A panel on the Common Core educational standards has denounced the standards as being problematic for schools. Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education at the Heritage Foundation, said that while Common Core has "well-intentioned advocates" who support "national standards" conservatives "are realists" when it comes to the promises of a more centralized educational system in the United States.
Huckabee Provides 10-Minute Platform for Possible 2016 Presidential Run at CPAC; Exhorts Americans Not to Forget God
Gov. Mike Huckabee only had 10 minutes to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but in that time he described what could be a full platform for the 2016 presidential race.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) delivered a foreign policy focused speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, arguing that America's economic strength is related to her ability to exert influence globally.
Members of a Conservative Political Action Conference panel have called for attendees to stop the Internal Revenue Service's alleged targeting of conservative organizations.
Tensions Flare as Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner Pleas the Fifth to Questions About Agency's Targeting of Conservatives
Ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner stumped House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Wednesday when she refused to answer questions at a hearing seeking to determine whether the agency had targeted conservatives in a scandal exposed in 2013.
Washington Post Says Obama's Foreign Policy 'Based on Fantasy;' 'Military Strength' Still Matters It Says
The Washington Post thinks President Barack Obama is living a democratic "fantasy" in a world where "unfortunately" military might still matters. If he continues this approach to foreign policy warns the paper, it will harm U.S. national security in the long run.
Alabama Lawmakers Approve Bill Banning Abortions After a Fetal Heartbeat Is Detected; Would Be Strictest Abortion Law in US
Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill in the House banning abortions after a heartbeat has been detected. The bill, if it becomes law would make it the strictest abortion law in the United States and critics are already decrying it.
Experts denounced the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child's recent report in which it suggested the Catholic Church alter its positions on fornication, contraception, homosexuality, and abortion. The report, they said, is an attack on the Catholic Church and an overreach of U.N. power.
Conservative groups have criticized Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's recent decision to not appeal a judge's ruling that struck down part of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Michele Bachmann Says American Jews 'Sold Out Israel' for Obama and the Bible Predicts US Will Turn Against Israel
American Jews "sold out Israel" to support President Barack Obama says Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann from Minnesota and she is now warning that he is "threatening Israel" to give up its land to terrorists which will lead to a "final war" that will reduce Israel to a rubble.
Participants at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference see a political movement with "ascendency" and "energy."
Congressman Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) declared that the Republican Party is fundamentally united and that seeming chasms are slight disagreements on political tactics. He and two conservative Senators hailed the new ideas in the GOP as a positive platform for the future.
House Republicans have been debating whether they should pass immigration reform this year or wait until later. Either choice contains benefits and risks. Here are the pros and cons of delaying immigration reform.
Support for redefining marriage to include same-sex couples has reached a new high, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday. On both sides of the issue, those who strongly held their position outnumbered those who expressed ambivalence.
The Department of Homeland Security has granted a special status to the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that was under threat of being deported after being denied a Supreme Court review Monday, that will allow them to stay in the United States.
In the debate over Arizona's S.B. 1062, a bill that would have modified the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, some opponents of the bill characterized the bill and others like it as "Jim Crow for gays." Those who used this analogy, though, either do not understand RFRA, do not understand Jim Crow, or both.
In a Flip of Position, Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Now Want Federal Gov't to Decide; Opponents Prefer States
A majority of same-sex marriage supporters now want the federal government to decide whether or not to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples for all states while opponents of SSM would prefer to leave the issue to each state. This is the opposite of where each side of the debate stood seven years ago, according to research conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards said the lives of her three children began when she delivered them, in an interview on Fusion's "America with Jorge Ramos."
President Obama announced Thursday the strategy behind his Administration's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative that aims to close the achievement gap for black and Hispanic youth by ensuring they receive education and job opportunities so that they can reach their full potential in life.
Christian Leaders to Obama: Thanks for Standing Up for Religious Freedom Abroad; Please Protect Religious Freedom in US Too
Ten Christian leaders sent a Wednesday letter to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his National Prayer Breakfast speech in which he called for expanding religious freedom abroad. They also urged him to pay greater attention to his own policies that are infringing upon the religious freedom of his own citizens.
Critics of Arizona Bill Are 'Trying to Deceive You,' Liberal and Conservative Law Professors Tell Gov. Brewer
A group of 11 law professors, both liberal and conservative, have written a letter to Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer (R) explaining that she is being deceived by many of the critics of S.B. 1062, who have described the bill as "gay discrimination."
An atheist attacked the Ten Commandments as an abrogation of freedom, declaring that America's laws are not based on this Judeo-Christian source. He made these comments denouncing a bill to support public appearances of the Ten Commandments, which passed the Alabama State House last week.