Pope Francis met Thursday with Notre Dame leaders and asked the Catholic University to defend the Church's freedom. The meeting came after Notre Dame again asked a court for an injunction against the Obama administration's birth control mandate. A federal court last year ordered the school to begin paying fines if it did not comply.
Actress Scarlett Johansson announced Thursday she left her role as an ambassador for the humanitarian group Oxfam International, a position she held for eight years. Her ad campaign for SodaStream, which will air during Sunday's Super Bowl, was at odds with Oxfam's policies regarding business deals with companies that do business with Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Income inequality in the United States has increased since 1960, in part, because of more women entering the workforce and "assortative mating," or the tendency for people to choose mates with similar education levels, according to new research.
The Democratic advantage in state-level partisanship was smaller in 2013 than in 2012, and a lot smaller than its 2008 high point, according to Gallup's yearly look at the political composition of the states.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of 18 drugs for farm animals, even though an internal review found the drugs present a "high risk" of exposing humans to "super-bacteria" that are resistant to antibiotics.
School choice is the "real answer to income inequality," Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) argued Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute. The senators have both introduced school choice bills to provide poor, disabled and military families with scholarships to attend the school of their choice.
President Barack Obama's theme for his fifth State of the Union address was "opportunity for all." The ambitiousness of his theme, though, was not matched by his legislative proposals. The speech was mostly a list of executive actions and lacked any new major legislative agenda to address equality of opportunity.
Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, rebuked Mike Huckabee Monday for using the word "libido" in a speech condemning the Democratic Party's so-called "war on women" at the RNC's annual meeting.
The New York State United Teachers Board of Directors passed a resolution Saturday withdrawing its support for the Obama administration's major education reform agenda, the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The 41st annual March for Life was held on Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C. Here is some of what I saw at that event.
The administration of President Barack Obama is the most secretive she has ever had to deal with, Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, complained in an interview with Al Jazeera.
Liberals Misrepresent Huckabee Remarks About Women's Libidos and 'Uncle Sugar;' 'War on Women' Accusations Continue
Democrats treat women as if they are helpless and "cannot control their libido," Mike Huckabee stated Thursday at the Republican National Committee's annual meeting. Democratic and liberal groups took his remarks out of context and accused him of continuing the so-called "war on women."
With multifaceted causes and consequences of poverty, researchers continue to unravel new information that religious groups and social service agencies can utilize to help the poor. Here are five facts about poverty that may surprise you.
The best predictor of whether or not a child born into poverty will be able to escape poverty is the number of single parents living in the community they grew up in, a new study by Harvard researchers finds. Other factors include class and racial segregation, income inequality, school quality and social capital.
The 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. focused on the theme of adoption as an alternative to abortion. Large numbers of pro-lifers braved the bitter cold to listen to speakers and march up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court.
The 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as those in the bottom half of the wealth distribution, according to a new report published Monday by Oxfam highlighting the increasing wealth inequality around the world.
Pro-Choice Heroine Wendy Davis Admits to Fabricating Bio; Cared More About Career Than Her Children, Source Says
In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Texas gubernatorial candidate and pro-choice activist Wendy Davis admitted that some of the facts she has presented of her biography were "loose" on the details. The article suggests Davis has been more concerned about her career than the well-being of her children.
President Barack Obama in a Friday speech addressing his reform proposals for controversial National Security Agency spying programs, announced a plan to let a third party or the phone companies themselves keep metadata on American phone records. Privacy advocates criticized his proposals for not going far enough in protecting privacy.
A "freedom to pray" provision authored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to address a controversy involving voluntary prayer in Louisiana's Young Marines program was added to the omnibus spending bill, which was passed by Congress this week.
When Congress passes its omnibus spending bill this month, it will include funding for a prison reform task force named after the late Prison Fellowship founder and best-selling evangelical author Charles "Chuck" Colson.
"The Mask You Live In," a new documentary that will be released this year, explores the many difficulties boys are having in American society today. One scholar, though, is concerned that its critique of masculinity will go too far.
Moshe Yaalon, Israel's defense minister, apologized late Tuesday for a jab at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in an interview with an Israeli newspaper. He said Kerry's efforts at negotiating a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians were "based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling."
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would move ahead with his "year of action" agenda without waiting for Congress to pass legislation.
Jodi Ferris, a homeschooling mom who had her newborn baby seized by Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, spoke about her ordeal for Home School Legal Defense Association's podcast, "Home School Heartbeat."
A government bailout of the health insurance industry looks increasingly likely as too few young, healthy people have signed up for insurance on the Affordable Care Act's, or "Obamacare's," new health insurance exchanges.