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Fischer Says Gay Romney Spokesman Resignation "Good News"
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Business Insider  reported last night: "I think it's probably going to be a long time before Gov. Romney hires another homosexual activist to a prominent position in his campaign," Fischer said. "And that's good news i ...

Gallup Poll: 'Very Religious' Support Romney, 'Moderate' and 'Non-Religious' Favor Obama
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

In the 2012 race for the presidency, religious voters will continue to be watched closely. According to  Gallup’s latest poll , Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by 17 points among “very religious voters.” These voters are those who attend religious s ...

What is Post-Candidate Politics?
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 7:07pm | Type: Blog

A politically disillusioned electorate and a huge influx of money for attack ads will be a challenge to our country’s democratic processes. The danger, especially for my generation, is to tune out from politic ...

Survey Shows Obama Lead Narrowing as Voters Focus on Economy
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

A new poll released today shows that Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in economic issues among voters. A new survey released today shows that President Barack ...

Mitt Romney on the Cusp of Making Major Mormon History
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON --  With Rick Santorum’s exit from the White House race, Mitt Romney stands on the cusp of history as the first Mormon to appear at the top of a major party ticket in a general presidential election. Romney, a Brigham Young University-educate ...

Before Politics, Mitt Romney Was a Mormon Bishop
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

While Mitt Romney was building his career at Bain Capital, he was also a Mormon bishop (equivalent to a pastor) and a stake president (presiding over several area congregations) in suburban Belmont, Mass. ...

Santorum Shows the Religious Right isn’t Dead Yet
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

With Santorum on an roll after big primary wins Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, those born-again bigwigs and their allies may be having the last laugh. Does Rick Santorum' ...

How to Measure the 'Evangelical Vote'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Presidential hopefuls are again battling it out to be the God candidate, but the tide of the so-called “evangelical vote” seems ever-shifting. In Tuesday’s Mississippi and Alabam ...

Jonny Stew on 'You Might Be A Romney If...' and 'My Little Kony'
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

"Everything Mitt Romney knows about the south he learned from a Jeff Foxworthy stand-up routine." "Everything Mitt Romney knows about the south he learned from a ...

How Did Religion Play Out in Super Tuesday?
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 6:32pm | Type: Blog

New exit polling shows Mitt Romney continuing to struggle among the GOP’s white born-again/evangelical voters. While Mitt Romney took 10 of the Super Tuesday primaries and caucus ...

Santorum's Secret Army: Home-Schoolers
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Strapped for cash and staff, Rick Santorum has enlisted a ragtag but politically potent army to keep his campaign afloat: home-schoolers. Strapped for cash and staff, Rick Santoru ...

Mitt Romney Trouncing Rick Santorum Among Catholics
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney has trounced Rick Santorum, an ardent Catholic, among Catholic voters, but Romney's support among evangelicals has wavered thus far in the GOP presidential primary, according to a new analysis ...

Mormons, GOP Didn’t Always Get Along So Well
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

As Mitt Romney presses his bid for the Republican nomination for president, many Americans don't realize how his Mormon faith played an important role as foil in the early days of the GOP -- and how its f ...

Race Down to the Wire, GOP Goes Musical
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The unofficial results are in and it looks like former governor Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary with 41 percent of the vote. Many commentators believe that this win indicates a recovery of momentum for the Romney campaign. There are now unconfir ...

Santorum Is Not Romney's Only Problem in Michigan
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mitt Romney’s position on the Detroit auto bailout and health care plan have been blasted, but a pollster suggests one issue not often discussed on the campaign trail this year could end ...

Santorum's Trifecta
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

It was an eventful night in the GOP primary race last night, with some surprises in the results. It was an eventful night in the GOP primary race last night, with some surprises i ...

Is Iran Really a Threat?
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

It seems like every day we hear from another politician saying that “we are ready to attack Iran if necessary," or from another pundit full of hot air telling us why we should invade Iran right now. ...

Mitt Romney, the Poor, and Women’s Breasts
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

“The poor will always be with you” — especially if you’re not poor — seems straightforward enough: Look around, people ! The poor (and their problems) are very much with us! Viewed through this kind of realpol ...

Obama Says Faith Mandates Him to Care for The Poor
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

President Obama connected his faith with his policies toward the poor at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday (2/2/12), a subtle but sharp contrast to remarks made by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney the ...

Mitt Romney on the Poor, Safety Nets
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

From a PR perspective, this From a PR perspective, this is probably not good. But materially, this is the same pitch politicians have been making since Bill Clinton favored a middle class tax cut. Vanished is right. Nobod ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Searching For The Common Good In Political Discourse In a political campaign among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, it is striking that one central Christian religious theme seems absent: the theme of the ...

