WASHINGTON (USA Today) While it is not unusual for presidents to meet with popes — the last 11 have done so — there is some political history between Trump and Francis.
The Trump team is poised to suspend refugee and visa programs as applied to many Muslim countries in the Middle East, including war-torn Syria.
LAS VEGAS -- Videotape showed Rubio actually praising the Bible. Spokesman Rick Tyler later apologized for the incident.
The San Bernardino Calif., killings by a couple with terrorist ties prompted the Sunday (Dec. 6) address, his first from the Oval Office since 2010.
Estimates suggest there were as many as 17 million "missing" evangelical voters in 2012, but some political analysts question whether the potential number is that high.
Each of the Republican candidates is seeking to appeal to a constituency that has major influence in early delegate contest states such as Iowa, South Carolina and Texas.
"Birthers" also hold sway with some. New survey finds 20 percent don't believe or are unsure Barack Obama was born in the U.S.
Many Republican presidential candidates took a hard line in support of Kim Davis, echoing their criticism of gay marriage. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called Davis' arrest the "criminalization of Christianity."
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The president had two basic messages: The nation once divided over slavery has made undeniable progress in race relations over the years, but there is still a long way to go.
WASHINGTON — White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett writes that "we share your concern about its potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer youth."
WASHINGTON (RNS) National leaders must dispute claims that there is a clash of civilizations in the world, the president said during a second-day speech at the White House Summit on Confronting Violent Extremism.
WASHINGTON (RNS) "No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism," Obama told delegates at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
(RNS) Time magazine listed Pope Francis in its annual "100 most influential people" issue and asked the president to write a tribute. Obama lauded the pontiff for his "message of inclusion" and his many acts of kindness.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Former President Bill Clinton says the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed in 1996 during a "very different time."
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama will take the oath of office with two Bibles that once belonged to a pair of civil rights icons: Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. By David Jackson / USA Today.