Chilean presidential candidate, Evelyn Matthei, recently met with evangelicals to discuss her biblically conservative agenda, which she vows to maintain if elected president during the nation's Dec. 15 election.
"I pledge to continue with the future of our government and God willing if I get there, nothing will be done that goes against what the Bible says," said Matthei, during her speech, according to her campaign website. "Marriage is between a man and a woman, and life is cared for from the moment of conception until natural death. No to abortion, no to euthanasia. That is a commitment I make before you."
Following her meeting with the group of 3,000 people that gathered to celebrate 100 years of the Evangelical church establishing its presence in Chile, Matthei reportedly met with pastors to make a confession of faith as shown in a YouTube video going viral of her repeating the Sinner's Prayer. more >>
The husband of former Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, whose role in determining the outcome of the 2000 presidential election drew national attention, was found dead on Tuesday.
Anders Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, is believed to have committed suicide. Harris and Ebbeson married in 1999.
Those close to the couple said that they believed that recent health issues may have influenced Ebbeson's decision. more >>
A political candidate endorsed by a member of the "Duck Dynasty" family has upset his establishment opponent in a special election held in Louisiana.
Vance McAllister, a businessman who received an endorsement from Willie Robertson not long before the vote, was victorious against La. State Senator Neil Riser this past weekend.
In the special runoff election held for the vacated Fifth Congressional District seat of Louisiana, McAllister defeated Riser with 59.7 percent of the vote versus Riser's 40.3 percent, reported Politico. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" cast member, Willie Robertson, has endorsed an underdog in a Louisiana special congressional election on Saturday.
In a 15-second ad released on Wednesday, Willie Robertson cast his support for businessman Vance McAllister (R) who faces frontrunner and party supported Sen. Neil Riser (R) in a race to claim the vacancy, a seat that was formerly held by representative Rodney Alexander.
McAllister, who owns a pipeline construction company and owns several fast-food franchises, made the decision to jump into the race in a last minute decision. To qualify for the run-off, he beat out 12 other candidates and ultimately finished with 18 percent of the vote, compared with Riser's 32 percent. more >>
"Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises." – William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well
When the Bard of Avon wrote those words some four centuries ago, he wasn't describing Republican Senate candidates in 2010 or 2012, although the quote works well to illustrate how great opportunities can be frittered away. But now that the 2013 elections are over and the 2014 cycle is beginning to take shape, we've been thinking: What are fair expectations for both parties next year?
What follows are suggestions as to how observers should judge the results 12 months from now. more >>
A new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows President Obama at his lowest approval rating yet. Even women, a voting bloc central to his victory in 2012, have started to abandon him. Some female conservative leaders that The Christian Post spoke to believe this shift among women is due to the painful rollout of the Affordable Care Act, better known as "ObamaCare."
According to the poll, taken between November 6 and November 11, 54 percent of American voters disapprove of Obama's job as president, and only 39 percent approve. The rate among women is slightly better, at 51 percent and 40 percent, respectively. The poll showed a major shift from the slight disapproval (49 to 45 percent) expressed in October, beating what was previously Obama's worst month – October 2011 (55 to 41).
"His numbers right now are where George W. Bush's were at this time," Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac's Polling Institute, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday. In contrast, "Reagan and Clinton were far better off at the five year point." more >>