Amanda Winkler

Christian Post Reporter

Presidential Candidates Lack Military Service and Voters Don't Care

In August presidential candidate Rick Perry, who previously served in the Air Force, suggested that a truly dedicated president of the U.S. would have served in the military. Although it is evident with Perry’s current low poll numbers that military service alone is not enough, it does beg the question of how much an emphasis voters place on a candidate’s past military career.

GOP Front-Runners: Their Track Record on Health Care

For the time being, the GOP primary race appears to be down to two candidates: Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. With the repeal of President Obama’s health care overhaul on the minds of many conservative voters, it’s important to look at where both candidates stand on the issue, where they have possibly fumbled on the issue in the past, and what they hope to achieve with it in the future.

Iowa Caucus: What's Next for Candidates Who Lost

The Iowa caucus results did not produce a clear winner as Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled ahead of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum by only eight votes. However, it did produce clear losers and it’s time to take a look at what a poor finish in Iowa means for Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

OWS Course Offered at Columbia University

Columbia University in New York is offering a new class this spring semester in which students will be required to take part in the social movement known as Occupy Wall Street that swept the nation this past fall.

What Does Christian Libertarianism Look Like?

Stereotypes and broad brush labels are common in the current political climate. If someone says they believe homosexuality is a sin and that drugs ignite societal problems, they would almost immediately be placed in the “Christian right-wing” category. If another person says that the government should not be in the marriage business and that drugs should be decriminalized, then that person would likely be labeled a “liberal.

Gingrich Tries to Explain Why He Backed Romney's Healthcare Plan

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is trying to separate himself from GOP rival Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by claiming to be the most conservative and most anti-President Obama candidate in the field. However, new revelations about his past may make it harder for him to do so: the former speaker once praised Massachusetts’ Obama-like healthcare plan implemented by Romney in 2006.

TSA Not Keen on Fox News?

The Transportation Security Administration is not too keen on Fox News, according to Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes. He charges that a TSA worker removed his employer’s logo from his luggage thereby damaging his bag as he went through the screening process

Poll: Romney Leads in New Hampshire, Paul Gains Steam

New poll numbers indicate that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains the strong front-runner in New Hampshire’s GOP primary race. Behind him in the poll is Texas Congressman Ron Paul who is slowly gaining steam just as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich loses his momentum.

Palin Jumps Aboard the Tebow Train

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow can add another fan to the list: political pundit Sarah Palin. Palin gave a symbolic wink and a nod in Tebow’s direction when she said she respects what the young Denver Broncos player stands for.

Gingrich Featured on Ad Promoting Adultery

Considering its finances, the Newt Gingrich campaign would normally like free press and an endorsement. However, this is one billboard the Former Speaker of the House probably doesn’t want his face on: an advertisement promoting infidelity.

White House Boosts Support for Women in Peace Politics

President Obama announced on Monday that he plans to sign an executive order rendering the country’s “first-ever national action plan on women, peace, and security.” The order serves to act as a way to include the perspectives of women in world and diplomatic strategies, he said in a statement.

Youth Gravitate Toward Ron Paul

Despite portrayals of Ron Paul as “Crazy Old Uncle Ron” and “old and feeble,” a new Gallup poll suggests that the Texas Congressman connects best with voters who could very well be his grandchildren.

Capitol Christmas Tree Praises Obama

The official 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree that stands 63 feet tall includes no visible ornament signifying the Christian holiday or Jesus Christ. Instead, what can be seen is an ornament praising President Obama.