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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) - 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
(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
(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) - 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, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced that Mississippi College will be allowed to continue using Native American names and imagery without fear of punishment.In August 2005, the NCAA announced that schools with "hostile and abusive racial/ethnic/national origin mascots, nicknames or imagery" would be banned from championship events.The original announcement named 18 colleges and universities with "hostile and abusive" mascots, including the Mississippi College Choctaws.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative market analyst on Wednesday said that the current national average of $2.90 for a gallon of gas isn't hurting American families any more than the 29 cents per gallon that gas cost more than 50 years ago.Adjusted for inflation, a gallon of gasoline would have cost about $1.76 per gallon in 1955, but that's not a complete analysis, Jerry Taylor, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, argued.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry is promising that if elected, he would "work aggressively to rebuild the relationships frayed and shredded by the Bush administration." But there is debate over whether the international alliances envisioned by Kerry would make a difference in Iraq. "The threat of terrorism demands alliances on a global scale," Kerry's campaign stated Monday. Repairing the relationship between the U.S. and its NATO allies is especially important, the statement continued.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fourteen anti-torture activists were arrested in North Carolina on Friday while trying to deliver a "citizens' indictment" against the CIA and a jet-chartering company it claims participates in "extraordinary rendition," a practice by which the CIA allegedly kidnaps "persons of interest" and transports them to other countries where they "may be in danger of torture."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq have distributed more than 1,000 free wheelchairs to disabled Iraqis since July 2005, according to a non-profit group that donates the chairs.Jonathan Abramson, a spokesman for the California-based Free Wheelchair Mission, said his group has worked with the U.S. military and the governments of Iraq and Kuwait to make the chairs available to needy disabled people.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Correction: Gasoline prices adjusted for inflation and per capita household income are in 2006 dollars.) (CNSNews.com) - A conservative market analyst on Wednesday said that the current national average of $2.90 for a gallon of gas isn't hurting American families any more than the 29 cents per gallon that gas cost more than 50 years ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Family members of Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are speaking out in support of President Bush.A group calling itself "9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America" has published an open letter to America on its website that states, "After the attack, President Bush articulated the primary lesson of September 11, that simply reacting to danger after lives are lost is a weak and unacceptable national defense."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Clarifies view of Mychal Massie from Project 21) (CNSNews.com) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Monday announced a two-week "crusade" through California to show its opposition to the pending execution of gang founder and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stanley "Tookie" Williams.The group hopes to convince California Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that Williams deserves to live because of his work in encouraging young people to stay away from gangs.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The government council in the heavily Mormon town of Kanab, Utah, is under attack for a resolution it passed in January that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman, "ordained of God." The attack comes from more than two thousand miles away. Dan Walter, the Maryland founder of an Internet site called "What's up With Kanab?" says the Utah resolution contains "religious language...that doesn't belong in a government setting."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative organization is encouraging Republican leaders in Congress to consider offering a tax deduction for gasoline consumption to help alleviate the strain of rising gas prices."One idea worth considering is for Congress to provide relief to the American taxpayer by granting a tax deduction for gasoline consumption," wrote Gary Baise, a member of the advisory board for the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy. He sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fox News Channel (FNC) commentator Bill O'Reilly filed suit Wednesday against his former producer and her lawyers for attempting to extort him out of millions of dollars.O'Reilly's suit claims that Andrea Mackris and her lawyer, Benedict P. Morelli, attempted to extort $60 million from him by threatening to sue him for engaging in "offensive conversations" with Mackris if he didn't pay.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Almost half of the Middle East's Arab population views France as the world's best model for freedom and democracy, according to a poll released Friday by the University of Maryland and Zogby International.The university's Sadat Chair for Peace and Development worked with the polling company to question more than 3,600 Arabs in October. It found that 45 percent of Arabs in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates think France is a better model of freedom than Germany, the United States, Great Britain or Sweden.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Suspected terrorists being held at Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are offered meals that contain more than twice the recommended daily calorie intake, according to American Legion National Commander Thomas Bock, who toured the facility in February.Bock, who spoke on a panel at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, said detainees are offered "more than 4,200 calories per day." The Department of Health and Human Services makes diet and nutrition suggestions based on a 2,000-calorie per day diet.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The recent disclosures of an alleged U.S. Marine massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq, could prompt people who are old enough to compare the incident in Iraq to one of the darkest episodes of the Vietnam War - the My Lai massacre.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal group MoveOn.org is continuing to push the rumor that if reelected, President Bush will institute a mandatory draft.The group has established MoveOnStudentAction.org, which "will launch a nationwide campus 'Feel a Draft?' campaign to demand an exit strategy to end the war in Iraq from President Bush, as well as a specific plan to avoid the need for a draft," according to a press release.