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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Global warming campaigner and former Vice President Al Gore has inspired outspoken conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter to conserve energy, she joked."Every time he comes on TV, I turn it off," the self-described "all-purpose, right-wing blowhard" told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.Coulter was given a standing ovation from the hundreds of people who heard her speak on subjects ranging from the 2008 election to global warming and Gore's energy campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite its removal from the list of countries with major human rights violations, communist Vietnam should be the subject of renewed pressure to improve its allegedly abusive policies, Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) said Wednesday.Decades after U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Smith said he still approaches the issue with "a great deal of sadness and a great deal of anger.""We're not taking [this] anymore. Enough is enough ... the game is over ... Human rights need to flourish in Vietnam," he added.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- Thousands of activists marched to the Pentagon over the weekend to express their opposition to the continuing war in Iraq and to call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S troops. But it remains to be seen if their demands will influence lawmakers. This week, the House of Representatives may vote on a Democratic proposal -- backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and anti-war Rep. John Murtha -- that would force the withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq by 2008. Liberal, anti-war groups warn that it's going to be a close vote.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Seizing the opportunity offered by ever-developing Internet technology, the liberal activist group MoveOn.org hosted a "virtual town hall meeting" Tuesday evening, putting voters in scattered locations in touch with 2008 Democratic presidential hopefuls.The debate, hosted at more than one thousand separate house parties, allowed participants to question candidates about their positions on the war in Iraq and the future of the country.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Veterans opposed to the war in Iraq gathered near the Capitol Thursday protesting the administration's policies and calling for the president to be impeached, but a group that supports U.S. troops and their mission in Iraq slammed anti-war protestors for "undermin[ing] the war effort."A small group of Veterans for Peace (VFP) activists urged Congress to begin impeachment investigations on the grounds of violations of the Constitution and the rights of Americans.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Corrects the name of the organization in the 9th paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - A Virginia delegate introduced legislation this week proposing a holiday to celebrate the end of slavery as an alternative to an official apology that he refuses to support.Seventy-nine-year-old Republican Frank Hargrove drew criticism nationwide when he said that "black citizens should just get over it," when speaking out against a bill that proposed an official apology from the Commonwealth of Virginia for its part in slavery.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When North Korea tested ballistic missiles last summer, the U.S. military activated a defense shield to defend against the possible threat of attack, even though the system is still under development.And despite continuing criticism about its cost and effectiveness, the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is ready to be used in an emergency, should "rogue states" or terrorists launch a missile attack, according to the responsible agency.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson Thursday welcomed a decision by Virginia legislators to express "profound regret" for slavery, saying an apology was "owed" to the descendents of slaves.But Jackson told the Associated Press that despite a motion before the state Legislature to apologize, he thought lawmakers did not want to acknowledge the "true reach" of slavery."There may be a reluctance to apologize for the heinous crime of slavery," Jackson said, "because with apology goes the obligation to repair the damage."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Amid a renewed focus on global warming, an environmental group was alarmed this week to see its name attached to an advertising campaign asserting that "coal is filthy" when the group does not hold such a clear-cut position on the issue.The ads by the newly formed Clean Skies Coalition (CSC) used statistics and analyses from the national non-profit group Environmental Defense (ED) along with images of soot-covered faces to oppose a proposal by TXU, Texas' largest retail electricity provider, to build 11 new coal-driven energy plants.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative alternative in the up-and-coming online encyclopedia field said it aims to combat what it calls "liberal bias" on the highly popular collaborative Wikipedia.com site.Conservapedia.com was formed late last year in a bid to challenge the established online encyclopedia giant Wikipedia, which is one of the 15 most visited websites in the world.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When Lance Cpl. Kyle Croly was killed in Iraq in 2004, his father felt that the 18-year-old had passed the torch of supporting the country on to him.Mark Croly, struggling with the loss, has been reflecting anew on his son's sacrifice since he and other supporters of American troops set off on a cross-country caravan headed for the nation's capital late last week.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Immigrant and worker rights groups called Thursday for an end to raids and deportations of illegal aliens and are planning a May Day boycott to press home their demands.In recent months, federal authorities have arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in raids on businesses that employ them.Critics of the crackdown say lawmakers must "approve fair and pro-immigrant, pro-workers immigration reform and end the terror launched by the Bush administration on immigrant communities nationwide."
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Immigration reform efforts continue in Congress with the latest bipartisan bill offering non-immigrant status for individuals who entered the U.S. illegally once they have undergone extensive background checks and paid fines of $2,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the wake of numerous reports of animal deaths and a massive recall on pet food, an animal rights group has called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the company at the center of the row.Canada-based Menu Foods announced the initial recall on March 20 after several complaints that the company's food had caused dogs and cats to get sick or die. Reports as to the actual number of sick or dead pets vary, with the FDA saying 14 pets have died.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the war in Iraq continues and Congress debates whether to cut funding, pull out the troops, or continue the mission, a scholarship fund for children of U.S. Marines is working to add some assurance to lives filled with uncertainty.Since its inception in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) has given over 20,100 scholarships, ranging in value from $500 to $10,000, to the children of Marines. The non-profit organization gives special emphasis to students whose parents have been killed in action.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With temperatures dropping into the low 30s, Easter weekend felt more like Christmas in the nation's capital -- and with anti-war protestors dressing in creepy costumes, it looked more like Halloween to some critics, too.CodePink, Veterans for Peace and other anti-war groups have been holding weekly demonstrations outside Walter Reed Hospital for almost two years.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After drawing fire from school administrators and student rights groups over the past month, a Rhode Island college student senate has overturned its decision to force an apology from the College Republican chapter for a satirical stunt.Highlighting its opposition to scholarships not based on merit, College Republicans at the University of Rhode Island decided late last year to offer a scholarship for "white male heterosexuals." Applicants were invited to submit an essay describing the "adversity" experienced for being a white heterosexual male.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the 2008 Olympics approach, human rights and religious freedom advocates are urging the U.S. government to "exploit the need" China has to host a successful event and step up the pressure on Beijing to improve its record."A smooth and successful Olympics is paramount to China," Sharon Hom of Human Rights in China told a statutory panel on Capitol Hill Wednesday.Yet despite the fact that the games are only 18 months away, she said the communist regime's repression has been getting worse.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A month after legislation passed granting permanent normal trading relations (PNTR) with Vietnam, a group that opposed the move is calling on the U.S. to use trade to encourage reform in the communist nation, pointing to renewed oppression.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A national communications company refused to display a conservative Christian group's potentially controversial advertisements promoting a conference on sexuality over the weekend.Focus on the Family expressed disappointment at Clear Channel Outdoor's decision to block ads for its international Love Won Out conference in Phoenix, Ariz.The billboard ad was drafted to read, "I questioned homosexuality: Change is Possible, Discover How."