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Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's new Forest Service chief told Congress Tuesday he doesn't know yet whether the Bush administration will appeal a federal judge's decision to stop implementation of former President Clinton's last-minute policy banning logging and road construction in a large portion of America's national forests.The ban would affect a third of the nation's national forests - almost 60 million acres - spread over 39 states.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Wednesday blocked further consideration of a major energy bill, after it looked like the Energy and Natural Resources Committee would approve a plan to drill in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge.Most Democrats and environmentalists don't want that to happen (pristine wilderness! rapacious oil companies!).
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that President Bush's proposed $1.6 trillion dollar tax cut should be enacted "on principle."He noted that the American people have not received "major tax relief" since the Reagan tax cuts in 1981. Since then, Cheney said, taxes have been inching their way back up.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Plenty of Americans are disappointed by the way the 2000 election went into a five-week legal limbo, and many of them are particularly upset about voting "irregularities" in Florida. But of all the disappointed voices, the bitterness from some in the African-American community, Jesse Jackson in particular, is notable.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
1st Add: includes information on the federal grand jury investigating the World Trade Center attacks.(CNSNews.com) - Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday there was a possibility that the terrorists who attacked New York and Washington last week may have attempted to hijack more than four airplanes. However, he couldn't confirm that at this time as the investigation continues.
Jason Pierce[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - "Like our Olympic athletes in Sydney, the American people are breaking all kinds of records," President Clinton told reporters Wednesday morning at the White House, as he announced that the U.S. budget surplus for the 2000 fiscal year will be at least $230 billion.The surplus is the extra money taxpayers send to Washington - money above and beyond what's called for in the federal budget.
Matt Pyeatt[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Amidst possible action by his own political party and rising distrust among local voters, Democratic Congressman Gary Condit is now facing a criminal complaint.A lawsuit filed in Condit's California district cites obstruction of justice in the investigation into the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy, according to a statement by the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, which is involved in the action.
Seth Lewis[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When a Pacific Northwest utility company announced in January it would build the world's largest wind power plant, seemingly everyone embraced the plan.Environmentalists touted its cleanliness. Politicians praised its ingenuity. And consumers welcomed its timing - coming at a moment when the West was feeling the pinch of energy-starved California.Who couldn't love wind power?Well, the Washington ground squirrels, for one.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative public policy group, says that corporate average fuel economy standards actually kill people each year.The government-implemented regulations, put in place during the 1980s, required American automakers to make more fuel-efficient cars, and in many cases, that translates into smaller, dangerous cars, said Sam Kazman, the CEI's general counsel, in a speech in Washington on Friday.
John Rossomando[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Charles Schumer of New York have proposed a bill that would increase the tax deductions available either to parents with children enrolled in college, or for individuals sending themselves to school.The Shumer-Biden amendment under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee would reduce tuition costs by allowing up to $12,000 to be deductible from an individual's tax returns.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Thanks to the United States paying over half a billion dollars in back dues to the United Nations, the world body is back in the black for the first time in recent years, according to the U.N.'s top budget official."This is not a report that features doom and gloom, it's a report that features good news," said Joseph Connor, Under Secretary-General for the U.N.'s Administration and Management division.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said Monday he looks forward to meeting with House Republican leader Richard Armey (R-Tex.) and other Republican congressional leaders to talk about racial issues. Mfume said he hopes the meeting will "turn down racial rhetoric" and lay the groundwork "for a different type of coexistence and cooperation between the NAACP and the Republican Party."
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An opinion poll finds more Americans say the National Rifle Association more often represents their personal views than either the AFL-CIO or the "Religious Right."Zogby International conducted the survey of 1,005 likely voters nationwide. 63 percent of those polled say the NRA represents their personal views at least some of the time, 19 percent say all the time. However, 34 percent said the NRA never represents their views, while 3 percent weren't sure.
Jason Pierce[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. must " think outside the box" when it engages in its war against terrorism if it is to be successful, a panel of policy experts said Friday in Washington. The panel, assembled by the United States Institute of Peace, discussed ways Americans should deal with the newly emphasized threat of terrorism, in light of last week's attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal groups digging for dirt on President-elect Bush's Cabinet nominees have come up with several lines from a speech Interior Secretary-designate Gale Norton delivered in 1996.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With health care surfacing as a growing issue in the presidential sweepstakes, a Pennsylvania senator is hoping his involvement in the matter will make it an even bigger campaign issue.
John Rossomando[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
Washington, DC (CNSNews.com) - A group of women picketed the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the National Organization for Women Thursday, protesting the group's public support of confessed child murderer Andrea Yates and condemning NOW's support for the woman as "anti-child."
Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With all hope gone for producing any crops this year, the desperate farmers of Oregon's Klamath Basin are now emphasizing the plight of the wildlife and waterfowl that also depend on irrigation water, which the federal government has diverted away from farmland to save endangered fish.
Seth Lewis[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Home-schoolers have turned the National Spelling Bee into their own personal showcase.In fact, this year's champion was taught at home most of his life, and home-schoolers made up more than 10 percent of the field of 248 students. Last year, all three of spelling-bee finalists were home-schooled, as was the winner and runner-up of the National Geography Bee.
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT