In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.
First lady Michelle Obama was joined Friday by former first lady Rosalynn Carter, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) and Jill Biden to announce new initiatives for Joining Forces, a program to help the caregivers of wounded veterans.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for failing to testify about the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative, pro-life and evangelical groups.
The U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a gender pay discrimination bill Wednesday as the White House continues to defend its use of a questionable statistic on the gender wage gap.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," was supposed to lower healthcare costs and reduce the national deficit without causing anyone to lose their insurance or their doctor. It was also not supposed to subsidize abortions. These promises have not been kept.
The forced resignation last week of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla came the same week as an important Supreme Court campaign finance decision. These two seemingly unrelated stories have a connection. While increased disclosure could bring greater transparency of campaign finances, some liberals have shown that transparency would be used for harassment and intimidation, rather than an open dialogue.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case, Elane Photography, LLC vs. Willock, in which a wedding photographer was punished for declining to photograph a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Diversity. Tolerance. Open-mindedness. These values have been the benchmarks of American liberalism, until recently. Liberals are increasingly characterized by demands for homogeneity and intolerance of those who disagree with them.
WASHINGTON — Youth pastor skills translate well to serving in Congress, Rep. James Lankford told The Christian Post this week. He also explained his recent decision to run for the U.S. Senate.
Immigration reform is unlikely to get passed this year in the U.S. House, Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told The Christian Post this week. He also spoke about his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Criticisms of Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCutcheon vs. FEC, removing the overall limit on individual donations to political campaigns, have been overblown. The decision will not bring about the end of democracy in America, as some have claimed. In some minor ways, it may actually benefit U.S. political institutions.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) encouraged Christian college students at Liberty University's Convocation Wednesday to stand up for what they believe and defend their religious freedom against current assaults.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative treats kids like little machines on an assembly line to "college or career readiness," rather than as unique human beings, each with different gifts and aspirations, a new documentary, "Building the Machine," claims.
American Couple in Qatar Sentenced to 3 Years for Allegedly Starving Adopted Daughter; Supporters Vow to Continue Fight for Their Release
Matthew and Grace Huang, an American couple from Los Angeles, were sentenced in Qatar Thursday to three years in prison for allegedly killing their 8-year-old adopted daughter, Gloria. Supporters say the Huangs have been wrongly accused.
The University of Michigan paid $1,000 to pro-choice artist Heather Ault, who delivered a presentation and presented her "4,000 Years of Choice" collection. One piece in the collection declares "abortion is a gift from God."
The concept of sin is not gone but the actions that are considered sinful have changed in four ways, Ross Douthat, a columnist for The New York Times and author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, recently argued.
Russell Moore: Young Evangelicals Reject Christian Right, But Not Moving Left; Prefer to Be Freakish
Younger Evangelicals are rejecting the style and methods of the Christian Right but they are not becoming liberals, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptists Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, contended Tuesday at the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Faith Angle Forum. Instead, they are embracing a counter-cultural, "freakish" message tied to the Gospel.
A group of six senators, five Democrats and one independent, proposed a set of fixes to President Barack Obama's troubled healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare." The move could be part of an effort to distance themselves from the unpopular new law ahead of what will likely prove to be a difficult election for Democrats.
Worship services in evangelical churches do not mention sin, a major part of the Gospel message, Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, said Monday at the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Faith Angle Forum.
The FBI has removed the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hatewatch" from its list of resources on hate crimes after Family Research Council requested that it do so.
In Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care, and Mentoring — Living Out God's Heart for Orphans, Jedd Medefind provides practical guidance to churches and Christians on why and how they should get involved in helping orphans.
Russian sanctions will not stop her advocacy for Russian orphans, said Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of nine U.S. officials that Russia announced sanctions against in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Russia.
While Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps will be mostly remembered for preaching that "God hates fags," part of his legacy is also one of a civil rights hero.
Thirty-nine protesters from Moral Monday Georgia were arrested Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol. They were protesting a bill that would deny the governor the ability to participate in the Affordable Care Act's, or "Obamacare's," expansion of Medicaid, a government program that provides healthcare to the poor.
After receiving media attention and a letter from a Christian legal group, Branford High School administrators have backed off from censoring Students for Life of Branford. The student-led club will now have the same privileges as the other clubs at the school.