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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new attempt at election reform would force poll workers to produce a paper confirmation for each person casting a machine ballot. "This is about ensuring that every vote counts and is counted," said Patrick Eddington, press secretary to U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, a New Jersey Democrat.Each of the nation's last two presidential elections has resulted in Democratic allegations that Republicans manipulated the voting in key states -- Florida in 2000, Ohio in 2004.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives decried the 5-4 Texas decision Monday as yet another step towards the removal of religion from American life, despite the judgment upholding Texas' six-foot granite display of the Ten Commandments on the state Capitol. Many groups are openly condemning the ruling as weak, as only three justices joined Rehnquist to form the judgment of the court, greatly reducing the case's precedent. The fifth vote came from Justice Steven Breyer, who crafted a concurring opinion.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Young liberals this week flocked to the nation's capital to hear, among other things, liberal television pundit and Democrat political strategist Paul Begala accuse Republicans of wanting to kill him and his children to preserve tax cuts for the rich.Begala was featured at the first-ever Campus Progress National Student Conference, which was designed to provide campus liberals with the tools necessary to fight the conservative movement. The event also drew former President Bill Clinton, for whom Begala once worked as an advisor.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Senate Republicans are wasting no time testing the agreement they reached with Democrats on ending judicial filibusters. Nine GOP senators Wednesday urged their majority leader, Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee, to schedule a vote on William G. Myers III.Myers is President Bush's choice for a vacancy on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but his nomination has been blocked because of a Democratic filibuster.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee cited a minority opinion by nominee Priscilla Owen as his reason for voting against her confirmation to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.The minority opinion is one of a series of opinions Owen took part in during the 2000 session of the Texas Supreme Court. The cases focused on parental notification as a requirement for a minor to receive an abortion. Owen consistently voted in support of notification, which conflicted with a Texas law.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Washington State judge Monday upheld last November's victory of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire, who had taken office Jan. 12 despite lingering questions over the accuracy of her 129-vote victory over Republican Dino Rossi.Chelan County Superior Court Judge John E. Bridges confirmed Gregoire's margin of victory, ruling that Rossi's appeal failed to fulfill the "higher burden of proof" in order to overturn the Democrat's victory.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A homosexual advocacy group says a new rule proposed by Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox is an attempt to undermine "gay-straight alliances."The rule, currently open for public debate, would require students to get their parents' permission to participate in any school-sponsored activity or club, including GSAs.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Students at a Northern California school district now have low to no-cost access to contraceptives, including the controversial Plan B, at a high school clinic. The Santa Rosa City Board of Education cleared the way in late May for the Elsie Allen High School clinic to prescribe and distribute the contraceptives to students from the entire school district.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group boasting of "non-partisan" efforts to rein in "the big money corporate agenda" in Washington Wednesday launched a negative advertising campaign to try to defeat Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney.The Campaign for America's Future (CAF) used a teleconference to detail the alleged connections between Ney's actions in the House and campaign contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose dealings are under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Editor's note: U.S. soldiers were handing out candy to children in southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday when a car bomb blew up near the U.S. Humvee, killing about two dozen people - most of them children. At least one American soldier also died in the suicide attack.)
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pentagon officials believe that anti-war activism is beginning to have a negative impact on recruiting, contributing to the military's inability to meet some of its enlistment goals for 2005. Anti-war activists, the Pentagon officials told a U.S. House committee recently, were increasingly approaching school boards and attempting to prevent military recruiters' access to schools.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One hundred sixty-six soldiers serving overseas in the U.S. military recently became citizens as the result of 2003 legislation allowing naturalization ceremonies to occur outside the U.S.President Bush signed the National Defenses Authorization Act (NDAA) on Nov. 23, 2003 after having issued an executive order in 2002 that expedited the citizenship process for servicemembers.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anger over a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving the use of eminent domain is now affecting how some constituents in Virginia's 8th congressional district treat their incumbent House member.A small group of Virginians Friday held a mock auction to sell the office of Democratic U.S. Rep. James Moran after Moran refused to denounce the Supreme Court's Kelo vs. New London verdict, which affirmed the right of a municipality to seize private property for commercial use.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Families of U.S. soldiers wounded in the war against terrorism are receiving free airfare so they can be with their loved one through medical rehabilitation and the gifts come from their fellow Americans.The Fisher House Foundation inaugurated this program in January 2004, which allows average Americans who have accumulated travel miles with a participating airline to donate them to wounded soldiers and their families.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Coalition and Iraqi forces have been dealing blows to terrorism in Iraq since June, according to statistics from the Pentagon. From July 30 to Aug, 5, coalition forces have discovered and neutralized 109 explosive devices and captured 805 insurgent fighters, 493 of whom were detained. Eleven foreign fighters were either killed or captured, the Pentagon said.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The lawyer who convinced a Florida mediator to transfer custody of two children from a transsexual to the children's biological mother claims the case sets a "huge precedent" for pro-family advocates.The case involves a woman, Margo Kantaras, who in 1987 had female-to-male sex-change surgery, married a woman named Linda Forsythe in 1989, and then adopted Forsythe's biological child the same year.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - America's most prominent media watchdog plans to launch its own blog on Tuesday with a goal of further exposing and combating the perceived liberal bias in the media.