Today's Headlines Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Criminal Charges against ACORN Raise Concerns About Its Partnership with Census Bureau <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47675>
(CNSNews.com) – ACORN, a liberal political activist group under investigation for alleged voter registration fraud in 2008, has entered a partnership agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau to help recruit workers for the national headcount, but criminal charges filed against ACORN in Nevada are raising concerns: “The Bureau needs to reconsider ACORN’s involvement as a partner in light of these new charges in Nevada,” Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) told CNSNews.com.
House Republicans Hold ‘Energy Summit’ to Blast Cap-and-Trade Legislation <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47679>
Washington (CNSNews.com) – A group of Republican congressmen say the Democrats’ proposed cap-and-trade program amounts to a “war” against sections of the country hard-hit by the economic downturn.
U.S. Spent Twice as Much on HIV/AIDS as on Flu in ‘06, Despite Five Times More Flu Deaths <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47666>
(CNSNews.com) – The federal government spent $6.1 billion on influenza-related programs in 2006, roughly half as much as the $13.7 billion dollars it spent on HIV/AIDS programs that year, according to figures provided to CNSNews.com by the Department of Health and Human Services. During that same time, seasonal flu claimed 56,326 lives in the U.S., while AIDS-related deaths stood at 12,113.
Swine-Flu Expert says Human from Eurasia May be Origin of Recent Outbreak <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47644>
(CNSNews.com) – A top expert on swine flu in pigs says it’s likely that the most recent strain of swine influenza A H1N1 didn’t originate in Mexico or the United States – but came to North America from Europe or Asia. And it may not even have originated in pigs.
Abstinence Earns Praise at Teen Pregnancy Event Promoting ‘Comprehensive’ Sex Education <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47664>
(CNSNews.com) – At a conference of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy on Tuesday, panelists and participants said “comprehensive” sex education for teens that includes access to contraception and abortion is needed to reverse a recent up-tick in teenage pregnancies. But some at the event said abstinence should not be overlooked as the only certain way to avoid pregnancy.
Pro-Lifers Plan to Get Arrested -- 'Until the South Bend Jail Is Overflowing' <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47711>
(CNSNews.com) - Dr. Alan Keyes, a conservative Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate seat that Barack Obama ended up winning in 2004, says he plans to be among those arrested at Notre Dame on May 17, when President Barack Obama shows up in South Bend, Ind., to deliver the commencement address and accept an honorary degree.
‘Circumstances Changing Rapidly in Our Favor,’ Iranian President Says Amid Obama’s ‘Engagement’ Efforts <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47702>
(CNSNews.com) – At a joint press conference with Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted that “those who one day called Iran and Syria part of the axis of evil now want to develop relations with Iran and Syria.” “Circumstances are changing rapidly in our favor,” Arab media quoted him as saying. “We are on the road to victory.”
Mark Levin Says Obama’s Vision of ‘Change’ is Destructive <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47682>
(CNSNews.com) - Mark Levin’s “Liberty & Tyranny” debuted as No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has retained that position for five straight weeks. In the book, Levin explains his understanding of American conservatism. In an interview with CNSNews.com, he discussed why he believes President Obama’s vision of “change” is destructive and contrary to America’s founding principles and why conservatives must reacquaint themselves with those principles and recommit themselves to the cause of individual liberty.