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July 18, 2008, 7:14 PM EDT
A Houston-based oil company will distribute free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to low-income residents of 11 U.S. cities in a new program praised by a liberal activist but criticized by a conservative analyst on Friday as “shameless self-promotion” for Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.
July 16, 2008, 5:22 PM EDT
Dozens of pastors and pro-life activists attending the 99th annual NAACP conference in Cincinnati this week are calling on that organization to help de-fund the nation’s largest abortion provider.
July 15, 2008, 5:58 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Was a resolution by the city of San Francisco condemning the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality a violation of the U.S. Constitution or an expression of free speech? Oral arguments on this issue will be heard Wednesday by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  
July 10, 2008, 5:10 PM EDT
A new poll says Republicans want John McCain to pick a strong conservative as his running mate, and Democrats want Barack Obama to pick a vice president with economic or military and foreign policy experience.
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Three Republican members of Congress share an environmental group's highest praise in its annual performance scorecard.Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Rep. Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Rep. Chris Shays (Conn.) all received the title "Greenest Republican in Congress" for 2007, according to a news release from the Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP).
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts elicited strong reactions from across the political spectrum.The 5-4 ruling was praised as the likely "death knell" for the prison camp in Cuba by human rights advocates but derided by supporters of the military as making "America's Founding Fathers turn over in their graves."
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative leaders on Wednesday sharply criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for endorsing a revival of the "Fairness Doctrine," which was described as "nothing short of an attack on free speech."House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the measure, which was enforced from 1949 to 1987, "outdated" and "a 1940s law that would take away radio and television licenses if broadcasters express their opinions."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic leaders in the Senate have agreed to accept the same version of earmark reform passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month, but the decision came only after they suffered what a taxpayer watchdog group called "a humiliating rebuke" initiated by a GOP senator.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After President Bush outlined proposals addressing the "clear need" for "comprehensive immigration reform" during a speech in Yuma, Ariz., on Monday, his plan was criticized from both sides of the political aisle. One immigration reform group called his plan the "same old illegal alien amnesty and guest worker program." Democrats agreed on the need for immigration reform, but they're calling for "bipartisanship" in crafting a bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the Senate prepares to vote on legislation that would expand the categories of "hate crimes," a group of civil rights leaders on Tuesday called opponents of the measure "right-wing fundamentalists" with "often-bigoted agendas."A coalition of conservative Christians said at a press conference held the same day that the bill is "unjust" and "an attempt to take away the rights of Christians to speak out and express their freedom of speech."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that opposes interaction between religion and government Tuesday accused Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. of violating federal tax law by using the school's resources to endorse Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The group also asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Ohio Rep. Robert Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $6,000 after being convicted of conspiracy and making false statements in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal, the Justice Department announced in Washington, D.C., on Friday."Today's sentence makes it clear that our government is not for sale. Former Congressman Ney now faces 30 months in prison for abusing his position of trust as a representative of the American people," said Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division in a news release.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a national ban on partial-birth abortion as constitutional, candidates who are already campaigning to win the White House in 2008 reacted to the decision along party lines on Wednesday."The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial-birth abortion," said former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. "I agree with it," the GOP candidate added.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson said Tuesday that he will step down from his post on October 1. That announcement drew a wide variety of responses, with some praising the official for his "hard work and dedication" and others calling for his successor to be "not just another partisan loyalist."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Leaders from three pro-family groups Wednesday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to denounce the Folsom Street Fair - which is called "the world's largest leather event" and is held each September in San Francisco - as a "grotesque affair" that violates laws prohibiting public nudity and child abuse.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After being pounded by Democrats last year for accepting pay increases while not boosting the minimum wage, Republican congressmen Tuesday returned the favor by preventing an annual 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) from taking effect this year."There will be no COLA adjustment," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday after GOP members of Congress, led by House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), promised to block the annual $2,800 pay hike.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Focus on the Family and Reps. John Conyers and Lamar Smith.)(CNSNews.com) - President Bush looks likely to veto a "hate crimes" bill under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday if it is approved by Congress. Conservatives quickly responded by thanking the president for upholding "our nation's constitutional tradition of equal protection under the law."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republican leaders Tuesday criticized what they called an "11th hour decision" by Democrats to put off a hearing on updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) until after Congress' August recess, warning that "national security can't be postponed."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Now that the first U.S. presidential debates have been held in which candidates had their remarks in English broadcast with Spanish subtitles, some analysts called these events "historic," while a GOP contender who boycotted the Republican forum criticized it as having "perilous consequences" for the nation.Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), who boycotted the debate, said that immigrants must, under law, show the ability to read, write and speak English to become naturalized U.S. citizens.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a ban on assault weapons set to take effect in Cook County, Ill., on Monday, the county's board of commissioners has rejected a novel approach to dealing with a $500 million budget deficit -- an attempt to impose a tax on bullets.