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July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Most Iraqis support the U.S. troop presence in Iraq and think a rapid withdrawal would lead to "chaos and anarchy," said Adnan Pachachi, a member of the National Assembly of Iraq and a former president of Iraq's Governing Council (IGC), on Friday. He also said that the best policy now lies somewhere between the strategies outlined by Sen. John McCain (r-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal activist groups MoveOn.org, USAction, Americans United for Change, VoteVets, and the Service Employees International Union, along with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife, joined forces Monday to announce a $20-million public awareness and lobbying campaign to promote a perceived link between the war in Iraq and a weakening U.S. economy.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - A recent Congressional Budget Office report says a cap on carbon emissions would cause an increase in gas prices that disproportionately impacts the poor, but Senate backers of the Climate Security Act of 2008 -- which caps U.S. carbon emissions -- told Cybercast News Service that it would not significantly raise gas prices.President George W. Bush and Senate conservatives disagree. They argue that the bill would cause a major hike in gas prices.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Poor rural communities along the border are paying a steep price for illegal immigration, according to a study released Wednesday done on behalf of the United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition by the University of Arizona and San Diego State University. Some of this cost is driven by the need for increased law enforcement.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Members of Congress interviewed by Cybercast News Service on Thursday were split on what to do about huge amounts of oil within U.S. territory that remains untapped because of U.S. laws and regulations. A report released by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last month estimates there are 139 billion barrels of untapped, recoverable oil onshore and offshore in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The next world war may be fought in outer space, according to experts at a panel discussion sponsored by the Independent Institute, a libertarian group, which held the event to discuss "The New International Arms Race in Space - And How to Avoid It." But one expert on the panel strongly disagreed, claiming that the age of global conflict, be it in outer space or here on Earth, has passed.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Iran's support of Iraqi insurgents and the nuclear threat Iran poses to Israel warrants a U.S. military strike, argued former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.).But experts from the libertarian Cato Institute and the conservative Heritage Foundation urged a go-slow approach.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Protesters challenged the credibility of veterans opposed to the Iraq war who gave testimony last week about human rights violations they allegedly witnessed in Iraq. The anti-war soldiers were speaking at the Veterans Against the Iraq War Winter Soldier Conference, held at the National Labor College in Washington, D.C., an event heavily guarded by police and security personnel.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Progress in Iraq has been so substantial that by the end of this year, the U.S. may be able withdraw forces from Iraq to support its troops in Afghanistan, where violence has been rising, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters Monday."I am hopeful that if the turnaround in Iraq continues as it has in recent months, then we will be able to create some additional force [in Afghanistan] at the same time that we are growing the Army and the Marine Corps," he said at a Pentagon news briefing.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Global warming is one of the greatest threats to U.S. national security and the world, according to a panel of well-known environmentalists who spoke Tuesday at the self-described "progressive" Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - HIV/AIDS infections among young homosexual men have been on a rapid rise since 2001, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday (June 26). Meanwhile, infections among the broader homosexual community have gone up at a negligible rate and middle-aged homosexuals have experienced a slight decline in infections.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - At a 1,000-plus person anti- war protest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, an activist for the liberal feminist anti-war group Code Pink told Cybercast News Service that one of the reasons for its participation in the protest was to tell Americans that the media and especially The Washington Post are "in bed" with the Bush administration."It's time to wake up. Get out of bed. Smell the coffee," chanted several Code Pink members as they manned a protest booth in McPherson Square near the White House.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the organizers of this week's anti-war protests in Washington, D.C., is pleading with House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D.-Mich.) to make good on his repeated threats to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush.David Swanson, who runs After Downing Street, a coalition that includes hundreds of prominent liberal activist groups, including Veterans Against the Iraq War and Code Pink, prompted cheers on Tuesday when he called for Bush's impeachment at a rally in front of the White House. About 70 people attended the rally.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Radical Muslims engaged in holy war -- jihadis -- are waging a worldwide campaign to advance their goals, particularly in moderate Arab states, in Russia, and in the liberal democracies of the West, according to Walid Phares, author of "The Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - A number of House Democrats said on Thursday they were pleased that leading Republican presidential candidates conceded in a debate on Wednesday that man was contributing to global warming and that a government response to the problem was needed.By contrast, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) -- ranking member of the Senate Environment Committee, who is a leading critic of global-warming theory -- expressed dismay that so many of the Republican candidates took the position they did.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Republican congressional leaders are insisting that talks on extending President Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax cuts be included in deliberations on an economic stimulus package. The Bush tax cuts are now set to expire in 2010. The combined cuts were projected to save taxpayers $1.7 trillion over ten years.Congressional leaders say a tax stimulus package is hastily being constructed in response to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which showed an economy moving towards recession.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - When President Bush last week exempted the U.S. Navy from the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) so Navy sonar technicians could be trained off the California coast to detect quiet submarines, two Democratic members of Congress from California took exception.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told reporters that domestic stimulus spending should equal or exceed the monthly cost of the war in Iraq. "We are haggling over $150 billion to move this great machine of the American economy forward while we continue to fund the war with little or no comment," he said. "We should have a stimulus package in America at least as large as what we are putting into Iraq on a monthly basis."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Calling it "irresponsible," "misguided," and "unaffordable," critics from the right and the left assailed the 2009 budget President Bush submitted to Congress Monday. In a press conference, the president touted his proposal as a "good solid budget that keeps our economy going." It calls for $3.1 trillion in federal spending and projects an annual deficit of about $400 billion, up from the $163 billion deficit projected in the fiscal 2008 proposal.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - In response to a letter by the city council of Berkeley, Calif., telling Marine Corps recruiters they are not welcome in the city, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Cybercast News Service he was "disappointed" in Berkeley and that the Marines are welcome anywhere in America. And Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he is demanding an apology from the city council.