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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It is no surprise that 66 members of Congress and the only independent - U.S. Rep. Bernard Sanders of Vermont - were given high marks in an anti-war group's congressional voting scorecard Monday. What is surprising is that two Republicans also won praise.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ohio, which provided George W. Bush with crucial and narrow victories in each of the last two presidential elections, may serve as political ground zero again this fall. The Bush administration appears to be pulling out all the stops for Ohio Republican candidates who are down in the polls. In the last seven days, the state has played host to the president and two other prominent Republicans and been the recipient of a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A poll released by Quinnipiac University shows that Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who lost a Democratic primary in September because of his support for the U.S. military mission in Iraq and is now running as an independent, leads the man who beat him last month.The poll, conducted Sept. 21-25 and released on Sept. 28, found that 49 percent of likely voters favor the incumbent Lieberman over Democratic nominee and political newcomer Ned Lamont.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) says comments he made Monday that appeared to imply that American troops were uneducated were a "botched joke" intended to insult President Bush.At a news conference in Seattle Tuesday, Kerry refused to apologize and accused Republicans of distorting his comment in a "classic GOP, textbook Republican campaign tactic."His comment was "clearly a remark that was directed at this administration."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Amid increasing speculation over the severity of Fidel Castro's medical condition, a coalition of advocates for open relations with Cuba urged the Bush administration Monday to lift the trade and travel embargo against the communist country.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new book by a former chief weapons inspector for the United Nations lashes the Bush administration and the Central Intelligence Agency for engaging in an "intelligence conspiracy to undermine the U.N. and overthrow Saddam Hussein." In authoring "Iraq Confidential," former weapons inspector Scott Ritter alleges that the Bush administration knew there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or ties between Saddam and terrorist organizations.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the wake of the arrest of a Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary Tuesday for trying to seduce a 14-year-old girl on the Internet, a pro-family advocate is questioning how he obtained security clearance.Brian Doyle was arrested Tuesday in connection with a sex sting operation. According to Florida police, Doyle attempted to seduce a 14-year-old girl who was really an undercover detective.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal political group MoveOn.org is gearing up to support Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha and other Democrats who oppose the war in Iraq after successfully supporting anti-war candidate Ned Lamont in the Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Under fire from Democrats and even some Republicans, House Speaker Dennis Hastert called into the Rush Limbaugh show Tuesday to defend Republican leaders' handling of the scandal that led to the resignation of Florida Rep. Mark Foley.Foley resigned Friday after ABC News released sexually explicit e-mails and text messages that Foley sent to underage male congressional pages. Hastert has come under fire over allegations that he and other Republicans knew about the inappropriate contact as many as three years ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican leaders say their candidates are the ones with momentum heading into the midterm elections Tuesday, and they point to a poll by a Democratic strategist as evidence.Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said a Nov. 2-5 Democracy Corps poll shows that Republicans are "gaining ground on Democrats in the closing days of the election."Democracy Corps, a polling organization run by Democratic strategists James Carville and Stan Greenberg, on Monday released data showing Democrats holding onto a small lead over Republicans.