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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, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Media experts Monday said they saw it coming - the firing of NBC, MSNBC and National Geographic war correspondent Peter Arnett - but said they found NBC'S original defense of Arnett's comments on Iraqi television shocking.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Unless California lawmakers support a "favorable" consumer privacy bill currently under consideration, a watchdog advocacy group said it would go public, "one digit per day," with the Social Security numbers of key elected state officials.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the second anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, conservative and liberal organizations Monday combined forces to warn about the potential for privacy and civil liberties violations under a new plan designed to improve the screening of airline passengers.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Narcotics trafficking, organized crime, money laundering and terrorism are inextricably linked and coordinated on American soil and in many countries allied with the U.S., according to the author of a new book on the financing of terrorism.Rachel Ehrenfeld, who wrote Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It, also asserts that this nexus of wrongdoing continues to take place in the midst of the U.S. public, its institutions and elected officials, even in the post-9/11 world.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidates Thursday said President Bush deserves no credit for the 7.2 percent annualized rate of economic growth in the third quarter, the largest growth spurt since 1984. But conservative analysts disagreed, saying the president's tax cuts had everything to do with the robust growth.Economists had been expecting a big increase in the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), the figure measuring the value of all U.S. goods and services, but they had set their predictions at roughly 6 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Communications Commission has toughened its treatment of radio shock jock antics - proposing a $27,500 fine against an Infinity Broadcasting-owned Detroit radio station that asked listeners to call in with information about their sexual techniques. But while the proposed fine is much higher than those typically levied, one commissioner said it still amounts to "a slap on the wrist."
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - State courts are in the middle of an "unparalleled crisis" where the selection of judges is concerned, according to the president of the American Bar Association, who released a set of recommendations Friday that attempts to compromise the ABA's preference that judges be appointed with the public's preference that they be elected.ABA President Alfred P. Carlton, Jr., said the report aims to "restore eroding public trust" in state courts.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senators were divided along partisan lines Thursday over the issue of trade with Cuba. Democrats argued for easing the U.S. trade and travel embargos against communist dictator Fidel Castro's Cuba while Republicans, backed up by Bush administration officials, remained committed to the restrictions.In his opening statement at Thursday's hearing, Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) acknowledged the pressure from some of his colleagues to change current policy.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fed up with what it views as "an overwhelming liberal bias in higher education," a group of conservative students at the University of Texas has begun compiling a list of professors who allegedly use their classes for the liberal indoctrination of students.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson told lawmakers Wednesday his agency would work around the clock until a treatment for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was found, calling surveillance "critical" for preventing its spread in the U.S."I want to assure you that this is not business as usual. We will not rest until we understand how to detect, treat and prevent this disease," Thompson said at a House Government Reform Committee hearing on SARS.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - William Bulger, former Massachusetts state Senate leader and now head of the University of Massachusetts, Thursday complained to Congress about "overzealous government authority" in the attempt to locate his fugitive brother, James "Whitey" Bulger.Whitey Bulger is currently on the FBI's ten most wanted list. He's been "on the lam" since 1995 - evading prosecution for his alleged role in numerous murders that investigators believe were committed by Boston's Winter Hill Gang during the 1970s and 1980s.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The human toll from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may be incalculable, but the effort to measure the financial cost continues, despite many complications and a price tag that keeps escalating.James Lewis, a senior fellow with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), explained to CNSNews.com that coming up with a figure was not the kind of thing that lends itself to "neat" accounting.