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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) said Thursday that the United States is no safer than it was before 9/11 and that he believes al Qaeda is planning another attack on U.S. soil."Thankfully, there have been no attacks on our soil since 9/11," Biden said in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "But we should not take false comfort from that fact. Our enemies are patient."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A report released last week by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) urges government price controls on gases such as carbon dioxide to fight climate change, but a group discussing the document on Friday warned that "being anti-growth is not the solution" to global warming.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After two days of pressure from Republicans and even some Democrats, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Wednesday issued an apology for comments he made Monday that appeared to insult American soldiers."I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop," Kerry said in a statement posted on his website.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Referring to his client as "calm, dignified [and] thoughtful," a member of Saddam Hussein's defense team urged President Bush Wednesday to keep the toppled Iraqi dictator in U.S. hands to prevent him from being mistreated in Iraqi custody.Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, a longtime anti-war activist and self-described pacifist, told reporters in Washington, D.C., he wanted Bush to refuse to turn "President Saddam Hussein" over to Iraqi officials.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives activists will set out Thursday on a nationwide caravan ending in Washington D.C., to counter anti-war protests scheduled to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Iraq war.The "These Colors Don't Run" caravan begins Thursday in San Francisco and moves through the southern United States, stopping for more than two dozen "pro-troop" rallies along the way. The caravan ends in the nation's capital, where the activists will join the "Gathering of Eagles," a counter-protest to the anti-war demonstrations on March 17.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A bill designed to ease the requirements for union organization could mark the "rebirth of progressive politics," according to a professor who believes increased union membership will lead to Democratic victories and liberal policies.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission)(CNSNews.com) - The anti-war group MoveOn launched a campaign on Thursday to highlight the cost of the Iraq war for individual congressional districts. MoveOn hopes the plan will motivate the districts' residents to petition their representatives to vote for a troop withdrawal.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Clarification: Changes eighth paragraph to indicate that Margaret Donovan worked in Tower Two of the World Trade Center prior to, but not at the time of the 9/11 attacks.(CNSNews.com) - As the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, a group of New Yorkers is continuing its protest of the design selected to redevelop the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Representatives of the auto industry are praising a congressional compromise that would raise fuel-efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon and offer government incentives for the development of "biofuels," in spite of having lobbied against higher standards earlier this year.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With questions circulating about the usability and reliability of electronic voting machines mandated by the federal Help America Vote Act, one university is encouraging its students to develop better technology.A competition organized by the University of Maryland's Baltimore County campus (UMBC), will have students from half a dozen universities competing for $10,000 by developing better electronic voting technology.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of anti-war activists who live near Lockheed Martin headquarters in Bethesda, Md., are demanding that the company stop producing so-called cluster bombs, compensate people injured by the bombs, or move out of the neighborhood. But the company says it no longer makes cluster bombs."Lockheed Martin continues to manufacture weapons they know are defective and primarily harm civilians," the group Lockheed Martin Accountability Project (LMAP) said in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.)(CNSNews.com) - The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday overturned the city's extensive gun ban, giving gun rights advocates a major victory in their long battle over the restrictions.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) said Wednesday she was "heartbroken" over recent controversies involving Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio and California in which employees of the abortion provider are accused of ignoring or avoiding laws requiring that they report cases of rape."As a woman and mother, I am heartbroken when I hear of a young girl being victimized," Schmidt said in a statement. "When these young girls reach out for help from a group that claims to be pro-woman and get none, my feelings turn to outrage.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife was at the center of a CIA leak case that led to the indictment of Vice President Cheney's top aide, argued Wednesday that the U.S. needs to bring Iraqi insurgents and their "foreign patrons" to the conference table for negotiations.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Ottawa, Ontario (CNSNews.com) - President Bush for the first time on Tuesday voiced frustration with the progress being made by the Iraqi government, but he remained optimistic that democracy can thrive in the Middle East."Clearly, the Iraqi government has got to do more through its parliament to help heal the wounds of years -- having lived years under a tyrant," Bush said in a news conference in Montebello, Quebec, during his trilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission encouraged elected officials to stay focused on securing the nation against terrorist threats, saying Monday that it is the most important issue before the country.On the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean and former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton -- the men who led the congressionally mandated investigation into the 2001 attacks -- spoke about the progress made since then and the steps that still need to be taken to make America safer.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Prominent Christian leader Dr. James Dobson on Friday toned down his earlier defense of a Colorado pastor accused of having an extra-marital affair with a male prostitute.Male "escort" Mike Jones has accused Rev. Ted Haggard of paying him for sex and using him to obtain methamphetamines. Haggard was the pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs and the president of the 30-million-member National Association of Evangelicals. He stepped down Friday pending a church investigation into the claims.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush has signed into a law an amendment to U.S. law protecting military funerals from protests like those staged by a controversial Kansas church that characterizes soldiers' deaths as divine punishment for homosexuality.The new amendment prohibits protestors from demonstrating within 150 feet of a funeral and within an hour of the memorial service. It provides a year in jail and/or an undetermined fine for violators.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Churches in major cities across the country are preparing to grant "sanctuary" to illegal immigrants facing deportation in an effort to unite evangelicals behind comprehensive immigration reform, according to a pastor organizing the effort.Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), said Monday that Christians will fight to prevent families from being divided when illegal immigrant parents are deported, leaving behind children who are legal residents.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - State constitutional amendments adopted in the 19th and early 20th centuries as "anti-Catholic" measures are now preventing states from enacting school voucher programs that would help parents pay for private schools, according to testimony delivered Friday to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.Thirty-five states have amendments prohibiting state funding of "sectarian" schools. They are often called "Blaine Amendments," a reference to U.S. Rep. James Blaine, who in 1875 led an unsuccessful effort to add the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.