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.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) introduced a bill Thursday that would keep a state's definition of marriage for the legal residents of that state for the purposes of federal law.
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.
A recent Pew Research study found a significant increase in just the past four years in the number of Republicans who say they do not believe in evolution.
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.
Study: Breast Cancer Associated With Birth Control Pills, Late Child-Bearing, Less Breastfeeding, Abortion
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.
Here are The Christian Post's "Top 10" politics stories for 2013:
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.
Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Russell Moore expressed outrage that Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson would be suspended from his popular A&E show for expressing traditional views about homosexuality.
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.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), one of Congress' most prolific defenders of religious freedom and human rights, announced Tuesday he will be retiring at the end of his current term.
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.
Sec. of State John Kerry spoke Sunday about losing his faith in God while a soldier in the Vietnam War, then returning to his Catholic faith after an "epiphany" that suffering is part of God's plan.
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.
U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill Thursday that would protect the tax exempt status of organizations opposed to gay marriage. A similar bill was introduced in the U.S. House in September.
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.
Do you want to learn more about "Obamacare"? Here are answers to some of your most common questions about the new law.
A bipartisan committee of House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Tuesday on a new budget. The agreement was not the "grand bargain" that many deficit hawks had hoped for, but, if passed, it would provide some stability through 2014 by preventing future "crises," like October's government shutdown.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, responded Friday to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging that Catholic health directives encourage poor treatment of pregnant women by not allowing abortion.