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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Steelworkers are planning rallies in five states Saturday urging President Bush to keep in place tariffs he imposed 18 months ago to assist the industry.A review by the U.S. International Trade Commission is due out Friday evaluating progress midway through Bush's three-year plan. The release has prompted steelworkers from eight states to organize gatherings in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns said Thursday the country should immediately begin phasing out its reliance on Middle Eastern oil and instead seek new ventures in Russia and here at home.The Montana Republican said given the development of fuel-cell technology and the potential for oil drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, it is a logical time to reduce oil imports from "terrorist" nations, such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative California group that wanted to provide citizens with an outlet to send e-mails to their legislators is now suing the state for its role in blocking thousands of the messages.The Campaign for California Families filed the suit Friday in Sacramento after it claims the state's Legislative Data Center blocked and destroyed more than 22,000 "No New Taxes" e-mail messages last week.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - California's top financial officers warned Monday that the campaign to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis is threatening the state's economic health and they blamed state Republicans for refusing to accept the governor's tax and spending plan.State Treasurer Phil Angelides accused Republican lawmakers of holding up passage of a budget that was supposed to be finalized before the fiscal year started July 1.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After days of negotiating, Senate Republicans were unable to sway two Democrats to support a plan that would provide the District of Columbia with $13 million in funding for private school vouchers. Without the support of Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.), the bill faces the prospect of a Democrat-led filibuster. The bill has enough support to pass the Senate, but Republicans don't have the 60 votes needed to cut off debate.
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) - The signatures are still trickling in, but when they're all counted, proponents of the campaign to recall California Gov. Gray Davis expect to far exceed their initial expectations with as many as 1.5 million signatures.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite surging ahead of other recall candidates in a Gallup poll released over the weekend, political analysts said Monday that Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger shouldn't get too excited as the campaign heads into its final week.
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) - Pro-life congressmen in the House of Representatives this week will attempt to strip the U.N. Population Fund of nearly $70 million in funding for condoning forced abortion and sterilization in China.As early as Tuesday, the House could take up debate on a State Department authorization bill, which contains a provision passed by the International Relations Committee in May restoring two years worth of funding that was cut by the Bush administration.
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) - 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) - 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
(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
(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.