Amanda Winkler

Christian Post Reporter

Houston Democrats to Host Holiday Party at Planned Parenthood

With December already here many people have turned their focus to celebrating the Christmas season, including the Democratic Party of Harris County, located in Houston. The women of the Democratic Party have sent out invitations inviting people to attend their holiday gathering at a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Slain Giffords Staffer to Be Honored in Congress

The House of Representatives is voting Thursday to approve a resolution to honor Gabriel Zimmerman, the first congressional staffer killed while conducting official duties. Zimmerman was killed in January during the shooting rampage in Tuscan, Ariz., that critically injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Senate Votes to Allow Military to Detain Terror Suspects

The Senate on Tuesday passed the annual defense authorization bill containing language that would allow al-Qaida suspects to be taken into military custody rather than tried in the American civilian court system. Last week, the White House threatened to veto the bill if such language was included.

Occupy Mov't 101: Tea Party vs. OWS (Part 3)

The Occupy Wall Street movement has often been labeled as the left’s answer to the conservative grassroots movement, the Tea Party, that sprung up in 2009. However, both the Tea Party and Occupiers largely detest being compared with one another. Is this a fair perception? Is it really red versus blue, Republican versus Democrat, the preppie kid versus the hipster?

Ore. Governor Abolishes Death Penalty

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the abolishment of the death penalty for the remainder of his term in office. Kitzhaber announced on Tuesday that he is morally opposed to capital punishment

Mitt Romney's Evolving Attitude Toward Women

Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are speaking out about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's attitude toward women, asserting that Romney has changed over decades from open skepticism about the role of women in the LDS Church to a kind of modest support.

Occupy Mov't 101: Who Are They? (Part 1)

After two months of occupying Wall Street, protesters across the country have begun to occupy the conversation that Americans are having regarding the current economic state of the country. However, many people are still unsure as to who the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters are, and what exactly it is they want. As the protests spread across the country, it is important for the general population to have a full understanding of this grassroots movement.

Ala. Immigration Law Gets A Second Look

Many southern states have joined Arizona in passing anti-immigration legislation. Alabama’s HB56, which was passed in June, went into effect on Sept. 1 of this year. However, the bill is being met with stark conflict as a delegation of 10 U.S. House members paid a visit to the state’s capital in order to push for the bill’s repeal.

Cain Receives Secret Service Protection

It was announced Thursday that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will be the first Republican contender this election cycle to receive such a high level of protection from the U.S. Secret Service. He is only the 12th presidential candidate overall to receive such protection during the campaign process.

FRC's Tony Perkins: Christians Who Voted for Obama Should Repent

President Obama is “hostile” and “disdainful” of Christianity. That’s according to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Perkins told Dr. James Dobson, president of Focus on the Family, in a broadcast last week that he believes Obama has used his position as a bully pulpit that has “created an atmosphere that is hostile toward Christianity.”

Millionaires to Congress: Tax Us More!

A group of millionaires arrived in Washington on Wednesday to lobby Capitol Hill into mandating higher taxes for the upper class. The group of about two dozen, titled Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength (PMFS), is urging that Congress make the wealthy one percent of the country pay their “fair share” in taxes.

Obama Poll Ratings Are Improving, but Still Vulnerable

President Obama’s approval rating ranks low compared to those of recent incumbents, a new CNN poll reveals. The poll was released Tuesday and found that Obama’s overall approval rating remains in the mid-40s. As of right now, 46 percent of registered voters approve of the president’s job performance while 52 percent disapprove. Obama has been polling these numbers since mid-summer.