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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Anti-Defamation League is urging Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman to not meet with Nation of Islam head Minister Louis Farrakhan, saying if he did, Lieberman would be "legitimizing a bigot, an anti-Semite and a racist, who continues to spout his message of hate." On a recent radio show, Lieberman said he would be willing to meet with Farrakhan. But in past speeches, Farrakhan has characterized the Jewish faith as a "gutter religion."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - First Lady Hillary Clinton said during a campaign appearance with a teacher's union that "yes, I intend to run" for the United States Senate from New York, but she added her formal announcement will not happen until next year.While Tuesday was not the anticipated formal announcement, the moment did provide Mrs. Clinton an opportunity to declare her candidacy and shore up a sagging campaign. Instead the First Lady chose to say only that yes she intends to run for the Senate. Mrs. Clinton has been a "listening tour" of New York the last few months.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Calling Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley the "Frick and Frack of higher tax," Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson disputed charges made Tuesday by Bradley that GOP frontrunner George W Bush would raise taxes if elected. Nicholson said Bush has already signed a pledge promising no new tax hikes if elected president.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In what Michigan officials are calling a record turnout, several news outlets are currently projecting Arizona Senator John McCain the winner of the open primary with 48 percent and Texas Governor George W Bush with 46 percent of the vote.Michigan holds an open primary allowing Democrats and Independents to vote in the GOP Primary. The polls closed at 8 p.m. EST.Preliminary exit polls showed Bush and McCain running neck and neck at 47 percent of the vote apiece. Running a distant third is Alan Keyes.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia turned out in record numbers Tuesday and voted for Texas Governor George W Bush over insurgent candidate Arizona Senator John McCain by a margin of 55 percent to 42 percent with 80 percent of precincts reporting.Former Ambassador Alan Keyes received three percent of the vote. With this latest victory Bush picked up 56 delegates bringing his total to 187 to McCain's 95.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Correction: clarifies Judicial Watch role (CNS) - The conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch has asked the US District Court for the District of Columbia to explain recent allegations that its chief judge assigned criminal cases to judges appointed by President Clinton, rather than keeping with tradition and assigning cases randomly.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Upon learning that the FBI had unearthed new evidence in the 1993 Branch Davidian fire, Attorney General Janet Reno ordered federal marshals to enter the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, on Wednesday and seize the material, which includes the audio portion of a videotape shot from a surveillance aircraft the day the Waco compound caught fire. According to multiple news agencies, the tape contains portions of a conversation between team members and their superiors in which permission to use incendiary devices against the compound is granted.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Attorney General Janet Reno said in a news conference today that she will shortly name an independent investigator into the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Reno said that the person chosen would "have no conflicts of interest and be well-received" by Americans. She also indicated that a grand jury would not be appointed in the case so that all evidence would be able to be revealed to the public.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey Republican Governor Christine Todd Whitman has reportedly decided not to seek the Senate seat of retiring Democrat Frank Lautenberg according broadcast reports. Whitman was considered a strong candidate for Republicans to capture the open seat.Republican officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told wire services that Whitman's political aides are contacting GOP officials throughout the country to notify them of her surprise decision. While Whitman never officially entered the race she began raising money for the race in April.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Dear Friends,I've been around politics for almost 20 years now, long enough to know what a mean, nasty and dirty a business it can be. But until this week I did not fully realize the depths of degradation to which our politics have sunk.Some of you may already have heard that my family and I have been targeted for an orchestrated campaign of outrageous lies, unfounded rumors, anonymous allegations and baseless innuendo. We believe these lies are being disseminated by another campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore, who first raised the issue of the Massachusetts prison furlough system which resulted in convicted killer Willie Horton being released, has promoted as his campaign manager the woman who accused former president George Bush of running a racist campaign in 1988 because of a series of advertisements featuring Horton.The Gore 2000 campaign announced from its new headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee that Donna Brazile would become campaign manager after his previous one Craig Smith declined to move.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - In an address from the Oval Office Thursday night, President Clinton declared victory in NATO's air war against Yugoslavia but cautioned that NATO peacekeeping forces would face serious dangers and possible casualties, when they enter Kosovo.Thursday night's nationwide speech was one of he few times Clinton has referred to the Allied bombing as a "war" instead of a military strike.Clinton also said the United States would not provide any foreign aid to rebuild Serbia as long as President Slobodan Milosevic was in power.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) – Vice President Al Gore returned Wednesday to Carthage, Tennessee, to officially announce his presidential campaign from what he claims to be his hometown – depending, that is, on how you define "hometown," say some critics.Gore's eldest daughter, Karenna introduced her father, as the man she thinks should be the next president of the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - As expected the House of Representatives Tuesday defeated a bill offered by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) that would have expressed disapproval of President Clinton's recent granting of Normal Trade Relation status to China. The bill was defeated by a vote of 260-170 with one "present" vote being cast.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - The Senate Friday approved a $792 billion tax relief package that differs from a similar version passed by the House, setting the stage for a conference committee to iron out the differences between the two bills and produce a single proposal the president has promised to kill with a veto.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - In a series of late night meetings this week, House and Senate leaders were able to reach a compromise Tuesday night on a 10-year $792 billion tax relief package that the GOP claims will bring about long-term tax relief to working families. However, President Clinton has already vowed to veto the tax package.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Rhode Island Department of Tourism is removing a six feet tall statue of Mr. Potato Head after receiving complaints that its brown skin was "racist."Known as the "Tourist Tater," this particular one was placed near Providence. The statue had been on display since May without complaint until its picture appeared in a local newspaper.
July 7, 2008, 8:07 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Indonesian police evacuated dozens of UN employees from East Timor today as pro-Indonesia militia continued their burning and looting rampage through the capital city of Dili. About 1,000 UN personnel, including some Americans, are already part of the international contingent overseeing the voting.
July 7, 2008, 8:07 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - CNSNews.com has been selected along with other news organizations to participate in the Visiting American Writers Program sponsored by the President's Office of the Government of Kazakhstan.The program was started last year by Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev to provide "orientation visits" for American writers, said Peter Hannaford, Managing Director of the Franklin Firm Division of the Carmen Group, Inc., which handles public relations for Kazakhstan and helps coordinate the visits.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNS) – NATO Lt General Mike Jackson announced Wednesday that Yugoslavia has agreed to the United Nations peace terms and will begin the immediate withdrawal of its troops from Kosovo and allow for the safe return of thousands of refugees."The war has ended," said Yugoslav Col. Gen. Svetozar Marjanovic. Although there have been broadcast reports that gunfire and anti-aircraft missiles are being launched in Kosovo Wednesday night. President Clinton said he is "pleased" at the signing of the agreement.