Paul Stanley

Christian Post Reporter

GOP Senators Drill Susan Rice Over Libya in Capitol Hill Meetings

The White House sent United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to gauge the response of Senate Republicans to her potential nomination to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She met behind closed doors with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C), all of whom have been critical of her over comments she made following the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya.

Utah Congressman to Pen Elizabeth Smart Memoir

Incoming Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will have more on his plate than just learning the ins and outs of Washington, D.C. The 52-year-old politician will also be writing the story of Elizabeth Smart, the young 14-year-old Utah girl who was kidnapped ten years ago and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell.

New Poverty Figures Raise Questions on Role of Church, Christians

In the final months of the presidential election, both major candidates mentioned the term "middle class" countless times in any effort to mobilize the country's largest voting bloc. What they rarely, if ever, mentioned were those who live below the poverty line and what role the government and the Church should play in helping these 46.2 million Americans.

Hobby Lobby Seeks Immediate Relief From Abortion Pill Mandate

Hobby Lobby filed an emergency appeal seeking immediate relief from fines that could total $1.3 million per day after a stinging decision by a federal court on Monday mandating that the Christian-owned retailer abide by the Obama administration's mandate to provide "morning-after" and "week-after" drugs.

West Concedes Florida Congressional Seat

Rep. Allen West, the Republican from Florida's 18th Congressional District whose unfettered style of throwing verbal grenades gained him a love-hate relationship with his constituents and colleagues, has conceded his tight congressional race to 29-year-old Patrick Murphy.

Obamacare Supporter Jon Stryker Watches as Family Firm Slashes Jobs Over Health Care Concerns

Jon Stryker is a billionaire philanthropist and gay rights activist who along with his sisters, owns nearly 30 percent of the medical supply company, Stryker Corporation. A staunch liberal, he advocated for Obamacare since it would provide free health care to even more Americans. Now the company he is set to inherit announced last week they are cutting jobs as a preemptive measure against rising costs.

Gay Marriage Efforts Gain Steam While Opponents Deal With Internal Conflict

Prior to the 2012 elections, proponents of traditional marriage had 32 consecutive state victories when it came to banning same-sex marriage. But this November four states – albeit four that lean left – ended that streak by voting to approve same-sex marriage in some fashion. Those defeats have also led to some internal strife within the pro-family movement.

Did Petraeus Toe Obama's Line Today? Legislators Say 'No'

Gen. David Petraeus, the tarnished war hero who resigned as CIA director this week over an affair with his biographer, testified before Congressional Intelligence Committees today over the 9/11 attacks in Libya. Many wondered if he would continue to support the president or confirm new reports that he argued against covering up missteps in Benghazi that resulted in the death of a U.S. ambassador and three others.

Petraeus Affair Cheat Sheet: The Scandals Within the Scandal

The revelation of an affair between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer only added another layer to what some lawmakers see as the even larger scandal in Benghazi, Libya, where an ambassador and three other Americans lost their lives. Sprinkle on a few thousands emails between a four-star general and a Tampa socialite and you have a made-for-Washington screenplay that is producing more questions than answers.

Petraeus Scandal Leads to Investigation of Top US Commander in Afghanistan

In a continuing saga that has shaken the intelligence and military communities, Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation for what is being billed as "inappropriate communications" with the woman who initially launched the scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director and four-star general David Petraeus.

Candidates Should Be Informed, Compassionate When Discussing Abortion

Abortion and same-sex marriage are two issues that candidates are often asked to address in heat of a contested election. Some relish the opportunity and others try to avoid it. But a leading female evangelical maintains candidates need to be better informed about how to address controversial issues with facts and compassion.

Two States Legalize Marijuana but Conflicts With Federal Law Remain

While a majority of voters in Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, they appear to contradict federal law. The question some local authorities and legal scholars are starting to ask is will the Obama administration enforce existing federal statutes or turn the other cheek as they did with the Defense of Marriage Act when courts ruled parts of it unconstitutional.

With Dust Settled, Democrats Gain Two Seats in US Senate

After a bruising year and a half battle and maybe a billion dollars later, the U.S. Senate is about where they were the last two years but with two additional Democrat seats. Tuesday's final election results give the Democrats 55 seats to the GOP's 43. Independents still hold two seats in the Senate.

What Doomed Todd Akin's Race? Abortion Comment or GOP Abandonment?

The campaign of Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republicans' one-time hope to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, came to a disappointing end when Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill claimed victory Tuesday night. Republicans now have to evaluate if their decision to abandon Akin after his comments about "legitimate rape" was the right path to take.