Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin is getting plenty of advice on what to do after making some unfortunate comments last weekend about how a woman's body could handle a "legitimate rape." Even Sarah Palin – one of the tea party favorites – is calling for him to step aside in hopes that Republicans can still gain a majority in the U.S. Senate.
A new 140-page report released by the Family Research Council and Liberty Institute reveals a pattern of hostility toward Christians and Christianity in the U.S. The report was released earlier this week and includes over 600 incidents over a 10-year period.454 comments
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is saying he's in the Missouri Senate race to stay despite calls from Mitt Romney for him to step aside over controversial remarks on rape and abortion. The come-from-behind candidate who had been leading in the polls has come under intense pressure to step aside since stating on Sunday that women's bodies could prevent pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."63 comments
The Republican National Convention may not be officially opening until Monday, but the hard work of finalizing the GOP platform – often referred to as its mission statement – is now under way in Tampa, Fla. Christians are paying particular attention to this year's committee meetings given the fact that the Democrats have voted to include same-sex marriage in their platform for the first time in history.216 comments
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.15 comments
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.38 comments
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.354 comments
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.167 comments
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.56 comments
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.357 comments
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.205 comments
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."90 comments
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."264 comments