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 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.
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) - 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
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) - 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
(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.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cornel West, the Harvard professor and author at the center of a racial controversy at the prestigious school, is being criticized for his contributions to academia by both the political left and right. Author David Horowitz said West is "an incredible intellectual lightweight" who has only achieved success by playing racial politics.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just days before the opening of Jesse Jackson's annual Wall Street Project Conference in New York City, long-time friends, former business associates and Wall Street observers say Jackson's financial empire appears to be headed for collapse.Dogged by a loss of political clout, personal scandal and concerns by some Wall Street professionals that Jackson has come across as "anti-American" following the Sept. 11 attacks, the civil rights activist's influence is diminishing in the eyes of more people in the business and civil rights community.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Spurned by voters in previous bids for mayor and the U.S. Senate, civil rights crusader Al Sharpton has his sights set on an even bigger prize, the presidency. And he told CNSNews.com it "will be very difficult" for his presidential exploratory committee to "come up with a feasible reason why I would not run."Some political analysts say Sharpton's potential bid for the Democratic presidential nomination must be taken "seriously" and could end up being "great news for Republicans."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Jesse Jackson Tuesday admitted that he has been a recipient of Enron Corporation contributions. He did so during an exclusive interview with CNSNews.com and while accompanying a busload of former Enron employees to Washington, D.C. so they could complain to Congress about the loss of their retirement funds.The bus trip was Jackson's idea. His "Journey to Justice" trip began at Enron headquarters in Houston and concluded Tuesday afternoon in the nation's capital.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George Bush's alternative plan to combat greenhouse gasses is "fundamentally deceitful," according to skeptics of global warming, while environmentalists who believe global warming is a real danger call it a "Valentine's Day present for the coal and oil industry."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George Bush Thursday called his emission control plan "a new environmental approach that will clean our skies, bring greater health to our citizens and encourage environmentally responsible development in America and around the world." But critics on both sides of the global warming controversy are lambasting the White House plan. British author Philip Stott says Bush's "Clear Skies" initiative "smacks of European appeasement," while U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) calls the plan "all procrastination and no progress."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: This is the first of a three part series detailing some of the Enron Corporation's ties to the Clinton Administration between 1992 and 2000.)(CNSNews.com) - While Capitol Hill Democrats have been trying with limited success to tie the Bush administration to the energy conglomerate Enron Corporation, the now-bankrupt firm actively cultivated a long-term relationship with the Clinton administration, according to documents obtained by CNSNews.com and authenticated by the company.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: This is the second of a three part series detailing some of the Enron Corporation's ties to the Clinton Administration between 1992 and 2000.)(CNSNews.com)- Enron Corporation benefited from an eight year relationship with the Clinton administration and used that clout to successfully lobby for tax credits, subsidies and other favorable legislation, according to documents obtained by CNSNews.com and authenticated by the company.