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July 26, 2004

John Kerry`s Top Contributors

Among the top 20 are seven law firms, five Wall Street investment firms, four top universities, three big corporations and the federal government, whose employees, their families and...
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July 26, 2004

Kerry Camp Spins Its Wheels

Sen. John Kerry spoke about the plight of the American worker when he traveled to Detroit, a safe message for the blue-collar workers who build cars there. So it was a little strange...
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July 26, 2004

The ABB Democrats

Democrats gather in Boston this week with a spring in their step but not quite a song in their heart. They have good reason to believe they can win back the White House this November....
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July 26, 2004

Local Cops Won`t Miss Clinton Gun Ban

Big shots in the national gun-control debate may party or hang out black crepe paper Sept. 13, when a 10-year ban on assault weapons is expected to end. Area law enforcement officials...
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July 23, 2004

Liberals Shift Position On Long Gun Registry

Canada`s Prime Minister Paul Martin said he`s now open to decriminalizing the federal government`s controversial long gun registry only weeks after rejecting that same call from a government...
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July 23, 2004

Football Camp Offers Anti-Gun Message

Oakland Raiders running back Tyrone Wheatley is teaming up with the Oakland Police Department and the Coaches Against Gun Violence campaign to host a free football camp Saturday for...
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July 23, 2004

Kerry`s Costly Loan

Sen. John Kerry gave himself quite a Christmas present last year, lending his cash-strapped presidential campaign $6.4 million two days before Christmas. Twenty days after he accepts...
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July 23, 2004

Blogging The Watchdogs

June 28, Paul Bremer gave a farewell speech as he stepped down as U.S. administrator in Iraq. We have this information because of bloggers who file their own reports on the Internet....
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July 22, 2004

Letter to Members of Congress from Charles Cunningham, Director, NRA Federal Affairs

Dear Member of Congress: You may have recently received two letters signed by Representatives Michael Castle, Christopher Shays, Mark Kirk and Mike Ferguson, claiming that various disasters will occur after the federal “assault weapon” ban expires on September 13. To respond generally to the claims, please let me stress several provisions of federal law that these four Members apparently overlooked:
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July 22, 2004

Judge Orders Frivolous Lawsuit Measure On Ballot

A District Court judge July 20 ordered the Nevada secretary of state to put an initiative petition to stop frivolous lawsuits on the November ballot saying it was "better for the people...
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July 22, 2004

House Panel Passes Measures To Alter Endangered Species Act

The House Resources Committee passed legislation July 21 to make it tougher for the federal government to protect threatened wildlife by designating land as "critical habitat"--off-limits...
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July 22, 2004

New Group To Counter Liberals

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray are joining forces to counter MoveOn.Org...
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July 22, 2004

Trial Lawyer Breath Testers

There`s nothing new about lawyers attempting to profit from tragedy. When an individual dies after behaving irresponsibly, an attorney always can be found to blame someone with deep...
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July 22, 2004

You Get What You Pay For

The Capital Research Center recently reported that in 2002 Teresa Heinz Kerry presided over the disbursement of more than $65 million in grants through various Heinz family philanthropies....
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July 21, 2004

Berger Quits Position In Kerry Camp

Former National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger yesterday stepped down from his position as adviser to Sen. John Kerry, one day after he publicly admitted taking classified documents...
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July 21, 2004

Democrats Block Sixth Judicial Pick

Democrats lodged a filibuster July 20 against a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, accusing him of being an "anti-environment activist." A cloture vote fell seven short...
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July 21, 2004

Gun Ban Rhetoric Misses Mark

A cry of alarm is sounding around the country. In mid-September, the decade-old Clinton gun ban expires. To hear some of our colleagues in the news media talk, all hell is going to...
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July 21, 2004

County`s Gun Pleas Free More Than 100

Plea deals that disposed of gun cases without any penalty but helped prosecutors claim higher conviction rates have set more than 100 criminals free in Wayne Co., Mich., since 2000,...
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July 21, 2004

Council Wants New Jersey Bear Hunt; Commissioner Does Not

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted July 20 to hold a six-day open season on black bears in December, but the commissioner of environmental protection announced that he would...
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July 20, 2004

Virginia Gun Rights Advocates Defend Open-Carry Law

Virginians who exercise their right to carry guns in public have been criticized--even ridiculed--in recent days by critics on the both sides of the Potomac. But many gun rights advocates,...
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July 20, 2004

Porn Beats Political Speech

Contrary to reason, the Supreme Court smiled on the sexually explicit and frowned on the political during its 2003-2004 Term. In McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (Dec. 10, 2003),...
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July 20, 2004

Al Franken And Air America: Who`s Listening?

Just weeks ago, Al Franken boasted that the new liberal radio network, Air America, was beating conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh in the ratings in the nation`s largest media...
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July 19, 2004

Virginia Tops Nation in New Pro-Gun Laws

Virginia passed more pro-gun laws than any other state this spring--a statistic local lawmakers say verifies the commonwealth’s commitment to protecting the rights of its law-abiding...
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July 19, 2004

Battleground State Girds For Fight

Ken Wright came to the Beckley, West Virginia Armory July 16 with 4,000 other Republicans to hear U.S. President George W. Bush defend the war in Iraq and oppose things such as abortion,...
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July 19, 2004

Stringent Gun-Control Law Goes Into Effect In Brazil

Under a new law hailed by supporters as the most sweeping gun-control measure in South America, only Brazilians with valid reasons-- police and security guards, for example--are allowed...
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July 19, 2004

Area Sheriff Departments See No Problems With New Right-To-Carry Law

Ohio’s implementation of a carry law in April caused some concern, but sheriff departments in the area say that they haven’t seen any problems. “To the best of my knowledge, we’ve not...
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July 16, 2004

Analyzing the Second Amendment

"Does the Second Amendment guarantee a right to states rather than an individual right to choose to own firearms? One clue to the answer is looking at who supports each position. The...
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July 16, 2004

Kerry`s Take On The Left Coast

The Kerry-Edwards campaign is trumpeting a new theme: values. They have been somewhat unclear about just which values they`re talking about, but last week, at a star-studded fund-raiser...
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July 16, 2004

Kerry Campaign`s Attack Backfires

Senator John Kerry, whose campaign demanded to know on Wednesday whether President Bush had read a crucial intelligence assessment on Iraq, did not read the document himself before...
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July 16, 2004

Robber Baron? Meet John Edwards` Sleazy Friend

Fred Baron is a former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a longtime friend of John Edwards. He chaired the finance committee for Edwards` presidential run...
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July 16, 2004

Cash `N` Kerry

John Kerry`s stated purpose for being in Philadelphia July 15 was to speak at the NAACP`s annual convention. But the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also managed to leave...
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July 16, 2004

Preserving Tradition: Hunter Education Vital To Future Generations

If you lived in an average American city and wanted to shoot a few baskets, you`d probably have to do little more than grab a ball and walk to the nearest park. You might not even have...
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