Rep. Paul Ryan, last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, said Monday that he regretted voting to ban same-sex couples in the District of Columbia from adopting children.
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly has impressed at least one liberal journalist with his confessions, generosity and hospitality. In researching his new book on evangelicals, religion and culture writer Tom Krattenmaker traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., and spent some time at the Focus headquarters. The result of the visit was a book challenging his fellow progressives to stop stereotyping evangelicals and realize that they can work together for the common good.
A survey of research published on school choice programs shows that they improve the academic performance of both those who take advantage of the program and public school students, cost less, reduce racial segregation, and do not diminish shared civic values and practices, according to a new report from The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.
Military Chaplains Must Contend With 'Hate Speech' Accusations; Inclusive Prayers Not an Issue, Senate Chaplain Says
Military chaplains cannot be forced to do something in opposition to their theology, but they may have problems with being accused of "hate speech" for teaching what scripture says about homosexuality, Barry Black, the U.S. Senate Chaplain and a former military chaplain, told a Heritage Foundation audience Monday. He also said he does not believe that the occasions where military chaplains are expected to pray inclusive prayers is a serious problem.
Atheism changes over time and is a reaction to the dominant religious beliefs of the time. Today's atheism is, in part, a reaction to the political activism of conservative Christians, or the "Christian Right." This is one of the conclusions found in a new study of American atheists, There is No God: Atheists in America, by University of North Texas sociologists David A. Williamson and George Yancey .
Eight U.S. senators, including Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, have signed onto Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) fight to defund the Common Core State Standard's Initiative.
Washington bigwigs took a break from partisan bickering Saturday night to enjoy some laughs and mingle with celebrities. President Barack Obama delivered some of the best jokes of the night in his speech at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C. Here are 10 of his funniest lines:
The Family Research Council posted a video (see below) Thursday of building manager Leo Johnson thwarting the Aug. 15, 2012, attack by gunman Floyd Corkins. The video also shows an FBI interrogation of Corkins saying he chose FRC as a target after visiting the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Some congressional leaders are looking at changing a part of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," that requires members of Congress and their staff to get their health insurance from the new health care exchanges.
Contrary to Clinton Testimony, Libya Security Reductions Were Signed Off by Her Prior to Benghazi Attack
In April 2012, prior to the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on a U.S. Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary Hillary Clinton signed a document acknowledging that requests were made for additional security in Libya while also signing off on a plan to reduce the number of security personnel in Libya. In sworn testimony at a Jan. 23, 2013, House hearing, though, Clinton said that diplomatic security needs did not rise to her level.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a case, Romeike vs. Holder, that could grant or revoke asylum for the Romeike homeschooling family. If the Romeikes lose, they could be deported back to Germany, where the state threatened to take their children away from them if they did not send them to public school.
Support for immigration reform increases dramatically among white evangelical Christians if the polling question mentions that specific requirements must be met for current unauthorized immigrants to qualify for citizenship. This was the finding of new research conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Brookings Institution.
Much like the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the massacre of school children in Newtown, Conn., the horrific accounts of beheadings of hundreds of newborn babies described during the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell could have political implications beyond the trial itself. Here are three issues that may become part of the public debate because of the events at Gosnell's abortion clinic.
Some Republican members of Congress are calling on the executive branch to treat Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers suspected of being responsible for last week's terrorist attack in Boston, as an enemy combatant, but not to try him in a military court.
The bombings in Boston last week have entered the debate over immigration reform. Some are suggesting the immigration reform effort should be delayed to consider what can be gleaned from the attacks to improve the immigration system, while others suggest that the attacks demonstrate the need to reform the system soon.