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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Political watchdogs say Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry's campaign website contest - where donors contributing a minimum of $25 are entered for a chance to win a day campaigning with the candidate - is really an effort at playing catch-up with web-savvy former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, another 2004 candidate."Dean has done a better job than any other major candidate since the dawn of the Internet," Larry Sabato, University of Virginia political science professor, told CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the nation's most beautiful seaside resorts is the site of a battle over a wind power project that has drawn opposition from famous liberals like Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite. They oppose the project even though it espouses one of their favorite goals - renewable energy alternatives.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - No one in the United States has been quarantined for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), nor is there any plan to do so at this time, experts testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Monday.President Bush signed an executive order on Friday adding SARS, the Asian super-virus, to the list of quarantinable diseases under the Public Health Service Act.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Clarifies 2nd, 5th and 10th paragraphs)(CNSNews.com) - Only two years removed from the worst terrorist attacks in American history, federal efforts to link immigration enforcement with national security are being thwarted by state and local authorities, according to a report released Tuesday by an immigration think tank.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. officials have dismissed as "ludicrous" allegations from Cuba that 75 dissidents jailed in the communist country this week were "mercenaries" funded by the U.S. government to undermine Fidel Castro's regime. Those jailed in Cuba's recent crackdown on "dissidents" included opposition movement activists and independent journalists.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal appellate court is being asked to assemble a panel of judges to help sort out a longstanding political controversy in Texas that has resulted in state Senate Democrats fleeing to New Mexico in protest of a Republican plan to redraw congressional boundaries.U.S. District Court Judge George Kazan said Wednesday he will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, La., to assemble a three-judge panel to hear arguments in the lawsuit filed by Democrats challenging a parliamentary maneuver by Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Libertarians still critical of the USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act find a further erosion of civil liberties in a leaked Justice Department memorandum outlining a second PATRIOT Act that is expected to be submitted to Congress in the coming months.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A day after blasting industrialized economies for allegedly wreaking environmental and financial woe on third world countries, Venezuela's leftist dictator received a verbal pummeling of his own Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - White powdery or granular material found by mail sorters has prompted several bio-terrorism scares in four states and London since January. Local businesses have also been hurt by the scares.In one case, a Boston flower shop was partially shut down for half of Valentine's Day.The culprit in all those cases was not anthrax, as some feared -- but an anti-war protest campaign called Rice for Peace.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American Policy Center is out with a list of the U.S. House members the group considers "Defenders of Sovereignty." But there are only 46 members on the list, implying that everyone else in the 435-member body falls short.In fact, the APC has listed 134 members as "Enemies of Sovereignty," based on their votes on five bills during the 107th Congress "that sought to protect national sovereignty - the right of the United States to defend its independent status among nations."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The public support exists, but the political and bureaucratic will is missing to enforce America's immigration laws, a panel of experts concluded Friday at a seminar in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Would the United States be better off under a one-world government controlled by the United Nations, or is now the time for America to withdraw from the U.N. and reassert its sovereign authority? That is the question explored in a new video premiering this week by the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program (CLP).Independence or World Government, the latest CLP project, was shipped to 253 campus leadership groups in 42 states to help provide conservative students with a balanced view of the U.N. and its global initiatives.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fiscal conservatives and key congressional budget staffers Monday criticized a Washington think tank's assertion that the homeland security budget for local officials responding to terrorist attacks was under-funded by nearly $100 billion.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Second Amendment supporters Monday praised the report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which indicated that there is no conclusive proof gun control laws are effective in reducing gun violence.According to Joe Waldron, executive director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), gun control advocates for years have been relying on the CDC's "earlier biased research" during the Clinton administration.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A collection of pro-Catholic and cultural conservative groups are complaining about the speakers who have been invited to Saturday's commencement ceremony at Los Angeles' all-female Mt. Saint Mary's College. A protest is planned for the appearance of U.S. Reps. Loretta and Linda Sanchez, sisters and ardent abortion rights defenders.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Focusing on what happened, how it happened and making sure everyone's prepared if it happens again, America's 9/11 commission Tuesday released its first progress report in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attacks in the nation's history.The panel, officially known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, was created late last year by Congress and President Bush and assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The current U.S. immigration system cannot differentiate between a terrorist and a tourist. That's the message from the father of a Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack victim in a new ad campaign seeking an across-the-board immigration time out until a more secure system can be implemented.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The drafters of the U.S. Constitution would be "nauseated" by the "shock and awe" strategy used by the American military in the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to former U.S. Attorney General and current anti-war activist Ramsey Clark.Clark, who directs International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), spoke to journalists and others at the National Press Club in Washington Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite scathing criticism from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, several legal experts said they support the high court's reliance on foreign legal precedent in some of its recent opinions."I think you're seeing a trend here," Alfred Carlton, American Bar Association president, said. "The concept of fundamental law knows no national boundaries. It's the fundamental law of humanity...all constitutions and all codes purport to have as an antecedent to the fundamental law."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Michigan pro-life activists hope their allies in the state legislature will try to override Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm's veto of a bill that would have legally defined when a person is born. The veto disturbed pro-life advocates, who see the bill as a more effective tool than the federal legislation aimed at banning partial birth abortion.Twice in the past, the Republican-led Michigan Legislature joined with Republican Gov. John Engler in banning partial birth abortions, but in each case, a state court declared the law unconstitutional.