Ahead of official announcements regarding the next president of the Philippines, Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte already claimed victory as partial tallies over the past two days revealed that he will be the current president's successor.
Despite the masses' early celebrations, there is buzz among political experts about Duterte's stance on the alliance between the U.S. and the Philippines. Under soon-to-bow President Benigno Aquino III's administration, the U.S.-Philippines ties were made stronger as he tried to balance the issues involving China's economic development.
While Aquino slammed discussions with China that he considered futile, it is speculated that Duterte will change the path that the former president has trod in terms of bilateral talks. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress has defended Donald Trump's attacks on Russell Moore, arguing that Moore had it coming because he provoked Trump.
On Monday, prominent Christian ethicist Russell Moore, a vocal critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was called nasty, heartless and a terrible representative of evangelicals by Trump on Twitter.
Although Moore has received support from various partners and members of the Southern Baptist Convention, not everyone within the convention has come to his defense. Jeffress, senior pastor of the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas and vocal Trump supporter, ardently defended the Republican candidate. more >>
A Wyoming judge may be dismissed over stating that she refuses to perform same-sex weddings due to a sincerely held religious objection to the practice.
Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale may be removed from the bench by the Wyoming Supreme Court following a recommendation from a state agency that she be punished for her stance.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of Judge Neely, arguing that the effort to remove her from the judiciary "violates both the United States and Wyoming Constitutions." more >>
President Theodore Roosevelt once said, "There are always politicians willing, on the one hand, to promise everything to the people, and, on the other, to perform everything for the machine or the boss, with chuckling delight in the success of their efforts to hood wink the former and serve the latter. Now, not only should such politicians be regarded as infamous, but the people who are hoodwinked by them should bare the blame."
America has had enough of politicians. Although much of the country has abandoned traditional ethics, enough morality is still left to give most people the instinctive feeling that this nation is on the wrong track. People are looking today for principled leaders. They may not always effectively identify them, but they're impressed when they see a leader operating out of conviction and not political expedience.
The Bible records the shameful accounts of authority figures that sacrificed principle for politics. more >>
As Facebook has come under fire amid allegations that the social media giant is regularly suppressing conservative news from its "trending" news section, it has emerged that the executive in charge of overseeing the section is a large donor to Hillary Clinton.
First reported by the conservative news website The Federalist, campaign Facebook executive Tom Stocky, who is in charge of the trending news section, has a long history of progressive political activism. Additionally, public records indicate that Stocky and his wife gave thousands of dollars to the Democratic presidential frontrunner's campaign.
John Thune, a Republican senator from South Dakota, who is also chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to respond to allegations that the social network suppressed conservative news.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee oversees media and internet issues, and in a letter on Tuesday, Thune asked Zuckerberg to personally respond to allegations that "'news curators' responsible for managing Facebook's 'Trending Topics' section frequently targeted stories on conservative political topics for exclusion."
"If Facebook presents its Trending Topics section as a result of a neutral, objective algorithm, but it is in fact subjective and filtered to support or suppress particular political viewpoints, Facebook's assertion that it maintains 'a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum' misleads the public," wrote Thune. more >>