A majority of Democrats indicated they have a positive view of "socialism," a recent Gallup poll found. But a Socialist Party spokesperson maintains that both the Democratic and Republican parties are ineffective.
A late November poll found that 53 percent of Democrats – or those who lean that way – have a favorable view of socialism compared to just 23 percent of Republicans.
In a column in Tuesday's Canada Free Press, conservative activist Robert Rohlfing makes the argument that Democrats should fully embrace socialism and rename their party to better reflect support of programs rooted in socialism, most notably the Affordable Healthcare Act, or commonly known as Obamacare. more >>
Some Methodist leaders have expressed doubt that the 45 members of the United Methodist Church in Congress will effectively cooperate as a unit.
Despite the common religious affiliation, some Methodists outside of the federal government doubt that there will be cohesiveness among the UMC members of Congress. Mark Tooley, president of the Institute for Religion & Democracy and author of a book on the history of Methodism in America, told The Christian Post that after Prohibition, cooperation among Methodist politicians has been rare.
"Perhaps, but their UMC affiliation likely won't play strong role in that cooperation. There are few public policy issues that unite UMC members except possibly gambling," said Tooley. more >>
It was revealed Wednesday morning that President Barack Obama and former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be having a private lunch on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the White House, with press barred from the meeting.
"On Thursday, Governor Romney will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room," White House press secretary Jay Carney shared in a statement this morning.
"It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting," Carney added. more >>
Incoming Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will have more on his plate than just learning the ins and outs of Washington, D.C. The 52-year-old politician will also be writing the story of Elizabeth Smart, the young 14-year-old Utah girl who was kidnapped ten years ago and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell.
Smart, the daughter of a wealthy Utah businessman, was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom in June 2002 when she was 14. After enduring a tumultuous nine-month ordeal where Mitchell repeatedly sexually assaulted her with the assistance of his common-law wife Wanda Barzee, Smart was rescued when she was approached by a law enforcement officer.
The case generated a tremendous amount of media coverage after Smart's sister, Mary Katherine, witnessed the abduction of her sister while pretending to be asleep more >>
The First Family celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House with several friends and White House staff members after he issued his first post-election pardon.
Prior to the official start of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, President Obama extended a hand of sympathy to a turkey named Cobbler, marking the 65th anniversary of presidents keeping the bird from being the centerpiece at a family dinner.
"They say that life is all about second chances," Obama said to laughter, with his daughters Sasha and Malia at his side. "And this November, I could not agree more. So in the spirit of the season, I have one more gift to give, and it goes to a pair of turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler." His mentioning of "gift" could possibly be a reference to Mitt Romney's suggestion that Obama won the election by giving "gifts" to minority groups in exchange for support. more >>
Leading evangelicals are pushing back hard against charges that social issues are weakening the GOP brand, asserting that the nation is rejecting the rich GOP "country club" image more than retreating on moral issues.
Over the past several decades, the Republican Party has primarily been formed along two major philosophical lines. The first are conservatives who not only want government to live within its means, but care deeply about social issues such as abortion and traditional marriage. The second group is more moderate in its views. Often referred to as "country-club" Republicans, they are mainly business types who care more about fiscal issues and try to avoid social issues at all costs.
Of course there are many that fall in between the two groups, and the distance between the two seems to grow farther by the day. more >>