After Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's razor-thin win over rival Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses Monday, the Des Moines Register is now calling for an audit of the results.
Noting in an Thursday editorial titled "Something smells in the Democratic Party," the paper declared that "once again the world is laughing at Iowa," and summed up the Democratic caucuses Monday as a "debacle."
"What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period. Democracy, particularly at the local party level, can be slow, messy and obscure. But the refusal to undergo scrutiny or allow for an appeal reeks of autocracy," said the Register. more >>
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., invoked the Islamic prophet Muhammad at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., and compared aspects of the Christian and Islamic faiths.
Pelosi, a Roman Catholic, was one of the number of political and faith leaders to speak at the annual prayer breakfast, and mentioned in her speech some of the similarities she sees between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
"In the Gospel of John we see the golden rule that stands at the heart of the gospel, and as we hear these words from John 13, 15, and 17, we know that this message, this command of love is not confined to the New Testament," Pelosi said, according to The Daily Caller. more >>
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday in France to designate the ongoing mass slaughter in the Middle East being carried out by the Islamic State terror group against minorities a "genocide," something which religious freedom advocacy groups said could save lives.
"Genocide is an internationally recognized legal term and it is necessary to call for further steps such as a referral by the U.N. Security Council to the International Criminal Court in order to condemn and punish the perpetrators of genocide. We hope that the resolution that the European Parliament adopted today will ultimately help to save lives," Sophia Kuby, director of EU Advocacy at Alliance Defending Freedom International, told The Christian Post in a statement.
Kuby added that Christians in the Middle East are in urgent need of international institutions like the EU Parliament to recognize their plight. more >>
The high evangelical turnout in the Iowa caucuses Monday is proof that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is 'awakening' and 'energizing' Christian conservative voters who did not turn out in the 2012 election, leading conservative activist Tony Perkins said Wednesday.
As 64 percent of Iowa's Republican caucus goers were evangelicals, the staunch conservative Texas senator won the caucus with just over 27 percent of the vote and three-plus-percentage-point victory over GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
Perkins, who endorsed Cruz last week and was later announced the chair of the Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition, told The Christian Post that the results in Iowa are an indicator that Cruz has what it takes to "go the distance," thanks to the support that he will receive from evangelical voters who stayed away from the polls in 2008 and 2012 because they weren't inspired enough by the GOP nominees to go place their votes. more >>
Barely a week since the Satanic Temple in Phoenix, Arizona was approved to deliver the opening prayer at an upcoming meeting of the Phoenix City Council, members voted Wednesday to replace its longstanding tradition of prayer with a moment of silence prayer instead.
"Tonight the Phoenix City Council approved amending the practice related to invocations. Effective immediately, and from this point forward, the new practice for the invocation will be a moment of silent prayer. The invocation is considered a city practice and the Council has the authority to change a city practice. At the next formal Phoenix City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 17, a moment of silent prayer will begin the meeting," said the council in a statement cited by FOX 10.
The move protects the council from a lawsuit over constitutional rights. more >>
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 >>