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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Nancy Pelosi, the incoming Democratic speaker of the House, on Wednesday praised the Iraq Study Group's report on the Iraq war and said the report proves "that the President's Iraq policy has failed and must be changed."Earlier, President Bush said the country "is tired of pure political bickering that happens in Washington." Bush said it's best for the country if Democrats and Republicans work together, and he expressed the hope that report "will give us all an opportunity to find common ground."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One-time Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork Tuesday lashed out at the high court and the U.S. Senate for politicizing the judiciary and offered little hope to conservatives hoping to see Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, overturned.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative student group has been acquitted of a charge that it violated DePaul University's anti-harassment policy when it conducted a protest against affirmative action, the school announced Monday. However, the DePaul Conservative Alliance (DCA) was found guilty of violating the Code of Student Responsibility and censured.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A coalition of liberal groups this week launched a nationwide campaign to educate Americans on impeachment and encourage them to support impeaching President Bush."Since 9/11 it has been clear that the principle enemy of democracy has been in the White House," said Bill Goodman, legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in the group's documentary "How to Impeach a President."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee is again calling for Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) to denounce a television ad created by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that criticizes Chafee's primary opponent for supporting a controversial Mexican identification card.The ad criticizes Cranston, R.I., Mayor Steve Laffey for allowing city law enforcement to accept Mexican "Matricula Consular" identification cards that the Department of Justice has said opens the door for terrorists to live in the country undetected.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The father of a U.S. Senate candidate on Tuesday tried to dissuade a Tennessee news station from filming a news conference critical of his son, according to the pro-life event's organizers.Brian Johnston, an organizer with Tennessee Right to Life, called a news conference outside the Memphis campaign offices for U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., a Democrat running for U.S. Senate.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Corrects quote in the 10th paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - In an interview on Washington Post Radio Friday morning, Jim Webb, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia, said excerpts of his novels are "a little bit inappropriate" to be read on news radio."I don't know why you're reading that on WTOP," Webb told host Mark Plotkin. "I think it's a little bit inappropriate."Plotkin was reading an excerpt from Webb's novel "Something to Die For," in which Webb describes a female stripper performing sexual acts with a banana.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday criticized the Iraq Study Group for failing to provide new ideas to address problems in the Iraq War."While I largely agree with the Iraq Study Group's broad assessments of the problems facing U.S. policy in Iraq, I disagree with some of their suggested solutions," Inhofe said in a statement. "Additionally, many of the specific 'fixes' they propose are neither new nor innovative."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Several black civil rights leaders are accusing the federal government of conspiring against poor African Americans in the aftermath of the flooding in New Orleans. But one of those hurling the charges, comedian and political activist Dick Gregory, on Friday refused to say what, if anything, he has personally contributed to the relief effort.Gregory, who had just visited evacuees at the Houston Astrodome and the city's convention center, said he was able offer the flood victims something else besides money and food.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Department of Defense official on Wednesday called the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, vital to strategic intelligence collection and defended the Pentagon's decision not to allow United Nations representatives access to detainees.The United Nations on Feb. 15 released a study critical of the Guantanamo Bay facility, alleging that detainees have been abused. The authors of the report have come under fire for not visiting the military base while conducting their research.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic members of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday challenged House Republicans to make support of the military the primary issue in debates leading up to the fall elections."The Democratic Party is not seen as the party of national defense," Hawaii U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie said at a press conference in Washington, D.C. But he said Democrats are changing course and challenging House Republicans to "have this discussion between now and November."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is not pleased with Michigan College Republicans who are organizing hunts for "illegal immigrants" and staging target practice on Democratic leaders.Dean on Tuesday sent a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman complaining about two games he says are being planned by College Republican organizers at the University of Michigan.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Webb on Friday shrugged off criticism of sexually graphic scenes in his novels, while Democrats noted that a prominent Republican has endorsed the book."James Webb's new novel paints a portrait of a modern Vietnam charged with hopes for the future but haunted by the ghosts of its war-torn past," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), says on the back cover of "Lost Soldiers," which was published in 2001. "It captures well the lingering scars of the war."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican and Democratic pollsters on Tuesday expressed optimism that American voters are ready to elect a minority president and said it would be the candidate's policies, not minority status, which wins or loses the 2008 election.The likely candidate pool for the 2008 nominations includes Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who is black, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), a woman, and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), a Mormon.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The threat of Russian nuclear materials falling into the hands of terrorists is the "most catastrophic threat facing America," national security expert Robert Boorstin warned Wednesday in urging the Bush administration to take more aggressive action to secure the Russian nukes.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal group that disappeared in 2005 after opposing Social Security reforms has resurfaced with a new name and a new target: the Bush administration's Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.Americans United, formerly known as Americans United to Protect Social Security, is launching a nationwide, multi-million dollar advertising and public awareness campaign to oppose what it calls President Bush's "Part D disaster."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of former Clinton administration national security experts on Tuesday joined Democrats in Congress in criticizing the Bush administration for what they called "a serious failure of civil stewardship of the military."In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the National Security Advisory Group expressed its "deep concern about the U.S. Army's current state of readiness" and urged them "to take immediate action to address the urgent problem."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan insisted Monday that he was not out to promote the film titled "Iraq for Sale" but told reporters that the film does raise "important questions about accountability" on the part of military contractors working on the reconstruction of Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Corrects reference to the Democratic Party in the 5th paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. George Allen of Virginia is running the worst campaign in the country, political insiders said in a poll released Saturday by the National Journal.Fifty-three percent of Republican and 66 percent of Democratic "insiders" think George Allen's campaign is the sloppiest of the 2006 season, according to the survey of 138 political experts with campaign experience, insider knowledge and ties to key voting blocs.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A California group that favors strict limits on immigration is airing a radio ad criticizing incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Bush for their anticipated cooperation on immigration reform."At a time when immigration is overwhelming California, it's horribly ironic our state's own representative is the one pushing for open-ended increases in immigration," Diana Hull, president of Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), said in a statement Tuesday.