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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One key way to reform the United Nations would be to change the way the world body is funded, shifting away from the current system -- under which the U.S. pays more than one-fifth of the total budget -- to one of voluntary contributions, a former U.S. envoy to the U.N. said Thursday."Very little" progress has been made to date in reforming the U.N., but changing the way it is funded would help to drive reform in other areas, John Bolton told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Greenpeace, meet Galileo. That is the message George Landrith has for environmental activists at Greenpeace and elsewhere who claim there is a strong scientific consensus on the question of global warming and its relationship to human activity. The Italian astronomer Galileo was ostracized and persecuted when he used his telescope in 1610 to help prove the earth and other planets were in orbit around the sun. His ideas were considered heretical at the time.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Total casualties in first 28 days of September 2006: -- 61 Combat-related casualties in first 28 days September 2006: -- 53 Total casualties in first 28 days of September 2007: -- 60 Combat-related casualties in first 28 days of September 2007: -- 38 Total casualties in first 28 days of October 2006: -- 90 Combat-related casualties in first 28 days of October 2006: -- 86 Total casualties in first 28 days of October 2007: -- 31
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Some ambassadors to the United Nations who were previously sympathetic to the idea of elevating Venezuela to a seat on the Security Council took advantage of the secret ballot process this week to vote no, according to policy experts on Latin America.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Politicians who build campaigns around "alarmist" global warming claims are themselves becoming quite alarmed because of growing skepticism, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said.Momentum is shifting away from scientific theories bolstering "anthropocentric" (human-centered) models of global warming and toward skeptics who do not see a link between human activity and rising temperatures, Inhofe told the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Osama Bin Laden has been talking, and President Bush has been listening. Counter-terrorism operations that have resulted in the death or capture of al-Qaeda operatives highlight the strategic importance Iraq occupies in the minds of terrorists, Bush said Wednesday.Delivering a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, the president reported on intelligence pointing to ongoing coordination between bin Laden and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq.
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) - 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 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
(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) - Intelligent design theory, or ID, is opening new doors of scientific research, particularly in cancer and other disease research, according to its adherents, but a new movie, "Expelled" starring Ben Stein explores how an "elitist scientific establishment" is apparently muzzling and smearing scientists who publicly discuss ID.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A significant percentage of Muslims across the globe are buying into radical ideas at a time when the technology enabling lethal weaponry is becoming more readily available, the editorial page editor for the Washington Times said Tuesday while addressing a gathering of conservative-minded college students in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As has been widely reported, U.S. combat-related casualties in Iraq in 2007 were greater than in 2006, but they peaked in May 2007, just before the troop surge was completed and began a decline in June that continued through the end of the year.By August, combat-related casualties were occurring at a lower rate, compared on a month-to-month basis, than in 2006. In December, there were 14 U.S. combat-related casualties, the fewest of any month in the last two years.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Over the next 20 years the American people can expect to experience the most severe challenges any generation has faced since the time of the Civil War, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.Rising economies in China and India will compete vigorously against the U.S. while terrorist threats gather momentum throughout the globe, Gingrich said during a GOPAC meeting in Washington, D.C.Since citizens do "not have the luxury of ordering history," the challenges must be confronted simultaneously, Gingrich said.