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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Alabama Attorney General William Pryor has become the latest lightning rod among President George W. Bush's judicial nominees, with opponents and supporters girding for a fight over his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.The American Center for Law and Justice considers the nomination to be "an important opportunity for the Senate to put its constitutional responsibilities ahead of its political priorities," but many liberal groups find him unfit for a seat on the federal bench.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration's most recent economic stimulus package is being hailed by the Small Business Administration as a "very important" step in benefiting America's 23 million small business owners and encouraging economic growth.Provisions in the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act affecting small business owners include:-- New expensing rules, which quadruple the amount of equipment purchases a small business can immediately expense, rather than depreciate over time, from $25,000 to $100,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Supreme Court session has ended, and to the surprise of many legal watchers, there have been no resignations from the high court. However, discussion is still rampant over the court's controversial rulings this summer and on the larger-than-ever influence of Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - At odds with President Bush over the political situation in Liberia, Christian evangelist Pat Robertson is also under attack from the Left. Americans United for Separation of Church and State has accused Robertson of failing to disclose all of his business interests in civil-war torn Liberia at the same time he was blaming the U.S. State Department for trying to "destabilize" that African country.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With President Bush's marriage initiative on the table and drawing measured response from members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, various groups outside Congress are weighing in along mostly partisan lines.In a letter to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Democrats last week outlined their priorities for welfare legislation, emphasizing more money for child care, reasonable work requirements and benefits for legal immigrants - without mentioning the marriage promotion initiative.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - What do Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh have in common?According to an analysis of research literature on the psychology of conservatism, they all "preached a return to an idealized past and condoned inequality in some form."Four researchers concluded that while agendas may differ among conservatives, at its core, political conservatism is the resistance to change and a greater tolerance for inequality relative to liberals.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite another walkout by Democrats in the Texas Legislature to protest a Republican plan to redraw the boundaries of the state's 32 congressional districts, one political observer promises: "The Republicans are going to produce a map sometime this summer."Eleven state Senate Democrats have taken flight to New Mexico to avoid having to vote on a redistricting plan. Back in May, 51 Texas House Democrats sought refuge in Oklahoma instead of voting on a similar bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The recent decision by a school district in Georgia to hire translators for students who speak Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese and their parents is under attack by a group devoted to preserving the role of the English language in the United States.Gwinnett County School Board spokeswoman Sloan Roach defended the board's hiring of the three translators as necessary "to meet the growing needs of a diverse community [and] to enhance communication with limited-English proficient parents."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Most of the nation's college students have already abandoned their campuses for the summer, but the battle for student free speech continues - highlighted by the recent lawsuit against Texas Tech University for restricting its campus "free speech area" to a small gazebo.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It's not the weather, fear of terrorism or concern about SARS that has most American families planning to stay home this summer - it's the money, according to new national polling results.Sixty percent of Americans say they have abandoned the idea of a summer vacation, and half of those staying home say their financial condition is the main reason, the Harris organization reported. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) of Virginia released the Harris poll, which was conducted June 5-8 and involved 1,014 respondents.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Efforts by the giant American Federation of Government Employees to fold airport baggage screeners into the union are getting nowhere as the government's top transportation security official continues to cite national security as the reason for opposing the move.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The recent out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart and one of its employees, following a dispute over working conditions, is a sign the country's top retailer will no longer be able to deny its pattern of abusing workers, according to the union seeking to represent Wal-Mart employees.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes information about California smoking ban)(CNSNews.com) - A study released by the New York City Department of Health concludes that the city's four-month-old ban of smoking at restaurants and bars has had no negative economic results. However, a spokesman for the New York State Restaurant Association maintains government should "butt out" when it comes to the issue of smoking.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - State Supreme Court justices in Illinois, at odds with the administration of Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich over judicial salaries, have attempted to take matters into their own hands. The justices on July 24 ordered cost of living raises, retroactive to July 1, 2002, for more than 900 judges in the state. They did so even after Blagojevich on July 3 had vetoed the bill containing the pay raises.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Los Angeles abortionist involved in the botched procedure that allegedly led to the death of a 25-year-old mother of two is still waiting to hear whether his medical license will be yanked by the Medical Board of California nearly a year and a half after the woman's death.Candace Cohen, spokeswoman for the medical board, refused to discuss specifics of the case or when the board might decide the fate of abortionist Mark Maltzer. She did say the board could decide to revoke Maltzer's license, suspend him or clear him of any wrongdoing.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court has completed its business for the summer, but there was plenty of activity on the steps of the historic building Monday as protesters amassed for the 10th annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, a movement also known as "Starvin' for Justice."Sponsored by the Abolitionist Action Committee and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), the rally served as a reminder of two Supreme Court decisions involving the constitutionality of the death penalty.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-life activists, pointing to the death last year of a Los Angeles woman that was allegedly connected to a botched abortion, took their protest Tuesday to the Los Angeles office of California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis.Davis was otherwise occupied with a budget stalemate getting worse by the minute. The state officially went broke Tuesday at midnight with the failure of the legislature and Davis to agree to a new budget that must address a record $38.2 billion deficit. California's economy, alone, is the world's fifth largest.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The random drug testing of public school students involved in extracurricular activities does little to discourage drug use, according to researchers from the University of Michigan. However, the study also found that no more than 23 percent of America's secondary schools conducted the testing between 1998 and 2001.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Initially labeled a "suspicious white male" by police investigating a dispute at the multicultural center on the campus of California Polytechnic State University, student Steve Hinkel continues to defy university officials who want him to apologize for posting a flyer advertising a conservative speaker.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - General Motors' corporate policy of allowing employees to create "affinity groups" is the target of a discrimination complaint after one employee says his request to organize fellow workers for Christian-related activities was rejected.John Moranski, who has worked at the G.M. factory in Indianapolis, Ind., for three years, filed the discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) June 20.