The United States is facing a crisis due to its falling fertility rate, author Jonathan Last argues in What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster.
Republicans are asking whether President Barack Obama really wants immigration reform to pass in the narrow window that experts say now exists in the Congress, pointing to a leak late last week and statements by officials over the weekend.
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) is preparing to run for president in 2016, according to some political observers in Louisiana.
Dr. Ben Carson said he has no intention to run for president, but he will "leave that up to God," in a Sunday interview on ABC's "This Week." Carson gained national attention for his Feb. 7 speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he condemned political correctness and called for a flat tax and a more decentralized health care system.
A bill that would allow houses of worship to receive federal disaster aid easily passed Wednesday in the House of Representatives.
In a political asylum case involving a German family that fled to the United States to be able to homeschool their children, the U.S. Justice Department is arguing that the freedom to choose to educate one's own children is not a fundamental right. If the Romeike family, who are evangelical Christians, lose their case and are deported back to Germany, they could face fines, jail time, and their children could even be taken away from them.
The nation's problems cannot be solved by more government spending, Republicans complained in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) delivered the Republican response and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered the Tea Party response Tuesday night.
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., showed a heightened interest and concern for religious freedom in the United States at a Tuesday event hosted by the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs in Washington, D.C. Warren spoke about the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate and other religious freedom issues.
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced Tuesday that he will begin a radio show the first week of April.
To say that the federal government has a spending problem is "almost a false argument," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on "Fox News Sunday."
The best way to deal with the automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, that were put in place to deal with the nation's rising national debt, now at over $16.5 trillion, is to delay them from going into effect, said Pulitzer prize winning economist Paul Krugman. To do that, he advised President Barack Obama to offer future "vague spending cuts" and "real revenue sources." The belief, though, that liberals want to spend more money on government, is "imaginary," he added.
White House insiders say President Barack Obama, who spent much of his time since re-election discussing highly charged social issues, will turn his attention back to the issues that most Americans say are the most important to them: jobs and the economy.
About 7 million people are expected to lose their employer provided health insurance when the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," becomes fully operational, according to a Congressional Budget Office report.
NAACP Threatens Lawsuit After Pro-Lifer Calls It 'National Association for the Abortion of Colored People'
Pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger published an article in LifeNews criticizing the NAACP's pro-choice stance and calling it the "National Association for the Abortion of Colored People." The NAACP, one of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights groups, has threatened to sue Bomberger and LifeNews, claiming the phrase is a trademark infringement.
To the delight of Democrats, the battle over control of the future of the GOP is intensifying, with the Tea Party, establishment and social conservative factions beginning to openly criticize each other for election setbacks.