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August 14, 2008, 6:29 PM EDT
The city council of Hartford, Conn., has unanimously approved an ordinance that prohibits police and city employees from asking people about their immigration status.
August 14, 2008, 1:43 PM EDT
A federal investigation has discovered that $15.8 million dollars worth of supplies were lost or stolen within the Indian Health Service between 2004 and 2007, and the agency attempted to obstruct the investigation using misrepresentative and fabricated reports.
August 12, 2008, 6:29 PM EDT
A full 55 percent of likely American voters think that media bias is more of a problem than campaign contributions in the presidential race, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday.
August 5, 2008, 6:44 PM EDT
Washington ( – The future costs of maintaining Social Security and Medicare will be a “disaster” for younger generations, Dr. Walter Williams, the conservative economist and syndicated columnist, told Tuesday.   “Around 2030, according to some estimates, the Social Security system is going to plain collapse, unless we make the Social Security tax 30 percent, and that wouldn’t fly politically,” Williams said.  
August 1, 2008, 6:42 PM EDT
White House Budget Director Jim Nussle doesn’t think Democrats in Congress should tinker with Medicare Part D – the prescription drug benefit for seniors – although the money needed to cover projected recipients over the next 75 years is $8 trillion short.
July 31, 2008, 6:03 PM EDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Charles Schumer both say they support Sen. Barack Obama’s call for a surge in Afghanistan, increasing troop strength there by two brigades.
July 30, 2008, 6:10 PM EDT
Chinese activists who met privately with President Bush on Tuesday told that the president has promised to talk to Chinese President Hu Jintao “face-to-face” about China’s human rights violations.
July 24, 2008, 7:05 PM EDT
The Chinese government has been stockpiling oil in advance of the Summer Olympics, but American oil experts say it is “highly unlikely” the Communist regime itself is hoarding oil to affect prices.
July 22, 2008, 6:08 AM EDT
Mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have come under fire for making contributions to programs headed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson at a time when their own survival is at stake.
July 17, 2008, 4:22 PM EDT
Washington ( – July 16 was Cost of Government Day – that day of the year when average Americans finish paying off their share of federal, state, and local taxes and the cost of complying with regulations.   “Finally, starting today, you are working for yourself and no longer for Uncle Sam,” said Brian Riedl, senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.  
July 11, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
( - A film that warns Americans of an impending economic crisis due to exponentially increasing national debt will be shown to delegates at both political conventions and debuts nationwide in August in selected theaters.   The film, entitled “I.O.U.S.A.,” is part of a grassroots campaign sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to engage young people and the business sector and mobilize them to take action.  
July 10, 2008, 7:06 PM EDT
( - A new survey reports that a surprising number of young adolescents experience dating violence and abuse, motivating the National Association of Attorneys General to pass a resolution mandating teen dating violence and abuse curriculum in every school.   Beyond that, however, some conservative leaders and psychologists said that more parents need to take the first steps in teaching their children about relationships and in controlling their children’s behavior.  
July 8, 2008, 6:06 AM EDT
( - Human rights groups are “deeply disappointed” by the announcement that President Bush is expected to attend the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.   White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said last week that she could not announce the president’s schedule, but she “expect(s) that the opening ceremonies could be a part of that trip.”   Bush views the Olympics as a “sporting competition” and “first and foremost” supports the athletes, Perino said.  
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
( - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday tried to call Sen. John McCain's bluff over comments McCain made on a morning television talk show. The Republican presidential candidate seemed to indicate that he supports oil companies being forced to share some of their profits with consumers.
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
( - Democratic senators are skeptical about new efforts by Republicans and the Bush administration to increase offshore drilling, despite a government report by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management showing that there are 139 billion barrels of oil in the United States (onshore and offshore combined).
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
( - Members of Congress are split on whether the National Guard should end its deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border in July, as planned.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Video ( - Protesters -- some dressed in polar bear costumes -- gathered at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Friday to denounce ExxonMobil ads inside the new baseball stadium, which they said contradict the facility's environmentally friendly construction and operation.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
( - A Consumer Reports survey reveals that Americans are blaming Congress for high gas prices, which are compelling them to make shifts and sacrifices in their consuming habits.The Auto Pulse Survey, conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center, showed that 77 percent of consumers single out the government's failure to implement an effective energy policy as a root cause for high gas prices; 75 percent of consumers blame oil companies; and 70 percent blame foreign oil producers.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Arlington, Va. ( - America doesn't need change so much as it needs to be heading in the right direction, according to former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson.Thompson, a former senator from Tennessee, gave delegates to the National Right to Life Convention a lecture on the historical, political, and philosophical underpinnings of true change.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Washington ( - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan refused to allow Cybercast News Service and other reporters to ask questions at a meeting they held Thursday as part of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue.