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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - MoveOn.org's political action committee launched its most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever on Thursday, announcing a plan to raise $50 million to elect Democrat John F. Kerry.The liberal activist organization, which has faced a barrage of criticism from the Republican National Committee and President Bush's re-election campaign, made an e-mail appeal to its 2.1 million members asking for pledges of $1,000 to $10,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One week from now, backers of the recall campaign against California Gov. Gray Davis are hoping to celebrate their success and move on to getting a candidate elected to replace the embattled Democrat.The momentum continued to move in the direction of recall advocates this week. A state judge refused to stop the counting of signatures Wednesday, and two new statewide polls revealed the lack of support for Davis over his handling of the state's fiscal crisis.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger won the backing of his party this week, but he has been unable to shake criticism from conservatives for his stance on abortion and homosexual marriage.With less than a week before California's recall election, the American Life League and Save California intensified their efforts to expose Schwarzenegger's views on issues important to conservative voters.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Viewing college students as a vital constituency in November's midterm elections, the Republican and Democratic parties have launched their most aggressive effort ever to sway votes on campuses.Officials with both political parties said the stakes are too high this Election Day to ignore millions of potential voters. With Democrats holding a narrow advantage in the Senate and Republicans clinging to a slim margin in the House of Representatives, the parties are doing all they can to encourage students to vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a copyright law last month, the decision had little to do with gun owners. But the ruling sent a signal to Second Amendment supporters, who say they now have another means with which to defend the individual right to bear arms.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One week from now, backers of the recall campaign against California Gov. Gray Davis are hoping to celebrate their success and move on to getting a candidate elected to replace the embattled Democrat.The momentum continued to move in the direction of recall advocates this week. A state judge refused to stop the counting of signatures Wednesday, and two new statewide polls revealed the lack of support for Davis over his handling of the state's fiscal crisis.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger has created a rift among conservatives in California. While some are willing to accept the actor's liberal social views for a Republican victory, others fear he might damage the party's pro-family agenda.As voters prepare to cast their ballots Tuesday in the Golden State's recall election, conservatives remain divided between Schwarzenegger, who has moderate to liberal social views, and state Sen. Tom McClintock, a staunch conservative Republican.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg announced his retirement in February 1999, he said the stress of campaigning had led to his decision. Even fellow Democrats, who feared losing the seat to Republicans, could not pressure Lautenberg to change his mind.Lautenberg's remarks in 1999 stand in sharp contrast to those he made Tuesday night when he declared his willingness to replace embattled Democrat Sen. Robert Torricelli on the New Jersey ballot and announced he was looking for a "fresh start."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act into law 10 years ago it was hailed a triumph for working families.Now, a decade later, the measure's original sponsor, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), wants to expand the law to smaller businesses and turn what was 12 weeks of unpaid leave into six weeks of paid time off.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Homosexual lawmakers in California are growing increasingly worried that their top legislative priorities this year will be a casualty of the recall campaign against Gov. Gray Davis.The state Assembly has already passed three bills backed by homosexuals that would expand the rights and responsibilities of domestic partners, require the state to treat homosexuals equally for contracting work and prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Eight months ago, the movement to recall California Gov. Gray Davis seemed like a daunting task that even some Republicans dismissed as a long shot. But on Tuesday, voters headed to the polls with Davis' future hanging in the balance.When the recall effort was launched Feb. 4, it received little attention. Collecting nearly 900,000 signatures to trigger an election wouldn't be easy for the anti-Davis groups, pundits said, especially since no one had ever accomplished such a feat against a California governor.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A day after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that former Sen. Frank Lautenberg could run for the seat being vacated by embattled Sen. Robert Torricelli, the 78-year-old Lautenberg met with Senate Democrats in Washington.Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) welcomed Lautenberg to his old stomping ground and said it was great to have him back, sentiments that Lautenberg echoed."It feels great to be here," he told a crowd of reporters outside the Senate chamber.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Heritage Foundation panel that reviewed President Bush's presidency midway through his first term gave the president good grades Monday. The three journalists and a politics professor praised Bush's job performance since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, crediting him with helping the nation cope while also carrying out a global war against terrorism.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The plan to bring vouchers to the District of Columbia got a much-needed boost Tuesday when liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a longtime critic of the idea, publicly expressed her support."This issue is not about ideology or political correctness," the California Democrat wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "It is about providing a new opportunity for good education, which is the key to success."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The president of the College Democrats of America is facing criticism from Indian-Americans for "despicable" comments he made about a Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate of Indian descent.In an e-mail Tuesday, College Democrats President Ashley Bell, a law student at Louisiana State University, informed students of the upcoming governor's election between Democrat Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco and former Bush administration official Bobby Jindal, who was born a Hindu.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Correction: 62 percent of Maine legislative candidates have accepting public funding in 2002)(CNSNews.com) - Maine's taxpayer-financed political campaigns inherently benefit incumbents and have done little to increase competitiveness among candidates, according to a new analysis by the libertarian Cato Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who earlier this week said President Bush "failed so miserably at diplomacy," reversed course Thursday, announcing his full support for the nation's military and its commander in chief."We may have had differences of opinion about what brought us to this point, but the president is the commander in chief, and today, we unite behind him as well," Daschle said Thursday on Capitol Hill.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(1st Add: Updates recall certification.)(CNSNews.com) - Proponents of the campaign to recall Gov. Gray Davis got the news they wanted Wednesday when California's secretary of state certified the nearly 1 million signatures needed to trigger the first recall vote against a governor in the state's history.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his campaign to become governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal prefers to remain focused on the issues, not the possibility that he could become the first Indian-American governor in the United States. At the same time, however, those who share Jindal's ethnicity are keeping a close eye on the 32-year-old, who has already served as a senior adviser to President Bush, presided over the University of Louisiana system and directed the state's Department of Health and Hospitals.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Michael Cloud, a Libertarian Party candidate for Massachusetts' U.S. Senate seat, is convinced that "the establishment" is afraid of a ballot measure in his state that would abolish the income tax, thus eliminating about $9 billion from the state budget.Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates are denouncing ballot question No. 1; lobbyists fear its potential impact; and the media is giving the issue little coverage. But despite all this, Cloud remains confident that more than half of all Bay Staters will vote yes on Nov. 5.