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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Senate, on a voice vote Monday, approved the $87.5 billion President George W. Bush wanted for Iraq and Afghanistan. President Bush says the money will help bring stability and democracy to both countries, and he's expected to sign the bill soon.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a recent flap on United Nations funding, a group of House Democrats said the Bush administration is illegally withholding money from the World Health Organization (WHO) solely out of concerns of pro-life groups."We want to know that the administration is not jeopardizing UNICEF, WHO and other important UN programs because of a small group of anti-choice zealots," Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A week before the second anniversary of 9/11, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced plans to add as many as 5,000 armed air marshals to the force already deployed to protect passenger aircraft against terrorist threats.As part of the changes, the air marshal's program will be moved from the Transportation Security Administration to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ridge said Tuesday in an address at the American Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Imposing tough new sanctions against Pyongyang, as proposed by a bipartisan group of senators, would only hurt the poorest people in North Korea and would be unlikely to force the communists to dismantle their nuclear weapons program, national security experts said Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - On the 10th anniversary of the Oslo Accords between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, analysts in Washington said recent history has shown what many saw as the beginning of a peace process to be little more than a Palestinian Trojan Horse designed to undermine the state of Israel.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The United Nations' record of discord with the Bush administration, particularly on social issues, is making Americans increasingly leery of turning over decisions on the prosecution of the war on terrorism to the U.N. Security Council, a national research group has found.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush spoke to the United Nations on Tuesday morning, urging world leaders to unite in the war on terrorism and to actively support U.S.-led reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq.All governments that support terror are complicit in a war against civilization, Bush told the delegates."All nations that fight terror as if the lives of their own people depend on it will earn the favorable judgment of history," Bush said.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The United Nations is becoming increasingly irrelevant in terms of authorizing appropriate military responses to acts of terrorism or in taking action against member nations suspected of developing weapons of mass destruction, U.N. experts said this week.Their comments came as the Bush administration apparently edged closer to launching an invasion of Iraq without the U.N.'s explicit authorization and just days before U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix is expected to update the U.N. Security Council on efforts to disarm Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Facing mounting criticism of the Bush administration's Iraq policy, supporters of the president hit back Wednesday, calling on congressional critics to state what they would have done differently after the 9/11 attacks.House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) scolded Democrats, who he said "want to return to the weak and the indecisive foreign policy of their Cold War past.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Arlington, Va. (CNSNews.com) - Today's politicians should take heed of a warning once issued by George Washington regarding the danger of "entangling alliances" with foreign governments, conservative policy experts said over the weekend.Specifically, the conservatives declared, the United States should beware of signing United Nations' treaties that ultimately could cost Americans their sovereignty.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Oct. 14 voted 57 to 39 to reject an amendment to the Iraq reconstruction package, sponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) that would have ordered the reconstruction to be financed by Iraqi oil revenue instead of as a grant. The vote was seen as an endorsement of President Bush's preferences on the issue. A final Senate vote on the president's request for $20.3 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq is expected by the end of the week.)
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A United Nations proposal to give special assistance to women as part of the effort to relieve southern Africa's humanitarian crisis would unjustly discriminate against African men, who are disproportionately affected by illnesses and war-related injuries, a group of health organizations said.The group took issue with a recent statement by Carol Bellamy, executive director of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), who said women and children must be at the center of any response to southern Africa's humanitarian crisis, particularly the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - While some Iraqi cities remain dangerous places, progress in reconstruction and services by Iraqis and Americans since the ouster of Saddam Hussein suggests the country is farther on its way to self-government than recent media reports indicate, U.S. officials said Friday.Christopher Spear, assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor, said a majority of Iraqis report they are better off now than they were under the regime of Saddam Hussein, and their cooperation with the American-led coalition proves this.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After a heated debate, the U.N. Human Rights Commission dropped discussion of a resolution to add "sexual orientation" to the U.N.'s definition of discrimination.But family groups warn that supporters of the issue, which include most European countries and Canada, will lobby harder to pass the resolution when it comes up for a vote again next year."This issue never goes away," said Douglas Sylva, director of research at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute in New York, which opposed the resolution.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Members of a newly formed coalition of policy analysts last week accused the Bush administration of pursuing an increasingly imperialistic foreign policy agenda and warned that U.S. armed forces are dangerously extended in overseas deployments as a result.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the support of liberal Republicans, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has reintroduced legislation that would expand federal hate crime laws to include crimes motivated by a victim's "sexual orientation."Co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.) and Gordon Smith (Ore.), Kennedy's bill would add the new classification to existing laws that target violence because of race and religion, in effect granting special protection to homosexuals as a class of people.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers Wednesday urged the passing of legislation recently approved by both the House and the Senate that would effectively lift the ban on Americans traveling to Cuba.Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) called the travel restriction a relic of the Cold War and said that after 40 years of failure, it was time to take a different approach to bring about an end to the Cuban regime.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of pro-life groups announced it is aunching a national drive to register eligible Christians to vote in the 2004 election. But a religious liberty organization warned that churches could jeopardize their tax-exempt status if they permit the coalition's pamphlets to be distributed at church locations.In what they hope will be the first step to putting pro-life candidates into public office, pro-life groups announced Monday they will distribute flyers beginning Father's Day encouraging churchgoers to register to vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Education Association's effort to educate children about the events of Sept. 11 is drawing criticism from conservatives and educators who say the NEA's teaching suggestions miss the mark.The NEA's website, "September 11th Remembered" at NEAHIN.org, will be launched Aug. 20 and will include up to 100 lesson plans that teachers can use to help elementary, middle and high school children integrate how they might remember Sept. 11 in language, health, music and drama, said Jerald Newberry, director of NEA's Health Information Network.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The European Union is calling on its members to monitor more closely the activities of U.S. pro-life groups in Europe, which officials believe are undermining EU efforts to provide financial support for the U.N. Population Fund.Poul Nielson, the European commissioner for Overseas Development and Humanitarian Aid, warned members of "the divisive tactics used by a small group of extremists," the New York-based Catholic Family and Human Right Institute (C-FAM) reports.