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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi forces are weaker today than they were at the end of Desert Storm, but Saddam Hussein has boosted his country's air defenses, communications systems and ability to produce and conceal weapons of mass destruction, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday.While the United States has made no decision to attack Iraq, there is "clear and compelling evidence" that Iraq has mobile laboratories to manufacture chemical and biological weapons, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said at a National Press Club luncheon.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Monday vigorously denied media reports that Secretary of State Colin Powell is planning to step down if President Bush is elected to a second term.Spokesman Scott McClellan said there was "no basis" for a story first reported in the Washington Post on Monday that Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage had recently told national security adviser Condoleezza Rice that he and Powell would leave on Jan. 21, 2005, the day after the next presidential inauguration.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A grassroots coalition of conservative groups is calling on the U.S. Senate to defeat a bill which they say could put the distribution of chemicals used by American farmers under the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the latest round of a two-year struggle over First Amendment rights in Alabama, a federal judge on Tuesday ordered Chief Justice Roy Moore to remove a monument containing the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the justice building in Montgomery.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson gave Moore 15 days to remove the 1.5-ton stone monument or face possible daily fines.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Faith-based policies initiated by President Bush when he served as Texas governor have had adverse consequences for state residents and would serve as bad models for the nation, a Texas public policy group charged Thursday.Five years into the faith-based initiative in Texas, the program is unregulated, prone to favoritism and co-mingling of funds, and dangerous to the people it's supposed to serve, representatives of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As Wesley Clark supporters turned up the pressure on their candidate to run for the White House in 2004, some analysts criticized the former NATO commander for what they see as his broad support for "nation building" and a "top-down bureaucratic approach" to U.S. foreign policy.John Hulsman, a senior foreign policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation, said if Clark decides to enter the presidential race as a Democrat, he would give that party much-needed cover on national security matters.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A statewide advertising campaign by a national children's advocacy group targeting Republican Sen. Wayne Allard's record on welfare issues in Colorado is designed more to win the U.S. Senate for Democrats in November than to advance family values, a local pro-family group said.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the occasion of Women's Equality Day on Tuesday, a coalition of national women's groups announced their endorsement of former Democratic Sen. Carol Moseley Braun for president at a Washington press conference.Kim Gandy, head of the National Organization for Women PAC, said the endorsement will result in the support of "hundreds of thousands of contributing members and over 500 chapters across the country" in Moseley Braun's bid for the Democratic nomination for the White House in 2004.
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, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Less than five months before the congressional elections, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, a Christian conservative from Texas with a reputation for toughness and determination, is setting his sights on increasing the Republicans' six-seat margin in the House."My focus is on getting through our agenda and doing my job as whip," DeLay said in an interview with CNSNews.com, downplaying speculation on possible plans to succeed Majority Leader Dick Armey as No. 2 House Republican after his fellow Texan retires in November.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative organization is running radio ads in South Dakota through the Independence Day weekend, calling on Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) to stop blocking confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees.Last week's ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which said the words "under God" in the nation's Pledge of Allegiance are unconstitutional, proves the country's "desperate need for judge who respect the law," said Concerned Women for America (CWA), which is running the ads.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An amendment to the Senate defense authorization bill that would lift the ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities currently is being considered by a joint House-Senate conference committee.But pro-life groups predict the amendment will be dropped before the bill is sent to the White House for President Bush's signature.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Correction: Fixes James Ziglar status)(CNSNews.com) - When the Senate goes into August recess next week, it will leave unprocessed more than half of President Bush's nominations to cabinet and agency positions, effectively ensuring that the Bush administration will govern in name only for the foreseeable future.The confirmation process was moving at a snail's pace since Bush's inauguration six months ago.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush could help save women's lives in the battle against HIV/AIDS worldwide by releasing to the United Nations Population Fund the $34.5 million Congress authorized to the group last year, the U.S. Committee for UNFPA said Thursday, which is also World Population Day.The committee contends that the money could be used to help prevent HIV infection in young people and pregnant women in 140 developing countries by supporting a steady supply of high-quality condoms, and promoting their correct and consistent use.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In an address to Congress and the nation Thursday, President Bush announced the appointment of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to head a new Cabinet-level office that would coordinate the nation's efforts to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.The new Office of Homeland Security will combine the efforts of a slew of domestic security agencies, including the linking of domestic FBI and overseas CIA intelligence with the Pentagon, emergency officials and state and local governments.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reports that the White House is getting ready to fire a conservative African American woman and a specialist in AIDS policy is causing concern among pro-family groups, who fear that people ideologically closest to the president on heath issues are being targeted by liberals.In the shuffle, Patricia Ware, executive director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, also will likely be replaced. Ware is a strong advocate of abstinence programs.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While there is a well-established pattern of the public rallying behind its president in times of crisis, some say Americans breathe a little easier knowing there's a Republican in the White House when the country is under attack."Certainly my partisanship would have me say the public feels more comfortable with George Bush," said Gary Bauer, president of American Values Coalition and a contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000.