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July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Liberal groups, declaring war on President Bush's judicial nominees, took their case to the media Thursday. Their primary target was Charles W. Pickering, President Bush's choice to sit on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but a man liberals say is guilty of pursuing "a far-right conservative agenda."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Nearly a year since losing one of the closest presidential elections in American history, Al Gore is back in the politically crucial state of New Hampshire, perhaps mulling another presidential bid in 2004 even as President George W. Bush, the man who defeated him maintains a national job approval rating of about 90 percent.Gore arrived in the state Tuesday, several days before he is scheduled to headline Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Manchester.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 2002 South Carolina gubernatorial race is shaping up as a debate over whether the state's personal income tax should be repealed. Republican candidate Mark Sanford is pushing the idea, which, if enacted, "would create an economic boom" for South Carolina, according to a panel of 53 economists.A joint letter, signed by the economists, was released Tuesday by the National Taxpayers Union. The letter predicts that the tax repeal would position South Carolina as "one of the nation's fastest-rising stars."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton Friday will try to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court not to disbar their client, despite false statements he made about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.Nearly a year after leaving office, Clinton is still hounded by his sex scandal with Lewinsky and the statements he made about that relationship while defending himself in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's call for each American to donate two years or 4,000 hours to community service is "incompatible" with the country's tradition of freedom and individualism, according to the Ayn Rand Institute, one of several organizations to come out against the idea introduced by the president Tuesday in his State of the Union address."If you aren't sure how to help, I've got a good place to start," Bush told Americans Tuesday. "To sustain and extend the best that has emerged in America, I invite you to join the new USA Freedom Corps."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In America's second largest state, Texas, the latest plan to create new political boundaries for the 2002 Congressional elections gives Republicans the upper hand.A federal court comprised of three judges issued the long awaited redistricting map for the state, which will gain two congressional seats next year because of an increase in population over the last decade. Republicans are expected to win both of the new seats.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to debate the nation's energy needs, environmental groups blasted the Republican plan to drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and said the White House lacked enough votes to win Senate passage of the measure.The ANWR drilling provision appeared headed for passage in the Senate Energy Committee earlier this month until Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) yanked the entire bill from the committee and moved it directly to the Senate floor.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican House members have come up with a $100 million advertising plan to help the travel and tourism industry in the United States offset staggering losses caused by the economic downturn and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) introduced his American Travel Promotion Act with several colleagues. "Although $100 million may not sound like a lot of money, the impact will be felt from coast to coast. There's not a district in this nation that isn't impacted by travel and tourism," Foley said.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - This week's resignation by a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency was the act of "a pretty strident individual who wanted to make a little noise as he left," according to Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Libertarian Party says the government's Thanksgiving crackdown on those who neglect seat belts for their kids is a "waste of police resources." The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking more than 10,000 police departments in all 50 states to use roadblocks, checkpoints and unmarked patrol cars to check for seat belt violators. The program is called Operation ABC Mobilization, "America Buckles Up Children." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is cooperating with the NTSB in the project.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court this month will hear a challenge to a Minnesota law that bans judicial candidates from campaigning for their jobs before being chosen by voters.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former college and pro football player, is hoping to draft some of his former colleagues to beef up his political team for the 2002 election season. Ed Cunningham, a 35-year-old lawyer who works as a football agent, is running as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas).He is encouraging some of his clients and other players to form an NFL player's political action committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Correction: Tax Freedom Day is April 27)Washington (CNSNews.com) - As tax reform activists prepare to celebrate Tax Freedom Day April 27, the date on which the average American has earned enough money to pay all of his or her tax obligations for the year, the commissioner of the IRS says his agency is "gradually improving" its performance "across the board."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNew.com) - An increasingly bold series of terrorist attacks targeting American interests was met with tough talk from former President Bill Clinton but little action, according to terrorism experts asked to analyze the U.S. response to attacks between 1993 and 2000.Larry Johnson, formerly with the CIA and the State Department and the current CEO of the Business Exposure Reduction Group, said he believes Clinton's weak response to the terrorist attacks that occurred during his presidency paved the way for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative legal group is defending, in federal court, the rights of three Kentucky counties to display the Ten Commandments in historical displays at two courthouses and a school district in the state. The Liberty Counsel has filed a brief with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Its opponent in the case is the American Civil Liberties Union, which argues that a U.S. district court judge in Kentucky was correct in ruling the displays unconstitutional.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The largest online Internet auction site, eBay, Inc., has pulled politically sensitive buttons from its website, citing a moratorium on Sept. 11 related items as the reason.But the button designer says eBay is censoring his products. eBay, in turn, calls the charges of censorship "nonsense."Keith F. Shirey, retired political science professor and entrepreneur, said his anti-Osama bin Laden and Enron buttons have been pulled from the site. Shirey calls the anti-Osama bin Laden buttons patriotic and his Enron buttons acceptable.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Tens of thousands of people had signed a petition urging Congress to create a program to train and arm U.S. airline pilots before the Bush administration Tuesday announced it would continue its ban on guns in the cockpits.The petition, circulated and delivered by the Airline Pilots' Security Alliance (APSA), was delivered to U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who chairs the House Aviation Subcommittee. The petition drew 53,417 signatures, according to APSA's website.APSA Chairman Capt. Tracy W. Price authored the petition.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Attorney General John Ashcroft gave federal drug agents clearance Tuesday afternoon to take action against doctors who attempt to assist terminally ill patients to end their lives.Ashcroft outlined the new policy in a letter to Drug Enforcement Administration chief Asa Hutchinson. Doctors who assist in these suicides could face revocation of their drug licenses, the letter said. The decision overturns previous Attorney General Janet Reno's 1998 decision to prevent agents from taking action against doctors.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new law signed by Massachusetts Republican Governor Jane Swift will force pro-life groups to offer coverage of contraceptive devices as part of the health plans offered to their employees. Pro-life groups say some contraceptives actually cause early pregnancies to be aborted.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Two school employees from Ohio, who claim the state affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA) discriminated against their religious rights by forcing them to join the union, told their story before a House subcommittee Thursday.The panel, chaired by Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), is considering the National Right to Work Act (H.R. 1109), which would eliminate the federal authorization of forced union dues.