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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While many conservatives continue to complain about President Bush's choice of Harriet Miers for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, two Democratic senators Thursday offered their own interpretations as to why those conservatives are unhappy.Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Miers is not conservative enough to please the "extreme wing" of the GOP and Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland charged that some of the conservatives disenchanted with the Miers pick are "incredibly sexist."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, the only Democrat in the president's cabinet, will resign on July 17. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow made the announcement at the regular press briefing Friday. When reporters asked why Mineta was resigning now, Snow replied: "Because he wanted to ... he was not being pushed out." Mineta had suffered from serious back pain that required him to work from home and even from a hospital in the past.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Legislation passed Thursday to protect the gun industry from many liability lawsuits includes anti-gun amendments that could have been blocked during consideration of the bill in the House, according to one pro-gun organization. The group believes failing to block those amendments could haunt gun owners in the future.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A bill passed by the anti-gun California state Senate to require "micro-stamping" by all semiautomatic handguns was quickly criticized by pro-Second Amendment groups Thursday. One day later, law enforcement officers are also coming out in force against the bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House and Senate Democratic leaders charged Tuesday that their party is the only one that considers meeting the needs of Hurricane Katrina victims important and that Republicans are trying to take aid money away from the victims "to give tax cuts to the wealthy."Michele Baker rode out Hurricane Katrina with her husband before her home was destroyed. The couple then waded through flood waters to get to the Superdome.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Friday that Congress will not give up its efforts to save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo."This is not over. We haven't stopped working on it. We will fight for Terri's life and spend all the time necessary to do that," DeLay (R-Texas) said. "So, to friends, family and millions of people praying around the world this Palm Sunday weekend don't be afraid. Terri Schiavo will not be forsaken.""
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More conservatives have joined the list of those calling on President Bush to withdraw the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court after the discovery of speeches in which she used terminology favored by "pro-choice" activists. One critic charged that, "Every time she quotes or cites women she admires, they're to the left of Betty Freidan."Former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer reprinted Miers' statements in his regular "End of Day" email alert.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's spokesman and Republican congressional leaders Tuesday expressed disappointment over a federal judge's rejection of an emergency request to reinsert Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Tuesday was the fourth straight day that the brain injured Florida woman has been without nutrition or hydration. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, last week won a legal battle to have the feeding tube removed and maintains that Terri would not have wanted to live in her present condition.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On a day when Washington, D.C., was abuzz over the indictment of vice presidential aide Scooter Libby, a public interest law firm was in federal court Friday defending its lawsuit against the U.S. Senate over the use of judicial filibusters.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Senate Judiciary Committee intern with extensive experience as a computer network security administrator has denied that anyone broke into committee computers, a charge leveled by Democrats who say a key Republican stole their political strategy memos.The intern said the memos - detailing efforts by Judiciary Committee Democrats and allied liberal special interest groups to derail President Bush's conservative judicial nominees - were not stolen, but rather were freely available to anyone authorized to access the committee's computer network.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch will release the report at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) (CNSNews.com) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) Thursday said he plans to release a redacted version of the report dealing with how Republican staff members on the committee gained unauthorized access to Democrat political strategy memos. The memos involved the plans of Democrat senators and liberal special interest groups to torpedo President Bush's conservative judicial nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats hinted Thursday that they want two former GOP committee staffers prosecuted for alleged violations of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The lawmakers are angry that judicial nominations strategy memos obtained by the pair, which implicate Democrats in allegedly unethical and possibly illegal conduct, were released to the press.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Adds response to the Sergeant-at-Arms' report from Manuel Miranda.) Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats hinted Thursday that they want two former GOP committee staffers prosecuted for alleged violations of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The lawmakers are angry that judicial nominations strategy memos obtained by the pair, which implicate Democrats in allegedly unethical and possibly illegal conduct, were released to the press.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's decisions to support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and to commit troops to the subsequent peacekeeping mission are almost universally blamed for his defeat in Sunday's election. But opinions vary widely as to whether or not the vote, which followed the deaths of 200 people and injuries to 1,500 others in terrorist bombings, will have any influence over when and where the al Qaeda terrorist organization will strike again.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(1st Add: Adds background in the first paragraph.) Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Approaching his 18th year in the U.S. Senate, Florida's Bob Graham announced Monday that he will drop out of his second political race this year, putting an end to his elected political career. Graham dropped out of the Democratic presidential race last month.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 109th Congress. The caucus, including former members, is meeting Monday afternoon and evening to formulate its agenda for the next two years. Watt complimented outgoing chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on his service. The incoming chairman also said he looks forward to a new opportunity to reopen communication with the Bush administration. Watt claimed the White House has refused to meet with the caucus.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - While Democrats were lambasting Republicans for an alleged White House leak of a CIA officer's identity, the Democratic staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was apparently planning to use the committee's probe of pre-war intelligence gathering about Iraq to damage President Bush politically just before the 2004 elections.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 100 members of Congress will try to block some United States funding of the United Nations unless U.S. officials are allowed to begin an open and complete investigation into a U.N. humanitarian program in pre-war Iraq -- sooner rather than later.