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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 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
(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) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, the Rhode Island Democrat who in May was treated for a prescription drug addiction, urged his colleagues in Congress Thursday to pass legislation requiring health insurance providers to cover drug and alcohol rehabilitation.On May 4, 2006, Kennedy crashed his car into a security barrier near the U.S. Capitol while under the influence of prescription sleep medication.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
College Park, MD (CNSNews.com) - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan recently signed on with a speakers' bureau, and her appearance on the lecture circuit drew mixed reaction Tuesday night, especially from her younger supporters at the University of Maryland.Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in the Iraq war in 2004, took part in a discussion organized by the Democracy Collaborative, a university-sponsored group that works to "strengthen democracy" by addressing "democratic dilemmas in theoretical and practical ways," according to its website.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following the scandal-driven departure of Randy "Duke" Cunningham from his U.S. House seat, the liberal activist group MoveOn.org Political Action is taking up the cause of a Democrat trying to capture Cunningham's former seat in the heavily Republican 50th district of California.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - United States Rep. Cynthia McKinney, embroiled in controversy since a March 29 altercation with Capitol Hill police and facing a tough Democratic primary in her Georgia district, has demanded that the Atlanta Journal Constitution retract an editorial critical of her.Contrary to other media reports, McKinney has not yet filed a lawsuit against the newspaper, according to her attorney.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Affirming her support for her husband's weekend outburst on the Fox New Channel, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton Tuesday said former President Bill Clinton would have done more with intelligence warnings than President Bush."I'm certain that if my husband and his national security team had been shown a classified report entitled 'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States,'" Clinton said, "he would have taken it more seriously than history suggests it was taken by our current president and his national security team."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An opinion poll released Monday suggests that Jim Webb's campaign to unseat Republican Sen. George Allen in Virginia suffered little as a result of criticism of Webb's sexually explicit fiction writing.Webb now leads Allen, according to the Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 likely voters, conducted Sunday night. The Democrat leads the Republican by five percentage points - up from an Oct. 24 Rasmussen poll, which showed Allen with a two-point lead over Webb.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Tax-exempt groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum found themselves in the same boat when accused of violating campaign laws in the 2004 presidential election and now face fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars.The Federal Election Commission said Wednesday MoveOn.org Voter Fund (MOVF), Swiftboat Veterans and POWs for Truth (SwiftVets) and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) have been fined a total of $630,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(Corrects date of Miers' last contribution to a Democrat.) (CNSNews.com) - Reports that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers donated money to Democratic candidates are true, but it's been 17 years since she supported a Democrat.Miers, President Bush's pick to succeed Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Conner, donated $1,000 each to Al Gore Jr for President Committee, the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Senator Lloyd Bentsen in 1988, according to a website that serves as a clearinghouse for all political donations.