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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Actor and activist Michael J. Fox has been raising eyebrows by appearing in political ads endorsing candidates who support embryonic stem cell research, but a U.S. Senate candidate from Maryland is questioning the accuracy of Fox's statements. In a new ad, Fox endorses U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin, a Democrat and candidate for the U.S. Senate. Fox charges that Republican candidate Michael Steele "would put limits on the most promising stem cell research." Cardin, he says, "fully supports life-saving stem cell research."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Mississippi mayor has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges after carrying a handgun on church and school property, and a gun rights group thinks now would be a good time for him to step down from Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG).Jackson Mayor Frank Melton, a Democrat, pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to the misdemeanors to avoid felony charges that would have cost him his job. Instead of jail time, he was fined $1,500 and put on a year's probation.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee are pushing for a review and eventual appeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which allows homosexuals to serve in the armed forces only if they do not reveal their sexuality.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday promised conservative activists that he would push two prominent issues onto the Senate floor this summer.In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., Frist said a ban on homosexual marriage and the repeal of the death tax would be primary issues in the Senate beginning in May.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House vote to lift the 25-year old ban on offshore drilling has prompted praise from pro-business groups, but scorn from environmental activists who said it places the nation's coastlines at risk.The Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act would expand drilling options beyond the Gulf of Mexico, where searching for oil is already permitted. The bill would allow drilling more than 50 miles from the coast and gives states the power to allow drilling as close as three miles from the coast.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - This week - the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in New Orleans - has seen a resurgence of criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the disaster. The Democratic National Committee kept the trend going Wednesday with a tongue-in-cheek news release saying Bush is "still doing a heckuva job."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Election Commission on Tuesday rejected a proposed "emergency rule" that would have allowed issue advocacy groups to broadcast commercials referencing federal candidates within 60 days of the November election. The FEC voted 3-3 on the proposal - the three Republicans voting in favor of the exemption and the three Democrats voting against it. A tie results in the proposal being rejected.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Advocates of election reform are anticipating a "messy" Election Day fraught with voting machine malfunctions and voter disenfranchisement in at least 10 states that have new machines and new policies governing how voting works."The ingredients are there for problems in some parts of the country," Doug Chapin, director of the Election Reform Information Project (ERIP) said in a release Tuesday. He said because of "new procedures [and] new voting systems ... the potential is there for a messy Nov. 7."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A coalition of conservatives Monday launched a website aimed at derailing the presidential ambitions of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y), even though the former First Lady has yet to formally announce her intention to run in 2008.Calling itself "an organization of concerned citizens that is dedicated to spreading the truth about Hillary Clinton and her dangerous ideas," the group Stop Her Now has set its sights on minimizing her chances of winning the Democratic nomination.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a speech Wednesday to members of the MoveOn.org Political Action Committee, former Vice President Al Gore called possible attempts to change Senate rules on filibusters "a poison pill for America's democracy" and "a dangerous American heresy."Gore's speech was part of a nationwide series of "emergency rallies" organized by MoveOn.org members and the liberal Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary to protest the possibility that Senate Republicans will use the "nuclear option" to bypass the filibuster of President Bush's judicial nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The 2008 presidential election will pit Republican Sen. George Allen of Virginia against Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, according to a straw poll conducted among conservatives over the weekend. The straw poll was conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If he loses the Connecticut Democratic primary Aug. 8, Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman will run for re-election as an independent. Lieberman's announcement Monday drew harsh criticism from liberal activists and his Democratic challenger's supporters.
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
(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) - 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
(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.