Evangelist Franklin Graham has stated in a letter to President Barack Obama that the Christian charities he is leading were also targeted by the IRS along with conservative groups last year.
Graham sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday outlining how Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association were the subjects of an IRS probe during the 2012 campaign season.
"In light of what the IRS admitted to on Friday, May 10, 2013, and subsequent revelations from other sources, I do not believe that the IRS audit of our two organizations last year was a coincidence – or justifiable," wrote Graham. more >>
Political scientist James W. Ceaser, one of the authors of a book that takes a comprehensive look at the 2012 election, believes that President Barack Obama's victory was not as earth shattering as many pundits have described it.
"One would think, from much of the election commentary that followed" the 2012 election, Ceaser said at a Wednesday Heritage Foundation symposium, "that President Obama won a victory akin to FDR's victory in 1936, and that the Republican Party was on the verge of extinction today. ...
"This is one of the problems with election analysis. It is electoral analysis infused with the emotion of the moment, or steeped in the politics of the day." more >>
WASHINGTON – A progressive activist who heads an organization that tracks gender bias in American media believes that sexism in the news is a "widespread problem."
Julie Burton, president of the Women's Media Center, told The Christian Post at an event spotlighting sexism and politics in media on Tuesday that the issue is a major one. "It is broader than politics, it's our culture and it's a culture that views women often as objects," said Burton, adding it was "something we need to change."
Burton also told CP that the issues surrounding the media portrayals of female political candidates and elected officials could be found with both male and female journalists alike. more >>
I have but one question to ask you? Do you take kindly to the very recent remarks from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus calling Christian Republicans Old Testament heretics for not supporting same-sex marriage in America? He went on further to tell the GOP to modernize the party if they expect to win future national elections.
I am calling for you today to come together with me and the Black Robe Brigade to insist as both Christians and Republican voters that Chairman Priebus resign. His failures outnumber his accomplishments, unless of course you consider his abandonment of conservative voters who stand against same-sex marriage, and the attack against our 2nd Amendment accomplishments.
Many years ago, Steve Largent, a former Congressman and also an NFL teammate of mine with the Seattle Seahawks, talked about the GOP as being diverse, welcoming anyone. He went further to talk about the GOP as being like the newly delivered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and not a big tent. He said the deck of the carrier was large enough for diverse kinds of aircraft, but unlike the big tent, the ship was moving in one direction. more >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears two possibly landmark cases regarding same-sex marriage this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that although he believes marriage should be reserved for a man and woman, he doesn't think the GOP party should act like "Old Testament heretics" regarding the issue.
"My position is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but my other position is also that you treat people with dignity and respect and love and grace and so I think that they're all compatible with each other," Priebus, who is the former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, said in an interview Monday with USA Today's Susan Page.
"I don't believe we need to act like, you know, Old Testament heretics either," Priebus continued. more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, hoping to replicate the box office success of his political documentary, "2016: Obama's America," is going into production for a new film with his same team simply titled, "America."
"We are now living in the America that we warned our fellow citizens could come to pass if President Obama were re-elected," said D'Souza, who will return as writer and host. The film's announcement came on Saturday during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to "continue the dialogue with the audience."
"Like it or not America is now the nation that Barack Obama Junior and Senior dreamed of creating. Americans are right to be terrified as they see the transformation of America take place before their very eyes. But it's at great moments of peril like this that we need to regroup and rediscover the first principles of what made America great," he said. more >>