South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivered the Republican response to President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address.
Here is the transcript, or watch the video below:
(As prepared for delivery) more >>
Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will skip President Obama's final State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
While the other two Republican candidates currently in Congress, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio plan to attend Obama's address in the House chamber, Cruz' campaign staff told The Hill that Cruz will instead be on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, where he currently sits in fourth place in an average of New Hampshire Republican polling.
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also scheduled to be in attendance for Obama's speech tonight. more >>
WASHINGTON — In his 2016 State of the Family Address, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins argued that President Obama's efforts at strengthening American families have "faded completely."
Perkins, a leading social conservative activist, chastised the president the day before his last State of the Union Address for policies that have negatively impacted the traditional definition of families, and called last June's Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage a devastation for children.
"Our blindness to the reality of the disintegration of the family and the dismissal of the role of our churches must also end," Perkins stated at the conservative activist organization's annual address. "The promise of strong efforts these past seven years to restore fatherhood and re-establish family life in our poorest communities has faded completely. Instead, national policies have sown confusion about the very definition of family." more >>
2,500 days ago expectations ran high as the Obama presidency began. Hailed as an epochal event, the nation's first black Commander-in-chief launched his "fundamental transformation of America."
Speaking at Dave Ramsey's headquarters, I scurried home to watch the historic inaugural moment with another leadership couple and my wife. My long time friend quietly excused himself and went upstairs saying, "I can't bear to watch this. I know who he is and I fear what he'll do to our country."
I must confess that at the time I also had a strong sense of foreboding about Barack Obama's election. Today, while I continue to pray for him as I have every day of his terms, I'm anticipating the end and praying God will have mercy on America, awaken us from our stupor, and grant us godly leadership as we believe for a third Great Awakening. more >>
On Tuesday the President announced executive action on gun control. Now there's no shortage of political takes on the issue. How about a Christian worldview perspective?
An emotional President Obama announced a series of executive actions to, in his words, "do something to try to prevent the next" mass shooting.
"We can," the President told a cheering White House audience, "reduce gun violence a whole lot more" through "common-sense gun control measures." more >>
Catholic organization Little Sisters of the Poor pleaded with the U.S. Supreme Court not to force it to choose between helping the poor and abiding by its faith, when it comes to obiding by the HHS birth control mandate.
"As Little Sisters of the Poor, we offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they are welcomed as Christ," said Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor, according to Catholic News Agency.
"We perform this loving ministry because of our faith," she added, but said that the group "cannot possibly choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith, and we shouldn't have to." more >>