Obama Administration Denies Threatening Family of Journalist Killed by ISIS

McDonough

In response to the criticisms from the families of the two slain American journalists that the Obama administration "threatened" repeatedly to prosecute them if they paid the ransoms to save their loved ones from the sword of the Islamic State, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that the administration did not threaten the families but rather warned them of law.

Obama ISIS Strategy Heavily Criticized by GOP, Senate Dems, Pentagon Official

U.S. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama said with confidence in Wednesday night's prime-time presidential address that he labels hunting down terrorists organizations like the Islamic State to be a "core principle" of his presidency. However, the plan Obama presented the nation to combat the terrorist group ISIS, also known as ISIL, in Syria and Iraq has received heavy criticism from both sides of the political aisle and from ranking officials in the Defense Department.

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Actually, 'Obamacare' Really Does Cover Abortions, Gov't Report Finds

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A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office showed that the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare," is providing coverage for abortions.

Britain\'s Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron Insists ISIS Militants 'Are Monsters, Not Muslims' Following Beheading of British Aid Worker

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted that ISIS militants "are monsters" and "not Muslims" following the release of a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

Paul Djupe

Christian Right Not Responsible for People Leaving Church, Study Finds

Contrary to popular opinion and previous research, the Christian Right was not responsible for people leaving their church, a new study finds.

Same-sex marriage supporters

17 States Ask US Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

The attorneys general of 17 states, led by Colorado, have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage. The Mormon church and a few Christian groups have also filed a friend-of-the-court brief.

Harvest

What Makes Young Evangelicals Less Conservative? Results of New Study May Surprise You

A study looking at what drives some Millennial Evangelicals to hold less conservative views than their elders generated surprising results.

Russell Moore

Evangelical Ads Changed Attitudes on Immigration, Study Finds

The Evangelical Immigration Table's efforts to build support for immigration reform have achieved modest success, according to new research.

Same-sex marriage supporters

Analysis: Why Won't Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Answer These Two Questions?

While supporters of traditional marriage are often presented as driven by emotion and religiosity and supporters of same-sex marriage are often presented as voices of rationality and reason, the reality is quite different. Traditional marriage supporters have presented a view, complete with foundational principles, for state recognition of conjugal marriage while same-sex marriage supporters have failed to answer two questions that are central to the issue.