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, 8:29 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, 8:28 PM EDT
(This is the second of two articles focusing on Jesse Jackson's business dealings)(CNSNews.com) - A Washington D.C. public relations executive is warning clients about the consequences of "appeasement" in dealing with Jesse Jackson, and labels Jackson the "godfather" of corporate shakedowns."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The departure of Emma Chappell as executive director to Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Project, is another signal that Jackson's financial empire is eroding, according to a former Jackson business associate.Chappell remains on the board of directors of Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH coalition, but no longer occupies the top position at Jackson's once high-profile Wall Street Project. Chappell left her post sometime in the last two weeks, according to the former Jackson associate who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Accused by a former business ally of "racketeering," Jesse Jackson has fired back by stating that "people who make statements like that are not dealing in reality." The allegations were made by Harold Doley, one of America's wealthiest African-Americans. His comments were part of an exclusive CNSNews.com report on Jackson's business activities.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his efforts to persuade America's corporate leaders to hire more minorities and do more business with black-owned firms, Jesse Jackson has apparently reeled in the world's richest man, Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates.Gates, who delivered the keynote speech at Jackson's Digital Connections Conference in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, told a radio interviewer that he is planning "new initiatives to reach out to ... investment banks that are minority oriented."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Las Vegas (CNSNews.com) - Organized labor's top man says there is a "conservative conspiracy" against America's working men and women. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, addressing the 24th biennial convention in Las Vegas, also referred to the GOP's "sleaziness," and he called Republicans' economic policies since the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks "sickening."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An environmental advocacy group is releasing more names of politicians it describes as Congress' "Dirty Dozen," based on their votes on issues dealing with water quality, energy, family planning and international trade. But one critic says the listing of the dirty dozen is intended "to elect as many Democrats as possible."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Las Vegas (CNSNews.com) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a liberal activist, told a packed audience at the AFL-CIO convention Tuesday that the government is using the "right wing media" in America as a weapon to destroy the leadership of organized labor. Jackson said leaks of government information to "right-wing media" outlets such as the Washington Times and FOX News are being used as weapons, the same way that FBI wiretaps and IRS audits are being used as weapons.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An environmental advocacy group Monday announced its latest addition to the list of Congress' "Dirty Dozen." But U.S. Rep. John Sununu (R-N.H.), who is the fourth candidate named to the Dirty Dozen as a result of votes dealing with water quality and energy issues, immediately fired back, calling the list part of a "partisan political agenda."