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3 August, 2007, 1:02 pm

50 uncaring Senators last night voted to not fund health care for pregnant women AND their unborn babies, a program which President George W. Bush authorized in a change to a children's health insurance program (SCHIP) in 2002. In a mostly party-line vote, the Democratic Party -- with votes from a few liberal Republicans -- voted to cover only pregnant mothers, but not their unborn children.

As reported this morning following the Senate vote, "In an ironic vote, Senate Democrats led a fight against an amendment to the SCHIP bill on Thursday night that would have helped poor pregnant women and their unborn children obtain prenatal care. They voted against restoring a program that allows states to provide...

3 August, 2007, 12:26 pm

Last night the Do Nothing Party -- otherwise known as the Democratic Party -- undemocratically pulled a fast one on the American people. The Republicans in the House of Representatives were attempting to attach an amendment to an agriculture bill which would prevent illegal aliens from receiving federal benefits, an amendment supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people. When the time expired on the vote for the Republican amendment, the vote tally on the tote board -- right above the chair of the Speaker of the House and the "In God We Trust" motto -- showed 215 FOR the amendment denying federal benefits to illegal aliens to 213 against the Republican Amendment. Yet, the substitute speaker in the chair ruled that the Democrats won the vote and...

3 August, 2007, 11:04 am

As strange as it seems, we need a federal court to clarify the free speech rights of students when it comes to their religious beliefs. Check this out:

A future ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is expected to clarify the extent of free speech available to public students in the Boyd County (Kentucky) School District after students were instructed to withhold Christian viewpoints on homosexuality.

The instruction came in the form of a video that was part of school curriculum designed to teach students about "sexual diversity training." Boyd District's diversity training requirement began as a result of...

1 August, 2007, 11:35 am

The following was an email received from Senator Jim DeMint this morning:

I need your help!

You have the right to know how your money is being spent in Washington. Currently, undisclosed earmarks (federal spending on Congressional pet projects) lead to billions of dollars in hidden pork barrel spending every year. Even under Democrat Speaker Pelosiís control, the House passed a bill which required the disclosure of all earmarks on the Internet 48 hours before they are voted on. I introduced a similar measure in the...

1 August, 2007, 11:22 am

From a reader email:

Politico reported Tuesday that “a plan by GOP leaders to slow down Senate business to protest Leslie Southwick’s stalled judicial nomination” may be playing out in the Judiciary Committee. The evidence:

“Senate Judiciary Committee business stalled last week after all but two Republicans failed to show up at two panel meetings on Thursday, preventing a quorum and frustrating Democrats, who had to adjourn in...

1 August, 2007, 10:56 am

For those who weren't too worried about the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts, check this out: - BOSTON - Gay couples from New Mexico can marry in Massachusetts because their home state has not explicitly banned same-sex marriage, Massachusetts officials say.

New Mexico joins Rhode Island as the only states whose gay residents are allowed to marry in Massachusetts, the only state that has legalized same-sex marriage.

Step by step. Anyone who thinks this isn't a national issue is kidding themselves.

21 June, 2006, 11:00 pm

This past Wednesday, President Bush issued the first veto of his Presidency in rejecting legislation that would have used taxpayer dollars to fund embryonic stem cell research that destroys human life in the name of science. This is in keeping with his previous commitments to work to foster a culture that respects life in our country, rather than cheapen it.

As President Bush stated in his veto message, "This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others. It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect." Exactly. So why all the fuss? The simple answer is politics and money.

There are many politicians and allied political groups that are cynically working to hype the...

17 January, 2006, 12:00 am

Now that the Senate has begun consideration of Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the US Supreme Court, the American public would do well to use this as an opportunity to consider the role of the judiciary in our society and the need for judges that will faithfully apply our Constitution, rather than make law from the bench.

Currently, the opposition to Judge Alito is doing everything possible to distort his record and incite fear among the American public. Some opponents are suggesting that he is anti-civil rights and anti-minority. They have said that he is opposed to the principle of "one man, one vote" and and that he is a religious radical. In short, that he is an extremist.

The facts fly in the face of these wild accusations. Judge Alito is...