My Articles

July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Corrects party affiliation of Sen. Susan Collins, who is a Republican from Maine.)Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of religious activists, led by the National Council of Churches and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to protest President George Bush's national energy plan.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Amidst rolling blackouts and spiraling electric costs, most Californians disapprove of the way their Democratic governor is handling the energy crisis, a new statewide survey finds.The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a survey this week that shows Gov. Gray Davis' public approval rating at 46 percent - a drop of 17 points in just four months.The study also indicates that a mere 29 percent of California residents approve of the way Davis is handling the ongoing energy crisis.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying it's high time to fill "the vacuum" of debate on the energy issue, a coalition of conservative think tanks and advocacy groups launched a counter-offensive this week against opponents of President George Bush's energy plan, pledging to "educate the public" on the "liberal energy agenda."The 21st Century Energy Project (21CEP) outlined its widespread media campaign at a press conference this week.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A gun control advocacy group filed a lawsuit Monday against Attorney General John Ashcroft, alleging he is illegally delaying a Clinton administration firearm purchasing regulation from being written into the books.The Violence Policy Center filed its suit in a U.S. District Court, claiming Ashcroft "illegally suspended a final Justice Department regulation implementing the Brady Law's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for firearm purchases."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 30 conservative leaders stood by President George Bush's energy plan Thursday, sending him a letter supporting his opposition to the international Kyoto Protocol Treaty.Calling the treaty "flawed," Karen Kerrigan, chairwoman of The Small Business Survival Committee, praised the president for rejecting "this unfair and drastic component of the Kyoto Protocol."
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris Monday revealed that her eyes are set on a potential bid for U.S. Congress in 2002.The former centerpiece of last winter's late night presidential election humor, Harris endured heaps of personal and political criticism from Democrats who say she handed the election to George Bush. But instead of retreating into obscurity, Harris appears to be looking to the future.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Florida Democratic candidate for governor in Miami Tuesday protested current Attorney General John Ashcroft and accused former Attorney General Janet Reno for not starting an investigation into what he has called the "stolen" presidential election of 2000.Robert Kunst, longtime liberal activist, director of a group called Oral Majority, and current gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, is demanding a federal investigation of the 2000 Florida presidential recount by Ashcroft and the Department of Justice.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If you smell like smoke, you get suspended for five days. That's the message that students of a Massachusetts high school will receive when they return this fall, under their school's strict new anti-smoking policy.The new smoking policy will result in a suspension if the student is either caught holding a lit cigarette or more than one student reports someone who has a smoky odor on them, according to Hopkinton High School Principal Jane Modoono.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts this week will conduct an open hearing into whether incriminating background information about the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) should be included in a wrongful death lawsuit against the group.The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) is defending NAMBLA in the suit that was filed last year by the parents of Jeffrey Curley. In 1997, Jeffrey, at the age of 10, was murdered and sodomized by two homosexuals.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Florida Attorney General Robert Butterworth said Monday that under current state law, local governments have the authority to ban cell phone usage in automobiles.Nothing in the Florida Statutes, he said, addresses the use of cell phones in vehicles, and therefore full discretion should be left in the hands of local municipalities.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The investigation of a little-known incident in which a pro-life activist was stabbed outside a Little Rock, Ark. abortion clinic remains open, leaving many pro-life advocates alleging official indifference to the case.Attorney Fred Hart and friend Jim Dawson were protesting outside the Family Health Care Clinic on May 18 when, according to police reports, two women yelled obscene words out of a truck. One woman "exited and grabbed [Hart's] sign and took off running."
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A national legal aid foundation Tuesday filed a lawsuit against a St. Louis-based Teamsters Union on behalf of an employee who alleges the union has tried to illegally have him fired.In their press release, The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRWLDF) claimed that Teamsters Local 610 had violated a 1988 Supreme Court decision that granted workers the right to resign their union membership and pay the costs associated only with collective bargaining.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying they are "starting fires all over the country," advocates promoting legislation requiring high school students to study America's founding documents are now concentrating their efforts on the state of Ohio.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying "we have no idea who it was," the Klamath Falls Irrigation District confirmed Monday that one of the dams closed by court order was opened late Friday night or early Saturday morning, providing water to the parched farmland.For three months, 1400 farms, comprising some 200,000 acres, have been without water, after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation decided on April 7 that the available water - the supply already limited by drought - would be used to sustain "critical habitat" for two kinds of endangered fish.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saying "we have no idea who it was," the Klamath Falls Irrigation District confirmed Monday that one of the dams closed by court order was opened late Friday night or early Saturday morning, providing water to nearby parched farmland, and closed again on Monday.For three months, some 1,400 farms, comprising some 200,000 acres along the California-Oregon border, have been without water, after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation decided on April 7 that the available water supply would be used to sustain "critical habitat" for two kinds of endangered fish.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When officials at the Arlington, Va.-based Leadership Institute organized a voyage to Europe to protest last week's global warming talks, they never knew they would return with their email inboxes inundated with 87 different computer viruses."I guess this is how the Left responds to freedom of speech," said Dan Labert, national field director of the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program, who blamed angry liberals for sending him 161 emails with viruses attached.