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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has released her first presidential campaign advertisement, which claims that people without health care and even soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are "invisible" to President Bush. The White House quickly responded, calling the ad "absurd" and "unconscionable.""As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they're just invisible to their government," Clinton says in the campaign spot, which began running Tuesday in Iowa.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A study of C-SPAN programming during 2006 said that the cable channel favored conservative think tanks in its coverage by a three-to-one margin over all left-of-center organizations, though an analyst from a conservative media watchdog group said the study was "deeply flawed" because of how it defined whether a group was conservative or liberal.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A resolution being introduced on Monday calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to reprimand Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) for threatening to kill any earmarks proposed by a Republican congressman in any defense appropriations bill "now and forever."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican who served as speaker of the House from 1999 through 2006, said on Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2008."It was a great personal privilege and honor for this former teacher and wrestling coach to have been elected and to have served the American people," the 65-year-old congressman stated, though he described his tenure as speaker in less-than-glowing terms.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a Georgia Democrat who was voted out of Congress last year after engaging in an altercation with a Capitol Hill police officer, is now campaigning to become the Green Party's presidential nominee.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Florida congressman who earlier this week called on Joe Kennedy to stop running television commercials which he said give "shameless support" to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez went a step further Wednesday, challenging the former Massachusetts lawmaker to debate him "anytime and anywhere" on the issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A resolution aimed at reprimanding Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) for allegedly threatening to revoke another congressman's earmarks was defeated by a House vote that fell mostly along party lines on Tuesday.By a tally of 219 to 189, the chamber voted to table -- and therefore kill -- a privileged resolution from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) to punish Murtha, a senior Democrat who chairs the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the two years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, the Bush administration has failed to restore the city because of its reliance on conservative policies, a liberal organization charged in a report released Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The death of William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of National Review magazine and long-time host of the "Firing Line" television program, made Wednesday "a very sad day for a lot of people" who remembered the 82-year-old author and commentator as "the father of the modern conservative movement."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 24 hours after a Florida congressman issued a challenge to debate Joe Kennedy "anytime and anywhere" over his association with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, the former Massachusetts lawmaker has yet to respond.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) plans to introduce legislation designed to halt the Bush administration's troop "surge" in Iraq by restricting military deployments - a move he is painting as one that will "support" U.S. forces."The legislation I'm putting together ... puts restrictions on the president, on the administration, saying you can't send people back into battle until they've had a year at home," Murtha, a vocal critic of the Iraq war, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, said Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Responding to criticism that the conflict in Iraq is merely a civil war in a foreign country, President Bush said during a news conference at the White House on Thursday that "this notion that this isn't a war on terror is, in my view, na?ve."Bush made the comment one day after 2008 Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards dismissed the U.S.-led war on terrorism as "a bumper sticker, not a plan."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The anti-war group MoveOn.org announced on Wednesday that it is launching an ad campaign against a Democrat -- calling attention to Rep. Brian Baird's support of "President Bush's failed policy in Iraq."The Washington State Democrat is acting "against the views of his constituents" and against his previous voting record, the liberal group said.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - During George Allen's unsuccessful 2006 Senate re-election campaign, the Virginia Republican was accused of failing to tell Congress about $1.1 million in stock options. Those charges have now been dismissed, and a political communications specialist said Tuesday the outcome was a sign that "the media do not do a good enough job" investigating the allegations in the first place.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was indicted Monday on 16 counts as part of a long-running bribery investigation, including charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money laundering, federal officials said.The indictment handed up by a federal court in Alexandria., Va., is 94 pages long and lists alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Labor Department released an annual report this week that described the state of the American workforce as "healthy, competitive and growing." But the leaders of the nations' largest union federations responded that "anxiety, anger and a demand for action" are rising among U.S. workers."America's workforce is the envy of the world," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao in a statement announcing the release of "America's Dynamic Workforce 2007" on Monday, the Labor Day holiday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats are calling for a "new direction" for the U.S. National Guard, arguing that it is "stretched to breaking" across America and in Iraq. A Republican Party official retorted that the initiative was nothing new but part of a long-standing Democratic strategy of "playing politics with the war in Iraq."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a replay of events that occurred often during the previous Congress, Democrats and several liberal groups are marshalling their forces in an attempt to derail a judicial nomination made by the Bush administration.However, a conservative analyst told Cybercast News Service on Monday that Judge Leslie Southwick - and any other GOP nominees between now and the 2008 election - face a "slow walk" both in committees and if they reach the Senate floor.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One day after the liberal activist group MoveOn ran a full-page ad in the New York Times entitled "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" a conservative non-profit group ran another full-page ad in the same paper declaring that "Victory is America's only choice" in the war on terror."Surrender to terrorists is not an option," begins the ad, which also ran in Tuesday's editions of the Washington Post and USA Today. "On Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacked America, killing thousands of innocent people."