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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Warning that failure would be "catastrophic" and spread instability throughout the Middle East, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), on Friday expressed their support for a troop "surge" in Iraq - the plan reportedly being developed by the Bush administration to address growing insurgent violence.Putting additional troops on the ground in Iraq would help quell the violence and boost efforts to train Iraqi security forces, the two said in a joint press conference at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative politicians and religious leaders are rallying to support Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, who has come under fire after calling homosexual behavior "immoral."Speaking about the military's ban on homosexuals serving openly, Pace told the Chicago Tribune on March 12 that "homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and ... we should not condone immoral acts." He compared homosexual behavior to adultery, which is also prohibited by the military.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A tax-based approach to reducing carbon emissions "is going to happen," a panel of economists and tax analysts agreed Tuesday, differing only on whether a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system would be the best approach."This is going to happen anyway so we might as well enjoy it," Eric Toder, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, said during a discussion at the organization's Washington, D.C., headquarters. "And maybe something good will come of it."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While the nation's county law enforcement officers are making progress in limiting the supply of methamphetamine, the demand rages, producing more problems for local police than cocaine, heroine and marijuana combined, a new survey reveals.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush should use his expected appearance before the NAACP on Thursday to sign the extension of the Voting Rights Act, according to New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton, who addressed the civil rights group herself on Wednesday. Clinton told attendees at the NAACP's annual convention in Washington, D.C., that they deserve credit for the bill being passed in the House. (It appeared headed for passage in the Senate on Wednesday.)
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As cleanup efforts continue in the removal of an oily substance from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., authorities are investigating how the substance got on the wall, but warned it is "premature" to label it vandalism.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After more than a week of pressure from Christian advocacy groups, the student newspaper at the University of Virginia apologized Friday for cartoons it published mocking Christian beliefs. It also removed the cartoons from its website."We are regretful that many took offense to them," an announcement posted on the website of The Cavalier Daily said, referring to two cartoons it printed Aug. 23 and 24.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The newly elected members of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives will force the party's leadership to shift to the center in the name of maintaining control, according to political analysts.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An economist who studies the causes and effects of illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States suggested Monday that internal enforcement of labor laws would do more to curb illegal immigration than tightening the border.Gordon Hanson, an economics professor at the University of California - San Diego, said the U.S. government could minimize illegal immigration by putting pressure on employers who hire workers in the country without permission.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the sale of traditional incandescent light bulbs - which are less energy-efficient, prompting claims that they contribute to "global warming" - one day after a colleague told a press conference that legislating a ban would be a "last choice."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Congressional Democrats and other advocates of emergency contraception on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require pharmacies to offer emergency birth control, even if the pharmacists object to doing so on moral grounds.Emergency contraception, also referred to as the "morning after pill" or "Plan B," is available without a prescription to women 18 and older. The two-pill package prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman's uterus, and pro-life advocates consider that a form of abortion.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to protest Israel's bombing campaign against Hizballah positions in Lebanon. Some argued that the nation of Israel should be dismantled and returned to the Palestinians.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a long-shot contender for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, on Wednesday slammed fellow presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama for releasing a "politically contrived and convenient" proposal to withdraw troops from Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The establishment news media places too much emphasis on the negative events happening in Iraq, so Defense Department employees need to side-step the media and get a positive message out to the American people, said Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Speaking at a town hall meeting with Pentagon employees, Pace was asked by a soldier what the department is doing to confront what the soldier called the "negativity in the press [that] is absolutely detrimental to the morale of our forces."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The worldwide launch of the English-language version of al-Jazeera, scheduled to take place Wednesday, has been hindered by the network's inability to secure a high-profile U.S. carrier and by efforts on the part of conservatives to block the station."The launching of the English channel offers the chance to reach out to a new audience that is used to hearing the name of al-Jazeera without being able to watch it or to understand its language," network director general Wadah Khanfar said in a release.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's newly announced plan to send more troops into Iraq has drawn opposition from congressional Democrats, but anti-war activists are criticizing both parties.A Democratic former senator for Alaska and self-described "longshot hopeful" for the presidency in 2008 derided Bush's plan but also criticized Democrats for what he called a "tepid" response.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Taxes on carbon emissions and gasoline are the most efficient and fair way to spur reductions in carbon emissions and dependence on gasoline, according to a panel of economists speaking Thursday in Washington, D.C."Once we get people incentivized to conserve gasoline, we don't need the government to do research [into alternative fuels]. The private sector will do the research," Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw said during the discussion hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Universal health care is the primary focus of the new "progressive" agenda for liberals now back in the political driver's seat after winning control of Congress, according to liberal leaders attending the annual Take Back America conference in Washington this week.On Monday, leaders from the sponsoring group, Campaign for America's Future, joined representatives of other liberal advocacy groups to introduce what they called "bold reforms" for the political debate.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comment from Atlanta Journal and Constitution)(CNSNews.com) - United States Rep. Cynthia McKinney, embroiled in controversy since a March 29 altercation with Capitol Hill police and facing a tough Democratic primary in her Georgia district, has demanded that the Atlanta Journal Constitution retract an editorial critical of her.Contrary to other media reports, McKinney has not yet filed a lawsuit against the newspaper, according to her attorney.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - North American, South American and international labor unions on Friday spoke out against a free trade agreement between the United States and Peru and urged the U.S. Congress to block legislation approving the agreement first signed last year.The deal was signed by trade representatives from both countries in April 2006. The Peruvian government ratified the treaty in June 2006, but the U.S. Congress has yet to approve it. The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the agreement Tuesday.