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July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Florida elections officials are once again shaking their heads and asking what went wrong in Tuesday's primary elections. According to Republican Party of Florida spokesman Towson Fraser, "They've had two years of realization that they were going to be on stage last night and they needed to shine."Fraser said there are no excuses for the apparent confusion that swept the polling stations across the Sunshine State on Primary Day. "It's not like they knew it wasn't going to be a big deal for the last two years," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Criminals in New York City are increasingly turning to children's toy guns as their weapon of choice, according to some members of the city council, who want their colleagues to consider banning the sale of plastic pistols altogether. Second Amendment supporters warn that any attempt to attach gun control legislation to child's play could have political consequences.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is encouraging hunters to donate their spare game meat to feed the homeless, but the charity program has activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) all fired up."Hunters for the Hungry" is a service the NRA provides for its members and affiliated organizations. The way hunters participate, according to NRA Communications Manager John Robbins, "is that they shoot a deer, an elk or whatever [and] they find a participating meat processor or butcher."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While rumors of Osama bin Laden's death continue to circulate around the Internet, not a single piece of evidence has proven the demise of the world's most wanted terrorist. But for a passing moment on Wednesday, CBS News felt it had enough evidence to break the Bin Laden obituary to the world.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Whether it's a genuine attempt to 'give back' to the community or a chance to put a positive spin on the pornography industry, charitable organizations are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of donations from sexually-oriented businesses.With efforts ranging from a charity telethon for a suicide prevention hotline hosted by porn stars to a little league baseball team sponsored by exotic dancers, the sex industry is paying more attention to charity.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Getting an 'A' just became a little bit easier for some Catholic high school students. Today, kids are picketing abortion clinics for extra-credit.The issue of students being rewarded by teachers for their voluntary participation in pro-life protests arose when approximately 80 Catholic high school students protested outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pennsylvania earlier this month.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Children seeking an alternative to traditional after-school sports are turning to competitive shotgun shooting for an experience they claim is unmatched on any playing field. Gun control advocates, however, predict tragedy will result from training kids to hit the bull's-eye. According to National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) spokesman Gary Mehalik, there's an "extra ingredient of responsibility" in competitive shotgun shooting that one would be hard-pressed to find in any other sport.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While environmentalists are commending Arianna Huffington for scaring Americans away from their beloved sport utility vehicles (SUVs), conservatives are challenging the maverick columnist to define the real target of her campaign against SUVs.According to Huffington, there exists a "credible link between driving SUVs and our national security." She proceeded to found 'The Detroit Project' and formally accuse SUV owners and manufacturers, via advertisements, of helping Middle Eastern terrorists purchase guns with every gallon of gas purchased at the pump.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In advance of Earth Day 2002, the day when environmentalists celebrate their efforts to preserve the planet from what they consider human destruction, working-class Americans in one rural Montana city plan to condemn the "green left" for allegedly killing their livelihood. KGEZ Radio, an AM station broadcasting out of Kalispell, Mont., is celebrating Earth Day on Friday, three days early, by burning a twelve-foot green swastika in front of the station.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Homeland security starts with "hometown security," the nation's governors say. When terrorists strike, state and local authorities will be the first ones to respond, and that has prompted the National Governors Association to develop its own homeland security strategy -- separate from the one Congress is working on right now.In Washington on Thursday, an NGA panel announced a pilot project intended to put local, state, and federal governments on the same page when it comes to protecting America.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two generations of Americans will collide in Washington, D.C., on Saturday when a coalition of Vietnam veterans counter-protests thousands of anti-war protesters, many of whom were born years after Saigon fell to the Communists in 1975. Almost three decades later, the Vietnam veterans want to ensure America's military avoids another unfinished war.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that validated a taxpayer funded school voucher program for low-income students in Cleveland, Ohio, a Republican state senator from California announced he intends to follow suit. State Sen. Ray Haynes, from Murrieta, Calif., said he would introduce legislation to "create real school choice" by offering vouchers to the state's low-income public school students. In addition to Cleveland, the city of Milwaukee, Wisc., and the state of Florida already have school voucher programs on their books.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-capitalist groups converging on the nation's capital this week to protest the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meetings do not expect to be used as cover for a terrorist strike, but intelligence sources aren't ruling out anything."We're getting a little over-anxious about identifying terrorists," said Socialist Party USA spokesman Greg Pason. Terrorists could use any public venue to carry out their plot -- not just the IMF protest rally, he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(Update: As expected, after this story was published, Republican-led committees in the Virginia General Assembly voted against a second term for Judge Verbena Askew, the first black woman to hold the job of Circuit Court judge. The decision - and the wrangling beforehand - prompted accusations of racism and sexism, and some say it mirrors the contentious judicial confirmation process going on in Washington. Republican opponents said Askew, a lesbian, had not been forthright about a sexual harassment complaint filed by a female court colleague.)
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives Wednesday broke rank with the Bush administration over the choice of a new director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, expressing doubt that Julie Gerberding possessed the traits needed to "straighten out an agency that is so far off course." Gerberding, an infectious disease expert, played a major role in developing CDC's response to the mysterious anthrax attacks that targeted U.S. postal facilities last fall. She continues to lead the CDC's efforts to prepare for and counter terrorism.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Small business owners claim they're the victims of an out-of-control asbestos litigation system driven by trial lawyers. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), however, claims it is just pursuing justice for the sake of those injured by the cancer-causing fiber.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal consumer advocacy group may be rolling into a town near you to condemn President Bush for supporting caps on medical malpractice compensation. Fueled by fear and anger, the Center for Justice and Democracy hopes its 13-state "Medical Rights Bus Tour" will convince legislators and citizens nationwide that the president's malpractice plan will further harm people who are severely injured.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The nation's "leading voice in the African-American community" wants to bring the slavery reparations debate to American's fingertips in "one easy, compact package." That's according to David Almasi, director of Project 21, a black conservative group that has launched an information clearinghouse to provide people with both sides of the story on this "very frivolous" issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An 11-year-old Missouri boy disappeared outside of his home late Sunday afternoon a week ago, while riding his bicycle. Shawn Hornbeck's father, Craig Akers, says he won't give up hope, but some wonder if the establishment media has given up on its high profile coverage of child abductions.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Alternately criticized and praised for being an ally of gun owners, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft now has authority over the firearms issues previously managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. (The agency was renamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Jan. 24, 2003.)Anti-gun activists fear Ashcroft, in his added role, will be a weak enforcer of firearms laws while some libertarians worry that the attorney general will have too much power and might abuse it.