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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
(CNSNews.com) - Just a few weeks before assuming the presidency in January 1981, Ronald Reagan seriously considered the idea of using military force to prevent a Soviet invasion of Poland, according to a political scientist.Reagan discussed the possibility of deploying U.S. forces in Poland with his incoming defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, says Paul Kengor, a political science professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Show the movie, and let the American people decide for themselves.This is the message Rep. Jim Walsh (R-N.Y.) has for officials from the Public Broadcasting Service who have decided against the airing of a documentary which, he said, answers a crucial question - where are the moderate Muslims?This is a question Americans and others in the West ask themselves whenever there is a major a terror strike, Walsh told Cybercast News Service.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Free trade agreements can help forge alliances with Latin American nations eager to push back against the growing influence of Hugo Chavez, the virulently anti-U.S. leader of Venezuela, contend some foreign policy experts.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Weeks after accusing President Bush of "shameful" behavior over the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents who shot an unarmed suspected drug smuggler along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal lawmaker turned up the heat further Wednesday, suggesting the president should be impeached if either of the two men is murdered in prison.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Four of the ten men who took part in a jihadist training exercise in the Pocono Mountains last year have yet to be charged in connection with the planned terrorist attack on Fort Dix, N.J. A DVD showing 10 Islamic radicals firing assault rifles and calling for jihad spurred the federal investigation that culminated in six arrests this week. But what about the other four?
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presidential candidates who want to make inroads with Hispanic-American voters should devote more time and energy to the dangerous and de-stabilizing trends in Latin America, instead of fixating on immigration politics, says U.S. security expert Chris Brown. Brown is director of education and research programs at the American Security Council Foundation (ASCF), a Washington D.C.-based think tank that works to raise awareness about the global dangers to America's security.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Foreign governments, whose citizens violate U.S. immigration law and then commit crimes while in America, should be forced to pay restitution to the victims of those crimes, according to Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe.Poe would also like to penalize foreign governments that refuse to repatriate their citizens who have entered the U.S. illegally. Those countries, he said, should have their U.S. foreign aid reduced, where possible.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Weeks after accusing President Bush of "shameful" behavior over the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents who shot an unarmed suspected drug smuggler along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal lawmaker turned up the heat further Wednesday, suggesting the president should be impeached if the two men are killed in prison.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The FBI knows the identity of four men who took part in jihadist training exercises in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains last year along with six others now under arrest for an alleged terrorist plot, but they have insufficient evidence to charge the four at this stage.A DVD showing 10 radicals firing assault rifles and calling for jihad spurred the federal investigation that culminated in six arrests this week in connection with a planned terrorist attack on Fort Dix, N.J. But what about the other four?
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The so-called "comprehensive approach" to immigration reform that co-joins stepped-up border security with legal and financial benefits for illegal aliens is untenable, some policy analysts suspect, because federal judges are likely to strike down enforcement measures while leaving "amnesty" provisions intact.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A freshman Republican congressman from Texas believes Canadian, Mexican and Caribbean visitors to the United States should be required to present a passport before they are allowed into the country, just as visitors from all other countries do. Rep. Ted Poe said it is a "human impossibility" for border control agents to check the thousands of documents currently accepted as valid identification from those three locations.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Success in Bagdad will help to secure America's homeland, but "stepping back" will invite "disastrous consequences," President Bush said in a news conference Wednesday.The war in Iraq is distinct from previous conflicts, the president argued, because the enemy has designs on U.S. territory and "would follow" U.S. troops home if they left before the mission was complete.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anyone charged in Mecklenburg County, N.C., with an offense serious enough to warrant arrest is asked two questions: Are you a U.S. citizen, and what is your country of birth? An answer indicating that the person is here illegally triggers a largely unexploited innovation in federal law, which empowers state and local officials to accelerate the deportation of criminal aliens.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(1st Add: Corrects statistics in the story's eighth paragraph.)(CNSNews.com) - U.S. combat deaths in Iraq for the last month have dropped by more than two-thirds compared with October of last year, while the total death toll has been reduced almost 50 percent since September.An analysis by Cybercast News Service, based on Pentagon casualty reports, reflects a steady decline in the casualties, which the U.S. military says represents progress in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Critics of the USA Patriot Act warn that Americans' civil liberties are under assault, but national security experts see a strong correlation between new counter-terrorism laws and the absence of additional attacks since 9/11.Proponents of the Patriot Act say heightened surveillance and tighter coordination between intelligence operatives and law enforcement officials is working to keep terrorists at bay.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Contrary to the widely held view, the United States is not "going it alone" in resisting the Kyoto Protocol's "energy rationing scheme," according to an expert on global warming treaties.Washington's reticence is shared by policymakers in 150 other nations, representing a majority of the world's population, Christopher Horner, a senior fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) said Thursday.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new and relatively obscure federal legal provision is proving invaluable at a local level as authorities grapple with the intersecting problems of illegal immigration, crime and potential terrorism.Police officers, sheriffs, state troopers and other local law enforcement officials who are eager to expel criminal aliens are capitalizing on the measure, known as Section 287g (see related story).
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Exclusive Interview (CNSNews.com) - Top U.S. officials who avoid confrontation with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should exchange their passivity for a more forceful Latin American policy, Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) said in an exclusive interview with the Cybercast News Service.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The success of U.S. counterterrorism efforts has made Americans complacent, according to an expert on Middle East politics. Frank Gaffney, who served in the Reagan Defense Department, said the public must adopt a "war footing" or risk greater vulnerability to terrorist attacks. Gaffney is encouraged by the success of counterterrorism efforts since the 9/11 attacks. But he believes at least part of the reason America has been spared from terrorism on a smaller scale since 2001 is the terrorists' desire for monumental and lasting damage.