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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, 8:21 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, 8:21 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, 8:18 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) - Efforts aimed at curbing carbon emissions blamed for global warming could have a negative impact on the world's poor, according to a Christian group formed recently to oppose what it sees as climate change alarmism in evangelical circles.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) -- Three Christian protestors were removed from the U.S. Senate chamber's observation gallery Thursday when they disrupted the morning prayer -- being delivered for the first time in history by a Hindu chaplain.The three unidentified protestors began praying loudly when Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain from Nevada, started praying. The demonstrators prayed for forgiveness from Jesus Christ for "betraying" the Christian tradition.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Muslim extremists are branding opponents "Islamophobes" in an effort to paint themselves as the victim and silence dissent and opposition to their political and religious beliefs, according to a panel convened in Washington, D.C., Tuesday."'Islamophobia' has become ... the new battleground in this war" on terrorism, Anne Bayefsky, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, said at the panel discussion.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. congressman who sponsored the federal ban on partial-birth abortion is "cautiously optimistic" that the Supreme Court will allow the ban to stand when it hears arguments on the law Nov. 8.Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) told Cybercast News Service he was hopeful the court would "make the right decision, and that decision will be for life." Chabot sponsored the House version of the Partial-Birth Abortion Act of 2003.