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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Politically active Christians who see Republican Mitt Romney as a potential champion for social conservatism in the 2008 presidential race should worry more about his consistency on key issues than about his Mormon religion, a Christian legal scholar said.Romney, just finishing one term as governor of Massachusetts, filed papers Wednesday to set up an exploratory committee for an expected White House bid. He has been reaching out to social conservatives, touting his opposition to same-sex "marriage," abortion and judicial activism.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Virginia Beach (CNSNews.com) - Americans who embrace self-sacrifice over self-absorption in the form of committed marriages help to set America apart from Europe, former Massachusetts governor turned Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday during a commencement address at Regent University in Virginia Beach.
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
(Editor's note: During her "first 100 hours" as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has identified seven key agenda items, among them enacting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.)(CNSNews.com) - Campaign promises relating to congressional oversight of intelligence operations are likely to fall short of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations because key Democratic leaders have divergent agendas, according to a political scientist.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Illegal aliens and foreign-born U.S. citizens accused of plotting to attack a military base in New Jersey may be part of a larger network, according to a counter-terrorism expert and members of Congress, who are also pushing for an enforcement-first approach to immigration.Although law enforcement officials have described the suspects as "homegrown terrorists" not linked to al Qaeda, Richard Miniter, an adjunct fellow with the Hudson Institute, believes this view is mistaken.
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) - Barack Obama, meet Franklin Roosevelt. This is the recommendation of John Berlau, author of "Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your Health!" and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who spoke Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation.At a dedication ceremony for what is now called the Hoover Dam, held in the late 1930s, Berlau recounted, Roosevelt had celebrated human creativity in a way that would greatly antagonize contemporary advocates of environmental causes.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Many independent voters and anti-establishment Democrats seeking relief from corruption, rising property taxes and entrenched "party bosses" are lining up behind Republican Tom Kean Jr., in New Jersey where the Senate race is closer than anticipated. The Democratic incumbent -- Sen. Robert Menendez -- was the favorite for many months, in part because the last time New Jersey had a Republican U.S. senator was in 1978. GOP Sen. Clifford Case lost his party's primary that year and New Jersey Republicans have been frozen out of the U.S. Senate ever since.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If Republican challenger Tom Kean Jr. pulls off an upset victory against incumbent Sen. Robert Menendez in New Jersey next month, New Jersey will gain an advocate for tighter border security.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Mexico's government has been complicit in exacerbating illegal migration into the United States, said U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who favors a "border security first" approach to immigration reform in contrast to his opponent in the Nov. 7 election. Santorum told Cybercast News Service that "the Mexican government has been completely irresponsible on the question of illegal immigration." Moreover, he believes Mexican officials are complicit in encouraging illegal entry in the U.S. along the southern border.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey has been shortchanged on homeland security assistance from the federal government because its incumbent U.S. Senators "gave up" and yielded to a flawed funding formula, according to Republican state Sen. Tom Kean Jr.A risk-based funding formula that accounts for the unique vulnerabilities of states like New Jersey would produce a sufficient level of financial assistance said Kean, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) in this year's election.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1980, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of U.S. policy, according to documents made available through a KGB defector.Details concerning Kennedy's correspondence with KGB agents are included in the writings of the late Vasiliy Mitrokhin who defected to Britain in 1992. The Mitrokhin papers highlight a meeting that took place at the behest of Kennedy between former Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) and KGB agents in Moscow on March 5, 1980.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Heading towards the final straight of a tough campaign Monday, Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) touted his national security credentials, his support for a state constitutional marriage amendment, and his 20-year record of public service.At a campaign appearance at a metro station in northern Virginia Monday morning, Allen was greeted by enthusiastic supporters and some vocal opponents, including anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A court ruling that may lead to same-sex marriage -- or civil unions -- in New Jersey further highlights the importance of passing the marriage protection amendment in Virginia, Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) says.In the final days of his difficult campaign, Allen also emphasized the need for judges who operate with restraint and with respect for the "will of the people."
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
Richmond (CNSNews.com) - A recount is expected in Virginia, where Democratic challenger Jim Webb holds a lead of about 7,800 votes over incumbent Sen. George Allen, the Republican who -- just months ago -- was thought to hold a safe seat. The outcome of the very close U.S. Senate races in Virginia and Montana will determine which party controls that chamber.Webb claimed victory Tuesday night, but Republican officials weren't conceding anything. They said Allen was positioned to reclaim the lead.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
Richmond, Va. (CNSNews.com) - Pointing to an earlier vote recount in Virginia, former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie expressed optimism Wednesday that the situation could change for Sen. George Allen, currently trailing Democrat Jim Webb by a slim margin.Speaking at Allen's campaign headquarters here, campaign advisor Gillespie said the difference between the candidates stood at 7,146 votes, or three-tenths of one percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Citing a "deep respect for the people of Virginia" and a desire to pursue a "purpose driven life," Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) Thursday conceded defeat to challenger Jim Webb, effectively handing control of the Senate to the Democrats. While acknowledging he had the legal right to call for a recount in light of the tight outcome of the Senate contest, Allen told supporters in Alexandria, Va., he preferred to avoid legal entanglements.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite recent setbacks in statewide elections -- including the loss of what proved to be a nationally decisive Senate seat -- Virginia remains "a Republican leaning state" in the view of Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia."Politics is all about cycles, and each party has its day in the sun," he told Cybercast News Service.Sabato believes the Virginia governor's race in 2009 will be the next key barometer.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Plagued by a corruption probe, Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson faces a run-off election Saturday and is unlikely to gain the endorsement of U.S. House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, an aide to Pelosi told Cybercast News Service.Jefferson will be opposed by another Democrat - State Rep. Karen Carter - in the run-off.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Policy recommendations by the Iraq Study Group (ISG) are driven by a desire to appease rather than confront Islamic extremists and rogue regimes in the 21st Century, a senior Israeli politician said Thursday.Uzi Landau, a member of the opposition Likud Party, said he saw a parallel between the bilateral panel's report and Western powers' failed attempt to placate Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.