Obama spiritual adviser Jim Wallis of Sojourners has condemned a pro-Israel ad in the New York subway system-describing jihadists as "savages" -- an ad that has divided NYC and resulted in a high profile arrest of a Muslim activist who spray painted graffiti on one of the ads.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin is definitely in the race to stay as Tuesday's withdrawal deadline passed without any action on his part. He also received the endorsement of former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, both Tea Party favorites who will be looking to rally support and fundraise for the embattled candidate.
In a key speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, President Obama said Muslims are most persecuted when it comes to extremism, and highlighted violence against Muslims as a great danger to world peace.
White House and State Department officials continue to take severe criticism for overestimating compound security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya – with one email exchange between a reporter and a State Department aide deteriorating into expletives after the reporter continued to poke holes in the administration's story.
Republican Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of business leaders and global policy experts Tuesday at former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative in New York. His message to those gathered and the world was simple: Americans must "never apologize" for America's role as a world leader.
Republican leaders are not backing off in their criticism of Barack Obama's national security policies in the wake of a statement by Obama that the Middle East is only suffering "bumps in the road" in a televised interview over the weekend.
Political analysts are watching carefully the amount of small donor support that GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin can attract starting this week as an indication of whether Missouri will still be in play for the Republican effort to take control of the Senate. What is of particular interest are how Christians are responding to Akin's request for cash.
Chick-fil-A has cleared up rumors that it has revised its charitable donation policy to exclude "anti-gay" groups. The fast-food chain's president told Fox News host Mike Huckabee that it has not made any "concessions" and remains committed to strengthening families.
Mitt and Ann Romney released their 2011 tax returns as promised, revealing the couple had income of $13.7 million and paid 14.1 percent in taxes. The couple also donated $4 million to charity, including $1.1 million to their church.
Most political pundits on both sides of the aisle agree that Mitt Romney has had a challenging week. Some of these same analysts, including conservative journalists, are calling for a major shakeup in team Romney as the campaign closes in on the 40-day mark.
The nation's largest privately held fast-food chicken restaurant is not responding to claims by a Chicago-based gay rights organization that it has changed its policy of donating to organizations that support traditional marriage.
The controversy surrounding the Department of Justice in collusion with the non-profit, liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America shows few signs of slowing down as the list of reporters and conservative activists targeted by employees of both organizations continues to grow.
In 2009, the number of people living below the poverty level and on food stamps was around 32 million. Today, that number is closer to 47 million. Now a handful of black leaders are saying that President Obama has failed to address the issue, especially as it relates to the increasing number of African Americans who are still trapped in poverty.
Conservative critics are still pressuring the Obama administration's foreign policy in the wake of continued Arab unrest in the Middle East, arguing that the protests are more an indication of weakened U.S. resolve than a reaction to a You Tube video.
Conservative pundits, and even some moderate independents, are wondering if the mainstream media has begun giving Obama a push to the finish line in the national election – by up-playing Romney campaign problems and downplaying some of Obama's economic and foreign policy missteps.
With just 50 days until Americans go to the polls to select their next president, many black Christians find themselves in somewhat of an unusual predicament. Their choice is between reelecting a president who embraces same-sex marriage or a former governor whose religion practiced racial discrimination longer than most of the once segregated South. It may cause some to exercise a third and formerly unthinkable choice of sitting at home on Nov. 7.
A recent poll by the Inquirer Pennsylvania regarding the state's controversial voter ID law shows that nearly two-thirds of likely voters support requiring those who show up to vote to produce a government issued photo.
Some are questioning if the Obama administration is too tentative in how they address terrorist activities and if the tone of their statements is more apologetic than forceful. On the other hand, liberals contend that Mitt Romney is a loose cannon and knows little of how to navigate the complicated world of international politics.
News that the U.S. is investigating whether the murder of Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens was the result of a preplanned, coordinated terrorist attack and not a spontaneous uprising ignited by an anti-Muslim film have added a new dimension to the tragedy. Authorities have now discovered the identity of the man who made the movie.
The initial uproar over Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin over his "legitimate rape" comments may have momentarily subsided long enough for him to hit the campaign trail and focus on his now seemingly uphill bid to win what was once thought to be a "safe" Republican seat. Now a new Citizen's United Poll shows Akin leading Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill by almost five points.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed two petitions Tuesday as part of their challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, asking the Supreme Court to review cases that could ultimately lead to the court overturning the law that defines marriage as between and man and a woman.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is stepping up criticism of the White House's handling of foreign affairs in the Middle East in the wake of terrorist attacks on the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador. Romney condemned a statement from the Libyan embassy that seemed to mollify terrorists even as the White House avowed it, and is criticizing Obama for stepping away from plans for a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu just before the attacks.
In a telephone press conference on Tuesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center and a number of gay rights organizations have called on elected officials such as GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to boycott this weekend's Values Voter Summit being organized by the conservative Family Research Council.
President Obama's annual proclamation – Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2012 – that recognizes the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 was void of any mention of "God" or prayer, but did call for Americans to observe a moment of silence and encouraged them to volunteer by assisting men and women in uniform.
Mainstream media outlets, possibly spurred by Democratic rhetoric on social issues, have begun to focus on religion in the GOP, including Mormonism.