Missouri has fined a major insurance company $4.5 million for violating state laws regarding insurance coverage of autism spectrum issues and for covering elective abortions.
Obama Says the US Is Not Losing War Against ISIS, but Admits Flaws and Predicts War Will Stretch on for Years
President Barack Obama has said that despite recent setbacks, such as ISIS capturing the city of Ramadi in Iraq, the United States is not losing in the war against the terror group. Obama admitted, however, that there have been flaws in America's approach to the conflict, which he said will be a "multi-year" campaign.
Ted Cruz: Many Republicans Scared of Gay Marriage/Religious Liberty Debate; Some Are Even Running for President
Many Republican politicians are afraid to engage in the debates over religious freedom and gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz told a gathering of pastors in Washington, D.C., adding that some of them are even running for president in 2016.
America's First Openly Bisexual Governor Bans Gay Conversion Therapy in Oregon, Ex-Gay Group Calls Bill 'Child Abuse'
Oregon became the third state in the U.S. to ban gay conversion therapy, a practice that has attracted much debate. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law earlier this week, though an ex-gay group has protested and called the decision "child abuse."
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will issue an executive order meant to protect businesses from being legally compelled to service gay marriages due to religious objections.
A California congressman who authored his state's first in the nation ban on gay conversion therapy for minors has taken is fight to the federal level.
John Boehner Says Obama Will Not Receive Authorization to Continue Fighting ISIS, Argues Obama Has No Strategy
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that President Barack Obama should not expect to receive military authorization to continue the fight against terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While Boehner has argued that Obama has not presented a real strategy on how to effectively fight ISIS, other lawmakers, such as Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., have said that does not justify inaction.
Lindsey Graham Running for President Because 'World Is Falling Apart;' Plans to Formally Announce June 1
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to formally announce his candidacy for president on June 1 but said during an interview on Monday that he's definitely running because "the world is falling apart."
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a Catholic Democrat, plans to announce his intentions for the White House on May 30, pitting himself against Hillary Clinton. He will make the announcement from Baltimore, where he once lived and served as mayor.
A strong majority of voters in Tennessee want the Holy Bible to be the official state book, according to the results of a recently released poll conducted by Vanderbilt University.
President Barack Obama warned of rising anti-semitism in the world, while seeking to reassure American Jews of his support for Israel, in remarks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington on Friday.
Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith.
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to add a religious freedom amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which could be the first time that Congress requires an administration to take religious liberties into consideration when negotiating international trade agreements.
Payday Lending 'Grinds the Faces of the Poor Into the Ground,' Russell Moore Says; New Left-Right Christian Coalition Seeks to End Practice
Faith for Just Lending, a new coalition of Christian groups representing different parts of the political spectrum, was formed to advocate for the elimination of unjust lending practices that hurt the poor.
Is Prison the Fate for Christians Deemed Intolerant? Religious Freedom Champion Frank Wolf Asks Harvard Audience
Religious freedom champion and former Congressman Frank Wolf warned a Harvard audience that freedom of conscience is endangered in the United States and conservative Christians may have to engage in civil disobedience because their views are considered intolerant.
The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-184 Wednesday to pass a bill that will ban most late term abortions after 20 weeks gestation, fulfilling a campaign promise to the pro-life movement.
Almost a year after arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby first celebrated the company's successful defense of religious freedom in the landmark Hobby Lobby v. Burwell case in the U.S. Supreme Court last June, the store's co-founder David Green says life is now mostly back to normal for his family and their nearly 700 store locations after a tumultuous two years of litigation.
President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday about the importance of faith and family during a panel discussion for the Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University.
Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling on Obama Admin to Use 'All Diplomatic Tools' to Free Pastor Abedini, Americans in Iran
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Monday that the "supposed crime" of U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran for more than two and a half years was "attempting to build and operate an orphanage," and urged the Obama administration to secure his release before a deal is reached on Iran's nuclear program.
Christians Who Have Avoided the Culture Wars May No Longer Have a Choice With Religious Freedom in Jeopardy, Legal Scholar Says
Christians who have so far avoided controversial "culture war" issues will likely be pulled into those battles as their religious freedom becomes threatened due to gay marriage, Dr. John Inazu warned Monday.
Religious and political conservatives are complicit in the rise of the "no-fault" divorce policies in the United States, which has led to the dissolution of countless families in America in the last 40-plus years, a prominent conservative author asserted Friday.