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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, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. lawmakers, pressured to save the lives of Mexican illegals being smuggled into the country while also discouraging illegal immigration, Tuesday recommended what Arizona Republican Congressman Jeff Flake called a "relief valve." During a House hearing on illegal alien smuggling, Flake joined Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in recommending expanded guest worker programs or the granting of amnesty to illegal aliens already here to confront the dilemma, which recently claimed the lives of 19 Mexicans in Victoria, Texas.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Sept. 14 political rally meant to criticize the recall effort aimed at booting California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis from office is the target of a liberal watchdog group's federal complaint because the rally was held at a Los Angeles church.The event took place at the First African Methodist Church and featured Davis and former President Bill Clinton.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In the wake of recent studies showing poor jury duty attendance leading to a crisis in several jurisdictions, many states may soon make the civic duty more convenient, but also more difficult to dodge.An American Judicature Society study found that 20 percent of Americans on average fail to report to jury duty when summoned. In some urban areas fewer than 10 percent of all citizens summoned show up for court when called.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Getting local police officers more involved in the enforcement of immigration laws would increase homeland security, according to a Washington think tank, but the group's latest study concludes that "these lawmen largely remain an untapped human resource."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New York lawmakers are considering extending the state smoking ban to private automobiles even though smokers and bar and restaurant owners recently took to the streets to demonstrate against it.The Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association (ESRTA) organized the statewide protest against the ban, which outlaws smoking in all workplaces, including bars, restaurants and bowling alleys.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Council on American Islamic Relations is now trying to use the controversy surrounding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to derail the nomination of a Middle East expert and author who's been chosen by President Bush for a spot on the U.S. Institute for Peace.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If another terrorist attack is conducted on U.S. soil by illegal aliens, the fault will lie with Congress and the president, one lawmaker asserted Thursday."If we have another event, and it's perpetrated by someone coming into this country illegally, and we've done no more to protect our borders and actually enforce our immigration policy...then the blood of the people that are killed will be on our hands and the president's," Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) told CNSNews.com.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is being asked to ban the use of California driver's licenses as identification for boarding airplanes.U.S. Border Control, a group fighting for immigration reform, wrote Ridge a letter requesting the ban after California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis signed a law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain licenses. U.S. Border Control (USBC) claims the new law will increase the chances of another 9/11-type terrorist attack on America.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Jack Kemp, a former vice presidential candidate, issued a response Wednesday to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's criticism of the State Department. Gingrich, in a speech Tuesday to the American Enterprise Institute (of which he is a senior fellow) urged President Bush to appoint a panel that would recommend "a transformation" of the way the State Department does business.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American Policy Center is out with a list of the U.S. House members the group considers "Defenders of Sovereignty." But there are only 46 members on the list, implying that everyone else in the 435-member body falls short.In fact, the APC has listed 134 members as "Enemies of Sovereignty," based on their votes on five bills during the 107th Congress "that sought to protect national sovereignty - the right of the United States to defend its independent status among nations."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The public support exists, but the political and bureaucratic will is missing to enforce America's immigration laws, a panel of experts concluded Friday at a seminar in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - White powdery or granular material found by mail sorters has prompted several bio-terrorism scares in four states and London since January. Local businesses have also been hurt by the scares.In one case, a Boston flower shop was partially shut down for half of Valentine's Day.The culprit in all those cases was not anthrax, as some feared -- but an anti-war protest campaign called Rice for Peace.