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July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The anthrax scare spread to White House operations Tuesday when the infectious substance was discovered on a mail-opening device at the facility that handles mail for the White House.According to White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, anthrax was discovered on a slitter, a mail-opening device at the mail facility, located at a military installation miles away from the White House. No anthrax was found on any of the mail that was screened, Fleischer said.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Americans traveling by air this weekend will find their baggage subject to dog sniffing and manual searches - part of a new, multi-layered security process imposed by the federal government after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.The Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) requires screening of all passenger baggage to begin Friday, 60 days after President Bush signed the law. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta promised Wednesday the changes would be implemented on time.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Nearly a year since losing one of the closest presidential elections in American history, Al Gore is back in the politically crucial state of New Hampshire, perhaps mulling another presidential bid in 2004 even as President George W. Bush, the man who defeated him maintains a national job approval rating of about 90 percent.Gore arrived in the state Tuesday, several days before he is scheduled to headline Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Manchester.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Liberal groups, declaring war on President Bush's judicial nominees, took their case to the media Thursday. Their primary target was Charles W. Pickering, President Bush's choice to sit on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but a man liberals say is guilty of pursuing "a far-right conservative agenda."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton Friday will try to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court not to disbar their client, despite false statements he made about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.Nearly a year after leaving office, Clinton is still hounded by his sex scandal with Lewinsky and the statements he made about that relationship while defending himself in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 2002 South Carolina gubernatorial race is shaping up as a debate over whether the state's personal income tax should be repealed. Republican candidate Mark Sanford is pushing the idea, which, if enacted, "would create an economic boom" for South Carolina, according to a panel of 53 economists.A joint letter, signed by the economists, was released Tuesday by the National Taxpayers Union. The letter predicts that the tax repeal would position South Carolina as "one of the nation's fastest-rising stars."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In America's second largest state, Texas, the latest plan to create new political boundaries for the 2002 Congressional elections gives Republicans the upper hand.A federal court comprised of three judges issued the long awaited redistricting map for the state, which will gain two congressional seats next year because of an increase in population over the last decade. Republicans are expected to win both of the new seats.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's call for each American to donate two years or 4,000 hours to community service is "incompatible" with the country's tradition of freedom and individualism, according to the Ayn Rand Institute, one of several organizations to come out against the idea introduced by the president Tuesday in his State of the Union address."If you aren't sure how to help, I've got a good place to start," Bush told Americans Tuesday. "To sustain and extend the best that has emerged in America, I invite you to join the new USA Freedom Corps."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican House members have come up with a $100 million advertising plan to help the travel and tourism industry in the United States offset staggering losses caused by the economic downturn and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) introduced his American Travel Promotion Act with several colleagues. "Although $100 million may not sound like a lot of money, the impact will be felt from coast to coast. There's not a district in this nation that isn't impacted by travel and tourism," Foley said.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to debate the nation's energy needs, environmental groups blasted the Republican plan to drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and said the White House lacked enough votes to win Senate passage of the measure.The ANWR drilling provision appeared headed for passage in the Senate Energy Committee earlier this month until Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) yanked the entire bill from the committee and moved it directly to the Senate floor.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Libertarian Party says the government's Thanksgiving crackdown on those who neglect seat belts for their kids is a "waste of police resources." The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking more than 10,000 police departments in all 50 states to use roadblocks, checkpoints and unmarked patrol cars to check for seat belt violators. The program is called Operation ABC Mobilization, "America Buckles Up Children." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is cooperating with the NTSB in the project.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - This week's resignation by a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency was the act of "a pretty strident individual who wanted to make a little noise as he left," according to Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former college and pro football player, is hoping to draft some of his former colleagues to beef up his political team for the 2002 election season. Ed Cunningham, a 35-year-old lawyer who works as a football agent, is running as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas).He is encouraging some of his clients and other players to form an NFL player's political action committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court this month will hear a challenge to a Minnesota law that bans judicial candidates from campaigning for their jobs before being chosen by voters.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNew.com) - An increasingly bold series of terrorist attacks targeting American interests was met with tough talk from former President Bill Clinton but little action, according to terrorism experts asked to analyze the U.S. response to attacks between 1993 and 2000.Larry Johnson, formerly with the CIA and the State Department and the current CEO of the Business Exposure Reduction Group, said he believes Clinton's weak response to the terrorist attacks that occurred during his presidency paved the way for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Correction: Tax Freedom Day is April 27)Washington (CNSNews.com) - As tax reform activists prepare to celebrate Tax Freedom Day April 27, the date on which the average American has earned enough money to pay all of his or her tax obligations for the year, the commissioner of the IRS says his agency is "gradually improving" its performance "across the board."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush signed it into law nearly three weeks ago, but the provision allowing pilots to carry firearms is taking too much time to implement, according to two U.S. House Republicans.Reps. John Hostettler (R-Ind.) and Don Young (R-Alaska) hope a petition will pressure Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta to hire an under secretary and speed up the process. President Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law Nov. 19.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Secretly videotaping a person in intimate situations without that person's consent is now legal in 42 states, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said Tuesday on Capitol Hill. A new law introduced by Landrieu would not only make "video voyeurism" illegal, it would make it a federal offense.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The education reform bill about to be signed by President Bush includes legal protections for teachers and school administrators who take steps to keep unruly students in line. The Teacher Liability Protection Act will shield educators from frivolous lawsuits filed in either state or federal courts, said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), sponsor of the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - There is "potentially damaging confusion" over how the United States communicates the problem of religious persecution to the rest of the world, a top State Department official admitted Wednesday, two weeks after the release of a report listing the world's 22 worst violators of religious liberties. That recent report was issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (CIRF), an agency created in 1998 to give independent recommendations to the executive branch and Congress.