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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
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) - 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) - 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) - 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, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With new security measures in effect Friday at the nation's commercial airports, baggage check-in at Baltimore's BWI Airport was taking just bit longer than usual. Passengers crowded the main check-in terminal expecting their baggage to be subjected to bomb sniffing dogs, manual searches and baggage-passenger match-ups. These new measures, called for by the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA), required screening of all passenger baggage to begin Friday, 60 days after President Bush signed the law.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A community music festival in Columbia, S.C. is drawing fire because of taxpayer funding for an event featuring artists who perform songs with questionable lyrics about rape, sex and disparaging racial remarks.The Three Rivers Music Festival is generating concern among some local residents because children 10 and under will be admitted free of charge and because of a subsidy by the city government of as much as $250,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With new security measures in effect Friday at the nation's commercial airports, baggage check-in at Baltimore's BWI Airport was taking just bit longer than usual. Passengers crowded the main check-in terminal expecting their baggage to be subjected to bomb sniffing dogs, manual searches and baggage-passenger match-ups. These new measures, called for by the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA), required screening of all passenger baggage to begin Friday, 60 days after President Bush signed the law.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
CLARIFICATION: Clarifies calculation on per acre cost from New Orleans Museum of Art.(CNSNews.com) - A yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of America's Louisiana Purchase began Thursday with historians reflecting on the momentous deal in which Thomas Jefferson bought roughly 800,000 square miles from France's Napoleon Bonaparte for $15 million - less than three cents an acre.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Along with Britney Spears and Pepsi, Budweiser and its Clydesdales, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) joined the advertising business with two thirty-second spots during Sunday's Super Bowl, spending nearly $3.4 million in the government's largest single ad purchase in U.S. history.The ads, which are a part of the "National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign," were targeted at American drug users. One of the ads asked: "Where do terrorists get their money? If you buy drugs, some of it might come from you."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - With Palestinian flags waving, a group of Orthodox Jews gathered with several Palestinian Muslim women Monday to protest Israel's behavior in the Middle-East crisis.Rabbi Yisrael Dovid Weiss, a Monsey, N.Y. Orthodox rabbi said the group wanted to "proclaim to the world that this tremendous rally that is supposedly representing Judaism is false." Weiss argued that God forbade the Jewish people from establishing their own state, and that the creation of a Jewish state is reserved for the Messiah.