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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Christian conservatives considering the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney in early primary states will arrive at a defining moment this Thursday when the candidate discusses his Mormon faith in a major speech. This assessment comes from Rev. Lou Sheldon and other Christian leaders who do not see Romney's religious beliefs as a major impediment to his attaining the Republican presidential nomination.
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) - An unpopular president and an unpopular war are among the factors behind the "crisis" gripping the conservative movement, but they do not fully account for recent political setbacks, Robert Novak, a veteran Washington, D.C., journalist and long-time conservative commentator, told conservative students Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - All 50 American states are now protected against a limited ballistic missile attack involving one or two missiles launched out of North Korea, according to the Defense Department.The Defense Department reached that conclusion after conducting tests based on a North Korean missile-launch scenario.Missile attacks from other locations -- such as China, Russia, and Iran -- cannot necessarily be stopped, yet.
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) - Contrary to some pundits, Americans are not "addicted to oil" but are instead addicted to freedom - freedom of movement especially, former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) told a large crowd of college conservatives last week.Where others would seek to impose "Carter era" restrictions on energy supplies, Allen, a conservative, said he would strive to unleash American ingenuity and creativity to better use the nation's substantial natural resources.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ron Paul of Texas championed small government libertarianism at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Thursday.Paul claims to be the only conservative remaining in the race for the Republican presidential nomination."We are in a bind. We are in a fix. We spend too much everywhere. We spend too much overseas, we spend too much domestically. The only answer is to be true conservatives," he told conservative activists.
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
(1st Add: Includes text of the initiative)(CNSNews.com) - A politically ambitious Democratic attorney general in Missouri is working with other government officials to distort ballot language targeting racial preferences in an attempt to affect the result, according to the activist behind the initiative.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ronald Reagan's historical contribution to the cause of human freedom is now widely heralded by historians and academic figures across the political spectrum, according to scholars who recently gathered for a symposium on Reagan at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.The academics noted that Reagan is now generally given credit for engineering the collapse of the Soviet empire and for re-energizing the U.S. economy.
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) - To help win over skeptical conservatives, Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani should support state ballot initiatives against racial and sexual discrimination, says a prominent civil rights activist.The "Super Tuesday for Equal Rights" campaign is the brainchild of Ward Connerly, a former University of California regent and now chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI).
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. combat casualties in Iraq during the first 28 days of March are down almost 60 percent from where they were in the same 28-day period of 2007, and those casualties also have declined from where they stood in January, according to a Cybercast News Service analysis of U.S. Defense Department data. Moreover, the number of combat deaths connected with the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) also has experienced a significant reduction, the analysis shows.
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush and Vice President Cheney committed impeachable offenses by "adopting the tactics of the enemy" in response to 9/11, according to the two authors of a new book critical of the administration.While previous presidents have sometimes overstepped their authority, the overreaching of the Bush administration is largely unprecedented, because top officials have sought to permanently expand power, Frederick Schwarz Jr. and his colleague Aziz Huq argue in their new book, "Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror."
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.