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Bridge Over Troubled Waters*

by Family Research Council

May 25, 2007

Extra points if you can guess which Presidential Candidate from the 1970s used the title of this blog post as a campaign song answer at the bottom.

Hillary Clinton is going into Round Two of her contest to find a campaign song (her video announcing it is actually pretty humorous.) Here are the entries we have so far:

Joe Biden

Sam Brownback

Hillary Clinton: “Get Off Of My Cloud” by the Rolling Stones, Killer Queen by Queen

Chris Dodd

John Edwards: Theme from the musical Hair

Jim Gilmore: “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash

Newt Gingrich: “Our Time Is Coming” by Brooks & Dunn

Rudy Giuliani: Mama Im a Big Girl Now from the musical Hairspray, My Next Ex-wife by Little Charlie and the Nightcats

Al Gore

Mike Gravel

Chuck Hagel

Mike Huckabee: “Hard Times For An Honest Man” by John Mellencamp

Duncan Hunter

Dennis Kucinich: “Mr. Spaceman by the Byrds

John McCain: “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen

Barak Obama: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” By the Rolling Stones, in apparent response to Mrs. Clinton

Ron Paul: “Change the World” by Eric Clapton, “My Life” by Billy Joel, “I’m Not Running Anymore” by John Mellencamp. Last contributors note: If you want to ruin your own campaign, suggesting 9-11 was retribution for American actions abroad is a great place to start. Ron Paul will be singing this song very soon.

Bill Richardson

Mitt Romney: I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick

Tom Tancredo: “It’s a Long Way to the Top” by AC/DC, Oye Como Va” by Santana

Fred Thompson: “Our Time Is Coming” by Brooks & Dunn, Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd

Tommy Thompson

* Democratic candidate George McGovern in 1972. Give yourself a demerit if you guessed Ted Kennedy.

Life in These United States 05/24/2007

by Family Research Council

May 25, 2007

An update on what is going on around the states on the issue of life this week:

Georgia Part I: Perdue signed a bill that will create a way for new mothers in Georgia to donate umbilical cords for stem cell research. More . . .

Georgia Part II: Abortion foes got a boost this morning when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill requiring providers to offer women seeking the procedure an opportunity to view an ultrasound image of the fetus. More . . .

SPECIAL NOTE: LifeNews recognizes a trend on ultrasounds in the states here.

Kansas: A few Kansas lawmakers are pushing House leaders to begin a legislative study this summer and fall on late-term abortions and whether a Wichita doctor is breaking state law. More . . .

Louisiana: The state House unanimously approved a ban on a late-term abortion procedure Thursday. More . . .

Oklahoma: A bill prohibiting public funds from being used for most abortions has become law in Oklahoma after a deadline passed for the state’s governor to veto the measure. More . . .

Texas: Three pro life bills will not move forward as the Texas Legislative session comes to an end. More . . .

West Virginia: The number of abortions performed in West Virginia fell 14 percent after the Right to Know bill became law in 2003. More . . .

And for special mention: China: Southwestern China is currently embroiled in an uproar about forced abortions as thousands of people living there have been involved in riots after a campaign by local officials that has resulted in dozens of forced abortions. But Chinese officials have an ironic solution to the problem — more punishments. More . . .

Might be time to find a new job

by Family Research Council

April 18, 2007

Talk about a bad first day . . .

A 17-YEAR -old rookie plumber has burned down a 5 million ($12 million) waterside mansion in southwest England, after a soldering task during his first day on the job went horribly wrong. More …

Bloggers’ Briefing with Sen. Norm Coleman

by Family Research Council

April 11, 2007

Every Thursday Family Research Council hosts a Bloggers’ Briefing conference call that gives bloggers the opportunity to communicate directly with politicians, policy makers, religious leaders, and others who set the agenda within our nation’s Capital. Tomorrow at 12:00 PM EST (9:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM MST / 11:00 AM CST) we’ll be talking with Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) about the embryonic stem cell bill currently being debated in the Senate.

