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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In their current effort to thwart President Bush's judicial nominations, Democrats often refer to a 1968 case to try to show that Republicans previously used the filibuster as a partisan tool to block a president's wishes. But while the Democrats' filibuster against the Bush nominees is unmistakably partisan, as evidenced by cloture votes, records obtained by Cybercast News Service show that the effort waged against President Lyndon Johnson's 1968 nomination was anything but partisan.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Illegal aliens who work under borrowed, stolen or fraudulent Social Security numbers could collect retirement benefits based on their illegal earnings as the result of a Bush administration plan. Critics charge the federal government has grossly underestimated the cost of the proposal, which they believe could be billions of dollars per year.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The co-sponsor of legislation to make it more difficult for illegal aliens to find work in the United States said Tuesday that the Bush administration is encouraging the illegal entry by offering amnesty and is trying to cover up the proof of its actions.U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) has consistently warned that the "Temporary Worker Program," proposed by President Bush in January, would, "encourage millions of people to come here illegally seeking his amnesty proposal."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican U.S. Sen. George Allen will no longer support "hate crimes" legislation that includes "sexual orientation" as a protected status, even if the proposal is identical to a bill he voted for in 2004. The Virginia senator acknowledged Friday that such legislation could be used by federal courts to extend civil rights protections to homosexuals and to squelch free speech.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy Friday praised retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, but also threatened to oppose the choice of a replacement "if the president abuses his power and nominates someone who threatens to roll back the rights and freedoms of the American people."If that situation develops, Kenndy warned, "then the American people will insist that we oppose that nominee, and we intend to do so."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Claims by a top Senate Democrat that the Clinton administration's warrantless surveillance of suspected spies and terrorists was different from what the Bush administration has employed are being contradicted by a former Justice Department official who served under President Bill Clinton.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes more remarks from President Bush and Judge John Roberts) (CNSNews.com) - President Bush Tuesday night nominated D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John G. Roberts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the pending retirement of Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The federal government must address illegal immigration and border security or risk the wrath of voters in upcoming elections, congressional Republicans told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., Thursday.U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said the consequences of ignoring porous U.S. borders cannot be ignored.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even before President Bush made the formal announcement that D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John G. Roberts would be his nominee to fill the seat to be vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, conservative groups and politicians were lining up to praise him, even though a few did so cautiously.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal judicial activism can be stopped through a three-tiered approach, according to a panel of experts who addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday. The approach includes appointing more judicial conservatives to the federal bench, getting Congress to exercise the authority it currently has over the federal courts and amending the Constitution to prohibit judges from expanding or contracting the document's meaning, the conservatives argued.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even before President Bush made the formal announcement that D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John G. Roberts would be his nominee to fill the seat to be vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, conservative groups and politicians were lining up to praise him, even though a few did so cautiously.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The controversy over a proposal to give a Middle Eastern country control over some operations at six major U.S. ports is bringing renewed attention to the role trade issues can play in American efforts to combat terrorism. Democrat and Republican administrations have supported free trade as a tool to alleviate the conditions that tend to encourage terrorists, but a university researcher believes free trade and fighting terrorism are, by definition, "competing interests."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even before President Bush made the formal announcement that D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John G. Roberts would be his nominee to fill the seat to be vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, conservative groups and politicians were lining up to praise him, even though a few did so cautiously.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The controversy over a proposal to allow Dubai Ports World to operate terminals at some major U.S. ports may have hurt President Bush's approval rating, but it could be helping some members of Congress move legislation they believe is needed to better protect U.S. seaports from terrorist threats.Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity, believes most Americans are now more aware of port security deficiencies than they were even a month ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawmakers have proposed a number of "solutions" to the problem of illegal immigration, from amnesty programs to mass deportations. But one conservative Republican says the key to discouraging illegal immigration is to hit the employers who hire them right where it counts: in the wallet.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Cynthia McKinney still does not know whether she will face criminal charges for allegedly punching a U.S. Capitol Police officer who stopped her at a security checkpoint. But the Georgia Democrat is pulling no punches with the media, ordering an Atlanta television station not to broadcast derogatory comments she made about a member of her staff on Saturday.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Richard Durbin will vote against Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the Senate Judiciary Committee if Roberts disagrees with the Illinois Democrat's view that the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to abortion. But that vote would directly contradict Durbin's beliefs as expressed in a 1989 letter to a constituent. The recipient of that letter, Frank Tureskis, says he feels "violated" by Durbin's abandonment of the right-to-life position. He lived in Springfield, Ill., when Durbin was running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1981.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Many Republicans and some media outlets are praising the immigration proposals outlined by President Bush. But some conservative leaders warned Tuesday that the administration's insistence on a so-called "guest worker" program for illegal aliens could cost the GOP control of Congress later this year and that the alleged arrogance behind the proposal could put a Democrat in the White House in 2008.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Virginia Republican Sen. George Allen, considered by political insiders to be a contender for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, is being accused of breaking a campaign promise with his support of pro-homosexual federal "hate crimes" legislation. Allen denies that he broke any promise.The criticism comes from Joe Glover, president of the Virginia-based Family Policy Network (FPN) and involves an Oct. 27, 2000, letter that Allen wrote to a constituent.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An ABC News report, claiming that U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is a target of the FBI's probe of alleged congressional corruption, is based on a Justice Department leak, according to Hastert's deputy chief of staff. Mike Stokke claims the Justice Department tried to retaliate against Hastert for his harsh condemnation of the FBI's search of another congressional office over the weekend.