Eight Republican senators are raising concerns about White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew's nomination to be the next Treasury secretary. When Lew was head of the Office of Management and Budget, he failed to comply with a law requiring the administration to propose reforms to Medicare when the program's trustees report a funding problem.
The charter for President Barack Obama's jobs council, officially called the "President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness," expired Thursday. The White House said it would not renew the charter. The council only met four times, the last time in Jan. 2012.
For the first time since 1995, when Pew Research Center began asking the question, a majority of Americans believe that the federal government threatens their personal freedoms and rights.
Government programs that take away poor people's incentive to earn their own success are immoral, because earned success is the key to happiness, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, argued recently in an interview on "The Morality of the Market," at the National Review Institute's 2013 Summit, "The Future of Conservatism."
Republicans are to blame for the recent economic contraction, Democrats in the White House and Congress said Wednesday.
There will be a religious exemption to the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (2010), better known as "Obamacare," according to a fact sheet released Wednesday by the Internal Revenue Service.
For the third annual National School Choice Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, over 3,600 events across the country promote the idea that empowering parents to send their kids to the school of their choice is the best way to improve the nation's education system.
At a summit in Kiev, Ukraine, next week, pastors from Russia and other Eastern European nations will be provided with encouragement and guidance to solve the orphan crises in their nations through adoption and other programs. The Church is the only organization with the resources and mandate to solve the problem, Paul Pennington, executive director and founder of Hope for Orphans and one of the summit's organizers, told The Christian Post Tuesday.
Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders.
President Barack Obama announced his support Tuesday for a bipartisan compromise on immigration reform unveiled Monday by the Senate's "gang of eight." If the gang of eight proposal fails, Obama added, he will submit his own legislation to Congress.
Are the norms of Democratic discourse at risk when elected officials attack the legitimacy of certain news organizations, while supporting only the news organizations that do not ask tough questions? This question is being asked by some commentators after a series of White House statements, including recently from President Barack Obama, assailing Fox News, and Obama's recent interviews with news organizations that only ask the president easy questions.
A coalition of conservative leaders will call on fellow conservatives to support letting Puerto Rico decide whether it will become the 51st state.
A bipartisan group of senators, known as the "gang of eight," announced Monday an immigration reform agreement. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of the gang of eight, held a conference call with supporters, including Christian leaders, thanking them for their effort, according to sources familiar with the call.
The benefits of intact biological families were emphasized on a "Building a Marriage Culture" panel at the National Review Institute's 2013 Summit, "The Future of Conservatism." One of the panelists, Doug Mainwaring, spoke of his personal experience as a gay man who came to realize that his own children need both a mother and a father.
A central message heard from many of the speakers at this weekend's National Review Summit, "The Future of Conservatism," was that conservatives do not need to change their message, but need to do a better job at communicating their message.