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July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - American Hispanics represent one of the fastest growing segments of the American population and also are among the nation's strongest supporters of proposals to privatize Social Security, according to a poll conducted by the Hispanic Business Roundtable.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After Texas Governor George W Bush swept Arizona Senator John McCain in three simultaneous GOP primaries Tuesday, the race for the Republican presidential nomination heads into next week when more than half of the delegates needed to win the nomination are at stake.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore showcased a senior citizen on Tuesday who lives frugally without Medicaid, but while painting the 88-year woman as needing taxpayers to foot her prescription bills, Gore reportedly stopped short of acknowledging that she preferred to live without it.Gore's presidential campaign staff invited Raymond, NH, widow Florence Seitz to attend a healthcare forum in Nashua where he lead her to describe how she sometimes doesn't take all of her prescription drugs because she can't afford them.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his final State of the Union address on Thursday, President Bill Clinton proposed that states impose a license and registration procedure for handgun buyers similar to those already in place for drivers, but some GOP governors are already taking issue with his proposal.Despite the lack of a constitutionally protected right for driving, Clinton said, "Every state in this country already requires hunters and automobile drivers to have a license. I think they ought to do the same thing for handgun purchases."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes Thursday outlined his privacy policy proposal, becoming the only GOP candidate to address the privacy and technology issue in such detail. Forbes announced his plan at the Washington-based Free Congress Foundation, a "culturally conservative" watchdog group which tracks the pulse of, among other things, the extent to which individuals are affected by government intrusion.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An official with Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer's campaign is pushing for legal action against an Internet columnist who boasted of infiltrating one of Bauer's offices with the intent of infecting Bauer and his staff with the flu.In a case which has gone largely unreported in the established media, Internet columnist Dan Savage could face legal challenges after he posed as a volunteer for Bauer's Iowa campaign headquarters and sought to deliberately spread the flu virus to Bauer in protest of the candidate's conservative ideologies.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senior Clinton Administration officials met recently with an Israeli military attorney who traveled to Washington to negotiate the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.Israel's Defense Ministry attorney Moshe Kochnovsky, who serves as deputy director of special affairs, reportedly met with White House officials to discuss a possible presidential pardon for Pollard despite uniform recommendations against his release from throughout the Administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - First Lady Hillary Clinton's New York senatorial bid has cost US taxpayers nearly $1 million to cover the cost of transporting the candidate and her entourage throughout the state and travel to and from Washington, DC."I'll be on your side," Mrs. Clinton said on Sunday during her campaign kick-off before embarking on a week-long "announcement tour."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush questioned the timing of an Agriculture Department report, which suggests that five percent of Texans go hungry - a report which was conducted from 1996 through 1998 and released on Monday.The report placed Texas second only to Oregon in terms of the "prevalence of hunger," followed closely by New Mexico and President Bill Clinton's home state of Arkansas.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The first lady who wants to be a US Senator is harping on some familiar themes as she hits the campaign trail: This week, she declared health care to be a "fundamental human right," and she's pushing to revitalize a universal health care coverage plan which drew her widespread criticism in the early years of President Clinton's term.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Tuesday's election results have ended with a number of benchmarks for Republicans and Democrats in various gubernatorial, mayoral and state assembly campaigns across the nation.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Congressman JC Watts (R-OK) Wednesday denied a CBS news report that he is "calling it quits from Congress." Watts' office called the report "erroneous."CBS anchor Bryant Gumbel reported on Wednesday morning's The Early Show that Watts, "the forth highest-ranking Republican in the House, privately informed the House Speaker yesterday that he will step down at the end of his term which ends in January."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - In light of a growing concern over personal privacy issues involving medical, financial and computer data, four congressmen Thursday formed the first privacy caucus targeting corporate and government initiatives likely to affect individual privacy.The privacy caucus so far consists of one Democrat and one Republican from both the House and Senate, making it a bi-partisan, bi-cameral caucus including Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Sen. Richard Bryan (D-NV).
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton may have settled on a $1.7 million home Monday in Chappaqua, New York, but securing the necessary loan needed to take possession may be another matter. The Clintons have now encountered a legal challenge to the loan on grounds that the home loan constitutes an illegal political gift.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Eight of the ten candidates for president will receive taxpayer support to finance their campaigns while the remaining two candidates will use either their own personal funds or those given directly to the campaign from donors.The Federal Election Commission (FEC) certified $34,019,496.24 in federal matching funds for the candidates. But the total amount disbursed may actually be lower than that since the funds drawn from the check-off box on tax returns aren't sufficient enough to provide the matching funds for which the candidates have qualified.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While claiming to protect personal medical information, new regulations proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services would allow consumers' medical information be made available to government agencies, student researchers and even some banking institutions.Under orders from President Bill Clinton made last October to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, the agency is seeking public comment through this Thursday on the proposed regulations.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just one year away from the November 7, 2000 general election the latest poll numbers indicate former New Jersey Democrat Senator Bill Bradley has cut in half the lead held by Texas Republican Governor George W Bush.In a new nationwide poll released Tuesday, Bush leads Bradley in a hypothetical general election by 6.4 percentage points, half the lead he enjoyed in October. But Bush still maintains a double-digit lead over likely Democrat challenger Vice President Al Gore.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While the two leading Republican presidential candidates battle for the GOP nomination, a Washington-based tax reform advocate has weighed-in on an issue between Texas Governor George W Bush and Arizona Senator John McCain.Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) President Grover Norquist praised Bush for taking a stand on so called "paycheck protection" - the right of union members to decide for themselves whether their union dues are spent on political campaign contributions.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George Bush is maintaining a small lead over Arizona Senator John McCain among South Carolina voters just three days before the state's Republican presidential primary, according to a recent poll conducted by Zogby International.Bush leads McCain 43.4 to 39.6 percent, according to the Zogby poll conducted for Reuters. Former Ambassador Alan Keyes was a distant third at 4.3 percent of those surveyed while 12.7 percent remain undecided.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Jury deliberations began Thursday in the federal conspiracy trial of a Bill Clinton associate who's charged in an illegal scheme to raise money for various Democratic campaigns in 1996. A witness who testified at the trial also implicated a top fund raiser for Vice President Al Gore's presidential bid.U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa gave the jury final instructions Wednesday afternoon, setting in motion the beginning of the end of the federal criminal trial of William Hamilton, a former Teamsters political director.