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Staff Report -   July 19, 2007

Evangelicals, Muslims Meet

Leaders from the Muslim and evangelical Christian communities met this week to talk about religious freedom and evangelical support for Israel. The Washington Times

Senator Linked to 'D.C. Madam' Says God, Wife Have Forgiven Him

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose telephone number was disclosed by the so-called "D.C. Madam" accused of running a prostitution ring, says he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with God and his wife. Associated Press

A Blogger's Blend of Prayer and Politics Gains Influence

David Brody, who writes a blog and covers politics for the Christian Broadcasting Network, occupies a position of increasing influence in the 2008 presidential campaign. The New York Times

Thompson Star Dims on Abortion Issue

Reports that Fred Thompson once lobbied to ease a controversial abortion restriction have cast a shadow over his outreach to social conservatives. Los Angeles Times

Faith Intertwines With Political Life for Clinton

Hillary Clinton has been alluding to her spiritual life with increasing regularity in recent years, using language that has dovetailed with efforts by her party to reach out to churchgoers who have been voting overwhelmingly Republican. The New York Times

Romney Criticized for Marriott's Hotel Pornography

Mitt Romney, who has campaigned against pornography, is being criticized by social conservatives who argue that he should have tried to halt hard core hotel movie offerings while on the Marriott board. Associated Press

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