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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In light of a new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that says Iran does not have an ongoing nuclear weapons program, some experts think the United States must change its foreign policy towards Iran, but others say the status quo is the only option.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Railing against the lobbying reform bill scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, several conservative groups say the bill will stifle the free speech rights of grassroots organizations.A similar bill was introduced last year but did not pass. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reintroduced the legislation on Jan. 8.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even before the White House released the largest budget proposal in American history on Monday, critics took issue with spending cuts in domestic programs.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Urging Congress to take immediate action on illegal immigration, Democratic Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano warned Tuesday that the situation will only get worse if ignored."Our current immigration system is broken," Napolitano said at a function in Washington, D.C. "Congress and the president must act, and they must act this year to fix this broken system."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A leading think tank has teamed up with ABC News to offer ideas to the 2008 presidential hopefuls on issues it says are important to voters, arguing that Americans care more about policy than about partisan politics."The 2008 presidential campaign is uniquely important and it offers a very special opportunity," Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, said at Wednesday's launch of the joint venture, Opportunity 08.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson unveiled a blueprint for restructuring financial oversight in America, but the plan has been met with unfavorable reviews and is being called a "pie-in-the-sky" proposal.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Taking aim at the Bush administration's troop escalation in Iraq, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that President Bush has "ignored the will of the people and the advice of his own generals.""As conditions continue to deteriorate in Iraq and our world focus continues to narrow, we must choose a new direction," Reid said during a speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush Saturday announced plans to "modernize" the three decade-old Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), saying it is necessary in the campaign against "sophisticated" terrorists using today's technology.The proposals include empowering authorities to gather intelligence about foreign targets in foreign locations without having to obtain a court order first.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Legal-policy activists on both the left and right are applauding President Bush's choice of retired federal District Judge Michael Mukasey to succeed Alberto Gonzalez as attorney general, although Mukasey's views on many public policy issues are unknown."This is an excellent nomination," said David Rivkin, a member of the conservative Federalist Society who served in the White House counsel's office of both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. "He is a person of great legal abilities."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying that the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill that came to his desk on Wednesday was identical to the bill he vetoed in October, President George W. Bush again vetoed a measure that would extend and expand federal funding for the program.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In planning to create a new select committee on global warming, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has kept some senior Democrats - including her number two - in the dark.At a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday to talk about her first 100 hours as speaker, Pelosi announced the creation of a new select committee on "energy independence and global warming."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) told conservatives gathered here on Thursday that the Republican Party is "acting too much like Democrats," especially the party's frontrunner Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)."We have drifted a long way from the positions we used to hold on limited government," said Paul at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), sponsored by the American Conservative Union.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives are looking for someone to blame for the increases in government spending and the overall size of government over the last few years, and the Republican Party - which prides itself as the party of small government - is in the firing line."Republicans lost in 2006, because they deserved to lose," said Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Americans say Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumed Republican presidential nominee, would be a better commander-in-chief than the Democratic candidates: Sens. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) or Barack Obama (Ill.), according to a new poll.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Touting a "bill of rights" for gun owners, Pennsylvania House Republicans Tuesday introduced a package of two bills aimed at easing legal access to firearms."Our government must protect our liberties and ensure that our Second Amendment liberties remain second to none," state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) said during a press conference in Harrisburg, Pa.The first of the two bills sponsored by Metcalfe seeks to prohibit Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies from maintaining registries or databases of legal firearm purchases.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Virginia's attorney general said Tuesday that some of his fellow state attorneys general are an "extension of activist judges" and have been pursuing actions for political gain."The role of government is fairly limited to its enumerated powers, and that's what the government -- the executive branch in particular -- is supposed to do," said Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, a Republican.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote next week on a bill that would revise surveillance laws passed in August.Republicans say the proposal would undermine the protections put in place in the Protect America Act, which was signed into law in August. Democrats say their bill will restore constitutional checks and balances to the way electronic surveillance is used to gather intelligence.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate passed an energy bill late Thursday to cheers from environmental groups, though critics argue the bill could have done more to boost energy production. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noted that the House will take up the legislation next week.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush is expected to talk about climate change and alternative energy sources during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and a new coalition of business and environmental groups is pressing both the White House and Congress to take action "as soon as possible."The White House is already pouring cold water on their hopes, however."The science of climate change is real," Jim Rodgers, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, said at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Fixes Grover Norquist quote.) Washington (CNSNews.com) - House Republicans warned that if liberal Democrats remain in charge of Congress and take control of the White House next year, Americans would see large tax increases and higher government spending.