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July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's election to the Senate is a "big success for the Republicans," said one political analyst and economist who has also authored a book analyzing fame and its influences."The Republicans should be delighted she was elected," said economics professor Tyler Cowen, author of "What Price Fame" and general director of the nonpartisan, public policy Mercatus Center at George Mason University. "[Her election] mobilizes their support base."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President-elect George W. Bush's selection of Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson to lead the Health and Human Services department has been met with opposition from both sides of the abortion debate.Calling the secretary of the HHS Department the "cabinet member most able to affect women's reproductive freedom," the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League said Bush's choice is indicative of the future administration's intent to "do away with a woman's right to choose."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It's 1996 all over again, Judicial Watch legal representatives said, accusing immigration officials in Florida of rushing to bestow citizenship upon thousands of American hopefuls in time for the 2000 presidential election."It's a repeat of 1996, when there was an effort to rush through citizenship applications in order to get votes for the Democrats," alleged Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog organization known for its pursuit of the Clinton Administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President-elect George W. Bush's preference for attorney general is not likely to cause the stir special interest groups are anticipating, analysts say. Abortion and civil rights activists, however, are condemning John Ashcroft for what they call his right-wing agenda."Our activists will oppose the nomination of this anti-choice extremist and will do everything in their power to prevent the approval of his appointment," said Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a written statement about Ashcroft.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic operatives for Vice President Al Gore would be wise to pay attention to the latest public opinion polls that indicate Americans are growing impatient with the battle for the White House, one political analyst said.At stake is Gore's political career, said Marshall Wittmann, a senior fellow with Hudson Institute, and possibly the fate of the Democratic Party in future elections.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Representatives from nearly 20 renowned women's organizations have rallied behind the president-elect's choice of Sen. John Ashcroft for attorney general, calling the candidate one of the few ethical and honest men in Washington, D.C.Characterizing Ashcroft as an individual of "real integrity" and "principle," Family Research Council spokeswoman Janet Parshall criticized those who have objected to his nomination based on what she described as false accusations and unfair personal attacks that have been escalated in the press.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Surrounding Vice President Al Gore's continued battle to overturn Florida's certified presidential election results showing President-elect George W. Bush the winner is the question of whether due process will have been served if a court in Leon County issues a quick decision on the case, as Gore has requested.A look at previously contested races in Florida shows that it has taken months or even years for judges to render decisive opinions, and it's unclear whether determining a contested presidential election should take as much time as a local race.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the remainder of the Clinton Administration being measured by some in hours and the desire for a "Clinton Legacy" to be firmly established, a White House summation of the past eight years credits President Bill Clinton with wide-spread accomplishments in such areas as the economy, education, and crime.But the summary is bulging with misleading claims and misconceptions, according to a wide variety of policy analysts.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A 1994 Alabama election that wound through the courts for 11 months parallels the current presidential battle, with comparisons indicating President-elect George W. Bush is likely to emerge the lawful winner, said one state official connected to that past case.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush will likely spend the next couple months in a public relations battle with Democrats who seek to blame the downsizing economy on his monetary policies, financial analysts said.But accusations against Bush are unfounded, said James Gattuso, the vice president of policy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, as current economic losses can be traced to a variety of federal actions that occurred months and even years ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville, TN (CNSNews.com) - Hollywood is "absolutely" in touch with the needs and desires of the American people, renowned actor and producer Rob Reiner said during a campaign stop for Vice President Al Gore in Nashville Tuesday. "Hollywood has always been way out in front and that's why we do what we do," said Reiner, who played the role of 'Meathead' in the 1970s situation comedy All In The Family. "We make movies that people are attracted to because we have our fingers on the pulse of what people are interested in."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Opinions differ on whether President-elect George W. Bush should have brought his case, involving the hand recount of Florida ballots, to the U.S. Supreme Court, and whether the decision of the justices will reflect their usual viewpoints in terms of Constitutional interpretation.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Tropic, Utah (CNSNews.com) - Utah's battle with the federal government over property encroachment issues took an odd turn this week when one of the state's own Congressional representatives co-sponsored a bill that would actually guarantee billions of dollars for the land grabs.On Valentine's Day, Rep. James V. Hansen (R-Utah) joined nine others in supporting a form of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act. Neither he nor House Resources Committee spokespeople could be reached for comment.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville, TN (CNSNews.com) - Officials with the campaign of Vice President Al Gore Tuesday highlighted various voting "controversies" across the nation as being indicative of potential voter intimidation by Republicans. Aides to the vice president's campaign expressed confidence in a win in Tuesday's election, but insinuated that the GOP was actively seeking to suppress voter turnout around the country.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It may represent Al Gore's last gasp - Thursday's oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court, in which the Democrat's attorneys tried to persuade justices to overturn a lower court ruling on the month-long election dispute.That lower court ruling, by Leon County Circuit Court Judge Sanders Sauls, rejected the bid to get thousands of disputed ballots counted. Sauls also refused to reverse the certification of George W. Bush as the winner of Florida's 25 electoral votes and the presidential race.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Tropic, Utah (CNSNews.com) - Utah's battle with the federal government over property rights has taken an odd turn with one of the state's own congressional representatives co-sponsoring a bill to actually guarantee billions of dollars for the land grabs.On Valentine's Day, Rep. James V. Hansen (R-Utah) joined nine others in supporting a form of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act. Neither he nor House Resources Committee spokespeople could be reached for comment.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville (CNSNews.com) - An Al Gore senior advisor may have to eat his words, as his Monday prediction of a Vice Presidential win in Tennessee has been proven wrong according to network reports. "It think he will win in Tennessee," Gore advisor Bob Schrum, said yesterday when asked about what statement it would make if Gore lost his home state.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following months of pressure from various activist groups pleading for a moratorium on the death penalty, President Bill Clinton Thursday granted a stay of execution to a Texas man convicted on three counts of murder.This was Juan Raul Garza's second stay; the president allowed a four-month delay in August for defense attorneys to gather information for a possible clemency.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush may be more supportive of the Kyoto global warming treaty than previously believed, said one environmental policy analyst concerned about the future of carbon dioxide.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville (CNSNews.com) - Black voters have been noticeably absent from the throngs of Democrat Al Gore supporters milling around the outdoor War Memorial site in downtown Nashville in the early hours of Wednesday morning.Of the estimated thousands present about 12:30 a.m. (CST), only a few minorities, including blacks and Hispanics, could be found throughout the crowd still waiting for their candidate.