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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.
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
(CNSNews.com) - The antipathy that congressional Democrats have today toward President George W. Bush is reminiscent of their distrust of President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War, a political science professor says."We see some of the same sentiments today, in that some Democrats see the Republican president as being a threat and the true obstacle to peace, instead of seeing our enemies as the true danger," said Paul Kengor, a political science professor at Grove City College and the author of new book, "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vietnam-era lies about American soldiers are back with a vengeance, according to former prisoners of war who addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Illegal aliens have been found working at military bases, refineries, airports and even a nuclear power station in the past few years, and their use of fictitious identification papers continues to bedevil even employers who try to operate legally, federal agents say.Those apprehended were generally found to bear no ill intent, according to Special Agent Robert Weber of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Tampa, Florida.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Combat-related casualties for U.S. military personnel in Iraq have been reduced by half in the first 28 days of November compared to the same timeframe for last year, a Cybercast News Service analysis of Pentagon reports shows. There have been 24 combat-related deaths in Iraq reported in the current month thus far in comparison with the 48 combat-related deaths reported in the first 28 days of November last year. This reflects a 50 percent drop.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A "grand gesture" on the part of the U.S. could break an impasse at the United Nations where member states have failed to agree on a candidate to fill the remaining seat on the Security Council, according to policy analysts with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA).
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice-President Dick Cheney's health problems have triggered speculation that he may be forced to step down, a move that could potentially throw the Republican 2008 presidential nomination race into disarray.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When Turkish nationals sought to buy Florida driver's licenses in 2003 without taking the required examination, a tip-off by a concerned citizen alerted counter-terrorism officials, who then used undercover agents to infiltrate the group.After monitoring the suspects for a two-month period, officials learned that they were also seeking certification to haul hazardous material across the country. Twenty were arrested. Those here illegally were deported, while others were prosecuted, convicted and jailed.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Combat-related U.S. casualties in Iraq were 82.9 percent less in December 2007 than they were in December 2006, according to an exclusive Cybercast News Service analysis of Defense Department data.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Richmond, Va. (CNSNews.com) - Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is expressing cautious optimism that the tight Senate race in Virginia may yet go to incumbent Sen. George Allen, whom Gillespie said had the edge over his rival when it came to issues like national security, illegal immigration and marriage.Speaking at an Allen campaign function at a Richmond hotel before polls closed in the state Tuesday evening, Gillespie told Cybercast News Service the indications were good.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's five-nation, eight-day tour of Latin America beginning Thursday comes at a time when left-of-center governments are threatening U.S. influence in the region, according to policy analysis and some members of Congress.Bush will be visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.