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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, 8:21 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.
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
(Editor's Note: fixes spelling of Olson)(CNSNews.com) - While tobacco companies received little backing from Congress when they faced class action lawsuits related to their manufactured product, the fast food industry - the latest target of the trial lawyers - appears to be finding more support on Capitol Hill.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new study concluding that marijuana use among teenagers would be sharply reduced if the teens could first be steered away from cigarettes was criticized Tuesday by a libertarian group for allegedly presenting an unbalanced view of tobacco.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Clarifies position of Mark Proeger)(CNSNews.com) - The willingness of some Texas pro-lifers to mix their personal views with their everyday professional lives has blocked the construction of a $6.2 million abortion clinic in Austin.San Antonio-based Browning construction, one of the largest such firms in the state, pulled out of the contract recently after a key contractors balked at the project because it was going to house a Planned Parenthood clinic where abortions were going to be performed.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Texas judge has ordered mediation to resolve a class action lawsuit filed by 145 women who claim they were injured from abortions because the state failed to enforce its own laws pertaining to abortion.District Court Judge John Coselli, Jr., from Houston heard testimony Friday from four women alleging a variety of physical and emotional injuries, including a ruptured uterus, a ruptured colon and sterility, as well as guilt and depression, from abortion procedures at private clinics regulated by the state.
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) - 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) - 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.