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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Top income tax rates have fallen by nearly half in the last 50 years, adding to growing income inequality in the United States, according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities."[D]uring a period in which economic forces have been generating increased pre-tax inequality, changes in the tax system have exacerbated rather than mitigated the widening of the income gap," the report states.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A vast majority of Americans say they expect the current sectarian violence in Iraq to become a full-scale civil war, but U.S. military data compiled in Iraq indicates that over a two-month period ending on July 21, most of the violence happened in just four of Iraq's 18 provinces.U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, when asked on July 25 whether he believed a civil war was inevitable in Iraq, told reporters that such a conclusion was wrong. "If you think of civil wars in other countries, this is really quite different," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Due to technical issues, Bechtel's response was not received before the article was published. Therefore, the original report that they did not respond to requests for comment was inaccurate.)(CNSNews.com) - Anti-war, anti-globalization activists on Thursday served Bechtel Corporation a mock eviction notice in an effort to get the company "out of Iraq" and "off the planet."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed a reauthorization and expansion of a federal health insurance program for children following a week of bitter debate and in spite of Republican stalling tactics and a veto threat from President Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Six years after declaring the Venezuelan election process "flawed," former President Jimmy Carter's Carter Center will monitor only one aspect of the country's Dec. 3 elections, despite claims of abuses during the campaign designed to favor the incumbent, left-wing populist President Hugo Chavez.The center announced Nov. 20 that it would organize a "specialized, limited technical mission" to "observe the use of the automated voting technology."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on Friday rebutted perceptions that troops in the region were undersupplied during their stays and said troops now have the supplies they need to fight terrorists effectively."There actually were some pretty impressive things going on with the supply system," Maj. Jason Amerine, who served in Afghanistan immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, said during a panel discussion at the annual American Veterans Center conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) on Monday criticized what he sees as a muted Bush administration response to a recent Chinese anti-satellite missile test, saying the launch highlights the need for the United States to protect its interests in space.The Chinese government on Jan. 11 tested a ground-launched anti-satellite (ASAT) missile that destroyed an aging weather satellite in low orbit.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A trade analyst is raising concerns that an upcoming summit of European leaders hosted by President Bush may result in a rolling back of some intellectual property rights (IPR) in the United States.The summit, scheduled for April 30, will bring European Union leaders to the White House to address a host of issues, including nuclear non-proliferation, reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, and transatlantic trade.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The group raising money for the construction of a visitors' center at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington, D.C., has among its goals "to avoid controversy." But groups opposed to the visitors' center worry it could lead to "memorial envy" and overcrowding of the National Mall.Judy Feldman, chairwoman of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall, said the problem of "memorial envy" has been going on for a long time, with supporters of each memorialized group wanting their monument to be bigger and better than the last.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A coalition of humanitarian activists on Tuesday launched a campaign to pressure two major American investors to divest from companies that do business with the Sudanese government, arguing that the companies are allowing their funds to be used to support genocide in Darfur.Divest Darfur, a project of the Save Darfur Coalition and the Sudan Divestment Task Force, among others, hopes to pressure Fidelity Investments and Berkshire Hathaway to abandon its holdings in PetroChina, a trading subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A child protection group on Thursday criticized both Republicans and Democrats for politicizing the scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley and encouraged them to start taking steps to protect kids.Foley resigned last week after ABC News reported on "overly friendly" e-mails he sent to a teenage congressional page in 2005. Later reports included sexually explicit instant messages that Foley sent to other former pages who were allegedly underage at the time.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The anti-war activist group Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) faces a $10,000 fine from the city of Washington if it fails to remove thousands of fliers it has posted to advertise a September anti-war march.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As a largely inactive 2006 hurricane season came to an official end Thursday, predictions that temperature increases in the earth's atmosphere and oceans would lead to more intense hurricanes are facing scrutiny from some "global warming" skeptics.Climatologists last May predicted that the 2006 hurricane season would be more intense than last year's season, which brought destruction to the Gulf Coast in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new survey of American members of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that there is not firm scientific consensus on global warming, as proponents of swift action to curb carbon emissions have suggested.DemandDebate.com, a Web site skeptical of global warming "alarmism" that advocates more debate on the topic, released the results of its poll on Nov. 8. The group attempted to survey the 345 American scientists affiliated with the IPCC.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Members of a Kansas church who protest homosexuality at military funerals suffered a setback Tuesday in their case challenging Missouri's "funeral protection law" when a federal judge ruled that the law could be enforced while under review.American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers representing the Westboro Baptist Church asked the U.S. District Court in Western Missouri to prevent the state from enforcing the law, which prohibits demonstrations near military funerals.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a move likely to shock some of his conservative supporters, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday criticized global warming skeptics and called on elected officials to find creative ways to address climate change."It is a problem," Gingrich said of global warming. "We should address it."Gingrich was speaking during a debate in Washington, D.C., with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) over the proper way to address environmental issues.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Most Americans want the government to stop illegal entry into the country before discussing what to do about the estimated 12 million people already living in the U.S. illegally, according to a poll released Friday by a conservative grassroots organization.The findings are "exactly contradictory to what the president said," according to Steve Elliott, president of Grassfire.org. "He insisted that we have to have a comprehensive solution that would cover border security and amnesty and guest worker programs."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cleanup of the damage caused Friday when an F-5 tornado tore through the Kansas town of Greensburg has been slowed because National Guard resources are in Iraq, according to a group of anti-war activists and the Kansas governor.The White House fired back, pointing to what it said was the failure by Kansas Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to ask for cleanup equipment that is available from other states and the federal government.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After charging more than 400 people in 30 districts and recouping more than $18 million that was originally handed out to scammers, prosecutors are promising to continue their pursuit of Hurricane Katrina defrauders for years to come.Prosecutors assigned with chasing down the people who received federal disaster assistance they didn't deserve have charged 427 people and, according to one U.S. attorney, things are "not slowing down."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An upcoming meeting among President Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon is raising concerns on both sides of the northern border and the political aisle over sovereignty, immigration, natural resources and corporate influence over government.