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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Mississippi federal judge Charles W. Pickering Sr. became the fourth judicial nominee this year to be filibustered by Senate Democrats. His nomination to a federal appeals court was blocked Thursday.Republicans were unable to muster the 60 votes needed to cut off debate in the Senate. The final vote was 54-43. Last year, when Democrats controlled the Senate, they defeated Pickering's nomination in committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal website Salon.com published a critical report Wednesday on the Bush administration's handling of pre-war intelligence, the first in a series of articles planned under the direction of Sidney Blumenthal, a former aide to President Bill Clinton.The Salon.com report, which is hyped as "The new Pentagon papers," is written by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a former political-military analyst and 20-year Air Force veteran.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Filmmaker Michael Moore will join fellow liberals Howard Dean and Jesse Jackson in Boston next week for three days of events designed to rally the Democratic Party's left, members of whom will be in town for the nomination of John Kerry as the party's standard bearer in this year's presidential race.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - USA Today hired Michael Moore to write a column from a liberal's perspective during the Republican National Convention this week. But Moore did more talking than writing Monday night when he railed about the issues.Reporters from news outlets across the globe, including CNSNews.com, spoke to Moore for nearly 20 minutes before Monday's primetime speeches. The following are some of the topics Moore addressed. When asked about the impact of GOP speakers Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger:
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the eve of Thursday's presidential debate, media watchdog groups on both the left and right panned the four journalists who will moderate the contests.The left-leaning Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting viewed the journalists as lightweights who won't ask tough questions. At the conservative Media Research Center, the parent of CNSNews.com, all four moderators are seen as possessing a liberal bias.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - With a battle brewing over the judicial nomination of Janice Rogers Brown, Senate Republicans joined a handful of black conservatives Tuesday to denounce the Democrat-led filibusters of President Bush's nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: This is the first in a series examining the clash between the Bush administration and the nation's largest teachers' union.) (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige's recent criticism of the National Education Association was an election-year ploy designed to fire up the conservative base, according to a current and a former lobbyist at the NEA.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Boston (CNSNews.com) - Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry made a surprise visit here Sunday on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, which kicks off Monday with a stated purpose of introducing a positive and optimistic Democrat presidential candidate to a national audience.Kerry sat in the owner's box at Fenway Park to watch the hated New York Yankees take on his home team, the Red Sox. He threw out the first pitch and was seen smiling and laughing throughout the game, which Boston won, 9-6.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - Filmmaker Michael Moore acted surprised and a bit confused Monday when he learned that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) would indirectly refer to "Fahrenheit 9/11" during his primetime speech."I just heard the box office go ka-ching," Moore told CNSNews.com and other reporters at Madison Square Garden. "That's the stupidest thing for him to do. To mention me on primetime television and my film? That just makes those people who haven't seen it yet go, 'Wow, what's he talking about? Maybe I should go check this out.' "
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - Missouri, considered a battleground state earlier this year, has become a second-tier priority for Sen. John Kerry, who canceled his television commercials here last month and has made only two visits since the Democratic convention in July.No presidential victor - with the lone exception of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 - has won the White House in the last century without carrying Missouri. But with President Bush leading in polls here, the Kerry campaign made a decisive shift in strategy.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Democrats blocked Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor's judicial nomination for a second time Thursday. The filibuster came shortly after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown.Republicans were unable to break the Democrat filibuster of Pryor, who was nominated by President Bush for a seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The final vote, 51-43, fell short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate. Democrats also blocked Pryor's nomination in July.
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) - 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
(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.