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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(1st Add: Corrects information regarding Tony Mauro)(CNSNews.com) - President Bush is delaying his selection of a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor because he is waiting for the other shoe to drop -- the resignation of Chief Justice William Rehnquist -- according to a top legal expert and former U.S. Justice Department official.Walter E. Dellinger III, former acting solicitor general of the United States, told a Heritage Foundation audience Thursday that Rehnquist's retirement is a certainty.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With many people expecting a pitched Senate battle over President Bush's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, one Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is arguing for a nominee who would receive unanimous support.Despite recent battles between President Bush and Senate Democrats over the president's nominations to lower federal court positions, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) prefers to look back at the confirmation vote of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The narrow Republican victory in Tuesday's special congressional election in Ohio spells trouble for the GOP in 2006, according to nationally syndicated conservative columnist Robert Novak. He cited the Bush administration's prosecution of the war in Iraq as the main reason.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the most pressing issues related to the influx of illegal immigrants to the United States involves Medicaid fraud. In fact, the U.S. Justice Department reports that 47 states allow Medicaid applicants to vouch for their own legal U.S. citizenship when applying for the benefits and more than half of those states produce no follow up in trying to verify the self-declarations.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. ambassador who served as special envoy to North Korea in the administration of President Bill Clinton says that while he has been "a very strong critic of the Bush administration" for the last couple of years, he considers the latest round of nuclear related talks with Pyongyang to be "a resounding success."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new global poll reinforces the perception that Americans, as a whole, are far more religious than Europeans. The Associated Press teaming up with Washington, D.C., firm Ipsos-Public Affairs, found that 86 percent of Americans and Mexicans consider religion to be "important" in their lives, but that only 43 percent of residents in the United Kingdom and 37 percent of those in France have a similar attitude.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two Florida congressmen Thursday reintroduced legislation that they say will help put an end to frivolous lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)."The hijacking of the ADA must end," stated U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who submitted the bill with his Florida Republican colleague, Rep. Clay Shaw. "Too many lawyers view ADA lawsuits as a quick way to become rich and too many small businesses have become their prey. Our legislation can eliminate the drive-by lawsuits and still allow those with disabilities to have their issues resolved."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Calling the USA Patriot Act "one of the most important tools to combat terror," President Bush Friday continued to lobby Congress to reauthorize the law that many civil libertarians say gives law enforcement too much power.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives angered by the frequent calls of congressional Democrats and anti-war activists to close down the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, are conducting an unusual counter-attack. Inspired by California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, bloggers from Dummocrats.com have created "The Gitmo Cookbook" to emphasize the high quality of life for prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay facility.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the newspapers that revealed the contents of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 is now being urged by anti-war protestors to take a more aggressive and critical approach in reporting on the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Tourists walking by the Supreme Court on Friday witnessed the emotions that are sure to spill out all summer following the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the expectation that President Bush will choose a conservative to succeed her.Activists on both sides of the abortion debate, individuals opposed to the death penalty and members of the liberal anti-Bush group MoveOn.org were seen near the court. Meanwhile, average Americans strolled by and gave their own evaluations of the importance of O'Connor's announcement.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was supposed to end the practice of subjecting black voters to literacy tests, poll taxes and intimidation. But one civil rights leader said the use of photo identification requirements in some states is a giant step backwards.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The July 7 terrorist bombings in London and the foiled attempts by terrorists to repeat the attacks two weeks later have set British residents and those in other Western democracies on edge. But at least one security expert is advising against drawing hasty conclusions about the nature of such a threat.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An animated video produced for a Planned Parenthood chapter in California, advocating sexual activity by teenagers and violence against conservatives who oppose abortion, was removed from the organization's website Tuesday, but the reaction to the video itself is still pouring in.Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International, told Cybercast News Service that what the animation "really shows is that if you don't agree with Planned Parenthood, then they want to eliminate you violently."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The apology by the Wachovia financial holding company, for its long-ago connections to the U.S. slave trade, will likely produce dramatic financial consequences for the banking corporation and others in the industry, according to conservative critics of slave reparations.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A New Jersey appellate court Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that same-sex marriage is not protected by the state's constitution. The Superior Court of New Jersey's Appellate Division ruled two to one, with Judge Stephen Skillman writing that the "plaintiffs' claim of a constitutional right to State recognition of marriage between members of the same sex has no foundation in the text of the Constitution, this Nation's history and traditions or contemporary standards of liberty and justice."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new survey of students involved in sex education shows that an abstinence-only curriculum helps students recognize that refraining from sex "is a positive choice," according to the Bush administration, which released results of the questionnaire Wednesday. But one skeptic of government-funded abstinence education programs cited the same survey as evidence that the programs are a waste of money.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Some Canadian scientists have rejected the so-called "global warming" threat, insisting that climate change is normal and isn't even caused by humans. A new video, produced by the Calgary, Alberta-based group, Friends of Science, is titled, "Climate Catastrophe Cancelled: What you are NOT being told about the science of Climate Change!"
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The highly anticipated Supreme Court rulings on the public display of the Ten Commandments failed to resolve the issue Monday because the court sent "mixed messages," according to one display opponent."My interpretation is that, unfortunately, the Supreme Court has once again muddied and side-stepped the issue," Dave Silverman, communications director for American Atheists, told Cybercast News Service, following separate verdicts involving cases in Kentucky and Texas.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that wants homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military said Monday that the military could attract as many as 41,000 new recruits if the ban on homosexuals were lifted."The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law hangs like a 'Gays Not Welcome' sign outside the Pentagon's front door," said Sharra Greer, director of law and policy for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN).