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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday announced he would set aside the Defense Department authorization bill that has served as a catalyst for an historic confrontation between Republicans and Democrats over a troop withdrawal from Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is lobbying leaders of the European Union to focus on abortion rights issues on the continent while also acknowledging that reproductive laws are the responsibility of individual governments. This apparent contradiction is the IPPF's way of promoting abortion throughout Europe, according to a pro-life group based at the United Nations.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After President Bush reiterated his plan to send more than 21,000 additional troops to Iraq during his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening, anti-war protestors criticized him for being "detached from the real state of the union.""In order to make progress toward this goal (a democratic Iraq), the Iraqi government must stop the sectarian violence in its capital," Bush said. "But the Iraqis are not yet ready to do this on their own. So we're deploying reinforcements of more than 20,000 additional soldiers and Marines in Iraq."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from the American Spectator.) (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Wednesday denied that he is conducting or ever planned to conduct a congressional investigation of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin and called on a conservative magazine to retract its report that he asked investigators to compile information on the popular conservative talk radio hosts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the first of at least two 2008 presidential straw polls scheduled for release this week, members of the conservative Citizens United have thrown their support behind non-candidate Newt Gingrich.The unscientific poll of more than 2,500 of the group's members found that 31 percent would vote for the former House Speaker if the 2008 Republican presidential nomination were held today. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani ranked second with 25 percent of the vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American public must hold politicians accountable for increasingly uncivil behavior between Democrats and Republicans in government, two elected officials said Monday, arguing that their colleagues will not change without prodding from voters.Citing talk radio, bloggers and the 24-hour cable news cycle along with the success of negative campaigning, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), said it was up to the public to demand a return to civility in Washington.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fifteen states will hold primary elections on Feb. 5, and in preparation for what some are calling a "national primary," a non-partisan group of political and technology analysts is organizing a "National Presidential Caucus" to give Americans an opportunity to discuss issues and candidates before voters in a few states decide the frontrunners.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he was filled with both pride and regret after Republicans following an all-night session blocked an amendment that would have mandated a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.Reid said he felt "pride for my colleagues - Democrats and Republicans - who have risen to this crucial cause and given the American people the debate they deserve." But he said he feels "regret for my colleagues who have blocked the will of the people and the majority of the Congress."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Anti-war congressmen on Wednesday pledged to continue to introduce troop withdrawal measures in Iraq-funding legislation despite previous failures and presidential vetoes.Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said at a news conference near the U.S. Capitol that he and his anti-war colleagues hope to attach a withdrawal provision onto an upcoming Iraq supplemental request.Moran acknowledged, however, that "it's going to be an uphill climb." He noted that passage of a withdrawal provision "depends on getting 218 votes and it has been difficult."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal environmentalists expecting President Bush to embrace dire predictions of the effects of manmade global warming during his State of the Union address Tuesday were disappointed when he mentioned the climate only once.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he supports a decision by a district court judge that halts new Department of Homeland Security rules designed to make businesses accountable for employing illegal immigrants -- but the senator seemed confused over the court decision itself.The new rules set guidelines for companies to follow when some of their workers' Social Security numbers do not match federal records. The point is to correct any number discrepancies and, in some cases, uncover illegal workers.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Friday made a bid for the hearts and minds of wary conservatives by connecting himself to former President Ronald Reagan and extolling his own conservative traits in a speech to the annual Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC).Giuliani, a frontrunner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, may have a tough time reaching more conservative voters who are unimpressed by his liberal stance on social issues such as abortion and homosexual marriage.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would extend "hate crimes" protection to homosexuals and other specified groups, but religious leaders were already praising the White House for issuing a threat to veto the bill if it passes.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberals gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Take Back America conference this week selected Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina as their top picks to win the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, snubbing the nationwide frontrunner, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday blamed the Republican minority for sinking congressional approval ratings, calling recent poll results "a referendum on Republican obstructionism." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed President Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday said it would be "unrealistic" to expect Congress to pass 12 appropriations bills by the end-of-September deadline."We hope to pass all 12, but we are obviously late, because the Senate has not passed 11 of their 12," Hoyer said in a briefing with reporters. He praised the House's ability to pass all of its appropriations bills before the August recess.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A website encouraging Sen. Barack Obama to run for president unveiled a list of celebrity "endorsements" for the Illinois Democrat Thursday, but the site does not have the celebrities' permission and in some cases ignores their criticism of Obama.The website DraftObama.org released a list of 17 actors, musicians, comedians and other celebrities who "work hard for a better America and have made statements in support of Senator Obama."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In their push this week to try to override President Bush's veto of an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), congressional Democrats called on singer/songwriter Paul Simon to press their case and to press Republicans to join in the attempted override.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After three days of intense campaigning by some of the 2008 Republican presidential hopefuls, conservatives at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday chose former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as their top two candidates.Both men addressed the mega-conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, another Republican presidential hopeful, also addressed the gathering and placed third in the poll.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats hoping to win control of the White House in 2008 must seize the "golden opportunity" presented by failures in the war in Iraq and rethink their approach to national security, according to a security analyst and former staffer for Vice President Al Gore.