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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) - 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) - 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, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A petition objecting to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as the University of Georgia Law School commencement speaker this month claims Thomas is "unworthy" because of his opinion in the court's December 2000 decision that ended the recount of Florida's votes in the last presidential election.UGA law professor Donald Wilkes said 11 faculty members and 50 students have signed the petition objecting to Thomas and the "stealthy" selection method for choosing a commencement speaker.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saturday's appearance of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at a Florida summit focusing on the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba will draw protests from U.S. House members as well as anti-Castro Cuban-Americans.Gorbachev is slated to meet with U.S. government officials at the Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., to discuss the possible lifting of the 40-year-old embargo, originally put in place by the administration of President John F. Kennedy not long after Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba and at the height of the Cold War with the Soviets.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft Thursday denied Democratic lawmakers' allegations that the Justice Department violated terms of the USA PATRIOT Act when it detained illegal aliens in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.Citing a June 2 report by the U.S. Inspector General that found "significant problems" with the way the department held the illegal aliens on immigration charges, several Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee zeroed in on the attorney general.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - California may evolve into an "apartheid state" unless major changes are made in immigration policy, a panel of immigration experts warned Tuesday.The problems are fueled primarily by illegal immigration to California, resulting in a growing segment of the population that pays a disproportionately low percentage in taxes; uses a similarly disproportionate amount of welfare services; and increasingly lives in virtually segregated communities while working in more affluent areas of the state, the panelists said.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Immigration reform activists and at least one lawmaker have blasted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for saying a raid last week on the Wal-Mart retail chain that resulted in arrests of more than 300 illegal alien workers was tantamount to terrorism.Speaking in Mexico City on Friday after border security talks with Presidente Vincente Fox, Pelosi said the action taken by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents amounted to "terrorizing raids."