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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."
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, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Texas public school teacher who alleges she was denied a promotion to assistant principal because she sent her own children to a private Christian school, has won a battle to have a federal jury decide her lawsuit.U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Fitzwater denied the Greenville, Texas Independent School District's request to dismiss the case, ruling there was enough evidence for a jury to determine whether Karen Jo Barrow was the victim of discrimination.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An Illinois man wants local building codes changed so that even newly-built private homes where none of the residents need special access would still have to be made accessible to people with disabilities. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) already requires public buildings to be accessible to handicapped individuals.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Phillip Morris Company stockholders Thursday overwhelmingly approved a name change for the firm that is still seeking to broaden its identity beyond that of the nation's biggest cigarette manufacturer. But one anti-tobacco group is running an advertisement slamming the company. "No matter how often a snake sheds its skin ... it's still a snake," the ad reads.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNew.com) - A local chapter of the Teamsters Union now claims to be conducting a "hostage recovery program" as it tries to supplant a National Education Association affiliate as the bargainer for public school cooks, janitors and bus drivers in Nevada's Clark County.The long-running battle pits the Teamsters against the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA). The Teamsters accuse ESEA of poor management, for allowing the union's health trust fund to go "belly up" last November.
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.