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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-family and media watchdog organizations are urging President Bush to appoint a new chairman to the Federal Communications Commission who "is committed to enforcing indecency laws."In a Jan. 31 letter to Bush, Robert Peters, president of Morality in Media, urged the selection of a new chairman who believes that "the breakdown of standards on TV and radio is a 'moral values' problem we cannot ignore." The letter was co-signed by representatives of 53 pro-family and decency groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday urged his Capitol Hill colleagues to extend and strengthen the Voting Rights Act in order to "level the playing field" because, U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt said, "white people ... will not consider voting for an African American candidate."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The latest reason for gun control and gun rights activists to sharpen their rhetoric is a Christmas card released by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The card features an armed Santa Claus attempting to shield three children from a terrorist.The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) sent the card to members of Congress, President Bush, and others who support gun rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The German company responsible for a controversial ad campaign for Subway restaurants claims the images used in the campaign are appropriate and do not represent an anti-American bias. Two cartoon images are responsible for the flap - one depicting a giant cheeseburger crashing into twin towers and another depicting a bloated Statue of Liberty holding a hamburger and French fries.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives this week injected itself into the debate over whether American military bases should be allowed to publicly sponsor Boy Scout chapters, a practice that the Pentagon suspended in November in order to settle a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.While a Pentagon spokesman insisted that there has been no significant change in the military's relationship with the Boy Scouts as a result of the legal settlement, House Republicans wanted the chamber to go on the record in support of the Scouts.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes details about Voting Rights Act)(CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday urged his Capitol Hill colleagues to extend and strengthen the Voting Rights Act in order to "level the playing field" because, U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt said, "white people ... will not consider voting for an African American candidate."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Along with the many seasonal clashes over the display of Christmas trees and religious items, there are disputes over the sale of toys like the G.I. Joe action figure and squirt guns, which the anti-war group Code Pink believes are inappropriate.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ten people were asked Monday on the Capitol Mall whether they had ever heard of the Austria-based group that's been invited by the Bush administration to monitor this year's American presidential election. Not a single one was familiar with the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), and all ten had reservations about the group's mission.The unscientific, random interviews conducted by CNSNews.com included Penny Gray of San Francisco, who said she could not understand why the United States needed to be monitored.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An animal's unfortunate run-in with a vehicle is nothing to joke about, according to an animal rights group that is asking a candy manufacturer to pull the candy known as "Road Kill Gummies" from store shelves.The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is criticizing Kraft Foods, the maker of Trolli brand gummy snacks, for the candies that depict dead animals - a snake, a chicken and a squirrel - complete with tire tracks.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood announced its disappointment over President Bush's nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The group has reason to be upset with Alito.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" is being slammed by two opposing media critics in their annual roundups of the worst examples of media bias. The conservative Media Research Center (MRC) awarded Matthews the "Crazy Chris Award for Chris Matthews' Left-Wing Lunacy," criticizing Matthews for his support of anti-war activists and attacks on President Bush.The criticism came as part of the MRC's annual "Best of Notable Quotables," in which the group sums up the worst examples of liberal media bias of the year.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee on Monday announced its plan to file a Federal Election Commission complaint against the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which plans to air an anti-John Kerry documentary in the days before the presidential election.When asked in a conference call with reporters if the DNC would respond in a similar way if Michael Moore's anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" were to be shown on a network in the same way as the anti-Kerry film, DNC Legal Counsel Joe Sandler said: "It depends on the, um, you know, on the circumstances."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A student organization sponsored by Planned Parenthood is gaining traction in Amherst, Mass., where pro-abortion students protested a local Wal-Mart store for not filling prescriptions for the emergency contraception pill Plan B, commonly known as a "morning-after pill."The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) group Vox: Students for Choice planned the demonstration with assistance from Planned Parenthood, which sponsors similar clubs on about 180 university and college campuses across the United States and one in Mexico.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The superintendent of the California school district involved in a controversial 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling over parental rights has questioned the motives of the parents involved in the case.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An American University-funded student group plans next month to host the ninth annual National Conference on Organized Resistance, a gathering of anarchists and socialists.The Feb. 3-5 conference "seeks to promote organized action amongst participants against the injustices and inequalities that we confront in our daily lives and in the world," according to the National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR) website.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Student government officials at the University of Maryland College Park are praising the administration's work to sign an "A-list" band to play on campus, but not all students are pleased with the decision.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Christian psychologist who advocates reparative therapy for homosexuals has been dropped from a prominent health advisory council following a documentary he made about ex-homosexuals. He tells Cybercast News Service that he believes political pressure from homosexual advocacy groups, upset over the film, led to his dismissal.But no one either previously associated with Dr. Warren Throckmorton or opposed to his views is admitting responsibility for working to prevent Throckmorton's selection to the council.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A homosexual advocacy group Monday launched a weeklong celebration of homosexuals in the military in an effort to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy."America's lesbian and gay veterans have been on the front lines of every military mobilization and have played an integral role in our national defense since the American Revolution," said C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN).
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire facing a federal lawsuit over alleged religious discrimination, the president of the state's university system this month will develop a system-wide policy regarding student employees who lead Bible studies on campus.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following contains language that readers might find offensive.)(CNSNews.com) - Supporters of "traditional marriage" gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday to rally against what they see as threats to that institution.Hundreds braved scattered rain showers to hear high-profile speakers argue against homosexual "marriage" and urge the audience to combat other threats to marriage, such as divorce.