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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal group is pressuring four Democratic senators to vote against a series of reductions in the estate tax. The Campaign for America's Future asks in one of its new print ads: "Will Democrats Stand for the Common Good or Blanche for the Special Interests?" a reference to Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, one of the four Democrats targeted.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A homosexual activist group, seeking the elimination of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, continues to allege that the Bush administration conducted domestic spying on homosexual and anti-war student protesters in New York and California. But a spokesman for the activist group admits he has no evidence to back up the charge.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Richard Clarke, former presidential adviser on counter-terrorism and author of a book in 2004 that blasted the Bush and Clinton administrations for their handling of the war on terror, asserted Thursday that "We are no more secure than we were five years ago."Clarke gained national attention two years ago, not only for the book titled "Against All Enemies," but also for his testimony before the 9/11 Commission investigating the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The widow of an Al-Jazeera journalist is suing the Bush administration, alleging that her husband died as a result of an intentional attack on the Baghdad offices of the Arab television network on April 8, 2003.Attorney Hamdi Rifai plans to file the suit Tuesday on behalf of Tareq Ayyoub's widow, Dima. Rifai promises that he "shall seek to remedy the injustice done on behalf of the deceased's widow Dima and daughter Fatima."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The federal government is blocking foreign scholars who disagree with the Bush administration's policies from entering the country, according to a leading civil rights watchdog. Advocates for stronger immigration laws argue that the government is only trying to protect the U.S. from terrorists and their supporters.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former high ranking officials of the Bush administration, now "free to speak their minds," blasted the U.S. House version of immigration reform Thursday. The House bill excludes the "guest-worker" provision sought by President Bush and the Senate.Immigrants are coming to America regardless of what House Republicans think, and need to be regulated, the former administration officials said. They have formed the Coalition for Immigration Security.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even with the recent Israeli pounding of Hizballah positions in Lebanon, Israel and the U.S. are being criticized for previously appeasing the Iran-Hamas-Hizballah axis. Elan Journo with the pro-individual rights Ayn Rand Institute hammered the "U.S.-Israeli Suicide Pact" in an op/ed, declaring that the two countries have failed to recognize the ultimate goal of "Islamic totalitarians."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal-funded consumer advocacy group is alleging that government agencies created to provide independent, science-based advice to Congress and the president are instead offering slanted information to appease the industries being investigated.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, alongside various anti-war and Muslim groups, has announced plans for a "National Emergency March on Washington" to stop what he described as U.S. funding of the "Israeli war machine." Clark claimed that U.S. funding to Israel, which is battling Hizballah terrorists in southern Lebanon, is grounds for impeaching President Bush. "If we'd acted on impeachment before now, Lebanon wouldn't be subjected to this misery," said Clark at the National Press Club Thursday. "If we fail to act now, who is next?"
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The "solid friendship" that President Bush cited last month in describing his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is now stacked against growing criticism for Putin's alleged attempts to revert Russia to a "police state.""Information is now being closed again in the Russian Federation of Mr. Putin," Paul Goble, a professor at the University of Tartu in Estonia, said recently during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An Islamic advocacy group wants Rev. Franklin Graham barred from entering Canada because of allegedly hateful statements made towards Islam. Graham's spokesman says the Evangelical minister's comments have been "misconstrued" by some Muslims.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Wiccan organization Circle Sanctuary claims that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has violated the First Amendment by refusing to approve the Wiccan Pentacle for use as an emblem of belief on the burial headstones and markers of servicemen and women.The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution stipulates that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof "
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of American Hispanics -- legal residents of the U.S. -- are blasting efforts to convert illegal immigrants into "guest workers," arguing that their own pursuit of the American dream is being impeded by the influx of illegal aliens."We are American citizens, we're voters. We elect our officials in office right now. Our voices need to be heard, not those of illegal aliens and their well-funded advocates," said Mariann Davies, vice-chairman of the group You Don't Speak For Me (YDSFM). Davies is the daughter of legal immigrants from Ecuador.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. House Democrats are attacking the Bush administration for allegedly failing to provide adequate educational tools and resources for non-English speaking children. That represents a violation of the terms set out in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Democrats claimed.Delivering parts of his speech in both English and Spanish, U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) called Bush's focus on establishing English as an official language "another attempt to detract from real debate on education."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ms. Magazine's latest pro-abortion message invites women and girls who have undergone the procedure to submit their names for inclusion in the magazine and sign an online petition stating that "I have had an abortion." The petition targets the recent South Dakota abortion ban, which has been stayed until voters in the state decide on the November ballot whether they want to overturn the ban.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A church-free zoning ordinance has touched off a legal fight in Titusville, Pa., with city officials relying on a 1976 regulation to try to prevent the Lighthouse Christian Center from building a new church in the city's commercial district.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Muslim group criticized President Bush for saying that America is "at war with Islamic fascists" after U.K. authorities arrested 24 British citizens of Pakistani origin in an attempt to bomb numerous flights to the U.S. Thursday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the president's "hot button" terminology puts the name of Islam and the Muslim community at risk.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(Clarifies comments by Kristen Hansen of Care Net)(CNSNews.com) - A professional group of abortion providers is calling for the halt of government funding for pregnancy centers that are "misleading" and "deceptive" in their hidden religious agenda. A coalition of national pregnancy center organizations replied that the claim is fueled only by the abortion industry's "financial interests."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The growing trend of gun clubs on college campuses represents "absolutely no problem" to one of America's top gun control groups. According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Handgun Violence, students who form such clubs will forever be a "passionate minority."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The "Christmas tree wars," fought each year over public religious displays often end up in court, but congressional legislation taken up recently by a House Judiciary subcommittee would prohibit damages and attorney fees from being awarded to plaintiffs in such First Amendment cases.