Marc Morano is the executive editor of Climate Depot and former climate researcher and communications director for the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. He is involved in the AllPainNoGain petition effort.

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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When the U.S. State Department invited a team of international election observers to watch this year's American presidential election, it invited "scandal, fraud and corruption to the American electoral process," a conservative watchdog group has charged.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The charge by some on the left that President George Bush stole the 2004 presidential election was dismissed Thursday as "Internet conspiracy theories" by the author of a new book on voter fraud.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Organizers and those attending Thursday night's Africare Awards dinner honoring entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte made a concerted effort to suppress protests and questions regarding Belafonte's racially charged comments. Belafonte abruptly turned his back and ended an interview, thundering "Goodnight," when asked about the recent controversy.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Chicago (CNSNews.com) - President Bush is heading a "radical extreme administration," according to the Democratic presidential candidates who took part in a debate in Chicago on Sunday. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH coalition sponsored the debate as part of its 32nd annual convention.Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri summed up the mood when he declared that a "radical extreme administration has sold your government to the special interests of the country."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Organizers and those attending Thursday night's Africare Awards dinner honoring entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte made a concerted effort to suppress protests and questions regarding Belafonte's racially charged comments. Belafonte abruptly turned his back and ended an interview, thundering "Goodnight," when asked about the recent controversy.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Chicago (CNSNews.com) - A group of African-Americans protestors gathered outside the Sheraton hotel in downtown Chicago Monday to protest Jesse Jackson during his 32nd annual Rainbow/PUSH conference.Protestor Willie Ellis said he wanted to tell America, "Open your eyes: Jesse Jackson is for Jesse Jackson and Jesse Jackson only. "He stole from the people long enough. It's time the people know the true man Jesse Jackson is. He has rode on black peoples' coattails long enough," Ellis told \b CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com)- The Bush family political dynasty has eclipsed the Kennedy family's dynasty by projecting "dullness," according to one political observer. The Bush family continued to enjoy huge electoral success in 2002, while the Kennedy family suffered several political setbacks.Larry Sabato, political scientist with the University of Virginia, told CNSNews.com "the Bushes have managed partly through creating dullness to convince people that they represent stability and effectiveness.""Dullness is a very saleable political quality," he added.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Chicago (CNSNews.com) - California Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) says the Bush administration is pursuing "white supremacist" policies in America."This administration and allies in Congress are rolling back advances in racial equality, economic opportunity and gender equity," Lee said in a speech at the Rainbow/PUSH organization's 32nd annual convention on Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans may have prevailed in November's mid-term elections, taking control of the Senate and enlarging their majority in the House, but one author sees a time before the end of this decade in which the tables will be significantly turned against the GOP.John B. Judis predicts nation's changing demographics and shifting political scene will create a Democratic majority in the country by 2008.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Chicago (CNSNews.com) - Former President Bill Clinton said "extreme conservatives" are in now in control of the White House, Congress, much of the federal judiciary system, and a growing share of the media.Clinton made the remarks during a keynote address to Jesse Jackson's 32nd annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference in Chicago on Tuesday. Clinton warned the crowd of Jackson supporters to never stoop to the "demoniz[ing] tactics of right-wing talk-show hosts."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As 2002 draws to a close, the Natural Resources Defense Council is lashing out at the Bush administration for allegedly reaching out to corporate "polluters" to "weaken" environmental protections. But, the administration finds support from the National Wilderness Institute, where spokeswoman Kathy Benedetto labels the criticism, "politically motivated."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A prominent Democratic donor currently serving as the Bush administration's manager of a $350 million development project in Africa is one of several former Enron officials being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for "failing to protect [Enron] workers."Frank Savage, the managing general partner of the federal Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) Africa Millennium Fund, has also failed to raise the required $122.5 million from the private sector in order to make the fund operational.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A public policy group has issued two new studies warning that one million people currently covered by health insurance might lose all coverage because of the looming state budget deficits. The group is calling on the federal government to intervene and offer fiscal relief to the states. But a critic of the reports calls them a "premature call to action."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The lawyer who represented Al Gore in the hotly contested Florida post-election recount in 2000 is now facing ethics charges in what one local newspaper described as a "bizarre" case.The Florida Bar's grievance committee found probable cause to charge David Boies with three counts of ethics violations. The ruling on July 10 accused Boies of misconduct, giving financial assistance to a client and improperly supervising other lawyers.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The announcement by federal law enforcement officials that several potential terrorists may have slipped into the United States undetected should not surprise anyone, according to a spokesman for a leading immigration reform group who alleges that U.S. borders "remain largely undefended."Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, believes the "country remains very vulnerable to terrorists because our immigration policies remain very lax."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - An oral pathologist Thursday chastised the U.S. government and anti-smoking campaigns for overlooking the potential benefits of smokeless tobacco to help cigarette smokers quit and thereby lower their cancer risk."[Smokeless tobacco] is safer than smoking, and it is an aid to stopping people from smoking," said Dr. John Kalmar, an oral pathologist and professor at Ohio State University, during the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If a proposal by an Oregon State task force becomes law, the government would be able to use satellite equipment to keep track of each driver's mileage and tax that driver accordingly in order to pay for road repairs.Even the state administrator who proposed the plan thinks citizens "should be concerned" about the possibility of civil liberties violations. And Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the free market Cato Institute, told CNSNews.com, "I think it's nutty and I don't think it's ever going to happen.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George Bush's selection of Republican Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is drawing fire from both ends of the political spectrum."Republicans are still running scared on environmental issues, and Leavitt's selection indicates they still are," said Fred Smith, president of the free market environmental group Competitive Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When President Bush hosts a group of African-American Republicans at the White House Friday as part of Black History Month, he and other conservatives will be trying to show that blacks in America are no longer necessarily bound to the Democratic Party.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) accused the Bush administration of attempting to "undo the 20th century" by rolling back federal environmental regulations that she believes are essential for a healthy planet.Speaking at the League of Conservation Voters dinner in Washington, D.C., on Monday night, Sen. Clinton told a crowd of about 550 environmental activists that the Bush administration is determined to reverse more than just environmental regulations.