Pete Winn joined CNSNews.com in October of 2007 as a staff writer/investigative reporter. For nearly 20 years, he has reported on key legal, cultural, political, scientific and religious topics at the national level for online, magazine, radio/TV and print publications. His work has been quoted by, or appeared in, The Washington Times, ABC News, AP, UPI, MSNBC and The New York Times, as well as in local newspapers and on radio stations around the country. Prior to joining CNSNews.com, Pete was the associate editor and co-creator of CitizenLink, a daily public-policy and government-issues e-newsletter/Web site produced by the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family. For seven years, he served as head writer and substitute host for Family News in Focus, an internationally syndicated radio news-and-issues program heard on more than 1,400 stations in the U.S. and Canada. With experience as a radio news director in both commercial and public radio, Pete is a former voting member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association of America (RTNDA). He also served as an editor for Politico: a Journal of Contemporary Concerns. He holds a B.A. degree in Politics & Government and Philosophy from Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.

My Articles

July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and self-proclaimed "inventor of the Internet," has earned a new moniker: champion of homosexual marriage. And while some observers are excited about Gore's endorsement of same-sex marriage, the laws at the state level show overall that traditional marriage is supported by a vast majority of Americans and legislatures.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cybercast News Service has learned that a University of Toledo administrator has lost her job because she wrote a newspaper commentary that questioned whether homosexuality is a civil rights issue. Crystal Dixon, the associate vice president of human resources at the state university, had earlier been put on paid administrative leave for the Apr. 18 column published in the Toledo Free Press, as detailed in a previous CNSNews.com report.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to issue a report soon with new figures on the number of AIDS cases and new infections of HIV -- the human immunodeficiency virus believed to cause AIDS. But Cybercast News Service has learned that, in 2003, in an effort to get a handle on the disease, researchers in Atlanta and 14 other cities took their PDAs and clipboards to gay bars, nightclubs, bookstores and other places homosexual men frequent and surveyed them about their sex habits and HIV status.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Some candidates campaign like old-school politicos. Others are marketed like commodities, but Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is unique among the presidential hopefuls -- Democrat or Republican, some political analysts say.Stephen Wayne, a government professor at Georgetown University, said the Democratic senator from Illinois is campaigning a lot like Republican Ronald Reagan did in 1980.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The California Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that puts homosexual marriage back in the political spotlight. In a 4-3 decision, the justices legalized same-sex marriage in the nation's most populous state--nullifying the state's law limiting marriage to one man and one woman and the 2000 referendum upon which it was based.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The attorneys who wage war in court over Establishment Clause questions are not only split on the issue of prayer in the public square -- they are also split on the legal impact of an appeals court decision Tuesday on prayer at the Indiana Legislature. Both sides do agree that a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the 189-year-old tradition of allowing clergy to pray at the opening of each legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-life leaders in Congress are taking a "show me" attitude towards Republican frontrunner Arizona Sen. John McCain. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said McCain is going to have to prove himself to the pro-life community.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The future of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was cast into doubt on Wednesday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that it is no longer enough for the military to state the policy -- which says that "homosexuality is incompatible with military service" -- when it discharges members of the armed services it discovers to be homosexuals.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Council lawmakers in Maryland's Montgomery County are considering a proposal to give transgendered people protected status under law, and a local citizen's group is pledging to try to stop it, contending that, among other things, it would allow transgender men to use showers, lockers, and restrooms used by women and girls. Bill 23-07 would add "gender identity" to the county's existing non-discrimination laws, if passed by the Montgomery County Council at its upcoming Nov. 13 meeting.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Who's telling the truth? Baseball superstar and would-be Hall-of-Famer Roger Clemens and his chief accuser, trainer Brian McNamee, contradicted one another in sworn testimony before a congressional committee Wednesday. At a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said Clemens and McNamee had been brought before the committee because one of them was lying.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Last week's decision by the California Supreme Court establishing homosexual marriage there has raised a number of questions, one of them being whether the U.S. Supreme Court will eventually take up the issue. Some of the nation's top legal experts disagree on whether that will happen.Brigham Young University law professor Lynn Wardle told Cybercast News Service that the homosexual marriage issue is unlikely to go directly before the nine justices of the High Court.