Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke at the Iowa Faith in Freedom rally on Sunday, sharing his story of becoming a born-again Christian just days after famed evangelist Franklin Graham all but endorsed the potential 2016 Republican candidate and called for prayer and support for Jindal.
"The single most important moment in my life is the moment I found Jesus Christ and the moment He found me. Our God is an awesome God, amen?" Jindal asked at the rally.
For Jindal, his conversion to Christianity was deeply personal, going against his Hindu upbringing and his family's tradition. He made the decision while attending Brown University, after seeing a video of the Passion. That was the defining moment for Jindal, who up until that point had only studied the historical Jesus. more >>
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday there's a "91 percent" chance he will get into the 2016 presidential race. He also spoke about the important lessons he learned after both his parents passed away and he had to care for his younger sister.
"Ninety-one," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday," when asked what percent chance there was he would run, and when reminded that Republican Carly Fiorina said recently there was a 90 percent she would enter the race.
"I've got to put the means together," he explained. more >>
As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., officially became the second Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, the 52-year-old obstetrician is already being attacked by conservatives as being "to the left of Obama" when it comes to his foreign policy and openness to negotiating with Iran.
Although Paul was victorious in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll in February, some prominent conservatives and even a conservative political action group have wasted no time in jumping on the presidential candidate over his stance on foreign policy issues.
Fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. expressed his concern with Paul's candidacy the day before Paul officially announced that he was going to run. more >>
Speaking on a conservative radio talk show on Monday, the father of 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz explained how God helped his son and the pastors of Houston fight back against Houston Mayor Annise Parker's subpoena of five pastors' sermons relating to the city's transgender bathroom ordinance.
In discussing how federal, state and local governments are continuing to infringe upon religious speech and expression related to traditional marriage, Rafael Cruz told conservative radio host Joe Miller that more pastors and clergy need to take a bold stand against governments' attempts to limit religious freedom and urged religious leaders to fight to protect their "inalienable" rights.
As an example of how effective the church can be in leading protests in the public square, Cruz mentioned how religious leaders in Houston gathered at First Baptist Church after Houston Mayor Annise Parker subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors who were at the forefront of leading the petition against the city's transgender bathroom ordinance last October. more >>
Here are 10 reactions to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, Monday announcement at Liberty University that he is running for president.
These comments are from journalists and pundits from across the partisan and ideological spectrum and are in no particular order.
President Barack Obama has said that making voting in elections a mandatory obligation for Americans would be "potentially transformative" and possibly counteract the influence of money in elections. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday, however, that the president wasn't making a "specific policy prescription."
"If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country," Obama said in a speech on Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio, according to The Associated Press. He added that universal voting would "counteract money more than anything," when talking on the subject of the influence of money in elections.
Obama said that the U.S. could follow Australia's model, where citizens are required to vote. more >>