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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In defiance of reports from the U.S. State Department and various human rights groups, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that "the freest women in the world are the women in Iran.""If you look at our women, they're active in every level of society as researchers and social groups and universities, in parties, in the press, in the arts, in politics, in political associations," Ahmadinejad told reporters at the National Press Club. "They're [among] the most active women in the world and they're free."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Capitol Hill(CNSNews.com) - A legislative measure aimed at protecting federal gun trace data from wide dissemination on Thursday survived attempts by congressional Democrats to strike the language from an upcoming appropriations bill.At a House Appropriations Committee markup of the bill allocating funds for the Justice Department, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced an amendment that would have killed the Tiahrt Amendment, a measure that restricts local law enforcement's access to federal gun trace data.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - The author of several books chronicling poverty in America on Tuesday said the gap between rich and poor is a "moral issue" that will help advance the "progressive" movement.Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the bestselling "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" and its follow-up "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," made her prediction at the annual Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Voters in seven states on Tuesday voted in favor of amending their state constitutions to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. That's in addition to the 11 states that voted in similar bans on homosexual "marriage" in 2004.Tennessee voters accepted their amendment by nearly one million votes, the widest margin of the six states. Other amendments in Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin also passed. Only Arizona appeared poised to defeat its marriage amendment.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A critic of "global warming alarmism" began filming a documentary Thursday that seeks to rebut some of the claims former Vice President Al Gore made in his popular movie, "An Inconvenient Truth."Steven Hayward, editor of the "Index of Leading Environmental Indicators," began filming "An Inconvenient Truth ... Or Convenient Fiction?" with presentations at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Heritage Foundation.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An advocacy group that once lobbied for mandatory nutrition labels for groceries has set it sights on restaurant chains and is asking the federal government to require large chains to offer calorie, fat and sodium information on menus.The Center for Science in the Public Interest on Monday criticized several food chains for promoting what the group calls "x-treme eating" with dishes that include more calories and fat than most people should eat in one day.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood is under fire after one of its employees was recorded encouraging a student - who was posing as a pregnant minor -- to lie about her age in order to obtain an abortion without the abortion provider having to report the "statutory rape" to the police.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal talk radio network Air America announced this week it will launch a nationwide show focusing on atheism. The first national show will feature Christopher Hitchens, author of "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."The Freethought Radio Program, hosted by the co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has been airing on Air America's Madison, Wis., affiliate since April 2006.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A religious legal organization on Monday announced plans to sue the City of San Diego after firefighters there were allegedly forced to participate in the city's "Gay Pride" parade and subjected to "vile sexual taunts."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The president of the South Dakota branch of Planned Parenthood on Thursday promised that a referendum on the state's controversial abortion ban in November would not be the last attempt to overturn it.The state legislature in February passed one of the most restrictive abortion bans since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. The South Dakota law, when it goes into effect, will ban all abortions unless the mother's life is at risk.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One day after South Dakota voters rejected a state law banning most abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will begin hearing arguments challenging the 2003 federal ban on partial-birth abortions.In three separate cases brought by abortion advocates, lower courts have ruled that the ban is unconstitutional because it places an "undue burden" on the mother. The Supreme Court is reviewing two of those cases: Gonzales v. Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A majority of voters in Ohio, including union members, believe Wal-Mart stores have a positive impact on their communities, despite union-backed efforts to criticize the superstore, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.The independent poll of 1,027 Ohio voters conducted Dec. 4-10 found that 86 percent of respondents had shopped at Wal-Mart in the previous year.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As archeologists question filmmaker James Cameron's claim that he has discovered the tomb of Jesus Christ and his family, Christian groups are criticizing the Discovery Channel for what they call another attack on Christianity.The cable channel, which bills itself as "the number-one nonfiction media company," will air "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" on Sunday, March 4.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is threatening to sue a student pro-life activist who recorded an abortion clinic employee encouraging her to lie about her age to avoid being reported as a victim of statutory rape.Lila Rose, an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of California Los Angeles, is the founder of a pro-life magazine on campus. In March, she entered a Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA) clinic, posing as a pregnant 15-year-old and said her boyfriend was 23 years old.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Episcopal Diocese of California on Saturday approved religious blessings of homosexual couples, opening the way for same-sex couples to receive the same recognition the church gives to heterosexual couples.In a statement on the Web site of Oasis California, the homosexual ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California (EDC), Bishop Marc Andrus pledged to make "lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders" (LGBT) feel welcome in the church.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - San Diego's openly lesbian fire chief said Tuesday she has apologized to four firefighters who claimed they were ordered to participate in the city's "Gay Pride" Parade and subjected to harassment along the parade route. She also announced an internal investigation into the allegations.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Education Association (NEA) has dropped an amendment that was going to ask its convention delegates to support homosexual marriage and civil unions in all 50 states.Cybercast News Service has learned that an NEA delegate earlier this month leaked the language of the amendment to conservative groups and the resulting protest apparently prompted the NEA to substitute it with a weaker version.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republicans lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and possibly the U.S. Senate, in midterm elections Tuesday because the party "lost its Reaganite soul," according to conservative leaders reacting to the results.Brent Bozell, the executive director of the Conservative Victory Fund, criticized Republican congressional leadership for abandoning the values advanced by the late former President Ronald Reagan.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A high school student whose commencement speech was cut off when she spoke about her Christian faith will have her case heard in a federal court.A federal judge in Nevada ruled Monday that a debate over freedom of religious expression in public school commencement ceremonies will go to court.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal scientist group on Thursday unveiled computer models combining several existing technologies that it says will help cars meet strict emissions standards put in place in several states, but automakers were unimpressed.