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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal interest groups have made no secret of their disdain for Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, but now a handful of Christian organizations are opposing his nomination to a federal appeals court as well.Citing Pryor's conservative values, Senate Democrats last week blocked a vote on his nomination for a seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It was the second time since July he faced a filibuster. He is one of four nominees being held up in the Senate.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) appeared flustered Wednesday when confronted with allegations that two of his former aides plotted to delay the confirmation of one of President Bush's judicial nominees solely to influence a high-profile affirmative action case.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - In the eyes of Republicans, the "extreme makeover" of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry begins Monday night at his party's nominating convention."Tonight you're going to see one of the great makeovers of the Democratic convention," said Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, one of four prominent Republicans who spoke to reporters Monday before the convention got under way.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Georgia Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat who delivered the GOP's keynote address, came under attack Wednesday from members of his own party who claimed the speech was merely a publicity stunt for his best-selling book."Let's be crystal clear, he's not going to switch parties because if he switches parties, he can't sell as many books," said Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. "I've talked to people who've talked to him, and he goes around the country bragging about how many books he's sold."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - Republicans had no sooner shot down rumors of a military draft when Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe warned a group of College Democrats on Friday that President Bush would call them up for duty if re-elected."I know it's controversial to say it, but don't think for one second that if George Bush gets re-elected and we have another conflict in some other theater of the world, we're going to have to reinstitute the draft," McAuliffe said. "It is very controversial to say it, but it is what it is."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A year before the 2004 presidential election, major Democratic candidates have moderated their rhetoric on firearms, trying not to alienate voters who own guns, while also carefully reassuring liberal voters of their continued support for gun control.However, CNSNews.com's extensive review of the candidates' votes and statements on firearms policy shows that those with congressional experience have anything but a moderate voting record.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is being linked to the Senate Judiciary Committee's "Memogate" controversy, which involves alleged Democratic efforts to delay the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - Even in a city full of Democrats, a group of College Republicans had no fear taking to the streets Monday in a playful protest of John Kerry's famous "flip-flops" on issues like the war in Iraq to homosexual marriage.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - It didn't matter what Vice President Cheney talked about in his Republican convention speech Wednesday night because Democrats had a one-word reply ready: Halliburton.Cheney focused on the theme of opportunity throughout his speech, praising President Bush for his leadership in the war on terror and domestic issues such as education, the economy and healthcare.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe called Fox News anchors "wackos" in a candid speech Friday to a group of Washington University College Democrats.Before launching into a defense of Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign, McAuliffe urged the students to be highly visible in the background of the live television broadcasts taking place on campus.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Medicare legislation cleared a hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Monday when Republicans were able to muster enough votes to block a threatened filibuster from Democrats.The 70 to 29 vote in the Senate moves the $400 billion bill a step closer to reaching President Bush's desk for his signature. The House of Representatives voted 220 to 215 on Saturday after Bush made several phone calls to assure its passage.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - MoveOn.org's political action committee launched its most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever on Thursday, announcing a plan to raise $50 million to elect Democrat John F. Kerry.The liberal activist organization, which has faced a barrage of criticism from the Republican National Committee and President Bush's re-election campaign, made an e-mail appeal to its 2.1 million members asking for pledges of $1,000 to $10,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - It took only one day for the Democrats to break their promise to put on a positive and upbeat convention, according to the Republican National Committee, which analyzed last night's speeches for anti-Bush rhetoric.Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, along with former Vice President Al Gore, all made pointed jabs at President Bush during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Former New York City Ed Koch said Wednesday he will tout his Democrat credentials and New York legacy in battleground states this fall on behalf of President Bush."They've asked me to go campaign in Florida and Ohio, so I think I'm reasonably known throughout the country as a New Yorker and a Democrat," Koch told CNSNews.com as he strolled the streets of Manhattan.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - President Bush made it clear at Friday's debate that the United States wouldn't have a military draft under his watch, but that didn't stop top Democrats from circulating rumors afterward that it could still happen.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives are fuming over the $15.5 million that billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has pledged to defeat President Bush. But they're also anxious to fight back and expose what they consider to be Soros' "immoral" beliefs and atheist leanings.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Correction: Three complaints have been filed with the Senate ethics committee. Former Senate Republican counsel Manuel Miranda, who resigned after acknowledging he read the Democrats' memos, filed a complaint in February.) (CNSNews.com) - A complaint filed Wednesday with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics accuses Sen. Ted Kennedy and two of his former aides of improper conduct for their alleged role in delaying the confirmation of one of President Bush's judicial nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - The Republican National Committee had expressed skepticism about Sen. John Kerry's desire to host a positive and upbeat convention. Now the GOP says it has the evidence to prove the convention is really a President Bush-bashing affair.Researchers at the RNC looked at five prime-time speeches by prominent Democrats and compiled the time spent criticizing Bush vs. the time used to praise Kerry. A third category is denoted as "filler" time.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Last week when Democrats announced their plans to counter the GOP convention, New York's two senators, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, were supposed to be the stars. But on the convention's final day, they stayed home.On the morning Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry spoke to Democrats in July, the Republican National Committee had to shift the location of its press briefing to accommodate an overflow crowd that gathered to see former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speak.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two of Sen. John Kerry's surrogates on Monday accused President Bush of politicizing the military strategy in Iraq, but when a reporter asked how the senator's plan would be better than Bush's, a Kerry aide promptly halted the discussion.The episode took place during a 2:15 p.m. conference call that featured two military advisers to the Kerry campaign. They spoke about a press report that suggested the United States would hold off on any major combat operations in Iraq until after the Nov. 2 election.