A tearful President Barack Obama cited a quote from Jesus Christ in the Bible as he pushed tighter gun control legistlation in America, reflecting on the many shooting tragedies the country has suffered during his years at the White House.
In his emotional speech before the nation on Tuesday, Obama recalled massacres such as the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy where 20 first-graders were killed, as well as more recent incidents, such as the December death of a 15-year-old high school student who sacrificed his life to save three girls from gunfire.
Zaevion Dobson, a sophomore football player at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, died the week before Christmas after he went to a friend's house, diving on top of three girls to shield them from bullets fired by suspected gang members. more >>
"These Trump supporters are horrible; how do we get their vote?" is the contradictory message heard from various Democratic corners these days.
While Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has gained support with appeals to some of the worst aspects of the American zeitgeist, some liberals now recognize that his supporters are a demographic group that the Democrats should listen to.
The most detailed study yet of Trump supporters was reported by Nate Cohn Thursday for The New York Times. Using a massive sample of 11,000 potential Republican primary voters, Civis Analytics, a Democratic firm, found that Trump's core supporters are likely registered Democrats who tend to vote Republican in presidential races. more >>
In one of the most dangerous places in the world, three military heroes say faith helped them survive the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
The Sept. 11, 2012, attack that left four Americans dead — U.S. Amb. Christopher Stevens, Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and State Dept. computer expert Sean Smith — is documented in the book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, that has been turned into the upcoming film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."
Marines Mark "Oz" Geist, John "Tig" Tiegen and former Army Ranger Kris "Tanto" Paranto were among six CIA contractors who risked their lives to save Americans working at the State Dept.'s Special Mission Compound. Now that their first-hand account of the tragic events are being turned into a movie, the three security operators are using the platform to speak about their Christian faith. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said it is possible that aliens have visited the Earth, and she would investigate Area 51 if elected.
Clinton made the comments at a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week, in which she told Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun that she wouldn't rule out the possibility that aliens could have already visited.
"We don't know for sure," Clinton said. more >>
The Obama administration announced Monday that President Barack Obama will be pursuing executive action for new gun restrictions, a plan that has been criticized by Republican politicians as an overreach of presidential power.
White House officials announced Monday that throughout the week, Obama will be implementing new restrictions that focus on background checks and strengthening already-existing gun control laws.
The president said during a press conference on Monday that in light of recent mass shootings in the United States, measures must be taken to ensure "the wrong people" don't have possession of firearms. more >>
Americans support religious liberty for Christians more than they do for other religious groups, including Muslims and Jews, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the finding of the poll on Wednesday, which found that while solid majorities of Americans supported religious freedom for all, specific religious groups got higher percentages than others.
While 82 percent of respondents said religious liberty protections for Christians were important, only 61 percent said the same for Muslims; and 70 percent of respondents felt preserving the religious liberty of Jews was important. more >>