Eleven U.S. Senators signed a letter to the attorney general and the Department of Health and Human Services, requesting a thorough investigation of whether Planned Parenthood has violated federal law prohibiting the sale of human fetal tissue for profit.
"The disturbing facts revealed in this video raise the question whether the employees of a federally funded organization have violated federal law by engaging in the transfer of human fetal tissue for profit, and whether the modification of abortion techniques for the purpose of obtaining that tissue violates applicable research guidelines established by federal law," the 11 senators wrote.
The letter was addressed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Tuesday. Some of the signers of the letter requesting a federal investigation include Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. more >>
Undercover videos show that Planned Parenthood abortionists use ultrasounds to help them keep the organs of aborted babies intact, while opposing using ultrasounds to show expectant mothers seeking abortions the life living within their wombs, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pointed out in a video posted to her Facebook page.
Six pro-life leaders are standing with her in the video. They are, left to right, the Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and pastor Walter Hoye.
You can watch the video below. more >>
Republican Senator from Kentucky, presidential candidate and noted state's rights proponent Rand Paul expressed support for the federal government playing a role in restoring voting rights for former felons.
Senator Paul, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2016 president election, told a bipartisan group of justice system advocates Wednesday morning about a bill he supports to help restore voting rights to ex-felons.
"Now some have objected to this and said 'well states control voting rights.' It's a little bit complicated actually. The [Supreme Court] has looked at this question," said Paul. more >>
Republican presidential candidate and unabashed billionaire Donald Trump is touting his Christian roots as a proud Presbyterian and has pledged to be the greatest representative of Christians in office, if he becomes president.
In an interview with CBN less than a month before he announced his run for president on June 16, Trump — who currently leads all candidates for the GOP's nomination according to recent polls — touted his faith and promised that if he becomes president, he would be the best representative of Christians in the White House that America has seen in a long time.
"First of all I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian. I'm proud of it. I'm very proud of it," Trump told CBN's David Brody. "Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians that they've had in a long time." more >>
Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus blasted comments by Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley suggesting that climate change is responsible for the rise of terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
"Whether it's the weak Obama-Clinton nuclear deal that paves the way for Iran to obtain an atomic bomb or Martin O'Malley's absurd claim that climate change is responsible for ISIS, it's abundantly clear no one in the Democratic Party has the foreign policy vision to keep America safe," Priebus said in a statement, according to Fox News.
The remarks refer to earlier comments made by former Maryland Governor O'Malley in an interview with Bloomberg Television, when the Democratic hopeful suggested that climate change in the Middle East created conditions that facilitated the rise of ISIS. more >>
I wanted to write a quick synopsis of the FAMiLY Leadership Summit on Saturday. If you haven't been able to watch all of the candidate videos you can do so here. There were 10 candidates (or national leaders as the FAMiLY Leader had Frank Luntz refer to them) present at this event. Over 2950 tickets were given out, and while I do not have an exact number of attendees there were a significantly larger number of people present this year than in year's past.
Iowa's social conservatives who made up most of the audience were able have Q&A sessions with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-FL), Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA), former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Governor Scott Walker (R-WI).
Winners: more >>