FROM Stuart Elliott
Advocacy Ads Reach the Super Bowl The Saints-Colts match-up is not the only draw on Sunday's Super Bowl. Millions also tune in to see the clever ads. But CBS is stirring up controversy by airing the first-ever advocacy ad on one of the most divisive issues. College football star, Heisman winner and hero of Christian conservatives, Tim Tebow will appear in an ad sponsored by Focus on the Family, highlighting his mother's decision to give birth against doctor's advice. The spot has viewers anticipating Sunday's commercials more than ever, says Stuart Elliott, advertising columnist for the New York Times .
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White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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