Vice President Joe Biden told Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" on Thursday that his Roman Catholic faith and its rituals have helped him deal with some of the biggest tragedies in his life, such as losing his son, Beau, to brain cancer earlier this year. Biden also admitted that he's still not sure if he will run for president in the 2016 elections.
"My son was better than me. He was better than me in every way," Biden said about Beau. The vice president remembered his own father's saying, "Never complain and never explain," and added: "I never once, my word as a Biden, never ever heard my child complain."
Joseph "Beau" Biden III, who was a former attorney general of Delaware, died in May at the age of 46, following a battle with brain cancer. Biden was also an Iraq War veteran, a major in the Delaware National Guard, and the recipient of the Bronze Star. more >>
A group of pro-life activists and leaders including presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul denied that Republicans in Congress will shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.
The Capitol Hill rally, "#WomenBetrayed: The Real Stories Rally & Lobby Day," took place amid speculation that Republicans will force a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told those gathered Thursday afternoon that contrary to some reports pro-lifers did not want a government shutdown. more >>
Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz slammed President Barack Obama's Iran deal, saying that he has neglected American hostages held in the Islamic Republic.
At a rally held on Capitol Hill on Wednesday by the conservative group Tea Party Patriots and attended by thousands, Sen. Cruz said that the deal was "catastrophic" for America and the hostages.
"[The Iran deal] abandons four American hostages in an Iranian hellhole, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen and Christian pastor sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime of preaching the Gospel," said Cruz. more >>
"Study the past if you would divine the future." – Confucius
President Obama told some whoppers the size of Mt. McKinley, I mean Denali, about global warming while he was here in Alaska.
At a climate change conference in Anchorage Obama attempted to scare the long-johns off Alaskans he obviously thinks are stupid when he predicted "submerged countries, abandoned cities … entire industries of people who can't practice their livelihoods, desperate refugees seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own, and political disruptions that could trigger multiple conflicts around the globe." more >>
Although there are a number of reasons for Evangelical voters to not vote for misogynistic billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump, his early success in attracting the interest of some Evangelicals has many wondering, what is "The Donald's" appeal?
Even though Trump previously supported abortion, has liberal views on gay marriage, often makes derisive remarks about women and has publicly proclaimed that he doesn't seek God's forgiveness, the self-proclaimed Presbyterian has had no trouble in garnering a plurality of support from Evangelicals, according to two published polls.
Although it would seem to make more sense for Evangelicals to get behind God-fearing politicians like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, or former Southern Baptist pastor and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, it was Trump who finished first among white Republican-leaning Evangelical voters with 20 percent in a July Washington Post-ABC News national primary poll. In a recent Monmouth University poll of Evangelical voters in Iowa, Trump finished second (behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson) with 23 percent of the Evangelical vote. more >>
The United Methodist Church will soon implement changes to its employee insurance coverage that will increase out-of-pocket expenses due to the Affordable Care Act.
In late August the Board of Directors for the UMC General Council on Finance and Administration agreed to revise the insurance coverage for bishops and general church employees.