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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The immigration issue could destroy Republicans' chances in future elections, according to liberal activists gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss Latino politics. But a Republican strategist said the GOP should instead worry about losing conservative support over the issue.Simon Rosenburg, president of the New Democratic Network, argued that the Hispanic vote, long coveted as a crucial demographic by politicians from both parties, was becoming dependently Democrat - a swing that could devastate the GOP as a long-term, electorally viable party.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A lesbian couple in New Jersey has filed a complaint against a Methodist-owned campground, claiming illegal discrimination because their request for a civil union ceremony on the property was denied.Harriet Bernstein and Luisa Paster in March applied for use of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association's Boardwalk Pavilion for their civil union ceremony, planned for September. The Methodist organization rejected their application and later told Bernstein in an email that it did not allow civil unions to be held on the pavilion.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's Iraq "surge" strategy is not dead and should be given a chance to succeed, according to two security analysts who met at the American Enterprise Institute Monday to discuss military policy and politics.AEI resident scholar Frederick Kagan and former acting Army Chief of Staff Gen. Jack Keane spoke out with rare voices of approval for the president's policy as part of an AEI panel called "Assessing the Surge in Iraq."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two Border Patrol agents whose prosecution and sentences to lengthy prison terms triggered a political storm this year may have been charged with a "non-existent crime," according to a legal brief submitted to a federal appeals court in May, and obtained by Cybercast News Service.Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are serving 11- and 12-year sentences respectively for shooting and wounding a Mexican national who was trying to escape after attempting to smuggle 743 pounds of marijuana across the Mexico-Texas border in February 2005.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative youth group has filed a lawsuit aimed at the University of California-Santa Cruz, arguing it should lose federal funding because it allowed military recruiters to be harassed and forced off campus by student protesters.The Young America's Foundation (YAF) accused the school of violating the Solomon Amendment, which requires colleges to allow military recruiters access to their campuses to be eligible for federal aid.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The idea that the Bush administration participated in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is not limited to fringe Web sites and conspiracy theorists, according to a poll commissioned by a Web site that promotes alternative explanations for the events of Sept. 11.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The increase in federal tobacco taxes that congressional Democrats are proposing to fund their new healthcare initiative is being praised by anti-smoking advocates as an effective way to discourage tobacco sales."We are strongly in favor of the SCHIP proposal," Erika Sward, director of National Advocacy for the American Lung Association, told Cybercast News Service. "We see it as a win-win for children's health."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A local Christian group in Portland, Maine, is claiming that a controversial decision to distribute birth control pills to students as young as 11 at a local middle school points to possible criminal activity.On Oct. 17, the Portland School Committee voted 7-2 to begin distributing prescription birth control pills and patches to students in grades 6 through 8 at King Middle School.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has published a list of 10 ways Americans can "address global warming and increase our energy independence" on her Web site. These include replacing incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent ones and wrapping your home's water heater in a blanket. It is not known whether Clinton or her presidential campaign staff practices these apparent energy-saving tips.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Science must ultimately destroy organized religion, according to some of the leading atheist writers and intellectuals who spoke at a recent atheist conference in Northern Virginia. God is a myth, and children must not be schooled in any faith, they said, at the "Crystal Clear Atheism" event, sponsored by the Atheist Alliance International.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that recognizes America's "rich spiritual and religious history" is drawing fire from some of America's most prominent atheists.The resolution, H.Res. 888, resolves to "affirm" the religious traditions that most historians say played a crucial role in America's founding. It calls religious principles and foundations "critical underpinnings" of America's institutions, condemns attempts to remove religion from U.S. history, and designates the first week in May as "American Religious History Week."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are still the most influential talk radio hosts in the business, according to one magazine's rankings of the nation's talkers.The "2008 Heavy Hundred," published by Talkers Magazine, featured Limbaugh at the top of its list with Hannity in second place. Released annually, the rankings bear substantial influence in the radio industry.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The mainstream media and the political process have not given enough attention to "issues of people of color," in the view of Tavis Smiley, the broadcaster who moderated last week's PBS Democratic presidential debate. A conservative black activist in response shot down the notion that some issues are "black issues."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A panel of Muslims leaders and filmmakers gathered at the Heritage Foundation Thursday to speak out against violent extremists whom they believe are corrupting Islam.Muhammed Hisham Kabbani - chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America and the Sufi Muslim Council of Britain - and Hedieh Mirahmadi - a political advisor to the Sufi Muslim Council of Britain - condemned Islamic violence and warned of the consequences of allowing Islam and government to be intertwined.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two men are locked in a deadly struggle in a dimly lit warehouse. One knocks the other to the ground and fastens a metal chain hanging from the ceiling around his neck. He presses a button on a nearby control panel, the chain begins to recede and his enemy rises slowly off the ground, gagging and tugging helplessly at his makeshift noose.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Many political strategists see a bleak future for the GOP in upcoming elections, citing the unpopular Iraq war and the divide over the immigration issue, among other factors. And some conservatives, speaking at the Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference on Tuesday, say the GOP's dour political horizon is most prevalent among the youth vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has been approved to speak this year at the Catholic University of America, a decision that has sparked discontent among many conservative Catholics.Catholic University's College Democrats will host Kerry. Although his appearance has been accepted by the school's administration, the College Democrats are still negotiating with the senator's office about a specific date for his speech.