IN THIS ISSUE: There really is a and the special elections / Thanksgiving Proclamation / Nancy's House - why people are angry at her / Fairness Doctrine is back / 's Little Book of Big Government / Kennedy and his "Hate Crime" / Faith is a winning message / Catholic Bishops on Faithful Citizenship / More arrests of Christians in Egypt
HEAR WILLIAM J MURRAY ... Click here to listen to William J. Murray on Leading the Majority. Murray talks about repression of religious speech in America and the situation of Christians in the Middle East.
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THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION - Click here to read the full proclamation. has issued his annual Thanksgiving Proclamation saying, "Our country was founded by men and women who realized their dependence on God and were humbled by His providence and grace."
THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE - Surprise, Surprise .... The respected Rasmussen Poll now shows Gov. Newt.org. tied for 2nd place nationally. Another poll shows Romney and Huckabee within 2 points of each other in . Meanwhile Rev. has bet his reputation on pro-abortion candidate Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Read my view at 's site,
LITTLE BOOK OF BIG GOVERNMENT- www.republicanwhip.house.gov . said, "The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not get worse every time Congress meets." The Democrat controlled Congress wants to spend $2.17 trillion next year. Minority Whip has put together an amazing little book of facts and figures about big government that includes fascinating information such as how long it takes to spend a billion dollars at $1,000 a day. The small book is available to view or download at
FAIRNESS DOCTRINE- Congressman Pence's site. has now persuaded all but six House Republicans to sign a discharge petition to bring legislation to the floor that would stop a future Administration from imposing the "fairness doctrine" which is a killer of free speech. Pence introduced the legislation because radical Democrats want to "level the playing field" by forcing conservative talk show hosts to give equal time to liberals. Information on the Broadcaster Freedom Act is available at
WHAT HAPPENED NANCY? - The latest Gallup Panel survey, conducted Oct. 25-28, 2007, asked Americans whether they were "pleased," "neutral," "disappointed," or "angry" about the way the Democrats in Congress have been dealing with major issues under Click here for Gallup story. radical Speaker of the House . Few Americans are pleased. Only 7% approved of the handling of the federal budget deficit and just 17% approve of their handling of terrorism. Between 12% and 26% are angry about various issues. In general the majority of Americans say they are disappointed with the congressional Democrats' performance so far.
HEATED PRIMARY - This week I met with Dr. Walter "Buddy" Witherspoon of . He is a Committeeman to the and has set up an "exploratory committee" to perhaps run against oddball Republican . Last year told South Carolinians that they were just bigots if they didn't want to share their state with illegals. His popularity is way down and a conservative Democrat could win the seat if someone does not get the Republican nomination away from Graham. He just cannot be trusted on social conservative issues.
FAITH IS A WINNING MESSAGE - In an article written for the Washington Post,
"On the campaign trail I talked about being pro-life and whole-life. This is, first and foremost, recognition of the fundamental dignity of every human person. It says that every person, at every stage and in every place, is a beautiful and unique child of God. It says that every life, everywhere, has value and is worth fighting for. I think this is a winning message. Unfortunately, the primary process this year, as in times past, has been more focused on "electability" than on message. I believe that's the wrong focus. Recent history has shown that when we as a party focus on message, we win; when we get bogged down with questions about which personality is most 'electable,' we lose."
The Senator dropped out of the race for lack of funds just as the winds began to shift and GOP voters started to look past the "electability" of toward the "message" of . I authored similar remarks that are now on several blog spots including those of and . Click here to read. said,
NEW YORK'S ILLEGAL DRIVERS - With the polls showing more than 70% of New Yorkers against him, Democrat Gov.
Hillary take note: Every single state in requires that a valid Mexican visa must be presented by a foreigner to obtain a driver's licnese. Click here of details of requirments. gave up on his plan to issue drivers' licenses to tens of thousands of illegal aliens. He made the bizarre claim that he planned to issue the licenses to force the illegals to pay for auto insurance. The ruling class in America, including the liberal media, see nothing wrong with giving anyone entering the nation illegally a driver's license. Presidential candidate was all for it until she saw the poll numbers; now she just is not sure. FEAR NOT ILLEGALS! You can still get a license in , , , , , and .
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The November 2, 2007 issue of the Chairman's Report is now available online. This all-new issue contains information on our fact finding mission to the Click here for the new Chairman's Report. A new report will be issued next week. . There are photos from the mission as well as photo links. New Capitol Hill action as well.
IRAQI CHRISTIAN REFUGEES - Father Keith Roderick and I are just about done with the final report on our Fact Finding mission on Iraqi Christian Refugees. The final report and recommendations have taken longer than we thought; however, I believe a full report will be available by the next update release next week.