Mormonism 101
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

With Mormonism frequently in the news, do you wish you knew more about its beliefs and practices? Cathy Lynn Grossman has a good basic summary, and a comparative chart to Christian denominations. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 6:20pm | Type: Blog

Art in the streets and in the windows of dirty cars, photography hot spots around the world and how it's bringing healing to victims of sexual abuse, Leonard Cohen, David Lynch, Mitt Romney, and a guide t ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

At 9pm ET, President Barack Obama will address a joint session on Congress to give them information on the State of the Union. THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama To Take On Economic Anxiety In Election-Year State Of The Union, Amid GOP Attacks ...

An Evangelical Trifecta for Romney?
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

We’re getting down to the wire, folks. Can Mitt Romney make it 3 for 3? We’ve been watching the shifting evangelical vote in the primaries thus far, and NPR just took another look at it — from the King Makers on their way to Texas to try and f ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

NPR: Evangelical Leaders Struggle To Crown A Candidate Rick Santorum was fresh off his surprise showing in the Iowa caucuses and fielding questions on a radio program, when a caller challenged the Republican presidential candidate on his overt rel ...

Mitt Romney and Moral Imagination
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

It always is disturbing when you hear of politicians who create laws that don’t apply to themselves or start wars that their children won’t be fighting in. The center of a ...

Mitt Romney, Luxembourg, and America the Beautiful
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Per capita income does not help us to see the problem of income inequality. When Romney answered the question posed by the member of #Occupy regarding the proposition that corporations are people, he said that ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Huffington Post: An Interview with United States 39 th President Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter is the 39th president of the United ...

TeaVangelicals?
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Whatever you call them, however you spell it, there’s a group of Evangelicals who have Tea Party hearts. TeaVangelicals? TEA-Vangelicas? T-Evangelicals? Whatever you cal ...

After The Caucus: Googling Santorum
Originally Posted: 01/04/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

The results of the Iowa Caucus are in. Romney edged it out with 8 votes over Santorum. Ron Paul came in third and then Gingrich, Perry and Bachmann came in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. ...

When Faith is Attacked
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel It was not the stones thrown by his tormentors that made him suffer most, he said; it was the silence of his friends. ...

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/19/2011 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 AP: Kim Jong Il Dead: North Korean Leader’s Nukes, Threats Stoked World Fears Kim Jong Il, the mercurial and enigmatic North Korean ...

The Last GOP Debate of the Year: Fun with Soundbites
Originally Posted: 12/16/2011 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Our friends at the Huffington Post have had some fun with video sound bites from yesterday's GOP debate. Our friends at the Huffington Post have had some fun with video sou ...

The Friday News: Dec. 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: Dec. 16, 2011 AP: Nikki Haley Endorses Mitt Romney For President South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Haley said Friday o ...

Mitt Romney Uses KKK Catchphrase
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

The Washington Post reports: Someone didn’t do his research. On Tuesday, political commenters reported that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has been using a catchphrase in his stump speeches that the Ku Klux Klan favored in the 192 ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: What Are You Getting Baby Jesus For The Holidays? (OPINION) Stampedes. Fist fights. Pepper Spray. Is it a poli ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: AIDS: From Judgment To Hope (OPINION) World AIDS Day on December 1 was marked with an inspiring flood of artic ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 ABC NEWS: GOP Candidates Fight Over Future Of Immigration Reform While the country’s flailing economy is still shaping up to be th ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 MOTHER JONES: Attack On The Middle Class!! The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given th ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE NEW YORK TIMES: Older, Suburban And Struggling, ‘Near Poor’ Start ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 THE WASHINGTON POST: GOP Candidates Show Sharp Differences On National Security And Terrorism The Republican presidential candidat ...

Oh My God! A Response to the GOP Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

“Oh my God” was the refrain that kept going through my mind as I watched the Republican presidential candidates talk about their positions on foreign policy at their debate over the weekend. ...

Newt Gingrich Is Right
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich is right. Not about most things, but he is, at least, about the superficial state of our political discourse. Newt Gingrich is right. Not about most things, but he i ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard in Saturday's GOP Debate
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:48pm | Type: Blog

Let your voices be heard! Learn how to submit questions for Saturday's GOP Presidential Debate on issues relating to national security. On Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. ET ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The General Election, Say Evangelicals (includes comments from Jim Wallis) Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The Ge ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

THE NATION: Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They're Not Going Away THE NATION : Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They& ...

NEWS: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

MEDIA MATTERS: REPORT: In Immigration Coverage, Fox Shuns Pro-Immigrant Voices MEDIA MATTERS: REPORT: In Immigration Coverage, Fox Shuns Pro-Immigrant Voices A year ago, N ...