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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has already broken his promise to publicize congressional earmarks or pork, according to the Washington group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). David Williams, vice president of policy at CAGW, said Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey of Wisconsin pledged in January to make the requested earmarks public during floor debate on their respective spending bills.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A small group of environmental activists assembled on the Capitol lawn Thursday to protest a growing congressional push for a new technology that turns solid coal into liquid fuel.Denouncing coal power as a factor in global warming, activists pressed their case for clean, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's immigration bill has created a rift between right-wing talk radio and Republican politicians that threatens to rupture the conservative coalition, according to a nationally syndicated radio host."If [the bill] is jammed through before, ironically, Independence Day, I think we will have been witnesses ... to the end of the old conservative coalition," Laura Ingraham said on Monday. "I truly believe that it is over if this happens, and it's time to rebuild and restart."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It is considered the bellwether of presidential elections and the mandatory first step for any candidate hoping to obtain his or her party's nomination for leader of the free world. And this year, the Iowa caucus is yielding some unlikely and potentially earth-shattering results.A KCCI-TV poll of likely Iowa caucus goers shows major shakeups on both sides. Among the Democrats, former Sen. John Edwards took the lead with 27 percent of the vote, followed by New York Sen. Hillary Clinton with 22 percent and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama with 16 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ten conservative talk radio hosts met last week with President Bush, a man they have frequently admired yet also recently criticized.To shore-up support among his conservative base, President Bush invited Glenn Beck, Bill Bennett, Neal Boortz, Scott Hennon, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larson, Mark Levin, Michael Medved, Janet Parshall, and Hugh Hewitt to the White House for a discussion, most of which focused on his Iraq policy. Sean Hannity was rumored to be there, although he reportedly arrived later than the other hosts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following the Democrats' latest pitch to organized labor -- a Tuesday-night debate in Chicago sponsored by the AFL-CIO -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean reaffirmed his party's commitment "to stand with America's hard-working families."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Speaking at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law on Monday, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said that the United States needed to take a less militaristic approach to the war on terrorism and make a greater effort at dialogue with Middle East nations."Until we get all the great powers involved in some way, we will find ourselves bogged down in the specifics of Iraq, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and other places," he said. "We need a larger focal point than just ricocheting from crisis to crisis like this."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential candidates gathered at the Washington Hilton over the weekend to tout their credentials on social issues before an audience of Christian conservatives.But some attendees at the Values Voters Summit agreed with Christian conservative leader Dr. James Dobson, who recently argued in a New York Times op-ed that if both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are pro-abortion, Christian conservatives may need to support a third party candidate.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says the upcoming presidential election will have enormous consequences for America's national security, and he warned against electing anyone who would not take an aggressive stance towards America's foreign enemies."If we make the wrong decision in 2008, just as if we had made the wrong decision in 2001, it's our security and our safety that will suffer and our future that will be in jeopardy," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the Clinton campaign battles the Obama campaign in the Democratic presidential primaries, more and more observers on the political left are criticizing the Clintons for being dishonest and deceitful -- claims that once were lodged mostly by the political right.Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary in the Bill Clinton administration, has accused his old boss of leading a "smear campaign against Obama that employs some of the worst aspects of the old politics."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Clarification: Ann Coulter'appeared at the Omni Shoreham hotel but not at CPAC.) Washington (CNSNews.com) - In a speech at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Friday, just down the hall from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), author Ann Coulter said that the primary difference between Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Adolf Hitler was that Hitler "had a coherent tax policy."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - His presidential campaign is over, but for many GOP stalwarts in Massachusetts, the influence of former Gov. Mitt Romney is still felt on their state party - and they are not happy about it."He was missing for two years as governor," Holly Robichaud, a prominent Massachusetts GOP activist and Boston Herald commentator, told Cybercast News Service. "He picked a terrible running mate. He loved to say he's a management guy, and the management guy made a mess of the Republican state party."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The most recent episode of "Saturday Night Live" featured a sketch parodying the media as head over heels for Sen. Barack Obama and a rant by former cast member Tina Fey endorsing Hillary Clinton as a "b---- ... who gets stuff done."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Offensive language is referenced in this article and is uncensored in the video links.)(CNSNews.com) - Liberal radio host Randi Rhodes has been suspended from broadcasting by her parent company, Air America Radio, after a profane tirade in which she called both Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro a "f---ing whore."
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As pro-war, flag-waving counter-protesters set up camp in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, an anti-war activist told Cybercast News Service that her organization intended to demonstrate against the city's Marine recruitment center until it was abandoned."We're staying here until the Marines decide to respect the people of Berkeley and what we want in our city," Zanne Joi, a spokesperson for the anti-war group Code Pink, said in an interview. "We're a city of peace. We've always voted against this war, as a council and as a people."
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As governor of Arkansas, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee delayed a disaster relief bill for a week because he objected to the legislation's characterization of tornadoes and floods as "acts of God."The bill barred Arkansas insurance companies from denying coverage to victims of "acts of God," the legal term for natural disasters. It was introduced after a series of tornadoes ravaged the state in early March 1997, killing 25 and injuring more than 400.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The desire for tobacco control in America is rapidly accelerating, despite the best efforts of tobacco companies and conservative critics, according to several anti-smoking activists.In Wisconsin, legislators are mulling over banning smoking in workplaces. In Illinois, such a ban took place at the beginning of this year, with no exceptions for any businesses. Even in conservative Texas, 18 cities have voted to prohibit tobacco in public locations.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A bipartisan group of senators Wednesday introduced legislation calling for substantial increases in fuel economy standards for American cars and trucks, a proposal strongly opposed by the automobile industry and pro-SUV interest groups.The lawmakers to increase corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for all cars, SUVs, and light trucks by ten miles a gallon - from the current 25 miles per gallon to 35 miles per gallon between 2011 and 2020. Subsequent increases of four percent would then be added every year after that until 2030.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an example of a big-budget federal agency getting its priorities wrong, according to an oversight report released by a Republican senator.Among the report's findings -- a $106 million visitor center decorated with waterfalls and Japanese gardens and a $200,000 fitness center with saunas and zero-gravity chairs.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new documentary screened on Capitol Hill this week accused military recruiters and Kansas public school officials of violating students' privacy.Alexia Welch, a recent graduate of Lawrence High School in Kansas, and senior Sarah Ybarra said they made the 25-minute film to look into how Army recruiters were able to obtain the contact information of high school students."In the beginning the military was the focus," Welch said. "But as we interviewed more people, other things started turning up and it also became about policy and privacy."