Missouri Delegates Angry at Mitt Romney Over Todd Akin

TAMPA — Missouri GOP delegates are rejecting the heavy-handed push by Mitt Romney and national Republicans to boot Todd Akin from their state’s Senate race, revealing a split among Republicans that could imperil the party’s effort to take back the chamber in the fall campaign. In interviews with POLITICO, delegates argued that Akin could still […]

Evangelical Colleges Sue Over Birth Control Mandate

Two more Christian universities have filed suit against the Obama administration over a policy that forces religious institutions to provide for free birth control. In their complaint, Indiana-based Grace College and Seminary and California-based Biola University argue that covering certain forms of birth control for employees without a co-pay amounts to participating in abortion. “The […]

Reagan and Bush-Appointed Judges Uphold Taxpayer-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday refused to order the Obama administration to stop funding embryonic stem cell research, despite complaints the work relies on destroyed human embryos. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a lower court decision throwing out a lawsuit that challenged federal funding […]

Huckabee Rallies Pastors to Support Akin, Rebukes GOP

Huckabee Rallies Pastors to Support Akin, Rebukes GOP

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate a robust defense of Rep. Todd Akin as he faces pressure from Washington Republicans to drop his Senate bid against Democrat Claire McCaskill. Akin told […]

Missouri Conservatives Rally to Akin, Blast Republican ‘Establishment’

Missouri Conservatives Rally to Akin, Blast Republican ‘Establishment’

ST CHARLES, Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that “establishment” Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race. A backlash has set in here in Akin’s suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters […]

Pakistan Christian Girl Held, Accused of Blasphemy

Pakistan Christian Girl Held, Accused of Blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have arrested a young Christian girl after hundreds of furious neighbors gathered outside her house and accused her of violating the country’s strict blasphemy laws by burning pages of the Muslim holy book, police and neighbors said Monday. The girl’s age was not immediately clear, with reports ranging from 11 […]