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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two days before the Green Party's convention in Milwaukee, independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader selected longtime party activist Peter Camejo as his running mate. The move might shore up the Green Party's endorsement of Nader, according to a party leader.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Months after the liberal grassroots organization MoveOn.org stirred controversy over political ads on its site that compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, a new grassroots organization of religious conservatives is sponsoring a similar competition.Let Freedom Ring Inc. is sponsoring a contest to create television and radio commercials that promote the organization's mission. But these won't be comparing political candidates to murderous tyrants.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The John F. Kerry campaign says it has enlisted former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt in its effort to "expose the Bush administration's failure to protect America's national parks."A "week of events" begins on Monday, the Kerry campaign announced."As American families plan for summer vacations and holiday weekends, America's National Parks are scaling back services, hours and staffing due to the broken promises of the Bush administration," the press release said.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A poll released Monday by a Catholic abortion rights group shows Catholics split evenly in the presidential race, with 40 percent supporting President Bush and 40 percent supporting Sen. John F. Kerry.According to the poll by Catholics for a Free Choice, the most important factor in determining a Catholic's vote is their level of confidence in Bush's ability to resolve the war in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife were crowned the "King and Queen of Peace" on March 23rd -- inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building with Members of Congress looking on -- few news outlets took notice.But in the months since Moon's March 23rd "coronation" as Messiah, a growing number of people are questioning the appropriateness of allowing a "coronation" to take place inside a government building.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and vice presidential candidate John Edwards have replaced primary season jabs with public affection, but will their wives soon be hugging too?Probably, said Craig Schermer, archivist and historian at the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio, but they don't have to mean it.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats will honor Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy next week with a tribute that falls at the same time as the 35th anniversary of Kennedy's guilty plea for his involvement in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick.On the second night of the convention, July 27, after Kennedy addresses a prime-time audience, he will head to Boston's Symphony Hall for a tribute headlined by U2's Bono, composer and former Boston Pops conductor John Williams and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Described as expressing a "nonpartisan and fiercely independent point-of-view," a new anti-outsourcing film by an MTV producer was to debut Tuesday afternoon before Democratic delegates and congressmen as well as union leaders at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.MTV producer and filmmaker Greg Spotts created the feature-length film "American Jobs" by interviewing displaced workers in an attempt to show "the impact of low wage foreign competition on America's workers, families and communities."
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If Sen. John Kerry is elected president, federal spending will increase by $226 billion in the first year of his presidency, according to a study by the National Taxpayers Union. Of Kerry's 70 fiscal campaign promises, 65 of them would increase spending, the study indicated."The only way obviously to fund this would be to increase the budget deficit or to raise taxes," said Annie Patnaude, deputy press secretary at National Taxpayers Union.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The battles in Iraq and against terrorism may be dominating the news headlines, but as another presidential election nears, liberals hope to use the health care issue to damage President Bush's chances for a second term.A new book, The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, authored by Marcia Angell, hammers not only the pharmaceutical industry, but it also charges that the Bush administration gave the drug makers too much leeway when the Medicare Modernization Act was being crafted.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Women may be the determining factor in the November election yet neither President Bush nor Democratic nominee John Kerry has adequately reached out to this important voter base, according to experts studying voter patterns and polls."If President Bush or Senator Kerry wants to move more undecided women voters and bond more deeply with them, they have to start paying a little more attention to the issues that matter in these women's daily lives," said Meredith Wagner, executive vice president of public affairs at Lifetime Television.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Election Commission plans to impose more regulations on 527 political action committees starting with the next election cycle, but a group of conservative African-American pastors Friday announced the creation of their own fund-raising organization to compete in the field dominated by liberal spending groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With more states pressing for the ability to re-import prescription drugs from other countries to save money, there is more attention now to how drug counterfeiters might exploit such an arrangement."These counterfeiters are very good," said Thomas J. McGinnis, director of pharmacy affairs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "They don't care about patient outcomes and they're not going away."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Qaeda may be trying to recruit young Europeans and women as terrorists in order to throw off U.S. government investigators who are in the habit of looking for men with a Middle Eastern appearance, a think tank expert said Monday at a seminar on terrorism. The change in tactics will make the terrorists "less obvious" and diminish the ability of counterterrorism investigators to use racial profiling to spot would-be hijackers or suicide bombers, according to Nimrod Raphaeli, senior analyst at the Middle East Media Research Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Qaeda may be trying to recruit young Europeans and women as terrorists in order to throw off U.S. government investigators who are in the habit of looking for men with a Middle Eastern appearance, a think tank expert said Monday at a seminar on terrorism. The change in tactics will make the terrorists "less obvious" and diminish the ability of counterterrorism investigators to use racial profiling to spot would-be hijackers or suicide bombers, according to Nimrod Raphaeli, senior analyst at the Middle East Media Research Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal/conservative split over tax policy is sharpening as the presidential election nears. Wednesday, an official with the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said America's middle class stands to be hurt by an extension of President Bush's tax cuts. "Many of the people who show up as winners under this proposal (to extend the tax cuts) would show up as losers down the road," said Isaac Shapiro, senior fellow at the Center.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Correction: Fixes that Rice was not charged with legal malpractice) (CNSNews.com) - A medical malpractice lawyer found the tables turned recently when she was targeted for faulty judgment.Pennsylvania attorney Diane Rice ended up paying an undisclosed out-of-court settlement after acknowledging that she did not obtain an opinion from a qualified medical expert before filing a medical malpractice case on behalf of a client who had undergone surgery and later began to hemorrhage.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Jordanian man suffered a serious head injury while being held at a Texas immigration facility and his brother wants answers.Jihad "Jordan" Omari wants to know how his younger brother, Khalfan, ended up hospitalized with a broken skull that left the 25-year-old man with a 7-inch scar on his head. Omari doesn't believe the reports from immigration officials. "The gentleman came to us and said he had been hurt," said Manny Vanpelt, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "He said that he had fallen."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The future of two Cold War spies will soon rest with the U.S. Supreme Court.The court will decide whether the couple, listed only as John and Jane Doe, can sue the CIA for not following through on its promise to provide lifelong financial security in exchange for espionage information.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The presence of an "Ex-Gay Educators Caucus" at the National Education Association's convention doesn't mean that the NEA will be receptive to their views.In February, the NEA recognized the caucus, providing former homosexual educators the right to lobby the teachers' union. Representatives of the caucus have an exhibit at the NEA's annual convention, which runs through July 7 in Washington, D.C.