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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, 8:28 PM EDT
(Correction: Fixes James Ziglar status)(CNSNews.com) - When the Senate goes into August recess next week, it will leave unprocessed more than half of President Bush's nominations to cabinet and agency positions, effectively ensuring that the Bush administration will govern in name only for the foreseeable future.The confirmation process was moving at a snail's pace since Bush's inauguration six months ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An amendment to the Senate defense authorization bill that would lift the ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities currently is being considered by a joint House-Senate conference committee.But pro-life groups predict the amendment will be dropped before the bill is sent to the White House for President Bush's signature.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an address to Congress and the nation Thursday, President Bush announced the appointment of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to head a new Cabinet-level office that would coordinate the nation's efforts to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.The new Office of Homeland Security will combine the efforts of a slew of domestic security agencies, including the linking of domestic FBI and overseas CIA intelligence with the Pentagon, emergency officials and state and local governments.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush could help save women's lives in the battle against HIV/AIDS worldwide by releasing to the United Nations Population Fund the $34.5 million Congress authorized to the group last year, the U.S. Committee for UNFPA said Thursday, which is also World Population Day.The committee contends that the money could be used to help prevent HIV infection in young people and pregnant women in 140 developing countries by supporting a steady supply of high-quality condoms, and promoting their correct and consistent use.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While there is a well-established pattern of the public rallying behind its president in times of crisis, some say Americans breathe a little easier knowing there's a Republican in the White House when the country is under attack."Certainly my partisanship would have me say the public feels more comfortable with George Bush," said Gary Bauer, president of American Values Coalition and a contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reports that the White House is getting ready to fire a conservative African American woman and a specialist in AIDS policy is causing concern among pro-family groups, who fear that people ideologically closest to the president on heath issues are being targeted by liberals.In the shuffle, Patricia Ware, executive director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, also will likely be replaced. Ware is a strong advocate of abstinence programs.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A recent review of the Florida 2000 election results by a consortium of media outlets wrongly concluded that George W. Bush still would have won the state and the presidency if the recounts had not been halted by the U.S. Supreme Court, a leading Democratic fundraiser said."They [media outlets] chose to spin the outcome as a victory for Bush," Bob Fertik, co-founder of Democrats.com, a Democratic fundraising web site, told CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a move that was welcomed by conservatives and family groups, the Bush administration late Friday reversed a decision to fire the executive director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.The Bush administration decided to keep Patricia Ware, a conservative African American who favors abstinence programs, after protests by AIDS workers and public policy groups, sources close to the process said."Basically they have told her - and it was confirmed by Pat Ware - that she is free to stay on, which she intends to do," the source said.