The traditional first-day of Christmas shopping known as "Black Friday" has taken on an entirely different meaning for a South Florida Planned Parenthood clinic that offered special pricing on birth control and emergency contraception to women if they visited the clinic between certain hours.
Congressional Democrats are saying that they are not willing to consider changes in Social Security in a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," even though the Simpson-Bowles commission charged with coming up with a plan insists that Social Security can't be ignored.
Incoming Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will have more on his plate than just learning the ins and outs of Washington, D.C. The 52-year-old politician will also be writing the story of Elizabeth Smart, the young 14-year-old Utah girl who was kidnapped ten years ago and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell.
The First Family celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House with several friends and White House staff members after he issued his first post-election pardon.
In the final months of the presidential election, both major candidates mentioned the term "middle class" countless times in any effort to mobilize the country's largest voting bloc. What they rarely, if ever, mentioned were those who live below the poverty line and what role the government and the Church should play in helping these 46.2 million Americans.
Hobby Lobby filed an emergency appeal seeking immediate relief from fines that could total $1.3 million per day after a stinging decision by a federal court on Monday mandating that the Christian-owned retailer abide by the Obama administration's mandate to provide "morning-after" and "week-after" drugs.
Leading evangelicals are pushing back hard against charges that social issues are weakening the GOP brand, asserting that the nation is rejecting the rich GOP "country club" image more than retreating on moral issues.
Biographer Paula Broadwell, who authored the emails to a Tampa socialite that eventually exposed her affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, told her potential nemesis that she would make her "go away," the New York Daily News first reported.
Rep. Allen West, the Republican from Florida's 18th Congressional District whose unfettered style of throwing verbal grenades gained him a love-hate relationship with his constituents and colleagues, has conceded his tight congressional race to 29-year-old Patrick Murphy.
Just two weeks after the presidential election, Mitt Romney has already faded into the background and the GOP has already begun looking for new faces to take his place.
Jon Stryker is a billionaire philanthropist and gay rights activist who along with his sisters, owns nearly 30 percent of the medical supply company, Stryker Corporation. A staunch liberal, he advocated for Obamacare since it would provide free health care to even more Americans. Now the company he is set to inherit announced last week they are cutting jobs as a preemptive measure against rising costs.
Prior to the 2012 elections, proponents of traditional marriage had 32 consecutive state victories when it came to banning same-sex marriage. But this November four states – albeit four that lean left – ended that streak by voting to approve same-sex marriage in some fashion. Those defeats have also led to some internal strife within the pro-family movement.
Gen. David Petraeus, the tarnished war hero who resigned as CIA director this week over an affair with his biographer, testified before Congressional Intelligence Committees today over the 9/11 attacks in Libya. Many wondered if he would continue to support the president or confirm new reports that he argued against covering up missteps in Benghazi that resulted in the death of a U.S. ambassador and three others.
Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House.
The revelation of an affair between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer only added another layer to what some lawmakers see as the even larger scandal in Benghazi, Libya, where an ambassador and three other Americans lost their lives. Sprinkle on a few thousands emails between a four-star general and a Tampa socialite and you have a made-for-Washington screenplay that is producing more questions than answers.