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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
(CNSNews.com) - With the support of liberal Republicans, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has reintroduced legislation that would expand federal hate crime laws to include crimes motivated by a victim's "sexual orientation."Co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.) and Gordon Smith (Ore.), Kennedy's bill would add the new classification to existing laws that target violence because of race and religion, in effect granting special protection to homosexuals as a class of people.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers Wednesday urged the passing of legislation recently approved by both the House and the Senate that would effectively lift the ban on Americans traveling to Cuba.Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) called the travel restriction a relic of the Cold War and said that after 40 years of failure, it was time to take a different approach to bring about an end to the Cuban regime.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of pro-life groups announced it is aunching a national drive to register eligible Christians to vote in the 2004 election. But a religious liberty organization warned that churches could jeopardize their tax-exempt status if they permit the coalition's pamphlets to be distributed at church locations.In what they hope will be the first step to putting pro-life candidates into public office, pro-life groups announced Monday they will distribute flyers beginning Father's Day encouraging churchgoers to register to vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Education Association's effort to educate children about the events of Sept. 11 is drawing criticism from conservatives and educators who say the NEA's teaching suggestions miss the mark.The NEA's website, "September 11th Remembered" at NEAHIN.org, will be launched Aug. 20 and will include up to 100 lesson plans that teachers can use to help elementary, middle and high school children integrate how they might remember Sept. 11 in language, health, music and drama, said Jerald Newberry, director of NEA's Health Information Network.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The European Union is calling on its members to monitor more closely the activities of U.S. pro-life groups in Europe, which officials believe are undermining EU efforts to provide financial support for the U.N. Population Fund.Poul Nielson, the European commissioner for Overseas Development and Humanitarian Aid, warned members of "the divisive tactics used by a small group of extremists," the New York-based Catholic Family and Human Right Institute (C-FAM) reports.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - She gained fame as Florida's secretary of state - certifying her state's vote totals in the ultra-contentious 2000 presidential election between George Bush and Al Gore.Now, Republican Katherine Harris is running for Congress, and political analysts believe the only thing that can stop her is a lawsuit filed by another GOP candidate claiming Harris violated a state campaign registration law.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The suicide bombings of three Western housing complexes in Riyadh last month gave Saudi Arabia "a major jolt" and provided the impetus for an unprecedented crackdown on terrorism, a senior Saudi official said Thursday."They have galvanized us. They have mobilized us. They have taken the rug out from under the terrorists or anyone who may have sympathy for them," Adel Al-Jubeir, foreign affairs advisor to Crown Prince Abdullah, said at a press conference at the Saudi Embassy.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a national organization that supports openly homosexual candidates for public office, Wednesday reported it had helped secure nominations for 10 candidates in the Sept. 10 primaries, including the first homosexual Native American candidate for the Arizona Legislature.Peter LaBarbera, a senior policy analyst with the Culture and Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America, warned that people who run for office as homosexuals usually promote a homosexual agenda if elected.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A year after a federal appeals court ruled unconstitutional the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, House members are getting ready to pass a bill they say would affirm the constitutionality of the pledge and restrict the jurisdiction of lower courts from ruling on it.Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) introduced the Pledge Protection Act, H.R. 2028, to keep the words "under God" in the recitation. The measure already has the support of 218 co-sponsors, including House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.)
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.