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Sam Brownback links [(Chicago Tribune, via Knight Ridder) GOP conservatives work to expand culture of life' theme:][1] With their intervention in Terri Schiavo's life-or-death case, social conservatives have dramatically expanded the political terrain of the "culture of life" philosophy and all it implies, seizing the high ground and throwing liberals on the defensive. ... "Culture of life' means all life is sacred and has to be protected," Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said in an interview. "That includes somebody in Darfur or in the womb or disabled or somebody trying to get ahead in the inner city. We should look at this as a very holistic message."[(Virginian-Pilot) Building his legacy on religion, politics:][2] (Televangelist Pat) Robertson turns 75 today , and he celebrated earlier this month in San Antonio with notables such as The Oak Ridge Boys, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and evangelist Jack Hayford . Hundreds of guests toasted Robertson and donated to a scholarship fund for the school he built, Regent University. Pat Roberts links [(Mobile Register) Ethics committee gears up for leak investigation:][3] The Senate Ethics Committee is proceeding with an investigation into a 2002 leak of classified information that in the past has been reported to focus on U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, according to a Monday story in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. The story cites Senate Intelligence Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., as saying last week that he has been told the matter would come before the full committee in the near future.Todd Tiahrt links [(Washington Times) New Turf:][4] An emergency-spending bill that passed the House last week includes $181 million requested by the White House for a new building to house the likely new director of national intelligence, John Negroponte , and his staff, Time magazine's Tim Burger reports. ... "I'm looking into this, and I've asked for some information," said Rep. Todd Tiahrt , Kansas Republican. "Why is it an emergency?" Mr. Tiahrt said the administration was leaning toward an expensive site in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County. How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/11195529.htm [2]: http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=83853&ran=194364&tref=po [3]: http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/111148651376170.xml [4]: http://washingtontimes.com/national/20050320-102317-2065r.htm [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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