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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In rejecting another bid by congressional Democrats to get special hearings into the leaking of a CIA agent's covert identity, a top House Republican Tuesday suggested that Democrats really just want another excuse to attack the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq.
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, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, who begins his campaign website greeting with the phrase, "As a medical doctor...," claims Florida Republicans should be "embarrassed" for intervening to save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo last month. Earlier in the year, Dean publicly expressed his support for physician-assisted suicide.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Despite the third straight month of job growth in October, Congressional Democrats are still reticent to give credit to the "Bush economy" for creating the new jobs. Republicans say the evidence of economic recovery is "just too clear to ignore."Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) called the positive economic news "very welcome," especially, he said, "after losing three million jobs in three years.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush has replaced the chairperson of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, but Mary Frances Berry will not leave her post without complaint.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Al Gore made headlines with his criticisms on Sunday of the Bush administration's implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act and the post-9/11 consolidation of federal law enforcement. But a CNSNews.com investigation shows that Gore proposed a very similar program 10 years earlier.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Clarifies status of Chambers' appeal)(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Park Police chief fired for discussing alleged funding and manpower deficiencies with the media has re-applied for her old job. A public employees' lobbying group that has supported Teresa Chamber's fight for her job in the past is now encouraging the National Park Service to re-hire the career law enforcement administrator.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic U.S. senator and one-time presidential hopeful Paul Simon died Tuesday in Springfield, Ill., only one day after heart surgery to bypass a blocked artery and repair a malfunctioning valve. He was 75.It was the second time Simon, who became as well known for his bow ties as his deep voice, had undergone the surgery. He survived a multiple-bypass operation in late 1999.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The independent agency charged with promoting equal treatment for all Americans regardless of race, sex, ethnicity or disability and with investigating related violations of federal law is under new management for the first time in more than a decade. The incoming leadership inherits what the General Accounting Office once characterized as "an agency in disarray."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Broadcast news organizations with a liberal bias and billionaires with potentially hidden political agendas will now control much of the flow of information about federal candidates in the days leading up to elections, according to critics of a Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday. Richard Lessner, executive director of the American Conservative Union, called the restrictions on issue advocacy groups, which don't apply to wealthy individuals, the "dirty little secret" of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) upheld by the court.