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, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Once again, Ralph Nader is bucking a trend. The former Green Party presidential candidate and consumer activist is firing away at the Bush administration for its invasion of Afghanistan, warning that we "can't bomb our way to justice," and accusing the administration of siding with dictators instead of workers.But, a prominent defense analyst in Washington says Nader resents the fact that so many Americans "feel a patriotism that [Nader] does not."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration's reinterpretation of the Clean Air Act is still getting hammered by environmental groups with one expert charging that the changes allow "these old, dirty plants to profit at the expense of the health of people and parks."However, an environmental policy expert with the free market advocacy group Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Tuesday the attacks are an attempt to "discredit Republicans on environmental issues during an election year."
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The environmental movement has traditionally viewed nuclear energy as anathema to a healthy planet.But a growing number in today's environmental movement are expanding what it means to be green by supporting nuclear energy. Some highly regarded environmentalists are looking to nuclear power to help solve what they see as the Earth's greatest ecological threat - the theory of global warming caused by humans.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: This is the final in a series of reports detailing some of the Enron Corporation's ties to the Clinton Administration between 1992 and 2000.)(CNSNews.com) - Slightly more than a year into his administration, then-President Bill Clinton laid down a marker on what his administration commonly referred to as "renewable energy sources."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Traditional partisans like House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle have pledged their backing of President Bush following the September 11 attack on the United States, but some have looked in from the edge and taken the opportunity to take jabs at Bush, Bill Clinton, the media and others.Among those to first capitalize on the catastrophe was film and television producer Michael Moore, who blamed past U.S. "taxpayer-funded terrorism" for the attacks last week.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An energy expert believes the Enron Corporation is "truly disappointed in [President George] Bush" for his energy policies, while a Democratic official insists the Bush administration had a much closer relationship with Enron than the Clinton administration. Those are some of the observations following an exclusive CNSNews.com series that focused on the extensive relationship between Enron executives and the White House during the eight years Bill Clinton served as president.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The planned demolition of a historically important freight depot built by former slaves and located on the same grounds where former President Bill Clinton plans to build his presidential library is angering preservationists. Clinton, however, told CNSNews.com the building in question is of "no use to anybody."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Supporters of wind power call it "part of the future" and insist government subsidies like those lavished on the now-bankrupt Enron Corporation during the 1990s, are a key component in developing alternative energy sources. But an energy analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. calls those subsidies "a total waste of time."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of former Vietnam prisoners of war gathered in Washington on Thursday to denounce John Kerry's anti-war activism, which, they said, labeled an entire generation of veterans as "atrocity-committing monsters." A new documentary called "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," featurs POWs explaining how Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April 1971 was used against them in interrogations by North Vietnamese communists.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The woman who bore Jesse Jackson's illegitimate child and was at the center of a tabloid scandal-fest in 2001 is now out with her first public comments on the subject, including harsh criticism of the black community for "scapegoat[ing]" her.Karin L. Stanford, the former director of Jackson's Washington, D.C., Rainbow/PUSH office, wrote a chapter in the new book "Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race & Themselves."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Coral Gables, Florida (CNSNews.com) - A former Navy crewmate and supporter of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says it is time to "let the dead rest." He demanded that the Vietnam veterans who are questioning Kerry's military service and anti-war activism "shut up."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. civil rights establishment, preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with a march in Atlanta on Saturday, appears in financial decline with critics alleging that African Americans no longer need the help of groups headed by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Julian Bond.A Cybercast News Service review of four of the key sponsoring or participating groups at Saturday's march, reveals that they are currently gripped by financial and organizational difficulties.