the frontrunner, looks to solidify the nomination of his party.Grover Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, for example, criticized McCain in an interview with Cybercast News Service in January. "If the rest of Congress had voted the way Senator McCain did over the years, your taxes would be a trillion dollars higher than they are today," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As more state primaries approach, GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani apparently is unable to maintain fundraising levels despite a significant increase in spending, according to reports. The Associated Press reported Friday that top Giuliani campaign staffers have foregone paychecks for the month of January to allow the campaign to focus its limited financial resources toward a badly needed victory in the Florida caucus on Jan. 29.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - "Every time we mention those names, there are grins on the faces of all Democrats, because the image of Bush will gone," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday when asked about Democratic delegate votes possibly being split between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - the two names referenced by Reid. "There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and happiness recognizing that, in a year, we are going to have a president. It will be either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama," said Reid.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Seven presidential candidates "meet or exceed" the "criteria for consideration" for Secret Service protection but do not have it, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a letter sent last week to a special congressional committee that advises in such matters. The letter also states, "Since the Advisory Committee's last meeting, the [John] Edwards '08 Campaign has not renewed its request for Secret Service protection and no other presidential campaign or candidate has requested Secret Service protection."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) supports a policy that has "essentially surrendered to Osama bin Laden," the leader of an anti-war veterans' group said on Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) told Cybercast News Service Thursday that he does not consider legislation passed last Saturday by the Iraqi Parliament, which permits former members of Saddam's Ba'ath Party to reclaim government jobs, a sign of political progress. "The only thing that is progress is to get the hell out of there," said Rangel. (Hear Audio)
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has embraced a religious bigot, according to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which issued a statement Thursday denouncing McCain for accepting the endorsement of evangelical Minister John Hagee.And McCain's refusal to publicly reject Hagee's controversial comments about Catholicism indicates he is "really stupid" and making a "monumental" blunder with Catholic voters, Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told Cybercast News Service.
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) - 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
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
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) - "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.