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July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A leading cultural analyst Tuesday said results from a recent Harvard poll, in which President Bush got a higher job approval rating from college students than from the general public, stems from growing patriotism on American campuses, especially in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The students are also being turned off by Democratic Party negativity, the poll indicated.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. officials have dismissed as "ludicrous" allegations from Cuba that 75 dissidents jailed in the communist country this week were "mercenaries" funded by the U.S. government to undermine Fidel Castro's regime. Those jailed in Cuba's recent crackdown on "dissidents" included opposition movement activists and independent journalists.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal appellate court is being asked to assemble a panel of judges to help sort out a longstanding political controversy in Texas that has resulted in state Senate Democrats fleeing to New Mexico in protest of a Republican plan to redraw congressional boundaries.U.S. District Court Judge George Kazan said Wednesday he will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, La., to assemble a three-judge panel to hear arguments in the lawsuit filed by Democrats challenging a parliamentary maneuver by Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Libertarians still critical of the USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act find a further erosion of civil liberties in a leaked Justice Department memorandum outlining a second PATRIOT Act that is expected to be submitted to Congress in the coming months.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A day after blasting industrialized economies for allegedly wreaking environmental and financial woe on third world countries, Venezuela's leftist dictator received a verbal pummeling of his own Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two Republican U.S. House members Wednesday demanded that the Bush administration be more aggressive in condemning human rights abuses in Cuba and that it provide information on prisoners to any delegation traveling to the communist nation.The hearing follows the recent convictions of 75 Cuban dissidents, who had been rounded up by Fidel Castro's government, given one-day trials and sentenced anywhere from six to 28 years for treason.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, victims' relatives blamed President Bush, Bill Clinton and Congress for immigration policies they said allowed the terrorists to enter the country and execute their plan. At a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, members of the 9/11 Families for Secure America (FSA) said they will no longer be ignored by politicians who they say care more about their own careers than the lives of legal American citizens.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While endorsing a $15 billion worldwide AIDS prevention bill Tuesday, President Bush was still catching heat from critics on the left and right.Conservatives blame the president for a "missed opportunity" in ensuring that "proven" AIDS prevention programs emphasizing abstinence and monogamy are utilized. Some liberal Democrats in Congress say the bill is not expensive enough and the White House should have less control of the purse strings.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The 2004 Democratic presidential campaign may have reached a critical stage in the last several days as candidates began aiming more of their verbal attacks at the perceived frontrunner than at President Bush. Campaign analysts say to expect more of the same in the months leading to the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Education reform leader and former New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark is among those cheering the latest development in the battle over school vouchers.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) The confirmation hearing for President Bush''s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency was postponed Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Isabel''s stiff winds and pounding rain in the nation''s capital. However, the president''s nominee, Republican Utah Gov.. Mike Leavitt also faces stiff opposition from environmental groups and Senate Democrats including Connecticut''s Joseph Lieberman, who is also running for president.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite a field of nine candidates from which to choose, nearly a quarter of likely Democratic presidential primary voters in New Hampshire say they are undecided about the 2004 race, fueling more speculation about the possible entry of a tenth candidate - New York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.But while political watchers like conservative Robert Novak think it's still possible for a Clinton candidacy, recent polls show she is having major problems pleasing her own constituents in New York State.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee's latest fundraising appeal, using two Clinton-era strategists as pitchmen, claims the donations are necessary to help a disadvantaged party counter the contributions of Republican "special interests."But a Republican National Committee official said the DNC is failing to mention the efforts already underway by some of the nation's most liberal-minded groups, allied with billionaire financier George Soros, to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to try to defeat President Bush and other Republicans in 2004.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A petition objecting to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as the University of Georgia Law School commencement speaker this month claims Thomas is "unworthy" because of his opinion in the court's December 2000 decision that ended the recount of Florida's votes in the last presidential election.UGA law professor Donald Wilkes said 11 faculty members and 50 students have signed the petition objecting to Thomas and the "stealthy" selection method for choosing a commencement speaker.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Saturday's appearance of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at a Florida summit focusing on the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba will draw protests from U.S. House members as well as anti-Castro Cuban-Americans.Gorbachev is slated to meet with U.S. government officials at the Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., to discuss the possible lifting of the 40-year-old embargo, originally put in place by the administration of President John F. Kennedy not long after Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba and at the height of the Cold War with the Soviets.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After pro-family leaders criticized Republican National Committee Chairman Marc Racicot for meeting with what they call "gay pressure" groups, Racicot has now agreed to a meeting with a group of people who used to be homosexual."We thought it was bad politics and not the right thing to do to meet with a homosexual activist group," Peter LaBarbera, senior policy analyst for the Culture and Family Institute, a part of Concerned Women for America (CWA), told CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department Wednesday criticized local government officials and activists across the nation who continue to do battle with the USA PATRIOT Act and urge local law enforcement agents not to assist in its enforcement. The act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush to increase national security in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On a mission to develop in young Americans what President Ronald Reagan called "an informed patriotism," the non-profit, Alexandria, Va.-based Bill of Rights Institute is slated to unveil this fall a new curriculum for high school students emphasizing the principles of the Constitution.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Illegal immigration opponents Thursday said President Bush and congressional Republicans risk losing their core voter base in national elections next year by embracing measures that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens. The remarks came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held a markup session on a bill that would allow in-state collegiate tuition and residency for illegal immigrants.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 30 conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives are angered that the head of one of America's foremost conservative groups has endorsed the 2004 re-election bid of Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Specter.American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman David Keene is drawing fire for backing Specter, who has a lifetime rating from the ACU of 47 percent, over Rep. Pat Toomey, who has a lifetime ACU rating of 97 percent. Toomey is challenging Specter for the 2004 Republican nomination.