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July 8, 2008, 6:47 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. casualties caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) throughout Baghdad Province have fallen off significantly in the past three months compared with the year-earlier period, according to a Cybercast News Service analysis.   IED-related casualties in Baghdad began to trend upward in March 2007, at a time when additional U.S. troops were being deployed. However, the analysis also shows a significant drop in IED-induced casualties that initially started last summer.  
July 7, 2008, 8:33 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is elected president, he might find it difficult to move a conservative Supreme Court nominee through the U.S. Senate, according to columnist Robert Novak. Novak was speaking in response to a question from Cybercast News Service at conservative event in Trenton, N.J., last Friday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A congressional panel will Tuesday try to establish whether the Mexican government played a role in the prosecution of two former Border Patrol agents serving lengthy prison terms for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Free market advocates in search of a champion who will take a firm stand against draconian global warming laws might have one in former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), who announced his run for the presidency Wednesday on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno."This vote of confidence comes from a Senate colleague, James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who believes the weight of scientific evidence has shifted decisively against the notion of human-induced global warming in recent years.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Libertarians who favor limited government and restraint of federal power were a vital component of President Ronald Reagan's political coalition, but they struggle to find a home in today's Republican Party, according to the author of a new book on the nation's 40th president.Reagan, who was born 96 years ago on Tuesday, died in 2004.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey = Corruption. That is the conclusion when reading news stories about the latest round of criminal charges involving public officials in the Garden State, according to political scientists and media analysts. However, the political scandals that continue to beset New Jersey have not translated into negative press coverage for the Democratic Party, which has been disproportionately affected by the corruption charges and arrests.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawmakers who claim to support the war on terror but oppose the troop "surge" in Baghdad must come to terms with the "inconvenient truth" that America's enemies are using Iraq as the "primary front" in their campaign, Vice President Richard Cheney said Thursday nightAn enemy victory in Iraq would result in greater violence and instability throughout the region, Cheney told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday evening.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Congressional Democrats who respond to pressure from far-left groups such as Moveon.org are attempting to debunk statistics that point to military progress in Iraq, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, said during a conference call Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy would have a potentially lethal enemy in a President Mitt Romney. The former Republican governor of Massachusetts told political activists gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), "I can't wait to get my hands on Washington," where as president he would "fight to repeal McCain-Feingold." The pledge to shoot down the campaign finance reform legislation earned Romney a standing ovation from the conservative audience.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An international treaty that President Reagan vetoed in the early 1980s is being re-visited in the Senate this week where State Department and Defense Department officials are expected to push for its ratification. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was designed to establish rules governing military and commercial use of the world's oceans. The rights and responsibilities of each nation are outlined in the treaty text. To date, over 150 countries have signed on to the Law of the Sea.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore would like conservatives who are shopping for an alternative to the leading contenders for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination to know that he is no "Johnny come lately," whether the issue is fighting terrorism, securing tax cuts, preserving gun rights, or promoting the right to life.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Former Sen. George Allen talks to Cybercast News Service. (CNSNews.com) - Alarmism over global warming, if properly channeled, can help spur innovation, sharpen U.S. competitiveness, and re-adjust energy policy in sensible ways, former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) told Cybercast News Service in an interview. Looking ahead, Allen envisions nanotechnology, advanced nuclear technology, clean coal, and natural gas incorporated into a new energy strategy that advances U.S. energy independence and allays environmental concerns.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The unexpectedly large fundraising total raised by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the first quarter of 2007 had less to do with a "Mormon network" than with the former Massachusetts governor's business acumen and strong ties with the financial community nationwide, according to political analysts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Left-wing secularists who oppose religion in the public square may be dismayed to learn that their values apparently conflict with those of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), according to the author of a new book on the former first lady's religious beliefs.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Americans are facing a new revolution that could transform obsolete, inefficient government bureaucracies into dynamic new entities to confront the challenges of the 21st Century, in the view of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.For the revolution to take hold, however, the efficiency, speed, quality, transparency and choice now characterizing U.S. productive society need to "migrate" to lethargic government agencies, Gingrich told college students at George Washington University Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The character assassination of judicial nominees who don't fit the ideological mold of the political class in Washington, D.C., could end if enough Americans expressed their opposition to such personal attacks, said former Sen. John Danforth in an exclusive interview with Cybercast News Service.Danforth, a Republican from Missouri, has been a long-time friend and mentor of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and it was Danforth who helped Thomas make it through his difficult Senate confirmation hearings in 1991.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Social conservatives are indicating support for the 2008 presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani in early polls, despite ideological differences with the former New York City mayor on such charged topics as abortion, gun control and homosexual rights.The latest USA Today/Gallup poll shows Giuliani holding a 10-point lead over his nearest Republican primary rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) - who this week plans to formally announce that he is running for president.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratization efforts are experiencing success "in the shadows" that are not widely appreciated as a result of the attention and focus on Iraq, former presidential advisor Karl Rove said during a debate Friday at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Rove expressed confidence in the future of Iraq and urged audience members to be mindful of recent international trends that suggest the United States has positioned itself on the right side of history.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican primary voters unimpressed with the leading contenders in the 2008 presidential primary race must "maintain an open mind" if they do not want Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) or Sen. Barack Obama(D-Ill.) to fill upcoming vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to evangelical leaders and conservative Catholics.Many influential conservatives are attaching special value to electability at a time when Democrats are wielding control of Congress and are determined to win back the White House too.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that the troop surge, which began in June, has had a significant impact on the situation in Iraq and noted that he had always been critical of the Bush administration for deploying an insufficient number of troops in previous years. "Stability and a decrease in violence, they've done that - God bless them. I'm not surprised that they did," Hoyer told Cybercast News Service in response to a question about steadily declining U.S. casualty rates in Iraq.