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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Wednesday's ruling by US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that Microsoft Corporation should be split in two because the Redmond, Washington-based software giant constitutes a monopoly came as no surprise. However, some experts say the next big factor in the case may be the upcoming presidential election - especially if presumed Republican nominee, Texas Governor George W Bush, is the winner.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ignoring congressional leaders' arguments that estate taxes are inherently unfair and punish success, President Clinton Saturday pledged to veto the "death tax" elimination bill passed by the Senate 59-39 last week, saying the measure was too costly.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - A humble Sen. John McCain formally endorsed Texas Gov. George W. Bush at the Republican national convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, calling him a friend and a man of good character."I am proud to join you this evening in commending to all Americans the man who now represents your best wishes and mine for the future of our country, my friend, Gov. George W. Bush, the next president of the United States," said the U.S. senator from Arizona.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Actor and entrepreneur Clint Eastwood took on Congress Thursday, calling himself "an advocate for common sense" as he testified before a House subcommittee on how the Americans with Disabilities Act has been abused by unscrupulous lawyers against small business owners like himself.When asked which was more difficult, dealing with Hollywood studio heads or Congress, the 69-year-old film giant told CNSNews.com, "It looks like Congress might be tougher."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Few were surprised at the recent ruling ordering a breakup of the software giant Microsoft, but some experts say the next big factor in the case may be the upcoming presidential election - especially if the presumed Republican nominee, Texas Governor George Bush, is the winner.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Green Party presidential nominee Ralph Nader assailed Vice President Al Gore Sunday for failing to push for more environmental reform and stricter standards for automobile emissions during his seven years in the White House administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - As president, George W. Bush would build up America's dwindling armed forces, protect U.S. interests abroad, and provide stability to America's allies, said several speakers at the Republican national convention Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The economic boycott launched against South Carolina by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will continue, despite a vote Thursday by the South Carolina legislature to remove the Confederate flag from atop the Statehouse dome in Columbia. The boycott, in place since last July, appears to be having little impact, however, according to figures released by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Government Reform Committee Chairman Dan Burton (R-IN) said on Sunday that he will seek criminal prosecutions of President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Attorney General Janet Reno if likely Republican presidential candidate George W Bush wins the election.Burton believes that Clinton and Gore knew of illegal contributions to their 1996 re-election campaign and that Reno obstructed justice by refusing several times to appoint independent counsels to investigate the matter.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee George W Bush said Sunday that his pick for a vice presidential running mate will be based on two prime criteria - quality and compatibility."I'm going to pick someone who can be president of the United States, and somebody with whom I can get along," said the Texas governor, whose presidential nomination is nearly certain during the GOP national convention at Philadelphia in two weeks.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - The 2000 Republican Party is an open, welcoming organization that hopes to attract new voters, said many party leaders and delegates at their national convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Republicans say that this convention energizes its traditionally conservative base to turn out at the polls and elect George W Bush as the next president, much like it did Ronald Reagan in 1980."I think, for the first time, we've gone back to that old Reagan tune, where we included everybody," said Representative Jim Gibbons (R-NV).
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With his US Senate campaign barely 24 hours old, New York Republican Representative Rick Lazio said he was not bothered by the latest poll, which shows him trailing the Democratic candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, by double digits."New Yorkers love underdogs," said Lazio Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press. "I was an underdog when I ran for the US House of Representatives back in 1992. I was 20 points down three weeks out," he added.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans on Monday will respond to a Democratic television advertising campaign by airing a GOP spot in 17 states that outlines George W Bush's proposals for fixing Social Security. The Democrats' ad aired Thursday in 15 states and advertised Vice President Al Gore's support for expanding Medicare benefits to cover prescription drugs.According to the New York Times, the two ads are the start of an expensive television campaign by both parties that is likely to continue until Election Day in November.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - In a rules-suspended vote requiring two-thirds majority, the House Monday evening failed to pass a ban on Internet gambling that, according to one study, is a multi-billion dollar business spanning hundreds of websites.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Philadelphia (CNSNews.com) - Dick Cheney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for vice president Wednesday, and promptly began the veep's traditional role of campaign point man by attacking President Clinton and his anointed successor, Vice President Al Gore - both of whom have been largely ignored at this 37th GOP national convention.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the top Republican leaders in the House of Representatives said Sunday that he expects the House to grant China permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) when they vote on the legislation this week."It's been really tough to get the votes on this," said House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX) on Fox News Sunday. "But we're doing really well. We're moving toward that magic number of 218 votes and I think, in the end, we'll be able to pass it."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the dust barely settled after its antitrust victory over Microsoft, the US Justice Department opened arguments Monday in a federal court in New York against credit card giants Visa and MasterCard, saying they have restricted competition and reduced consumer choice in their industry.Together, MasterCard and Visa, who are set up as nonprofit associations, control about 75 percent of the US credit card market through a network of 8,500 banks allowed to issue both MasterCard and Visa, but not competing credit cards such as American Express or Discover.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Although the House granted China permanent normal trade relations status last May, Senate leaders still have not decided when they will vote on the measure. One of the staunchest opponents of PNTR for China, Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, opened hearings Tuesday on the national security implications of the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore is narrowing his list of potential running mates and is expected to announce his decision on Tuesday."I haven't decided yet but I will shortly, and then I will announce it on Tuesday," said Gore on Sunday at a Democratic fundraiser in Southampton, New York.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Trade Commission will reportedly ask Congress for more authority to enforce Internet privacy standards, but many online businesses say they already have significant privacy policies and there is no need for government interference."We still have work to do, but it is premature for the government to call for broad new laws," said former FTC Commissioner Christine Varney.