Paul Stanley

Christian Post Reporter

Illinois GOP Chairman Defies Party Platform, Calls on Lawmakers to Vote 'Yes' on Gay Marriage

An unusual alliance is shaping the debate of gay marriage in Illinois. GOP Party Chairman Pat Brady is giving his "full support" to a bill in the state legislature that would legalize same-sex marriage even though the state party platform only supports traditional marriage. Although the bill passed by an 8-5 vote in a Senate committee, it is still unclear if it can muster the necessary votes to pass before the current legislative session ends next Wednesday.

GOP Fiscal Vote Split May Set Tone for 2013 Cliff

When the dust settled after the House and Senate voted on the fiscal cliff bill, Democrats supplied the overwhelming majority of the votes. But what may yet prove to be the bigger issue was how the issue split Republicans in both chambers. It may well set the stage for how Congress and the GOP will function in the coming year.

Democrats' Fiscal Tax 'Win' Ratifies Bush Tax Policy

Pundits contend that Tuesday's passage of the bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff was in essence the Democrats' ratification of the tax cuts implemented by President George W. Bush in 2001 – at least for families making under $450,000 annually.

Newspaper Accused of 'Going Too Far' in Publishing Names of Gun Owners

In the aftermath following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., The Journal-News, a Gannett-owned publication in Hudson, N.Y., printed a list with an interactive map of the names and addresses of people licensed to own handguns in Westchester and Rockland counties. The story has since produced an outcry over journalistic responsibility in revealing who does and does not own a weapon.

President George HW Bush Still in Intensive Care

President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president and the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, remains in intensive care and now family members and sources close to the elder statesman are mum on his condition.

Obama to Nominate Sen. John Kerry to Replace Hillary Clinton

President Obama announced today that he plans to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. The nomination comes days after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice announced she would not be considered in the wake of GOP pressure over her comments that the Benghazi attacks were caused by an anti-Muslim movie rather than an organized terrorist attack.

House GOP Fails to Pass 'Plan B' as Rank and File Revolt

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suffered a political setback on Thursday night when after passing the first of two bills known as "Plan B," he was unable to muster enough votes from members of his own party for the second portion of the plan. It is unclear where this leaves the discussion between the White House and House Republicans.

House Approves Rule to Allow Vote on Plan B

In a procedural vote Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House voted to allow consideration of the budget plan known as "Plan B" and put forward by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as a way to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff. The final vote is expected to take place later Thursday evening.

Will Benghazi Report Damage Hillary Clinton in 2016 Elections?

The State Department report on the Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11 in Libya that killed an American ambassador and three others revealed some damaging information, concluding that "systemic failures" left U.S. facilities unprotected. It could also leave Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with some political baggage should she choose to run for president in 2016.