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Iran, billboards and the '06 campaign

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Still a slow news week in Washington D.C....Sam Brownback links[(National Review commentary) Do the Right Thing:][1] Bit by bit we are getting to the inevitable showdown with Iran. ... The failure to craft an effective Iran policy has plagued this administration, and indeed the entire American political class, for five long years. Calls of "faster, please" were dismissed, in large part because they failed to resonate in the policy community, aside from a few brave souls in Congress (Jon Kyl, John Cornyn, Rick Santorum, Sam Brownback, Illeana Ros-Lehtinen come to mind.)Dennis Moore links[(AP) Highlights from the Kansas Legislature:][2] Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, said he's running for the 3rd District seat held by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat.Jim Ryun links[(Tonganoxie Mirror) Ryun presents flags in soldier's memory:][3] Kelly Frantz spoke during an assembly Friday at the THS gymnasium. At the ceremony, Congressman Jim Ryun presented Frantz with a U.S. flag that flew over the nation's capitol on Veterans Day in the late soldier's honor. ... Before the assembly started, Ryun said it was important to remember the loved ones of fallen soldiers. "Sometimes we think of the corporal and forget the wife that's hurting as well," Ryun said.Jerry Moran links[(Wichita Eagle) 'Most wanted' billboards attach big faces to crimes:][4] The large and prominent wanted poster is part of a new local Crime Stoppers campaign for catching suspects in violent crimes. The strategy has already been used successfully in several cities around the nation. In a ceremony Tuesday morning, officials unveiled the billboard, on the south side of Kellogg near West Street. ... One of the officials at Tuesday's unveiling, U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, called the billboard an illustration of enterprising crime-fighting. "This is an example," Moran said, "where good things happen because citizens got involved."How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.nationalreview.com/ledeen/ledeen200601180843.asp [2]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/13647812.htm [3]: http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/section/local/story/8722 [4]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/local/crime_courts/13650571.htm [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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