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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner announced her resignation on Wednesday. She plans to return to work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Meissner joined the INS in 1993, early in the Clinton-Gore Administration. Her last day as INS Commissioner will be November 17. Wire service reports indicate Meissner's likely successor will be INS Deputy Commissioner Mary Ann Wyrsch. The White House must first approve her nomination for the post.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Washington, DC-based Jewish organization has admonished Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore for his inaccuracies and 'sacriligious' reference to the Bible on Tuesday night. Gore, speaking at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in the nation's capital, took a jab at NRA President Charlton Heston and Texas Governor George W Bush by saying, "If I remember my Bible correctly, the last time that Moses listened to a bush, his people wandered in a desert for 40 years."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican George W Bush is choosing a seasoned political veteran as his running mate. Richard Bruce Cheney, 59, a native of Casper, Wyoming, has served as a congressman, White House staffer and Cabinet member.Cheney is mentioned with respect by members of all political parties for his service as Secretary of Defense under President George Bush and for his handling of the 1991 Gulf War.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Sunday that he is skeptical of a proposal by Vice President Al Gore to impose sanctions on the entertainment industry for marketing violent movies to children. "Before we embark on censorship," said McCain, who is leading congressional hearings on the issue, "we'd better make very sure where this all leads."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The US military commander in the Persian Gulf in charge of Naval refueling operations told a Senate hearing Thursday that the Yemeni port of Aden was the best possible option for refueling that the USS Cole had prior to a terrorist bomb blast at the missile destroyer's midsection October 12 that claimed 17 US sailors' lives.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two influential Democrats on Capitol Hill said that Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign is groping for identity and might weaken the party's attempt to recapture the House unless immediate focus is given to that campaign.Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) said that local officials across the nation had voiced concern that the Gore campaign displayed no confidence or enthusiasm.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On this fact you can be certain: Ron Reagan, the son of former Republican President Ronald Reagan, is no fan of George W Bush, the Republican presidential nominee and son of former President George Bush.The younger Reagan, a former ballet dancer, radio talk show host, magazine writer and television entertainment reporter, told the Washington Post Thursday that the Texas governor "is simply unqualified for the job" of president.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential nominee George W Bush's standing with likely voters improved in several major categories last week, according to a new Voter.com Battleground poll released Monday. The survey indicates that Bush is now up by two points over Democratic nominee Al Gore among likely voters, 41 percent to 39 percent, after beginning the week down by one point. Bush's favorability rating also improved by three points during the week, rising from 56 percent to 59 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Clinton worked upstate New York for votes for his wife and contributions to her Senate campaign on Sunday.He interspersed his political duties with calls to the Middle East because of the fragile cease-fire in that region. Clinton kept a rally in Johnson City waiting for several minutes as he telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, reiterating his desire that both Israel and the Palestinians adhere to the cease-fire agreed upon last week.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying he will run an upbeat campaign, Rick Lazio officially become the Republican Party's nominee for the US Senate seat to be vacated this fall by longtime New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Lazio's nomination came Tuesday at the party's state convention in Buffalo. Lazio's Democratic opponent is First Lady Hillary Clinton.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential nominee George W Bush challenged Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore Friday to denounce conduct by President Clinton that "embarrassed the nation." Bush questioned why his Democratic rival had not been more outspoken in disavowing ethical transgressions by the out-going president. "If Al Gore has differences with the president, he ought to say loud and clear what they are," Bush said.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Campaign leaders for Republican US Congressman Rick Lazio and Democrat Hillary Clinton were scheduled to meet late Wednesday night to finalize an agreement for both sides to end the use of soft money in their New York senate race.Lazio Wednesday challenged Mrs Clinton to stop raising and spending soft money during her campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New York Torah Court - Beth Din announced Monday that, after careful deliberation, it has excommunicated Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential hopeful on Al Gore's ticket.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - US Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) will not speak at the Democratic National Convention, even after agreeing not to hold a political fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Sanchez, who ignited the controversy a week ago when she initially refused to switch the location of the Hispanic Unity fundraiser, had been scheduled to address convention delegates in her role as general co-chair of the party.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reaction was swift from critics of the Whitewater probe and Wednesday's announcement by Independent Council Robert Ray that the six-year investigation was over with no indictments against the politically powerful in high office.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With 15 days until the November 7 general election, both presidential candidates, Republican George W Bush and Democrat Al Gore, are on the campaign trail this week stumping, in particular, for the votes of those who are as yet undecided. For weeks polls have indicated that the undecided vote remains somewhat constant between 11 and 14 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore on Tuesday called on states to improve the quality and affordability of childcare. In a campaign speech before daycare providers at a center in New York, Gore proposed the used of federal incentive programs that would reward better performance in such areas as workers' pay, background checks and reading programs.Gore also proposed tax breaks to help parents pay for daycare or to keep their children at home.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Camelot will be revisited Tuesday evening at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles as the focus of attention will be on the Kennedys and the passing of the torch from one generation of that political family to another. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, the only daughter of President John F Kennedy, will address convention delegates for the first time in introducing her uncle, Edward M "Ted " Kennedy (D-MA).
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Contributors to Al Gore's presidential campaign have stayed overnight at the White House, according to a report by Matt Drudge on his Internet website, Drudge Report 2000.The development, Drudge says, is at the root of a White House delay in releasing a list of overnights awarded to contributors of Hillary Clinton's New York/US Senate campaign.