Sen. Ted Cruz responded to multiple accusations from Donald Trump regarding the recent Iowa Caucus vote, saying the real estate mogul is throwing "another Trumper-tantrum."
The two Republican presidential candidates have been engaged in a heated exchange on Twitter following the Monday night Iowa Caucus results that claimed Cruz the victor over Trump, with the Texas senator earning 27.6 percent of the votes and Trump earning 24.3 percent.
Since the polls were tallied, Trump has tweeted several accusations toward the Cruz campaign, alleging voter fraud and demanding a new election. more >>
Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that if he had to choose between Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for president, he would rather see Trump in the White House.
Although he is committed to supporting former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president, Carter told the British Parliament, according to CBS, that if he had to choose between the two Republican rivals he would much rather see Trump in the White House because he is much more "malleable."
"I think I would choose Trump which may surprise some of you, but the reason is Trump has proven already that he's completely malleable. I don't think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White House and fight for," said Carter who ripped Cruz as too rigid in pursuing "far right-wing policies." more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders affirmed that faith is a guiding principle in his life, and despite not belonging to a particular religious group, he said that he would not be running for president without "very strong" religious and spiritual feelings.
"You know, everybody practices religion in a different way," Sanders said at a New Hampshire town hall meeting on Wednesday, as reported by Jewish Telegraphic Agency. "To me, I would not be here tonight, I would not be running for president of the United States if I did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings."
He said that faith is a guiding principle in his life, and added: "My spirituality is that we are all in this together and that when children go hungry, when veterans sleep out on the street, it impacts me." more >>
President Barack Obama spoke about the nature of fear and Christ's power over death before a large annual faith-based gathering in Washington, DC.
At the National Prayer Breakfast held Thursday morning in the Nation's Capital, President Obama gave a speech based off of 2nd Timothy 1:7, which reads "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
"Fear does funny things. Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some 'sinister other' under control," said Obama. more >>
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday knocked America's "growing impatience with prayer" and the feeling that praying is just an abstract notion that amounts to doing nothing.
"I have noticed a growing impatience with prayer in our culture. You see it in the papers or on Twitter. When people say they're praying for someone or something, the attitude in some quarters seems to be, 'Don't just pray; do something about it,'" said Ryan in his welcome remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.
"The thing is, when you are praying, you are doing something about it. You are revealing the presence of God. Whenever people are in grief or even when they're about to start a great undertaking, they feel the worst pain of all: They feel alone. How am I going to get through this? Why is this happening to me? 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'" he continued. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that throughout the difficulties she has faced in her life, it is the parable of the prodigal son as found in the Bible that became her "lifeline."
Clinton made the comment on Wednesday during an appearance with fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in Derry, New Hampshire, with less than a week before the next primary.
The former secretary of State, who also ran for the Democratic nomination in 2008 but lost out to President Barack Obama, was asked by a rabbi at the Derry event about how she dealt with difficulties in her life. more >>