Religious Liberty Crisis Report Card

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Written by Maggie Gallagher

Rod Dreher is right: the rage of the powerful against Indiana for daring to pass a state RFRA without the consent of the LGBT community marks a dramatic cultural and political inflection point,as I have pointed out in National Review. For the first time, a vanilla religious liberty bill similar to those passed in 19 other states was deemed “antigay” per se, and powerful corporations rushed in to punish the people of Indiana economically for their moral views on liberty.

The report card below is not designed to grade the candidates on their overall positions on the issues, nor to suggest an endorsement. It is designed to clarify who in this moment of crisis rushed towards the corporate lions to defend a cherished American principle of religious liberty under attack.… Continue Reading

Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s Inevitability

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Written by Frank Newport

Hillary Clinton and her strategy team appear to want to make her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination seem like hard work with nothing taken for granted. As Clinton said at the end of the video posted Sunday announcing her candidacy: “I want to earn your vote.” This “no coronation” approach appears to fit with the feelings of rank-and-file Democrats across the country. The majority of Democrats want her to get the nomination, even more think she will, in fact, be the Democratic nominee, but a majority say that the party would be better off if she has competition and doesn’t just glide to the nomination as a pre-ordained fact of life.

News reports certainly made it clear that Clinton and her strategists this time around do not want the process to start out seeming like her winning the nomination is inevitable.

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CNN Asks Top Democrat if It’s “OK to Kill a 7-Pound Baby” in Abortion

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Written by Steven Ertelt

Last week, the head of the Democratic Party made it clear: There should be no limits on abortion, period — and that includes no limits on abortions up tot the day of birth apparently.

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded to a challenge from Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul  to answer the question of whether or not she would support aborting a 7-pound unborn baby.

“Here’s the deal—we always seen to have the debate waaaaay over here on what are the exact details of exemptions, or when it starts,” said Paul, waving his hands to the left. “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet.

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Hillary’s Claim to Stand for Women, Children Challenged

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Written by Bill Bumpas

A pro-life leader says now that Hillary Clinton has officially entered the 2016 presidential race, people need to know that she’s as pro-abortion as an individual can get.

Carol Tobias, the head of National Right to Life Committee, explains where the former secretary of state stands on abortion.

“Hillary Clinton is solidly in the pro-abortion camp,” she tells OneNewsNow. “She supports abortion for all nine months of pregnancy, she supports no limits on abortion and she wants our tax dollars to pay for abortions.”

Clinton’s campaign is painting her as an advocate for women and children, but Tobias points to the former U.S. senator’s record as belying that claim.

“She had a chance in the Senate to say that parents have to be notified before their minor daughter is taken across state lines to get an abortion without the parent knowing it, and she voted against that,” Tobias says.… Continue Reading

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rand Paul’s Faith

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Written by Michael F. Haverluck

Unlike other prospective Republican presidential candidates — like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose faith life is an open book — Sen. Rand Paul’s spiritual walk has remained a bit cloudy, at best … that is, until now.

Not your conventional Christian candidate growing up in the same church all his life, Paul, who officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential GOP ticket , has been somewhat of a denominational transient over the years.

“My faith has never been easy for me,” the Kentucky senator expressed about his faith journey from youth to now.

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Even though the 52-year-old physician and Pennsylvania native was baptized as an Episcopalian, he did not stay with the liberal denomination for long.

“He attended Baylor University, a Baptist school in Texas, then Duke University,” Religion News Service reports, with the latter school being founded by Methodists and Quakers.… Continue Reading

10 Scandals Involving Hillary Clinton You May Have Forgotten

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Written by Brad Fox

Hillary Clinton has been involved in scandals before. Here are some notable ones you may have forgotten.

Chinagate – The Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996 allegedly took bribes from Chinese banks and their government to help their dwindling poll numbers. The Chinese embassy in D.C. helped siphon funds into the DNC. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown (who was killed in a plane crash), at Hillary’s instruction reportedly sold seats on department trade missions to China. Joint congressional hearings were canceled after Democrats threatened to bring up Republican campaign issues and then Monica Lewinsky actually saved this scandal from media attention.

Travelgate Scandal – Catherine Cornelius, a 25-year-old cousin of Bill’s was allegedly promised the position of director of the travel office. Hillary Clinton then (indirectly) fired seven employees from the United States travel office and replaced them with associates from Arkansas.… Continue Reading

Clinton Declares for Iron Throne

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Written by Jed Babbin

She’s as charming as a bulldozer at full throttle. It’s hard to explain why she’s not the second coming of Richard Nixon or a female version of Vito Corleone. But here she is, again, running for the presidency, again.

We’re told her nomination is inevitable. But as former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley said, a candidate is inevitable until she’s not. She’s one of the most qualified people ever to run for president so she doesn’t need to be vetted, her pals in the media tell us.

She’s all about a “new beginning” she says, which will be kind of tough for her to pull off. She’ll have to run against Obama’s record which she played large part in creating. There was, once upon a time, a mayor of New York – Robert Wagner – who once ran against his own record on a “reform” ticket so it’s not impossible for her to do the same.… Continue Reading

Ted Cruz Is Ready for Hillary

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George Washington & Patrick Henry Scold Today’s Republicans & Conservatives

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Written by John Biver

Conservatives cannot delegate to others the responsibility of reaching the uninformed with the policy solutions offered by our side. If they’re going to wait for the elected officials or campaign consultants or think tanks or issue advocacy organizations to get the job done they’re going to be waiting a very long time.

“But I’ve got a life to live. A job. A family.” Yes, you do, and God bless you for it. “I’m too busy.” You poor thing. Here’s how George Washington would answer that:

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

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