Americans are strongly opposed to the Electoral College as the method of choosing the president and wish to see it replaced with a popular vote, according to a poll by Barna Group. Of the different faith groups, evangelicals are the most opposed to the Electoral College.
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president this year, received the lowest level of support among evangelicals of any Republican presidential candidate since Bob Dole in 1996, according to a report by Barna Group, a Christian polling organization.
The Christmas story includes the act of adoption, and caring for orphans is both gospel and mission, contended theologian Russell Moore in a lecture on Tuesday.
Seven in 10 Americans are very or moderately religious. Looking at demographic trends, Frank Newport, editor in chief for Gallup, predicts that Americans will become even more religious, on average, in the future.
With a little over a month to go before his second inaugural, President Barack Obama already appears to be working on plans to address climate change in his second term by reducing emissions from carbon-based fuels and increasing the use of so-called "clean energy" sources.
New Walmart employees who work less than 30 hours per week will no longer be eligible for the company's health insurance program. Walmart joins other companies considering reducing benefits or work hours in light of the new health care changes known as "Obamacare."
Republican leaders accused President Barack Obama of wasting time on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in the proposal he offered Thursday. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, in five Sunday talk show appearances, countered that it was a serious proposal and it is now up to Republicans to offer a counter-proposal.
The Republican plan to raise revenue through tax reform, rather than increasing tax rates, is possible, but would be difficult to pass because the tax preferences that would need to be eliminated are widely favored among voters, explained Diane Lim, chief economist for the Concord Coalition, in a Thursday interview with The Christian Post.
"There are no unanswered questions" about the White House response to the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, spokesperson Jay Carney said Tuesday. To the contrary, there are many questions the White House has not answered. Here are a few:
President Barack Obama told Speaker of the House John Boehner Thursday that there would be no agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff" unless tax rates are increased on those making more than $250,000 per year. Boehner expressed concern that Democrats have shown no willingness to reduce the rate of growth in entitlement spending.
Some advocates of Plan B, also called "emergency contraception" or the "morning after pill," are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reverse her decision to not allow minors to obtain the drug over the counter. Since the decision was politically motivated and the election is over, they argue, Sebelius should now reverse her order.
As the nation careens toward the end of the year "fiscal cliff," politicians and pundits are expressing many assumptions, some of which are incorrect. Here are five common myths about the fiscal cliff.
With the U.S. Senate set to vote Wednesday on ratification of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some critics, including former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and homeschool advocates, warn the treaty could undermine parental rights.
If President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans fail to reach an agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff" by the end of the year, most Americans believe Republicans will be at fault, according to a CNN/ORC poll.
Another challenge to the Affordable Care Act (2010), or "Obamacare," can continue, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Liberty University, a private Christian university in Lynchburg, Va., founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, sued over the law's requirements that certain employers provide health insurance and that most individuals carry health insurance on religious freedom grounds.