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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Updates California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decision not to stay Williams' execution.) (CNSNews.com) - Opponents of the death penalty on Monday night, hours before the scheduled execution of convicted murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams, will protest the "legal lynching" outside the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.
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) - Bloggers on the liberal Democratic Underground website have overwhelmingly labeled Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day, "more depressing" than Sept. 11, 2001 in a poll of online members.Seventy-two percent of poll takers said they believed the day Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) conceded defeat in the presidential election was more tragic than the day more than 3,000 Americans were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and on a hijacked plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Statistics released by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals suggest that fewer than half of the victims of Hurricane Katrina were black, and that whites died at the highest rate of all races in New Orleans.Liberals in the aftermath of the storm were quick to allege that the Bush administration delayed its response to the catastrophe because most of the victims were black.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A free speech advocacy group has sued Penn State University over its "tolerance" policies, which include a hotline for students and faculty to report "bias motivated instances." The Alliance Defense Fund, which filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania, alleges that the university's policies are "Orwellian."The lawsuit, filed Feb. 21, alleges that Penn State's anti-harassment policies -- as well as its "Report Hate" telephone hotline and website -- encourage students "to inform on other students' alleged acts of 'hate' or 'intolerance.'"
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A teacher's accreditation group on Monday dropped the term "social justice" from the criteria used to define the quality of a teacher. The move was hailed by free speech groups, but the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) called it a formality.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Federal judges are overstepping their Constitutional bounds by contradicting and questioning President Bush's decisions during a time of war, outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft said Friday.Ashcroft, speaking at the Federalist Society's national convention, said he's troubled by "judicial activists" who, "in some cases ... have found new and expansive private rights in treaties where they never existed."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the second time in two weeks, Christianity is on the losing end of a decision made by officials from the California State University system. Some students from Cal State at San Bernardino have been told that forming a Christian group is "not permissible" at the university because it restricts membership based on religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The abortion debate is unusually tense on the campus of Harvard University this semester, with abortion rights advocates allegedly tearing down pro-life posters that show a baby through the several stages of development.