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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) - Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) on Tuesday voiced his support for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who became embroiled in controversy after comments he made Monday appeared to imply that American troops in Iraq are uneducated."John Kerry is a patriot who has fought tooth and nail for veterans ever since he came home from Vietnam," Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam, said in a statement. "He has stood with his brothers in arms unlike this [Bush] Administration which exploits our troops to make a political point and divide America."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid on meatpacking plants Tuesday violated immigrants' rights and constituted an "outrageous use of force," according to the union that represents meatpackers.The raid on six Swift and Company facilities in as many states targeted illegal immigrants suspected of stealing Social Security numbers to pose as legal workers.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Far from reducing terrorism and the number of terrorists, the war in Iraq has led to more terror attacks around the world, according to researchers from the Center on Law and Security and the New York University School of Law.Their report, scheduled for publication in the March/April issues of the left-wing Mother Jones magazine, asserts that Islamic terrorism has increased 607 percent worldwide since the March 2003 invasion of Baghdad, leading to a 237 percent increase in fatalities from terrorist attacks.
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, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - CBS executives Wednesday confirmed that "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer will replace Dan Rather as the temporary host of "CBS Evening News" when Rather retires in March.CBS President Andrew Hayward announced in a release that Schieffer will host the evening news show "for a short transition period until the new format of the broadcast is launched." There was no announcement regarding how long Schieffer will hold the position or when a format change will occur.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Friday announcement by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that the United States would reduce its presence in Iraq by as many as 7,000 servicemen and women prompted some anti-war activists to claim a victory.Pat Salomon with Peace Action told Cybercast News Service that the announcement "really is a result of the unpopularity of the war and the unpopularity of this president." She added that the planned troop cut is "a wonderful victory for the people who are pushing towards peace."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. soldiers in Iraq last week delivered hundreds of dollars worth of goods to Iraqi orphans in central Baghdad, according to a release issued by Central Command.Troops from the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion distributed $500 worth of supplies to the Salhiva Orphanage in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers."There are two sides to war," Capt. Scott Ginsburg said in the release. "There is a lethal side and a non-lethal side, and obviously our job is to form great relationships with the people."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. military reservists will have an easier time obtaining loans for their small businesses under legislation introduced by Republican senators Olympia Snowe of Maine and Larry Craig of Idaho.The Patriotic Loan Act of 2006 is an effort to ease the strain on small businesses after the owners and other important employees of the businesses are called to active duty.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. has already committed $350 million to the tsunami relief efforts underway in Southeast Asia and President Bush wants Congress to approve another $600 million, but a humanitarian aid expert Friday nevertheless asserted that "when it comes to relative generosity, [America has] a long way to go."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Most Americans say 2005 was a better year than 2004 and they're optimistic that 2006 will be even better, according to a poll released Monday by Quinnipiac University.The school surveyed 1,230 Americans and found that 53 percent feel that 2005 was "a better year for [them] personally" than 2004. Nearly 80 percent expect 2006 to be better than 2005.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A part-time professor at Century College in Minnesota is under fire from students and the school administration for posting copies of the now-infamous Mohammed cartoons on a college bulletin board.Karen Murdock, an adjunct professor of geography, first posted the cartoons on a community board on Feb. 7, along with related newspaper articles about the controversy and blank paper for students and faculty comments.According to Murdock, the cartoons were torn down repeatedly, and she was told by college administrators not to repost them.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Orleans has seen no improvement since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina nine months ago, according to a Mississippi congressman addressing the "Take Back America" conference in Washington, D.C., Monday. Rep. Benny Thompson (D-Miss.) made that claim despite federal efforts that have reportedly restored storm protection for the Crescent City to at least pre-Katrina strength."It's not any better even nine months after," Thompson said at the annual gathering of liberal political activists. "We have to do better.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The world's first tobacco control treaty comes into force on Sunday, as the World Health Organization and 57 countries declare war on the tobacco industry and "the tobacco epidemic."More than 160 nations signed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and 57 countries -- including France, Germany, Japan, Canada and Mexico -- have ratified it. The legally binding treaty is "designed to reduce the devastating health and economic impact of tobacco," according to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control website.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A U.S. District Court judge in California last week issued a permanent injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue green cards to immigrants who have been granted legal resident status by the Department of Justice.Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of California's Northern District ruled that the DHS policy of withholding proof of legal status to further investigate potential security threats was "arbitrary and capricious" and violated the department's responsibility to issue documentation in a timely manner.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Clarifies remarks by Washington Archdiocese spokesperson.) (CNSNews.com) - Many U.S. Catholics will be allowed to partake in the St. Patrick's Day tradition of corned beef and cabbage Friday, in spite of the church's restrictions on eating meat on Fridays during the Lenten season.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Anti-war protesters in the nation's capital Thursday sought to exploit the Pentagon's manpower problems by demonstrating outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center and declaring their support for soldiers refusing duty in Iraq.The protest, first at Lafayette Square across the street from the White House and then at the recruiting center several blocks away, occurred three days short of the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Chicago chapter of the Service Employees International Union is apparently using hardball tactics to convince two regional hospital chains to allow its workers to unionize. The union is urging uninsured Chicagoans to seek free medical care at the 16 hospitals belonging to the Advocate and Resurrection health care networks in a campaign that could financially squeeze the chains and place patients at risk, according to a hospital association.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A coalition of teachers' unions and liberal advocacy groups has launched a new group that hopes to counteract the academic reform proposals issued by conservative activist David Horowitz.Free Exchange on Campus (FEOC) is a teaming of teachers' unions like the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) with liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for American Progress and Planned Parenthood, among others, in an effort to "protect the free exchange of ideas on campus," according to its website.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The military has "an important role to play" in the fight against terrorism on American soil without violating federal guidelines restricting the Pentagon's involvement in domestic affairs, according to a Defense Department official.