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July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - The House of Representatives passed new abortion legislation Wednesday that makes it more complicated for a minor to terminate her pregnancy.The new bill makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion. If done to save the mother's life, the interstate flight would be legal. Violators of the law would be subject to one year in jail and $100,000 in fines.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Washington(CNS) - Conservative syndicated radio host G Gordon Liddy told a recent gathering of College Republicans that they "Represent the future of the Republican Party" and encouraged the student activists to have the "courage to stand up, lead the party, and not back down from Left."
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
Washington (CNS) - While the most of the public seem to think Texas Governor George W Bush will be the next GOP candidate not all College Republicans are convinced he will be the one.Those attending the annual College Republican convention, held in Washington this weekend at the Watergate Hotel, have had a chance to meet and talk with nearly all the major GOP presidential candidates.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - Elizabeth Dole's presidential campaign picked up some support over the weekend as she beat out Texas Governor George W. Bush in the College Republican straw poll.In the straw poll, conducted at the CR annual convention held in Washington, D.C., Dole captured 27 percent of the vote, Bush took second with 25 percent, while publisher Steve Forbes and Rep. John Kasich (R-OH) both ended up with approximately 13 percent. The remaining candidates received less that 10 percent of the vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - In a meeting at the White House Monday, congressional leaders from both parties agreed on several key budget issues with both sides saying they are now optimistic about the outcome following weeks of strained negotiations."Let me just say, I was impressed with the president's commitment," House Majority Leader Dick Armey told reporters. "I think [Clinton] said, with a good deal of enthusiasm, on at least three separate occasions, 'I'm willing to work on that, I'm willing to go to work on that, let's go to work on that.'"
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - Following the American Psychological Association's recently published report on fatherhood, which found that data does not "support the conclusion that fathers are essential to child well-being," two senators introduced a bipartisan pro-fatherhood bill into the Senate on July 14th.The Responsible Father Act (RFA) of 1999 will provide funding for programs that promote marriage and amend existing federal law which blocks bonding between fathers and their families through increased child support, and more training within the Welfare-to-Work program.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - The highly publicized New York senate race, which so far includes first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, may see one Congressman enter on the GOP side. Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY) released a letter last week to all of his state's Republican Party County Chairmen indicating he will run for retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's seat. The official announcement will take place the week of August 16th, according to Lazio's spokeswoman. "I feel confident we will win," the Long Island resident and Vassar graduate
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - Working couples, people who pay for their own health insurance and people who own mutual funds would be left out in the cold in the wake of changes made to the Republican tax relief bill in the Senate.Nine Republican senators teamed with Senate Democrats to defeat an amendment attached to the $792 billion tax-cut plan that would have given working families greater tax relief.
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - Republican congressional leaders Tuesday introduced their "Straight A's" education reform bill, which they promote as giving states almost unlimited freedom to spend federal education funding how they see fit. States will have access to all funds, including Title 1 money, that target disadvantaged students.Sen. Slade Gorton (R-WA) said the purpose of the bill is "greater student achievement, not more accurate forms to be filled out by teachers and superintendents."
July 7, 2008, 8:24 PM EDT
(CNS) - The office of Microsoft founder Bill Gates became a stop on the GOP campaign trail Monday.Elizabeth Dole paid a visit to the software company's headquarters to meet with the billionaire businessman. She offered congratulations for advancing a device to prevent children from accessing pornography on the Internet. Dole later said publicly that she wants the device on every library and school computer.
July 7, 2008, 8:07 PM EDT
(CNS) - Despite an admission that Russia's chief representative at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) "conned" the organization into extending loans by hiding the truth about Russia's economic state, the IMF is expected to extend $4.5 billion in new loans to Moscow, on top of the $16.5 billion already given.The new loans would be the first support for Russia since September 1998, when the IMF halted a $22.6 billion loan after the Yeltsin government defaulted on previous debts, and improperly used IMF funds to fight devaluation of the ruble.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNS) – India and Pakistan have agreed to hold peace talks this weekend in hopes of ending the month-long fighting between the two countries over the disputed border territory of Kashmir. Pakistan proposed talks between the two nations' foreign ministers last week and was scheduled to have taken place on Monday. However, The Indian Government declined to attend at the last moment, saying that the timing was "inconvenient."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNS) - As high-level officials from Russia and the US continued to talk in Helsinki, Finland, President Clinton stated today that "almost all the issues" have been resolved in Kosovo peacekeeping negotiations. "I expect we'll get this worked out today," Clinton said from Cologne, Germany. Regarding the issues left to finalize, he said, "We must not make any decisions that in any way, shape or form undermine the ability of the Kosovars and their willingness to go home."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNS) - Just after midnight today, British Lt. Gen. Mike Jackson, commander of NATO forces in Kosovo, and Hashim Thraci, the Kosovo Liberation Army's leader, signed a demilitarization agreement in Pristina, Yugoslavia. In accordance with the pact, KLA rebels must turn over their heavy weapons and stop carrying guns throughout Kosovo. Anything larger than a handgun or hunting rifle must be placed in storage within 30 days. Total demilitarization must occur within 90 days.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNS) - As unhappiness with the current Yugoslavian government grows, officials there may soon find themselves at the mercy of an angry nation.At an opposition rally in Cacak, Yugoslavia, angry Serbs chanted for a new government. Since Milosevic agreed to NATO demands, removed Serbian troops and police from the Kosovo Province, the public has been critical of him. "I'd rather wish to be bombed for one more year than have this one stay in power for six more months," stated Gradimir Rakocevic to wire services at the rally.