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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Senate, on a voice vote Monday, approved the $87.5 billion President George W. Bush wanted for Iraq and Afghanistan. President Bush says the money will help bring stability and democracy to both countries, and he's expected to sign the bill soon.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi forces are weaker today than they were at the end of Desert Storm, but Saddam Hussein has boosted his country's air defenses, communications systems and ability to produce and conceal weapons of mass destruction, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday.While the United States has made no decision to attack Iraq, there is "clear and compelling evidence" that Iraq has mobile laboratories to manufacture chemical and biological weapons, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said at a National Press Club luncheon.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Monday vigorously denied media reports that Secretary of State Colin Powell is planning to step down if President Bush is elected to a second term.Spokesman Scott McClellan said there was "no basis" for a story first reported in the Washington Post on Monday that Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage had recently told national security adviser Condoleezza Rice that he and Powell would leave on Jan. 21, 2005, the day after the next presidential inauguration.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A grassroots coalition of conservative groups is calling on the U.S. Senate to defeat a bill which they say could put the distribution of chemicals used by American farmers under the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the latest round of a two-year struggle over First Amendment rights in Alabama, a federal judge on Tuesday ordered Chief Justice Roy Moore to remove a monument containing the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the justice building in Montgomery.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson gave Moore 15 days to remove the 1.5-ton stone monument or face possible daily fines.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Faith-based policies initiated by President Bush when he served as Texas governor have had adverse consequences for state residents and would serve as bad models for the nation, a Texas public policy group charged Thursday.Five years into the faith-based initiative in Texas, the program is unregulated, prone to favoritism and co-mingling of funds, and dangerous to the people it's supposed to serve, representatives of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As Wesley Clark supporters turned up the pressure on their candidate to run for the White House in 2004, some analysts criticized the former NATO commander for what they see as his broad support for "nation building" and a "top-down bureaucratic approach" to U.S. foreign policy.John Hulsman, a senior foreign policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation, said if Clark decides to enter the presidential race as a Democrat, he would give that party much-needed cover on national security matters.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A statewide advertising campaign by a national children's advocacy group targeting Republican Sen. Wayne Allard's record on welfare issues in Colorado is designed more to win the U.S. Senate for Democrats in November than to advance family values, a local pro-family group said.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the occasion of Women's Equality Day on Tuesday, a coalition of national women's groups announced their endorsement of former Democratic Sen. Carol Moseley Braun for president at a Washington press conference.Kim Gandy, head of the National Organization for Women PAC, said the endorsement will result in the support of "hundreds of thousands of contributing members and over 500 chapters across the country" in Moseley Braun's bid for the Democratic nomination for the White House in 2004.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a recent flap on United Nations funding, a group of House Democrats said the Bush administration is illegally withholding money from the World Health Organization (WHO) solely out of concerns of pro-life groups."We want to know that the administration is not jeopardizing UNICEF, WHO and other important UN programs because of a small group of anti-choice zealots," Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A week before the second anniversary of 9/11, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced plans to add as many as 5,000 armed air marshals to the force already deployed to protect passenger aircraft against terrorist threats.As part of the changes, the air marshal's program will be moved from the Transportation Security Administration to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ridge said Tuesday in an address at the American Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Imposing tough new sanctions against Pyongyang, as proposed by a bipartisan group of senators, would only hurt the poorest people in North Korea and would be unlikely to force the communists to dismantle their nuclear weapons program, national security experts said Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - On the 10th anniversary of the Oslo Accords between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, analysts in Washington said recent history has shown what many saw as the beginning of a peace process to be little more than a Palestinian Trojan Horse designed to undermine the state of Israel.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The United Nations' record of discord with the Bush administration, particularly on social issues, is making Americans increasingly leery of turning over decisions on the prosecution of the war on terrorism to the U.N. Security Council, a national research group has found.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush spoke to the United Nations on Tuesday morning, urging world leaders to unite in the war on terrorism and to actively support U.S.-led reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq.All governments that support terror are complicit in a war against civilization, Bush told the delegates."All nations that fight terror as if the lives of their own people depend on it will earn the favorable judgment of history," Bush said.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The United Nations is becoming increasingly irrelevant in terms of authorizing appropriate military responses to acts of terrorism or in taking action against member nations suspected of developing weapons of mass destruction, U.N. experts said this week.Their comments came as the Bush administration apparently edged closer to launching an invasion of Iraq without the U.N.'s explicit authorization and just days before U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix is expected to update the U.N. Security Council on efforts to disarm Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Facing mounting criticism of the Bush administration's Iraq policy, supporters of the president hit back Wednesday, calling on congressional critics to state what they would have done differently after the 9/11 attacks.House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) scolded Democrats, who he said "want to return to the weak and the indecisive foreign policy of their Cold War past.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Arlington, Va. (CNSNews.com) - Today's politicians should take heed of a warning once issued by George Washington regarding the danger of "entangling alliances" with foreign governments, conservative policy experts said over the weekend.Specifically, the conservatives declared, the United States should beware of signing United Nations' treaties that ultimately could cost Americans their sovereignty.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Oct. 14 voted 57 to 39 to reject an amendment to the Iraq reconstruction package, sponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) that would have ordered the reconstruction to be financed by Iraqi oil revenue instead of as a grant. The vote was seen as an endorsement of President Bush's preferences on the issue. A final Senate vote on the president's request for $20.3 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq is expected by the end of the week.)
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A United Nations proposal to give special assistance to women as part of the effort to relieve southern Africa's humanitarian crisis would unjustly discriminate against African men, who are disproportionately affected by illnesses and war-related injuries, a group of health organizations said.The group took issue with a recent statement by Carol Bellamy, executive director of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), who said women and children must be at the center of any response to southern Africa's humanitarian crisis, particularly the HIV/AIDS pandemic.