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Here's a round-up of stories we're watching today.

– A Connecticut church may operate a postal station if it makes clear to customers where the postal station ends and church property begins, a federal appeals court ruled today.

– Sojourners President Jim Wallis and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins agreed today that the government should not fund abortion as part of health care reform.

"Tony, I will support your effort to make sure that abortion is taken off the table in this debate," Wallis said on CNN. Perkins responded, "Well, ask the president, then, to take it off the table and accept these amendments, and then we can have a discussion on how we fix health care in this country, and I'll be glad to work with you on that because we agree — we need to fix health care in this country."

– Galen Carey, the new government affairs director for the National Association of Evangelicals, writes about his experience with health care during his wife's lung cancer. "My experience does not make me an expert in health care reform, but it does make me acutely aware of what is at stake in the current debate," he says. "[Federally-funded abortion] would be a deal breaker for many Americans, myself included, who care deeply about health care reform but who are committed to the protection of human life at all stages."

– Nevada Sen. John Ensign, a long-time member of Promise Keepers, says he did not break the law like former President Clinton did. After he admitted to having an affair with someone on his staff, Ensign said he would not resign.

– Kathleen Parker wants to know why no one is covering President Obama's Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships the same way they covered former President Bush's office.

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Posted:August 20, 2009 at 4:28PM
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