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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Updated information released Wednesday by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirms an earlier Cybercast News Service analysis, which found that whites died at a higher rate than blacks in Hurricane Katrina. While the state of Louisiana is 62.5 percent white and 32.5 percent black, the two parishes hit hardest by the storm - Orleans and St. Bernard - have racial compositions that are nearly opposite. According to the 2000 census, whites make up 35.4 percent of the parishes' combined population while blacks represent 60.4 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Soldiers in Iraq last week completed a water treatment and storage project that provides purified water to residents of four communities north of Baghdad, according to the Department of Defense.Soldiers from the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiments and Company A, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion tested and approved storage containers, finalizing a project that purifies water from local canals. The new storage tanks feature faucets that allow residents to fill their own containers to transport water to their homes.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday refuted charges that the president's nomination of Harriet Miers for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court represented "cronyism" and promised that Miers would please conservative Americans.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Activists protesting the nomination and likely confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that Alito is out of the mainstream and that his opponents "represent the values of the majority of Americans."Andrew Gillum, city commissioner of Tallahassee, Fla., told reporters at the U.S. Capitol that Alito is an "ideologue" who would "be the farthest right-speaking voice" on the court. He added that groups opposed to his confirmation are "consistent with the views of the majority of Americans."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York University administrators on March 29 banned the display of cartoons satirizing the Muslim prophet Mohammed but did so during a forum held to discuss the controversy over the cartoons. As a result, the president of a free speech advocacy group calls the decision to censor the cartoons "one of the most frustrating" arguments he has ever heard.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The head of the FBI investigation of a suicide bombing at an Oklahoma University football game said the investigation has yielded no information tying the bomber to terrorist activities, in spite of Internet reports to the contrary.Oklahoma University police requested FBI assistance in the investigation due to the nature of the Oct. 1 bombing outside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, which killed the bomber, student Joel Henry Hinrichs III, but apparently injured no one else.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The University of California Los Angeles is preparing to take legal action against a former student who has established an unofficial alumni association targeting "political radicalism on campus." UCLAProfs.com offers profiles of more than 30 "radical" professors, along with descriptions of their political "proselytizing" in the classroom. The website ranks the professors' level of socialism, using miniature clenched fists, just as movie reviews often use stars to rate films.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - University of Virginia students who were arrested over the weekend pledged Monday to continue pressuring the administration to give university workers a raise.Seventeen students were arrested Saturday, ending a four-day sit-in at the administrative offices in Madison Hall of the Charlottesville school. All of the protesters were charged with trespassing and released on their own personal recognizance Monday. Criminal trespassing can carry a fine of up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in jail.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Groups representing the family members of slain American soldiers in Iraq are upset with anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan and her group for the alleged "misuse" of the term "Gold Star."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One day after anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested for wearing a politically charged T-shirt to the State of the Union address, the California Democrat who invited Sheehan to attend says Sheehan broke no laws.Sheehan was arrested before the speech began for wearing a shirt that read, "2245 Dead. How many more?" It was a reference to the number of U.S. servicemen and women who have died during the war in Iraq. Woolsey had given Sheehan a ticket to the speech earlier in the day.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Less than a week after a federal magistrate judge acquitted four anti-war protestors who had been charged with demonstrating outside the White House without a permit last October, their leader promised more civil disobedience.Twenty- five members of Peace Action were arrested last Oct. 15, along with Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who became a figurehead of the anti-war movement after her son, Army Spec. Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Poor but growing countries pose the greatest risk to the world's oil supply and prices, according to a University of California economics professor, who added Wednesday that the American public should blame those laws of supply and demand, not "greedy oil companies.""What we've been experiencing worldwide the last couple years is not a reduction in supply," said Prof. James Hamilton in a presentation to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. This year's run-up in oil prices is due to developing countries, not low supplies, he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a letter to President Bush Wednesday, Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha renewed his call for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq and warned that the United States was "in danger of breaking our military."Murtha wrote that Iraq "is not the center for the global war on terrorism" and that Iraqi forces do not need American troops to deal with al-Qaeda in Iraq. "I believe the Iraqis will force them out or kill them after U.S. troops are gone," he wrote.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the day when more than a million advocates of illegal immigration were estimated to be skipping work and boycotting American goods, consumer experts were unsure if the protests would be effective.The National Immigrant Solidarity Network (NISN) and other pro-immigrant groups urged illegal immigrants and their supporters to stay home from work and school and to boycott American businesses May 1, calling it the "Great American Boycott of 2006."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A judge serving on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said that the division of the court is necessary and inevitable because of the administrative stress put on the nation's largest circuit court.Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain told Cybercast News Service that he is "not interested in the politics of it" but stressed that "the numbers compel a split, which is absolutely inevitable."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A DePaul University bake sale, mocking affirmative action, has exposed the student who organized the sale to an investigation on the grounds that he discriminated against and harassed other students.The Chicago-based school is investigating whether senior Michael O'Shea may have violated the school's anti-discriminatory harassment policy with an "affirmative action bake sale" he organized with the DePaul Conservative Alliance (DCA).