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
New York (CNSNews.com) - A massive protest outside Madison Square Garden featured at least one sign asking where John Hinckley was.The prominently displayed sign read, "Where is John Hinckley when we really need him?" It featured a bullet hole with dripping red blood. Hinckley attempted to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and he has been in a mental hospital ever since, after being found incompetent to stand trial.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pollster John Zogby Thursday defended his company's participation in a left wing forum on Capitol Hill where liberal special interest groups and Democratic House members alleged that the 2004 election had been marred by fraud and malfunctioning voting machines. And while Zogby erroneously cast Democrat John Kerry as the winner of the presidential election in his Election Day projection, the pollster insisted Thursday that his polling in the just completed presidential cycle was "very, very good."
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) - 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) - 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
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.
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
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee still considers former President Bill Clinton "wildly popular" as a political fundraiser, and a prominent conservative journalist concedes that Clinton maintains a "kind of sex appeal" with young Democrats.So it is that Clinton, the only president ever impeached for behavior related to a sex scandal, plans to headline a Democratic Party fundraising event at a trendy Washington, D.C., nightclub that features a fourth-floor penthouse bedroom that rents for $5,000 a night.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives who support private property rights are criticizing President Bush's faith-based initiative because it would extend federal grants to religious groups with environmental agendas. Green groups that purchase land to restrict development would also benefit from proposed tax breaks in the bill.
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 and who is one of several former Enron officials being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for "failing to protect [Enron] workers" was granted another in a series of fundraising extensions on the Africa Millennium Fund.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A U.S. senator is calling on Americans to reject the "culture of victimhood" and instead embrace "personal responsibility" in rejecting the trend toward class action lawsuits against politically unpopular companies like tobacco and gun manufacturers.Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared that the recent spate of lawsuits against tobacco and gun manufacturers and "big fast food" companies is creating an America of "regulation by litigation."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Christie Whitman's resignation as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday prompted critics from both ends of the political spectrum to cheer her departure, with one liberal activist also expressing fear about Whitman's replacement. Another observer said Whitman would be missed for her "voice of reason," and "professionalism."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An association representing drug manufacturers Tuesday urged Congress to restore the tax deduction for drugs sold over the counter. The call comes amid the continuing debate over whether the Food and Drug Administration should convert certain antihistamine drugs to over-the-counter status.