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July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A recent South Dakota law restricting candidates from that state from simultaneously running for more than one office was "barely even noticed" by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who's still leaving open the option of seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.For now, a spokesman for the senator said Daschle is concentrating on gaining Democratic seats in the Senate during the November election and "being a good senator from South Dakota."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Senate committee is preparing to take action on an international women's rights treaty, with some analysts concerned that the treaty obscures a controversial feminist agenda and puts President Bush in a difficult position on women's issues in a mid-term election year.The "Treaty for the Rights of Women" is scheduled for a vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The votes of 30 million young people are "up for grabs," according to a group that provides "toolkits" to help candidates mobilize this untapped constituency of young voters."Participation in democracy should be something that is encouraged and fostered as early as possible so that it becomes normal at an older age," said a spokesman for Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.). Press Secretary Jonathan Beeton called Baldwin "living proof" that "you can win with young voters.".
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As Congress considers a reorganization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, some members are also taking a closer look at the cost of illegal immigration, especially to the nation's hospitals."We basically want to know ... how much these hospitals are being hit ... and what are their recommendations [as to] what we should do," Chris Paulitz, a spokesperson for Rep. Mark Foley (R-Florida), told CNSNews.com. "It's just hard for these hospitals to keep staying afloat with this, especially in our area in Florida."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Freedom of speech is on the verge of expanding its boundaries and challenging the media's dominion over news, says the creator of a newly-released Internet forum called NewsBull.com.Officially launched Wednesday, cyberspace media's latest addition claims to be "the news rating and comment clearinghouse," with features that allow visitors to post news articles and rate stories for balance and accuracy.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A California high school student's painting, which depicted him shooting a female police officer in the head, does not constitute a threat, according to a recent ruling by a state appeals court in Sacramento.The case dates back to the winter of 1999/2000. According to court documents, the then-15-year-old sophomore, whom authorities identify only as "Ryan D," painted a large canvas depicting "a person wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and discharging a handgun at the back of the head of a female peace officer."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(Correction: Fixes spelling of Washburne)(CNSNews.com) - "Virtual public education," a concept that borrows elements of home schooling, taxpayer-funded charter schools and the Internet, is gaining momentum with the introduction of new online academies in California, Ohio and Idaho.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - American University, which boasts in a statement of its "proud tradition of support and defense of free speech, civil discourse and personal rights and freedoms," is being targeted for a lawsuit for allegedly providing a "textbook example on how to violate students' rights." Earlier this year, an American University (AU) administrative court found student Ben Wetmore guilty of, among other things, possession of stolen property and trespass after videotaping a speech by Tipper Gore, wife of former presidential candidate Al Gore.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Central Intelligence Agency is "politicized" and "corrupt," the idea of a cabinet level Department of Homeland Security is a "ridiculous notion," and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were "not an act of war," but "a terrible criminal act," according to a former CIA Soviet analyst.Melvin Goodman, a current professor of international studies at the National War College in Washington, D.C., spoke recently at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in the nation's capital.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - There is a new battle underway involving parental notification laws. But as Congress and ten states examine legislation that would require minors to notify their parents before obtaining contraceptives, 11 other states have already quit enforcing similar laws dealing with abortion.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vancouver, B.C.-based organization representing drug users, prostitutes and the homeless is demanding "compensation for displacement and inconvenience" that is caused when the U.S. and Canadian film industries shoot movies in the area.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - News reporters will soon have access to a newly revamped stylebook to guide them in their coverage of homosexual-related stories. But critics charge that the stylebook's suggested avoidance of such terms as "lifestyle" and "sexual preference" is no way to encourage fair and accurate reporting.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A growing number of churches and other religious institutions are utilizing a two-year-old civil rights law to fight local government officials over zoning disputes. The churches claim the zoning laws are being used to violate their religious freedoms.The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed an appeal this week with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to reverse a decision by a lower federal court that prevented a California Christian college from moving its campus from San Jose to Morgan Hill.