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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, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. combat casualties in Iraq have declined by almost 64 percent from where there were in the same 28-day period of February last year, according to a Cybercast News Service analysis of U.S. Defense Department figures. The Pentagon reported 25 combat casualties in the current month so far, compared with 69 in the same period last year. The February casualty figure is up slightly from what was reported in November and December of last year, but it remains in line with an overall decline that first became evident last fall.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Natural forces, not human activity, are primarily responsible for any global warming taking place, prominent atmospheric and space physicist Fred Singer declared Monday at the Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in New York City. What's more, the preponderance of scientific evidence about natural forces causing global warming is so great that the issue is settled, Singer said.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series of articles based on an extensive database on Operation Iraqi Freedom compiled by Cybercast News Service .) (CNSNews.com) - Americans from communities all across the nation, from the North, South, West and Midwest, from the largest cities on the coasts and smallest towns in the heartland, have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to a Cybercast News Service analysis of Defense Department data.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(Editor's note: This is the second in an occasional series of articles based on an extensive database on Operation Iraqi Freedom compiled by Cybercast News Service.) (CNSNews.com) - Residents of all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia were among the more than 3,900 Americans who gave their lives in the service of their country in the first five years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to a Cybercast News Service analysis of Defense Department data.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The average age for U.S. casualties in the first five years of Operation Iraqi Freedom was higher than the average age for U.S. casualties in the Vietnam War, according to a comparison of Defense Department data on Iraq and National Archives records on Vietnam.Some experts attribute this to the fact that the military serving in Iraq is an all-volunteer force. In Vietnam, most troops were also volunteers; 25 percent, however, were draftees, according to the National Archives.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. causalities in Iraq's once-volatile Anbar Province have dropped in recent months to the lowest levels since the U.S. invasion in March 2003, a fact some analysts attribute to the success of the 2004 Battle of Fallujah and the more recent "surge" strategy that increased U.S. troops in the province.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Deploying more U.S. troops in Iraq has resulted in a dramatic decline in the number of U.S. troops being killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in that country.IED-caused casualties have dropped 89 percent since the surge went full force last June, according to a Cybercast News Service database of Iraq casualties. IED-caused casualties spiked in the early part of last year as the surge began. In January 2007, the U.S. started deploying an additional 30,000 troops to the country. The surge in forces was completed in mid-June.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Changes the number of non-combat incidents.) (CNSNews.com) - More American servicewomen have been killed serving in Iraq than were killed serving in either Operation Desert Storm or in the Vietnam War, according to a Cybercast News Service database.So far, 97 American women, including seven single mothers, have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The average age of these female casualties is 27.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Part I. (CNSNews.com) - New Jersey health officials are not inspecting abortion clinics in that state regularly, apparently because they don't have the resources or the manpower. In one case, an abortion facility was not inspected for five years, and when inspectors finally visited, they found numerous, often morbid, violations, which led to the clinic losing its license and shutting down.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Americans would rally to President Bush when it comes to government surveillance authority if the issue were explained properly in terms of national security, Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, said in an interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Unfortunately, a series of "unhelpful court decisions" has "complicated and muddied" the issue to the detriment of the administration, Gaffney told Cybercast News Service at the conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An expanded mandatory minimum sentence for sexual offenders and additional protections for property rights are among the mix of legislative priorities Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has pursued, in what he says is an effort to enhance public safety and advance economic freedom.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Box cutters, ice picks, knives, meat cleavers, brass knuckles and explosive devices are among the lethal weapons undercover government agents manage to smuggle past airport security, according to aviation security experts. They say the serious security gaps underline the need to arm more airline pilots - and quickly.Despite extensive security measures put in place since 9/11, the experts note, the agents succeed in getting the dangerous items past airport security staff nine times out of ten.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony Thursday that largely argues against the U.S. signing on to the United Nations' Law of the Sea Treaty.Last week's testimony was largely pro-treaty, but Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), ranking minority member of the committee, said then that conspiracy theories about the U.N., international lawyers, and U.S. sovereignty have hampered congressional progress on the issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Gun-toting members of the Mexican military are crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect sophisticated smuggling operations, according to Texas sheriffs and lawmakers.Some of the Mexican infiltrators are suspected to have been trained by the U.S. military.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Litigation threats against vigilant citizens who report suspicious activity could impede intelligence-gathering efforts and empower terrorists, counter-terrorism experts and security officials warn.Exhibit A: A lawsuit filed against unnamed "John Doe" defendants who expressed alarm over the allegedly suspicious behavior of six Muslim imams on a U.S. Airways plane last November. The clerics were removed from the plane before the Minneapolis to Phoenix flight departed, as a result of multiple reports from concerned fellow passengers.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Europe is using international means, such as the Law of Sea Treaty, to impose a "better safe than sorry" regulatory model for the environment that jeopardizes America's free enterprise system, according to international business attorney and pro-U.S. sovereignty activist Lawrence Cogan.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 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.