After some controversial remarks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elemetary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Mike Huckabee sought to clarify his remarks. He was not saying that the shooting would not have happened if state-sponsored prayer were allowed in public schools, but was noting the irony of asking "where is God?" after a tragedy, but not talking about God at other times.179 comments
President Barack Obama said he will do everything he can with the power of his office to prevent another massacre like the shooting that occurred Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Speaking at the town's memorial service Sunday, he said the nation must change to protect its children.
A poll by Pew Research Center shows that majorities of Americans only favor solutions that impact wealthy Americans to reduce the national debt and avoid the "fiscal cliff."
With the deadline to avert the "fiscal cliff" quickly approaching, it may be helpful to recall how we reached this point. Here is a timeline, or "fiscal cliff notes," of events that led to the current predicament.
A little over a month after Democrats retook the White House and gained seats in both houses of Congress, organized labor, a key part of the Democratic coalition, suffered a big loss in Michigan, a state President Barack Obama won by almost 10 percentage points.
Conservative columnist George Will claimed Sunday that the opposition to gay marriage is dying because the opponents are old. Some young conservatives took exception to those remarks.
In light of the losses in this year's election, some Republicans are arguing that their party needs to develop messages and policies that speak to the concerns of working class Americans.
There is not a "war on women," but there is a "war on women's fertility," Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist and president of the Ruth Institute, believes. Rather than view fertility as a problem to be solved, Morse argued Friday, fertility should be viewed as a gift from God. Colleges and labor markets should, therefore, adjust to the biological needs of women.
While recent polls show that most Americans would blame Republicans if no agreement is reached to avoid the "fiscal cliff," veteran Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward believes that President Barack Obama has the most to lose if the nation goes over the cliff. Obama would be held accountable for the poor economy that would ensue in that scenario, Woodward claimed Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Allan Carlson, president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, argued that in the current debate over the "fiscal cliff" he would favor expanding the child tax credit for the wealthy in exchange for higher tax rates on the wealthy.
Religious beliefs and the Bible are the most often cited reasons for opposing gay marriage, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll. Those who favor gay marriage are most likely to mention equal rights or personal choice as the reasons for their position.
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.