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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hoping to become the second former Arkansas governor to take up residence in the White House, Republican Mike Huckabee on Sunday announced his intention to run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination."People want an authentic conservative who has a proven record of results," Huckabee said in a statement. "I've concluded that I should take this necessary and vital step to bring a new kind of optimistic leadership to the public square."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday accused Democrats of using the fires burning in Southern California as a distraction so they can reintroduce a contentious children's health care bill.Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a vote on the bill for Thursday afternoon. The bill had already passed, but supporters were unable to override President Bush's veto of the reauthorization and $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the House prepares to debate legislation Thursday that would authorize more funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan - and set a September 2008 end-date for funding - conservative analysts condemned what they said was excessive "pork spending" in the bill.The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veteran's Health, and Iraq Accountability Act would allocate $103 billion in additional funding for military operations, and to care for wounded troops. But it also contains $21 billion in so-called "pork spending."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-war Congressman Dennis Kucinich took to the House floor Wednesday to try to block legislation that would establish benchmarks for progress in the Iraq war, alleging that the measure hides the Bush administration's real motive - to "steal the oil resources of Iraq."The supplemental military funding bill under consideration contains numerous benchmarks for progress in Iraq, including one for President Bush to report on whether the Iraqi government enacts "a broadly accepted hydro-carbon law that equitably shares oil revenues among all Iraqis."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Sen. John Edwards is the Democratic presidential hopeful best suited to combat global climate change, according to liberal activists voting in a recent poll sponsored by MoveOn.org.Nearly one third of MoveOn members voted for Edwards in a poll conducted following a "virtual town hall" during which members used the Internet to question the 2008 Democratic presidential hopefuls about their global warming policies.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The United Nations Security Council has voted to impose sanctions on Iranian nuclear and missile programs, but some American conservatives argue that U.S. state governments can have a greater impact on Tehran's nuclear activities by pulling money out of companies that do business with the terror-sponsoring nation."Security Council sanctions on Iran are virtually useless, they're so watered down," Christopher Holton told Cybercast News Service on Friday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) Tuesday criticized Democratic handling of a bill that would reauthorize and expand funding for children's health insurance and pledged that Republicans would "express their outrage" when the measure comes to the House floor this week."I think our members are outraged by the process that's been employed by the majority over the consideration of this bill," Boehner said in a conference call with reporters.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Video report (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he introduced a House resolution to support Rush Limbaugh because the conservative talk radio host "needs defending" from Democrats who have introduced resolutions and made statements condemning him for using the words "phony soldiers" on his radio show.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hundreds of college students on Friday gathered at George Mason University (GMU) near Washington, D.C., to rally for Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who is exploring a bid for his party's 2008 presidential nomination.The rally was organized by Students for Barack Obama, a grassroots group using a popular social networking website to build support for the first-term senator.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush on Tuesday slammed congressional Democrats, who he said have "wasted valuable time" with investigations into his administration and attempts to pull troops out of Iraq."They haven't seen a bill they could not solve without shoving a tax hike into it," Bush said, criticizing what he called "an endless series of tax increases."He urged Congress to pass appropriations bills soon, using their failure to pass one complete appropriations bill as another point of criticism.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If the 2008 budget proposals introduced by Senate Democrats last week are enacted, passing any future tax relief measures would be nearly impossible, because doing so would require a supermajority, Senate Republicans charge.The 64-page proposal released by Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee serves as a rebuttal to the proposal issued in February by the White House. If passed, the Democrats' version would establish points of order -- Senate rules -- against legislation that would cause or increase a budget deficit or that would reduce a surplus.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) Thursday repeated his challenge to debate foreign policy with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and offered Giuliani a "reading assignment" of books examining U.S. policy toward the Middle East.The Republican presidential hopefuls briefly sparred over foreign policy during the Republican debate in South Carolina on May 15. Giuliani criticized Paul for suggesting that U.S. policies in the Middle East contributed to Osama bin Laden's motivation in orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-war groups and at least one Democratic presidential candidate are planning to hold protests and demonstrations on Memorial Day, a decision that prompted veterans' groups to accuse them of politicizing a day meant to honor fallen American troops.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) on Wednesday announced plans to introduce legislation that would overhaul the U.S. immigration system by placing tighter restrictions on legal immigration and increasing pressure on illegal immigrants currently in the country to leave.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: During her "first 100 hours" as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has identified seven key agenda items, one of which is to cut in half the interest rates on college loans.) (CNSNews.com) - Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has promised to make it easier for low- and moderate-income students to afford college tuition, but some political experts predict the cost of such promises could hurt the Democratic agenda and the very students the party says it wants to help.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - White House advisor Karl Rove is "Lord Rovemort," scheming to undermine the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Potter - er, Reid - in a new political video unveiled Friday to highlight Republican "obstruction" in Congress.The video is the first step for the Campaign for America's Future (CAF), which announced its efforts to criticize GOP "obstruction" during the August recess when senators and representatives will be in their home districts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Defense Authorization bill, which sets Pentagon policy by establishing funding levels, is heading to a conference committee after the Senate passed the measure Monday with an amendment that would extend hate crimes legislation to cover sexual orientation and gender identity.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group critical of the Bush administration said Monday President Bush's $2.9 trillion budget proposal would promote fiscal irresponsibility and increase inequality."In a sign of the president's misguided priorities, his budget puts extremely large tax cuts for the most affluent Americans ahead of the needs of low- and middle-income families as well as future generations," the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal activists across the country voted Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) as their favorite candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination in a poll released Tuesday by Democracy for America (DFA). Yet other national polls - not exclusively of liberal activists - show Kucinich trailing frontrunners such as Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D- Ill.).
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As top Justice Department officials prepare to testify before congressional committees over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, legal experts on Tuesday debated whether the Bush administration did anything wrong in letting them go."Subject to one potential qualification, there are no limits on presidential authority to remove United States attorneys," Andrew McCarthy, director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said during a discussion in Washington, D.C.