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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) - 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) - 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) - 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
(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2002 South Carolina gubernatorial race is shaping up as a debate over whether the state's personal income tax should be repealed.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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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, 8:28 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
(CNSNews.com) - This week's resignation by a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency was the act of "a pretty strident individual who wanted to make a little noise as he left," according to Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Libertarian Party says the government's Thanksgiving crackdown on those who neglect seat belts for their kids is a "waste of police resources." The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking more than 10,000 police departments in all 50 states to use roadblocks, checkpoints and unmarked patrol cars to check for seat belt violators. The program is called Operation ABC Mobilization, "America Buckles Up Children." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is cooperating with the NTSB in the project.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court this month will hear a challenge to a Minnesota law that bans judicial candidates from campaigning for their jobs before being chosen by voters.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former college and pro football player, is hoping to draft some of his former colleagues to beef up his political team for the 2002 election season. Ed Cunningham, a 35-year-old lawyer who works as a football agent, is running as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas).He is encouraging some of his clients and other players to form an NFL player's political action committee.
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."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative factions in Ohio are pushing the public schools to offer alternative theories to evolution, and the State Board of Education is expected to hold a moderated panel discussion on the request next month. The conservatives are keen on a theory called "intelligent design," which argues that living things were "designed" by some higher being. The theory is somewhat fuzzier than creationism, which holds that God created man and every other living thing.
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
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative legal group is defending, in federal court, the rights of three Kentucky counties to display the Ten Commandments in historical displays at two courthouses and a school district in the state. The Liberty Counsel has filed a brief with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Its opponent in the case is the American Civil Liberties Union, which argues that a U.S. district court judge in Kentucky was correct in ruling the displays unconstitutional.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The largest online Internet auction site, eBay, Inc., has pulled politically sensitive buttons from its website, citing a moratorium on Sept. 11 related items as the reason.But the button designer says eBay is censoring his products. eBay, in turn, calls the charges of censorship "nonsense."Keith F. Shirey, retired political science professor and entrepreneur, said his anti-Osama bin Laden and Enron buttons have been pulled from the site. Shirey calls the anti-Osama bin Laden buttons patriotic and his Enron buttons acceptable.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Tens of thousands of people had signed a petition urging Congress to create a program to train and arm U.S. airline pilots before the Bush administration Tuesday announced it would continue its ban on guns in the cockpits.The petition, circulated and delivered by the Airline Pilots' Security Alliance (APSA), was delivered to U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who chairs the House Aviation Subcommittee. The petition drew 53,417 signatures, according to APSA's website.APSA Chairman Capt. Tracy W. Price authored the petition.