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July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The education reform bill about to be signed by President Bush includes legal protections for teachers and school administrators who take steps to keep unruly students in line. The Teacher Liability Protection Act will shield educators from frivolous lawsuits filed in either state or federal courts, said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), sponsor of the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - There is "potentially damaging confusion" over how the United States communicates the problem of religious persecution to the rest of the world, a top State Department official admitted Wednesday, two weeks after the release of a report listing the world's 22 worst violators of religious liberties. That recent report was issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (CIRF), an agency created in 1998 to give independent recommendations to the executive branch and Congress.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
1st add includes comments by Rep. Bob Barr.(CNSNews.com) - Amid the poor reviews over his performance in a nationally televised interview Thursday night, California Congressman Gary Condit learned Friday that the Democratic leader in the U.S. House might take action to punish Condit.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives are urging President Bush to block U.S. funding of a population control program that's been criticized for supporting "forced abortions and sterilizations" in China and elsewhere. But, if Congress gets its way, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) could get up to $34 million dollars from American taxpayers for the current fiscal year - an increase of 36 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new petition urging Democratic leaders in the Senate to hold hearings on President Bush's judicial nominations has generated over 25,000 signatures, and more than 5,400 in the last two days.The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) began the online petition because it believes Senate Democrats are obstructing the confirmation process for the president's nominees.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Florida gubernatorial candidate Janet Reno is expected to discuss one of the most agonizing events of her tenure as U.S. attorney general, in a speech to students and citizens in Waco, Tex., on Thursday. At a Baylor University president's forum, Reno is expected to reflect on the Branch Davidian standoff and the April 1993 government assault on the compound near Waco.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Amid reports that his administration is drafting new rules for trying terrorists before military tribunals, President Bush Friday insisted that "our system will be more fair than the system of bin Laden and the Taliban. That is for certain."The president's intention to use military tribunals to try the terrorists has been criticized by civil rights groups and members of Congress, who are concerned about the fairness and openness of such trials.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Experts on election reform and voting fraud overwhelmingly agree that election fraud is a problem that needs to be corrected immediately. That was the message at a debate on election reform held at the Cato Institute Wednesday. Sen. Christopher Bond (R-Mo.) said the election reform bill introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), which is currently sitting in the Senate, is urgently necessary.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The White House confirmed Wednesday that the White House and Air Force One were targets of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. Sean McCormack, spokesman for President Bush's National Security Council, said, "We had specific credible information that both were intended terrorist targets, and that the plane that hit the Pentagon may have been headed for the White House."The White House confirmed these reports.Attorney General John Ashcroft said that the pilots in yesterday's attacks were trained in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It may not rival the political tumult in Argentina, a nation that's had five presidents in just the last couple of weeks, but the state of New Jersey will have four different governors over a span of eight days. The complicated scenario includes Tuesday's departure by the state's acting governor, the splitting up of the gubernatorial duties by the leaders of the state Senate for a week and the eventual swearing-in of the new governor on Jan. 15.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(Corrects Earlier Version:Local funds would be spent to create domestic partnerships)(CNSNews.com) -The U.S. House Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that would allow the District of Columbia to spend its local funds to establish domestic partner benefits. The amendment, which conservatives criticized as an effort to recognize homosexual relationships, was attached to the fiscal year 2002 D.C. appropriations bill. The larger bill passed the House 327-88.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Washington Education Association (WEA), now staring at more than $700,000 in fines and court fees for illegally using teacher union dues for political purposes, remains defiant with the union's spokeswoman promising an appeal and insisting "we've always complied with the law."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The conservative Culture and Family Institute has asked for an apology from Log Cabin Republicans after a GOP District of Columbia councilman bullied Salvation Army officials over their opposition to homosexuality.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While many candidates run for office on the Republican ticket and espouse what passes for a conservative ideology, historian Michael Zak questions whether they understand the GOP's history well enough to get the right points across. Zak, author of Back To Basics For The Republican Party, highlights the 147-year history of the Republican Party and addresses issues that face the GOP today, particularly in terms of getting elected, staying in office and remaining different from the Democrats.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ernest J. Istook (R-Okla.) plans to introduce an amendment that would help President Bush fulfill a campaign pledge and increase the amount of federal money that goes into abstinence education. Istook wants the same amount spent on abstinence that is currently spent on so-called "safe sex" education.Critics, however, believe Istook's amendment would simply undermine efforts to promote contraception.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush is expected to decide Wednesday whether to spend any or all of $34 million that has been appropriated by Congress for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an organization that some conservatives criticize for promoting "contraception and abortion all over the world."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The anthrax scare spread to White House operations Tuesday when the infectious substance was discovered on a mail-opening device at the facility that handles mail for the White House.According to White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, anthrax was discovered on a slitter, a mail-opening device at the mail facility, located at a military installation miles away from the White House. No anthrax was found on any of the mail that was screened, Fleischer said.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Americans traveling by air this weekend will find their baggage subject to dog sniffing and manual searches - part of a new, multi-layered security process imposed by the federal government after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.The Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) requires screening of all passenger baggage to begin Friday, 60 days after President Bush signed the law. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta promised Wednesday the changes would be implemented on time.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Nearly a year since losing one of the closest presidential elections in American history, Al Gore is back in the politically crucial state of New Hampshire, perhaps mulling another presidential bid in 2004 even as President George W. Bush, the man who defeated him maintains a national job approval rating of about 90 percent.Gore arrived in the state Tuesday, several days before he is scheduled to headline Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Manchester.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Liberal groups, declaring war on President Bush's judicial nominees, took their case to the media Thursday. Their primary target was Charles W. Pickering, President Bush's choice to sit on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but a man liberals say is guilty of pursuing "a far-right conservative agenda."