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Republicans reopening old wounds as they debate abortion in House

As the House debates a bill to limit abortion, Republicans are reopening a subject that cost them dearly in 2012 and continues to present perils for the party’s attempt to appeal to women voters.
 
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N.C. minorities remain worried after religion bill is pulled

WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) A resolution to allow North Carolina to defy the Constitution and establish a state-sanctioned religion may be dead in the state capitol, but minority faiths say there’s more than enough reason to r...
 
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Pop Culture Moments By Mo: Where’s the transparency?

U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to quickly approve an increase in the country’s borrowing limit and says he supports “sensible” new gun controls to try to prevent more mass shootings in the ...

 
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Change, continuity among white voters without college degrees

The history of white voters with no college degree between 1980 and 2008 provides an interesting story of how demographics and educational attainment have changed American politics and the party coalitions over the past three d...
 
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Is the Catholic hierarchy moving toward the GOP?

A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops' alignment with the Republican Party, with much of the attention focusing on comments by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said he “cer...
 
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Tony Perkins says enthusiasm growing for Romney, predicts record turnout

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and predicted they would show up at the polls in re...

 
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Conservative Christian leaders focus on Romney’s policies, not faith

More than two dozen Christian conservatives are trying to put theological debates about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism to rest by focusing on the policies outlined in the GOP's new national platform.
 
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Cardinal Dolan – and Sister Simone Campbell – to bless the Democratic convention

In a move that could recast the reigning political narrative about the Catholic bishops, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention, a week after h...
 
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s GOP convention blessing prompts debate

The news that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the nation’s most prominent Catholic prelate, will deliver the closing blessing to the Republican National Convention in Florida next week was seen as a huge coup for Mitt Romney, ...

 
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Is skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee sacrilegious?

A pack of lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides, including a nude congressman, took a booze-fueled, late-night swim in Israel’s Sea of Galilee last summer, Politico reported on Sunday (Aug. 19). Which leaves at least one question: I...