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August 26, 2004

Democrats Master Art of 527s But GOP Rallies

Liberal-leaning groups have dominated the use of an emerging political tool known as a 527, pouring tens of millions of unregulated dollars into efforts to defeat President Bush, but...
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August 25, 2004

Good Guns or Bad?

Just looking at the two rifles in David Conway`s hands, it might seem easy to pick out the assault weapon banned by federal law for manufacture and sale in the United States. It`s not.Read...
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August 25, 2004

Outside Groups Free To Finance Ads

President Bush says that he thought a new campaign-finance law governing this year`s elections should have put an end to attack ads paid for by wealthy partisans. “I thought we were...
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August 25, 2004

Thousands Begin to Cast Early Votes

If it weren`t for the ease of a free shuttle bus and an early voting polling place with flexible hours just a few hundred yards from his work, Nevadan Cory Scott said he probably would...
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August 25, 2004

Local Legislators Debate "Assault Weapons " Issue

Local candidates and gun owners in Indiana have different views on the federal "assault weapons" ban. State Rep. Candidate Jeff Crites, R—Lafayette, said he is against having a ban.Read...
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August 24, 2004

Soft Money, Hard Sell

So far, John Kerry has been the direct beneficiary of an estimated $60 million worth of "independent" TV ads, many of which viciously attack President Bush. Ostensibly independent—though...
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August 24, 2004

He`s The Billionaire Primed To Fight Bush

George Soros has spent millions to encourage campaign finance reform to curb the influence of big money. Now he is throwing his wealth through a gaping loophole in the very law he helped...
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August 24, 2004

Vietnam Boomerang

A good rule in politics is that anyone who picks a fight ought to be prepared to finish it. But having first questioned Mr. Bush`s war service, and then made Vietnam the core of his...
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August 24, 2004

Colorado Dreamin`

The Colorado Electoral College Reform Initiative could put the outcome of one state`s presidential vote in doubt--and, yes, could require the courts to decide, as they did four years...
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August 24, 2004

No Play On Senate Record

There is something surreal about the way in which the Vietnam War has become a central preoccupation of a presidential campaign being waged 30 years after it was lost. The reason it...
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August 24, 2004

The Jig Is Up For Kerry

A group called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth is running an anti-Kerry commercial in battleground states. But Kerry and the Democratic National Committee are pulling out all the...
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August 23, 2004

Minnesota Judge Won`t Set Aside Right-To-Carry Ruling

The Ramsey County District judge who declared Minnesota`s "conceal and carry" law as unconstitutional has rejected a request to leave the law in place while his ruling is appealed.Read...
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August 23, 2004

Colorado`s Crucial Vote

November`s most portentous vote is not for president. It is Colorado`s vote on abandoning, beginning this year, the winner-take-all allocation of the state`s electoral votes. Instead,...
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August 23, 2004

Anger Over Gun License Laws Sparks Protest

Prospective black firearm owners, who claim they have been wrongly targeted by the new gun laws, took to the streets of Pretoria over the weekend in protest.Read Original at: Independent...
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August 20, 2004

Kerry Reshapes Agenda For Gun-Control Lobby

The Brady Campaign`s Ramsey didn`t dispute Kerry`s voting record. After all, Kerry has consistently received a 100 percent rating from the group. Kerry also took time out of his campaign...
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August 20, 2004

Democrat Reprises `92 Role, But This Time At GOP Bash

In 1992, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton wanted to present himself as a different kind of Democrat, so he tapped Zell Miller, Georgia`s conservative Democratic governor at the time, as keynote...
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August 20, 2004

Electoral Drain In Colorado?

Still stung by George Bush`s victory over Al Gore in the Electoral College four years ago, Colorado Democrats have found a way to give John Kerry at least four electoral votes even...
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August 20, 2004

Disenfranchised Defenders

On November 19, 2000, we discovered that the same Democrats who so often and so loudly protest any real or imagined threat to a minority`s right to vote had desperately worked to disenfranchise...
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August 19, 2004

Extreme Supreme

It is a political reality nowadays that the courts, and in particular the U.S. Supreme Court, trump the democratic process. The member of the Court most likely to retire is Chief Justice...
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August 19, 2004

Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Swift Review Of Right-To-Carry Ruling

An appeal of a judge`s decision declaring Minnesota`s new concealed handgun law unconstitutional won`t get quicker-than-usual consideration from the state Supreme Court.Read Original...
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August 19, 2004

FEC Hit For Not Curbing "Soft" Cash

Supporters of campaign-finance regulation are venting their frustration at the Federal Election Commission for failing to curb independent groups, often dubbed "527s," that are using...
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August 19, 2004

Non-Independence Day

President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating his "War on Poverty" program in 1964. The murder rate had been going down for decades, and in 1960 was just under half that of...
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August 19, 2004

Vietnam Lies

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin lashed out at Dick Cheney, claiming the Vice President had no right to criticize Mr. Kerry`s policies for the war on terror: "When I hear this coming from Dick...
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August 18, 2004

Avoiding Genocide

The right to bear arms could have saved Sudan. As history has shown, as long as dictatorships exist, the only way to ensure the primary right to life is to guarantee the auxiliary right...
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August 18, 2004

VFW Recalls Kerry`s Anti-War Past

The Veteran of Foreign Wars made it clear August 17 that it is none too pleased with Sen. John Kerry`s 1970s role in the defunct Vietnam Veterans Against the War, which, at the time,...
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August 18, 2004

D.C. Reporters: 12-To-1 For Kerry

When asked who would be a better President, the journalists [at the Democratic convention] from outside the Beltway picked John Kerry 3-to-1, and the ones from Washington, D.C., favored...
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August 18, 2004

Dangerous Liaisons

If the TV-viewing public knows nothing else about this election, they at least know now that the self-indulgent class--celebrities, that is--loves John Kerry. From the moment he became...
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August 18, 2004

The Cambodian Candidate

John Kerry`s tangled memory and war braggadocio have been mismanaged by him and his campaign team. They have given too many inconsistent answers, thus forcing the hand of major media...
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August 17, 2004

Clinton Gun Ban Didn`t Reduce Violence

The Clinton gun ban, scheduled to expire in September, is not responsible for the nation`s steady decline in gun-related violence and its renewal likely will achieve little, according...
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August 17, 2004

Police See Surge In Gang Attacks Using Machetes

Boston police say they are seeing a surge in the number of gang-related attacks involving machetes, the huge knives that are a ubiquitous tool in rural Latin America, with blades as...
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August 17, 2004

Three New Shot Types Approved For Waterfowlers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved three new non-toxic shot types B tungsten-bronze, a new formulation of tungsten-iron, and tungsten-tin-bismuth B for use in waterfowl...
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August 17, 2004

What War On Terrorism

The American Civil Liberties Union has taken yet another embarrassing position. As a condition of receiving donations through the deduction program for federal employees, the ACLU signed...
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August 17, 2004

Liberals Can`t Afford To Level With Americans

While Senator John Kerry and his running-mate Senator John Edwards were recently being photographed at lunchtime at Wendy`s, to show what regular guys they are, their real lunch was...
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