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President Bush asks Democrats, Republicans for patience on new Iraq plan
WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush urged a skeptical Congress Jan. 23 to give his new plan in Iraq an opportunity to succeed.
Speaking in his next-to-last State of the Union address, Bush spent at least a third of his 49-minute address on the war against terrorists, especially the controversial conflict in Iraq. The president explained why he considers the Iraq effort so important and defended his plan to add 21,500 troops in an attempt to secure Baghdad and Anbar Province.
“We went into this largely united, in our assumptions and our convictions,” Bush said, apparently referring to the strong endorsement for invading Iraq in 2003. “And whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure. Our country is pursuing a new strategy in Iraq, and I ask you to give it a chance to work. And I ask you to support our troops in the field and those on their way. Read More
Proposed law against spanking toddlers in Calif. causes stir
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--If a Democratic assemblywoman in California has her way, parents in that state could soon be fined or even jailed for spanking their toddlers, a practice Sally Lieber said victimizes helpless children. Read More
Volunteers in New Orleans to show that ‘Love Never Fails’
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--A year and a half after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, post-traumatic stress disorder still abounds among its victims, youth evangelist Chris Lange says. Read More
David Cox resigns FBC Daytona Beach pastorate
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (BP)--On Aug. 28, David Cox became senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla. On Jan. 24, he resigned. Read More
Podcast for students highlights int’l missions
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--The International Mission Board has joined the world of podcasting with the launch of its “podTask,” taking students on missions adventures around the world. Read More
CULTURE DIGEST: Children’s quality of life improving; 37 percent of births in the U.S. are out of wedlock; ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--More children these days are performing at grade level in school, eating breakfast with at least one parent and abiding by imposed television rules, according to a Census Bureau report titled “A Child’s Day.” Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Fear and confidence?
DORA, Ala. (BP)--Exactly what is the "fear of the Lord"? Is it to live in terror of God’s power and authority which we definitely know is unending and unlimited? No, it’s to live with a healthy respect and awe of what He is capable of, is doing and will do. Read More