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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) - 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, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - After a weekend full of protests and demonstrations, Republicans prepared to seize the spotlight Monday for their party's first convention in the Big Apple.More than 400 people were arrested in the three days leading up the Republican National Convention, many of them for disorderly conduct on Friday during a mass bicycle ride and during Sunday's various rallies and marches.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Supporters of Sen. John Kerry can't seem to get enough of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The issue continued to figure prominently in the political race, popping up repeatedly at the Democrats' rally Monday at Grant's Tomb.One of Kerry's most prominent Vietnam crewmates, Del Sandusky, wasted little time in his speech Monday attacking the anti-Kerry group."I served with John Kerry," Sandusky said to a round of applause. "Those twinkies on TV are spreading a pack of lies."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe called it disgraceful for a Republican delegate to distribute mock Purple Heart bandages, and he said it differed greatly from Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's decision to throw away his medals in 1971.Democrats reshuffled their lineup of speakers at their Tuesday press briefing to criticize conservative leader Morton Blackwell for passing out the mock Purple Hearts to delegates at the Republican National Convention Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Rumors of a possible shakeup of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's presidential campaign put Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe on the defensive Wednesday when peppered with questions from reporters."There will be no major campaign shakeups. Let me be crystal clear on that," McAuliffe said. "Will we add people and complement the campaign on the national level? Of course we will."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the three years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the United States has launched an aggressive war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq and created a huge government agency to secure the homeland. Recent polls indicate Americans feel safer as a result of those actions.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even though CBS News has taken a battering in the media for using allegedly fake military documents on last week's "60 Minutes II" episode, advertisers and CBS affiliates said Wednesday they had no reason to abandon the network.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the day CBS News acknowledged it couldn't vouch for the authenticity of its memos on President Bush's National Guard service, a liberal media watchdog continued to stand by the substance of the documents."It is important to remember that the relevance of the memos is largely that they ostensibly convey the state of mind of Bush's commanding officer in the [Texas National] Guard," said Jim Naureckas, editor of Extra!, a publication of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Update: Adds Redstone's comments to the Asian Wall Street Journal on Thursday.) (CNSNews.com) - Two top executives at media giant Viacom, which owns CBS, have given money to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign and are supporting other liberal Democrats this year.Sumner Redstone, the 81-year-old chairman and chief executive of Viacom, and one of his top lieutenants, Tom Freston, the corporation's co-president, have each given Kerry the maximum $2,000 donation allowed under the law.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - NBC's Tim Russert said he didn't feel snubbed when the Commission on Presidential Debates went with four other television personalities to moderate this year's debates."I take it as it comes," Russert told CNSNews.com as he made his way through the debate hall at Washington University. "Who's upset besides my mother?"
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Democrat-leaning 527 group is set to debut a television ad in battleground states suggesting President Bush would reinstitute the draft if re-elected.The liberal Campaign for America's Future joined forces with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Friday in a fund-raising appeal to air the commercial. The ad was produced by the 527 group Win Back Respect with the help of the MoveOn Voter Fund.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New York Times on Tuesday defended its report on a missing cache of explosives in Iraq after Republicans accused the newspaper of ignoring the facts in a rush to attack President Bush.The Times reported Monday that 380 tons of explosives had gone missing from the Al Qaqaa military facility in Iraq, which triggered a swift and harsh attack on Bush from Sen. John Kerry, who quickly produced an ad citing the article.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal activist group MoveOn.org e-mailed its supporters late Wednesday acknowledging "heartbreak" over President Bush's re-election and billionaire investor George Soros called Bush's win "distressing" before departing to Europe for work on other business.But the prominent critics of the president said they wouldn't spend too much time mourning Tuesday's election results, vowing instead to look ahead to congressional races in 2006 and the battle for the White House in four years.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court refused to back down from his defense of a Ten Commandments display Thursday despite a decision by his eight judicial colleagues to move the 2.5-ton monument."The fight to defend our constitutional rights to acknowledge God must and will continue," Moore told a crowd of supporters. "Very soon, we will file a petition for writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court to resolve clearly our inalienable rights to acknowledge God under the First Amendment."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Animal protection groups joined with conservationists and biologists to threaten legal action if New Jersey allows a black bear hunt to proceed as scheduled for Dec. 8.Critics of the hunt sent a letter to the superintendent of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area last week, claiming the bear hunt at the park would violate federal environmental laws.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Correction: Commissioner Russell G. Redenbaugh serves as a political independent, not a Republican. He was a Republican appointee and often votes with the commission's three Republicans.) Washington (CNSNews.com) - Mary Frances Berry, chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, thwarted a planned discussion of the Senate's "Memogate" affair on Monday when she adjourned the panel's monthly meeting after four Republican members didn't arrive on time.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - Veterans who support President Bush accused Democrats of spreading misleading information about the state of affairs for the millions of veterans who rely on the government's health care benefits.On several occasions throughout the Democratic National Convention, speakers have criticized Bush on the issue of veterans' benefits. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the vice presidential nominee, raised the issue in his speech Wednesday night.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A sea of red, white and blue, sprinkled with a few yellow ribbons, filled the area outside the Lincoln Memorial, as several hundred demonstrators gathered Sunday to show their support for President Bush and America's troops in the Persian Gulf.