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July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Jewish rabbi has told the annual meeting of an international Catholic organization that "[Pope] Pius XII saved more Jewish lives than any other person, including Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler," contrary to press accounts over the last several years that claimed Pius XII did little or nothing to prevent the holocaust. Several Jewish organizations have also criticized Pius XII for his alleged failure to act.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A California congressman charges that Clinton administration holdovers at the U.S. State Department are blocking the delivery of aid to the Iraqi opposition.Republican Rep. Christopher Cox said Congress passed the Iraq Liberation Act three years ago, over the objections of many in the Clinton administration, to help fund the Iraqi National Congress' efforts to topple Saddam Hussein. However, according to Cox, the State Department has blocked its implementation.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A taxpayers' group is asking the gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey to safeguard Internet usage from taxation with a 17-word pledge.The pledge, sponsored by the Association of Concerned Taxpayers (AOCTP), asks Mark Warner (D) and Mark Earley (R), the nominees for governor of Virginia, and Jim McGreevey (D) and Bret Shundler (R), the New Jersey candidates, to pledge, "As governor I will veto any legislation that comes across my desk that will tax the Internet."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of America's most determined opponents of race-based preferences is sponsoring a measure he hopes will block attempts to subvert California's anti-affirmative action law known as Proposition 209.More than five years after being approved by California voters and more than four years after being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Proposition 209 is still under attack, according to Ward Connerly, who fought for the law's passage in 1996 and is the author of the new measure called the Racial Privacy Initiative.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-family advocates are up in arms over a hate crimes bill under consideration in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would create special protections for homosexuals.The GOP-controlled Pennsylvania State Senate passed an amendment to an agricultural bill on June 21 that would add "actual or perceived mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity" to the commonwealth's ethnic intimidation statute.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - Students at a Washington, D.C. university are discontented over their school's plan to close down the campus and their dormitories during the International Monetary Fund meetings planned for later this month.George Washington University (GWU) plans to lock its students out of their dormitories between September 27 and October 2, in an effort to deter protesters from using the campus as a base for their protests, as well as ensuring the safety of its students.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Philadelphia's school reform plan, designed by the governor, already upheld by one state judge, labeled unconstitutional by the public school teacher's union, next has a date with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.The ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Joseph Doyle cleared the way, at least temporarily, for Republican Gov. Mark Schweiker to begin establishing a five-person School Reform Commission. Schweiker appointed one member who began directing Philadelphia school affairs Dec. 22.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday announced its plans to push its version of the patient's bill of rights at a Capitol Hill press conference. House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) joined by three other members of the Democratic leadership, announced their "Waiting Room" campaign to pass the patient's bill of rights legislation co-sponsored by Reps. Greg Ganske (R-Iowa), John Dingell (D-Mich.), Charlie Norwood (R-Ga.), and Marion Berry (D-Ark.).
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Members of both houses of Congress are united in a bipartisan manner in the condemnation of Tuesday's terrorist attacks against the Pentagon and World Trade Center.Many congressional leaders and members of both houses of Congress issued statements strongly condemning the attacks, with some members of Congress going as far as to call the attacks, an "act of war.""Terrorists flout international law and standards of common decency," said House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). "These terrorists are cowards and they will be punished."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As government revenues shrink, budget deficits mount, and tax hike plans swirl about, voters often blame politicians for "pork-barrel" spending. But, those same voters who complain about wasteful spending will usually support local pork projects and continue voting for incumbents who bring home the bacon, said American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow Norm Ornstein.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's top legislative priority, the education bill, which he still hopes Congress will pass before its August recess, has a loud and powerful critic in House Majority Whip Tom Delay (R-Texas). Despite already having voted for a House version of the legislation, DeLay now says he has serious reservations about what he calls "that awful education bill."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new poll reveals that President Bush has the highest job approval rating of any American president since his father's record approval ratings following the Persian Gulf War. A Reuters News Service poll conducted by John Zogby shows that Americans give Bush an 87 percent approval rating for his handling of affairs following the September 11 attack on the United States. Ten percent of respondents disapproved of the president's performance. "This is America rallying around their flag, rallying around their leader," Zogby said.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Only days after taking over as New York City mayor, Republican Michael Bloomberg has outraged abortion opponents with a plan to make abortion training a standard part of OB/GYN training in the city's public hospitals.As part of his Blueprint for Public Health, Bloomberg reportedly wants about 100 OB/GYN residents in the city's 11 public hospitals to be trained in performing abortions. Residents could opt out of the program if they had moral objections to the training.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - If the Bush administration fails to get its energy bill through Congress, it won't be for a lack of effort on the part of the Teamsters' Union, whose top energy adviser joined House Republicans and the U.S. labor secretary Tuesday in arguing that oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is both a safe and smart idea.Drilling in the 19 million acre ANWR is strongly opposed by environmental groups who argue that it will disturb the ecological balance of the Arctic wilderness area.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pair of tax reform groups are calling on Congress to re-examine the capital gains tax rates in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States September 11 and Monday's 684-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Consumer activist and 2000 Green Party Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader told reporters Monday a special prosecutor is needed to investigate the financial collapse of the energy giant Enron. Nader believes the political contributions by Enron and its accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, to Democratic and Republican officials have undermined the ability of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Congress, and the Justice Department to conduct a proper investigation, thereby making the appointment of a special prosecutor necessary.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The American Life League (ALL), a conservative pro-life organization, warned Friday that President George W. Bush will "cave" on his campaign pledge to oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and, as a result, will jeopardize his pro-life credentials. The group originally issued a press release indicating it had an inside scoop on what the president would decide regarding future government funding of the research. However, the White House Friday quickly dismissed the idea that Bush had already made up his mind.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate is preparing to consider its own brand of tax relief for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) has introduced legislation that would forgive federal income and inheritance taxes owed by the victims of the attacks and their survivors.Allen's bill is similar to one that recently passed the House of Representatives, but has certain key differences.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of liberal scholars, allied with consumer activist Ralph Nader, this week said a re-regulation of the utility markets is the only way to prevent crises like the California electric shortage and the Enron financial collapse from happening again.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Religious conservatives are concerned that the recent removal of the phrase "so help me God" from the oath given to witnesses during confirmation hearings held for several Bush nominees since the Democratic takeover of the Senate, is evidence of the Democratic Party's hostility towards religion. The controversy came to light following an executive session of the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Thursday, August 2, 2001, in which Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) protested the omission of the phrase to Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)