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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Echoing the accusations of musician Harry Belafonte and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Monday wondered aloud whether President Bush is "10 times the bigger terrorist than Osama bin Laden."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman is losing ground to his challenger, Ned Lamont, ahead of the party's Aug. 8 primary, according to various public opinion polls. But Lieberman still receives high marks from Connecticut voters and, according to several polls, would win the general election regardless of his party affiliation.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After wrapping up the second annual "Camp Casey" protest in Crawford, Texas, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will travel to Washington, D.C., to kick off a 17-day protest and conference aimed at ending the war and "righting injustices."Sheehan rose to fame in the anti-war movement in August 2005 when she camped out near President Bush's Crawford ranch demanding a meeting with him. She named the protest "Camp Casey" after her son, Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004 after voluntarily re-enlisting in the Army for a second tour of duty.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The news that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) failed to disclose a land deal that earned him $700,000 -- three years after he sold the land to a friend's company -- isn't "sexy" enough for front page news, according to one political analyst.Since the Associated Press reported on Reid's 2004 windfall last week, the power players of printed news have focused largely on the two-week-old sex scandal surrounding former Congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.).
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Yet another conservative leader is calling on Republicans to focus on conservative principles in the wake of the party's loss of the U.S. House and Senate in the midterm elections.Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour called on conservatives Friday to return to the attitude they had before the Republican takeover of 1994.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Once the wife of a Republican congressman, but now the editor of a liberal blog, Arianna Huffington is joking that the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union address made her want to slit her wrists.The source of Huffington's frustration was Virginia's new Democratic governor, Tim Kaine, who was given the national spotlight Tuesday night to deliver the official Democratic response.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan announced Wednesday that she plans to begin an "open-ended hunger strike" on July 4 to urge the Bush administration to bring troops home from Iraq."We hope the fast will galvanize public attention, invigorate the peace movement, build pressure on elected officials, and get our troops back home," Sheehan said in a statement posted on the anti-war blogosphere.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The International Socialist Organization has rescinded its sponsorship of Cindy Sheehan's upcoming 17-day anti-war protest in Washington, D.C., according to a spokesman for the event.As Cybercast News Service previously reported, the ISO had been listed on news releases as a sponsor of "Camp Democracy," a protest and convention scheduled to take place on the National Mall Sept. 5-21.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an effort to "reclaim democracy," a left-wing activist group is offering whistleblowers a $250,000 reward to expose "election rigging."In order to qualify for the money, a tipster's information must lead to overturning a House or Senate race and a conviction of the people responsible for rigging the election, according to VelvetRevolution, the network of liberal groups offering the reward.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Seventy-four U.S. congressmen on Monday urged Amnesty International to remain neutral on the issue of abortion at its August 2007 meeting, where the human rights group will consider taking a stance in favor of access to abortion.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fifty-six members of the U.S. House on Friday urged House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), to fight the renewal of a provision in the Voting Rights Act that mandates multilingual ballots."We believe these ballot provisions encourage the linguistic division of our nation and contradict the 'Melting Pot' ideal that has made us the most successful multi-ethnic nation on earth," the 56 House members wrote. Only one of those signing the letter is a Democrat - Collin Peterson of Minnesota.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton Friday said the lack of consensus in the Democratic Party on several issues, including the war in Iraq, is good for the party and for American democracy."Although unity is important, it is not the most important value," Clinton said in a speech to the New Democrat Network conference in Washington, D.C. "It is, I think, a tribute to the Democratic Party at this moment in time that we are honestly and openly struggling with a lot of the difficult issues facing our country."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Election Commission will consider an "emergency rule" Tuesday that would allow issue advocacy groups to broadcast commercials referencing federal candidates during the 2006 election cycle without disclosing who funds the advertising. The proposal would also eliminate the contribution limits and public disclosure requirements on donations used to pay for such advertising. Some liberal advocacy organizations oppose the change.
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) - 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."