Bush and New Faith-based Executive Office

Guests: Don Gonyea NPR Correspondent Robert Blendon Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health and the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Cambridge, MA) Steve Benen Research Director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State Stephen Goldsmith Director of the New Corporation for National Service to work in accord with the newly created White House Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Nina Totenberg NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent President Bush has established a new executive office called "The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives." The president wants the government to work more closely with charitable groups, including those religious affiliations. But critics say President Bush's executive order violates the U.S. Constitution of separation of church and state. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at the new faith-based White House office.

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