A number of Evangelical groups who have called for immigration reform have urged President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress to work together on a plan that is fair to both immigrants and the rule of law. Obama and a number of top GOP leaders have clashed over the president's proposed executive action on immigration before the end of the year, however.
"With victories around the country this election and 2016 around the corner, Republicans now have a golden opportunity to present a clear vision on immigrants and immigration in America," said Galen Carey, vice president of government relations at the National Association of Evangelicals, in a statement to The Christian Post on Thursday.
"They should capitalize on the moment and propose legislation that would modernize an antiquated immigration system and offer a workable plan that respects both immigrants and the rule of law that keeps families together, and that grows our economy," Carey added. more >>
President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funding to advance the U.S.'s efforts in tackling the largest Ebola outbreak in history both abroad and at home. At the same time, the U.N. has said that it lacks the resources to stop the deadly virus.
The White House provided a detailed explanation to several key questions regarding why the money is necessary and how it will be used.
"The funding is needed immediately to strengthen and sustain our whole-of-government response to strengthen preparedness in the U.S. and to help end the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa, and to prevent disease outbreaks, detect them early, and swiftly respond before they become epidemics that threaten the American people," the Obama administration explained on why the funds are considered an "emergency." more >>
After returns from Tuesday's midterm elections confirmed that the Republicans will maintain control of the House and take control of the Senate, attention now turns to what actions the new Congress should take. Nearly a third of Americans, 31%, say their newly elected representatives should not focus on a specific issue, but rather on fixing the way Congress operates, including paying more attention to constituents, compromising and getting things done.
See Gallup poll numbers here.
These data are from a late September survey in which Gallup asked Americans to look beyond whoever might win in their congressional district, and name what they want their representative to do on their behalf in Washington once the new Congress is gaveled into session. more >>
We the people have given the Republican Party a mandate. And when lawmakers return to Washington they do so with orders to stop President Obama's radical agenda.
It's about restoring traditional American values. It's about cutting taxes.
It's about securing our borders and backing our allies. more >>
The Empire State Building was lit up in red Tuesday night marking the Republican Party's victory in gaining a majority in the U.S. Senate following midterm elections.
The historic New York City building went from being lit up in traditional red, white and blue to completely red after it was announced that Republicans had gained seven seats in the Senate.
The Republican Party might gain another Senate seat, for an eight-seat majority, if Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan is declared the winner over Democrat Sen. Mark Begich on Wednesday. And, if Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy wins the Louisiana runoff election against incumbent Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu on Dec. 6, the Republicans will have a net gain of nine seats in the Senate. more >>
With the results of the midterm election giving control of both the House and Senate to the Republican Party, leaders of two prominent social conservative political action groups said in interviews with The Christian Post that those candidates who fully embraced their conservative stances on social issues were fully rewarded by the voters.
Tony Perkins, president of the social conservative advocacy group Family Research Council, and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, agreed that Republican candidates who either supported abortion or hid their views on abortion and other social issues did not fare as well as those who fully supported the social conservative principles that many think hinders the GOP in the modern political climate.
"I think what you saw here are candidates who embrace the values, the values voters embrace them," Perkins said. "I think this was a clear referendum on Barack Obama and his liberal policies, and I think that is going to come with a mandate to the Republicans that they address these issues and address them quickly." more >>