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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) - 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.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The heavy influx of immigrants cost the Republican Party nine House seats during the 2000 political redistricting process, according to a report released Thursday. At least one of those seats was lost as a result of illegal aliens being counted as part of the national population by the U.S. Census Bureau, the report's authors said.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A top Homeland Security Department official Wednesday said the newly formed agency is almost ready to close a loophole in immigration law that allows illegal immigrants to remain in the United States.Homeland Security Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that efforts to revise visa revocation procedures are nearly complete, saying: "I believe that we will be very shortly in a position to issue regulations on this matter."
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While some Californians point to the state's $38 billion budget deficit as the biggest reason for attempting to boot Democratic Gov. Gray Davis out of office, one of the nation's most prominent abortion rights advocates argues that the abortion issue is more important and the biggest reason why Davis should be retained.The Davis recall/gubernatorial election is set for Oct. 7, with would-be replacements currently scrambling to get on the ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Speculation that 2000 Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore was considering another bid for the White House in 2004 has been squashed by Gore's representatives. But the gossip may be damaging the current 2004 candidates by highlighting the dissatisfaction Democratic and Independent voters have for the field, political observers said Wednesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Political watchdogs say Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry's campaign website contest - where donors contributing a minimum of $25 are entered for a chance to win a day campaigning with the candidate - is really an effort at playing catch-up with web-savvy former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, another 2004 candidate."Dean has done a better job than any other major candidate since the dawn of the Internet," Larry Sabato, University of Virginia political science professor, told CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of the nation's most beautiful seaside resorts is the site of a battle over a wind power project that has drawn opposition from famous liberals like Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite. They oppose the project even though it espouses one of their favorite goals - renewable energy alternatives.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - No one in the United States has been quarantined for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), nor is there any plan to do so at this time, experts testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Monday.President Bush signed an executive order on Friday adding SARS, the Asian super-virus, to the list of quarantinable diseases under the Public Health Service Act.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Clarifies 2nd, 5th and 10th paragraphs)(CNSNews.com) - Only two years removed from the worst terrorist attacks in American history, federal efforts to link immigration enforcement with national security are being thwarted by state and local authorities, according to a report released Tuesday by an immigration think tank.