Tea party activists can add another notch to their belt now that they've given Republican Ted Cruz a victory over the party's establishment candidate in the Texas race for U.S. Senate. The 13-point victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst signals a new day for the movement – not only in Texas but also in other red states.
Dr. Richard Land, who was once named one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals and who has led the Southern Baptists Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission since 1988, announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from his current post next year.4 comments
Hillary Clinton on Monday defended the State Department and her aide, Huma Abedin, against charges levied by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four of her GOP colleagues that inferred that senior government officials and their relatives had close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom on Monday, concluding that the "world is sliding backwards" in key regions of the globe. She also singled out many of the Asian countries including China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia as some of the world's most intolerant countries when it comes to the expression and freedom of religion.10 comments
Sources with ties to the Democratic National Committee have confirmed to news sources that the party will include gay marriage as part of its platform when the full committee meets on August 10 in Detroit.772 comments
Former President Bill Clinton is now back in the good graces of the Democratic Party and President Obama and part of the proof lies in the prominent role he will play in this summer's convention in Charlotte, N.C., in late August.41 comments
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) may have had a rough few weeks after taking criticism for her now infamous letters about the Muslim Brotherhood, but a ray of sunshine hit her and a few other Congressional members last week as "The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People" list was released. Bachmann was number 10 on the list.
A group of 42 organizations have condemned Rep. Michele Bachmann and four of her colleagues for criticizing the Muslim Brotherhood and naming Huma Abedin and her family as Americans who keep close ties to the group.327 comments
It may not be a union many would envision, but the American Civil Liberties Union has sided with fast-food giant Chick-fil-A after the company came under intense opposition because of statements made by its president supporting traditional marriage.49 comments
After a rocky start, the Romney campaign is focusing its European tour on Mitt's trip to Israel as a key factor in evangelical support for the presidential contender in November.175 comments
Voter ID laws have emerged as one of the hot-button political issues of the past few years. And now a group of Pennsylvania citizens and organizations are challenging the state law and presenting their case in state court this week, bypassing the traditional path most voter rights cases take through federal courts.20 comments
President Barack Obama drew a sharp line between himself and GOP opponent Mitt Romney on federally funded abortion rights Tuesday, arguing that federal funding of Planned Parenthood is necessary to preserve his daughters' right to chose.158 comments
The latest Chic-fil-A controversy is beginning to take on the nature of a frat house food fight, according to some commentators on both sides of the issue, and calls for restraint have begun. Here's what's gone on in just the past few days:91 comments
President Obama has been criticized by some born-again Christians for running the most anti-biblical administration in history, but recent data from Gallup show that he is actually losing ground among atheists as well.
Twelve months ago, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was riding high. She was days away from winning the Iowa Straw Poll as a Republican candidate for president and she had cameras from most major television networks covering her every move. Now, the press attention she is receiving is causing not only the GOP establishment in Washington to abandon her, but possibly some in her district as well.