Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Today's Daily Brief - Wednesday - March 28, 2007

1. White House Spokesman Tony Snow Has Cancer Again
- AP

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is once again stricken with cancer after doctors found a cancerous growth in his lower abdomen, the White House announced Tuesday. Snow spoke to President Bush Tuesday morning, who told Snow he and first lady Laura Bush are praying for him.

• We join President and Mrs. Bush in praying for the speedy and full recovery of Tony Snow. • It is written: "By His stripes, we are healed." (Isaiah 54:17)

2. Senate Keeps Withdrawal - AP

Timeline in Spending BillTwo senators — one from GOP — switch votes to leave in place call for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq to start within 120 days. The 50- 48 vote to defeat the amendment was a reversal of a vote earlier this month that rejected a similar timetable. Democrats this time were able to swing the votes of Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel and Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, both of Nebraska, who previously voted against timetables. Like the last vote, Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas opposed the timetable. Republican Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon supported it.

• President Bush has promised to veto this bill when it reaches his desk, allowing the troops the freedom to do all that needs to be done to help the Iraqis establish security in their new nation; and keeping the enemy guessing. Stand in the gap for our nation, and ask forgiveness for those who have changed their minds in this vote. Scripture dictates otherwise! • "But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." (Matt. 5:37)

3. Gonzales Aide to Invoke Fifth Amendment - ABC News

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, citing her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.

• Begin praying now for those who must judge this complex case. Let justice be served! • "Judge with right judgment." (John 7:24)

4. U.S. Can't Account for 600,000 Fugitives - ABC News

Teams assigned to make sure foreigners ordered out of the United States actually leave are grappling with a backlog of more than 600,000 cases and can't accurately account for the fugitives' whereabouts, the government reported Monday.

• Ask our Lord to turn the hearts of those in authority, so that the necessary funds and manpower/resources are released to get this job done. • "My God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:19)

5. Supreme Court to Hear Florida Child Porn Case - Fox News

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the constitutionality of a child pornography law that a lower court criticized as criminalizing merely talking about illegal images.

• Pray that the Supreme Court justices be granted clarity and discernment as they judge this critical case. Pray that the children of America be kept safe from online pornography and pornographers. • "It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."(Luke 17:2)