Florida Sen. Marco Rubio returned to his home in Miami Saturday afternoon after he was told his 12-year-old daughter was involved in a car accident. Rubio heard the news while he was campaigning with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney elsewhere in the state.
Amanda, the oldest of Rubio's four children, was at Miami Children's Hospital in fair condition, the senator's office said Saturday evening. She had received a head injury, and airlifted to the hospital following a golf-cart accident.
Rubio learned about the accident Saturday afternoon in the middle of a campaign event with Romney in Kissimmee, Fla. more >>
Earlier this week the Log Cabins Republicans formally endorsed Gov. Mitt Romney's candidacy for president, becoming the second conservative group advocating for gay rights to offer a formal blessing. However, the endorsement may have come with a price according to some insiders who say an agreement was discussed for a gender discrimination bill.
Although the Log Cabin Republicans traditionally support Republican Party principles – especially those involving fiscal matters – they have not offered a blanket endorsement for GOP presidential candidates who have not supported their position for gay rights.
For example, they refused to endorse President Bush in 2004 because his administration was pushing a federal marriage amendment. more >>
The connections of support between Planned Parenthood and the Obama Administration have gained increased light courtesy recent events.
President Barack Obama's support for Planned Parenthood was noted in the presidential debates, as contrasted with Republican challenger Mitt Romney's position of defunding the pro-choice group. In one debate, Obama mentioned Planned Parenthood four times, with some believing it was an effort to increase support among women voters.
On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the implementation of Indiana's law defunding Planned Parenthood. Last week, a judge in Arizona blocked enforcement of the state's defunding law until the case is decided in court. In both cases, the Obama Administration filed amicus briefs on behalf of Planned Parenthood. more >>
"The Iron Room" is a forum featuring analysis from an exciting new panel of CP commentators on areas where the Christian faith and public policy intersect. The name of the new CP political forum is inspired by Proverbs 27:17: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
This installment of the "The Iron Room" covers the reasons why people will vote for President Barack Obama or Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. This is the second of a two-part series.
While separation of church and state is a fundamental tenet of our democracy, it is not so easy to divorce our faith from our political engagement, nor should we. For people of faith, the 2012 election presents us with a fundamental choice about the type of nation we want to be. more >>
Editor's Note: The following opinion piece from Dr. Richard Land is written from his perspective as a private citizen with decades of experience as a Christian leader and in public policy. Though Dr. Land is executive editor of The Christian Post and president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, his endorsement is solely his own, and not on behalf of either organization, and represents a break from his 24-year-old tradition of not endorsing presidential candidates.
Every four years we have pundits and political gurus tell America, "This is the most important presidential election in a generation." They are most often wrong. However, once a generation they are right. The 2012 presidential election on Nov. 6 is at least the most important election in a generation. It is perhaps the most important election since one that occurred on Nov. 6, 1860, when in the providence of God Abraham Lincoln was elected president, preserved the Union, and expunged the evil of slavery from our land.
America is at a fork in the road and must choose between a President Barack Obama who wants to remake America in the model of a European welfare state and a Governor Mitt Romney who wants to restore a more economically vibrant and traditionally moral America. more >>
Climate change is an issue not often talked about at churches, and has been absent during the presidential debates between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney. An evangelical group is arguing, however, that Christians cannot love God if they do not care for His creation, which the group says is in great peril.
"I understand that there are many important issues that we care about, that I care about – not just the climate crisis. But the climate crisis is one that is particularly urgent, and I believe that as Christians we have a strong moral and spiritual case for caring for and acting on it," Ben Lowe, a spokesman for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, said in a phone interview with The Christian Post.
His organization, formed in Feb. 2012, presents the climate change issue from a Christian perspective, stating that it is part of their Christian discipleship and witness to promote action on the environmental challenges facing the planet. more >>