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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, 8:30 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.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When Senate Democrats learned that a Republican staffer had been reading their correspondence during contentious battles over judicial nominees in 2004, they demanded a public investigation and the GOP acquiesced. But a newly disclosed document shows a markedly different and low-key response by both parties when Democrats were caught reading the opposing party's documents during the Clinton administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Advocates for tougher enforcement of U.S. Immigration laws say the White House has put "a lump of coal in the stockings of American workers" with a Christmas Eve proposal to allow more foreign workers to enter the country and amnesty for some workers who have already entered illegally.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy implied Tuesday that congressional colleagues who do not share his support for a failed gun ban being reintroduced in the House are mentally ill. The Rhode Island Democrat also accused lawmakers who oppose the anti-gun legislation of not caring about police safety.Kennedy is the son of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy, both of whom were shot to death.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In light of a Massachusetts court ruling Wednesday that the state's legislature cannot use civil unions as a substitute for so-called "gay marriages" in that state, many voters are asking where the Democrats competing for their party's presidential nomination stand on the issue.While none of the leading Democratic candidates has openly supported homosexual "marriage," all four believe that homosexual partners should have the same legal rights and privileges as married couples.