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September 28, 2004

No Fine For Apple Peeling

An Oslo chauffeur won`t have to pay a $885 fine he received for using a knife to peel an apple in a public place. Sverre Moen was arrested as he was returning to his car to pick up...
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September 28, 2004

Losing Ohio

While Kerry was blasting the president on the issue, Bush was in southern Ohio talking about his strong support for the Second Amendment and campaigning with Zell Miller on his support...
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September 27, 2004

House Moves To Restore D.C. Gun Rights

"When I moved here as a student in the early 1980s," writes John Fund, "I was appalled to learn that the city had passed an almost complete ban on the ownership of firearms, leaving...
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September 27, 2004

Good Riddance To Clinton Gun Ban

Much has been made of the expiration of the 1994 law banning the manufacture of 19 semi-automatic weapons. With the law off the books, gun-control advocates are clamoring for its reinstatement,...
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September 27, 2004

Troops Demoralized?

President George W. Bush says that Senator John Kerry is demoralizing our troops by sending mixed signals and flip-flopping on the war. The problem with Kerry`s speeches is not that...
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September 27, 2004

Opponents Filing Suit to Prevent Md. Bear Hunt

Animal extremist groups in Maryland said they plan to file a lawsuit aimed at stopping the state`s first bear season in 51 years, which is scheduled to begin late next month.Read Original...
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September 24, 2004

Always Faithful

It`s late night, maybe 10:30 at night already and I`m outside putting the trash out for the morning pick-up. I pause for a moment and enjoy the sound of crickets and cicadas chattering...
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September 24, 2004

Ayad, Kofi And John

Pessimism about Iraq seems to be in fashion, with leaders such as John Kerry and Kofi Annan implying that the world would be better off if Saddam Hussein had never been toppled. So...
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September 24, 2004

"Sorry" Doesn`t Hack It, CBS

CBS just doesn`t get it. It`s not enough to say you`re sorry when your network`s most prominent and trusted journalists tried to influence the outcome of an election. And make no mistake,...
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September 24, 2004

Rather Shoddy

Twelve days after airing a story that questioned George W. Bush`s National Guard service - a story built on forged documents - CBS apologized. So did Dan Rather, personally. Now they...
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September 24, 2004

CBS Producer Has Go-Between Past

Kerry campaign officials confirmed again on Wednesday that Mapes arranged a phone call between Burkett and Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart. But Republicans have launched questions suggesting...
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September 24, 2004

MTV, Kerry Holds Young Voter Edge

According to a new MTV poll, young voters this year will show up in numbers unprecedented in recent elections and right now they favor Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry...
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September 23, 2004

Trigger Happy

After the demise of the Clinton gun, newspapers around the country ended up with headlines like: "Gun Sellers Say Ban Never Really Made Much Difference Anyway." But those pieces missed...
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September 23, 2004

Briefly Gone . . . Hardly Lamented

The federal ban on semiautomatic rifles — i.e. “assault weapons” — was allowed to expire earlier this month. The passing of this legislation, however well-intentioned, is hardly lamented.Read...
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September 23, 2004

New NRA Mascot?

Sen. Kerry charges "America`s streets will not be safe" because the Clinton gun ban has expired, but now we read in the October issue of "Outdoor Life" that Kerry himself owns a Communist...
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September 23, 2004

Runaway Courts

"The Supreme Court`s dismissal of Michael Newdow`s case looked like a defeat for those who would remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. In truth, it was not," says Newt Gingrich.Read...
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September 23, 2004

Bill Fine-Tunes Campaign Finance

The four authors of the 2002 campaign-finance law have now introduced a measure they say will finish the job that they started and end two years of criticism, infighting and indecision...
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September 23, 2004

Prairie Politics

In Republican John Thune`s Senate race against Tom Daschle, Daschle seems to be in more trouble than he has known since 1978, when he pulled out a last-minute congressional victory....
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September 23, 2004

Out Foxed By Labour

There is more to the British fox hunting issue than satire would allow. This is not just about sandal-footed, animal-hugging activists, on the one side, and toffee-nosed, pink-coated...
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September 22, 2004

Kerry`s Link To CBS A Danger

Journalists and campaign officials can mix like nitric acid and glycerin: The clandestine relationship between CBS News and the Kerry campaign ultimately could prove explosive for network...
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September 22, 2004

Partisan Dan

"As he folded his hand, and became perhaps the last media professional in America to acknowledge that the CBS-acquired Bush Guard documents were fakes (although he could only tiptoe...
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September 21, 2004

CBS Arranged For Meeting With Lockhart

CBS arranged for a confidential source to talk with Joe Lockhart, a top aide to John Kerry, after the source provided the network with the now-disputed documents about President Bush`s...
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September 21, 2004

Modified Limited Hangout

The big news in yesterday`s mea culpa by CBS News isn`t that the network was "misled" about "documents whose authenticity is in doubt," as it was finally forced to concede. The story...
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September 21, 2004

Press Organization Finds Rather, CBS Unethical

CBS violated basic journalistic ethics by peddling falsehoods about President Bush, according to one major press organization, making veritable folk heroes out of the nimble bloggers...
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September 21, 2004

Ban On Hunting Has Taken Heavy Economic Toll

Although no study has been carried out into the economic impact of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, the anecdotal evidence suggests varying degrees of hardship. Feed...
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September 20, 2004

CBS To Say It Was Misled On Bush Guard Memos

CBS News plans to issue a statement saying that it was misled on the purported National Guard memos the network used to charge that President Bush received favored treatment 30 years...
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September 20, 2004

Small Groups With Big Money Rock Presidential Race

This was supposed to be the election that wasn`t bogged down by questions about big money. But the little groups with the funny name and plenty of cash have dominated this year`s campaigns....
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September 20, 2004

U.S. Judge Strikes Down FEC Campaign Finance Rules

A U.S. judge ruled that the Federal Election Commission improperly weakened a new campaign finance law and ordered stiffer regulation over the way outside groups raise funds for broadcast...
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September 20, 2004

Two Sides Take Aim Prior To Maryland Bear Hunt

As Maryland prepares for its first bear hunt in 51 years, hunters are lining up for the challenge: More than 1,600 have applied for the 200 licenses that will be handed out in a lottery...
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September 20, 2004

What Blogs Have Wrought

If you trawl the posting boards at FreeRepublic.com long enough, you`ll go mad. Hundreds of voices are shouting, spitting, and clamoring for attention at any given moment. The night...
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September 17, 2004

Ready, Aim, Fire . . . Hit Foot

The political class was busy this week trying to figure out why, after months of sucking up to the gun-owning public, John Kerry tossed aside all his hard work and condemned the end...
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