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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Securing Iraq is a lost cause for U.S. forces, and President Bush should begin withdrawing troops to avoid "floundering ineffectually" and further damaging U.S. credibility, a report issued by the Council on Foreign Relations concludes."The American intervention in Iraq unseated a murderous despot in April 2003," Steven Simon, a senior fellow at CFR, acknowledges in the report, originally published last week but presented Wednesday in a teleconference.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign played no part in and had no knowledge of a question asked by one of her advisors in the Nov. 28 Republican presidential debate that has sparked a firestorm of criticism from conservatives, according to the activist group affiliated with the questioner. Retired Gen. Keith Kerr posed a question for the CNN/YouTube-sponsored debate, in which everyday Americans were supposed to have a chance to ask questions of the candidates via videos submitted through YouTube and selected by CNN.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an unscientific poll released Thursday, the liberal activist group MoveOn.org revealed that its members believe Sen. Barack Obama is the best choice to lead the country out of Iraq. Presumed Democratic 2008 frontrunner Sen. Hillary Clinton lagged far behind.The Illinois Democrat earned 28 percent of members' support in the organization's "virtual town hall vote" held online this week.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Correction: The Campaign for America's Future and Media Matters for America released the report.) (CNSNews.com) - American attitudes toward political and social issues are trending in favor of "progressive" positions and have been for some time, according to a report released Wednesday by the liberal Campaign for America's Future and Media Matters for America.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A war of words between Republicans and Democrats over an amendment that would mandate the withdrawal of an unspecified number of troops from Iraq continued Tuesday as Democrats prepared for an all-night session to "dramatize" the dispute ahead of Wednesday's cloture vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush has executed the "wrong war at the wrong time" and is now trying to justify staying in Iraq by falsely comparing withdrawal from there with U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, according to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who last week announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, could become the nation's first black president in 2008, but liberal African-American leaders are hardly rushing to endorse him.Jesse Jackson, a former presidential contender and head of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, came close to endorsing Obama on Thursday, telling CNN that "all of my heart leans toward Barack" in deciding who to endorse because "he's an extension of our struggle to make this a more perfect union."
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democrats lamenting President George W. Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) said they were unwilling to compromise on the measure on Thursday. Congressional Republicans, however, blamed Democrats for playing politics with children's healthcare, because they have postponed further action for two weeks.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Iowa's General Assembly is considering a bill that would lift the state's prohibition on human cloning and replace it with a statute allowing cloning for some purposes, including the production of embryonic stem cells.The proposed change would alter Iowa's definition of cloning in order to ban somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) for reproduction but still allow the process for the production of embryos for embryonic stem cells research.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The controversy that has erupted around a homosexual Army general who is supposedly a Republican voter, yet supports Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, is "manufactured" and "blown completely out of proportion," according to a group that advocates for the repeal of the ban on homosexuals in the military.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Wednesday listed the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban on partial birth abortions along with the killing of 32 people at Virginia Tech, in describing what she called a hard and emotional week.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Republicans introduced legislation Thursday that would make tax cuts first implemented in 2001 and 2003 permanent, citing economic growth as evidence that they work."The idea of tax cuts influencing the economy, producing revenue that not only comes in for government but comes in for taxpayers ... works and it produced good things," Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) said in a news conference introducing the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(Correction: Changes affiliation for Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell.)(CNSNews.com) - Republicans on Wednesday made good on their promise to block a Democratic effort to mandate a troop withdrawal from Iraq after an all-night session organized by Democratic leaders to "dramatize" the procedural fight over the measure.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Thursday called on Congress to focus on reauthorizing a federally funded children's health insurance program when it returns from recess in September. He urged President Bush to work with Congress on expanding the program in spite of earlier promises to veto it.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation acted "within the range of discretion" in deciding not to investigate sexually charged Internet conversations between former Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page, the Justice Department has concluded.Critics are unhappy, however, and called Tuesday for congressional hearings into the matter.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An amendment to the Justice Department appropriations bill that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would prohibit the use of federal funds to enforce the prison sentences imposed on two U.S. Border Patrol agents involved in the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. The Senate version of the appropriations bill, which the Senate began debating last week, does not include this de-funding amendment.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - National security experts disagreed Friday over the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in monitoring possible terrorist activities."Since time immemorial it is not just the power but the obligation of the commander in chief ... to gather any and all military intelligence about the enemy," Todd Gaziano, director of the conservative foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies said during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee surges in polls against other Republicans seeking the 2008 presidential nomination, fiscal conservatives are taking a closer look at his record and expressing concerns about his approach to taxes and other economic issues.Huckabee campaigns on having cut taxes 94 times during his 10-year tenure as governor. But Nachama Soloveichik, communications director for the conservative Club for Growth, said his record includes only two "modest" tax cuts.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The leaders of two large national veterans' organizations on Thursday called on Democratic leaders in Congress to offer a war funding bill free of withdrawal timelines and "pork barrel" spending."This is not a Democrat or a Republican issue. The sooner our troops complete the mission, the sooner they'll return home," Gary Kurpis, commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), said in a conference call.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The debate over illegal immigration is a "diversion" to distract Americans from government efforts to enter into a North American Union with Canada and Mexico, in the view of activists protesting in Washington, D.C., on Friday."The illegal alien problem is a mechanism for leveraging what is yet to come," Daneen Peterson, a researcher who studies the North American Union issue, said at the small rally, which drew about 40 protestors.