John Boehner Says Obama Will Not Receive Authorization to Continue Fighting ISIS, Argues Obama Has No Strategy

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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.

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5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

Texas Senator Ted Cruz

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.

U.S. Senator James Lankford

Consider Religious Freedom in Trade Negotiations, Senate Unanimously Tells Obama

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.

Frank Wolf

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.

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US House Passes 20-Week Late-Term Abortion Ban by Vote of 242-184

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.

Barbara Green

Hobby Lobby's Green Family Stands Strong, Back to Normal After Supreme Court Victory

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.

Barack Obama

Obama Talks Importance of Fathers, Faith at Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty

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.

Saeed Abedini

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.

John Inazu

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.

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Analysis: New Study Showing Survival Rates of 22-Week Fetuses Could Affect Late-Term Abortion Debate

A new study showing that the survival rates of pre-term babies at 22-weeks gestation vary greatly among hospitals could have political implications as the nation debates banning late-term abortions.

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