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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."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton Friday will try to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court not to disbar their client, despite false statements he made about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.Nearly a year after leaving office, Clinton is still hounded by his sex scandal with Lewinsky and the statements he made about that relationship while defending himself in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 2002 South Carolina gubernatorial race is shaping up as a debate over whether the state's personal income tax should be repealed. Republican candidate Mark Sanford is pushing the idea, which, if enacted, "would create an economic boom" for South Carolina, according to a panel of 53 economists.A joint letter, signed by the economists, was released Tuesday by the National Taxpayers Union. The letter predicts that the tax repeal would position South Carolina as "one of the nation's fastest-rising stars."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In America's second largest state, Texas, the latest plan to create new political boundaries for the 2002 Congressional elections gives Republicans the upper hand.A federal court comprised of three judges issued the long awaited redistricting map for the state, which will gain two congressional seats next year because of an increase in population over the last decade. Republicans are expected to win both of the new seats.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's call for each American to donate two years or 4,000 hours to community service is "incompatible" with the country's tradition of freedom and individualism, according to the Ayn Rand Institute, one of several organizations to come out against the idea introduced by the president Tuesday in his State of the Union address."If you aren't sure how to help, I've got a good place to start," Bush told Americans Tuesday. "To sustain and extend the best that has emerged in America, I invite you to join the new USA Freedom Corps."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Republican House members have come up with a $100 million advertising plan to help the travel and tourism industry in the United States offset staggering losses caused by the economic downturn and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) introduced his American Travel Promotion Act with several colleagues. "Although $100 million may not sound like a lot of money, the impact will be felt from coast to coast. There's not a district in this nation that isn't impacted by travel and tourism," Foley said.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to debate the nation's energy needs, environmental groups blasted the Republican plan to drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and said the White House lacked enough votes to win Senate passage of the measure.The ANWR drilling provision appeared headed for passage in the Senate Energy Committee earlier this month until Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) yanked the entire bill from the committee and moved it directly to the Senate floor.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cigarette smokers in America, on average, will soon be paying nearly 50 cents a pack just to satisfy state excise taxes on the product, according to an examination of figures provided by the American Lung Association. Smokers in some states will pay much more than that, on top of the 39 cents a pack all smokers must pay in federal excise taxes. Some cities and counties across the country also collect tobacco taxes.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the three months since some California banks began making it easier for illegal immigrants to open accounts, more than $50 million has reportedly been deposited in the state, including over $20 million in Los Angeles County alone, the area with the largest concentration of Mexicans outside of Mexico.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A San Diego abortion provider has been ousted from its 6,700 square foot office building because it was "a detriment" to the area, according to The Abbey Company, which owns the property the abortion clinic was leasing.Edward Allred owns California's largest abortion clinic chain, The Family Planning Associates (FPA).The clinic had leased office space in the La Mesa, Calif., medical building for the last 15 years, but FPA's lease expired April 30.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - AIDS activists will converge on Washington Friday, demanding more tax dollars for various prevention and treatment programs, but one government watchdog group says about $1 billion in federal AIDS money has already been wasted.What's needed is wiser spending of AIDS-related money, not an increase in spending, according to the group, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW).
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A survey using U.S. News & World Report's top 50 colleges and universities shows that institutions across the nation "overwhelmingly choose liberal speakers for commencement exercises."Young America's Foundation (YAF) released its study Monday and found that the list of the nation's commencement speakers leans heavily to the left. The report also shows that schools not listed in the top 50 colleges and universities also lack representation from conservatives at commencement.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(Clarifies manner in which employee union representation might change)(CNSNews.com) - Food service workers, bus drivers and maintenance workers in Nevada's Clark County School District find themselves in the middle of a union tug of war after their health insurance plan went "belly up," according to the head of the local Teamsters chapter. The head of the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA), fighting a Teamsters takeover, accuses the Teamsters of being "the most corrupt labor union in the United States."