If you’re a conservative and would like to join us please send me an email at jpc[@] Because the issue is so important we’ll also be opening up the call to non-bloggers so please pass this invite along to anyone you think might be interested.

Life Lessons

by Jared Bridges

April 2, 2007

Chris Gacek, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Regulatory Affairs, writes at the Weekly Standard website today about the two year anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death:

THIS WEEKEND marked the second anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death. It is widely asserted by the mainstream press, liberal activists, and some in the Democratic party that those who argued for congressional action in her case were not only wrong to do so, but acted without any reasonable justification. Quite to the contrary: The circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo’s death demonstrate that reforms are needed to protect persons like her in the future.

Read the whole thing here.

Praying for Snow … and Suzi

by Family Research Council

March 30, 2007

The Update has already noted that White House spokesman Tony Snow has learned that the cancer he thought he’d beaten two years ago is back. When Mr. Snow presented at our Washington Briefing last year he was an instant hit with his humble wit. Whether as a Washington correspondent for ABC News, a host for Fox News Sunday, the host of his own radio show or as White House spokesman Snow is a hard guy not to like, even when one disagrees with him. The news from the White House comes on the heels of the announcement that Presidential candidate John Edwards wife, Elizabeth, is also fighting a return of her cancer. Without a doubt everyone has been touched by someone who has battled cancer or been lost to the fight. Here at Family Research Council one of our own, Susan Sterenberg has been valiantly struggling against cancer for nine years and is entering a most difficult stage of the battle. I ask that you keep Tony Snow, Elizabeth Edwards, Susan Sterenberg and all their families in your prayers. Times like this we must ask Our Savoir to hold us in his hands. May we be inspired by 1 Peter 5:7, Cast your cares upon the Lord, for he cares about you.

E-mail well wishes to Tony Snow at

To send well wishes to Elizabeth Edwards click here

E-mail well wishes to Suzi at

News from Pelosi-land

by Family Research Council

March 28, 2007

Looking for an environmentally safe way to bring home your spotted owl steaks and baby seal sausages? Once again the hometown of speaker Nancy Pelosi has the answer.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City leaders approved a ban on plastic grocery bags after weeks of lobbying on both sides from environmentalists and a supermarket trade group. If Mayor Gavin Newsom signs the ban as expected, San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule. The law, passed by a 10-1 vote, requires large markets and drug stores to give customers only a choice among bags made of paper that can be recycled, plastic that breaks down easily enough to be made into compost, or reusable cloth. San Francisco supervisors and supporters said that by banning the petroleum-based sacks, blamed for littering streets and choking marine life, the measure would go a long way toward helping the city earn its green stripes.”

Apparently this has been a real source of worry for those who lean green . . .

The new breed of bags “offers consumers a way out of a false choice, a way out of the paper or plastic dilemma,” Noble said.”

Brownback Getting Warm Reception Too

by Family Research Council

March 2, 2007

Sam Brownback now speaking and he is getting a warm reception too. (Though there are no crowds around the monitors in the exhibit hall.)

It turns out that the line to get in the ballroom stretches down around, and around and around all the way down several hallways back to the exhibit hall. It’s incredible.

Brownback began saying he was planning to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the White House… (seems to be losing a little steam as he repeats it.)

Then early he said he wants to be the “The Family President” and work to rebuild the American family.

Later he held up two huge volumes of the IRS code (flash bulbs going off) and said it “deserves to be taken behind the barn and killed with a dull axe.”

Giuliani at CPAC

by Family Research Council

March 2, 2007

He’s speaking now to a standing-room only crowd in the Regency Ballroom here at the Omni-Shoreham. I’m in the exhibit hall where there are at least 3 big-screen televisions with crowds jammed around them watching intently.

He’s getting a rock stars reception.

He started off slow and seemed nervous. And also almost immediately launched into the “What I Learned From Ronald Reagan” schtick.

He’s concluding now … without having said one word about social issues.