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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court (CNSNews.com) - Democratic protesters may see it as their last stand - their convergence on the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to try to urge justices to let the Florida hand recount of disputed ballots resume. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside while attorneys for Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush pleaded their cases inside the august chambers of the nation's highest court.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - West Virginia had not voted for a Republican non-incumbent presidential candidate in 80 years, until the state helped George W. Bush squeak out a victory over Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 race. Less than four months after the election, however, Bush is under attack in parts of the state that believe he reneged on a promise to help coal miners with black lung disease.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore is calling on his supporters to wait a while longer, as he announced his retraction of a concession in the wee hours of Wednesday morning in Nashville. A crowd gathered for Gore's expected address received the announcement with cheers and applause despite the rainfall that began falling around 11 p.m. (CST).
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Bill Clinton has received a leniency unseen in other similar cases, said one Constitutional scholar and attorney, commenting on an Arkansas judge's decision Monday to delay the president's disbarment proceedings about a month.Clinton is at risk of losing his law license because of false testimony he gave to a judge about his relationship with former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It's not socialism, it's progressive policy, said one Illinois representative, after speaking to a group of approximately 200 assembled to combat George W. Bush's electoral win and his presidential agenda."Progressive Democrats are not anti-private sector, are not anti-free market," U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said. "We're just in favor of making sure there's sufficient government participation to ensure the rights of consumers and workers.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Nashville (CNSNews.com) - It's been a bizarre race by all accounts, according to numerous campaign officials for Democrat Al Gore in Nashville, but supporters have rallied around their candidate's decision to rescind his concession to Rep. George W. Bush. Crowds leaving the outdoor election-night rally in downtown Nashville were buoyant around 3:30 a.m. CST - a far cry from the reaction at the Gore campaign two hours earlier, when TV networks announced Bush the winner.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 250 activist organizations have endorsed a movement to protest the presidential inauguration Jan. 20, according to documents posted on the International Action Center's Internet site.Police in Washington, D.C. are prepared for the event, promising to deputize nearly 1,000 officers from surrounding counties so that extra law personnel might be on hand to quash any violent eruptions.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the wake of warnings from environmental analysts, there is further evidence that President Bush may not be as opposed to the Kyoto global warming treaty as previously believed.The objective of the Kyoto Protocol is to commit the estimated 180 industrialized nations, including the United States, to "specified, legally binding reductions in emissions of six greenhouse gasses," according to a March 6, 2000 Congressional Research Report.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - This is not the first time a Florida brouhaha over ballot tallies has delayed the victory of a federal candidate.In 1988, the battle between senatorial candidates Republican Connie Mack and Democrat Buddy MacKay was so tight and intense that the winner was not decided until Nov. 15, eight days after votes were cast, according to records from the Senate historical office in Washington, D.C. Candidates were forced to wait until absentee ballots were received, and even then, the tallies remained so close that a recount ensued.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Joseph Lieberman's perceived flip-flopping on certain issues, while he campaigned as Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential candidate, may haunt him after he resumes his senatorial duties, said one political consultant.Prior to his union with Gore, Lieberman was, by most accounts, held in high esteem by both Democrats and Republicans, touted as a moral leader, steadfast in his beliefs.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It was a lesson in disbelief for fourth- and first-graders in Louisiana who spent about a minute Thursday correctly selecting Democrat Al Gore or Republican George W Bush from the list of candidates on copies of the controversial Floridian presidential ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator-elect Hillary Clinton's $8 million book deal could compromise any integrity she possesses as a political figure, legal scholars said Monday, referring to a variety of ethical considerations and comparing her publishing agreement to the one negotiated for then-House Speaker-elect Newt Gingrich in 1994.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The presidential election process may not be perfect, but it beats the alternatives in terms of Constitutional law, fairness, and protection against fraud, said political analysts following the current dilemma in Florida, where confusion over the so-called "butterfly" ballot in Palm Beach County has triggered a hand recount.