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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, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Even before the first vote is cast in November, anti-Bush groups are questioning the validity of electronic voting.The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is offering like-minded activists a chance to "take action to protect our votes."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A few of the mourners filing past President Ronald Reagan's casket are making their next stop eBay -- the online auction.On Friday morning, as the president's remains still lay in state -- commemorative "gratitude cards" handed out to mourners as they left the Rotunda were being sold on eBay -- priced at $76.01 and climbing, with several days left to bid.eBay sellers also offered gratitude cards given to mourners as they left the Reagan Presidential Library earlier this week. Those cards were selling for about $67 as of Friday morning.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes details on the White House's plan to release deliberation process documents.) (CNSNews.com) - Pentagon officials announced plans Tuesday to release secret orders from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld concerning interrogation tactics at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Reuters reports. The release of the documents is in response to accusations of prisoner torture at Guantanamo Bay following the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a turn of events reminiscent of the 2000 general election, one presidential candidate won the popular vote, while the other candidate won the Electoral College tally -- in a mock election held this week at the annual conference of the National Association of Student Councils.In this case, the Republican -- President George W. Bush -- won the popular vote, but the Democrat -- Sen. John F. Kerry -- won the Electoral College tally, which is the only one that matters.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A campaign is underway to have God represented on the new World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. "In this beautiful memorial ... there is not one reference to God, not one reference to prayer, not one reference to faith, not one reference to religion," Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition said this week in launching the national effort.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Eight states and the city of New York this week sued five major energy companies, alleging that the companies contributed to "global warming." The energy companies collectively operate 21 plants in the United States, but only one of the states suing, Wisconsin, has a plant inside its borders.The attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin are joined by the New York City Office of Corporation Counsel in targeting the energy firms.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the day the Democratic National Convention opens in Boston, a pro-life group will be in federal court suing the U.S. Secret Service for the restrictions imposed on its planned protests.The Christian Defense Coalition will file its lawsuit Monday in response to the Secret Service barring the coalition from demonstrating in front of the residence of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Boston's Beacon Hill. The pro-life group was told it could not demonstrate even after it had already obtained a permit from the city of Boston.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry prepared Thursday to accept his party's nomination for president, the campaign was boasting that he already "enjoys a strong image with voters."But judging from an unscientific sampling of Americans on the Capitol Mall Thursday, Kerry's name recognition and/or image may have more to do with his experience in Vietnam 35 years ago than his most recent 20 years as a U.S. senator.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The man who was at the center of the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq says nuclear technology is currently being marketed in a manner that reminds him of the way the online superstore Amazon.com or the bulk-goods warehouse Costco do business.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A United Nations push for Kosovo statehood will lead to the destruction of the minority Kosovar Serbs in the region, a Serbian Orthodox bishop warned here, urging the international community to reject the plans.Kosovo is an autonomous province in Serbia with a population of about two million, most of whom are ethnic Albanian and Muslim. Eight years ago, NATO launched a military air campaign against Serbia to prevent atrocities against Kosovar Albanians.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Montebello, Quebec (CNSNews.com) - Leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico on Tuesday downplayed fears that their trilateral Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) is setting the foundation for a "North American Union." But they did not promise more openness to quell such fears.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - A free enterprise advocate on Friday said liberal activists and their promotion of "corporate social responsibility" keeps third world citizens "poor, diseased, and dying early."Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor at the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise,spoke on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Addressing conservatives, he said there is "an opportunity for us to be on the side of good and morality and the poorest people on the planet."
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Joseph Cicippio, one of several Americans taken hostage by Hizballah forces in Lebanon in the late 1980s, on Friday urged the United States to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hizballah for the sake of impoverished Lebanese."It's always the poor, not the leaders who get hurt," Cicippio said at a panel discussion on the conflict held in Washington, D.C. Cicippio was kidnapped by Hizballah forces in September 1986 and was held until December 1991.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Elected officials from both sides of the aisle are praising the guilty verdict handed down in the trial of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The former president of Iraq was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity on Sunday.Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert said the trial and verdict show that "the new Iraqi democracy has taken yet another giant step forward to be a responsible member of the world community."
July 7, 2008, 8:15 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal arts education, the norm for millions of American college and university students, is now available to young Iraqis as well, according to a top American advisor helping to convert an educational system that was "starved under Saddam" Hussein. John Agresto, the Coalition Provisional Authority's senior advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education, told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute this week that he was encouraged by the progress made so far in rebuilding and strengthening the system.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, pledged Wednesday to push legislation that would put caps on carbon emissions in an effort to fight global warming.In a speech in Washington, D.C., Boxer said three senators -- Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, and Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders -- are writing legislation that would cap carbon emissions from power plants. She said the bills should be introduced in coming days.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The current generation of young voters is promising to be the most liberal generation of Americans in decades, according to a study released Thursday by a liberal group. An organization for young conservatives challenged the claim.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Editor's note: The following article contains quoted material and hyperlinks to graphic images that some readers may find offensive. The cartoons referenced in this article have been removed at the request of The Cavalier Daily, and replaced with hyperlinks to the original cartoons as published on their website. (CNSNews.com) - A Catholic organization is asking the University of Virginia's student newspaper to apologize for several cartoons it recently printed that make fun of Christian beliefs.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As religious groups continue to react to the exclusion of a Bible-based movie from a Chicago Christmas festival, Christian activists in Virginia are meeting no resistance as they move ahead with plans to screen the film in public school facilities.Not only are the schools presenting no difficulties, but organizations traditionally hostile to the use of public property for religious purposes are also unfazed.