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Endurance in the Struggle for Health-Care Reform

President Obama has postponed his trip to Guam, Indonesia, and Australia to work for the passage of health-care reform.
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I'm also an 'Illegal'

"Look at those illegals," my friend laughed, pointing at two Latino immigrants leaning against a fence nearby. I smiled and brushed it off, but inside, I was angry. I wondered what he would say if he knew that I'm also an "illegal."
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Health Reform: A Major First Step

As I watched our president present his plan to pass the health reform legislation, it was clear this is a historic opportunity to make great improvements in the lives of so many Americans. Is it perfect? No. Does it cover everyone? No. But is it a major first step? Yes.
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A Pro-life Case for Health Reform

I write as a minister and Bible teacher to urge pro-life members of Congress to vote for health insurance reform.
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A Pastor's Testimony of Redemption May End in Deportation

Pastor Walter is experiencing firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system. Walter migrated to the United States from Colombia when he was young, petitioned by his parents, who were Lawful Permanent Residents. Walter's parents wanted for their son to enjoy the opportunities that the United States had to offer.
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Glenn Beck Responds: Social Justice 'Is a Perversion of the Gospel'

BREAKING UPDATE: Our message to Glenn Beck is getting through. This morning on his radio show he responded to
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How Obama's Faith Council Worked: Six Points of Consensus

As some of you may know, I served on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships for year one of his administration. Our one-year term is almost up, and yesterday we issued our final report to key members of the administration.
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Border Fence Limbo

My friend Dan and I walked along Avenida Internacional, the four-lane highway that runs along the border between Tijuana and San Diego, on our way to get a view of the DHS border fence construction from the Tijuana side.
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