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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) - American citizens who are victimized or injured as a result of crimes committed by illegal aliens should be able to seek restitution from those immigrants' home countries, according to Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).There is, he said, a continued "lack of interior enforcement" against criminal aliens, which jeopardizes American citizens along the southwestern border and throughout the nation.Criminal aliens are defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as illegal immigrants who commit crimes over and above their immigration violations.
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
(Editor's note: Corrects reference to Carnegie Corporation in final paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - At a time when the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is censuring free market organizations for accepting donations from ExxonMobil, critics have turned the spotlight back onto the UCS, its left-wing positions, and its own funding practices.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With more events planned this week to mark President Ronald Reagan's 1987 challenge for the Soviet Union to dismantle an iconic symbol of the Cold War, a Cybercast News Service investigation shows that Reagan's own State Department tried to prevent his famous "tear down this wall" speech. Among other criticisms, State Department bureaucrats found Reagan's speech "naive."
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) - America is at risk of becoming "the France of the 21st Century" unless policymakers curtail burdensome government policies and extravagant entitlement spending that work against the creative energies of free people, said former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.Romney, who recently formed a presidential exploratory committee, delivered his remarks on Saturday at the National Review Conservative Summit, a gathering of conservative activists, lawmakers and pundits in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
{Correction: Fixes date of Reagan speech)(CNSNews.com) - While Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" challenge to the Soviets 20 years ago is now widely heralded, the Berlin speech was but one of many such declarations the former president issued during his political career, according to a political science professor.The June 1987 Brandenburg Gate speech was neither the first, nor even the most dramatic "wall call" Reagan had issued, Paul Kengor of Grove City College said Wednesday in a lecture hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
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) - Conservatives stand a strong chance of securing at least one more seat on the U.S. Supreme Court before President Bush leaves office, according to one conservative court-watcher.Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, didn't say who might be the next justice to leave, but speculation has recently swirled around Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, a Gerald Ford appointee, who will turn 87 in April.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Secure the border! Halt runaway federal spending! And don't stop there!Give individuals, not government bureaucrats, control over healthcare, and trust in the American people to make their own financial decisions, free of federal interference. That's the message Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) says he hears when he leaves Washington and mixes with constituents back home. It also comprised the central theme of his wide-ranging presentation Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Political interference in the scientific process involving global warming was widely acknowledged on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but accusations flew in more than one direction about where the blame lies.Witnesses, including a top Union of Concerned Scientists representative, told a congressional panel that Bush administration officials who oppose mandatory caps on "greenhouse gas" emissions have suppressed and manipulated scientific data pointing to a strong link between human activity and climate change.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When his contribution to public life is weighed, conservative columnist Robert Novak says he expects to be remembered for columns on weighty matters stretching back across five decades -- and not for "The Plame Affair."Over time, Novak said in an interview, he expects the controversy surrounding a July 2003 column he wrote about former U.S. diplomat Joe Wilson in which he identified Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative, to wane.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A difficult Supreme Court nomination process, which started in 1810, was further complicated when a second court seat became vacant the following year under President James Madison, Chief Justice John Roberts said in a speech to the conservative Federalist Society on Friday in Washington, D.C. That difficulty and its resolution have relevance in today's often partisan judicial nominations, according to legal experts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Virginia Beach (CNSNews.com) - "Anything is possible" in the 2008 presidential race because a new cycle in American politics appears to be taking hold, journalist Michael Barone told a symposium at Regent University here.Both parties could wind up with nominees who differ with the party base on various issues, he told the audience of mostly Christian conservative students, faculty members and activists.
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) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican presidential candidate, told the conservative Federalist Society on Friday that he shared its belief in an "originalist" interpretation of the Constitution. Noting his views on gun control and abortion, however, some in attendance took issue with Giuliani's claim.
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.