The House Wednesday rejected a stopgap spending bill that would have put to rest fears of a government shutdown on Oct. 1. A total of 182 Democrats were joined by 48 Republicans in opposing the measure, albeit for very different reasons.
Even Starbucks doesn’t charge $8.24 for a cup of coffee. But that’s precisely how much the Department of Justice overpaid for the beverage it served at one of its conferences, according to a review released Tuesday by the department’s Inspector General.
The Congressional Black Caucus opens its 41st annual legislative conference on Wednesday as a former caucus member with whom they have misgivings is now in the White House.
President Obama received a letter Monday from a coalition of organizations complaining that he is backsliding on his campaign promise to target faith-based discrimination in federally-funded jobs.
In another victory for foes of California’s Proposition 8, a federal district court judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that video recordings of the trial concerning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage should be made public.
New York Rep. Nydia Velasquez played surrogate for President Obama Friday when she told a crowd in downtown Manhattan that passage of the $447 billion American Jobs Act would create 70,000 new jobs in the Big Apple.
A new CNN/ORC International Poll is out and it’s providing ammunition for those on opposite sides of the abortion debate. Abortion rights advocates say the poll results confirm that Americans overwhelmingly favor abortion. Pro-life advocates say the same poll shows that Americans oppose abortion.
Yet another showdown is looming in Congress as the Democratic-controlled Senate Thursday sent the Republican-controlled House a disaster relief bill carrying a price tag twice as much as the House is prepared to spend.
A widely recognized disability advocate is criticizing Pat Robertson for his remarks.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asked a federal judge on Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit by an activist atheist organization seeking to block her from continuing her yearly call for a “Day of Prayer.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry made an appearance Wednesday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination offered testimony about his “faith journey,” while urging students to get involved in the political process.
A California pro-family organization, SaveCalifornia, is asking Jerry Brown, the state’s Democratic governor, to veto what it describes as the “five worst” bills passed by the state’s Democratic-controlled Legislature.
Providing fresh fodder for the increasing number of Americans that believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the nation’s poverty rate rose in 2010 to its highest level in 27 years, while the median incomes of U.S. households fell to the lowest level in 15 years.
Oklahoma Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick fielded pointed questions Monday from judges on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals who asked why a state constitutional amendment banning Sharia law applies only to one religion.
On a day in which a CNN poll reaffirmed his status as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent much of Monday evening fending off attacks by his seven GOP rivals at a Tampa, Fla., debate cosponsored by Tea Party Express and the cable network.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg refuses to budge. With more than 100,000 petitions delivered to his City Hall offices this past week urging him to allow religious leader to offer a few words of prayer at the 9/11 Memorial Service on Sunday, Bloomberg renewed his vow that the 10th anniversary event would remain strictly secular.
Does Oklahoma have the power to ban its state courts from citing, or using, Sharia law as a basis of legal decisions? On Monday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Denver, will hear opposing arguments on that thorny constitutional question.
More than five million people in Southern California, western Arizona and the Baja California Peninsula were left without electricity Thursday after a utility worker in Yuma, Ariz., unwittingly triggered a major blackout.
The Mississippi Supreme Court Thursday cleared the way for residents of the Magnolia State to vote on a “personhood” ballot initiative, which would protect the unborn in the earliest stage of life.
With 2011 not even three-quarters complete, the year is shaping up as one of the costliest ever in terms of weather disasters. So far, there have been 10 separate natural disasters with economic losses of $1 billion or more.
A group of faith leaders and clergy hope to hold public prayer service at ground zero this upcoming Saturday, one day before the 10th anniversary of the worst-ever terror attack on U.S. soil.
The black clergy is usually a reliable ally of Democrats, from city hall to the state house to Congress. But on Tuesday, black pastors in North Carolina squared off against Democratic lawmakers over a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
With one in six Americans seeking full-time work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, President Obama is preparing to unveil a major jobs package Thursday that reportedly proposes $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending.
“Flawed” and “biased” is how a spokesman for the American Center for Law and Justice described an article in The Tennessean that painted the group’s principal officer Jay Sekulow as living a life of luxury bankrolled by the money he earned from defending Christian values in court.
It’s nothing new for Jay Sekulow – the newspaper article published yesterday in The Tennessean accusing the Christian lawyer of enriching himself at the expense of donors to two organizations for which he is the principal officer.