Washington, D.C., passed a bill that attempts to counter a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing for closely-held businesses to be exempted from the federal birth control mandate.
President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania Arthur Schwab declared in a court opinion.
Ben Carson Takes First Voyage to Israel to Visit The Holy Land and 'Walk Same Streets Traversed By Jesus'
In a move that could bolster his potential 2016 presidential campaign, retired conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson took his first trip to Israel to visit the Holy Land and gain a better understanding of the conflicts affecting the Jewish state.
California University 'De-Recognizes' Christian Group for Accepting Only Christian Leaders; School Deems This 'Discriminatory'
San Jose State University in California has intimated Ratio Christi, a grassroots campus student ministry, of its decision to "de-recognized" the campus chapter as punishment for the ministry's "discriminatory" policy for leadership positions.
Two officers were hospitalized as more than 25,000 people marched through Manhattan Saturday to protest a New York grand jury's recent decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner.
Although a federal funding bill the House passed on Thursday includes language urging the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure Obamacare's federal health exchange provides consumers with transparency on which plans include a separate elective abortion surcharge, pro-life advocates are skeptical that HHS will actually listen to Congress.
An atheist whose recent invocation at a Florida city's meeting prompted a walkout of some of the commissioners is fighting to give an invocation at another city meeting elsewhere in the state.
US Dept of Education to Schools: Let Students Choose if They Are Boy or Girl, Even for Sex Education Classes
In single-sex classes, which are common for sex education, students must be allowed to go to the class of the gender they consider themselves to be rather than their actual gender, the U.S. Department of Education directed schools that receive federal funds in a Dec. 1 memo.
Christian leaders in America have expressed both concern and hope at news of historic plans to normalize diplomatic relationships between the U.S. and Cuba. Some political leaders have also suggested that Cuba has not shown enough progress in human rights to justify easing economic restrictions.
Waiting 7 Years, 19 Guatemalan Children Still in Orphanages Hoping to Unite With Adoptive Families; Bipartisan Group of US Senators Urge Action
While progress has been made in finalizing some of the adoptions of Guatemalans adopted by American parents before intercountry adoptions were shut down in 2008, 19 children remain in orphanages waiting to join their families. A bipartisan group of 19 U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Guatemalan ambassador, urging his government to allow those kids to be raised by their family.
Analysis: What Jonathan Gruber Taught Us About Obamacare: Call it the Arrogance of the Liberal Elite
"Call it the stupidity of the American voter," MIT economist Jonathan Gruber said in explaining how "Obamacare" got passed. Rather than being a "glib" and "thoughtless" remark, as Gruber testified to Congress Tuesday, his supposed "gaffes" are actually a clearly articulated explanation of the philosophy upon which the new healthcare law is based.
Analysis: Why Tolerant Liberals Can Win Their Fight With Intolerant Liberals; A Response to Robert P. George
Will those liberals who value diversity and tolerance of differing viewpoints lose their fight with the liberals who have worked to drive those who do not share their opinions from the public square? Professor Robert P. George believes they will. Tolerant liberals, however, have two advantages in that fight.
Rick Santorum to Run for President Again in 2016; Says He's the 'Underdog' and 'America Loves Underdogs'
Adding to the growing number of hats already floating in the sea of potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016, former Pennsylvania senator and runner-up in the 2012 GOP presidential primary Rick Santorum has announced that he's jumping into the race for the White House again and this time he sounds prepared for a dogfight.
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty announced on Tuesday the launch of a new coalition uniting human rights organizations, religious groups, and pro-liberty advocacy groups to pressure state governments to put an end to capital punishment.
Washington Florist Who Declined to Make Arrangements for Gay Wedding May Lose Her Business, Personal Assets
A lawsuit is moving forward against a Washington State florist who refused to supply floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony based on her religious objection, which could put her at risk of serious financial loss and the loss of her business.
Planned Parenthood Is Operating a Pedophile Protection Racket, Says Pro-Life Group in Investigative Report
Over 60 court cases reveal that girls as young as 10 were taken to Planned Parenthood facilities and other clinics for abortions and birth control by their sexual abusers, but because staff failed to report the crimes, the girls were subjected to years of ongoing sexual abuse.
Two concerns were raised this week in the battle to allow religious groups to maintain their religious identity when partnering with government to provide social services.