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  The Left’s Rush To Judgment There's no question that Rove was the one that leaked the information about the CIA agent's name."Do you remember that bold claim by Howard Dean? It was made in May when federal prosecutors were still investigating whether Senior White House Advisor Karl Rove obstructed justice by failing to initially disclose a conversation he had with two columnists that led to the leak of a CIA officer’s identity. Well, now, Rove can breathe a little easier. After three years of investigations, federal prosecutors have told Rove that he won’t be charged with any crimes. While details have not been released due to other pending investigations, Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, had this to say: “We believe that the special counsel’s decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove’s conduct.”Of course, Rove’s official exoneration wasn’t good enough for the likes of Dean, who harrumphed: “That does not excuse his real sin, which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war.” This sudden interest in America’s national security is surprising coming from the man who once said of Osama bin Laden: "I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found. I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama… we should do our best not to…prejudge jury trials." To liberals like Dean, who are quick to extend a presumption of innocence to admitted terrorists, conservatives will always be guilty until proven innocent; and then, they will still be guilty!      Gary Bauer, End of Day, 6/13/07Fighting for ValuesOn July 19 President issued the first veto of his presidency to prevent the implementation of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. H.R. 810 would have required U.S. taxpayers to fund research that requires the destruction of human embryos but the President was not willing to cross that important ethical line. President Bush continues to support more ethical avenues of research such as cord blood stem cells that is providing more effective treatment options for patients.To witness the veto ceremony the president invited 18 “snowflake” families to the White House. These families have adopted frozen embryos not used by other couples in order to have children of their own. The following are comments made by the president at the White House event:"This bill would support the taking of innocent human life of the hope of finding medical benefits for others. It crosses a moral boundary that our society needs to respect, so I vetoed it,"  "Each of these children was still adopted while still an embryo and has been blessed with a chance to grow, to grow up in a loving family. These boys and girls are not spare parts," he said. “They remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of science.”Values UpdateIn an effort to pass legislation important to values voters, Congress is voting on a flurry of  bills before they leave Washington, D.C. for summer recess. On July 17 the majority of the House of Representatives voted to pass a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union between  a man and a woman but fell short of the necessary two thirds needed for a Constitutional amendment. The failure of this legislation will have grave consequences for  our state if the Washington State Supreme Court rules to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act passed by the state legislature in 1996. The House also passed a bill that protects the Pledge of Allegiance from liberal federal judges who want to declare it unconstitutional because it contains the words, “under God.” The Senate passed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, which takes much-needed steps to protect our children from predators. There is one big remaining issue before Congress and that is the Child Custody Protection Act. It is now being debated in the U.S. Senate and should be voted on next week. This bill would strengthen state parental notification laws by making it a federal crime for someone to transport a minor girl across state lines to get an abortion. The leadership in the House and Senate have been diligent in their efforts to pass crucial legislation that is important to the network of conservative voters that generated the strong voter turnout in 2006 and could be the determining factor for conservative candidates in 2008. Please call our U.S. Senators and ask them to support S. 403, the Child Custody Protection Act. Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121