A new e-book written by Politico reporter Glenn Thrush and released on Monday outlines the apparent discourse between the White House and Obama's Chicago-based presidential campaign as the two compete with each other on who is going to controls the president's daily message.
The California state Assembly is set to vote on a controversial measure known as Senate Bill 1172 that would prohibit psychologists and other mental health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone 18 or younger.
Four years ago, things were different – much different. Rep. Arthur Davis represented an Alabama Congressional district and was a rising star in national Democratic politics. His abilities earned him the job of introducing then Sen. Barack Obama when he gave his acceptance at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. This year, he is speaking at the Republican National Convention.
Soon after the news that a gunman who had volunteered at an LGBT organization shot and wounded an employee of the pro-family group Family Research Council, a coalition of groups supporting gay rights and that have virtually nothing in common with FRC issued statements condemning the shooting.
Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, held a press conference Thursday afternoon, stating in no uncertain terms that while the suspected shooter was responsible for wounding the group's unarmed building operations manager, organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (that label FRC as a "hate" group) created the environment that ultimately led to Wednesday's shooting at the FRC offices in Washington, D.C.
Just hours into his work day at the Family Research Council's office building on Wednesday morning, security guard Leo Johnson was being hailed by law enforcement officers as a "hero" after subduing a shooter whose objective was to gain entry into the group's downtown D.C. offices.
A man who entered the Family Research Council Offices in Washington, D.C., shot and wounded a security guard late Wednesday morning. The shooter is in custody and the guard is reported to be conscious and breathing.
A Commonwealth court judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that a state law requiring voters to produce a photo ID is legal and can be in effect for November's presidential election. President Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, opposed the controversial law and have stated they are committed to fighting the law in multiple states.
Speaking to an audience in Virginia on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of about 1,000 – half of whom appeared to be African American – that Republican Mitt Romney would unleash Wall Street and put people "in chains." The comment drew an immediate response from the Romney campaign, saying the comment was a "new low."
This may be the biggest week in Paul Ryan's political life so far, but other Republican torchbearers are also securing prominent roles at the party's convention later this month in Tampa. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney before he accepts the party's nomination on the final evening while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give the keynote speech to the party's faithful the evening prior.
Several leading evangelicals including Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission have described Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate as a "bold move."
Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his GOP running mate on Saturday gave voters a brief glimpse to the 42-year-old, seven-term public servant. Ryan's focus on the nation's fiscal issues have earned him the reputation as a "budget wonk," as someone who spends an inordinate amount of time crunching numbers in an effort to reduce the nation's deficit. Here are a few more things you might not know about him.
Mitt Romney, who in two weeks will accept the Republican nomination for president, has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Ryan, 42, is known for his work on the federal budget and will bring the debate on deficit spending and entitlements to the forefront of the presidential election.
Under pressure from the media, the Obama campaign this week admitted using in campaign ads a controversial Missouri steel worker who claims Mitt Romney is responsible for his wife's death, after first denying any knowledge of the worker's story.
Opponents of President Obama's Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – are now saying the next downside of the plan could be an increase in the cost of pizza. According to Papa John's CEO John Schnatter, customers could see up to a $.20 increase in the price of their Friday night pizza order.
Tuesday's "Marriage Equality Day" at Starbucks' 17,600 stores seemed to fall far short of the record-breaking crowds that filled Chick-fil-A's 1,608 locations the week prior for "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," organized by Fox News host Mike Huckabee. However, an organizer of the marriage equality event said that in spite of what some say was a low turnout, the event was a success.
Nancy G. Brinker, who founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of her late sister, is stepping down as the organization's CEO, but will remain in a leadership capacity. The move is one of several that have rocked the breast cancer charity over a decision to pull funding to Planned Parenthood earlier this year. The group ultimately reversed their initial decision but lost support as a result.
A black Virginia bishop is calling for Christians to leave the Democratic Party over what he describes as a "cult-like devotion" to abortion and what he terms as a "rejection" of the traditional family.
David Petraeus, the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a highly decorated four-star general, is said to be under consideration as former Gov. Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate as he accepts the GOP nomination later this month. Interestingly, the origin of this information points back to President Obama.
Gay marriage activists and their supporters plan to consume more than their daily allowance of caffeine on Tuesday by visiting their local Starbucks in an effort to challenge last week's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" that was staged by pro-family supporters to demonstrate their support for the company's stance on traditional marriage.
The Republican National Committee has released the names of several high-profile Republican speakers who will take the podium at the party's Tampa, Fla., convention later this month. Yet appearing on the speakers roster means one's name was mostly likely scratched off the Romney campaign's list of vice presidential prospects – assuming it was there in the first place.
No one disputes that both Republicans and Democrats are looking for an issue – any issue – that will give them a winning advantage with about 3 million swing voters in the fall elections. But the one topic that many social conservatives see as that wedge issue is the same elephant in the room that party leaders want to ignore: same-sex marriage.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several thousand high-level federal employees in an effort to keep their personal financial information from being disclosed under a new law set to take effect on Sept. 30.
A judge in Kansas on Thursday granted abortion provider Planned Parenthood's request to dismiss over two dozen misdemeanor charges stemming from several late-term abortions performed at a Kansas City-area clinic.
Six organizations known for their pro-family and pro-life work are joining forces this fall in a combined and coordinated non-partisan voter registration drive designed to increase voter turnout for November. The joint program will be called Commit 2 Vote 2012.