Some conservative leaders and Republican politicians want the GOP to focus on an anti-poverty agenda. Republican voters, though, have shown little interest in the topic. One of their biggest challenges, therefore, will be to convince Republican voters that tackling poverty should be at the top of their political agenda.
Fewer students will be exposed to the great works of literature, art and music under the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Terrence O. Moore, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College argues.
In his first interview since reports about his new book, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's coverage falsely accuses him of saying that President Barack Obama sent troops to Afghanistan while believing the mission would fail.
A Justice Department official who has donated to President Barack Obama's election campaigns has been appointed to lead the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. Two Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked that she be removed. The Justice Department responded that it cannot take political affiliation into account in hiring decisions.
The number of Americans identifying as political independents is at a record high, according to Gallup. The rise is mostly due to the fact that many of those who prefer the Republican Party over the Democratic Party no longer wish to be identified as a Republican.
President Barack Obama's former secretary of defense, Robert Gates, accused the president of sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan while believing the plan would fail. This was just one of many startling revelations, including comments about Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden that could have consequences for the 2016 presidential race, in Gates' memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, due out next week.
If Republicans are successful at replacing the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," what would they replace it with? Two bills introduced in the U.S. House provide clues to what health care reform might look like under Republican government.
Breast cancer was found to be more common in women who used birth control pills, had a child after the age of 27, breastfed their babies less, had an abortion and began menstruating at an early age, in new research conducted in India.
A coalition of advocacy groups, including Saddleback Church, sent a letter to Sec. of State John Kerry asking him to put a stop to U.S. Department of State actions that are preventing orphans from being united with adoptive families in the United States.
Claiming that "same-gender couples are as capable of responsible procreation as are opposite-gender couples," the N.M. Supreme Court found on Thursday that gay marriage is legal under the New Mexico Constitution.
Journalists working in the national media have a liberal bias and generally do not know evangelical Christians, four of the top news reporters in the country said in a Wednesday panel discussion for Politico.
Barack Obama's Twitter feed sent a message Tuesday encouraging supporters to talk about signing up for "Obamacare" over Christmas. The post features a young adult wearing onesie pajamas and drinking hot chocolate.
In reaction to Friday's ruling by a federal judge that parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law are unconstitutional, most conservatives, social conservatives in particular, have claimed that the ruling confirms the slippery slope arguments they made about the legalization of gay marriage. These conservatives are missing an opportunity, though, to praise the ruling for its defense of religious freedom.
A federal court on Friday ruled parts of a Utah law banning polygamy are unconstitutional. It did not, though, strike down the entire law. Some conservative groups reacted to the decision by noting its relation to state recognition of same-sex unions. The ruling, however, recognizes the constitutionality of banning state recognition of polygamy.
Both President's George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been inconsistent in their obligations to fulfill the requirements of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, argued in his Leland Award Lecture on Religious Liberty. The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission presented George the award on Friday for his advocacy for religious liberty.
House passage of the "Ryan-Murray Budget" has cleared a path for immigration reform by making more room on the legislative calendar and demonstrating that foes of current immigration reform efforts are in a weakened position.
A battle between conservative groups and the Republican Party, generally viewed as a fight between Tea Party outsiders and "establishment" insiders, intensified Wednesday and Thursday after some testy remarks by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the firing of a key Republican staffer.
Kids need dads, according to a neurobiological study published this month in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The absence of fathers during childhood may lead to impaired behavioral and social abilities, and brain defects, researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada, found.