Following President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, national pro-life leaders are stressing that Garland would likely vote in accordance with the liberal wing of the court on abortion if he replaces the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., is considered by many to be a political moderate, however, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser and other prominent pro-lifers do not believe that anyone appointed by Obama would protect the sanctity of life.
"We do not know this nominee but we do know Barack Obama," Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement Wednesday. "Anyone he nominates will join the voting bloc on the Court that consistently upholds abortion on-demand. The President should not be permitted one last opportunity to stack the Court with pro-abortion Justices." more >>
President Barack Obama announced early Wednesday that he has decided on a nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and is expected to reveal his decision in an official announcement at 11:00 a.m.
According to the White House blog, Obama first made the announcement of his decision in a message to the White House email list.
"Today, I will announce the person whom I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. As President, it is both my constitutional duty to nominate a Justice and one of the most important decisions that I — or any president — will make," Obama begins in the message. more >>
An Iraqi priest who was tortured brutally by terrorists has said that the United States must ensure that the Middle East massacre of Christians at the hands of the Islamic State terror group is recognized as a genocide.
"From 2006 to 2014, nobody heard about my story because who am I to complain, as a priest? Who am I to complain about my life?" Father Douglas al-Bazi told The Daily Signal. "I don't like for people to feel sorry about me. But in 2014, [with] what happened with ISIS to my people, I said, that's it — we have to talk. We have to put an end to this."
U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly compared the Islamic State terror group to the Joker from the Batman comic book series.
Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in an article for The Atlantic entitled "The Obama Doctrine" that the president compared the ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS) terrorist organization to the Joker in the 2008 film "The Dark Knight."
"There's a scene in the beginning in which the gang leaders of Gotham are meeting," Goldberg quotes the president as telling his advisers. more >>
President Barack Obama has responded to arguments that push-back against the White House administration is what is behind the rise of Donald Trump, the controversial Republican presidential candidate who is leading in the delegates race.
"I have been blamed by Republicans for a lot of things ... but being blamed for their primaries and who they're selecting for their party is novel," Obama told CBS News at the White House Rose Garden on Thursday.
"What you're seeing within the Republican Party, is to some degree, all of those efforts over a course of time creating an environment where somebody like a Donald Trump can thrive," he added. more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini is sharing the personal letter he received from President Barack Obama, which is in response to a letter he sent to the White House to thank the president for his efforts to secure his release.
"I received my first letter in my first new address from President Obama. The letter was in answer to my thank you which I had sent him while at the Billy Graham Training Center just after I arrived in the U.S.," Abedini revealed.
"This is an inspiring letter," he added. more >>