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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, victims' relatives blamed President Bush, Bill Clinton and Congress for immigration policies they said allowed the terrorists to enter the country and execute their plan. At a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, members of the 9/11 Families for Secure America (FSA) said they will no longer be ignored by politicians who they say care more about their own careers than the lives of legal American citizens.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two Republican U.S. House members Wednesday demanded that the Bush administration be more aggressive in condemning human rights abuses in Cuba and that it provide information on prisoners to any delegation traveling to the communist nation.The hearing follows the recent convictions of 75 Cuban dissidents, who had been rounded up by Fidel Castro's government, given one-day trials and sentenced anywhere from six to 28 years for treason.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 2004 Democratic presidential campaign may have reached a critical stage in the last several days as candidates began aiming more of their verbal attacks at the perceived frontrunner than at President Bush. Campaign analysts say to expect more of the same in the months leading to the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While endorsing a $15 billion worldwide AIDS prevention bill Tuesday, President Bush was still catching heat from critics on the left and right.Conservatives blame the president for a "missed opportunity" in ensuring that "proven" AIDS prevention programs emphasizing abstinence and monogamy are utilized. Some liberal Democrats in Congress say the bill is not expensive enough and the White House should have less control of the purse strings.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Education reform leader and former New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark is among those cheering the latest development in the battle over school vouchers.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) The confirmation hearing for President Bush''s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency was postponed Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Isabel''s stiff winds and pounding rain in the nation''s capital. However, the president''s nominee, Republican Utah Gov.. Mike Leavitt also faces stiff opposition from environmental groups and Senate Democrats including Connecticut''s Joseph Lieberman, who is also running for president.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite a field of nine candidates from which to choose, nearly a quarter of likely Democratic presidential primary voters in New Hampshire say they are undecided about the 2004 race, fueling more speculation about the possible entry of a tenth candidate - New York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.But while political watchers like conservative Robert Novak think it's still possible for a Clinton candidacy, recent polls show she is having major problems pleasing her own constituents in New York State.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee's latest fundraising appeal, using two Clinton-era strategists as pitchmen, claims the donations are necessary to help a disadvantaged party counter the contributions of Republican "special interests."But a Republican National Committee official said the DNC is failing to mention the efforts already underway by some of the nation's most liberal-minded groups, allied with billionaire financier George Soros, to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to try to defeat President Bush and other Republicans in 2004.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Blaming the fast food restaurant industry for what some say is an "obesity epidemic" in America is "absurd," according to one expert involved in debate on the subject Tuesday."Except in a few instances, the main reason that people are fat is that they either eat too much or exercise too little or some combination. Now whose fault is that?" asked James Glassman, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.The debate focused on what role government should or should not play in helping Americans, especially children, avoid becoming obese.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Bastille Day, the day marking French independence, was also the day for opponents of the Bush administration to praise the French for their opposition to the war in Iraq.Internet activists from Democrats.com actually began their celebration Sunday, a day early, by conducting events in three cities to applaud the French resistance to U.S. foreign policy.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Consumer privacy advocates plan to skywrite most of Citigroup CEO Charles Prince's Social Security number Tuesday above its corporate headquarters in New York City. Activists say the action, planned for 11 a.m. Eastern Time, will be to protest Citigroup's lobbying on behalf of a new bill that would loosen consumer credit privacy regulations.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With FBI warnings swirling over a potential new al Qaeda attack on U.S. soil, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge Tuesday fended off Democratic allegations in the House of Representatives that the country was "barely" safer since the creation of the Homeland Security Department.Speaking on whether "Americans were safer since Sept. 11," Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) told Ridge during a House Select Committee on Homeland Security hearing that her assessment was: "barely."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to restrict the use of identification cards by illegal aliens from Mexico, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announced a bill to crack down on the commercial smuggling of aliens across American borders."We have to do everything we can to stop the deaths from reckless commercial alien smuggling operations," Lee said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. "We cannot tolerate any more incidents such as the one several months ago at Victoria, Texas, which resulted in 17 deaths."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Democratic National Committee television ad that uses a video clip of former President George H. W. Bush to attack Bush's son, the current president, is a case of the Democratic Party "picking and choosing its facts" as it pursues a strategy of "scandal-mongering," a GOP spokesperson said Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Immigrants in Texas say they are being denied employment, education and the ability to travel abroad by the Department of Homeland Security.The immigrants insist that although they have obtained legal permanent resident (LPR) status in Immigration Court, they have been unable to prove their status during job and school applications because of the DHS's delay in providing them with the appropriate paperwork.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Demographic experts in California point to skyrocketing housing costs and overpopulated urban centers as the potential reasons for an unprecedented spike in the number of residents departing for other states. California's overall population, given the influx of foreigners, isn't declining. It's just that more people already in the state are deciding they would rather live elsewhere in the U.S.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new poll shows that promoting peace in the Middle East is more difficult than even U.S. leaders may have originally anticipated with the war in Iraq having further polarized the views of Israeli Jews and the Palestinians.The survey finds that 95 percent of the Jews in Israel supported the U.S.-led war on Iraq, while 74 percent of Palestinians supported ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Six years of lawsuits and court orders will soon mean that the U.S. Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service runs out of money to designate habitats for endangered species, according to Craig Manson, assistant secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When both school teachers and even a local school superintendent cannot pass legally required English fluency tests, as was the case in Massachusetts recently, taxpayers and students end up the losers, critics told CNSNews.com Thursday."It's obviously a ridiculous situation. Here's the guy in charge of education (in Lawrence, Mass.), and he can't even pass an English literacy test," James Lubinskas, communications director for U.S. English, Inc., a group dedicated to making English the official U.S. language, said.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - American Atheists in Maryland said Friday they want the state to start removing roadside memorials; crosses, flowers and sometimes teddy bears that people leave next to highways where a loved one or family member has died in an automobile accident. The practice is repeated all over the country.While there are currently no petition drives or other widespread grassroots activities, Maryland atheists say they want state officials to be more proactive in the matter.