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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(Correction: Fixes the name of former Chief Justice Warren Burger.) (CNSNews.com) - The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday decided in a highly divided 5-4 vote to strike down the 1998 Child Online Protection Act (COPA) signed by former President Clinton and supported by the Bush administration. COPA intended to punish pornographers for soliciting indecent material to children who surf the web.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Unemployment held steady at 5.6 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday, and perhaps most important to the Bush administration, the economy added 112,000 new jobs in the month of June. Although that number was half of what analysts expected, the administration put a positive spin on the number. At a White House press conference on Friday, President Bush called it "pretty remarkable to be able to stand up and say to you that our economy is strong and getting stronger, that we're witnessing steady, consistent growth."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Business leaders and advocates of tort reform say they are disappointed with Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's selection of Sen. John Edwards, a wealthy former trial lawyer, as his vice presidential running mate.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Following recent criticism that Democrats are taking the black vote for granted, the Kerry-Edwards campaign on Wednesday announced it is reaching out to African-Americans with a $2-million ad buy on black-owned media.The Kerry campaign called it an "unprecedented" commitment to African-Americans this early in the campaign season.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With a Democrat likely to win the U.S. Senate seat that an Illinois Republican is vacating, the GOP hopes it can counter with a win in Georgia, where a Democrat is retiring.Georgia Republican voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose between the frontrunner, U.S. Rep. Johnny Isakson, U.S. Rep. Michael "Mac" Collins and self-made millionaire businessman Herman Cain. Eight Democrats will seek their party's nomination for the seat being relinquished by Zell Miller.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's 2000 victory in the Electoral College over Democrat Al Gore notwithstanding, liberal groups continue to recite a familiar refrain - Gore really won the election - and a promise to "re-defeat" the president this year.Re-Defeat Bush is one of countless organizations dedicated to preventing Bush from winning a second term. "We beat Bush last time and we are sure we can beat him again," the group's website brags, ignoring the fact that while Gore won the nation's popular vote in 2000, Bush won the all-important Electoral College vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The State Department's invitation for an Austrian human rights group to monitor this year's U.S. presidential election is a "frightening" development and "an absolute threat" to America's independence and sovereignty, according to the head of a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes further reaction from Democratic House members) (CNSNews.com) - The State Department's invitation for an Austrian-based human rights group to monitor this year's U.S. presidential election is a "frightening" development and "an absolute threat" to America's independence and sovereignty, according to the head of a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Mark Sokolove, press secretary for the League of Conservation Voters.)(CNSNews.com) - Even though most environmental groups are determined to oust President Bush from office this November, those groups are benefiting from an unprecedented level of federal assistance, according to a Washington, D.C., research group.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The war in Iraq and the economy may dominate the fall presidential campaign, but with the federal assault weapons ban set to expire in two weeks, the gun debate is sure to intensify.Peter Hamm, communications director for the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence, said it was "premature" to predict the level of importance the gun issue would play in this year's presidential and national elections.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As Hurricane Frances zeroed in on Florida Thursday, there was little evidence that the political storm clouds from the 2000 presidential election had dissipated. And in 2004, Florida again looks to play a pivotal role in deciding who leads the United States.Thanks to its booming population, the Sunshine state now has 27 electoral votes to offer the winner of the Nov. 2 presidential election -- two more than were available in 2000.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - At least 13 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for the United Nations to supervise this year's American presidential election, four years after one of the closest races in history.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The decision by a Canadian labor board to grant Wal-Mart employees in Jonquiere, Quebec, the right to unionize even after the workers themselves rejected the idea, has spurred another debate in the U.S. over the giant retailer's employment policies.Greg Denier, communications director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union said, "Any company the size and scale of Wal-Mart needs an organized voice to be heard."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that wants to end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba has commissioned a new poll that shows a sharp decrease in support among Cuban-Americans for the Bush administration's new policy initiatives regarding Cuba.The Bush administration has imposed additional travel restrictions and set new limits on remittances -- money that may be sent to the relatives of Cuban-Americans still living in Cuba.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush Thursday will sign the "National Concealed Carry for Cops" bill, a measure allowing about a million off-duty and retired officers to carry weapons out of plain sight.The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA), the nation's "leading conservative police-based organization," celebrated the passage of the bill introduced by Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.), an effort 12 years in the making.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ray Flynn, former three-term Democratic mayor of Boston and the Clinton administration's ambassador to the Vatican, said the "core values" shared by Catholics and most Americans are being ignored at the Democratic National Convention and are absent from the Democratic Party platform.Flynn said the Democratic National Convention being held in Boston is not reflective of how average working people in America feel on a number of important issues.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Deborah Pearlstein, director of the U.S. Law and Security Program at Human Right First.) (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 vote, ruled Monday that President Bush has the right to detain American citizen Yasser Hamdi and other U.S. citizens determined to be "enemy combatants" without charges or trial, but detainees can challenge their status in U.S. courts.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case brought by two seriously ill California women whose doctors recommended medicinal marijuana to alleviate their physical suffering. The Supreme Court said it would review a ruling that the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 cannot be applied legally to the manufacture, possession and distribution without charge of marijuana for medical use. This case will also decide if the prohibition of cannabis should apply to medical use, and whether or not federal law should trump state law.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, on a visit to Moscow this week, announced a $34-million grant to help treat and care for Russian people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits fell by 39,000 last week to 310,000. The U.S. has created 1.3 million jobs thus far in 2004, the biggest six-month gain in employment since December 1999 to May 2000, but economists expect even greater employment gains in the next several months. The U.S. lost an average of 5,000 jobs a month last year when the unemployment rate peaked at an 11-year high of 6.3 percent. The current unemployment rate stands at 5.6 percent.